Suffolk Cup Competition – Sunday 4th September, Culford School (Bury St Edmunds HC home ground)
After an inspiring Olympic win from the GB Ladies Hockey Team, Newmarket Ladies’ 1s got their first ‘gold’ of the season with a tournament win in the Suffolk Cup competition. After a very successful pre-season campaign, the team now head confidently into the new season. Playing five teams from around the County, Newmarket were relatively unknown to their opposition – however, the side managed four wins and a draw to take the tournament top spot. Results were convincing as they won 6-0 against both Ipswich East Suffolk and Ipswich Hockey Club.There was also a 3-0 win against Framlingham Ladies and 3-1 against Felixstowe Ladies. The drawing match was against Bury St Edmunds Ladies, where Newmarket were dominant throughout and managed to score shortly after half time. On the final whistle Bury were awarded a short corner and produced an incredible drag flick goal in to the top left hand corner to get a share of the points. With the season starting on the 17th September the team are excited to be pushing for a top four league finish. Anyone who is interested in supporting, playing or getting involved with the club should please go to www.newmarkethockeyclub.com for more information.
Suffolk Cup Competition – Sunday 4th September, Culford School (Bury St Edmunds HC home ground)
The Club Welcome Pack for the 2016-17 season is now available! Including information for new players, codes of conduct, details of club contacts and a letter from the Chairman, the NHC Welcome Pack is a must-read for all members old and new. So why not head on over to our Documents page, download the .pdf file and find out more about the club.
We are delighted to announce that the our annual club open day will take place on Sunday 11th September from 12:00 – 4:00pm at the Newmarket Leisure Centre astro. This event is organised as part of HockeyFest 2016 and will include mixed matches, junior coaching, refreshments and a BBQ. As always, the club day is open to all comers, members and non-members, young and old, seasoned veterans and first-time players. So why not come down, join in the fun and find out about the Blue & Yellow Machine…
We are very pleased to announce that men’s pre-season training for the 2016/17 campaign will begin on Wednesday 10th August, this coming Wednesday. Training will run from 19:00 – 20:30. This year we are fielding three men’s teams, providing game time for everyone and more competitive selection for the 1st and 2nd XIs. Anyone is welcome to attend and we hope to see a great turn out as we prepare our skills and fitness for the coming months.
Dear Junior Member,
Junior Summer Hockey starts this week!!
Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm on the astro turf at Newmarket Leisure Centre for 6 weeks through until 13th July.
Don’t forget your payment of £10 for 6 sessions to be paid upfront in cash or by cheque. Please make cheques payable to Newmarket Hockey Club.
Shinpads and gum shields must be worn as normal.
New members are welcome to take part in summer hockey but they will need to complete a membership form so we have the necessary medical info and emergency contact details. Please complete this and bring it with you on the night.
Many thanks and look forward to seeing lots of you on Wednesday!
** S U M M E R L E A G U E ** starts this Wednesday at 7.30pm, 8th June. Please remember to bring your £20!! Payable on the first night.
Summer League Teams:
Goalies: we will have goalies rotating for the games on one of the pitches.
Please find the teams as follows.
Brooke Le Maire
Georgia Beau Rolls
If you don’t see your name and thought you were playing, please can you contact me ASAP on: email@example.com.
Each team will need a captain, please let me know who this is going to be on the first night.
Don’t worry about getting a game, we have lots of students writing exams during the first two weeks, and lots of other people have mentioned that they cannot attend all sessions. So it is unlikely that you will have a full squad at any time.
Please remember that shin pads and gum shields are mandatory for all under 18s.
For full details of Summer League, please see: http://www.newmarkethockeyclub.com/wordpress/senior-summer-league-2016/
Look forward to seeing you then. Lets play some hockey!
** S U M M E R L E A G U E !!**
Summer League is nearly here! Please be sure to let Mel Podd know that you want to take part. Please find all the details below.
Newmarket Hockey Club – Summer League – 2016 – Your Questions Answered.
When is it?
Starts Wednesday, 8th June and runs for 6 weeks, until the 17th of July.
Starts at 7:30pm and will run until 9pm.
You don’t need to be able to make every session.
How do I get involved?
Please let Mel Podd know. Please can you email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send me a Facebook message. If you would like to play as a Goalie or are available to Umpire, please can you also mention this.
Summer league is open to all Club members, Juniors over the age of 13 yrs, as well as any friends, family or new-comers who would like to try hockey in a fun and relaxed manner.
Who can take part?
Summer league is open to all Club members, Juniors over the age of 13 yrs, back-to-hockey players, as well as any friends, family or new-comers who would like to try hockey in a fun and relaxed manner.
We are looking for: Players, Juniors, Goalies, Umpires and Spectators.
What is the idea of Summer League?
Summer League is intended to be a fun and relaxed hockey tournament, with mixed teams of mixed ability and ages. The aim is to meet other Club members from outside your team, guide some of our youngsters along, have fun, have a run around, score a few goals.
Who is running Summer League?
Summer League is run by Mel Podd and Dave Worrall. Mel is collecting money, taking names, doing the teams. Dave will run the fixtures and results. Any queries can be directed to either of them.
How much does it cost?
£20 payable in cash to Mel Podd on the first night. Please don’t forget to bring your money! It is £20 flat rate regardless of how many times you can attend.
What should we bring?
Usual Hockey stuff: stick, gum shields, shin pads, water, sun-screen. Gum shields and Shin pads are mandatory for all under 18s, please bring them. If you don’t have a hockey stick, we have some spare ones, please let Mel or Dave know, and we will make sure you have one.
How do the teams work?
Teams will be split dependent on what team players were in last year and made as fair as possible, with the intention to meet new people. How many team, will be dependent on how many people confirm that they would like to play.
There are to be 7 players on pitch, and three of them must be ladies, at all times. Players can be borrowed from other teams if you are short on the night, provided this is agreed by your opposition’s captain. The teams will be assigned shirt colours.
Captains will be elected by the team on the first night, and will be your contact point for the remainder of Summer League. Please let them know if you cannot make a week.
What are the Rules?
The games are played on half pitches. There will be two games on simultaneously.
Games will be umpired by two umpires, provided by teams that are not playing at the same time, or by an umpire who is not playing.
If we don’t have goalies:
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. In the event that we have 2 or more goalies who would like to play, see below. 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.
If we have goalies (2 or 4):
All normal Hockey rules apply. We will have strikes on goal, we will take short corners.
It will be the umpire’s discretion to implement these rules, and all umpire decisions will be final.
Goalies will stay on pitch, and will stay in their goal. If we have two goalies, then for the games played on that pitch, both teams will have goalies. At half time, goalies won’t swap, so both teams have the benefit of both goalies. If we have 4 goalies, this will apply to both pitches.
Who Umpires the games?
Each team is required to provide an umpire for the game after you play. This is an ideal opportunity to give umpiring a go if you haven’t before.
What are Captains required to do?
- Arrange the team in terms of pitch positions and subbing.
- Be the team contact point.
- Arrange an umpire for games when you are not playing.
- Make sure that the scores from games played gets to Mel!
Any queries, please contact Mel or Dave.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!
I am pleased to tell you that we have managed to arrange some junior summer hockey which will take place before adult summer league on Wednesdays from 6.30-7.30pm starting on 8th June for 6 weeks through until 13th July.
The plan is for the sessions to be as game based as possible with lots of small sided matches. We hope to organise teams and play some competitive mixed hockey over the 6 sessions but this will depend a bit on the number and age range of players attending.
The cost will be £10 for 6 sessions (to be paid upfront) or £2 per session.
As this is the first time we have offered summer hockey for juniors we dont know how popular it will be so we would appreciate you letting us know in advance if you plan to attend. This will enable us to plan the sessions accordingly and organise staffing. Please email us here.
New members are welcome to take part in summer hockey but they will need to complete a membership form so we have the necessary medical info and emergency contact details.
The Newmarket Hockey Club AGM is scheduled for the 7:30pm on the 24th May at the Exning Road Club. If anyone would like to put themselves forward for a role within the club, please could they contact Secretary Anna Parker on email@example.com or Vice Chair Zoe Bailey on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To all lovely people who have paid and placed their order for next Saturday. I hope the dresses are bought and the tuxedos fit!
Please arrive at 7 and I’m looking forward to a great night.