Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 15 - 2019 Dec 13
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Club News
13 Dec 2019
In This Week's Edition...
  • Match Reports from 7-8 December
  • Other Match Results
  • This Weekend at GHC: 14-15 Dec
  • Family Xmas Event - Sat 14 Dec
  • Alumni Event - Sat 21 Dec
  • Junior Camps - Book for 2-3 Jan 2020
  • 100 Club: November Winners
  • Mid-Season Communication
  • First Aid Courses at GHC
Match Reports from 7-8 December

Thank you to this week's match reporters: Andrew, Craig, Stephen, and Michelle.
The Gondoliers report is a must-read this week - setting the bar high for entertainment and creativity...don't miss it!
Send in your photos and stories to
Results from 7-8 December


Senior Team Results

GHC Ladies teams were undefeated for the second Saturday running - and this time not only undefeated, but all teams won their matches!

And the Ladies combined team (3s-6s) won their Surrey Cup match!

25 goals scored and only 5 let in across seven Ladies' teams!

On top of that 6/7 Men's teams won their matches.

That's 13 wins from 14 matches played last weekend!

Ladies' Leagues
Ladies' 1s v Maidenhead 3-0 (W)
Ladies' 2s v Woking 2-1 (W)
Ladies' 3s v Oxted 4-1 (W)
Ladies' 4s v THD 6-2 (W)
Ladies' 5s v Barnes 5-0 (W)
Ladies' 6s v Old Cranl'hans 4-1 (W)

Ladies Surrey Cup
GHC Ladies v Clapham Common 1-0 (W)

Men's Leagues
Men's 1s v Trojans 2-1 (W)
Mens' 2s v EUHC Gamblers 6-2 (W)
Men's Shadows v TMW 2-1 (W)
Men's 3s v Team Surrey 4-2 (W)
Men's 4s no match
Men's Cavaliers v Old Kingst'ns 4-1 (W)
Men's Pilgrims v Reading 2-4 (L)
Men's Gondoliers v Windsor 3-0 (W)


Junior Team Results

Barcelona Tournament
The Girls U12s were undefeated in 5 matches and did not let in a goal until the 8th shuttle in the Final. They were awarded the Runners-up trophy and Silver medals. Results:

v Sevenoaks 2-0 (W)
v Complutense (Madrid) 1-0 (W)
v RGCC (Gijon) 1-0 (W)
v Jolaseta (Bilbao) 0-0 (D)
Final v KHC (Leuven) 0-0 (D)

The Boys U12s had two big wins and a handful of losses that were as close as they could be. They played in the 5th/6th place final v the same club from Belgium as the Girls:

v Polo Club (Barcelona) 0-1 (L)
v Club de Campo (Madrid) 0-1 (L)
v Brighton & Hove 7-0 (W)
v RS Tenis (Santander) 0-1 (L)
v Iluro (Barcelona) 4-1 (W)
Final v KHC (Leuven) 0-1 (L)

Well done to all and thanks to those who organised this year's tour!

League Matches
Boys U16C v BromBeck 4-5 (L)
Boys U14D v Wimbledon 2-4 (L)
Girls U16B v South Berks 2-0 (W)
Boys U14B v Sevenoaks 7-1 (W)
Girls U12 v Barnes 8-4 (W)
Girls U14C v Surbiton 1-2 (L)
Girls U14B v Wallingford 1-6 (L)

EH Cup Matches
Girls U14A v Knole Park 0-3 (L)
Girls U16A v Trojans 2-3 (L)

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Highlights This Weekend:
14-15 December


Friday 13 December

Junior training
Final training session before Christmas

Remember to wear your favourite hat for the best hat competition this evening!

Saturday 14 December

14:00-16:30 Family Xmas Fun Day!


Girls U16 in the South Indoor Finals in Rickmansworth
  • 10:21 v Epsom
  • 12:19 v Horsham
  • 14:03 v Surbiton

Sunday 15 December

It's very quiet at GHC with only one home match. But it's a big day for away events!

GHC Blue
13:30 Handbags v Puritans


Boys U16 in the South Indoor Finals at Canterbury HC
  • 11:04 v BromBecks
  • 12:20 v Horsham
  • 13:04 v East Grinstead
  • 13:48 v Sevenoaks
  • 15:16 v Canterbury
Boys U18 in the South Indoor Finals in Eastleigh
  • 09:30 v BromBecks
  • 11:06 v Woking
  • 12:12 v Horsham
  • 13:18 v Surbiton
  • 14:24 v Canterbury
Ladies 1s in the South Indoor Finals

Girls and Boys U12s and 10s in the Teddington Xmas Invitational

Girls and Boys U13s and 12s in the Surbiton Tony Smith Invitational
  • 08:30-11:00 GU13 Plate
  • 10:30-13:30 GU13 Cup
  • 13:00-17:00 BU13 Cup and Plate
Good luck, everyone!!
See All Fixtures on our GHC page What's On and further along in this mailing.

And let us know how it 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:
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:
100 Club Winners - November 2019

Winners from our latest 100 Club draw:
1st place – Charles Atkins
2nd place – Richard Leadbeater
You could be next - but you have to be in it to win it!

See the 100 Club webpage for details

or contact Libby.

£5 per month and your chances are superb. The more people who enter, the bigger the prizes.
InTouch and Comms During the Holidays

Your regular InTouch edition will be on holiday for two weeks. Have a lovely Christmas, everyone.

But do look out for a mid-season communication from the GHC Board and Director of Hockey which will look back at the past few months.

The GHC Brochure 2019/20 will be coming to you at the same time; it will all come to your inbox and through social media links to the GHC website.

We hope to get this to you between Christmas and New Year's. Please take a few moments to look through the article and brochure.

Share with your friends and family and help us shout about GHC - a Great Place to Play.
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...

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:
18:30-19:50 Girls U16
19:30-20:50 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
13:30 Handbags v Puritans
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

12:30 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
10:00-15:00 Junior Skills Camp


GHC Blue
10:00-15:00 Junior Skills Camp

Junior Training re-starts for most squads (check with Squad Manager)

GHC Blue
14:00 GHC Alumni Event

GHC Blue
13:30 Men's Gondoliers v Trojans
15:00 Ladies' 3s v Epsom

GHC Green
13:00 Men's Cavaliers v Surbiton

GHC Blue
10:30 Girls U12 Training
12:00 Girls U14A v U14B
13:30 Men's Gondoliers v Puritans
GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 Training
12:00 Boys U14 Training

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...


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


23 Feb BU12 Surrey Plate at Guildford HC (TBC)

01 Mar BU10, GU10 Surrey Plate at Surbiton HC

08 Mar BU12, GU12 Surrey Cup at OGHC (St George's College)

08 Mar GU12 Surrey Plate at Guildford HC and Charterhouse

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.


easyfundraising for Guildford HC

Help keep the cost of your hockey down...for free...when you shop online

Let's face it, the cost of every ball, bib and hour of pitch hire adds up.

At GHC our dedicated volunteers and terrific network of sponsors help us keep costs down. But there is still more we can do to keep the club's finances in balance so we can achieve more, play more, enjoy more.

Sign up for easyfundraising and the Club benefits every time you shop online with an easyfundraising partner.

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Please be sure to sign up before this year's Black Friday and Christmas shopping are finished.

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Your InTouch editor signed up one year ago; 20 online shopping transactions over the year have netted £21 for the Club. Imagine if 100 or 500 people were to sign up! (Or if I shopped a bit more!)

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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
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, Dan Fox

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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