Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 14 - 2019 Dec 06
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Club News
06 Dec 2019
In This Week's Edition...
  • Match Reports from 30/11 - 01/12
  • Other Match Results and News from last Week
  • This Weekend at GHC 07-08 Dec
  • Family Xmas Event - Fri 14 Dec
  • Alumni Event - Sat 21 Dec
  • New Sponsor: Bramley Golf Club
  • Junior Camps are back: 2-3 Jan 2020
  • Pupil Mentoring for Broadwater School
  • First Aid Courses at GHC
Match Reports from 30 Nov-1 Dec

Thank you to this week's match reporters: Craig, Andrew, Rachael and Nick! Keep them coming...

Men's 1s Have a Tough Day at the Office

Ladies' 1s in Tight Match v Spencer

Ladies' 2s Score 5 in First Half, Win 6-1
Send in your photos and stories to
Results and News from Last Week


Senior Team Results

GHC Ladies' teams were all undefeated last week!

The Ladies had 5 wins and a loss - scored 29 goals and let in 10!

Ladies' 1s v Spencer 0-1 (L)
Ladies' 2s v London Edwardians 6-1 (W)
Ladies' 3s v London Wayfarers 6-2 (W)
Ladies' 4s v Oxted 10-3 (W)
Ladies' 5s v Epsom 3-2 (W)
Ladies' 6s v Team Surrey Sprtns 4-1 (W)

The Men's results were more mixed: 2 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses and a frozen pitch:

Men's 1s v London Wayfarers 1-4  (L)
Mens' 2s v Old Georgians 2-2 (D)
Men's Shadows v Reigate Priory 3-2 (W)
Men's 3s v Purley Walcountonians PP
Men's 4s v Royal Holloway 1-2 (L)
Men's Cavaliers - no match
Men's Pilgrims v Richmond 1-1 (D)
Men's Gondoliers v Haslemere 3-2 (W)


Junior Team Results

League Matches
GU16A v Wimbledon 2-0 (W)
GU16B v Reading 1-2 (L)
GU14D v Newbury/Thatcham 4-1 (W)
GU12 Shadows v Woking 2-4 (L)
GU12 v South Berks 7-2 (W)
GU14A v Reading 3-4 (L)

EH Cup Matches
BU14A v Bournemouth 8-4 (W)
BU14B v Fareham 2-2 (D)
BU14B v Addiscombe 9-2 (W)

Also Last Week: on Friday

Indoor Training

Girls U14 and U16 and Boys U14, 16 and 18 squads are getting ready for indoor tournaments. Last Friday it was the BU16s and GU14s taking advantage of the warm, dry conditions in the Charterhouse Sports Hall:

Boys U16s

Girls U14s

Hockey for Heroes

While some squads were warm indoors, the Girls were treated to a superb training session with Hockey for Heroes:

Back to Hockey for Men

Our Back to Hockey for Women has been running now for just over five years. Mike Fitter has a long experience of getting people back to hockey and has joined us from Southgate. His sons both play for GHC and we are thrilled that he is keen to provide opportunities for those who haven't played for a while or are new to the sport.

Here are the men enjoying one of their first sessions - they made huge strides during the hour and seemed to have really enjoyed it.

All welcome - please see details of our Family Xmas Event below.

Contact Mike Fitter for more information.

Send in your photos and stories to
Highlights This Weekend
7-8 Dec


Saturday 7 December

Ladies' 1s are at home on Saturday - come and support!

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

13:30 Men's 3s v Team Surrey Spartans
15:00 Ladies' 3s v Oxted

Other teams are away: Men's 1s, Shadows, Cavaliers, Gondoliers; Ladies' 2s, 4s, 6s.


Sunday 8 December

The Ladies' play in the Surrey Cup to kick off match action at home:


09:00 Girls U10 training
10:30 Ladies' v Clapham Common (Surrey Cup)
12:00 Girls U14A v Knole Park (EH Cup)
13:30 Girls U16A v Trojans (EH Cup)
15:00 Boys U16A v Surbiton

10:30 Girls U12 v Old Cranleighans
12:0 Boys U14D v Wimbledon (League)
13:30 Girls U12 v Barnes (League)

Plenty of teams are away including BU10, GU14D, BU16C, GU16B, BU14B, GU14C, GU14B...

Also, our Boys and Girls U12s are participating in the Inmaculada tournament in Barcelona over the weekend - the club's 9th year going to this prestigious event.

See All Fixtures on our GHC page
What's On and further along in this mailing.

Good luck and have fun!!

Let us know how it all goes...
Player and Parent Family Fun Day

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.
GHC Alumni Game - Saturday 21 December at 2pm

Calling all former GHC Juniors from the past five (or so) years...

Spread the word - you are all welcome back to GHC for a mixed game of hockey and social.

Are you home for the holidays and able to join us?

We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible - we would love to see you, hear what you've been doing and share any hockey stories and experiences you may have had over the years.

Please share with other former GHC Juniors you may know.

Please let GHC Director of Hockey, Dan Fox know if you can come:
New GHC Sponsor: Bramley Golf Club

Bramley is a special club - owned and run by its members - that has been part of the local community since 1913.  

The course overlooks the stunning Surrey Hills and, although not long at just over 6000 yards, proves a stern test if you are not accurate off the tee.

The club is open to members, visitors and societies as well as having a fantastic space for functions, weddings and conferences.

As with previous years, Guildford hockey players of all ages will be very welcome at Bramley.
A really big thank you to Peter Gordon for organising this Sponsor for us!!!

For more information, see the Bramley Golf Club website:

Or contact Peter through InTouch (reply if you would like to be put in intouch)
Junior Skills Camps are Back - Next Dates Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January 2020
Book to take advantage of our fun-filled and challenging GHC Camps designed and run by GHC Director of Hockey, double Olympian Dan Fox.

Take your hockey to the next level - and have a great time doing it.

Details and booking forms here:
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:
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
Share Your Stories, Photos and News

Send in your news and photos to our news team:

If you are on Social Media and do not yet follow GHC, please do. If you are not on Social Media - give it a go.

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...
Boys and Girls U12s at the Polo Club in Barcelona
14:00 Boys U12 v Polo Club (Barcelona)
14:30 Girls U12 v Sevenoaks
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 U16A 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); Contact Dan Fox if you are interested in attending


GHC Juniors
Final training session before the 2-week Christmas break

Also - it's the Best Hat Competition - don't forget to bring something to keep your head warm (and show off your best hockey fashion)

Indoor Timings:
18:30-19:30 Girls U16
19:30-20:30 Boys U16
20:30-21:30 Boys U18

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
Boys U16 in the South Indoor Finals - Canterbury HC
Boys U18 in the South Indoor Finals - Fleming Park, Eastleigh
Ladies in the South Indoor Tournament
--:-- 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.
Looking Further Ahead...


Coach Education Session with Tom Millington at GHC

Contact Dan Fox


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 or contact Mike Fitter.


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

Ladies South Indoor Finals



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 Skills Camps at GHC

For information and booking click here



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

APRIL to JUNE 2020

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Training Sessions at GHC

It's back! The Surrey Youth Games Training for Waverley Borough will be at GHC. This is free training for new players in the Borough (resident or going to school in the Borough).

The games culminate in a big tournament Saturday 14 June.

Check the Active Surrey Website for more details



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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