Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 9 - 2019 Nov 1
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Club News
1 Nov 2019
  • 1st Team Match Reports
  • Results and Last Week at GHC
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • Top-Guards at GHC Friday 8 November
  • The Hockey Museum at GHC Friday-Saturday 15-16 November
  • Hawkinsport Kit Sale at GHC Friday 29 November
  • Ski Miquel - Exclusive Offer for GHC
  • First Aid Courses at GHC
  • Easyfundraising - earn money for your Club while you shop online
1st Team Match Reports from 26 Oct

The Men's 1st XI travelled to Indian Gymkhana in the first top of the table clash of the season. Both teams were on four wins from four games. Always a tough battle; Guildford came out on top to lead the league. Click for the match report:

The Ladies' 1s were also away last weekend to Tulse Hill and Dulwich who also proved to be a tough opponent. Read the match report here:

We also have an entertaining report from the Gondoliers who welcomed Epsom to a very rainy GHC on Saturday:
Gondoliers v Epsom Vagabonds

Send in your photos and stories to
Results Round-up and Last Week at GHC

The Men had an honours-even weekend with 2 W, 2 D and 2 L:

Men's 1s v Indian Gymkhana 3-2 (W)
Men's 2s v EUHC Gamblers 2-2 (D)
Men's Shadows v Croydon and Old Whitgiftians 1-1 (D)
Men's 3s v Croydon and Old Whitgiftians 4-0 (W)
Men's 4s v Croydon and Old Whitgiftians 5-8 (L)
Men's Gondoliers v Epsom 1-4 (L)

The Ladies leagues were on half-term break except for the Ladies' 1s who lost narrowly 2-3 to 2nd-in-the-table Tulse Hill and Dulwich.

Three Junior teams got their England Hockey National Championship campaigns underway on Sunday.

The Under 18 Boys won their first knock-out match at Marlow while the Under 14 Boys A team had a win and the Under 14 Boys B a loss in their first pool games.
There were not many league games due to half-term; the Girls U16 B team had a good win at Barnes.
During the week GHC welcomed over 100 junior players for three days of hockey camps run by Director of Hockey Dan Fox.

Watch for our next camp dates!

Send in your photos and stories to
This Weekend at GHC

Friday 1 November
Some junior squads are not training due to half term, but there is match play for all U10-16s. Check with your squad manager in case of doubt:

U10s - 6-7:30pm at Broadwater
U12s - 7:30-9pm at Broadwater
U14s - 6:30-8pm at Charterhouse
U16s - 8pm-9:30 at Broadwater


Both 1st Teams at Home!
Saturday 2 November

Blue Pitch
13:15 Ladies 1 v Hampstead and Westminster
15:00 Men's 1 v Winchester

Come and support - weather forecast looks grim but bar and clubhouse are open!

Other home games include Ladies' 2s (11:45), Ladies' 6s (12:00), Ladies' 4s (13:30), Men's Pilgrims (15:00), and Shadows and Gondoliers both at 16:30.

On Sunday our littlest players have their first festival - for some it will be their first ever hockey fixture against another club. How exciting for them!

Otherwise it's a quiet weekend for Juniors as the league and cup competitions avoid this date so that players and supporters can go to watch Team GB. Both Men and Women play their Olympic Qualifiers at Lee Valley on Saturday and Sunday.

Best of luck to the teams. The women have two games against Chile and the men two games against Malaysia.
Friday 8 November
Top-Guards will be back at GHC!

Top-Guards are high-quality sports gumshields custom-made by a qualified denist and dental technician to protect your teeth.

These premium, bespoke mouthguards offer optimum protection, maximum comfort, and easy communication.
Great for Juniors and Adults.

Please email Debs to book an appointment for a fitting - Friday 8 November 6:30-8:30pm in the GHC clubhouse.
The Hockey Museum is Coming to GHC 15-16 November

The Hockey Museum is based in Woking and is coming on the road to GHC!

The museum is always looking for artefacts and history to add to the museum - if you have anything you would like to share, please bring it along for The Hockey Museum team.

The Hockey Museum display will be in the clubhouse from Friday 15 November 6pm until Saturday 16 November afternoon.

Both GHC 1st teams play at home on Saturday 16 November.

Why not plan to come down to see some interesting hockey history...
and some history in the making on the pitches.
Saturday 16 November
13:15 Ladies 1s v Marlow
15:00 Men's 1s v Wycombe

Clubhouse and bar open!!
Hawkinsport Kit Sale
Friday 29 November

Hawkinsport will be back at GHC on Friday 29 November.

You can order online and collect from them on the night, avoiding delivery charges, or purchase on site.
GHC Socks Available at Clubhouse Bar

Please remember you can buy GHC Club socks at the Clubhouse bar. Some sizes were out of stock - these have now been replenished (thank you, Caroline!)
If you have any questions about GHC kit or Hawkins, please get in touch with Caroline Rees.
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

First Aid Courses at GHC with AMJ


Each GHC team should have two qualified First Aiders.

First Aid Courses are on offer at GHC on Mondays and Tuesdays of October, November, January February:
  • 11-12 November 2019
  • 20-21 January 2020
  • 24-25 February 2020
  • 16-17 March 2020

If you will help with First Aid at GHC, the club pays 2/3 of the cost of the course (£40 cost to participants, the club plays the other 2/3). This is a two-evening course that can also be used in your workplace. Certificate is valid 3 years.

Non-GHC friends also welcome - cost of the course is £120.

Please book with AMJ directly; email Angie or Adrian:

Angela Jenkinson

Adrian Jenkinson

Or contact GHC CWO Michelle Fussell with any questions.

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Match Reports
Women's Match Reports
Men's Match Reports
Junior Match Reports
What's On
A look at what's happening on the pitches and at the club...
please note changes for Junior training
No Fortitude training but GKs needed for mixed match play:

GHC Green
18:00-19:30 Under 10s
19:30-21:00 Under 12s

GHC Blue
20:00-21:30 Under 16s

18:30-20:00 Under 14s

GHC Blue
11:45 Ladies' 2s v Spencer
13:15 Ladies' 1s v Hampstead and Westminster
15:00 Men's 1s v Winchester

16:30 Men's Shadows v Merton

GHC Green
12:00 Ladies' 6s v Old Georgians
13:30 Ladies' 4s v Old Cranleighans
15:00 Men's Pilgrims v London Wayfarers
16:30 Men's Gondoliers v Woking

11:30 Men's 2s at Old Cranleighans
12:00 Ladies' 5s at Croydon and Old Whitgiftian
12:30 Men's Cavaliers at Cranleigh
14:00 Ladies' 3s at London Wayfarers
14:45 Men's 3s at Teddington

GHC Blue
09:30 Mixed U8 v Staines, Woking
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
13:30 Boys U14D v Old Kingstonians
15:00 Girls U16B v Girls U14A
GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament

11:00 Boys U10 at Staines
14:45 Girls U12 Shadows at Teddington

GHC Blue
12:00 Ladies' 5s v Oxted
13:30 Ladies' 3s v Chertsey Thames Valley
15:00 Men's 2s v Addiscombe
16:30 Men's 3s v Epsom

GHC Green
13:30 Ladies' 2s v Surbiton
15:00 Men's 4s v Old Kingstonians

--:-- Men's 1s at West Hampstead
10:00 Ladies' 1s at Surbiton
10:30 Men's Cavaliers at Horley
10:45 Ladies' 4s at Epsom
13:00 Ladies 6s at Clapham Common
14:00 Men's Shadows at Old Kingstonians
16:00 Men's Pilgrims at Old Cranleighans

GHC Blue
09:00 Girls U10 v Chertsey Thames Valley, Reigate Priory
10:30 Girls U12 v Richmond
12:00 Girls U14A v Reading
13:30 Girls U16A v Old Kingstonians
15:00 Boys U16A v Wimbledon

GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 v Teddington
12:00 Girls U16B v Epsom
13:30 Boys U10 v Spencer
15:00 Boys U14D  Spencer

GHC Pink (Charterhouse)
10:30 Boys U14B v Holcombe
10:30 Girls U14C v Wimbledon
12:00 Girls U12 v Spencer

09:00 Girls U14B at Epsom
10:30 Boys U12 at Woking
11:30 Boys U14A at Wimbledon
12:00 Girls U12 at Aldershot and Farnham
12:00 Boys U12 at Old Kingstonians
14:00 Boys U16Ch v Wimbledon

!!! 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.
Upcoming Events

6:30-8:30pm Mouthguard fittings at GHC

email Debs for an appointment

Sport Godalming Awards
Wilfred Noyce Centre
GHC have been shortlisted for:
Sports Club of the Year
Youth Team of the Year

Level 1 Umpiring Course
9:30-4pm at GHC

(Course fully booked)

Hawkinsport Kit Sale at GHC


Boys U12 and Girls U12
Tour to Barcelona
Inmaculada Tournament

Four Junior Teams playing in the Teddington Xmas Invitational:
9:00-12:45pm GU12, GU10
13:00-16:00 BU12, BU10


Eight Junior Teams playing in the Surbiton Tony Smith U13 7s Tournament:
Girls Cup: 1 x GU12, 1 x GU13
Girls Plate: 2 x GU12
Boys Cup: 1 x BU12. 1 x BU13
Boys Plate: 1 x BU12, 1 x BU13


Alumni Game at GHC
All uni students and other GHC Leavers (past five years or so) welcome back!

U10-12 Games v RGS
(there will be some changes to Junior training times)


Quiz Night at GHC


01 Mar BU10, GU10 Surrey Plate
08 Mar BU12, GU12 Surrey Cup
15 Mar BU10, GU10 Surrey Cup
22 Mar U8-12 Canterbury Festival


Watch this space for Comedy Evening Event Details; Likely to be 9th March


End of Season Celebration

Harbour Hotel Guildford
Other Noteworthy Dates
  • First Friday Training - 6 Sep
  • First Friday GK Training - 13 Sep
  • Half Term week - 1 Nov (no GK training, GKs go to squad training only); all activity at Broadwater
  • Last Friday before Christmas Break - 13 Dec
  • Likely Start after Christmas - 3 Jan (may depend on your squad)
  • U10-12 Games v RGS - 10 Jan

Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm - Blue pitch
  • 17 Sep
  • 24 Sep
  • 8 Oct
  • 22 Oct
  • 5 Nov
  • 19 Nov
  • 3 Dec


Saturday 14 December
  • Girls U16 at Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth
  • Girls U18 at Whitgift School (TBC)
Sunday 15 December
  • Boys U16 at Canterbury HC
  • Boys U18 at Fleming Park, Eastleigh
Saturday 14 December - Men's - Fleming Park, Eastleigh
Sunday 15 December - Women's - venue TBC

Monday 30 Dec 9am -  Girls Under 14
Monday 30 Dec 9am - Boys Under 14
Saturday 28 Dec 530pm - Girls Under 16
Monday 30 Dec 530pm - Boys Under 16



Sunday 23 February - U12 Boys Plate (this is at the end of ½ term week)
Sunday 1 March - U10 Boys & Girls Plate
Sunday 8 March - U12 Boys & Girls Cup
Sunday 15 March - U10 Boys & Girls Cup


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Check our Partners webpage for more information about Sponsorship.

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 and Shona Davies
L5 - Maggs Kyte
L6 - Maggs Kyte
Back to Hockey - Cathy Sanderson

Mixed Hockey - JY Chan
Fixtures and Pitches - David Jennings
Umpire Coordination - Rob Lee

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, Anja Atkin
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 Relph, TBC, Julie Walsh
Boys Under 16 - Caroline Rees, Mike Kefford
Girls Under 18 Indoor - Will Esplen
Boys Under 18 - Caroline Tristem

Pitch Bookings - Jeremy Holt, Viral Patel
Junior Section - Melinda Rock
Goalkeepers - Nicola Morison, Gina Castle, Dave Gunner
Schools - Tanya Baird
Skills Camps - Kim Lunt, Dave Dickson
Midweek Skills - Robert Manning

Also: dozens of parent volunteer coaches.
30+ Duke of Edinburgh assistants.
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, Sally Finlayson, Tash Davies
Welfare - Michelle Fussell
DBS Verification - Michelle Fussell, Melinda Rock
100 Club Administrator - Libby Leadbeater
Hawkinsport Kit Liaison - Caroline Rees
Schools Coaching Outreach - James Relph
Graphic Design - Cathy Sanderson
Social Media - Sarah Fletcher-Evans
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