Facility Managment Procedures
To turn on the DHC ground lights requires a key to turn the locks at the ground light box - instructions are included in pdf document below. If only one team is training , turn on lights for half ground. At end of training or game when full ground lighting is being used turn one half of lights off and leave the other half of lighting on for a short period, until players are chased from sheds. eg. don't leave lights on whilst they stand around talking.
The floodlight hour run meter is to be read & recorded on a monthly basis eg. set a date for it to be read & recorded on the same date each month. Turn on/off the east/west end to suit the hourly useage as per instructions in pdf document below, so as the ends are kept at a even rate wear.( John Henry has the book ).
Clean ground surrounds
Clean up all rubbish in toilets , change rooms , pavilion , players shelters & spectators areas. Stack all chairs & keep in tidy order, including metal bench seats. Keep area clear in front of canteen & sliding glass door to main room. Keep store shed tidy.
Empty all rubbish bins including the 4 in the players shelters . Empty all rubbish bins in canteen , bar , public toilets & change rooms. Ground rubbish bins should be emptied regularly into the big green bins near front gate. Rubbish truck empties these bins from this site on regular waste collection days.
Recycling bins containing bottles and cans should be put out every second Thursday next to big recycling waste skip in car park. All cardboard waste should be put into this skip in carpark.
Use of Ground
All ground usage should be booked prior to use via ground booking manager. No food or drink is allowed onto the ground. Patrons should enter the ground via gates, not by jumping the fence.
Training goals are to be removed off the ground at end training & left upright on the concrete apron.
Clean leaves out of the drain entry located at north-east corner of ground.
HV Fixture matches
Only players, umpires and team officials are allowed on the playing surface during HV fixtured matches.
No dogs are allowed inside the Doncaster Regional Hockey Centre.
BBQ is run off mains gas. To turns mains gas on turn yellow valve on gas line located on north west corner of shed to vertical (running parallel with gas line). Follow instructions on BBQ on how to light BBQ. BBQ should be cleaned after use and mains gas line turned off by turning yellow valve to horizontal. Fat collecting can should be emptied into plastic bags and disposed of into rubbish.
Ensure public toilets & change rooms have toilet paper in them & check if they need replenishing throughout the weekends. Toilet paper is stored in cupboard at the back of the hall outside the change rooms. Bowls club purchase toillet paper in the bowling season & the hockey club canteen buys in hockey season eg. 1st April until 31August. Hockey club is compensated by the Pavilion account.
Place lost property into the box provided & located in the store shed.
Main gate Open Padlock, attach chain to gate & lock Padlock & chain to gate, remove key. Hold gate back in open position with latch on post.
Gates & shed. Open Padlock & attach lock to hasp & remove key.
Close & lock all the internal doors. Ensure changeroom windows are closed. Ensure all internal lights are turned off including the 5 toilets, changerooms,canteen, coolroom, kitchen,bar,corridor & main room. Light outside the front door stays on as it is a security light. Ensure HEATER is turned off. Ensure the sliding glass door in the main room is locked (2 keys required for this door 1 top lock &1 bottom lock).
If the locks stick and are difficult to open then use spray stored in the canteen cupboard near the pie warmer. Give locks a squirt and open and close a couple of times, squirt in the barrel and where the shank opens.
Collection of Hockey Balls
Players are expected to fetch there own balls that they hit over the fence or someone is required to find the balls eg. on the grd. , under the fence , over the fence inc. over the fence towards Springvale rd. This is after training or games.
If they aren't collected by our people they are picked up by the schools that use our ground. the following day.
There are two handsets (one is spare) to operate the scoreboard clock. They are usually stored in canteen.
- When clock is on zero you can set game time by pushing button 1. Each push of button 1 adds 20 minutes to clock. Two pushes = 40 min shown on clock. To wind clock back to 35 min push button 3 five times.
- To start clock push button 4. To stop clock push button 4.
Ground Watering Policy
Provided watering restrictions allow - the following ground watering policy will be employed at DHC. The ground may be watered immediately prior to all men's and women's SL, PA and Vets A matches and practice matches. The ground may also be watered prior to both men's and women's top squad training upon request of the SL coaches.
Operation of Canteen
See document below.
Ground Manager duties