Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 13 - 2019 Nov 29
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Club News
29 Nov 2019
  • Hawkinsport at GHC Friday 29 Nov!
  • Match Reports from 23-24 Nov
  • Other Match Results and News from last Week
  • This Weekend at GHC 30 Nov - 1 Dec
  • Back2Hockey Event - Fri 14 Dec
  • Pupil Mentoring for Broadwater School
  • New Sponsor: Larchpoint Capital
  • First Aid Courses at GHC
Hawkinsport Kit Sale
Friday 29 November

Be sure to pop into the GHC clubhouse Friday evening from 6pm for any kit requirements you might have.

Also, Christmas is you might just find that perfect gift.

In addition to GHC playing kit, Hawkinsport will have plenty of other hockey and hockey-related items.

They are also bringing a supply of face masks for short corner defence. England Hockey strongly recommends, in line with the FIH rules of hockey, that face masks are worn in defending short corners.

EH have also recently recommended that players have their own masks to help avoid sharing of germs (think about it?!).

Don't miss out - stop in the clubhouse on Friday!
If you have any questions about GHC kit or Hawkins, please get in touch with Caroline Rees.
Match Reports from 23-24 November

Six match reports this week - thank you, Match Reporters. Keep them coming...
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Results and News from Last Week


Senior Team Results

GHC Ladies' teams were all undefeated last week!

Overall there were only 3 losses from 14 league matches played. Good show.

Ladies' 1s v East Grinstead 1-1 (D)
Ladies' 2s v Old Cranl'ghans 1-1 (D)
Ladies' 3s v Old Georgians 1-0 (W)
Ladies' 4s v Barnes 5-0 (W)
Ladies' 5s v Leatheread 7-1 (W)
Ladies' 6s v London Edwardians 3-1 (W)

Men's 1s v Banbury 3-1 (W)
Mens' 2s v Epsom 2-2 (D)
Men's Shadows v Cheam 1-4 (D)
Men's 3s v Woking 5-3 (W)
Men's 4s v Croydon & OW 0-1 (L)
Men's Cavaliers v Surbiton 0-2 (L)
Men's Pilgrims v Maidenhead 2-6 (L)
Men's Gondoliers v Haslemere 6-2 (W)

Also, The GHC Mixed Team won their first round match against Haslemere 4-3 in the England Hockey Tier 1 Mixed Championships!

They will take on Thame in Round 2 on 19 January.

GHC Schools Outreach

Our GHC Director of Hockey, Dan Fox, along with other GHC Coaches are providing valuable hockey sessions at schools in our area who do not have resources to deliver hockey to their pupils.

The programme started last year and we are now coaching in four secondary schools and a few junior schools as well.

This week 25 pupils enjoyed their first match with a Glebelands team playing against a Broadwater team!

It is very exciting to see how far the programme and pupils have come and to have been part of introducing hockey to these pupils who likely would not otherwise have had the chance.

We look forward to continuing to build the Schools Outreach Programme. Please get in touch with Dan for more information:


Junior Team Results

It was a quiet day on Sunday for Junior League fixtures as it was a County training date.

Girls U14D v Sonning 2-1 (W)
Girls U12 v Old Georgians GU14s 1-4 (L)

There were plenty of friendlies played and training sessions for those not involved in the County system.

And on Friday night, some players enjoyed indoor training in preparation for upcoming tournaments.

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Highlights This Weekend
30 Nov - 1 Dec


Saturday 30 November

Both 1st Teams are at home on Saturday - come and support!

Both M1s and L1s take on teams that are two places and only two points behind them in the league tables.

Come and make some noise - best of luck to all teams!

11:45 Men's 4s v Royal Holloway
13:00 Ladies' 1s v Spencer
14:45 Ladies' 2s v London Edwardians
16:30 Men's 1s v London Wayfarers

12:00 Gondoliers v Haslemere II
13:30 Ladies' 4s v Oxted
15:00 Shadows v Reigate Priory
16:30 Ladies' 6s v Surrey Spartans


Sunday 1 December

Sunday we have our typical two dozen events for our Juniors.

Highlights include:
  • Girls U14As in the Prem league taking on Reading.
  • Boys U14 A and B both playing matches in the England Hockey Championships.
  • Girls U16s going to Wimbledon - both teams unbeaten in the league so far.
  • Boys Under 16C team also playing in the England Hockey Championships.

Good luck and have fun!!

Let us know how it all goes...
Back to Hockey or New to Hockey?

Join in the fun at GHC on Saturday 14 December.

A circuit of fun exercises that ALL the family can join in. See who can beat the clock, and who can pass more accurately than Mum and Dad. Can you score past Dan Fox?!
No experience needed – and adult sticks can be borrowed.

Please see details here on the GHC Home page and complete our form to reserve your place...

Details and sign-up form (paper copy)

or use our

Online sign-up form

Contact Mike Fitter with any questions.
SATRO are Looking for Volunteer Business Mentors for Broadwater School

Do you have a spare hour every few weeks and want to give back to the local community.

Satro are looking for volunteer business mentors for Broadwater School.

The commitment is one hour every 2 weeks during term time for one year, after training and being DBS-checked,

Please contact Jessica on 07736 067673 or email if you would like to know more.

Click on the icon or the link below to see SATRO's latest impact report:
New GHC Sponsor - Thank You and Welcome, Larchpoint Capital

Deep roots and a long heritage in private equity

Larchpoint Capital was established in 2017 and is a partner-led team of private equity professionals, investing family capital, based in central London. Most of the team have worked together for over ten years, combining some 200 years of private equity investment experience.

Prior to Larchpoint Capital, the team worked for SVG Capital - established in 1996 - a FTSE 250 listed private equity investment vehicle.


Our culture is the foundation of who we are and what we do. We are thorough and independently minded. We are insightful and value diversity of opinion and challenge. We put our clients first and we work in partnership with them and the management teams of investee companies.


We seek attractive, long term returns from private equity for our clients by using our understanding as demonstrated by our successful investment track record.

Whatever we do, we do with care

To us excellence is more than striving to be the best at what we do, it means ensuring that our clients always receive what is best for them.

Larchpoint Capital is committed to acting responsibly in all dealings with the companies we invest in, our staff and our suppliers. We aim to minimise negative impacts on people, society and the environment. The way in which we apply our governance model ensures clear accountability and strong alignment of interests with our investors and portfolio companies.

Drawing on extensive relationships and expertise, we can invest on a discretionary or advisory basis across the full range of the private equity asset class. No two clients have identical investment aims so we adapt our investment approach for each client. 

Our investment management services include:
- Direct investments
- Funds & co-investments
- Advisory & structuring

Whether you want to access a diversified pool of high performing private equity managers or to invest in dynamic private businesses in the UK, we always ensure that full diligence is done on your behalf in the quest for attractive long-term returns.

Visit for more information.

GHC are thrilled to welcome Larchpoint Capital to the GHC Sponsorship/Partnership Family.
Ski Miquel Packages Exclusive to GHC

Special thanks to Ski Miquel who Sponsor GHC and support our Girls Under 12 Squad.

Ski Miquel have a special offer for Guildford HC members - see the terrific deals here:
"Here at Ski Miquel we know sport can bring people together. Hockey has long been a part of our lives and we feel it's time we gave something back!
£25 per person donation to your hockey club AND
Half-priced holiday to all players who share a room with 2 other full-paying guests"

The locations and accommodations look fantastic - do have a browse. If you aren't a skier, maybe now is a good time to try!

Call to book 01457 821 200

First Aid Courses at GHC with AMJ

Next Course: 11-12 November - Book Now!


Each GHC team should have two qualified First Aiders.

First Aid Courses are on offer at GHC on Mondays and Tuesdays of October, November, January February:
  • 20-21 January 2020
  • 24-25 February 2020
  • 16-17 March 2020

If you will help with First Aid at GHC, the club pays 2/3 of the cost of the course (£40 cost to participants, the club plays the other 2/3). This is a two-evening course that can also be used in your workplace. Certificate is valid 3 years.

Non-GHC friends also welcome - cost of the course is £120.

Please book with AMJ directly; email Angie or Adrian:

Angela Jenkinson

Adrian Jenkinson

Or contact GHC CWO Michelle Fussell with any questions.
Match Reports
Women's Match Reports
Men's Match Reports
Junior Match Reports
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There is a lot you are missing in hockey news that doesn't get to the traditional news channels!
What's On
A look at what's happening on the pitches and at the club...
GHC Blue
11:45 Men's 4s v Royal Holloway
13:00 Ladies' 1s v Spencer
14:45 Ladies' 2s v London Edward'ns
16:30 Men's 1s v London Wayfarers
GHC Green
12:00 Men's Gondoliers v Haslemere
13:30 Ladies' 4s v Oxted
15:00 Men's Shadows v ReigatePriory
16:30 Ladies' 6s v TeamSurreySprtns
11:30 Ladies' 5s at Epsom
11:30 Men's Vets at Richmond
12:00 Men's 3s at Purley Walc'nton's
12:00 Boys U12 at Reed's
14:00 Ladies' 3s at London Wayfarers
16:00 Men's 2s at Old Georgians

GHC Blue
10:15 Girls U12 v Sevenoaks
12:00 Boys U14A v Bournemouth
13:30 Boys U16B Training
15:00 Boys U16C v Addiscombe
GHC Green
09:00 Girls U12 Training
10:30 Girls U12 v Woking
13:30 Girls U14C v Old Cranl'ghns
15:00 Boys U12 v East Grinstead, Knole Park
GHC Pink (Charterhouse)
10:30 Girls U14D v Newbury&Th'tch'm
12:00 Girls U14A v Reading

12:00 Girls U12 at South Berks
12:30 Boys U10 at Surbiton, Wmbldn
13:25 Boys U14B v Fareham
13:30 Girls U16B at Reading
14:15 Girls U16A at Wimbledon
14:30 Boys U14B v Fleet&Ewshot

Away - Boys and Girls U12s at the Polo Club in Barcelona
12:30 Girls U12 v Sevenoaks
13:00 Boys U12 v Polo Club (Barcelona)
15:00 Boys U12 v Club de Campo (Madrid)
15:30 Girls U12 v Complutense (Madrid)
GHC Blue
12:00 Men's Pilgrims v Reading
13:30 Ladies' 1s v Maidenhead
15:00 Men's 2s v EUHC Gamblers
16:30 Ladies' 5s v Barnes

GHC Green
13:30 Men's 3s v Team Surrey Sprtns
15:00 Ladies' 3s v Oxted

--:-- Men's 1s at Trojans
--:-- Men's Gondoliers at Windsor
10:00 Ladies' 6s at Old Cranlieghans

13;00 Men's Cavaliers at Old Kingstonians
13:00 Men's Shadows at TMW
14:00 Ladies' 4s at THD
15:00 Ladies' 2s at Woking

Away - Boys and Girls U12s at the Polo Club in Barcelona
09:00 Boys U12 v Brighton & Hove
12:15 Boys U12 v RS Tenis (Santander)
13:15 Girls U12 v Real Grupo de Cultura Convadonga (Gijon)
16:45 Girls U12 v RC Jolaseta (Bilbao)
20:15 Boys U12 v Iluro (Barcelona)
GHC Blue
09:00 Girls U10 Training
10:30 Ladies' 4s v Clapham Common
12:00 GIrls U14A v Knole Park
13:30 Girls U16B v Trojans
15:00 Boys U16A v Surbiton

GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 v Old Cranleighans
12:00 Boys U14D v Wimbledon
13:30 Girls U12 v Barnes

09:45 Boys U10 at Old Georgians
10:30 Girls U14D at Old Cranleighans
10:45 Boys U16C at Bromley&Beck'm
12:00 Girls U16B at South Berkshire
12:15 Boys U14B at Sevenoaks
14:30 Girls U14C at Surbiton
15:00 Girls U14B at Wallingford

Away - Boys and Girls U12s at the Polo Club in Barcelona
Inmaculada Championship Finals

20:00 Coach Education Session - Including and Developing Goalkeepers in Matches and Training Sessions; Tom Millington (Fortitude UK)


GHC Blue
14:00-16:30 U10/12 Family Event
Girls U16 in the South Indoor Finals - Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth
--:-- Gondoliers at Cockburns

GHC Blue
09:00 Girls U10 Training
10:30 Girls U12 Training
Boys U16 in the South Indoor Finals - Canterbury HC
Boys U18 in the South Indoor Finals - Fleming Park, Eastleigh
--:-- Girls U14C at West Herts

Tournament at Surbiton
09:00-12:00 Girls Plate
11:00-14:00 Girls Cup
14:00-17:00 Boys Cup & Plate
  • Girls U12 x 3
  • Girls U13 x 1
  • Boys U12 x 2
  • Boys U13 x 2

Tournament at Teddington
09:00-12:45 Girls U10
09:00-12:45 Girls U12
13:00-16:30 Boys U10
13:00-16:30 Boys U12


GHC Blue
14:00 GHC Alumni Event

!!! Please remember:
  • the time listed here and on the GHC website is your pushback time (for home matches).
  • vacate the pitch as soon as your match finishes which will be 15 minutes before the next fixture's start time.
  • let your players, supporters and opposition know that smoking and dogs are not allowed at Broadwater.
  • If you would like to take your drink outside of the clubhouse, please make sure to get a plastic or paper cup from the bar - broken glass and hockey pitches don't mix well. Thank you!

See What's On on the GHC Website for all match details including timings and pitches.
Upcoming Events


Boys U12 and Girls U12
Tour to Barcelona
Inmaculada Tournament



Coach Education Session with Tom Millington at GHC


Circuit of exercises + Games for U10s/12s and their parents

All welcome - no experience required. Come and have some fun.

See GHC Website Home page for more details and to reserve your place.


Girls Under 16 South Indoor Finals
Royal Masonic, Rickmansworth


Four Junior Teams playing in the Teddington Xmas Invitational:
9:00-12:45pm GU12, GU10
13:00-16:00 BU12, BU10


Eight Junior Teams playing in the Surbiton Tony Smith U13 7s Tournament:
Girls Cup: 1 x GU12, 1 x GU13
Girls Plate: 2 x GU12
Boys Cup: 1 x BU12. 1 x BU13
Boys Plate: 1 x BU12, 1 x BU13



Boys Under 16 South Indoor Finals
Canterbury HC

Boys Under 18 South Indoor Finals
Fleming Park, Eastleigh



Alumni Game at GHC
All uni students and other GHC Leavers (past five years or so) welcome back!



Copperbox, London

Sat 28/12
Girls Under 16 - 5:30pm

Mon 30/12
Girls Under 14 - 9:00am
Boys Under 14 - 9:00am
Boys Under 16  - 5:30pm



Junior Friday night training re-starts after 2 week break (no training 20, 27 December)

U10-12 Games v RGS
(there will be some changes to Junior training times)


Quiz Night at GHC


01 Mar BU10, GU10 Surrey Plate
08 Mar BU12, GU12 Surrey Cup
15 Mar BU10, GU10 Surrey Cup
22 Mar U8-12 Canterbury Festival



Comedy Evening at Guildford Harbour Hotel


Annual Canterbury Festival for U8-12s


End of Season Celebration

Harbour Hotel Guildford

Click on the logo to visit our Partner websites.
Check our Partners webpage for more information about Sponsorship.

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2019/20 Captains, Leaders and Helpers

If you have a skill or interest you can share, please let us know
Thank you in advance to all who are either staying in or stepping up to captain and other roles this season!

See more detail here on the
GHC Website.

Senior team captains and managers:

M1 - Craig Mullon, Tony Hall
M2 - Harry Curtis
M3 Shadows - James Higgins
M3 - Mike Kefford
M4 (Krakens) - Andrew Austin
Cavaliers - Mike Fitter
Vets (Pilgrims) - Alex " Lawts" Lawton
Supervets (Gondoliers) - Tom Carney
Back to Hockey - Mike Fitter

L1 - Libby Leadbeater, Andrew Fergusson
L2 - Suze Burton-Wyllie
L3 - Clare Ferris
L4 - Michelle Robson
L5 - Sophie Miller
L6 - Maggs Kyte
Back to Hockey - Cathy Sanderson

Mixed Hockey - JY Chan
Fixtures and Pitches - David Jennings
Umpire Coordination - Rob Lee

Junior Section Age Groups - please note this list is not comprehensive - please check our Junior Age Group pages for a full list of coaches and helpers. Thank you to all!!

Under 8s - Rob Tong, Ben Bristow, Anja Atkin
Girls Under 10 - Mercedes Bushnell
Boys Under 10 - Claudia Klijnstra, Richard Gibson
Girls Under 12 - Katie Stewart
Boys Under 12 - Claire Haines, Jonathan Haines
Girls Under 14 - Robert Manning, Kim Lunt, Dominique Pilling, Emma Francis
Boys Under 14 - Matthew Penney, Sophie Penney, Jo Burne
Girls Under 16 - James Bennett, Melinda Rock
Boys Under 16 - Caroline Rees, Mike Kefford
Boys Under 18 - Caroline Tristem

Pitch Bookings - Jeremy Holt, Viral Patel
Junior Section - Melinda Rock
Goalkeepers - Nicola Morison, Gina Castle, Dave Gunner
Schools - Tanya Baird
Skills Camps - Kim Lunt, Dave Dickson
Midweek Skills - Robert Manning
Indoor Hockey - Dan Fox
Director of Junior Coaching - Dan Fox
Young Leaders Programme - Dan Fox

Also: dozens of parent volunteer coaches.
30+ Duke of Edinburgh assistants.
Everyone who umpires!!!!
Match Reporters!

GHC Board 2019/20

President - Maggs Kyte
Secretary - Jo Collins
Clubhouse - Tony Hall
Treasurer - Mark Lenel
Sponsorship - James Relph
Men's Captain - Mike Kefford
Ladies Captain - Maggs Kyte
Juniors Captain - Melinda Rock
Membership - Dave Dickson
Social - Vacant
Website/InTouch - Melinda Rock
Special Projects - Gavin Lotay


Catering - Dave Hall, Andrew Fergusson
First Aid - Michelle Fussell
Welfare - Michelle Fussell
DBS Verification - Michelle Fussell, Melinda Rock
100 Club Administrator - Libby Leadbeater
Hawkinsport Kit Liaison - Caroline Rees
Schools Coaching Outreach - James Relph, Dan Fox
Graphic Design - Cathy Sanderson
Social Media - Sarah Fletcher-Evans
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