Happy New Year! I hope you are as excited as I am to bring in 2023 and to start thinking about the season ahead. This monthly newsletter will keep you up to date on all the events we have coming up. 🗓️ What's On?
14th January (Saturday): Jan Taster Session @ Peckham Rye (Kick Off 12:30pm)
28th January (Saturday): Hottest 100 party @ Great Beyond Brewing
31st January (Tuesday): Tuesday Night Training Commences [Venue TBC] (every Tuesday until end March)
4th February (Saturday): Feb Taster Session / Saturday Training Commences @ Peckham Rye (Kick Off 12:30pm)
4th-5th March: Pre-season Cup @ Cardiff
18th March (Saturday): Great Britain Swans & Bulldogs vs London All Stars @ Peckham Rye
👅 Taster Sessions: These sessions are opportunities to invite new players down for a kick and introduction to the game. We will tailor the sessions depending on numbers and experience but encourage everyone to come along to get in some fitness, sharpen the skills and to make our new members welcome. Of course, all taster sessions will conclude at the Pyro for some refreshments. This is the perfect event to drag your housemates, colleagues, friends, family, partners, tinder dates or random people from the bus stop along - recruitment is key to our season and the more people we can get involved the better!
🥳 Hottest 100 Party: This year we will be hosting the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown at Great Beyond Brewing in Hoxton. This will be a really special event raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal to support a former Giant who is doing it tough - you can read their story and donate directly here. This is a public event and all are welcome so spread the word - tickets are limited so get yours ASAP via Eventbrite. 🏈 Training: We will start Tuesday evening training on the 31st January at a venue that allows us to train under lights. The focus of the Tuesday sessions will be around fitness and hand-ball/short passing skills. Regular Saturday sessions at Peckham Rye will commence from 4th February starting with our Feb Taster session. We strongly encourage you to get along to both of these sessions to build fitness and skills during pre-season - they are also both a lot of fun and are followed by beverages: win, win!
🏆 Pre-Season Cup: We will be competing in the Dragon Cup hosted by the Cardiff Panthers in Cardiff, Wales. This will be a 9-a-side tournament featuring teams from around the EU/UK and we will be entering both a Women’s and Men’s team. Full details including accommodation and travel options will be sent out later this month but please lock in the 4th and 5th of March (travel to Cardiff evening of 3rd).
🦢 GB Swans & Bulldogs: To help our Great Britain teams prepare for matches later in the year, we will be hosting GB Swans & GB Bulldogs vs London All-Stars matches at Peckham Rye. The All-Stars will be made up of players from each of the London clubs: if you would like to play against the best of our home grown British talent, we will have more details coming out soon. 📈 2022 Insights Survey: Have your say! We want 2023 to be our best year yet. If you have not already done so, please complete the survey here. Responses received by Sunday January 8th 2023 will go in the draw for a Giants bucket hat!