Guildford HC News - 2019/20 Season Issue 20 - 31 Jan 2020
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Club News
31 Jan 2020
In This Week's Edition...
  • This Weekend at GHC:
    • Pre-Loved Kit Sale Friday
    • 1st Teams at Home on Saturday
    • Quiz Night - Saturday 1st Feb!
  • Last Weekend's Results
  • Latest Match Reports
  • Comedy Night - 7 Mar - BOOK NOW!
  • New First Aid Kits
  • FIH Pro League Tickets #HockeyFamily Priority Window Closes on Tuesday - BOOK NOW!
  • Junior Skills Camp: 17-19 Feb - BOOK NOW!
  • Become a SATRO Business Mentor for Broadwater School!
This Weekend at GHC:
  • Second Hand Kit Sale
  • 1st Teams Play at Home
  • Quiz Night!


Second Hand Kit Sale Tonight
Friday 31 Jan 6:30-8pm

Do you need to stock up or do you have any kit that you’re willing to donate? 
If so, please come along on Friday night and drop off your goods (from 6pm) and have a rummage (from 6.30pm).
The sale table includes:
  • outgrown sticks and shoes
  • GHC tops, shorts and skirts (mostly for children up to age 12, although there are a few items in larger sizes)
  • and a full goalie kit
Special thanks go to Lisa Nichols and her family for kindly donating a full goalie kit, likely to fit a girl aged 12+ or ladies small. 
We do hope that this will be a useful way for many of you to stock up on kit cost-effectively, while also raising some funding for the club. 

If anyone has any queries or is interested in buying the goalie kit as a whole, please get in touch with Cindy by email (
 Thank you - and thanks to Cindy for organising the collection and sale!

Home Fixtures
Saturday 1 Feb

GHC Ladies' and Men's 1st teams both play at home on Saturday. 
Come enjoy and support!
13:15 Ladies' 1s v Witney
16:30 Men's 1s v Oxford University

Also at home on Saturday are:

13:30 Ladies' 5s v Croydon and OWs
14:45 Ladies' 3s v London Wayfarers
15:00 Gondoliers v Winchester
16:30 Men's 3s v Old Georgians

And then stick around or come back for...

Quiz Night 2020
Saturday 1 Feb
7pm for 7:30 - £5

Everyone is welcome to try their hand (brain?) at this year's Quiz!!

Get a table together or come along and we will find a table for you - the more the merrier.

7pm for a 7:30pm start to the questioning. £5 entry.
Food and drink flowing.

Sunday Fixtures
Sunday 2 Feb

Plenty of action for GHC Under 10s and 12s who are preparing for their end of season county Cup and Plate competitions.

Also in action are 4 x Girls U14 teams, 2 x Girls U16 teams, 3 x Boys U14 teams and 2 x Boys U16 Boys teams.

Good luck everyone - and enjoy!
For more details, see What's On in this newsletter or check out the GHC Webpage What's On
Last Weekend's Results

Thirteen GHC Senior teams were in action on Saturday 25 January including the Ladies' 1s who hadn't had an outdoor league match since before Christmas.

And they were straight back into their stride with a big win at Teddington (see match report below).

Apologies to the L2s whose 2-0 Win last week was reported as a 2-2 (W). An unfortunate typo (thanks to those of you who are paying attention!).

Last week:
P13: W7 D4 L2

Ladies' Leagues
Ladies' 1s v Teddington 7-1 (W)
Ladies' 2s v London Acad's 1-1 (D)
Ladies' 3s v Barnes 5-1 (W)
Ladies' 4s v Leatherhead 6-0 (W)
Ladies' 5s v Old Cranleighans 3-3 (D)
Ladies' 6s v Spencer 0-8 (L)

Men's Leagues
Men's 1s v Tunbridge Wells 3-3 (D)
Men's 2s v Purley Walcount's 2-1 (W)
Men's Shadows v BoE 4-0 (W)
Men's 3s v Old Reigatian 4-0 (W)
Men's 4s v Surbiton 0-1 (L)
Men's Cavaliers
Men's Pilgrims v Old Kingston's 2-2 (D)
Men's Gondoliers v Havant 5-0 (W)

For the Juniors on Sunday, notable matches came from the Girls U12 'Gazelles' who drew with the team at the top of their Girls Under 14 league table. The GHC girls are doing well and are second in the table against bigger, older teams.

Another Girls Under 12 team (there are many of them!) won their 11-a-side league match 7-0.

The Girls Under 14 A side beat Marlow's U14 Prem team to stay second in the Premier league table with two matches still to play.

The Boys Under 14 A side had a good match against Knole Park who were very complimentary of our team. It was 4-0 in the end to keep our boys in second place in the Premier league table with two games still to play.

The Girls Under 16 A team played a rain-soaked friendly against the Alton Under 18 Girls - Alton were very appreciative as they have had trouble getting opposition for their U18s. Great practice for our girls and a few goals scored as well.

Latest Match Reports

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Comedy Night at Guildford Harbour Hotel on 7th March

Book Now!

Be sure to book your tickets for the Comedy Night on 7th March...

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

Saturday 7 March

Guildford Harbour Hotel
Dinner 6.30pm Comedy 8pm

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

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!
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 priority window closes on Tuesday 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!

Upcoming FIH Pro League matches are live on BT Sport - this weekend's fixtures are below including GB Women and Men.

Check BT Sport for live programming times.

Check FIH Pro League for scores and schedules.

Fri 31 Jan (M) - ESP v NED - 10am

Sat 01 Feb (M) - ESP v NED - 12pm
Sat 01 Feb (M) - AUS v GBR - 5am
Sat 01 Feb (W) - NZL v BEL - 4am
Sat 01 Feb (W) - AUS v GBR - 730am
Sat 01 Feb (M) - NZL v BEL - 630am

Sun 02 Feb (M) - AUS v GBR - 4am
Sun 02 Feb (W) - NZL v BEL - 2am
Sun 02 Feb (M) - NZL v BEL - 430am
Sun 02 Feb (W) - AUS v GBR - 630am
Second Hand Kit Sale:
Friday 31 January

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
SATRO are Looking for Volunteer Business Mentors for Broadwater School

Do you have a spare hour every few weeks and want to give back to the local community.

Satro are looking for volunteer business mentors for Broadwater School.

The commitment is one hour every 2 weeks during term time for one year, after training and being DBS-checked,

Please contact Jessica on 07736 067673 or email if you would like to know more.

Click on the icon or the link below to see SATRO's latest impact report:
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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...


GHC Clubhouse
6-8pm Second Hand Kit Sale


GHC Blue
13:15 Ladies' 1s v Witney
14:45 Ladies' 3s v London Wayfarers
16:30 Men's 1s v Oxford University
GHC Green
13:30 Ladies' 5s v Croydon and OWs
15:00 Men's Gondoliers v Winchester
16:30 Men's 3s v Old Georgians
--:-- Men's 2s at Wanderers
11:30 Men's Shadows at OCs
13:00 Ladies' 4s at OCs
13:30 Ladies' 2s at Spencer
14:00 Men's Pilgrims at Wimbledon
14:30 Ladies' 6s at Old Georgians
16:00 Men's 4s at Kenley
16:00 Men's Cavaliers at Addiscombe

GHC Clubhouse
19:00 Quiz Night


GHC Blue
09:00 GU12 Gazelles v BU12s
10:30 GU12 v Wimbledon, Woking
12:00 GU16B v Surbiton
13:30 GU14B v Surbiton
15:00 GU16A v Surbiton
GHC Green
10:30 GU12 v Wimbledon
12:00 GU14D v Old Cranleighans
13:30 BU14D v Woking
09:45 GU10s at Old Georgians
10:30 BU1Ch at Epsom
11:30 GU14A at Bournemouth
13:00 BU16 at Wimbledon
14:30 GU12 at Surbiton
14:45 BU16Ch at Reigate Priory
15:00 BU14A at Winchester


GHC Blue
13:15 Ladies' 1s v London Wayf'rs
14:45 Ladies' 6s v Clapham Common
16:30 Men's 1s v Indian Gymkhana

GHC Green
13:30 Men's 4s v Croydon and OWs
15:00 Ladies' 4s v Epsom
16:30 Men's Cavaliers v Cranleigh

GHC Charterhouse
11:00 Shadows v Croydon and OWs

--:-- Men's 2s at EUHC Gamblers
10:30 Ladies' 5s at Oxted
12:45 Men's 3s at Croydon and OWs
13:30 Ladies' 3s at Chetsey TV
14:00 Gondoliers at Epsom
16:00 Ladies' 2s at Surbiton


GHC Blue
09:00 Boys U10 v London Wayfarers
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament

GHC Green
10:30 Girls U12 Tournament
13:30 Girls U14C v Gerrards Cross
15:00 Girls U14B v Aldershot & Farnham

GHC Charterhouse
10:30 Girls U14B v Epsom

10:30 GU12 at Reading
11:00 BU14D at Old Georgians
12:30 BU10 at Horsham
13:00 BU18 at Marden Russets


GHC Blue
13:00 Men's Cavaliers v Sanderstead
13:30 Men's 2s v Old Cranleighans
15:00 Men's 3s v Teddington
--:-- Men's 1s at Winchester
11:00 Shadows at Merton
12:00 Men's 4s at Royal Holloway
12:30 Pilgrims at London Wayfarers
14:30 Ladies' 1s at Reading
15:00 Gondoliers at Woking

GHC Blue
10:30 GU14A v Surbiton
12:00 GU16A v Horsham
13:30 BU16A v Surbiton

GHC Green
10:30 GU12 Training
12:00 GU14C v Ashford (Mddsx)

10:30 BU16B v BU16CH
11:00 GU14D at Marlow
11:00 BU14D at Old Kingstonians
11:25 GU12 at Wimbledon
11:45 GU12 at Richmond
14:00 BU16A at Surbiton
15:30 BU18A 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...

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



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

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

First Aid Courses at GHC with AMJ

Next Course: 24-25 February - 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:
  • 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.
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:

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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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