Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 12 - 2019 Nov 22
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Club News
22 Nov 2019
  • easyfundraising for GHC
  • Match Reports from 16-17 Nov
  • Other Match Results and News from last Week
  • This Weekend at GHC 23-24 Nov
  • New Sponsor: Larchpoint Capital
  • Hawkinsport Kit Sale Friday 29 Nov - GHC Clubhouse 6-9pm
  • Ski Miquel - Exclusive Offer for GHC
  • First Aid Courses at GHC
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Match Reports from 16-17 November
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Results and News from Last Week


Senior Team Results

Not our best week so far this season for results. Though most teams are doing well so far in their league tables.

14 played: 5 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses.

Ladies' 1s v Marlow 2-4 (L)
Ladies' 2s v Sunbury&Walton 6-0 (W)
Ladies' 3s v Wimbledon 0-0
Ladies' 4s v Croydon&OWL 7-2 (W)
Ladies' 5s v Richmond 3-0 (W)
Ladies' 6s v Clapham Common 3-7 (L)

Men's 1s v Wycombe 3-4 (L)
Mens' 2s v Wanderers 7-1 (W)
Men's Shadows v Woking 1-2 (L)
Men's 3s v Old Kingstonians 3-6 (L)
Men's 4s v Chertsey Thames V 3-0 (W)
Men's Cavaliers v Old Reigatians 2-2
Men's Pilgrims v Spencer 1-4 (L)
Men's Gondoliers v Oxted 1-3 (L)

Junior Indoor Training

A few Junior teams got their indoor training sessions underway last Friday night in preparation for big tournaments in December.

Here are the Boys U14s working hard and having fun inside while others are working hard and enjoying heavy rain outside!


Young Leaders Name Challenge
Also on Friday night, our 40+ Young Leaders - older juniors who help coach younger juniors - undertook the "Name Challenge."

With large age group squads in our Junior Section, which Young Leaders could name the most players in the age groups they coach?

The results are in and congratulations go to Rosalie (Boys U10s), Cecilia (Under 8s) and Rosie Girls U12s).

Rosalie got 52/52 boys' names right!

The next round of Name Challenge is in February and the Grand Prize is tickets to Lee Valley to watch Great Britain play in the FIH Pro League!

Junior Team Results

Six Junior teams played England Hockey Cup matches on Sunday: 5 wins and a loss. These are local pools that lead to Area play-offs. Good start:

Girls U16A v Brighton & Hove 9-0 (W)
Girls U14A v Woking 7-0 (W)
Boys U16A v Reading 7-0 (W)
Boys U16B v Epsom 9-2 (W)
Boys U14A v Knole Park 4-0 (W)
Boys U14B v Horsham 1-7 (L)

And in league action:

Boys U16C v Woking 4-1 (W)
Girls U16B v Surbiton 0-5 (L)
Girls U12 7s v Wimbledon 0-4 (L)

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Highlights This Weekend 23-24 November


Saturday 23 November

Most of our Senior league matches are away but we do have 6 games at home on Saturday - action starts on the Blue pitch at noon and on the Green at 13:45.

12:00 Men's 3s
13:30 Men's 2s
15:00 Ladies' 3s
16:30 Ladies' 5s

13:45 Men's Cavaliers
15:15 Men's Gondoliers


Sunday 24 November

Sunday we are hosting an England Hockey Level 1 Umpiring course at the Club - well done to all who signed up and will be doing the course!

Our Mixed Senior side is in action in the England Hockey Cup competition away at Haslemere.

And we have more than a dozen Junior fixtures and training sessions taking place.

Another busy Sunday at GHC! See What's On for details...

Good luck and let us know how it goes!
New GHC Sponsor - Thank You and Welcome, Larchpoint Capital

Deep roots and a long heritage in private equity

Larchpoint Capital was established in 2017 and is a partner-led team of private equity professionals, investing family capital, based in central London. Most of the team have worked together for over ten years, combining some 200 years of private equity investment experience.

Prior to Larchpoint Capital, the team worked for SVG Capital - established in 1996 - a FTSE 250 listed private equity investment vehicle.


Our culture is the foundation of who we are and what we do. We are thorough and independently minded. We are insightful and value diversity of opinion and challenge. We put our clients first and we work in partnership with them and the management teams of investee companies.


We seek attractive, long term returns from private equity for our clients by using our understanding as demonstrated by our successful investment track record.

Whatever we do, we do with care

To us excellence is more than striving to be the best at what we do, it means ensuring that our clients always receive what is best for them.

Larchpoint Capital is committed to acting responsibly in all dealings with the companies we invest in, our staff and our suppliers. We aim to minimise negative impacts on people, society and the environment. The way in which we apply our governance model ensures clear accountability and strong alignment of interests with our investors and portfolio companies.

Drawing on extensive relationships and expertise, we can invest on a discretionary or advisory basis across the full range of the private equity asset class. No two clients have identical investment aims so we adapt our investment approach for each client. 

Our investment management services include:
- Direct investments
- Funds & co-investments
- Advisory & structuring

Whether you want to access a diversified pool of high performing private equity managers or to invest in dynamic private businesses in the UK, we always ensure that full diligence is done on your behalf in the quest for attractive long-term returns.

Visit for more information.

GHC are thrilled to welcome Larchpoint Capital to the GHC Sponsorship/Partnership Family.
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

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.
Match Reports
Women's Match Reports
Men's Match Reports
Junior Match Reports
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There is a lot you are missing in hockey news that doesn't get to the traditional news channels!
What's On
A look at what's happening on the pitches and at the club...
GHC Blue
12:00 Men's 3s v Woking
13:30 Men's 2s v Epsom
15:00 Ladies' 3s v Old Georgians
16:30 Ladies' 5s v Leatherhead

GHC Green
13:45 Men's Cavaliers v Surbiton
15:15 Men's Gondoliers v Haslemere

10:00 Ladies' 2s at Old Cranleighans
11:00 Ladies' 6s at London Edwardians
11:30 Men's Shadows at Cheam
11:30 Men's 4s at Croydon and Old Whitfgiftians
12:30 Men's 1s at Banbury
12:30 Ladies' 4s at Barnes
13:00 Ladies' 1s at East Grinstead
16:15 Men's Pilgrims at Maidenhead

GHC Blue
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
13:30 Boys U12 v Horsham, Old Georgians, Maidenhead
15:00 Girls U12 v Old Georgians

GHC Green
09:00 Boys U10 internal matches
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
13:15 GirlsU14 Training
13:30 EH Umpiring Course to 16:30

GHC Pink (Charterhouse)
10:30 Girls U14B v Wimbledon
15:00 Boys U12 Training

GHC Indoor (Charterhouse)
14:00 Boys U16
15:00 Girls U16

12:15 Mixed Adult in the EH Cup T1 at Haslemere
12:45 Girls U14 at Sonning
14:30 Girls U12 at Surbiton

GHC Blue
11:45 Men's 4s v Royal Holloway
13:00 Ladies' 1s v Spencer
14:45 Ladies' 2s v London Edward'ns
16:30 Men's 1s v London Wayfarers
GHC Green
12:00 Men's Gondoliers v Haslemere
13:30 Ladies' 4s v Oxted
15:00 Men's Shadows v ReigatePriory
16:30 Ladies' 6s v TeamSurreySprtns
13:00 Men's Cavaliers at Sanderstead

GHC Blue
10:30 Girls U12 v Sevenoaks
12:00 Boys U14A v Bournemouth
15:00 Boys U16C v Addiscombe
GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 v Woking
13:30 Girls U14C v Old Cranl'ghns
15:00 Boys U12 v East Grinstead, Knole Park
GHC Pink (Charterhouse)
10:30 Girls U14D v Newbury&Th'tch'm
12:00 Girls U14A v Reading

--:-- Girls U12 at South Berks
12:30 Boys U10 at Surbiton, Wmbldn
13:30 Girls U16B at Reading
13:25 Boys U14B v Fareham
14:30 Boys U14B v Fleet&Ewshot

!!! 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


Hawkinsport Kit Sale at GHC
Clubhouse 6-9pm



Boys U12 and Girls U12
Tour to Barcelona
Inmaculada Tournament


Circuit of exercises + Games for U10s/12s and their parents

All welcome - no experience required. Come and have some fun.

See GHC Website Home page for more details and to reserve your place.


Girls Under 16 South Indoor Finals
Royal Masonic, Rickmansworth


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



Boys Under 16 South Indoor Finals
Canterbury HC

Boys Under 18 South Indoor Finals
Fleming Park, Eastleigh



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



Copperbox, London

Sat 28/12
Girls Under 16 - 5:30pm

Mon 30/12
Girls Under 14 - 9:00am
Boys Under 14 - 9:00am
Boys Under 16  - 5:30pm



Junior Friday night training re-starts after 2 week break (no training 20, 27 December)

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



Comedy Evening at Guildford Harbour Hotel


Annual Canterbury Festival for U8-12s


End of Season Celebration

Harbour Hotel Guildford

Click on the logo to visit our Partner websites.
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
L5 - Sophie Miller
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 Bennett, Melinda Rock
Boys Under 16 - Caroline Rees, Mike Kefford
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
Indoor Hockey - Dan Fox
Director of Junior Coaching - Dan Fox
Young Leaders Programme - Dan Fox

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
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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