Saturday 23rd Jan – Sunday 24th 2016

Saturday 23rd Jan

1st XI Ladies will play Team Bath Buccs in a League game at 11.00 am at Bath Uni, Claverton Down Rd, Bath, BA2 7AY

Parking £2 charge for parking at uni covers the whole day – there are a number of different car parks it is particularly busy at the time of the game so make sure you get there in good time.

Teas are at the Limetree Café on level 1 of The Quads which is behind the East car park. Kit CHANGE TO WHITE as there is a clash.

Ladies 2nd XI will play Avonmouth at home in a league game at 13.30. They will provide 2 umpires  (originally 1 ump but they will provide 2 umps 3s match 5/3)

Ladies 3rd XI will play Wick in a league game at 11.45 at Metropolitan College. Will need to  take an umpire. Teas at the Merchants Arms, Bell Hill, BS16 1BQ

Sunday 24th Jan

Vixens play Wotton u Edge Away. Time and Venue to be confirmed. Have asked for WuE to provide 2 umps – Jan or Elaine will let you know.

 

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Last Ladies training for 2015 :-(

The last training session for the Ladies this year will be on Wednesday 15th December at 19:15 for an hour.

All ladies and vixens welcome as long as you adorn yourselves appropriately. Some tinsel or reindeer antlers will suffice, but if you’re looking for an opportunity to get your full Santa outfit on more than once this season, this is it.

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SUBS – REMINDER

Affiliation MUST be paid to the HA in order for the club to continue to enter leagues and for insurance BY THE END of OCTOBER.

Please help the volunteers who administer the club’s affairs by completing your form and returning it to Marcus as soon as possible.

Here’s a link to the form to download if you couldn’t find it …

Downloadable Form

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New Kit for 2015 anyone ?

If you need any kit for this season, you can now order it online using the link to an online shop ( over on the right – under Shops )

Simon from Academy Sports will be at the Leisure Centre on Wednesday 21st October between 7.00pm – 8.00pm with the majority of the kit for sizing purposes. You will be able to try on any of the items to see what size you require before you order.

For more information – please contact Amy Biddle.

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October – December Hockey Courses and Events

Check the Go cre8 link on the right in the “Useful” section for Specialist Hockey Camps, Courses and 1-2-1 Training.

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News for September

The upcoming August Bank Holiday and the inevitable deluge of rain, signals the beginning of another hockey season. Most teams will have dipped their toes into some gentle training already but for some, the start of September means not just time to dust off the sticks and dry out the gloves and boots but …

CLUB DAY

This will take place on Saturday 5th September – 13:00 – 16:00 All welcome.  We’re hoping to follow this year’s afternoon of hockey with a social event. Details to follow.

MENS Section

Sadly the men will only be fielding one team this year. It’s a sad move but we simply don’t have the players available regularly. Please can all all club members support Chris Aldridge to develop a strong first team squad, including the teenagers we do have, which will compete well in the Conference North league.

Club Development Officer

The club is looking to appoint a part-time Club Development Officer for the 2015/16 season. Initially for a 35 week contract, remuneration will be at £12.00 per hour for up to 12 hours per week.

The job will entail supporting existing officers and enabling the club to maximise its potential by supporting and organising coaching & training for adults and juniors and developing the Club’s local and national profile, marketing and communications.

A full job description and person specification is available from the Chairman, Andy Lord – e-mail alord@madasafish.com

Closing date for applications is 28th August 2015. Applications are invited in your own style, by email.

Goalkeeper Coaching at Newent for 2nd and 3rd team Keepers

Simon Mason ( 3 time Olympian with 74 GB and 120 England caps) is coming to Newent HC on Sunday 13th September to run an “improvers” session for goalkeepers between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

If you are a 2nd, 3rd or indeed 4th team goalkeeper (male or female) looking to improve your performance this is the event for you. All Simon’s tuition will be conducted on the Newent school astro with 5 goals being used to ensure that all those attending get maximum practical exposure to his ideas and experience. The session will comprise a range of drills and demonstration with all those attending having ample opportunity to improve their skills. The specific skills to be covered will be

1. Kicking and leg saves.
2. Hand saves.
3. Smothers
4. Clearances.
5. Ones v Ones.

After the end of the session there will be the opportunity to ask further questions in the bar and we may also be able to have a look at Simon demonstrating his skills on some videos.

Please note that this event is not open to either 1st team keepers or juniors (under 16) who may be eligible for County-organised training.

Places are restricted to 20 and will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis, the cost is £40 payable in advance to the organiser Malcolm Green. To reserve a place please send an email to malcolmlevert@gmail.com

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End of Season Award Dinner

Saturday 6th June 2015
Bells Golf Club
Coleford

Please download and send your completed forms with your menu choices to Amy Biddle or Lucy Aldridge by the 16th May.

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