Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 25 - 06 Mar 2020
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Club News
06 Mar 2020
In This Week's Edition...
  • Last Weekend at GHC
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • Latest Match Reports
  • New GHC Social Secretary - Ali Strutt
  • 100 Club Winners - February
  • Surrey Youth Games 2020
  • Coronavirus Advice from Surrey HA
  • Book Now for Easter Camp: 6-7 April
Last Weekend at GHC

Senior League Results from Last Weekend

Super news from the Ladies 4s who won 5-0 on Saturday to earn league promotion for the third season in a row! And with 3 games still to play - so impressive!

And guess who's right behind them in 2nd place in the same league...GHC Ladies' 5s - who won 7-0 on Saturday!

But our highest score of the day came from the Men's 2s who put 8 goals past Wanderers while keeping a clean sheet.

Excellent run from the Men's 1st team who beat Wycombe on Saturday to move ahead of Indian Gymkhana to 3rd in the South Premier League table. It's a tight race for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th places with three matches left of the league season.

The Ladies 1s are undefeated in the league since the Christmas break. And on Sunday they also won a gripping England Hockey Tier 2 Cup match that went all the way to penalty flicks! (match report below)

P14: W6 D2 L6

Ladies' Leagues
L1s v Tulse Hill and Dulwich 0-0 (D)
L2s v Sunbury and Walton Hawks 3-1 (W)
L3s v Wimbledon 0-1 (L)
L4s v Croydon and OW 5-0 (W)
L5s v Richmond 7-0 (W)
L6s v Clapham Common 4-5 (L)

Men's Leagues
M1s v Wycombe 4-1 (W)
M2s v Wanderers 8-0 (W)
Shadows v Woking 2-2 (D)
M3s v Old Kingstonians 1-0 (W)
M4s v ChertseyThamesValley 0-1 (L)
Cavaliers v Old Reigatian 0-3 (L)
Pilgrims v Spencer 0-6 (L)
Gondoliers v Oxted 1-4 (L)


Junior Round-up of Sunday Fixture Results

Well done to the three teams of Boys Under 10s who competed in the Surrey County Plate Finals on Sunday.

And congratulations to our GHC team who finished the day with Bronze Medals!

Two teams of Girls Under 10s also played in their Surrey Plate competition with one team getting to quarterfinals!

There were a few other matches for our older teenagers.

And it was a Player Pathway date for U13-U17 players who are in Academy Centres (AC), Performance Centres (PC) and National Age Group Squads (NAGS). For more information on what all the acronyms mean, see the England Hockey Player Pathway (PP) webpage here.

This Weekend at GHC:


Home Fixtures
Saturday 7 March

Come support the home teams on Saturday at GHC!

13:15 Ladies' 2s v Old Cranleighans
13:30 Ladies' 4s v Barnes
15:00 Men's 1s v Banbury
15:00 Ladies' 6s v London Edwardians
16:30 Men's Shadows v Cheam
16:30 Men's 4s v Croydon and OW

Also, the Men's Pilgrims play at Prior's Field School at 15:00.

Notable Fixtures
Sunday 8 March

It's a really big day for GHC Juniors...

Two teams each of Girls U12s and Boys U12s compete in Surrey County Cup competitions at St George's College Weybridge.

And four teams of Girls U12s also compete in the Surrey County Plate, hosted at Guildford and Charterhouse.

We have a few other league matches, notably the Under 18 Boys are away at Marden Russets and a win will secure them a top two finish in the Premier League and a place in League Finals Day. Good luck, boys!

England Hockey Tier 2 Championship matches are taking place for BU14B, BU16C and GU16A. The girls could progress to EH Area Finals with a win over Alton.

And then back at home the Boys Under 16s compete in the England Hockey Tier 1 Area Finals with games against Bromley and Beckenham, Oxford Hawks and Cambridge City. One of the four teams will get to EH National Finals. Best of luck, boys!

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:
Meet Our New Social Secretary, Ali Strutt

We are very pleased that Ali has offered to help organise social events!

Ideas and help are always very welcome. Please email Ali on

Ali moved to Godalming from Bristol to take up a teaching position at Charterhouse in September. She plays for GHC Ladies (when not on school Saturday duty!).

You may have also met fiance Josh Moore who plays for GHC Men's 1s.

Such a pleasure to welcome them to GHC.

And Ali has a message for you about the Men's 1s final match of the season...

Join Us at the Club
for the Men's 1st XI Final Match of the Season

Saturday 21 March

Come and support our home matches:

13:15 Ladies' 2s v Woking
13:30 Ladies 4s v Tulse Hill Dulwich
14:45 Shadows v Trinity MW
15:00 Ladies 6s v Old Cranleighans
16:30 Gondoliers v Windsor

16:30 Men's 1s v Trojans

...followed by beer and cava this space for more details...

Save the date!
100 Club Winners - February 2020

Winners from our latest 100 Club draw:
1st place – Robert Manning
2nd place – Mat Rees

You could be next - but you have to be in it to win it!

See the 100 Club webpage for details...

...or contact Libby to get in the draw - prizes drawn every month!

£5 per month and your chances are superb. The more people who enter, the bigger the prizes.
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!
Easter Camp: 6-7 April

Book Now!


Calling all U6-16s - you won't want to miss the opportunity for excellent coaching in small groups and the chance to learn and practice some really fun skills, drills and games.

All expertly designed and delivered by GHC Director of Hockey, double Olympian Dan Fox.

Click here for more information and to book:

Some photos from our January camp:

Future 2020 Camp Dates:
6-7 April
25-26 May
23-24 July
26-27-28 August
26-27-28 October
21-22 December
What's On
A look at what's happening...

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' 4s v Barnes
15:00 Ladies' 6s v London Edwardians
16:30 Men's 4s v Woking

GHC Prior's Field School
15:00 Men's Pilgrims v Maidenhead
--:-- 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
16:00 Ladies' 3s at Old Georgians
16:30 Men's 3s at Woking

Guildford Harbour Hotel


GHC Blue
09:30-14:30 Girls U12 Surrey Plate

Girls U12 Hurricane
  • 09:40 v Surbiton
  • 10:15 v Woking
  • 11:07 v Wayfarers
  • 11:42 v Reigate
  • 12:55 Quarterfinals
  • 13:20 Quarterfinals
  • 13:45 Semifinals
  • 14:10 Finals
15:00 GU14D v Sonning
16:30 BU16C v Epsom
GHC Green
09:30-14:30 Girls U12 Surrey Plate

Girls U12 Storm
  • 09:40 v Addiscombe
  • 10:32 v Surbiton
  • 11:07 v Wayfarers
  • 11:42 v Old Cranleighans
  • 12:55 Quarterfinals
  • 13:20 Quarterfinals
  • 13:45 Semifinals
  • 14:10 Finals
15:00 BU14D v Old Georgians
GHC Charterhouse (2 pitches)
09:30-12:30 Girls U12 Surrey Plate

Girls U12 Whirlwind
  • 09:58 v Wimbledon
  • 10:33 v Surbiton M
  • 11:07 v Chertsey
  • 11:42 v Oxted
  • 12:10 Quarterfinals
  • Winners move to GHC
Girls U12 Shadows
  • 09:40 v Surbiton F
  • 09:58 v Wayfarers
  • 10:33 v Old Kingstonians
  • 11:25 v Surbiton P
  • 12:10 Quarterfinals
  • Winners move to GHC

13:30-17:00 Boys Under 16 England Hockey Tier 1 Area Finals:
  • v Bromley and Beckenham
  • v Oxford Hawks
  • v Cambridge City

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


Girls U12 A in the Surrey Cup A
  • 13:05 v Wimbledon
  • 14:00 v Wayfarers
  • 14:36 v Old Cranleighans
  • 15:45 Semifinals
  • 16:25 Finals
Girls U12 B in the Surrey Cup B
  • 09:40 v Surbiton
  • 10:10 v Woking
  • 10:40 v Old Cranleighans
  • 11:18 Quarterfinals
  • 11:53 Semifinals
  • 12:26 Finals
Boys U12 A in the Surrey Cup A
  • 11:00 v Wimbledon
  • 11:35 v Spencer
  • 12:08 v Wayfarers
  • 12:45 Semifinals
  • 13:23 Finals
Boys U12 B in the Surrey Cup B
  • 13:23 v Wayfarers
  • 14:18 v Surbiton
  • 14:54 Play-off
  • 15:25 Quarterfinals
  • 16:05 Semifinals

England Hockey Tier 2 matches:
10:30 GU16B at Alton
10:30 BU14B at Brighton and Hove
--:-- BU16B at Addiscombe

League fixtures:
10:00 U8 at Woking
12:00 GU14B at Haslemere
--:-- BU18 at Marden Russets


GHC Blue
13:15 Ladies' 1s v Surbiton
14:45 Men's 2s v Old Georgians
16:15 Men's Cavaliers v Horley
GHC Green
13:30 Men's 3s v Purley Walcountonians
15:00 Men's 4s v Old Kingstonians
16:30 Men's Pilgrims v Richmond

Prior's Field School
15:00 Ladies' 5s v Epsom

--:-- Gondoliers at Haslemere
11:30 Ladies' 2s at London Edwardians
12:00 Men's 1s at London Wayfarers
13:30 Men's Shadows at Reigate Priory
14:45 Ladies' 6s at Surrey Spartans
15:00 Men's 4s at Old Kingstonians
16:30 Ladies' 4s v Oxted

GHC Blue
09:00 GU10 Training
10:30 GU12 v Wallingford
12:00 GU12 v Teddington
14:00 Ladies' 1s v Wapping in the EH Tier 2 Cup
GHC Green
10:30 GU14C v West Herts
12:00 GU14D v Woking
13:30 GU14B v Surbiton
11:15 GU14D at Old Georgians
11:15 GU12 at Spencer
13:15 GU12 at Teddington
15:00 GU16B v WandH at Richmond

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...

08 Mar - Girls U12 Surrey Cups
at St George's College

08 Mar - Boys U12 Surrey Cups
at St George's College

08 Mar - Girls U12 Surrey Cups
at Guildford HC and Charterhouse

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

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

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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 - Gina Castle, Dave Gunner
Schools Liaison - Tanya Baird
School Coaching - Dan Fox
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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