6 September 2017

- Umpiring Talk with Barry Anderson

We have invited Barry Anderson (Level 3 National League Pool Umpire, Suffolk Pool Umpire) to come to talk about umpiring but using player management as his main topic,

Last season we had a number of incidents that could, with better use of player management, have been nipped in the bud and steered the game down a different route reducing the need for more serious intervention.

As we’re inviting Barry down to Newmarket as a club, we are looking at all captains, possibly vice captains and umpires to attend.

Date: Friday 8th September
Venue: The Racing Centre (Astley Club)
Time: 7-8pm

Please can you confirm, by Wednesday evening, to Vicky Benedikz directly so she can update Barry with the mix of people / numbers. We are looking for at least 15 people to attend.

Barry is happy to take questions about any aspect of umpiring in order to support the development of our club.

Kind Regards,
Newmarket Hockey Club

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1 September 2017

- Club Membership for 2017/18 Season

Newmarket Hockey Club bids you a very warm welcome to the 2017/18 season!!

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

It’s now time for the boring paperwork and fees bit.

Membership Form:
All members are required to complete a membership form, which can be downloaded from the here. We must have a form for each player every year for insurance purposes and to confirm that we have up to date contact details for emergencies.

Please can you start to get your subs in. Your subs need to go to Mel Podd, in an envelope with your name on it please. They can also be given to your captain or the Men’s and Ladies’ Reps, Andy and Di. Subs must be paid by the 30th September and you cannot play for the club after this date if you haven’t paid. Please refer any queries regarding payment to Mel 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 (13 to U18 yrs) £55.00

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 for the Club 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.
Non-Playing Training members: Seniors who wish to attend training on a regular basis but not play matches are still obliged to pay their full yearly membership subscription fee and complete a form.

Late Payment:
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 attend training until resolved. We therefore urge all members to pay on time to avoid this situation. Please speak to me directly regarding any issues.

If you could please print and complete your membership form, and put this in an envelope with your Subs and your name on, that would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to Mel by message or email. She will also be at the Tuesday night training every week.

Thanks and all the best for a cracking season!!

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3 August 2017

- New Senior Coaching Schedule for 2017/18 Season

To reflect the promotion of the L1 last season, the coaching schedule of Newmarket Hockey Club has altered slightly:

Club pitch training will start on 8th Aug for L3, L4 at 7.30 – 8.30pm. L2, M2, M3 will be training from 8.30 – 9.30pm.
These sessions are planned and coaching goals are set. Please be warmed up ahead of start time to get full benefit from the session.

Pitch training for M1 & L1 will begin on 9th August at 7.00 – 9.00pm. The captains of these teams, or the appropriate rep, will be in contact with you if you are expected at this session. This will be ongoing throughout the season.

Preseason fitness training will continue on Tuesdays until 29th Aug.
L2, L3, L4, M2 and M3, who train on Tuesdays, will not be penalised if they continue at fitness over pitch training!

It is anticipated that M1 & L1, who are training on Wednesdays, will be able to cope with both fitness training on Tuesdays, and pitch elements, though we understand work/babysitters etc. may need some juggling. PLEASE contact your captain and keep communication up in this respect.

In September, M1 & L1 players will be approached to lend their experience and skills to pitch training on Tuesdays on a rota basis. A similar rota will be started for junior training which is expanding this year too. Players can learn much from other players and it is hoped the whole club will benefit from interaction across all training days.

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27 July 2017

- Recruitment Underway for 2017/18 Season – All Welcome

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17 July 2017

- NHC Victorious in Braintree Mixed 7s Tournament 2017

Newmarket Hockey Club won the Braintree Mixed 7-a-side Tournament last weekend. Drawing their first game, the team tasted defeat in their second but subsequently went on an epic run of form and took maximum points from their next seven matches, beating hot favourites Chelmsford 2-1 and finally clinching the trophy in dramatic fashion on goal difference.

The squad: Dan ‘Mr Brown’ Brown, Di ‘Lady Di’ Farrell-Thomas, Grace ‘MFS’ Evans, Josh ‘J 2 the D’ Dawson, Jordan ‘Zee German One’ Newnes, Ollie ‘I’ve Played Prem B’ Wade, James ‘Tap Water’ Atkinson, Lydia ‘Lydj Meister’ Evans, Hayley ‘#nofilter’ Stoneman, Minnie ‘Mrs Brown’ Eve.

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7 July 2017

- NHC Pre-Season Fitness Training 2017/18

Starting on Tuesday 11th July at 7:30pm, and running for 8 weeks, we will be offering pre-season fitness sessions for all senior hockey players to ensure that all NHC teams are in the best shape possible heading into the new season.

This year is an exciting & important year for both the men & ladies, and so it goes without saying, that anyone already playing in the 1st Teams, or is pushing to be there, should try and make all the sessions, or at least as many as possible.

However, as mentioned above, ALL senior players are welcome to come along.

There will be a small charge for the entire 8 week fitness session, which will hopefully be in the region of £5.00, depending on numbers.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email: gail_mcdonnell@hotmail.com.

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6 July 2017

- NHC Playing Kit Now Available for 2017/18 Season

Dear members,

I am pleased to attach the following to enable you to order any new playing kit you would like for the upcoming 2017/18 season.

Click here to download the size guide from Adidas (.pdf).

Click here to download the playing kit price list (.doc).

Please note if you are a new player, the club will subsidise your first kit order form. The cost to you will be £40 for the shirt, shorts/skort and socks.

If you are an existing player, the price for any replacement kit is as per the attached price list.

We have a tight deadline to ensure the kit is here for the start of the season as there is a 45 day ordering time. Therefore ALL orders MUST BE with me by 21st July to ensure kit arrives in time.

Should you wish to order anything please can you email me your requirements, sizes etc and if you are an existing player and ordering a replacement shirt your team number. Can you also confirm a contact telephone number.

Please note NO kit will be passed on without payment being made ahead of this.

Should you have any questions please either email me on adrian@mmwealth.co.uk or give me call on 07957 226348.

Many thanks,

Adrian Atkinson

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21 June 2017

- Senior Pre-Season Training 2017/18

The dates for the start of our pre-season training sessions are as follows:

Tuesday 8th August – 7:30-9:30pm
Wednesday 9th August – 7:00-9:00pm

These sessions will continue weekly thereafter.

More news to follow regarding exciting developments in the format of training next season. Stay tuned!

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16 June 2017

- Proposed Leagues for next season

Proposed Divisions for the 2017-18 season: The proposed divisions for the 2017-18 season are now published. To see them please click on the Pre-season tab on the left hand side of this page and you will see they can be accessed by clicking the link towards the top of the page. As previously written there have been significant changes particularly to the EML SW quadrant due to clubs leaving, reducing the number of teams and also an imbalance in relegation from higher divisions. Also in the EML NE quadrant we are looking to pursue and follow a proposal agreed with a number of clubs in the bottom divisions. In the EWL NW quadrant due to number of entries there is now a Division 5NWS. Obviously if there are any questions please send them to the East League Secretary Neil Liversedge (n.liversedge1@btinternet.com) in the first instance. Fixtures, based on these leagues will now be prepared and we hope to have them available by 5th July.



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1 June 2017

- Summer League 2017 – Details & Teams

Summer League teams and order of play:
Hey folks, hope you are all raring to go for Summer League 2017.
Teams are below.
Notes for the first night:
Bring your Money!! £20 cash
We are not playing with goalies this year.
Therefore: All normal hockey rules apply, but as we don’t have goalies, there are no direct strikes on goal allowed, and no short corners. The intention of this is to keep it safe for youngsters and new players. Any goals scored from hard hits will be disallowed, and a 16 will be taken. Infringements in the circle will have a long corner awarded. There will not be any P-flicks etc, as players without goalie kits cannot safely defend against these.
There are to be 7 players on pitch, and three of them must be ladies, at all times.
Teams: This year we have 7 teams. This is to cater for the numbers, not to make the teams too big, and we have a longer time slot to accommodate additional games (7pm to 9pm). Some nights you will have 3 games, and a minimum of 2 games per night.
NB: if you thought that you were playing and don’t see your name, please let me know ASAP and I will get you into a team. If you have not let me know up to now, but would like to play, similarly, please contact Mel Podd.

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