Your hockey club needs YOU!

Posted Posted in Club News, Juniors, Ladies, Men

Are you interested in getting involved in coaching? Do you enjoy working with children/juniors? Can you spare an hour on Sunday mornings? Do you need to do some volunteering as part of your DofE award or sports course?

Then your hockey club needs YOU!!!

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help with coaching the junior teams on Sunday mornings. U8’s and U10s train from 10-11 and U14s from 11-12. If you could help with one or both sessions and were available every other week, once a month, just for tournaments or even every week then we would be delighted to have you involved. There is more information about the junior section on the club website here.

If you can give some time to help or would like to know more then please get in touch with Junior Coordinator, Claire McDonnell. The first junior session of the 2018-19 season will take place on Sunday 16th September.

For anyone interested we will also be hosting an England Hockey workshop called ‘Engaging Games for Children’ at the club on Sunday 7th October 1-4pm. The cost of the workshop is £48 but the committee have agreed to fund this for anyone helping with coaching so it wouldn’t cost a thing.

The workshop is designed for coaches/leaders/helpers that:

  • Deliver to children in any environment (clubs, schools, etc.)
  • Want for practical and up to date games to deliver to their players
  • Need ideas on how to coach games rather than basic drills
  • Want to share ideas and learn from other coaches

If you would like more information or would like to attend please get in touch as soon as possible so that we can book you a place. The deadline for bookings is Thursday 27th September or when the workshop is full. Places are first come first served and only secure when booked and paid for online. Participants must be 16 years + to attend.

NHC Membership 2018/19

Posted Posted in Club News, Ladies, Men

Dear all,

Newmarket Hockey Club bids you a very warm welcome to the 2018/19 season!!

Training is well under way for both the mens and the ladies sections.  Please see the website for details of the changes to training, and we look forward to seeing you down there.

It’s now time for the boring paper-work and fees bit.

Membership Forms:
Please can all members, new and returning, complete a membership form.  This can be down-loaded from the club website: Membership Form
We must have a form for every player, new and returning, each year for insurance purposes, and to confirm that we have up to date emergency contact details on file for you.  You can scan or take a pic of your completed form and email it to me here, or return it to me with your subs.  I will bring some forms down with me to the training sessions.  Active non-players are also required to complete a form each year, eg:  Umpires and Coaches

Your subs come to me, in an envelope with your name on it please.  Subs must be paid by the 30th September, and you cannot play for the club after this date, unless you have spoken to me directly.

Cash or Cheques payable to ‘Newmarket Hockey Club’.

  • Seniors (18 and over) £100.00
  • Student (Over 18 and in full time education) £75.00
  • Juniors (Aged 13 to U18 yrs)  £55.00

Students:  Must provide a copy of their current student card to validate the reduced fees.
Goalkeepers:  Active Goalkeepers who provide their own complete goalkeeping kit will be exempt from subscription for the year, at the Club’s discretion.
New Players: All new players have 4 weeks to pay the relevant subscriptions, but cannot play league games until they have joined the Club.

New members who wish to play in the men’s or women’s teams will also be subject to a one-time sponsorship subsidised fee of £40 to cover the cost of kit. This amount should be added to the total subs fee due.  To order kit, please complete the kit form from the membership page of the Club website, and get this to Faye.

Players who do not pay their subscriptions on time will be subject to an additional £20 fee and will not be able to play for the club or train. We therefore urge all members to help us by paying on time. Seniors who wish to attend training on a regular basis but not play matches are still required to pay the full subscription fee.

I will at Training every week, but will not be at the ladies 1s and 2s evenings.  If those envelopes could please be handed to Di or Zoe for me.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me, message me or email me here.

Thanks and all the best for a cracking season!!


Membership Officer
Newmarket Hockey Club

Kit Return for Reprinting

Posted Posted in Club News, Ladies, Men
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

Posted Posted in Club News, Juniors

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

Posted Posted in Club News, Ladies, Men, Social

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

Posted Posted in Club News

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

Posted Posted in Club News, Social

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

Posted Posted in Club News

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)!