Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 18 - 17 Jan 2020
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17 Jan 2020
In This Week's Edition...
  • Comedy Night - 7 Mar - BOOK NOW!
  • Latest GHC Results
  • Recent Match Reports
  • This Weekend at GHC: 18-19 Jan
  • FIH Pro League Tickets #HockeyFamily Priority Window until 4 Feb - BOOK NOW!
  • Second Hand Kit Sale - 31 Jan
  • Junior Skills Camp: 17-19 Feb - BOOK NOW!
  • Light Admin Help needed
  • In Case You Missed it...
  • First Aid Courses at GHC
Comedy Night at Guildford Harbour Hotel on 7th March

Book Now!

Before we move on to this week's news, match reports and fixtures...
be sure to book your tickets for the Comedy Night on 7th March...

This was a super fun event last year and not to be missed again this year!

Saturday 7 March

Guildford Harbour Hotel
Dinner 6.30pm Comedy 8pm

Great line-up of local comedians
Fantastic curry (meat, veg options)
Tickets £35

Latest GHC Results

First league weekend back for many of the Senior teams - mostly wins and despite the draws and losses, it was great to be back:

P12: W5 D4 L3

Ladies' Leagues
Ladies' 1s v Epsom 1-2 (L)
Ladies' 2s v THD 4-0 (W)
Ladies' 3s v Surbiton 2-2 (D)
Ladies' 4s v Richmond 2-0 (W)
Ladies' 5s v THD 1-0 (W)
Ladies' 6s - no match

Men's Leagues
Men's 1s v HandWHC 0-4 (L)
Mens' 2s v Woking 1-3 (L)
Men's Shadows v Surbiton 1-1 (D)
Men's 3s v Oxted 5-0 (W)
Men's 4s v Cheam 7-1 (W)
Men's Cavaliers v 1-1 (D)
Men's Pilgrims  - no match
Men's Gondoliers v South Berks 1-1 (D)

For the Juniors on Sunday, it was also back to League action after the break.

Similar to the Seniors, it was a split of wins, draws and losses.

Notable wins came for the GU14Bs (6-1 v Reading) and GU12 Shadows (4-0 v Wimbledon) and GU12 Gazelles (4-0 v OCs). NB the GU12 Gazelles are undefeated in a U14 league, leading the league so far!

Congratulations to the GU16A team who had their final Regional League match on Sunday at Richmond which they won 7-2 (capped at 5 GD). They finish top of the league table with 5 wins from 5 played, 25+ goals scored and only 3 let in.

The team also play in an EH Cup competition and are aiming to get to Regional play-offs in both competitions.

Well done, girls! Also a huge well done to GHC Men's 1s XI player James Bennett (GU16 Squad Coach) and Former National League Player Simon Tinkler (GU16A Match Day Coach) for their efforts so far this season!
Latest Match Reports

GHC v RGS Guildford in The Annual Gary Lonie Games

Men's 1s Happy to Be Back After the Break (tough match though)

Gondoliers Realise It's Diffcult to Play (Win) in the Dark

Girls Under 10 Fire Rips Through OKs, Scoring 15!

Girls Under 10 Thunder Win 4 from 6 at Surbiton

[Editor's note - is it just me or does that pic look like it's been taken out of a lifestyle brand catalogue - Ralph Lauren anyone?! - perhaps we need a best team photo competition...]

Send in your photos and stories to
This Weekend at GHC: 4-5 January


Here's are some highlights of what's happening at GHC - for more details, see What's On in this newsletter or check out the GHC Webpage What's On

Home matches are:
13:15 Ladies' 2s v Richmond
13:30 Men's 4s v Reigate Priory
15:00 Men's 1s v Milton Keynes
15:00 Gondoliers v Oxford Hawks
16:30 Ladies' 6s v Sunb'y&Walton Hawks
16:30 Ladies' 5s v Ladies' 4s

And be sure to spare a thought of support for GHC Ladies' 1s who are competing in the England Hockey Super 6s Division Two play-offs this weekend! Explainer and details below (in case you missed it last week).

Sunday is a training date for those in the Academy Centre ("County") development programme - well done and good luck to those players who have been selected.

We still have plenty of activity for those not in county training: U12s are hosting many boys and girls teams for 7-a-side, a handful or teams are away and others are playing some practice matches at GHC.

Our Senior Mixed team also play in their next round EH Cup match away at Thame in this knock-out competition.
Ladies' Indoor Explainer and This Weekend's Fixtures

GHC Ladies are playing in the England Hockey Super 6s Division Two play-offs taking place 18-19 January in Nottingham!

For those unfamiliar with the EH Indoor competition structure - aka the Super 6s:
  • Premier Division Men
  • Premier Division Women
  • Division One Men
  • Division One Women (*)
  • Division Two Men
  • Division Two Women (**)
  • Regional Qualifiers Men
  • Regional Qualifiers Women (***)
Teams play their way up the structure to the Premier Divisions which have nine teams each.

GHC Ladies won the Southern Counties Regional Qualifiers (***) on 15 December to progress to the Division Two South Play-offs. They came second in that on 4-5 January and so are now in the next level up, the Division Two (**)!

Two teams can qualify on 18-19 January to be in Division One (*) next year.

The Division One and Premier Divisions have also had play-offs recently and the top 4 Men's and Women's Premier Division teams participate in the Jaffa Super 6s on Sunday 2 February at the Copperbox Arena in London (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park).

Buy tickets for the event here.

You can follow the action online here.

In case you missed it last week, here is the report from the Div 2 South playoffs that took place 4-5 January:
FIH Pro League Priority Ticket Window Now Open!

The FIH Pro League is back for its second season! There are four weekends of action in London in May and June.

Great Britain Hockey are giving the Hockey Family the opportunity to access tickets and sit together for all eight sessions before tickets go on general sale. The window closes on 4 February 2020.

Members of hockey clubs and other community groups can now purchase tickets and, with the Selector Tool - it’s really easy for you to sit with your group, without one person having to do all the organising.

Click here for more information:
Click here for the #HockeyFamily exclusive ticket link - open until 4th Feb when tickets go on general sale:

Priority Access Tickets

It would be great to get a big group from Guildford HC supporting and enjoying the Pro League Hockey together!
Call for Second Hand Kit - Can you help?

Second Hand Kit Sale:
Friday 31 January

It’s a great opportunity for families to stock up on kit affordably and really does help raise vital funds for the club. 
But we need your help. Do you have any second hand hockey kit that you’d be happy to donate? 
Many thanks in advance to those of you that are able to support us. It’s hugely appreciated!  - this is a great opportunity for many people to stock up on kit, cut back on waste, and generate some funds for the club, too. 
What to donate? 

Any outgrown or un-needed GHC hockey kit would be hugely appreciated, particularly tops, shorts, skorts, jackets, trackies or socks.

It’s also a great opportunity to recycle outgrown hockey sticks, shoes, shin pads or gloves. In short, anything you can pass on would be greatly received. 
Where to bring it?

Your second hand kit can be handed in to the club bar at Broadwater on Friday nights or collected from Charterhouse. 
How will the money be used?

This season we are investing in video equipment that can be used by the whole club. Video analysis is incredibly useful for coaching.
If you have any queries about the sale or need to make arrangements to get the goods to the club on Friday, please contact Cindy Frostick at
Many thanks in advance!
February Half-Term Camp: 17-19 Feb
Booking Now Open!

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
Light Admin Help Required...

Many hands make light work.

We have dozens and dozens of people helping deliver a great hockey experience at GHC.

But we can always use a few more helping hands.

Our Saturday Umpire Coordinator has sadly had to give up the role - many, many thanks to Rob Lee for having looked after this in recent seasons.

Please contact Mike Kefford if you think you can spare a handful of hours per month (perhaps an hour per week, ahead of the Saturday fixtures) during the season.

No previous experience required; you will meet some new people, send a few texts or emails, and be very much appreciated.

Go for it. Email Mike now...
In case you missed it

GHC Brochure 2020 + Message from the Board and DoH

Please see mid-season message in our Club News article. There are a few words from the Board and also plenty of details about what our Director of Hockey, Dan Fox, has been doing since he took the reins on 1st August.

It's been an excellent few months - please have a look and share the news:

Also browse through our 2019/20 Season brochure. The digital copy can be accessed through the cover image below or through the GHC website home page.

Please also help yourself to a printed copy in the clubhouse and share with friends and potential club Partners/Sponsors.

We hope you will agree that each season our brochure gets better and better. There are so many great things to say and this is all compiled and presented beautifully in the brochure.

Many people contributed stories and photos - Thank you. Also a huge thank you to Cathy Sanderson who designed and produced this year's edition as she has done for four seasons now.

Please enjoy it and share it - let's make sure the message about Guildford being a "Great Place to Play" goes far and wide.


Share Your Stories, Photos and News

Send in your news and photos to our news team:

If you are on Social Media and do not yet follow GHC, please do. If you are not on Social Media - give it a go.

There is a lot you are missing in hockey news that doesn't get to the traditional news channels!
First Aid Courses at GHC with AMJ

Next Course: 11-12 November - Book Now!


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:
  • 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.
What's On
A look at what's happening...

GHC Blue
13:15 Ladies' 2s v Richmond
15:00 Men's 1s v Milton Keynes
16:30 Ladies' 6s v Sunbury and Walton Hawks
GHC Green
13:30 Men's 4s v Reigate Priory
15:00 Men's Gondos v Oxford Hawks
16:30 Ladies' 4s v GHC Ladies' 5s
11:30 Ladies' 3s at Cranleigh
12:00 Men's Shadows at Oxted
14:30 Men's 2s at TMW
15:00 Men's 3s at Wanderers
15:00 Men's Pilgrims at Crawley
16:00 Men's Cavaliers at Woking

Away - Indoor
Ladies' 1s in the England Hockey Super 6s National Div 2 Play-offs (Nottingham Trent University):
  • 14:00 v Trojans
  • 17:00 v Ipswich
Follow the action live here: Altiusrt

GHC Blue
09:45 GU12 tournament
12:00 BU12 tournament
15:00 GU14A v GU14B
GHC Green
09:45 GU12 tournament
12:00 BU12 tournament
13:30 Mixed U16 games

GHC Charterhouse
10:30 GU12
--:-- Mixed EH Cup at Thame
--:-- GU14D at Henley
09:00 BU10 at Reading
10:30 Under 8s at Merton
12:30 GU12 at Marlow
13:00 GU14C at Indian Gymkhana

Away - Indoor
Ladies' 1s in the England Hockey Super 6s National Div 2 Play-offs (Nottingham Trent University):
  • 10:00 v Gloucester
  • 12:00 v Bedford
  • 16:00 v Stourport
Follow the action live here: Altiusrt


GHC Blue
13:15 Men's 2s v Purley Walc'tns
14:45 Ladies' 2s v London Acad'cls
16:15 Men's 4s v Surbiton
GHC Green
13:30 Men's Shadows v BoE
15:00 Ladies' 6s v Spencer
16:30 Ladies' 4s v Leatherhead
10:00 Ladies' 3s at Barnes
10:30 Men's 3s at Old Reigatian
11:30 Men's Cavaliers at OCs
13:00 Ladies' 5s at OCs
13:30 Ladies' 1s at Teddington
13:30 Men's Pilgrims at OKs
14:00 Men's Gondoliers at Havant
14:00 Men's 1s at Tunbridge Wells


GHC Blue
09:00 GU10 v Aldershot&Farnham
10:30 GU12 Gazelles v Surbiton
12:00 GU14B v West Herts
14:00 BU18 v Surbiton
15:30 BU14A v Knole Park
GHC Green
10:30 GU14B v Wimbledon
12:00 GU12 Shadows v Epsom
13:30 GU14D Training
--:-- GU12 at Addiscombe
10:30 GU16B at Epsom
11:30 BU16B at Havant
12:00 GU12 at Reigate Priory
12:00 GU12 at London Wayfarers
13:00 BU12 at Woking
13:30 BU12 at Spencer
13:30 BU16 at Epsom
14:00 GU14A at Marlow
15:30 GU14D at Surbiton

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...


Quiz Night at GHC

23 Feb - BU12 Surrey Plate at Guildford HC

01 Mar - BU10, GU10 Surrey Plate at Surbiton HC

08 Mar - BU12, GU12 Surrey Cup at OGHC (St George's College)

08 Mar - GU12 Surrey Plate at Guildford HC and Charterhouse

15 Mar - BU10, GU10 Surrey Cup

22 Mar - U8-12 Canterbury Festival



Comedy Evening at Guildford Harbour Hotel - click on the image to book:



Annual Canterbury Festival for U8-12s

APRIL to JUNE 2020

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


Junior Skills Camp Dates 2020:
6-7 April
25-26 May
23-24 July
26-27-28 August
26-27-28 October
21-22 December

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

easyfundraising for Guildford HC

Help keep the cost of your hockey down...for free...when you shop online

Let's face it, the cost of every ball, bib and hour of pitch hire adds up.

At GHC our dedicated volunteers and terrific network of sponsors help us keep costs down. But there is still more we can do to keep the club's finances in balance so we can achieve more, play more, enjoy more.

Sign up for easyfundraising and the Club benefits every time you shop online with an easyfundraising partner.

Repeat: this costs you nothing - but money comes into the Club when you shop online!
Your InTouch editor signed up one year ago; 20 online shopping transactions over the year have netted £21 for the Club. Imagine if 100 or 500 people were to sign up! (Or if I shopped a bit more!)

That could be thousands of ££ for the Club without any additional cost to you.

This short video explains:

Click here for 60 second video.

Sign-up using our unique link and search for Guildford Hockey Club:

easyfundraising GHC campaign
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 - Nicola Morison, Gina Castle, Dave Gunner
Schools - Tanya Baird
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
Match Reports

Have a look at past match reports here:
Women's Match Reports
Men's Match Reports
Junior Match Reports
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