Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 8 - 2019 Oct 25
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Club News
25 Oct 2019
  • 1st Team Match Reports
  • Junior Match Reports
  • Results Round-up
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • October Half-term Camps - 28-29-30 October - Last Chance to Book!
  • Team Photos 2019/20
  • Clubwide Photo Montage
  • Ski Miquel - Exclusive Offer for GHC
  • Top-Guards mouthguard fittings at GHC - Friday 8 November
  • The Hockey Museum at GHC 15-16 November
  • Hawkinsport Kit Sale - Friday 29 November at GHC
  • First Aid Courses at GHC
  • Easyfundraising - earn money for your Club while you shop online
1st Team Match Reports from 19 Oct

The Men's 1st team have played their way to the top of the table - 4 wins from 4 games. See how they got on in this week's Men's 1st XI match report.

And wish them best of luck in Saturday's top of the table clash at Indian Gymkhana who are the only other unbeaten team in the league (GHC ahead on goal difference).

And well done to the Ladies 1st XI who dug deep to take all three points from Reading for a 4th place position in the table. See the details including some action photos here in this week's Women's 1st XI match report.

Both 1st Teams are at home on Saturday 2 November - come and support !!!!
Sunday 2 November
Blue Pitch
13:15 Ladies 1 v Hampstead and Westminster
15:00 Men's 1 v Winchester

Our other Senior Team match report comes from the Gondoliers who were away to Winchester last weekend:
Gondoliers at Winchester

See fixtures for this week and next further in this newsletter and see all future fixtures on What's On on the GHC website.
Junior Match Reports from 20 Oct

Our Junior superstars this week are the Girls Under 10s who sent at least three teams to Old Georgians Dragons for a big festival of games.

Team Fire played 7 matches and were undefeated with 5 wins and a draw - see the details here in the Team Fire Match Report.

Team Storm played 7 matches with no subs and lost only to GHC Team Fire and to a strong host side. See the details here in the Team Storm Match Report.

The future is bright at GHC!
In case you missed last week's reports, see how our Girls U12s, Girls U16s and Boys U18s fared...

Junior Match Reports
Results Round-up

Our 1st teams both won last weekend - great news!

The Men's teams had three 4-1 wins, two other wins, two draws and only one loss.

Men's 1s v Oxford University 4-1 W
Men's 2s v Wanderer's 4-1 W
Men's Shadows v Old Cranleighans 3-3
Men's 3s v Old Georgians 0-5 L
Men's 4s v Kenley 4-4
Men's Cavaliers v Addiscombe 3-0 W
Men's Pilgrims v Wimbledon 4-1 W
Men's Gondoliers v Winchester 2-1 W

The Ladies teams are on half term break, apart from the 1s who won their match:

Ladies' 1s v Reading 2-1 W

Junior league teams were undefeated: Girls U14C, Boys U14D and Girls U14D. Sunday was a Player Pathway priority date so there were not many league matches.

Match Reports are in this week from Ladies 1s, Men's 1s, Men's Supervets Gondoliers, Girls U10 Fire and Girls U10 Storm.

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!
This Weekend at GHC

Both 1st teams are away this Saturday - the Men at Indian Gymkhana and the Women at Tulse Hill and Dulwich.

We do have three matches at home: Men's 2s, Men's 3s and Men's Gondoliers. Action starting at 13:30 on the Blue pitch.

Other Men's teams are away and the Ladies are on half-term break.

On Sunday, some Junior teams have their first England Hockey Cup matches of the season.

Best of luck to the Under 18 Boys who are away to rivals Marlow. And the Under 14 Boys who have Cup matches in Tier 1 and 2 against Trojans and South Berkshire.

And the Boys U12s, U16s and Girls U14, U16s have league matches. Have fun and good luck!
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.

Excellent coaches lined up including current England and GB player Mikey Hoare who has 156 combined caps and currently plays for Wimbledon in the Premier League.

Click here for more information and to book:

GHC 2019/20 Team and Squad Photos

New photos were sent in this week from our newest team the Men's Cavaliers and also from the Men's 1s:

And new photos also from Girls U10 Fire and Girls U10 Storm:

We still need new photos from:
Men's 2s
Men's 4s
Men's Pilgrims
Men's Gondoliers
Ladies 3s
Ladies 4s
Ladies 5s
Ladies 6s
Girls U14
Boys U12
Boys U10

So far we have photos from:
Ladies 1s
Ladies 2s
Men's 1s
Men's Shadows
Men's 3s
Men's Cavaliers
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
Girls U10 Storm

Please send your team or squad photo:

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

2019/20 Team Photos
Clubwide Photo Montage

Also please send in your headshot for our clubwide banner. We want to bring together as many GHC people as possible.

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.
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

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.
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!!
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 Socks Available at 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!)
If you have any questions about GHC kit or Hawkins, please get in touch with Caroline Rees.
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:
  • 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

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

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

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This Week's
Match Reports

Click on the photo or match report link to see this week's new reports:

Men's 1st XI v Oxford University

Men's Gondoliers v Winchester

Ladies' 1s v Reading

Girls Under 10 Fire

Girls Under 10 Storm


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
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
10:30 Men's Shadows at Croydon and Old Whitgiftian
12:00 Men's 4s at Croydon and Old Whitgiftian
14:30 Men's 1s at Indian Gymkhana
14:30 Ladies' 1s at Tulse Hill and Dulwich

GHC Blue
09:00 Girls U10 Training
10:30 Boys U16Ch v Epsom
12:00 Boys U12s v Sevenoaks, Reigate Priory, Marlow
13:30 Internal match
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

please note changes for Junior training
No Fortitude training but GKs needed for mixed match play:

GHC Green
18:00-19:30 Under 8s and 10s
19:30-21:00 Under 12s

GHC Blue
18:30-20:00 Under 14s
20:00-21:30 Under 16s

All training at GHC (no training at Charterhouse on 1 November)

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
12:30 Men's Cavaliers at Cranleigh
14:00 Ladies' 3s at London Wayfarers
14:45 Men's 3s at Teddington

GHC Blue
09:30 Mixed U8 v Staines, Woking
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
13:30 Boys U14D v Old Kingstonians
GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
13:30 Girls U14AvB
11:00 Boys U10 at Staines
--:-- Girls U12 Shadows at Teddington

GHC Blue
12:00 Ladies' 5s v Oxted
13:30 Ladies' 3s v Chertsey Thames Valley
15:00 Men's 2s v Addiscombe
16:30 Men's 3s v Epsom

GHC Green
13:30 Ladies' 2s v Surbiton
15:00 Men's 4s v Old Kingstonians

--:-- Men's 1s at West Hampstead
10:00 Ladies' 1s at Surbiton
10:30 Men's Cavaliers at Horley
10:45 Ladies' 4s at Epsom
13:00 Ladies 6s at Clapham Common
14:00 Men's Shadows at Old Kingstonians
16:00 Men's Pilgrims at Old Cranleighans

GHC Blue
09:00 Girls U10 v Chertsey Thames Valley, Reigate Priory
10:30 Girls U12 v Richmond
12:00 Girls U14A v Reading
13:30 Girls U16A v Old Kingstonians
15:00 Boys U16A v Wimbledon

GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 v Teddington
12:00 Girls U12 at Aldershot and Farnham
13:30 Boys U10 v Spencer
15:00 Boys U14D  Spencer

GHC Pink (Charterhouse)
10:30 Boys U14B v Holcombe
10:30 Girls U14C v Wimbledon
12:00 Girls U12 v Spencer

--:-- Boys U18 at Marden Russets
--:-- Girls U14B at Epsom
10:30 Boys U12 at Woking
11:30 Boys U14A at Wimbledon
12:00 Boys U12 at Old Kingstonians
14:00 Boys U16Ch v Wimbledon

!!! 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

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

(Course fully booked)

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


01 Mar BU10, GU10 Surrey Plate
08 Mar BU12, GU12 Surrey Cup
15 Mar BU10, GU10 Surrey Cup
22 Mar U8-12 Canterbury Festival


Watch this space for Comedy Evening Event Details; Likely to be 9th March


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); all activity at Broadwater
  • 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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