News from Guildford Hockey Club - 2019 May 10
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Club News
10 May 2019
  • AGM 2019 - Tuesday 14 May 7pm
  • The Hockey Paper article on GHC
  • Final Few 2018/19 Events
  • Summer Hockey 7s Going Strong
  • GHC Juniors in Schools National Finals
  • May Half-term Junior Skills Camps - Book Now!
  • 100 Club Winners - April
  • Thank You Sponsors and Partners
AGM 2019
Tue 14 May 7pm
GHC Clubhouse

All Members Welcome

With the exciting news of a new Director of Hockey Role and Appointment of Dan Fox, GHC are really looking forward to next season.

The club's Annual General Meeting takes place 14 May - our financial year is 1st May to 30th April.

Members, please come and support your club. Agenda:
  • Welcome
  • Acceptance of Minutes 2018
  • 2018/19 Financial Report
  • 2019/20 Budget/Subs/Match Fees Proposal and Vote
  • Election of Board
  • Direction and Goals
  • AOB
  • Closing Statement
All members welcome - playing, non-playing, adult social, junior (must be 18 to vote).

Detailed reporting is available to members on the GHC website.

AGM 2019 - Reports 2018/19 Season
Password is Longcorner

There will be no detailed reporting during the meeting itself in order to keep the agenda to under an hour...

After which the bar will remain open and our new Director of Hockey will join in to meet a few more people.

Please email any items for AOB to Jo Collins, our Club Secretary

Our club is based on the efforts of our volunteers - we are always looking for more help in the club.

Please consider taking on even a really small job to help out next season - if you aren't already. Many hands make light (and more fun) work. Get in touch with your Captain or Squad Manager or any of our Contacts in Who's Who
GHC are in The Hockey Paper

Copies available in the clubhouse - please take one (or more) and pass them around.

With a growing club and lots of successes this season, we are sharing our news with the hockey world, including in the newly reluanched print edition of The Hockey Paper.

Check out this month's edition - we have plenty of copies to pass around so don't be shy. Next time you are at the clubhouse, take a stack and share them.

Good news travels far and wide and it would be great for potential new players, coaches, umpires and supporters to know that GHC is a Great Place to Play!

For anyone who missed our Director of Hockey appointment announcement, to see the full story click here:

GHC Director of Hockey
Final Few 2018/19 Events

England Hockey National Championships


The League season has come to a close with the Under 14 Girls winning Bronze in the Home Counties Girls League Finals Day.
Here are the Ladies 1s with their England Hockey National Silver medals at Lee Valley.

They were 1-0 up in the Final but a strong Loughborough side came back and scored two in the second half.

Well done to all involved! Roll on next season...
Tomorrow, two teams compete in National Finals at Reading HC...
Saturday 11 May

- 10:45 BU14 v Old Loughts
- 12:15 BU14 v Bowdon
- 13:45 BU14 v Plymouth Marjon

- 3pm U14 Final

- 4pm U18 Final

venue: Reading HC
Come and support!

The Under 14s EH National Finals Day comprises the top 8 teams from across the country who have won their Area Play-offs. The action starts at 10am at Reading HC with the final to be played at 3pm.

The Boys Under 18s have made it through their EH knock-out competition to take on Cheltenham in the National Final, also at Reading HC. Pushback is 4pm. Come and support!

Summer Hockey 7s Every Wednesday Evening at GHC

Get yourself and your friends down to GHC for some fun summer hockey (summer weather of course not guaranteed).

We had four teams of players for our first evening of the summer. Plenty of space for more players - do come along:
  • Friendly, fun, social hockey.
  • 7-a-side round-robin tournament each week
  • No prizes at all for the winners other than glory and recognition
  • Goalkeepers welcome
  • Registration 7.30pm – 7.45pm.
  • Team selection 7.45pm – 8.00pm.
  • Matches 8.00pm – 9.30pm
  • £5 roll up fee
  • Please bring dark, light & coloured shirts to change into if necessary
  • Juniors must be at least 13 years old
GHC Boys Shine in National School Finals

Nearly 20 GHC players were involved in National Finals for their school hockey teams over the past week.

Six GHC players and one former GHC player were in the Godalming College team that played their way through local and regional rounds to a national Colleges competition.

Well done to Tom, Marcus, Max, Jordan, Ollie, Dominic and Johnny for coming home from the Nottingham Hockey Centre with gold medals.

A few days later the Under 16 and 18 Schools Finals took place at Lee Valley.

The Under 16 RGS team captained by GHC player Christian won their England Hockey Tier 2 semi-final easily and drew their Final match but lost narrowly in the ensuing penalty shoot-out for Silver. Also in the team were GHC players Chan, Matthew, Henry, Barney, Oskar and Toby.

GHC Men's 1s player Craig Mullon, who is Director of Hockey at RGS, was part of the coaching team for the boys.

Next up were the Under 18s in the two-term Tier 1 competition where Reed's beat Dean Close on penalty shoot-out and had a hard fought battle with rivals Whitgift in the Final. The Final was scoreless until Reed's won a penalty corner on the final whistle and Captain Isaac's drag flick was deflected in by his teammate for the win!


In the EH Under 18 Tier 2 Finals (for schools that play only one term of hockey), three more GHC players were involved.

St George's, captained by GHC player Elliot, won their penalty shoot-out in the bronze medal match after a tight game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Charterhouse beat Merchant Taylor's in their semi-final (whom they had lost to in last year's final) to take on a very competitive Bedford side that ended in a 1-1 draw. GHC player Raph captained the side along with his school and club mate Elliot (a different one) who made numerous saves in goal including saving a penalty stroke during the match and one to seal a win in the shoot-out!

Incoming Director of Hockey, Dan Fox, coached the boys to success with his Charterhouse colleagues that included GHC M1s player Sam Plater.

That's 18 GHC players involved in these National events including half a dozen who captained their teams to medals and trophies!
GHC Match Reports

Reminder to have a browse through our library of match reports, click here:
Women's Match Reports
Men's Match Reports
Junior Match Reports
May Half-term Skills for U6-16s

28-29 May

Book Now - click here!

April Winners!
This month's lucky winners are:
1st – Dave Barnardo
2nd – Marie Macleod

You have to be in it to win it. Join our monthly draw for your chance to win. Details here:

GHC 100 Club
What's On
A look at what's happening this week and next on pitch...
(and every Wednesday evening until further notice)
19:30 Summer Mixed 7-a-side Social Hockey
Bring a light and a dark shirt, £5 pay to play

Away - Reading HC
Boys Under 14 in the England Hockey Tier 1 National Championships
10:45 v Old Loughtonians
12:15 v Bowdon
13:45 v Plymouth Marjon
15:00 Final

Boys Under 18 in the England Hockey Tier 1 National Final
16:00 Boys Under 18 v Beeston 

GHC Water and Sand
Girls Under 12 Surrey Plate Competition


EH SOUTH Guildford U15/17 Performance Centres at GHC 10:00-18:00

GHC Water
Junior Skills Camp


GHC Water and Sand
Vets Tournament

Hockey for Heroes event - TBC

See What's On on the GHC Website for all match details including timings and pitches.
Thank You to Our 2018/19 Helpers

Details of 2019/20 Captains, Coaches, Managers and more is being worked on now - updated information coming.

If you have a skill or interest you would like to share, please let us know
The club wouldn't operate without its hard-working, fun-loving volunteers. At the risk of neglecting a name or two (apologies in advance!), thank you to all who took leadership positions this season:

Senior team captains and managers:

M1 - Craig Mullon, Tony Hall
M2 - JY Chan
M3 Shadows - Ed Cheng
M3 - Adam Hooper
M4 (Krakens) - Andrew Austin
Vets (Pilgrims) - Mark Edwards
Supervets (Gondoliers) - Tom Carney, Nigel Sturgess, John Bigos

L1 - Libby Leadbeater, Andrew Fergusson
L2 - Suzanna Burton-Wyllie
L3 - Linda Roe
L4 - Michelle Robson and Shona Davies
L5 - Maggs Kyte
Back to Hockey - Cathy Sanderson

Mixed Hockey - JY Chan
Fixtures and Pitches - Mark Edwards
Umpire Coordination - Rob Lee

Junior Section Age Groups:

Under 8s - Cate Newnes-Smith, Kate Fuller, Jo Lawton, Rob Ton
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 - Tony Smith, Kim Lunt, Dominique Pilling, Emma Francis
Boys Under 14 - Caroline Rees, Mat Rees
Girls Under 16 - Anthony Greenhalgh
Boys Under 16 - Caroline Rees, Mike Kefford
Boys Under 18 - Melinda Rock

Pitch Bookings - Jeremy Holt
Junior Section - Melinda Rock
Goalkeepers - Nicola Morison, Gina Castle, Dave Gunner
Schools - Tanya Baird
Skills Camps - Kim Lunt, Dave Dickson
Midweek Skills - Robert Manning

Dozens of parent volunteer coaches.
15+ Duke of Edinburgh assistants.
Everyone who umpires!!!!
Match Reporters!

GHC Board 2018/19:

President - Maggs Kyte
Secretary - Jo Collins
Clubhouse - Tony Hall
Treasurer - Mark Lenel
Sponsorship - James Relph
Men's Captain - Will Gibson
Ladies Captain - Maggs Kyte
Juniors Captain - Melinda Rock
Membership - Dave Dickson
Social - Fraser Daly
Website/InTouch - Melinda Rock
Special Projects - Gavin Lotay


Catering - Dave Hall, Andrew Fergusson
First Aid - Michelle Fussell, Sally Finlayson, Tash Davies
Welfare - Michelle Fussell
DBS Verification - Michelle Fussell, Melinda Rock
100 Club Administrator - Libby Leadbeater
Hawkinsport Kit Liaison - Caroline Rees
Schools Coaching Outreach - James Relph
Graphic Design - Cathy Sanderson

Click on the logo to visit our Partner websites.
Check our Partners webpage for more information about Sponsorship.

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars...
More details about each event as we approach the date:


End of Season Event - SOLD OUT


Annual General Meeting 7pm GHC Clubhouse


Girls U12 Plate Competition - hosted by GHC


EH SOUTH Guildford U15/17 Performance Centres at GHC 10:00-18:00

TUE 28 & WED 29 MAY

Junior Skills Camps


GHC Vets Day


Hockey for Heroes Event
Ladies Summer Leagues
Pre-Season Training
Ladies Pre-Season Tournament
Club Day


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