Kit Return for Reprinting

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Following the announcement of the new sponsor, in order for us to offer a uniformed look for the club please can all those who purchased shirts last year give them to Stef Heslop or Faye Andreou in order for them to be reprinted with our new sponsor at either the AGM or come down to Summer Hockey. We need to get all the shirts back as soon as possible for us to have these printed for the start of the season.
Faye will be in contact with those who have an old shirt who will need to have a new shirt.

Junior Summer League 2018 – Details Confirmed

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Dear Juniors,

I am writing with further details of Junior Summer League which will run for 6 weeks starting on Wednesday 6th June through to Wednesday 11th July from 6-7pm each week.

The idea of summer hockey is to give the youngsters as much game time as possible so we aim to play lots of small games each week and to make it as enjoyable as possible.

As is the same with the usual training sessions, they will need to have shin pads and a gum shield and if owned, bring their hockey stick. If not then there are sticks which we can provide for them to use during the session.

To compensate for the Sunday morning training sessions that we had to cancel throughout the winter season due to the pitch being unplayable we are offering all fully paid up junior members summer hockey for FREE this year.

For any non-members or anyone new to the club the cost of summer league is £12 per child, which is payable at the first session. This is £12 for the whole six weeks. This can be paid in either cash or by cheque made payable to ‘Newmarket Hockey Club’ preferably in an envelope with the child’s name on it for convenience.

For any parents/adults that might fancy some social summer hockey there is also an adult mixed summer league which takes place from 7-9pm on the same dates. For more info on this please contact Mel Podd


Junior Coordinator

NHC End of Season Party & Awards Night a Great Success

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Thank you so much to everyone who attended this years End of Season Party & Awards night. The venue was excellent, food was delicious, the party was superb, and it was another reminder for us all that we are such a unique club.

Please see below list of 2017 / 2018 Awards:

Player of the Season Michael Skelton
Most Improved Iain Robinson
Top Goal Scorer Michael Skelton

Player of the Season James Atkinson
Most ImprovedWill Frost
Top Goal Scorer Simon Harrington

Player of the SeasonChris Heslop
Most Improved Mark Saggers
Top Goal Scorer Peter Booth

Player of the SeasonElizabeth Wombwell / Alex Barrelet
Most Improved Jersey Bennett / Becca Barnes
Top Goal Scorer TBC

Player of the SeasonJazz Freed
Most Improved Jess Allen
Top Goal Scorer Hayley Tydeman

Player of the SeasonLaura Excell
Most Improved Lucie Swann
Top Goal ScorerLucie Swann

Player of the Season Robyn Henry-Jones
Most Improved Alisha Vale
Top Goal ScorerTBC

Well done to everyone. Please ensure that these awards are kept clean and are looked after – these are your babies to keep until January 2019.

Special thanks must go to Grace Evans for organizing a memorable night at the Bedford Lodge Hotel, and Michael Bennett for giving up his time to take pictures for us all night.

East League News for 2018/19

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Dates for the 2018-19 season: Following last nights League Management Committee meeting the following dates are proposed for next season, with the season starting 22nd September until 8th December, then the second half of the season running 12th January to 23rd March, with the 16th February acting as a slip date. We have also received a request from clubs with teams in small team divisions to have their season start on the first day of the season so that less games are exposed to bad weather in December. Traditionally we have started them later to allow clubs memberships to settle following summer sports/harvest/etc). If you have any views on either the proposed season dates or the proposal to bring the date for small team divisions forward please do let League Secretary or your respective League Managers know.

2017/18 End of Season Dinner – Menu Available

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Attention all seniors!

For this years End of Season Dinner there is going to be a slight change. Instead of handing out forms for you to hand in to your captains, we have decided to create an online survey which is accessible by the link below. If you’re coming please can we ask you to fill this out as soon as possible. Grace Evans will then chase you for payment.

NHC Dugouts Looking Good

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Thanks to Mungo Prentice, Andrew Beardon, Lee Blades, Vicky Benedikz, Andy & Jack Baker and Simon Harrington for all their hard work this Sunday morning repairing our dugouts in the snow. They look fantastic (and the dugouts don’t look bad either)!

NHC Christmas Party 2017

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We are delighted to invite all senior members to our annual NHC Christmas Party on the 2nd December at 7pm. We are also pleased to announce that this year will see a change in venue, The Tack Room.

The Tack Room, which is positioned within the grounds of the stunning new Palace House, the National Heritage Centre for Horse Racing and Sporting Art, opened in 2016 and is run by the same team that are also behind the popular Pantry Fine Food Shop and Eatery.

The price per person is – £27.50

Dress code:
Men – Shirt/Tie and Trousers or smart clothes
Ladies – Dresses or smart clothes
(Xmas Jumbers are welcome)

Please make sure you see your Social Secretaries, Grace Evans & James Atkinson, or your captains before the Saturday 25th November.

This is one of the clubs most popular nights of the season and so we look forward to seeing as many of you, and your partners, there to celebrate Christmas together.

Junior Training Resumes for 2017/18 Season

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Dear Juniors,

A reminder that Junior Hockey restarts this Sunday 24th September from 10-12noon.

10-11am U8’s & U10’s
11-12noon U12s & U14s

Age groups are aligned to academic school years (i.e. based on a player’s age on 1st September) as requested by England Hockey.

Dates for the entire season including fixtures and GK specific training sessions are on the club website here

Junior membership is £60 for the season and includes a club polo shirt and socks for all members who have paid their fees by 1st October. A junior membership form can be downloaded here. Included on the membership form this year is the option to order a junior hoodie, this is at an additional cost of £15 (£18 for an adult size).

Please bring completed membership forms on Sunday and hand them into Vicky who will be doing registration or Mel the club membership secretary who will also be there.

Further information on junior membership is available in the new Junior Welcome Pack which can be downloaded here.

We currently have space for new members so if you know of anyone who is keen to give hockey a go please feel free to pass on these details.

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.


Junior Coordinator