Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 7 - 2019 Oct 18
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Club News
18 Oct 2019
  • Matches this Weekend
  • Last Weekend at GHC
  • October Half-term Junior Skills Camps - 28-29-30 October - Book Now!
  • Clubwide Photo Montage
  • Team Photos 2019/20
  • Top-Guards mouthguard fittings at GHC - Friday 8 November
  • GHC Partner Offer - Exclusive to GHC - Ski Miquel
  • The Hockey Museum at GHC 15-16 November
  • EH Level 1 Umpiring Course Sunday 24 November
  • Hawkinsport Kit Sale - Friday 29 November at GHC
  • Wines at Special GHC prices after last weekend's winetasting event
  • First Aid Courses - Last chance to book for 14-15 October
  • Easyfundraising - earn money for your Club while you shop online
Matches This Weekend

We have 8 home matches on Saturday - all welcome to come and enjoy.

And be sure to support and make some noise for the Ladies' 1s:

Saturday 13:30 - Blue pitch
Ladies' 1s v Reading

The Men's 1s are away to Oxford University - best of luck to maintain their winning ways.

Clubhouse and bar open Friday night, Saturday  and Sunday.

See fixtures for this week and next further in this newsletter and see all future fixtures on What's On on the GHC website.
Last Week at GHC

The Ladies' 6s continued their fine start to the Leagues with a huge comeback from 0-2 down to win 4-3!

And our new Men's team - the Cavaliers - also continued their great start to life in the Leagues with a 4-0 win.

All but one Men's team won their matches last Saturday, including a 7-0 trouncing from the Shadows!

An excellent weekend overall:

Men's 1s v Tunbridge Wells 3-0 W
Men's 2s v Purley Walcountonians 2-1 W
Men's Shadows v Bank of England 7-0 W
Men's 3s v Old Reigatians 5-1 W
Men's 4s v Surbiton 0-2 L
Men's Cavaliers v Old Cranli'ans 4-0 W
Men's Pilgrims v Old Kingstonians 5-3 W
Men's Gondoliers v Havant 3-0 W

Ladies' 1s v London Wayfarers 5-5 D
Ladies' 2s v London Academicals 0-4 L
Ladies' 3s v Barnes 3-0 W (w/o)
Ladies' 4s v Leatherhead 8-0 W
Ladies' 5s v Old Cranleighans 2-2 D
Ladies' 6s v Spencer 4-3 W

A couple of Junior teams also made impressive comebacks last weekend - the Boys Under 14 Prem were down 0-4 at Canterbury and came back to win 6-5!

And the Boys Under 18 Prem team were down 1-3 to Old Loughtonians and had a second half rally to win 4-3!

Never give up!

Match Reports are in this week from Ladies 1s, Men's 1s, Ladies 6s, Men's Gondoliers, Boys U18, Girls U16, Girls U12 Gazelles and Girls U14 Prem.

See Match Report links below.

Make sure to send in your photos and stories to so we can shout about our great club on social media and in our newsletter!
October Half-term Skills Camps -
Book Now for 28-29-30 October

Half-term will be here before we know it - book your places now to take advantage of one, two or three days of brilliant coaching during the half-term.

Click here for more information and to book:

Clubwide Photo Montage

Thank you to those who sent in their mugshots for our club-wide banner - special mention to the Tong family for being the first to send theirs in. And to the Ladies' 1st XI for being the first team to complete the task!

In case you missed it last week, here is the appeal for headshots once again...

We hope everyone has noticed the new sign on the back of the clubhouse. We are working on a few more new signs and other new visuals for in and around the club.

One of these will be a rather ambitious effort to get as many club members and helpers as possible represented on a large banner.

This will be displayed in the clubhouse on a large wall. Please send in your smiling face to help us make it really special

Here are some sample photos of what we are looking for:

The photos will be put together into something like the frame below - ignore the colours and the faces have been blurred - this frame is about 2x3m and has about 650 players and other club members displayed.

Each photo is small but the overall impact is huge:

Names will not be associated with photos.
GHC 2019/20 Team and Squad Photos

It was a good week for Team photos! Thanks to all who sent theirs in.

The Shadows photo seems to prove that even if it is pouring with rain, a 7-0 win makes for smiling faces in the team photo.

Below is the list of who we have so far - please send yours in if it's not there yet...

So far we have photos from:
Ladies 1s
Ladies 2s
Men's Shadows
Men's 3s
Boys U18 Prem
Boys U16 Prem
Girls U16
Boys U14
Boys U14 Prem
Boys U10
Boys U12
Girls U12 Squad
Girls U12 Gazelles
Girls U12 Shadows
Girls U10 Fire

There are still plenty of teams out there who haven't yet sent in their photo...

Please send your team or squad photo:

Have a look at this year's collection so far:

2019/20 Team Photos
Friday 8 November
Top-Guards will be back at GHC!

Top-Guards are high-quality sports gumshields custom-made by a qualified denist and dental technician to protect your teeth.

These premium, bespoke mouthguards offer optimum protection, maximum comfort, and easy communication.
Great for Juniors and Adults.

Please email Debs to book an appointment for a fitting - Friday 8 November 6:30-8:30pm in the GHC clubhouse.
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

The Hockey Museum is Coming to GHC 15-16 November

The Hockey Museum is based in Woking and is coming on the road to GHC!

The Hockey Museum display will be in the clubhouse from Friday 15 November 6pm until Saturday 16 November afternoon.

Both GHC 1st teams play at home on Saturday 16 November.

Why not plan to come down to see some interesting hockey history...
and some history in the making on the pitches.
Saturday 16 November
13:15 Ladies 1s v Marlow
15:00 Men's 1s v Wycombe

Clubhouse and bar open!!
England Hockey Level 1 Umpiring Course

Sun 24 November


Save the date - and watch this space.

EH are running a Level 1 Umpiring course at GHC on Sunday 24 November 9:30-4pm.

The registration link is not yet live on the EH website but when it is, please make sure to register ASAP once the link is live.

The course has 20 spaces but we cannot reserve them for GHC - they will be available only through the link on the EH website when it is live. The spaces will go quickly.

An email alert will be sent to coaches and captains in addition to InTouch. Make sure you book as soon as the course is announced - it will fill up quickly.
GHC Socks Supply Replenished - 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!)

Hawkinsport Kit Sale
Friday 29 November

Also note that Hawkinsport are planning to 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 Kit Shop
If you have any questions about GHC kit or Hawkins, please get in touch with Caroline Rees.
The Vineking Winetasting Event - Wines on Sale Now

In case you missed the winetasting event, it was a really relaxing evening as the Vineking talked us through how to taste and appreciate wine and through the 8 wines they brought with them.

The wines are on sale at GHC event prices. And the Vineking will make a donation to the club on each purchase as well - so be sure to order plenty.

Click here to see the wine list and order form.

Contact Matt Slominski with any questions.
Thank you massively to Matt Slominski for organising the event.

If you missed it, we hope to do another event in the Spring.
First Aid Courses at GHC with AMJ


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:
  • 14-15 October 2019
  • 11-12 November 2019
  • 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.

Donations for GHC when you shop online

Please sign up to #easyfundraising and help us raise FREE funds for Guildford Hockey Club when you're doing your everyday shopping online.


Plus, when you raise your first £5, easyfundraising will match it!

This short video explains how simple it is and it doesn't cost you anything:

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Sign-up using our unique link and search for Guildford Hockey Club:

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Have a browse through our library of match reports, click on the buttons below:
Women's Match Reports
Men's Match Reports
Junior Match Reports
Calling All Unused or Outgrown Kit...

Please donate for our second hand shop

Do you have any outgrown hockey kit that could be passed on to a good home? 
Please donate shorts, tops, jackets, jumpers, tracksuit bottoms, sticks, shoes, socks, and more. You can leave them with the bar staff.

We’re hoping that this will be a great opportunity for many of you to stock up without breaking the bank, for others to rid the house of some clutter, while also raising a bit of money for the club. 
This season we’re hoping to raise funds towards a video camera - video analysis is a really important part of coaching. Thank you in advance for supporting this effort!
Please clear our those closets and attics - your unused item could really help someone out.
What's On
A look at what's happening on the pitches and at the club...
GHC Blue
10:30 Ladies 2s v Ladies 3s
12:00 Men's 4s v Kenley
13:30 Ladies' 1s v Reading
15:00 Men's 2s v Wanderers
16:30 Men's Pilgrims v Wimbledon
GHC Green
12:15 Ladies' 4s Surbiton
13:45 Shadows v Old Cranleighans
15:15 Men's Cavaliers v Addiscombe
14:30 Men's 4s at Old Georgians
--:-- Men's 1s at Oxford University
--:-- Men’s Gondoliers at Winchester
GHC Blue
09:00 Girls Gazelles Training
09:00 Girls U12 7s-1 Training
09:00 Girls U12 7s-2 Training
10:30 Girls U12 Shadows v Wimbledon
12:00 Girls U14C v Richmond
13:30 Girls U14D v Marlow
15:00 Puritans v Handbags
GHC Green
09:00 Girls U12 Training
10:30 Boys U10 at Old Cranleighans
12:00 or 13:30 Possible GU16 game
10:00 Girls U10 at Old Georgians
12:30 Boys U14 at Woking
10:00 GirlsU10 at Old Georgians Dragons
GHC Blue
13:30 Men's 2s v EUHC Gamblers
15:00 Men's 3s v Croydon and Old Whitgiftian
16:30 Men's Gondoliers v Epsom
10:00 Men's Cavaliers at Cranleigh
10:30 Men's Shadows at Croydon and Old Whitgiftian
12:00 Men's 4s at Croydon and Old Whitgiftian
14:30 Ladies' 1s at Tulse Hill and Dulwich
14:30 Men's 1s at Indian Gymkhana
GHC Blue
09:00 Girls U10 Training
10:30 Boys U16Ch v Epsom
12:00 Boys U12s v Sevenoaks, Reigate Priory, Marlow
13:30 Boys U14 v Trojans in the EH Cup Tier 1
15:00 Boys U14B v South Berkshire in the EH Cup Tier 2
11:30 Girls U16B at Barnes
12:00 Boys U18 Prem in the EH Cup Tier 1
--:-- Girls U14C at Ashford
GHC Blue
11:45 Ladies' 2s v Spencer
13:15 Ladies' 1s v Hampstead and Westminster
15:00 Men's 1s v Winchester
16:30 Men's Shadows v Merton

GHC Green
12:00 Ladies' 6s v Old Georgians
13:30 Ladies' 4s v Old Cranleighans
15:00 Men's Pilgrims v London Wayfarers
16:30 Men's Gondoliers v Woking

11:30 Men's 2s at Old Cranleighans
12:00 Ladies' 5s at Croydon and Old Whitgiftian
14:00 Ladies' 3s at London Wayfarers
14:45 Men's 3s at Teddington
GHC Blue
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
11:00 Boys U10 at Staines
--:-- Girls U12 Shadows at Teddington

!!! 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


First Aid Training Course


M-T-W 28-29-30 OCTOBER

October Half-term Junior Skills Camps

6:30-8:30pm Mouthguard fittings at GHC

email Debs for an appointment


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

Hawkinsport Kit Sale at GHC


Four Junior Teams playing in the Teddington Xmas Invitational:
Girls U10, Boys U10,
Girls U12, Boys U12


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 welcome back!
Details coming soon...

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


Quiz Night at GHC


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)
  • 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
  • Girls U18 at Whitgift School (TBC)
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

Introducing our 2019/20 Captains

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 and Shona Davies
L5 - Maggs Kyte
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 Relph, TBC, Julie Walsh
Boys Under 16 - Caroline Rees, Mike Kefford
Girls Under 18 Indoor - Will Esplen
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

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, Sally Finlayson, Tash Davies
Welfare - Michelle Fussell
DBS Verification - Michelle Fussell, Melinda Rock
100 Club Administrator - Libby Leadbeater
Hawkinsport Kit Liaison - Caroline Rees
Schools Coaching Outreach - James Relph
Graphic Design - Cathy Sanderson
Social Media - Sarah Fletcher-Evans

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