This week's news from Guildford Hockey Club - 2019 March 22
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In this Edition:
  • Last Weekend at GHC
  • Ladies League Positions 2018/19
  • Men's League Positions 2018/19
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • Planning the Way Ahead for GHC and AGM 2019
  • Junior Skills Camps - Book now for 8-9-10 April
  • Former GHC Juniors in University Hockey Glory!
  • New Match Reports
  • End of Season Event Tickets Discounted price until Sunday 7th April
Last Weekend at GHC

After earning promotion with several games still to play, GHC Ladies and Men's 1st teams both finish 2018/19 as League Champions!!!

The Men secured their League Championship with a 1-0 win over Wycombe at Bisham Abbey in their final match of the season. And the Ladies 1s win their league with a game still to play, having beat Oxford 3-0.

Get your copy of this week's Surrey Ad (out this morning)!

Also last Saturday, GHC Ladies 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s all won their games.

And so did the Men's Shadows, 3s, 4s and Pilgrims. The Men's 2s had a scoreless draw and the Gondoliers a narrow 0-1 loss. Great results overall!
And on Sunday GHC Under 14 Boys won their England Hockey Area Finals to progress to the National Finals taking place on 11th May!

Ladies Section - All First or Second In 2018/19
It would be difficult for GHC Ladies to have had a better season - three teams are League Champions (all promoted), two teams are currently in second place with one already qualified for promotion play-offs and the other in second place with 2 games still to play.
  • Ladies 1s - 1st of 11 confirmed, one game still to play, promoted to South Div 1
  • Ladies 2s - 2nd of 10 confirmed, qualify for promotion playoffs
  • Ladies 3s - 1st of 10, promoted to Surrey Div 6
  • Ladies 4s - 1st of 12 confirmed, 2 games to play, promoted to Surrey Div 9
  • Ladies 5s - 2nd of 12 (behind GHC 4s), 2 games to play to keep 2nd place for promotion play-off place
Ladies 1s

Ladies 2s

Ladies 3s
Ladies 4s

Ladies 5s
See more of What's On in InTouch or on the GHC Webpage
Men's Teams 2018/19
While the Men haven't enjoyed top two spots in all leagues, most teams have done really well, including of course our Men's 1s - League Champions - and Men's 3s who finish second in their league.
  • Men's 1s - 1st of 12, at least 5 points clear of Trojans who have one game to play. Our Ross Fergusson is currently top goal scorer for the League on 28 (with a West Hampstead player on 27 who still has one match to play); 88 goals scored this season.
  • Men's 2s - 3rd of 12, 3 points behind 2nd but with a much better goal difference (+40 to Wanderers +23) - if only we had had one more win. Well done for scoring 73 goals this season!
  • Men's Shadows - 7th of 11, one match to play, could still finish a mid-table 6th.
  • Men's 3s - 2nd of 12, well ahead of 3rd with one game to play (though not able to catch first). Well done for scoring 80 goals so far this season!
  • Men's 4s - 4th of 10. Much closer to the top than to the bottom in terms of points - well done.
  • Men's Pilgrims - 7th of 8, with half of the losses by only one goal and a few draws it's probably better than it looks, not our best season though.
  • Men's Gondoliers - 4th of 12 according to an average points per game calculation. One match left to play.
Men's 1s
Men's 2s
Men's Shadows

Men's 3s

Men's 4s

Men's Pilgrims

Men's Gondoliers

Well done to all!

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

On Saturday, having already won the League, the Ladies 1s have their final game at East Grinstead. Ladies 4s and 5s are also in action - at home - as are the Men's 3s and the Gondoliers.

Also best of luck to the Pilgrims away to Newbury and Thatcham.

On Sunday a group of Under 8s are training early morning - great to see how eager some of our newest players are!

The Girls Under 12s and 14s are playing league matches.

And the Ladies 1s are at Lee Valley for the semi-final of the England Hockey Tier 2 National Championship!

AGM 2019 - Tue 14 May 7pm
Director of Hockey to Be Announced Soon

The Board have been working hard with input from across the club on updating the 3-5 year plan for the Club moving forward.

A 'stakeholders' meeting was held in January to gain support for the way forward proposal which includes a new Director of Hockey role for the Club.

There was very positive support for the proposal, and the Board are further planning for next season and beyond.

There will be some exciting news about next season coming soon. If you would like to see the presentation please ask your Captain or Squad Manager (all have received a copy) or email

Please consider taking on even a really small job to help out next season - if you aren't already. Many hands make light (and more fun) work. Get in touch with your Captain or Squad Manager or any of our Contacts in Who's Who

Watch out for more news as we plan next season and beyond. And please come to the Annual General Meeting:

Tuesday 14 May
GHC Clubhouse

More details coming soon.

Junior Skills Camps - February Hugely Fun and Successful!

Next up...
8-9-10 April
28-29 May

The club league season is coming to an end - but there is still more hockey to enjoy...

Don't miss out - our next camp is in the Easter holidays...followed by two days in the May Half term holiday...

Former GHC Juniors Win BUCS Men's Championship

GHC Junior Section alumni James Ferguson and Alex Sweet were in the Exeter University team that won the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Hockey Men's Championship on Wednesday!!

It was Exeter's first BUCS Hockey Championship, though they came close last year having made it to semi-finals.

The final score was 1-1 after a Durham goal scored from a PC after time had run out was disallowed.

Exeter won the ensuing penalty flick shootout 4-2 with Elliot Bullman in goal. Elliot spent two seasons with GHC as our Fortitude GK coach.

George Carson was also in the team - some may remember that George spent a season 2 years ago at GHC coaching our Under 14 Girls.

Well done to all!

England Hockey article

BUCS webpage

Watch the whole match here

New Match Reports

Reports this week from our Men's 1s, Ladies 1s, Boys Under 14s, Gondoliers, and Girls Under 12s.

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

Men's 1s are League Champions

Ladies 1s are League Champions

Boys Under 14 Progress to National Finals

Gondoliers v Woking

Girls Under 12s Awards and Thank You's

See past match reports here on the GHC website:
End of Season Celebration - Almost Early Bird Pricing Ends 7 April

Be sure to be there on Saturday 11 May for our end of season event.

Get your team together - you won't want to miss it!

Great price this year in a new venue, the Wilfrid Noyce Centre in Godalming. Drinks from 6pm, dinner served at 7pm.

The almost early bird price of £40 is available until 7 April.
Ticket prices go up to £45 per person from 8 April.

Take advantage now in order to save!

Dress is 'cocktail wear' - come and have a great time!
What's On
Captains and Squad Managers, email if you need to share any changes to training or matches (or text 07507559090).

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.

13:00 Ladies 5s v Old Cranleighans
15:00 Men's Gondoliers v Amersham and Chalfont

15:00 Men's 3s v Addiscombe

12:30 Men's Pilgrims at Newbury and Thatcham
13:30 Ladies 1s at East Grinstead
14:30 Ladies 4s at Camberley and Farnborough


09:00 Under 8s Training Group
10:30 Girls U12 v London Wayfarers

10:30 GU14C v Wimbledon

Boys and Girls U10 and U12s at Canterbury

11:00 Girls U12 at Old Kingstonians

13:15 Ladies 1s v East London at Lee Valley in the England Hockey Tier 2 Semi-finals


20:00 Boys U18 v M1/2s- TBC

12:00 Boys U18 Training
13:30 Ladies 4s v Old Kingstonians
15:30 Men's Gondoliers v OMT

13:00 Men's Pilgrims v Newbury and Thatcham

13:30 Ladies 5s at Old Kingstonians


12:30 Boys Under 18 v Wakefield in the EH Tier 1 Cup Semi-Final

12:00 Boys U12 at Merton
14:30 Girls U14A at Surbiton
15:00 Girls U12 at Old Cranleighans


10:00 Men's Pilgrims - Wessex Masters Finals Day

10:00 Men's Pilgrims - Wessex Masters Finals Day


10:30 Girls U12 v Wimbledon, Woking


10:00 Boys Under 14 in the England Hockey National Finals at Reading HC


Girls Under 12 Surrey Plate Competition

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:


Final regular Junior training sessions (BU14 training on Friday 5 April, 3rd May)


Under 18 Boys EH Cup Semi-Final - Guildford v Wakefield at GHC

MON 8 - TUE 9 - WED 10 APRIL

Junior Skills Camps

Book Now - click here


End of Season Event


Annual General Meeting 7pm GHC Clubhouse


Girls U12 Plate Competition - hosted by GHC

TUE 28 & WED 29 MAY

Junior Skills Camps


GHC Vets Day
Training Times 2018/19

GHC Website for contacts)
18:30-20:00 Adult GK Training (alternate Mondays starting 7 January to 1 April)
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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