Junior Summer League Postponed This Week

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Due to the England football semi-final match we have decided to postpone the final junior summer league session which was due to take place this Wednesday. We are hoping we will be able to rearrange the final session for next Weds 18th July.  We are just checking pitch availability with the leisure centre and will confirm ASAP.

Enjoy the football!

Junior Summer League 2018 – Reminder

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Just a quick reminder that Junior Summer League starts this Wednesday 6th June for 6 weeks through until 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, players 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 mel.nhchockey@gmail.com

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 mel.nhchockey@gmail.com

Regards,

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Junior News – Great Performances at Junior Tournament

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Dear Juniors,

Well done to all of the juniors who represented the club last Sunday in the tournament against Cambridge Nomads, St Ives and Saffron Walden and thanks to all of the volunteers that helped out on the day to make it a fun and successful day. There was some good hockey played and several winning scorelines which is even better! All age groups are definitely getting better at match play and this is something we will continue to build on in the New Year as we prepare for further tournaments later in the season.

There was a photographer from the Newmarket Journal at the tournament on Sunday so you might want to check today’s newspaper for a report and hopefully a few photos.

A reminder that this weekend is the last session before the winter hockey break. We want to encourage a festive theme so please come in your Santa hats, reindeer antlers, Christmas jumpers or with your hockey stick decorated with tinsel! There will be prizes for the best dressed! We then start back on Sunday 14th January with our first tournament of the New Year on 4th February at Cambridge City.

Club hoodies -a few people have asked about ordering a hoodie, we probably won’t put in another order until January now but if you would like a hoodie we need a completed order form and payment please. Download a form here. 

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Junior News – Cambridge City Tournament

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Dear Juniors,

I hope you all enjoyed the matches and tournament at Cambridge City on Sunday. It was fantastic to have over 50 juniors representing the club and playing some good hockey. We certainly noticed an improvement in each teams performance match by match. The U12 boys did exceptionally well to win two of their games and draw the third. Well done to all that took part.

This coming Sunday is training as normal and then on 3rd December we have another junior tournament and this time we are hosting the following clubs at Newmarket; St Ives, Saffron Walden & Cambridge Nomads. Matches will take place between 12-3pm. Exact times will be confirmed next week once I have the final schedule. There will be matches for U8’s, U10’s & U12s (I will also sneak the few U13 players we have into the U12’s teams on this occasion).
If you could please confirm your childs availability for 3rd December with Vicky on Sunday so we know how many teams we can field.

Playing Kit -the majority of you should now have your new kit and hoodies. If you havent received this yet and havent already spoken to me about it please let me know. If anyone else would like to order a hoodie you need to complete an order form here and return it along with payment please.

Finally a reminder that now the weather has turned a bit colder to make sure you bring plenty of layers to training and wear gloves and a hat if necessary.

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Junior Poster 2017/18

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We have seen a massive increase in our junior membership over the last few years thanks in part to the success of the GB women and also the increase in the number of primary schools playing hockey. Whilst we are pretty much full at U8 & U10 age groups we do have some capacity at U12 and U14, particularly in the boy’s teams, but we can also take more girls as well. So why not come down to one of our Sunday morning sessions and give hockey a go? We are a very friendly club and except players of abilities. We have started playing in regular tournaments this year to give players that competitive experience before they hopefully move into senior hockey. We hope to see you there!

Juniors – Membership, GK Coaching & Matches!

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Dear Juniors,

We hope you have enjoyed the first couple of training sessions of the new season.

This Sunday we have a specialist goalkeeper coach, Dan Brown joining us from 10-12 to offer some keeper coaching to anyone who would like to give goalkeeping a go. The session is open to everyone including complete beginners and we would love as many of you as possible to give it a go, it doesn’t mean you have to commit to playing in goal but why not give it a try!

We are planning to place a kit order next week so if you could please try to remember to bring subs and fully completed membership forms along to training this Sunday. A membership form can be downloaded here.

We have our first matches of the season coming up on Sunday 22nd October away at Thetford Hockey Club. There will be games for all age groups, with match times as follows:

U8’s  10-10.30
U10’s 10.45-11.15

U13 boys 10-10.30
U13 girls   10.45-11.15

Please confirm your availability for these matches with Vicky on Sunday.

Further dates for the season including fixtures and GK specific training sessions are on the club website here

See you all on Sunday.

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator

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.

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Goalkeeper Training for 2017/18 Season with Dan Brown

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Newmarket Hockey Club are very pleased to announce that goalkeeping coach Dan Brown will be running specialist GK sessions at the club for both junior and senior players this season. An ex-Newmarket player himself and highly qualified goalkeeping coach, Dan has since gone on to play at a higher level and we are delighted to welcome him back in a coaching capacity to share his experience and knowledge of the position.

Dates for GK training sessions are as follows:

Wednesdays (Seniors):
2017
13th Sep
27th Sep
4th Oct
18th Oct
1st Nov
15th Nov
29th Nov
2018
10th Jan
24th Jan
7th Feb

Sundays (Juniors):
2017
8th Oct
12th Nov
2018
4th Mar

Juniors – Welcome to 2017/18 Season

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Dear Juniors,

We hope you have all enjoyed the school holidays and are looking forward to the start of the new hockey season.

We now have dates and details for the 2017-18 season which will start on Sunday 24th September. This is a bit later than normal due to the leisure centre hosting a triathlon event on Sunday 17th when we had originally planned to hold a club open day; as a result we have been informed there will be no car parking available. So the first junior training will take place on Sunday 24th September 10-12noon,

Due to the increased number of junior members we now have at the club we have decided to split training times on Sunday mornings for the coming season. This will give us more pitch space and allow us to run four age groups for the first time. Age groups are aligned to academic school years (i.e. based on a player’s age on 1st September) as requested by England Hockey. Groups and training times for the 2017-18 season will be as follows:

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

Full details can be found on the club website here.

New for the coming season we have also entered U8, U10 and U12 teams into regular tournaments with twelve other Cambridgeshire clubs. If you look at the calendar on the club website you will see there are four dates for these throughout the season, including one which we will host at Newmarket on 3rd December. We have also entered an U14 team into a local development league which we hope will provide a few competitive fixtures throughout the season.

Also new for 2017-18 we will be offering some specialist goalkeeper training sessions throughout the season with Dan Brown, a national league GK. This will offer specific training for any current keepers plus allow anyone who wants to give goalkeeping a try the chance to do so. As soon as we have dates & times confirmed for this we will add details to the website.

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

Further information on junior membership is available in the new Junior Welcome Pack which can be downloaded from the website 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 24th September. In the meantime if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with me.

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator