Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 24 - 28 Feb 2020
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Club News
28 Feb 2020
In This Week's Edition...
  • Last Weekend at GHC
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • Latest Match Reports
  • Comedy Night - 7 Mar - Book Now
  • Surrey Youth Ambassadors and Surrey Youth Games 2020
  • Coronavirus Advice from Surrey HA
  • First Aid Course: 2-3 March - Book Now
Last Weekend at GHC

Senior League Results from Last Weekend

While the Ladies' leagues were on half-term break, we saw some super Men's league results including 21 goals scored in 5 league matches!

P5: W4 D0 L1

Ladies' Leagues
half-term break - no matches

Men's Leagues
M1s v West Hampstead 6-3 (W)
M2s v Addiscombe 0-1 (L)
Shadows v Old Kingstonians 2-1 (W)
M3s v Epsom 5-0 (W)
M4s - no match
Cavaliers v Gondoliers - friendly
Pilgrims v Old Cranleighans 8-0 (W)


Junior Round-up of Sunday Fixture Results

It was a busy day at GHC on Sunday - in the morning we hosted 16 teams in the Surrey HA Boys Under 12 Plate competition.

A good time was had by all and some great hockey played by these development teams. Addiscombe got the better of Oxted on penalty flicks in the Final with Spencer coming third.

Our Guildford B and C teams were competing against many clubs' A and B teams, and they did really well in some very close matches. The Cs just missed out getting to quarterfinals on goal difference in their group. The Ds got to quarterfinals but got knocked out there.

Many, many thanks to Jon and Claire Haines for leading our Boys Under 12 age group and helping organise the Plate competition.

It's great to host these end of season events - GHC are also hosting the Girls Under 12 Plate, the Boys Under 16 England Hockey Tier 1 Area Finals and the Girls Under 16 and 18 League Finals Day over the next three weeks. We hope to add a few more to that as well as we aim to qualify for more regional play-offs.

A huge thanks to Jeremy Holt who works tirelessly behind the scenes to arrange and re-arrange the massive task of getting so many juniors and so many competitions playing every week!

In other Junior results news, the Girls Under 16 A team won their knock-out match against Epsom to qualify for League Finals Day! (match report below).


The Boys Under 16 A team won convincingly their Premier League against Surbiton who are topping the league - well done boys!

The Girls U14 A team also won their Premier League match - the win over Reading means that with one match still to play they have qualified for League Finals Day!

The Girls U14 C team also won, bringing them to second place in their league - super well done, girls!

And the Boys U14 A team won their Premier League match by a landslide solidifying their second place standing in the table and qualifying them also for League Finals Day.

Wow - what a Sunday for the juniors!
This Weekend at GHC:


Home Fixtures
Saturday 29 February

Come support the home teams on Saturday at GHC!

The Ladies' 1s take on Tulse Hill and Dulwich who are currently 2nd in the table and 2 places ahead of us.

GHC L1s are on a winning run and THD lost to the second from bottom team just before the half-term break.

Will be an exciting match - come and support!

13:15 Ladies' 1s v Tulse Hill and Dulwich
13:30 Ladies' 5s v Richmond
14:45 Ladies' 3s v Wimbledon
15:00 Men's 3s v Old Kingstonians
16:15 Men's 2s v Wanderers
16:30 Men's Cavaliers v Old Reigatian

Notable Fixtures
Sunday 1 March

Three teams of GHC Under 10 Boys and two teams of Under 10 Girls are playing in the Under 10 Surrey Plate competition hosted at Surbiton HC on Sunday.

The Under 10 A and B teams are also playing - in warm-up matches ahead of their Cup competitions on 8 March.

The Ladies' 1s take on Teddington in the England Hockey Tier 2 Championships. It's a 2pm pushback at GHC - come and support:
2.30pm Guildford L1s v Teddington L1s

There are also plenty of other Junior teams in action including BU12s, GU12s, GU14D, BU14A, GU16B, GU14B and BU16C.


For more details, see What's On in this newsletter or check out the GHC Webpage What's On

Send in your match and tournament reports and photos to for next week's InTouch...
Latest Match Reports


Send in your photos and stories to

See past match reports on the GHC website here:

Comedy Night
7th March

Book Now!

Get your team together or come on your own and we will find you a table to join...

Saturday 7 March

Guildford Harbour Hotel
Dinner 6.30pm Comedy 8pm

Great line-up of local comedians
Fantastic curry (meat, veg options)
Tickets £35
Comedy lineup includes:

Danny Buckler
Luke Honnoraty

Dinesh Nathan

James Bran
Surrey Youth Games 2020

GHC will be running the hockey sessions for SYG 2020 for both Waverley and Guildford Boroughs!

For those unfamiliar with the games, the objective is to get children ages 6 to 16 to try a new sport.

8 weeks of coaching sessions are free (!) and then there is a big inter-borough tournament/event on 13-14 June at the Surrey Sports Park.

The sessions start in April and will run on a Wednesday evening - tell your friends who don't (yet) play hockey.

For more information and to sign up, see the Surrey Youth Games webpage.

GHC Director of Hockey, Dan Fox, met with the Young Ambassadors who will be helping run the games to talk about his experience playing hockey at the Olympics.

See the details here in our Club News article.

A great community effort to grow sport and in particular, our sport

If anyone would like to help fund/sponsor our SYG 2020 Coaching, please get in touch with Dan.

COVID-19 Advice

We are all no doubt aware that the novel coronavirus situation is changing rapidly.

Please pay close attention to the public health advice. Self-isolate or call 111 as advised...

Surrey Hockey Association circulated the latest advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England - here is what they say:

If you have travelled to an affected area or been in contact with someone from an affected area, heed the advice.

Better safe than sorry - stay home if the advice says you should!
Final First Aid Course of the 2019/20 Season

Mon 2 - Tue 3 March

Please note that the dates for our final First Aid course before the end of the league season have changed and are now:
Monday and Tuesday 2 & 3 February 2020

Each GHC team should have two qualified First Aiders.
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.
New First Aid Kits!

If you played at home last weekend you might have noticed the new First Aid kits for our home pitches.

Please note that there is a RED First Aid kit bag for each pitch - labelled "Blue" or "Sand". (Please don't take the green ones - which need to stay where they are on the wall.)

The team playing the first match of the day needs to collect the kit from the entrance to the bar (upstairs in the clubhouse) and take it to the pitch,

The last team to play on either pitch must return the kit to the bar at the end of the day's matches.

Please remember to complete an injury report for each injury. England Hockey collect these - the more data the better as they continue to monitor the sport along with the FIH and other NGB's for the safety of all.

Please hand in reports to Michelle Fussell or the First Aid room (first door on the left as you enter the clubhouse from outside.)

A special Thank You to Hartington Financial Consultancy Ltd whose generous sponsorship helped us replace the green First Aid boxes that had broken and update with fresh supplies.

Also, Thank You to Michelle Fussell for acquiring and organising the new bags and supplies!
What's On
A look at what's happening...

GHC Blue
13:15 Ladies' 1s v THD
14:45 Ladies' 3s v Wimbledon
16:15 Men's 2s v Wanderers

GHC Green
13:30 Ladies' 5s v Richmond
15:00 Men's 3s v Old Kingstonians
16:30 Men's Cavaliers v Old Reigatian

11:30 Ladies' 6s at Clapham Common
12:00 Men's 4s at Chertsey TV
12:30 Ladies' 4s at Croydon and OWs
13:30 Gondoliers at Oxted
14:30 Men's 1s at Wycombe
14:30 Ladies' 2s at Sunbury and Walton
15:00 Pilgrims at Spencer
16:00 Shadows at Woking


GHC Blue
09:00 BU10 v Epsom, EG, Richmond
10:30 BU12 v BU14
12:00 GU16B v Surbiton
14:30 Ladies' 1s at Teddington EH Championships Tier 2

GHC Green
09:00 GU10 v ChertseyTV, Reigate
10:30 GU14D v Surbiton
13:30 GU14B v Wimbledon
15:00 BU16C v Reigate Priory

Girls U10 in the Surrey Plate
Boys U10 in Surrey Plate
12:00 GU12 at A&F
12:30 GU12 at Surbiton
13:15 GU12 at Teddington
13:20 GU14 at Gerrards Cross


GHC Blue
13:15 Ladies' 2s v Old Cranleighans
15:00 Men's 1s v Banbury
16:30 Men's Shadows v Cheam
GHC Green
13:30  Ladies' s v Barnes
15:00 Ladies' 6s v London Edwardians
Men's 4s v Woking
--:-- Men's Gondoliers at Haslemere
11:00 Ladies' 5s at Leatherhead
12:00 Men's Cavaliers at Surbiton
13:30 Ladies' 1s at Hampstead and Westminster
14:30 Men's 2s at Epsom
15:00 Men's Pilgrims at Maidenhead
16:00 Ladies' 3s at Old Georgians
16:30 Men's 3s at Woking


GHC Blue
09:30-14:30 Girls U12 Surrey Plate
15:00 GU14D v Sonning
16:30 BU16C v Epsom
GHC Green
09:30-14:30 Girls U12 Surrey Plate
15:00 BU14D v Old Georgians
GHC Charterhouse (2 pitches)
09:30-12:30 Girls U12 Surrey Plate
13:30-17:00 Boys Under 16 England Hockey Tier 1 Area Finals

Prior's Field School
12:30 GU14B v Epsom
14:00 GU14A v Surbiton

Girls U12 A and B at SGC in the Surrey Cup
Boys U12 A and B at SGC in the Surrey Cup
--:-- BU16B at Addiscombe (EH T2)
--:-- BU18 at Marden Russets
10:00 U8 at Woking
10:30 GU16B at Alton (EH T2)
10:30 BU14B at Brighton and Hove (EH T2)
12:00 GU14B at Haslemere


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...

01 Mar - Girls U10 Surrey Plate
at Surbiton HC
10:00 - 14:00

01 Mar - Boys U10 Surrey Plate
at Surbiton HC
12:00 - 16:00

08 Mar - Girls U12 Surrey Cups
at St George's College
10:00 - 14:00

08 Mar - Boys U12 Surrey Cups
at St George's College
12:00 - 16:00

08 Mar - Girls U12 Surrey Cups
at Guildford HC and Charterhouse
09:30 - 12:30 (CH)
09:30 - 14:30 BW)

15 Mar - Boys U10 Surrey Cup
at Trinity School Croydon TBC

15 Mar - Girls U10 SurreyCup
at Trinity School Croydon TBC

22 Mar - U8-12 Canterbury Festival

22 Mar - Girls U16 and 18
League Finals Day at Guildford HC
10:30 - 18:00


Comedy Evening at Guildford Harbour Hotel - click on the image to book:


APRIL to JUNE 2020

Look out for our Summer Programme - there is something for everyone at GHC:
  • Adult Mixed 7-a-side games
  • Vets Games
  • Junior skills sessions
  • Surrey Youth Games (see below)
  • Back to Hockey
  • and more
More details coming soon...


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



6-7 April
25-26 May
23-24 July
26-27-28 August
26-27-28 October
21-22 December


Sunday 14 June 10am-4pm
Sunday 28 June 12pm-4pm

Click on the logo to visit our Partner websites.
Check our Partners webpage for more information about Sponsorship.


Sponsor News:
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

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.

Repeat: this costs you nothing - but money comes into the Club when you shop online!
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!)

That could be thousands of ££ for the Club without any additional cost to you.

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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 - TBC

Social Events - Ali Strutt

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 - Dan Fox
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.
40+ Young Leaders
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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