Your weekly news round up from Guildford Hockey Club - 18 Jan 2019
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In this Edition:
  • Last Weekend at GHC
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • New A Team at GHC
  • Race Night - Sat 26 Jan - tickets on sale!
  • Junior Camp Dates 18-20 Feb - Book Now!
  • New Match Reports
  • 100 Club Winners - December
Last Weekend at GHC

Friday night at GHC we hosted RGS in a series of 7-a-side matches against our Boys U10s and 12s and Girls U13 teams. A great time was had by all and RGS really appreciated the opportunity to get so many teams and boys playing in games.

Thank you to all who made it happen and especially to those squads whose regular Friday training was displaced to Charterhouse for the evening!

Our Men's and Ladies 1st teams both won again last Saturday; for the Ladies it was a mid-season friendly against Maidenhead and the M1s brought home 3 points against West Hampstead.

M1's player Ross Fergusson scored a hatrick, earning a place at the top of the League goalscoring leaderboard with 16 so far this season.

Both teams top their tables with the M1s undefeated and the L1s having lost only once.

With 10 senior teams playing on Saturday, we had 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats - scored 25 goals and let in 19.

On Sunday the Under 12 Boys and Girls were out in force as were the Under 10 Girls.

With a few tough matches for some of our Prem teams, the Boys Under 14s Prem team pulled their weight by putting 19 goals past their opponents on Sunday while the BU14 Challenge team put 11 past theirs!

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

The Boys U18 Indoor team are off to Telford early Saturday morning for the National Indoor Finals. Ten teams from across the country are competing - best of luck, boys!

You can follow the live action on the AltiusRT website - click on the link:

Boys U18 Super 6s Finals

Eleven senior matches are taking place on Saturday with the Ladies 1s in a friendly at Charterhouse 11am on Saturday and the M1s away at Trojans in a top of League table clash (only 1 point between them!). Good luck, guys!

Sunday sees our littlest players on a road trip in their U8 festival to Horsham!

And the Under 12 Boys and Girls and the Under 10 Boys are all playing plenty of 7-a-side matches at Broadwater.

Despite that it is a training day for County Squads, there are several other matches on as well.

See more of What's On in InTouch or on the GHC Webpage
New 'A' Team at GHC! - Congratulations to all the New Parents!

Earlier in the season we let you know that Ladies 1s player Jo Collins and husband Tim welcomed baby Alfie to the world.

Well, there's been a baby boom of sorts at GHC and we are pleased to share the good news of other GHC babies born in the last few months...

Anna Eve (26 December) to Heather and Craig Mullon

Annabelle (11 November) to Karen Coomber

Arabella (29 May) to Hettie Hayden

With Alfie, Anna, Annabelle and Arabella - add to that Dan Fox's Amber who is coming up on her second birthday - we are well on our way to training up the Mixed 'A' XI for the 2038/39 season!

Congratulations to all!!
Race Night - Saturday 26 January 2019


Be sure to get your tickets for Race Night on Saturday 26 January.

Tickets are available every Friday evening at the clubhouse or from a member of the Ladies section.

TIckets also available by emailing Libby Leadbeater - click here, easy as pie.

Doors open at 7.30pm and it’s £5 admission which includes a hot dinner and programme.


This is a really fun evening - socialise, eat, drink, watch the races, place your bets and sit back and count your winnings (hopefully). 

We are also looking for race sponsors. As a race sponsor, for £25 you (or your company’s) name would be announced at the start of that race and advertised on the Race Card. If you would like to be a sponsor or can think of someone else (or a company) that might be interested please see/share the attached sponsorship letter.

Get your tickets quick to avoid disappointment for this really popular event!

Junior Skills Camps - Book Now for February Half term!
18-19-20 Feb


Double Olympian Dan Fox ran a day of indoor camp and two days of outdoor camps during the Christmas holidays. We had 120 players at the three sessions!

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


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:
New Match Reports

Reports this week from the Men's Shadows, Girls U10s, Men's 1st XI, Ladies 5th XI and Girls U12s.

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

Men's 1st XI 6-1 v West Hampstead

Men's Shadows Earn Post-Xmas Point

Ladies 5s Fab Result v Determined OKs

Girls Under 10 Lightning, Storm and Fire

Girls Under 12s Host Strong Sevenoaks Sides

See past match reports here on the GHC website:
100 Club December Winners

Congratulations to our winners:
  • 1st prize £25 - 0025 – David Jennings
  • 2nd prize £15 – 0024 – Matthew DeVilliers

Join the draw to take your chances at winning!

See details on the link below or get in touch with Libby:

100 Club
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 28 & Tuesday 29 January 6pm-9:30pm - date may have changed - please check with Michelle
  • 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
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.

13:30 Men's 3s v Old Kingstonians
15:00 Men's 2s v Team Surrey Spartans
16:30 Ladies 3s v Tulse Hill and Dulwich

13:15 Men's Gondoliers v Oxted
14:45 Ladies 4s v Richmond

11:00 Ladies 1s v Wimbledon

Shadows at Merton
11:00 Ladies 2s at Wanderers
12:00 Men's 4s at Royal Holloway
13:00 Ladies 5s at Epsom
13:30 Men's 1s at Trojans

Boys U18 in the EH Super 6s National Indoor Finals (Telford):

14:10 Boys U18 v Old Loughtonians
16:30 Boys U18 v Doncaster


10:00 Girls U12 v Teddington
12:00 Mixed 2nd XI v Southhampton in the EH Cup T2
13:30 Girls U14 A v B
15:15 Boys U16 v Horsham

09:00 Girls U12 v OC, Wimbledon
12:00 Girls U12 v Reading
13:30 Boys U10 v Wimbledon, Epsom

09:00 Mixed 1st XI at Horsham in the EH Cup T2

Mixed U8s at Old Kingstonians
11:00 Girls U16 at Spencer
14:00 Boys U14 at Surbiton
14:00 Girls U14 at London Wayfarers
14:30 Girls U14 at Surbiton

Boys U18 in the EH Super 6s National Indoor Finals (Telford):

09:00 Boys U18 v Beeston
11:20 Boys U18 v Cheltenham


13:30 Men's 1s v Woking
15:00 Ladies 2s v Old Kingstonians
16:30 Men's Shadows v Camberley and Farnborough

14:45 Ladies 5s v Bank of England
16:15 Men's 4s v Chertsey Thames Valley

11:30 Men's 3s at Old Cranleighans
12:30 Ladies 4s at London Wayfarers
14:30 Men's Pilgrims at Salisbury
14:30 Men's 2s at Woking
14:30 Laides 1s at Epson


10:30 Boys U14 v Woking
12:00 Girls U14 v Mardeon Russets
13:30 Girls U16 v Surbiton

12:00 Boys U14 v Ealing
13:30 Girls U14 v Woking

--:-- Boys U16 at Bromley and Beckenham
--:-- Girls U16 at South Berkshire
10:30 Girls U12 at Reading
11:00 Girls U12 at Merton
11:00 Boys U12 at Staines
11:30 Boys U16 at Fareham
14:00 Boys U16 at Marden Russets

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:


Race Night


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


More Winetasting - TBC


End of Season Event


Annual General Meeting 7pm GHC Clubhouse


Girls U12 Plate Competition
Training Times 2018/19

GHC Website for contacts)
18:30-20:00 Adult GK Training (alternate Mondays starting 17 Sep)
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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