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 email@example.com
For all those that have been missing hockey, Summer League 2018 is starting on Wednesday 6th June at 7pm, running for 6 weeks.
If you would like to take part, please email Mel Podd or get in touch via Facebook etc.
Full details to follow, so watch this space.
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 Improved – Will Frost
Top Goal Scorer – Simon Harrington
Player of the Season – Chris Heslop
Most Improved – Mark Saggers
Top Goal Scorer – Peter Booth
Player of the Season – Elizabeth Wombwell / Alex Barrelet
Most Improved – Jersey Bennett / Becca Barnes
Top Goal Scorer – TBC
Player of the Season – Jazz Freed
Most Improved – Jess Allen
Top Goal Scorer – Hayley Tydeman
Player of the Season – Laura Excell
Most Improved – Lucie Swann
Top Goal Scorer – Lucie Swann
Player of the Season – Robyn Henry-Jones
Most Improved – Alisha Vale
Top Goal Scorer – TBC
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Our very own Men’s 1st Team skipper Jordan Newnes is running next year’s London Marathon. If you would like to support him by sponsorship, please use the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JordanNewnes.
All donations are greatly appreciated!
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.