Your weekly news round up from Guildford Hockey Club - 25 Jan 2019
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In this Edition:
  • Last Weekend at GHC
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • Race Night Social - Saturday 26 January - tickets available at the door - All Welcome
  • National Indoor Champions!
  • Junior Camp Dates 18-20 Feb - Book Now!
  • New Match Reports
  • First Aid Kits and Re-stocking
Last Weekend at GHC

GHC won their first title of 2019 - the Under 18 Boys retained their National Indoor crown over the weekend in the EH Club Super6s Championships in Telford!

The M1s shared the spoils in their top of table clash with Trojans on Saturday. This leaves the GHC Men one point ahead of Trojans just past the halfway point of the season.

The L1s had their final mid-season warm-up match against Wimbledon 1As who play in the Division above - a good test ahead of the league re-start.

L3s, L4s and L5s all won their matches scoring 17 goals and conceding 3! While the L2s had a narrow 1-2 loss.

All Men's games were very tight with 2 draws, 1-0 win, 2-0 win, and the 2s and 3s both losing by only one goal 2-3.

In EH Cup action, our Mixed 1st XI team beat Horsham 3-2 in Tier 2 of the Cup while the Mixed 2nd XI (also in Tier 2) lost 0-6 to Southampton.

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

The Ladies 1s re-start their league campaign tomorrow after the long mid-season break with an away match at mid-table Epsom. Good luck, Ladies!

The Men's 1s are at home 13:30 against Woking - come and support!

Overall 11 senior teams are in action on Saturday - best of luck to all!

On Sunday we have a number of Under 10 and 12 teams playing 7-a-side matches and also plenty of Junior League matches.

See more of What's On in InTouch or on the GHC Webpage
Race Night - Saturday 26 January 2019

Tickets available on the evening at the door - all welcome!

Contact Libby for tickets or to let her know if you are coming - thanks.

To email Libby Leadbeater - click here.

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

Will be good fun!
GHC Under 18 Boys Retain Their Indoor National Title

GHC Under 18 Boys retained their South Indoor title in December, winning 7 out of 7 matches, scoring 30 goals and conceding only 3.

This qualified them for the National Indoor Finals which included the top two teams from each of 5 regions from across the country.

GHC were reigning Champions going into the competition and with four boys from last year's starting line-up in the team - and the Coach who helped them win it - the boys were keen to defend their title.

The boys topped their pool, dropping no points, scoring 13 goals and letting in a tournament low of 2 in the pool stage (average goals scored against in the pool stage was 12!).

This set up a cross-over semi-final with Marlow, who had clawed their way to second in their pool after losing their first two matches. A tight match ended in a draw and GHC won the shoot-out to set up a final against Bowdon who had won all of their matches up to that point.

Bowdon also had a good defensive record having let in only 5 goals in the pool stage and 1 in their semi-final v Beeston. It was a hotly contested final with GHC scoring in the ninth minute and both teams having difficulty getting past the other's defence.

When Bowdon opted for a kicking back with 2 1/2 minutes on the clock the Guildford boys' maturity and mettle showed with some watertight defending, keeping all attacks at bay and stealing the ball from Bowdon in the waning seconds of the match to end it 2-0.

A fantastic weekend for the boys and for GHC!

Huge thanks to Dan Fox and Ed Tristem who coached them through the South competition and Ed who now has a 100% BU18 indoor Coaching record at National Finals!

See below for the detailed tournament report.
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 National Indoor Finals, Men's 1s and Gondoliers.

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

Boys U18s Retain National Indoor Title

Men's 1s Share Spoils with Trojans

Gondoliersv Oxted

See past match reports here on the GHC website:
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....
GHC First Aid Kits - Do You Have One?

Last season the club bought First Aid kits for each team in the club.

We had an up to date list of who had which kit. With changes of Captains and leaders within squads and age groups, the list is no longer up to date.

If you have a First Aid kit, please let Michelle know (for which team/age group).

If you are a Captain or Squad Manager, please let Michelle know who is responsible for your kit.

Thanks in advance so that we can make sure we know where all of the kits are.

Please note that you can re-stock your First Aid kit with Michelle or her helpers on a Friday night at the club.

England Hockey require a form filled in for each injury (no matter how small) so they can track data and trends on injuries across the country - this can lead to rules changes so is really important.

Please fill in the form each time - it takes less than a minute - and hand to Michelle or leave in the office in the clubhouse.
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 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
With the cold weather upon us, please make sure to check the GHC twitter feed for updates to training and matches (GHC tweets show on the Home page of the website if you are not a twitter user).

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.

13:30 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 Ladies 4s at Reigate Priory
14:30 Men's 2s at Woking
14:30 Ladies 1s at Epson

19:30 Race Night - Tickets available at the door. Come for an entertaining evening!


09:00 Boys U12 matches
10:30 Boys U14 v Woking
12:00 Girls U14 v Marden Russets
13:30 Girls U16 v Surbiton
15:00 Boys U10 matches

10:30 Girls U10 v Wimbledon
12:00 Boys U14 v Ealing
13:30 Girls U14 v Woking

Girls U12s at Surbiton
10:30 Girls U12 at Reading
10:45 Boys U16 at Bromley and Beckenham
11:00 Girls U12 at Merton
11:00 Boys U12 at Staines
11:00 Girls U16 at South Berkshire
11:30 Boys U16 at Fareham
14:00 Boys U16 at Marden Russets


13:15 Ladies 1s v Chiswick
15:00 Men's 2s v Addiscombe
16:30 Men's Pilgrims v Newbury and Thatcham

13:30 Ladies 3s v Horley
15:00 Ladies 4s v Old Kingstonians
16:30 Men's 3s v Addiscombe

10:00 Ladies 2s at Barnes
12:30 Men's Shadows at Croydon and Old Whitgiftians
13:00 Men's 1s at London Academicals
13:30 Men's 4s at Bank of England
13:30 Ladies 5s at London Wayfarers
Supervets at Southampton


09:00 Girls U12 v Teddington, OCs
11:30 Girls U16B v Alton in the EH Cup T2
14:30 Girls U16B v Jersey in the EH Cup T2

09:00 Girls U12 v Wimbledon
12:00 Girls U14 v Chertsey Thames Valley
13:30 Girls U10 v London Wayfarers, Spencer
15:00 Boys U16Ch v Surbiton

10:30 Girls U12 v Epsom (two teams)
13:30 Boys U14 v South Berkshire in the EH Cup T1

--:-- Girls U16 at Bournemouth in the EH Cup T1

09:45 Girls U10 at Surbiton

11:00 Girls U14C at Spencer

11:00 Boys U18 at Marlow in the EH Cup T1

12:00 Boys U16B v Guernsey at Alton in the EH Cup T2

Boys U16B v Alton (possible friendly after playing Alton)

12:00 Boys U16 at Sunbury and Walton in the EH Cup T1

12:00 Boys U12 at Wallingford

14:30 Boys U14 at Ealing

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


Junior Skills Camps
Book Now - click here


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


South Regional Finals - Under 12s (hosted at Surbiton HC)
Girls start ~9:30-10am
Boys start ~12-13pm


South Regional Finals - Under 10s (hosted at Surbiton HC)

Girls start ~9:30-10am
Boys start ~12-13pm


End of Season Event


Annual General Meeting 7pm GHC Clubhouse


Girls U12 Plate Competition


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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