Your weekly news from Guildford Hockey Club - 8 February 2019
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In this Edition:
  • Last Weekend at GHC
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • Half Term Skills Camps - Book Now for 18-19-20 February
  • Race Night Fun
  • End of Season Event
  • New Match Reports
  • Godalming Run
  • First Aid Course
Last Weekend at GHC


What an incredible club made up of incredible people!

A covering of snow was not going to stop our Saturday home fixtures from going ahead!

Huge thanks to Andrew Fergusson, Mark Edwards and Jeremy Holt who turned up early doors on Saturday to start clearing the snow - plenty of Men's 2s and Ladies 1s players and supporters joined in, too.

Just goes to show what a great club Guildford is - going the extra mile to support each other in the interest of hockey. Guildford - a Great Place to Play!




The Ladies 1s then warmed up the pitch further with a 4-0 win over Chiswick. Followed by the Men's 2s who won 5-3.

Meanwhile, the sun did its job on the Sand pitch and the Ladies 3s won 5-1 followed by the Ladies 4s who won 2-0. Home matches were all wins - 16 goals scored and only 4 conceded!

Unfortunately some of our away matches didn't go ahead so we look forward to those being played soon.

On Sunday, most pitches were playable from about mid-day. Morning fixtures, sadly, were cancelled.

We had three clean sheets in EH Cup Tier 1 including the Under 18 Boys 5-0 over Marlow taking them to Quarterfinals and the Under 16 Boys 2-0 over Sunbury and Walton Hawks and the Under 14 Boys 8-0 v South Berkshire in their groups.

See more of What's On in InTouch or on the GHC Webpage
This Weekend at GHC


All twelve of our senior teams are in action on Saturday including six home matches to enjoy.

Come and support our 1st Teams (promise, no snow clearing beforehand!):
13:15 Ladies 1s v Havant
15:00 Men's 1s v Slough

Sunday was also meant to see the L1s and M1s in consecutive matches, this time in the EH Cup Tier 2 competition. However, the Ladies' opposition have pulled out of the competition which means they progress to the next round while the M1s face Mid Sussex at 14:30.

It is a County training day for U13-17s so there are not a lot of Junior League matches on Sunday, but we will still have seven age groups in action including league matches for GU12, BU12, BU10, GU16 and BU16 teams whose players are not involved in the county squads.

The Under 18 Boys play in the Quarterfinals of the EH Cup Tier 1 competition at Sevenoaks. Winner takes all in this knock-out competition - good luck, boys!

See more of What's On in InTouch or on the GHC Webpage
Junior Skills Camps - Book Now for February Half term!
18-19-20 Feb

Bookings are now open for our February Camps - book now!


Here is what one parent wrote in straight after our January camp:
Just to say thank you very much for today’s course. My child had an absolutely fabulous day and really enjoyed it. She said she made lots of friends and Improved her skills and now wants to do all three dates in February half term so look forward to seeing you then.

Camps are a great way to learn new skills or hone those ones you are dates are:

Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February

Click here to book:
Fun Evening at the Races!

Excellent work from the Ladies Section who organised our January Race Night, enjoyed by nearly 100 players, family members and friends.

The evening raised over £1600 for the club and people got very much into the races. Dave Hall did a great job compering the evening while Ladies 1s team members were running the tote, the bar and the kitchen!!

Thanks to all who attended that those that helped make the evening a success!

Many, many thanks also to the generous sponsors for their support and prizes donated.

End of Season Celebration - Get Your Tickets at the Early Bird Price

Be sure to be there on Saturday 11 May for our end of season event.

Get your team together - you won't want to miss it!

Great price this year in a new venue, the Wilfrid Noyce Centre in Godalming. Drinks from 6pm, dinner served at 7pm.

Early bird price of £35 is available until 17 February.

Click here to book.

Ticket prices go up to the almost early bird price of £40 until 7 April and then will be the normal price of £45.

Take advantage now in order to save!

Dress is 'cocktail wear' - come and have a great time!
New Match Reports

Reports this week from our Men's and Ladies' 1st teams and Under 18 Boys.

Send news, reports and photos - no matter how brief or detailed - to preferably before end of Thursday - many thanks!

Ladies 1s Swap Sticks for Snow Shovels Ahead of League Win

Men's 1s Win At London Academicals

Under 18 Boys Into EH Cup Quarterfinals

See past match reports here on the GHC website:
Godalming Run - Sunday 19 May

Sport Godalming organise these challenging 5k and 10k races through the countryside and around Godalming in the heart of the Surrey Hills, including a section through the grounds of Charterhouse - picture postcard stuff, plus there is a great 1k Fun Run for the kids.

The Godalming run was first established as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 and to celebrate the London Olympics.

Since then the event has attracted thousands of entrants and raised over £17,000 for the Sport Godalming Champions Fund, Go for Gold, which supports local Godalming based athletes in their bid for Olympic stardom.

See the Godalming Run website for more information and to book:

See below for more information about Sport Godalming, including the Go For Gold fund:
Reminder: Easyfundraising for Guildford HC

Please, please, please sign up - this can make a huge difference to the club...

For all of your online shopping, make sure you have an Easyfundraising account with Guildford Hockey Club.

It’s easy to set up and turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for the club!
To use it simply start your online shopping first at Easyfundraising, then shop as normal.

The retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.

There are 3570 retailers to choose from including John Lewis, Argos, Ebay, Amazon to name a few.

Click here to go to the GHC easyfundraising page 
to register your account, and see how far up the leaderboard you can make it....
First Aid Courses - New Dates - Book Now

Each squad/team needs good coverage of First Aiders so that at any time there is someone on site with an up to date First Aid certificate.

First Aid courses are available through the Club (
Three year First Aid training including De-fib.

Please email Michelle to let her know if you are interested in becoming a First Aider – courses run in the evenings at the Club.

Once completetd, the course can be used as CPD in the work place. We ask for £35 towards the course while the Club pays two thirds of the fees. If money is going to stop you doing the course then please speak to Michelle.
The dates for the next 'Emergency First Aid at Work' course are
  • Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 February 6pm-9:30pm
You will need to be able to attend both evenings on either course 1 or 2 to complete the course and get the certificate.
The Courses will be taught by AJM First Aid Training
What's On
With the cold weather upon us, please make sure to check the GHC twitter feed for updates to training and matches (GHC tweets show on the Home page of the website if you are not a twitter user).

Captains and Squad Managers, email if you need to share any changes to training or matches (or text 07507559090).

Please remember and also let your opposition know that dogs and smoking are not permitted at Broadwater (Council Laws).

Please also note that the time listed below and on the GHC website Fixtures Live feed for home fixtures is the pushback time. You need to start your match/event at this time and vacate the pitch 75 minutes later to allow the following fixture on-pitch warm-up time so they can start on time.

13:15 Ladies 1s v Havant
15:00 Men's 1s v Slough
16:30 Men's 4s v Croydon and Old Whitgiftians

13:30 Men's Pilgrims v Andover
15:00 Ladies 2s v Woking
16:30 Ladies 5s v Old Kingstonians

11:00 Men's 3s at Barnes
11:45 Men's 2s at Sunbury and Walton Hawks
12:00 Men's Shadows at Royal Holloway, University of London
13:00 Ladies 4s at Old Cranleighans
13:00 Ladies 3s at Epsom
15:30 Men's Gondoliers v Winchester


10:30 Girls U12s v Girls U10s
14:30 Men's 1s v Mid Sussex in the EH Cup Tier 2

10:30 Boys U12 7s v East Grinstead
12:00 Girls U12 Flames v Woking
13:30 Girls U14D v Old Cranleighans
15:00 Boys U16Ch v Woking

11:00 Girls U14 A and B

09:45 Girls U10 at Surbiton
12:15 Boys U14B at Haslemere
12:15 Girls U14C at Horsham
13:30 Boys U10 at Spencer
13:30 Girls U12 7s at London Wayfarers
14:30 Boys U18 at Sevenoaks in the EH Cup Tier 1 Quarterfinals


13:00 Men's 3s v Purley Walcountians
15:00 Men's 2s v Bank of England

13:00 Men's Pilgrims v Petersfield

Men's Gondoliers at Oxford Hawks
Men's 1s at Staines
10:00 Ladies 2s at Barnes
12:30 Ladies 5s at London Wayfarers
16:00 Men's Shados at Old Cranleighans


12:00 Girls U14B v Holcombe in the EH Cup T2
15:00 Boys U16A v Surbiton in the EH Cup T1
12:00 Girls U12 7s v Woking
13:30 Boys U14D v Wimbledon

13:30 Boys U14B at East Grinstead in the EH Cup T2

--:-- Boys U16B at Horsham in the EH Cup T2
--:-- Boys U12 7s at Horsham
10:00 Boys U12 7s at Hampstead and Westminster
13:00 Girls U14A at Reading in the EH Cup T1
See What's On on the GHC Website for all match details including timings and pitches.
Social and Other Events: Mark Your Agendas with these dates...
More details about each event as we approach the date:


Junior Skills Camps
Book Now - click here


Under 10 Girls and Boys Surrey Cup Competitions; Under 10 Boys Plate Competition


Under 12 Girls and Boys Surrey Cup Competitions - hosted at GHC


Under 12 Boys Plate; Under 10 Girls Plate Competitions


South Regional Finals - Under 12s (hosted at Surbiton HC)
Girls start ~9:30-10am
Boys start ~12-13pm


South Regional Finals - Under 10s (hosted at Surbiton HC)

Girls start ~9:30-10am
Boys start ~12-13pm


End of Season Event


Annual General Meeting 7pm GHC Clubhouse


Girls U12 Plate Competition


GHC Vets Day
Training Times 2018/19

GHC Website for contacts)
18:30-20:00 Adult GK Training (alternate Mondays starting 7 January to 1 April)
19:00-20:30 Ladies 3s
20.00-21:30 Ladies 1s


18.30-19:45 Open Junior Skills Session U11-13 (email Robert)
20.00-22:00 Men's 1s


20.00-21:30 Ladies 4s and 5s and Back to Hockey
19:30-21:30 Men's General Training (Shadows, 3s, 4s, Vets, SuperVets, B2H)
19:30-20:30 Ladies 1s and 2s
20:30-21:30 Ladies 1s


18.30-19:45 Junior Skills Session TBC (email Robert)
20.00-22:00 Men's 1s and 2s

Sand (swapping each half term)
18.00-19.30 Under 10 Girls
19.30-21.00 Under 12 Girls

Water (swapping each half term)

18.00-19.00 Under 8s
18.00-19.30 Under 10 Boys
19.30-21.00 Under 12 Boys

Goalkeeper Specialist Training
18.00-19.00 Under 10s and 12s - Sand
19.00-20.00 Under 16s and 18s - Water
20.00-21.00 Under 14s - Water
Goalkeepers also attend Squad Training Sessions

18.30-20.00 Under 14 Girls
18.30-20.00 Under 14 Boys
20.00-21.30 Under 16 Girls
20.00-21.30 Under 16 Boys, Under 18 Boys

GHC Website for contacts)

M1 - Craig Mullon
M2 - JY Chan
M3 Shadows - Ed Cheng
M3 - Adam Hooper
M4 (Krakens) - Andrew Austin
Vets (Pilgrims) - Mark Edwards
Supervets (Gondoliers) - Tom Carney

L1 - Libby Leadbeater
L2 - Suzanna Burton-Wyllie
L3 - Linda Roe
L4 - Michelle Robson and Shona Davies
L5 - Maggs Kyte
Back to Hockey - Cathy Sanderson

Mixed Hockey - JY Chan
Fixtures and Pitches - Mark Edwards
Umpires - Rob Lee


Under 8s - Kate Fuller
Girls Under 10 - Mercedes Bushnell
Boys Under 10 - Claudia Klijnstra
Girls Under 12 - Katie Stewart
Boys Under 12 - Claire Haines
Girls Under 14 - Kim Lunt
Boys Under 14 - Caroline Rees
Girls Under 16 - Anthony Greenhalgh
Boys Under 16 - Caroline Rees
Girls Under 18 - Dave Dickson
Boys Under 18 - Melinda Rock

Pitch Bookings - Jeremy Holt
Junior Section - Melinda Rock
Director of Coaching - Dan Fox
Goalkeepers - Nicola Morison
Schools - Tanya Baird
Skills Camps - Kim Lunt
Midweek Skills - Robert Manning


President - Maggs Kyte
Secretary - Jo Collins
Clubhouse - Tony Hall
Treasurer - Mark Lenel
Sponsorship - James Relph
Men's Captain - Will Gibson
Ladies Captain - Maggs Kyte
Juniors Captain - Melinda Rock
Membership - Dave Dickson
Social - Fraser Daly
Special Projects - Gavin Lotay

Catering - Dave Hall

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