Your weekly news round up from Guildford Hockey Club - 14 Sep 2018
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In this Edition:
  • The GHC Weekend Starts TONIGHT!
  • Meet the England Hockey Umpiring 'Guru'
  • TONIGHT - Mouthguard Fittings and Kit Sale at GHC
  • Coach Education Sessions with Dan Fox
  • Wine Tasting Evening 6 October - Book Now
  • First Aid Courses
  • Mid-week Junior Skills Sessions Starting Tuesday 18 Sep
  • 100 Club - Be A Winner
  • GHC Website, InTouch, Social Media
The Weekend Starts Tonight at GHC

Hawkinsport and Top-Guards will both be at the Clubhouse TONIGHT Friday 14 September for kit sales and mouthguard fittings (details below).

And the regular Friday night BBQs start this evening at Broadwater as well Bon appetit!

Our senior teams have several friendlies on Saturday in preparation for their first league matches on the 22nd and 29th. Three home fixtures including the Men's 1s at 3pm.

And the Juniors are in action with several pre-league-season training sessions happening and the Under 10 Girls travelling to Surbiton.

For more details see What's On.
YOU ARE INVITED... an A-Z of umpiring hockey....from the umpiring 'guru' himself...

Wednesday 19 September, 7pm at Charterhouse

Calling all players, parents, coaches and are invited to an introduction to umpiring course.

This is a practical, hands-on umpiring course for the new season. Confidence and capability guaranteed!

Delivered by England Hockey’s workforce and training manager, Stephen Tabb (he’s a guru - in charge of development of all umpires in England!).
This is a one-off session tailored to Guildford Hockey Club. A brilliant opportunity. Sign up now (and get a free whistle!)

This is a really special opportunity - let's get as many as possible taking advantage of it. Guaranteed to enjoy the game more for having done this course!

Email Dan if you can come:
Friday 14 September - Kit Sale and Mouthguard Fittings at the Clubhouse from 5:30pm

Don't buy that new off the shelf mouthguard for the new season just yet!

Dr Debs Thomas can make you a custom-fitted and affordable excellent quality, comfortable mouthguard. She will be at GHC on Friday 14 September from 5.30-8.30pm.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to get exactly the right, safe, comfortable mouthguard at the beginning of the season.

Please email Debs if you are planning on coming for a fitting so she can plan.

Also note that our kit supplkier, Hawkinsport, will be at the club on the same evening selling not only GHC crested kit but plenty of hockey items including sticks, bags, gloves (EH strongly recommend a LH glove), grips, shoes, socks and more.

Have a look at their website here and the GHC kit site here.
Coach Education Sessions with GHC DoJC Dan Fox

Upcoming courses include:
  • Tuesday 18 Sep - What to Coach: Defending (BW)
  • Monday 1 October: 7-a-side and 11-a-side Tactics (CH)
If you haven't yet signed up and would like to, please fill in the form or email Dan

See our Coaching Resource List in the Coaches' Area of the GHC Website
The Vineking is Coming to GHC - Saturday 6 October

Guildford Hockey Club hosts Vineking in a fantastic evening of wine tasting on Saturday 6th of October 2018

Doors Open 7pm
Tasting Begins 7:30pm
Finish 10pm (bar closes later)
GHC Clubhouse, £20
Ticket includes - Glass of bubbles on arrival and tasting of 6 wines (3 whites and 3 reds). On each table will be an English Cheese board.
On the evening we will have a raffle and auction with some fantastic prizes.
Buy your tickets now:
Click here

A huge thank you to Junior player parent Matt Slominski and the Under 16 Boys Squad for organising what will be a super evening.

Don't miss it - book now!
First Aid Courses - Book Now

Each squad/team needs good coverage of First Aid, preferably two certificated people per team/squad, so that at any time there is someone on site with an up to date First Aid certificate and knowledge.

First Aid courses are available through the Club. These courses give a certificate that is valid for three years and includes Defibrillator training.

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:
  • Course 1 = Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September: 6pm - 9:30pm
  • Course 2 = Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October: 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
Mid-week Junior Skills Sessions Starting Tuesday 18 September

Junior players ages U11-13 are welcome and encouraged to come to our Open Mid-week Skills Sessions.

Men's 1st team player coaches will focus on improving skills in these 60 minute sessions on a Tuesday from 6-7pm.

£5 to pay and play.

These sessions can help your junior player make huge improvements to their skills and further their enjoyment of the game!
100 Club Winners

Our July and August winners are here below - congratulations!

Could September or October see you winning?
July 100 Club Winners
First prize £25 - Stuart Hook
Second prize £15 - Brett Smith

August 100 Club Winners
First prize £25 - Charles Atkins
Second prize £15 - Briege Wyllie

If you would like to take part, have a look at the website and contact our new 100 Club Manager, Libby Leadbeater (thanks, Libby).

It's a monthly draw and your chances of winning are very good. And the Club benefits, too!
GHC Website, InTouch, Social Media

For those who are newer to GHC or may not be aware, please use our GHC website as a source of information and celebration of our club. There is a lot of information on there and is updated every week with match reports.

A few useful pages include these links:

Home Page - Latest News Stories, Twitter feed, Past Issues of InTouch

Club Info - Laundry list of info about the club and contacts

Men's Section - Teams, Leagues, Fixtures, Results and Contacts

Ladies' Section - Teams, Leagues, Fixtures, Results and Contacts

Junior Section - Programme Details, Age Group Information and Contacts and Fixtures Lists

Our Partners - Thanks and support those who support the Club!

What's On - Chronological Fixtures List to end of Season

Match Reports -

Also follow GHC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram where we follow and are followed by plenty of interesting and relevant hockey related accounts. The Twitter feed also shows on our Home page so if you are not a Twitter fan you can enjoy the links and ideas as they appear on the GHC website.

The information we have is only as good as what we share with each other - please do be part of it and share news from your corner of GHC - A Great Place to Play.

Send news and stories to
What's On

Please remember and also let your opposition know that dogs and smoking are not permitted at Broadwater (Council Laws).
18:00 Hawkinsport Kit Sale
17:30-20:30 Top-Guards Mouthguard Fittings - please book with Dr Debs Thomas
BBQ on sale all evening

Broadwater - Junior GK Training Starts
6-7pm Keeper training U10/12s
7-8pm Keeper training U16/18s
8-9pm Keeper training U14s

13:00 Men's Gondoliers v Amersham and Chalfont
15:00 Men's 1s v Old Cranleighans

15:00 Ladies' 4s v Ladies' 3s

10:00 Ladies 2s at Surbiton
11:45 Ladies 1s at Basingstoke
12:00 Men's Shadows at Woking
15:00 Men's 2s at Sunbury and Walton Hawks

10:30 Girls U12 Training
12:00 Boys U16 Training
13:30 Girls U16 v Sevenoaks
15:00 Boys U18 Training/Trials
15:00 Girls U16 Training

10:30 Girls U12 Training

09:45 Girls U10 at Surbiton
(and every other Monday)

18:30-20:00 Adult Specialist Keeper Training

19:30 Coach Education Session - What to Coach: Defending
Contact Dan for more information or to attend.
19:00 Umpiring Course run by England Hockey's Stephen Tabb
Contact Dan for more information or to attend.


11:00 Men's 2s v Andover
12:30 Men's 3s v Old Reigatians
14:00 Men's 1s triangular
15:30 Men's 1s triangular

12:00 Ladies' 3s v Richmond
13:30 Men's Pilgrims v Andover
15:30 Ladies' 4s v Tulse Hill and Dulwich

10:00 Men's Shadows at Old Cranleighans
13:00 Ladies' 1s at Woking
13:15 Ladies' 2s at Richmond
13:30 Men's Gondoliers at Windsor
16:00 Ladies' 5s at Camberley and Farnborough

09:00 Girls U10 Training
10:30 Girls U14 v Surbiton
12:00 Girls U12 v Reading
13:30-16:00 Girls U14 v Woking, Teddington, Alton, London Wayfarers

10:30 Girls U12 Training
12:00 Girls U14 v London Wayfarers
13:30-16:00 Girls U14 v Woking, Teddington, Alton, London Wayfarers

13:30 or 15:00 Boys U18 v Havant

10:00 Girls U12 at Ealing
13:00 Girls U14 at Ealing

See What's On on the GHC Website for all match details including timings and pitches.
Social Events: Mark Your Agendas with these dates...
More details about each event as we approach the date:


Wine Tasting with The Vineking


Sponsorship Fundraiser Comedy Night


'Halloween Christmas'


Race Night


Dinner at Harbour Hotel


More Winetasting


End of Season Event

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


18.00-19.00 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


18.00-19.00 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

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