Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 23 - 21 Feb 2020
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Club News
21 Feb 2020
In This Week's Edition...
  • Last Weekend at GHC
  • This Weekend at GHC
  • Latest Match Reports
  • Comedy Night - 7 Mar - Book Now
  • First Aid Course: 2-3 March - Book Now
Last Weekend at GHC

Senior League Results from Last Weekend

Our first teams both won their rainy away fixtures!

The Ladies section won all three matches played, with some teams on half term break.

Three Ladies' teams scored 18 goals!

And the Men had 5 wins out of 8 games played.

Keep up the good work, everyone!

P11: W8 D1 L2

Ladies' Leagues
L1s v Reading 4-1 (W)
L2s - no match
L3s v Cranleigh 10-0 (W)
L4s v Chertsey Thames Valley 4-0 (W)
L5s - no match
L6s - no match

Men's Leagues
M1s v Winchester 5-1 (W)
M2s v Old Cranleighans 4-2 (W)
Shadows v Merton 2-1 (L)
M3s v Teddington 4-2 (W)
M4s v Royal Holloway UoL 1-1 (D)
Cavaliers v Sanderstead 5-0 (W)
Pilgrims v London Wayfarers 6-3 (W)
Gondoliers v Woking 2-5 (L)

Junior Round-up of Sunday Fixtures

Storm Ciara wreaked havoc for Junior matches the week before last, and last weekend her successor, Dennis, disrupted Junior fixtures.

Three teams were determined to play, despite the conditions:

The Under 16 Girls won their EH Championship pool match 6-0 over a visiting Horsham side. That's two wins from three and with one more win they are through to Area Finals.
Despite a good performance, the Under 16 Boys lost their final EH Championship pool match. Their previous wins in the pool mean they progress to Area Finals in this Tier 1 competition - good luck boys!

Sadly, our Under 18 Boys also lost to a quality Surbiton side in the EH Championships. This knock-out competition means they won't be able to further defend their National title. Our boys put up a good fight and had most of the possession in the second half but couldn't manage to bring the score back to level before full time.

Other Junior fixtures on Sunday were cancelled or postponed in the interest of safety.

Junior Half-term Camps

Fortunately Storm Dennis died down before our three days of half-term camps at the club earlier this week.

GHC Director of Hockey Dan Fox ran camps for 160 players over three days - including about 100 different players.

Loads of players and plenty of enthusiastic, experienced coaches. Well done to all!

Our next GHC school holiday camps are 6-7 April. Mark your agendas!
This Weekend at GHC:


Home Fixtures
Saturday 22 Feb

The Ladies leagues are on half-term break this weekend, but 7 of our 8 Men's teams are in action, including at home:

11:45 Men's Pilgrims v Old Cranleighans
13:15 Men's Shadows v Old Kingstonians
15:00 Men's 1s v West Hampstead
16:30 Men's Cavaliers v GHC Gondoliers


Notable Junior Fixtures
Sunday 23 Feb

On Sunday we host the Surrey Boys Under 12 Plate competition at GHC.

GHC have two teams out of 16 in the competition. Matches start at 10:15 with the Final scheduled for 13:30.

Other Under 10 and 12 County events are coming soon.

The Under 14 Boys B side and the Under 16 Girls A side each have knock-out matches to qualify for League Finals Day, a chance to play against the top two Premier League teams and those who progress through the knock-out stages.
  • The Boys are up against Teddington and Reading away at Reading.
  • The Girls are home to Epsom at 14:00, following the Under 12 Boys Plate Final.
Plenty of other matches as well - best of luck to all!

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
You did it! We have our 1000th match report on the GHC website.

And it is very fitting that it comes from the Gondoliers, whose report from 8 Feb was late in for last week's edition. Had it been on time, the M1s rerport would have been our 1000th.

That brings the Gondoliers total match reports on the GHC website to 118. They are usually very entertaining and include everything from poetry to quasi film scripts. Do have a look.

Keep the reports coming. For those whose teams don't have the habit or think you don't have the time, even a few brief words to share with the club and community are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance, and here's this week's installment:
Send in your photos and stories to

See past match reports on the GHC website here:
Comedy Night at Guildford Harbour Hotel on 7th March

Tickets Selling Fast - Book Now!

This was a super fun event last year - not to be missed!

Get your team together or come on your own and we will find you a table to join...

Saturday 7 March

Guildford Harbour Hotel
Dinner 6.30pm Comedy 8pm

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

Danny Buckler
Luke Honnoraty

Dinesh Nathan

James Bran
Final First Aid Course of the 2019/20 Season

Mon 2 - Tue 3 March

Please note that the dates for our final First Aid course before the end of the league season have changed and are now:
Monday and Tuesday 2 & 3 February 2020

Each GHC team should have two qualified First Aiders.
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.
New First Aid Kits!

If you played at home last weekend you might have noticed the new First Aid kits for our home pitches.

Please note that there is a RED First Aid kit bag for each pitch - labelled "Blue" or "Sand". (Please don't take the green ones - which need to stay where they are on the wall.)

The team playing the first match of the day needs to collect the kit from the entrance to the bar (upstairs in the clubhouse) and take it to the pitch,

The last team to play on either pitch must return the kit to the bar at the end of the day's matches.

Please remember to complete an injury report for each injury. England Hockey collect these - the more data the better as they continue to monitor the sport along with the FIH and other NGB's for the safety of all.

Please hand in reports to Michelle Fussell or the First Aid room (first door on the left as you enter the clubhouse from outside.)

A special Thank You to Hartington Financial Consultancy Ltd whose generous sponsorship helped us replace the green First Aid boxes that had broken and update with fresh supplies.

Also, Thank You to Michelle Fussell for acquiring and organising the new bags and supplies!
What's On
A look at what's happening...

GHC Blue
11:45 Men's Pilgrims v Old Cranl'ns
13:15 Men's Shadows v OKs
15:00 Men's 1s v West Hampstead
16:30 Gondoliers v Cavaliers
11:15 Men's 3s at Epsom
14:30 Men's 2s at Addiscombe


GHC Blue
10:00 Boys Under 12 Surrey Plate Tournament
14:00 GU16A v Epsom in League Quarterfinals
15:30 BU12 v HandW, Teddington
GHC Green
10:00 Boys Under 12 Surrey Plate Tournament
14:00 GU14C v GU14D

GHC Charterhouse
10:30 BU10 v Reading
12:00 GU14B v Wallingford
12:00 BU14A v Old Loughtonians
--:-- BU14B in League Quarterfinals at Reading
11:00 U8s at Ashford
12:00 GU14A at Reading
14:45 BU14D at Spencer
15:00 BU16A at Surbiton
16:45 BU14B at Reading


GHC Blue
13:15 Ladies' 1s v THD
14:45 Ladies' 3s v Wimbledon
16:15 Men's 2s v Wanderers

GHC Green
13:30 Ladies' 5s v Richmond
15:00 Men's 3s v Old Kingstonians
16:30 Men's Cavaliers v Old Reigatian

12:30 Ladies' 4s at Croydon and OWs
13:30 Gondoliers at Oxted
14:30 Men's 1s at Wycombe
14:30 Ladies' 2s at Sunbury and Walton
15:00 Pilgrims at Spencer
16:00 Shadows at Woking


GHC Blue
09:00 BU10 v Epsom, EG, Richmond
10:30 GU12 tournament
14:00 Ladies' 1s at Teddington EH Champs Tier 2
15:30 BU12 v BU14

GHC Green
09:00 GU10 v ChertseyTV, Reigate, A&F
10:30 GU12 tournament
13:30 GU14B v Wimbledon
15:00 BU16C v Reigate Priory

Boys U10 in Surrey Plate
12:00 GU12 at A&F
12:30 GU12 at Surbiton
13:15 GU12 at Teddington
13:20 GU14 at Gerrards Cross

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...

23 Feb - Boys U12 Surrey Plate
at Guildford HC
10:00 - 14:00

01 Mar - Girls U10 Surrey Plate
at Surbiton HC
10:00 - 14:00

01 Mar - Boys U10 Surrey Plate
at Surbiton HC
12:00 - 16:00

08 Mar - Girls U12 Surrey Cups
at St George's College
10:00 - 14:00

08 Mar - Boys U12 Surrey Cups
at St George's College
12:00 - 16:00

08 Mar - Girls U12 Surrey Cups
at Guildford HC and Charterhouse
09:30 - 12:30 (CH)
09:30 - 14:30 BW)

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


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


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

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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 - 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
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