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In this Edition:

  • Snow! Training and matches risk cancellation - check before leaving home
  • Matches This Weekend
  • Under 12s Win County Medals
  • New Match Reports
  • 100 Club Winners - January
  • New GHC Partner - Wattle & Daub
  • Summer Mixed Hockey Starts Wednesday 4 April
  • Save the Date: Easter Junior Camp 3&4 April
  • End of Season Party 2018 - Buy Tickets Now
  • October Junior Camp in Sardinia
Snow Has Finally Arrived at Broadwater and Charterhouse

The Beast seemed to be dumping snow everywhere but on GHC pitches - but Emma is now here and the pitches are white. And likely to remain so for at least a day or two.
  • Friday Junior training 2 March - all sessions cancelled.
  • Saturday matches are very doubtful.
  • Sunday matches are unlikely - but you never know.

Check out these enterprising young players in Hiroshima at the Buena Vista Hockey Club:
Stay active, stay fit, but mostly, stay safe in this winter weather.

Be sure to check with your Captain or Squad Manager. Also check the GHC Twitter feed (which shows on the left hand side of the GHC website Home page in case you are not on Twitter) for updates.
Matches This Weekend

If the pitches are fine, both Men and Ladies 1st teams are away at Staines and Horsham.

The Ladies 1st XI are now firmly in the number 2 spot in their league table and tied on points with the leader though will need to work on goal difference or beat Wanderers (who have a massive +60 GD to our very high +43) on 17/3 to overtake them. Watch this space.

Other possible matches on Saturday include home matches for the L2s, M2s, L5s, M3, and Pilgrims.

Sunday has a long list of junior fixtures from U8s to U16s.

In addition, a number of our U14-17 top players will be involved in England Hockey Performance Centre training in an all day event where two centres train together (weather permitting of course!).

See What's On on the GHC Website for all match details
Under 12s Win County Medals

Four teams of Under 12s were in action in Surrey County tournaments on Sunday and three of them came home with medals.

The Under 12 Boys A Team just missed out on the Final but won the Bronze medal match and qualify for South Region Finals in the end of April

The Under 12 Boys B Team were undefeated all day, scoring 16 goals and letting in 0. They just missed out on Gold in a penalty shoot-out after a 0-0 draw. Silver in the Plate competition which included 20 teams from across Surrey.

The Under 12 Girls A and B Teams both competed in the Girls Surrey Cup. The A team just missed out getting to the Final. A well earned Bronze place for them, coming 3rd out of 16 teams. And in a tough pool, the B team just missed out on getting to a play-off.

Well done to all! Details are below in match reports.

The Under 10 Boys and Girls play their Surrey tournaments Sunday 11 March (the Girls at GHC) and the Under 12 Girls are in their Surrey Plate on Sunday 18 March.
New Match Reports from Last Weekend

We have new match reports this week:

Please send match reports to for publication on the GHC website and InTouch.

We want to hear from all teams!
100 Club Winners For January

We are pleased to announce the January winners in the 100 Club draw:
1st prize £25 - Samantha Field
2nd prize £15 - Sarah Egerton
You have to be in it to win it...if you would like to help support the club and be a potential winner, please get in touch with our Competition Secretary.

Details here on the GHC website:

100 Club
New GHC Partner Wattle & Daub - Mother's Day Event

In case you missed the announcement in last week's InTouch, please have a look at our GHC News article that welcomes Wattle & Daub to our community:
Also please note that they are having a Mother's Day event on Friday and Saturday 9 & 10 March at their Godalming shop. Looks beautiful:

Wattle and Daub website

Also have a look at their upcoming events if you are looking to evolve your creative side:

Wattle and Daub events

To pre-order flowers for collection in conjunction with the Mother's Day promotion at Wattle and Daub please contact Caroline.
Summer Hockey Starts Wednesday 4 April

Wednesday evening Summer Hockey is back!

Reminder that every Wednesday starting 4 April, we run mixed, social, half pitch games for all. Men, Ladies and Juniors (must be at least 13 years old) all welcome.

Please arrive 7:30pm for arrangement of teams.
Easter Junior Camps - Save the Dates

Save the dates for our Easter Junior Skills Camp run by Dan Fox:

Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 April

Booking forms coming soon.

Purchase Tickets for the GHC End of Season Party 12 May

There will be a lot to celebrate - make sure you don't miss the End of Season Party!

Ticket price is now the 'almost early bird' rate of £40 until 8th April...
Get your tickets now. From 9th April the price will be £45 until the deadline of 22nd April.

For tickets and more information see this website link:
ProSticks Academy October in Sardinia

GHC Director of Junior Coaching Dan Fox along with GB Rio Gold Medallist Georgie Twigg are returning to Forte Village in October for another ProSticks Hockey Academy.

Juniors ages 8 to 13 can take advantage of this opportunity for small group training in a stunning setting during the half term break 22-26 October:

ProSitcks Hockey Academy at Forte Village
What's On

All Junior training session cancelled this evening Friday 2 March due to white pitches.

Pitch playability will vary depending upon local weather and conditions - please check with your captain or squad manager to know if your fixture is going ahead.

13:00  Ladies' 2s v Cheam
14:30  Men's 2s v Purley Walcountians
16:00  Pilgrims v Haslemere
13:00  Girls Under 10 Training
14:30  Ladies' 5s v Sunbury and Walton Hawks
16:00  Men's 3s v Barnes
00:00  Gondoliers at Southampton
10:00  Ladies' 3s at Surbiton
12:00  Ladies' 1s at Horsham
12:30  Shadows at Merton
14:15  Ladies' 4s at Addiscombe
14:30  Men's 4s at Croydon and Old Whitgiftian
14:30  Men's 1s at Staines


09:30  Under 10 Girls v London Wayfarers
11:30  Under 8 Mixed v Epsom HC
11:30  Under 8 Mixed v Camberley and Farnborough
13:00  Under 12 Boys v Horsham
13:00  Under 12 Boys v Surbiton
14:30  Under 16 Girls v Indian Gymkhana
09:30  Under 10 Girls v London Wayfarers
14:30  Under 14 Girls v Slough
10:00  Under 14 Boys at Surbiton
10:30  Under 12 Girls at Old Georgians
11:30  Under 12 Girls at Woking
13:00  Under 16 Boys at South Berkshire
13:30  Under 14 Boys at Old Cranleighans
14:30  Under 14 Girls at Surbiton
14:30  Under 14 Girls at Surbiton


13:00  Ladies' 1s v Aldershot & Farnham
13:00  Men's 1s v Purley Walcountonians
16:30  Ladies' 3s v Sunbury & Walton Hawks

13:00  Men's 4s v Bank of England
14:30  Ladies 4s v Mitcham
16:00  Men's Shadows v Royal Holloway

12:15  Ladies' 2s at Tulse Hill & Dulwich
13:30  Ladies 5s at Chertsey Thames Valley
15:30  Men's Pilgrims at Haslemere
16:30  Men's 3s at Woking
--:-  Men's Gondoliers at Amersham & Chalfont


Girls Under 10 Surrey Cup and Plate

Girls Under 10 Surrey Cup and Plate

11:30  Boys Under 16 v Trojans in the EH T2 Area Finals
13:00  Girls Under 12 v Woking

Boys Under 16 in EH Area Finals at Cheltenham also v Marlow and Fareham

Girls Under 16 in EH Area Finals at Spencer also v Sevenoaks and Richmond

Boys Under 10 in the Surrey Cup and Plate at Woking

12:00  Boys Under 14 at East Grinstead

12:30  Girls Under 16 at Spencer

13:30  Boys Under 10 at Camberley & Farnborough

16:00  Men's 1s at London Edwardians in the Surrey Cup Semi-Final

See What's On on the GHC Website for all match details including timings and pitches.
Coming Up Soon...


Under 12 Girls Surrey Plate at Surbiton


Junior Easter Skills Camps - look out for booking form coming soon


Final Men's 1st XI and Ladies 1st XI league matches of the 2017/18 season - both at GHC.
Come and support!!!


1st week of GHC Juniors Spring/Summer Programme - will run for 10 weeks; details (dates, times, price, booking forms) coming soon


Training Times
Please check with your Captain or Squad Manager for any changes
GHC Website for contacts)
18:30-20:00 Adult GK Training (contact Amanda)
20.00-21:30 Ladies Back to Hockey
20.00-21:30 Ladies 3/4/5s


18:00-19:30 Ladies 1s Junior to Adult Training
19:00-20:30 Ladies 1s


18.00-19.00 Junior Skills Session U14/U12 (by request, email Robert)
20.00-22:00 Men's 1s


20.00-21:30 Ladies 1s and 2s
19:00-20:00 Men's Back to Hockey
20:00-21:30 Men's General Training (3s and up)

19:00-20:00 Junior Skills Training 14 and up (by request, email Robert)


20.00-22:00 Men's 1s and 2s

Water (swapping each half term)
18.00-19.30 Under 10 Girls
19.30-21.00 Under 12 Girls

Sand (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 welcome in 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

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