Good afternoon all,
I hope this finds you doing as well as can be expected in these challenging times.
By now most of you will have picked up Hockey ACT’s messages about the competitions. In short, there will not be any further junior or senior round games this season. A decision on whether finals can take place will be made in coming days.
This news will be disappointing to all. Some would have loved just one more game with friends and family. Others may have needed to secure further points to make the finals. That said, I think given the current uncertainty about when, and how, things will open, HACT had little choice. Let’s hope that we can at least see a finals series, as we have several teams that are genuine title contenders.
I know that being involved in hockey provides an important social outlet and way to connect with the broader community. It is for me. For that reason, as I did during the last lockdown, I encourage you all to reach out to teammates, past and present, to see how they’re traveling. Current exercise allowances even provide an opportunity for small groups to exercise outdoors together.
Dr Kate McCallum has asked me to remind members that Canberra GPs recently received additional Pfizer vaccinations.
Finally, recent scenes in Afghanistan will have been heartbreaking for many. In particular, those men and women who served there over many years. This is, of course, not a political statement. A number of our members have served in Afghanistan and I simply want them to know that we value and respect their enormous contribution.
Look after each other and hopefully see you at a few OCHC finals.