Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 11 - 2019 Nov 15
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Club News
15 Nov 2019
  • GHC Win 3 Active Surrey Awards!
  • Matches Reports from 9-10 Nov
  • Other Results and News from last Week
  • 100 Club Winners
  • This Weekend at GHC 15-16-17 Nov
  • Hawkinsport Kit Sale at GHC Friday 29 November
  • Ski Miquel - Exclusive Offer for GHC
  • New GHC Sponsor - Guildford Business Park!
  • First Aid Courses at GHC
  • Easyfundraising - earn money for your Club while you shop online
Guildford HC Win Active Surrey Sports Awards 2019!

Congratulations and thanks to all who have helped Guildford HC thrive through what has been an outstanding year.

We know how well we've done, but it is really nice to be recognised also in the community.

The Club have won three awards in this year's Active Surrey Awards:
  • Sport Godalming Club Excellence - Sports Club of the Year
  • Sport Godalming Sports Team of the Year - GHC Ladies 1st XI
  • Sport Guildford Youth Sports Team of the Year - GHC Boys Under 18s

To see what the awards mean and how much the Boys Under 18s, Ladies 1s and the whole Club accomplished last season, have a look here at our
Club News article.

There are no doubt amazing things happening in every corner of GHC - please send in your photos and stories so we can celebrate them in our community.

And once again, a massive well done to every single person who takes on a job no matter how small - many hands make light work.

Match Reports from 9-10 November

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Results and News from Last Week


Senior Team Results

For GHC Ladies' teams it was nearly a clean sweep of wins this week!

Overall 8 wins, a draw and 3 losses.

Ladies' 1s v Surbiton 3-1 (W)
Ladies' 2s v Surbiton 5-0 (W)
Ladies' 3s v Chertsey/ThamesV 3-1 (W)
Ladies' 4s v Epsom 8-0 (W)
Ladies' 5s v Oxted 2-0 (W)
Ladies' 6s v Clapham Common 0-5 (L)

Men's 1s v West Hampstead 2-2
Mens' 2s v Addiscombe 1-3 (L)
Men's Shadows v Old Kingston'n 1-5 (L)
Men's 3s v Epsom 4-1 (W)
Men's Cavaliers v Horley 6-3 (W)
Men's Pilgrims v Old Cranl'ghns 3-1 (W)

GHC - A Great Place to Play

The Men's Shadows had a tough game on Saturday, but captain James Higgins received some really pleasing feedback from his opposition counterpart after the match.

"Hi James,

I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say it was such a joy to play you guys yesterday.

Your team was a real class act, good sportsmanship throughout, willingness to wait as long as we could for our delayed guys.

Everyone was fair when we played, no one kicked off, got chippy or yappy. It was all about hockey and playing the game none of this BS you get with 99% of the other teams out there.
A real breath of fresh air, I can't remember a time I actually played a game like this.
When I mentioned this to the other OKs Mens captains here, they all echoed my same thoughts whenever they've played a Guilford team.
Best of luck for the remainder and see you in the new year."

Bravo to James and all of the Shadows. Three Active Surrey Awards and that feedback all in the same week - we must be doing something right!

Keep up the great work, everyone!


Junior Team Results

For our Junior teams. wins came from Girls U14B, Girls U12s (mulitple teams), Boys U14A, Girls U16A, GU10s.

Draws from Girls U12s, Girls U14C, Boys U14B.

And a few teams had challenging matches against stronger teams: Girls U16B, Girls U14D, Boys U16C, Boys U14D.

Well done to all who played, coached, umpired, spectated or helped keep the bar open!
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100 Club Winners!

Congratulations to our recent 100 Club Winners! The GHC monthly 100 Club draw pays two winners each month.

The more participants we have, the more winners and the bigger the prizes.

If you are not yet a part of the 100 Club, please consider it - your chances of winning are really good. Only £5 per month.

Please contact Libby for more information or enquire in the clubhouse.

1st prize – 0046 – Pam Hall
2nd Prize – 0050 – Joanne Lawton
1st prize – 0052 – Will Gossage
2nd prize – 0036 – Melanie Fergusson
Highlights This Weekend 15-16-17 November


Friday 15 November
6-9pm GHC Clubhouse

Be sure to come to GHC on Friday night or Saturday to look through the Hockey Museum display - plenty of hockey history and artefacts.

The Hockey Museum are always looking for more stories and objects so do please speak to them and also dig around in those closets at home to see if you have something to donate.


Saturday 16 November

Both 1st teams play at home on Saturday. Be sure to come and support! And The Hockey Museum display will still be up - please come and browse.

Home games Blue pitch:
11:45 Ladies 4s v Croydon and OWs

13:15 Ladies' 1s v Marlow
15:00 Men's 1s v Wycombe

16:30 Ladies' 2s v Sunbury/WaltonHawks

Home games Green pitch:
10:30 Gondos v Oxted
12:00 Ladies' 6s v Clapham Common
13:30 Pilgrims v Spencer
15:00 Men's 4s v Chertsey/ThamesV
16:30 Shadows' v Woking

Once again the Juniors have more than 20 scheduled events on Sunday, including several teams playing in England Hockey Championship matches.

Good luck and let us know how it goes!
Hawkinsport Kit Sale
Friday 29 November

Hawkinsport will be back at GHC on Friday 29 November.

You can order online and collect from them on the night, avoiding delivery charges, or purchase on site.
GHC Socks Available at Clubhouse Bar

Please remember you can buy GHC Club socks at the Clubhouse bar. Some sizes were out of stock - these have now been replenished (thank you, Caroline!)
If you have any questions about GHC kit or Hawkins, please get in touch with Caroline Rees.
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

Welcome New GHC Partner/Sponsor!

GHC are very excited to announce our newest partner, Guildford Business Park. Many of you will be familiar with the park - a familiar site for commuters on and off the A3 near Ladymead in Guildford. Make sure to think of it in any dealings you may have with people looking for grat office space...

With fast access to both the rail and motorway network, Guildford Business Park is ideally located for modern business. You have access to a highly educated and skilled work force, as well as the young talent coming out of Guildford’s University of Surrey. It’s no surprise that household names such as Philips, Enstar and Colgate Palmolive have already decided to make it their home.
Designed to offer fun and rewarding lifestyle opportunities for all tenants, Guildford Business Park provides a range of opportunities both on and off the park, from weekly sporting activities to dry cleaning, self-defence workshops and even express manicures. 

Events are hosted throughout the year, including; summer BBQs, Christmas festivities and sporting themed celebrations, all taking place at the newly refurbished Caffè Kix conveniently located on the site.

Tenants are also entitled to an exclusive privilege card which enables them to enjoy discounts and promotions at some of Britain’s best loved food and retail outlets in Guildford, as well as a number of leisure and entertainment attractions. 

The park also runs regular shuttle buses to and from the station.

It sounds like a winning place to be - the perfect partner for a growing and thriving GHC. Make sure to tell your friends and colleagues about GBP!

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.

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Match Reports
Women's Match Reports
Men's Match Reports
Junior Match Reports
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What's On
A look at what's happening on the pitches and at the club...
GHC Clubhouse
The Hockey Museum Display at GHC!

GHC Clubhouse
The Hockey Museum Display at GHC!

GHC Blue
11:45 Ladies' 4s v Croydon and Old Whitgiftians
13:15 Ladies' 1s v Marlow
15:00 Men's 1s v Wycombe

16:30 Ladies' 2s v Sunbury and Walton Hawks
GHC Green
10:30 Men's Gondoliers v Oxted
12:00 Ladies' 6s v Clapham Common
13:30 Men's Pilgrims v Spencer
15:00 Men's 4s v Chertsey Thames Valley
16:30 Men's Shadows v Woking
11:30 Ladies' 5s at Richmond
13:00 Men's Cavaliers at Old Reigatians
13:30 Men's 3s at Old Kingstonians
15:15 Ladies' 3s at Wimbledon
-:--  Men's 2s at Wanderers
GHC Blue
09:00 Girls U10 v Spencer
10:30 Girls U12 v Teddington
12:00 Girls U14A v Woking in the EH Cup
15:00 Boys U18 Training

GHC Green
09:00 Boys U10 Training
10:30 Girls U12 v Merton; Training
12:00 Boys U10 v Teddington
15:00 Boys U12 v Teddington
15:00 Girls U14B Training
GHC Pink (Charterhouse)
10:30 Girls U12 v Wimbledon

09:45 Boys U14D at Old Georgians
11:00 Girls U16B at Surbiton
11:15 Girls U16A at Brighton and Hove in the EH Cup
11:30 Girls U12 at Reigate Priory (TBC)
12:45 Boys U14B at Horsham in the EH Cup
13:00 Boys U16A at Reading in the EH Cup
13:30 Mixed U8 at Camberley and Farnborough
14:30 Boys U14A at Knole Park in the EH Cup
15:30 Boys U16B at Epsom in the EH Cup

GHC Blue
12:00 Men's 3s v Woking
13:30 Men's 2s v Epsom
15:00 Ladies' 3s v Old Georgians
16:30 Ladies' 5s v Leatherhead

GHC Green
13:45 Men's Cavaliers v Surbiton
15:15 Men's Gondoliers v Haslemere

10:00 Ladies' 2s at Old Cranleighans
11:00 Ladies' 6s at London Edwardians
11:30 Men's Shadows at Cheam
11:30 Men's 4s at Croydon and Old Whitfgiftians
12:30 Men's 1s at Banbury
12:30 Ladies' 4s at Barnes
13:00 Ladies' 1s at East Grinstead
16:15 Men's Pilgrims at Maidenhead

GHC Blue
09:00 Boys BU16C v Epsom
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
13:30 Boys U12 v Horsham, Old Georgians, Maidenhead
15:00 Girls U12 v Old Georgians

GHC Green
09:00 Boys U10 internal matches
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
13:30 EH Umpiring Course to 16:30

GHC Pink (Charterhouse)
10:30 Girls U14B v Wimbledon

12:45 Girls U14 at Sonning
13:30 Girls U12 at Wallingford (TBC)
14:30 Girls U12 at Surbiton
--:-- Mixed Adult Team at Haslemere in the EH Cup Round 1


!!! 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

Level 1 Umpiring Course
9:30-4pm at GHC

(Course fully booked)

Hawkinsport Kit Sale at GHC



Boys U12 and Girls U12
Tour to Barcelona
Inmaculada Tournament


Family Fun on the Pitch -
Players and Parents Event

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

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

More details and sign-ups on their way - watch this space...

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


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

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
Other Noteworthy Dates
  • First Friday Training - 6 Sep
  • First Friday GK Training - 13 Sep
  • Half Term week - 1 Nov (no GK training, GKs go to squad training only); all activity at Broadwater
  • Last Friday before Christmas Break - 13 Dec
  • Likely Start after Christmas - 3 Jan (may depend on your squad)
  • U10-12 Games v RGS - 10 Jan

Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm - Blue pitch
  • 17 Sep
  • 24 Sep
  • 8 Oct
  • 22 Oct
  • 5 Nov
  • 19 Nov
  • 3 Dec


Saturday 14 December
  • Girls U16 at Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth
Sunday 15 December
  • Boys U16 at Canterbury HC
  • Boys U18 at Fleming Park, Eastleigh
Saturday 14 December - Men's - Fleming Park, Eastleigh
Sunday 15 December - Women's - venue TBC

Monday 30 Dec 9am -  Girls Under 14
Monday 30 Dec 9am - Boys Under 14
Saturday 28 Dec 530pm - Girls Under 16
Monday 30 Dec 530pm - Boys Under 16



Sunday 23 February - U12 Boys Plate (this is at the end of ½ term week)
Sunday 1 March - U10 Boys & Girls Plate
Sunday 8 March - U12 Boys & Girls Cup
Sunday 15 March - U10 Boys & Girls Cup


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Check our Partners webpage for more information about Sponsorship.

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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