Senior Training & Match Week 13

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Happy New Year from Newmarket Hockey Club!

Now that the Christmas and New Year festivities are behind us, training for all senior teams will recommence this week with the league restarting this weekend – the dates/times are as follows:

First training sessions:

Ladies: Tuesday 5th January 19:30-21:00

Men: Wednesday 6th January 19:00-20:30

Match Week 13 Fixtures (9th January):

Men’s 1s: Felixstowe 2s (Away) – PB 14:15

Men’s 2s: Bury St Edmunds 2s (Home) – PB 15:30

Ladies’ 1s: Wisbech Town 2s (Away) – PB 12:30

Ladies’ 2s: Cambridge University 3s (Home) – PB 14:00

Ladies’ 3s: Haverhill 2s (Away) PB – 11:00

Senior Training Now Underway

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Senior training for both Mens’ and Ladies’ teams has now restarted for the 2015/16 season with pre-season beginning shortly. The session for all four Ladies’ teams is held from 19:00-21:00 on Tuesday nights and the session for both Mens’ teams takes place between 19:00-20:30 on Wednesday nights.

Whether you are a new player looking to take up the sport, an ex-player looking to get back in or simply a spectator, please feel free to contact one of our captains and come along to training – we are always on the lookout for new players, coaches and supporters.

Older members of the NHC Junior section (those of 15-18 years) are encouraged to train and play with the senior squads. Please do come down and join in for a taste of senior hockey.

Senior Fitness Training – Medical Form

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Tim Wilson from Alpha Fitness will be taking a pre-season fitness session over the next three weeks on Scaltback playing field, starting Friday 21st August, from 6.30pm-7.30pm.

**Important**: Every player wishing to participate will be required to complete a medical form prior to the start of the session. Please arrive early (around 6.10pm) on the first week in order to avoid any delays with these being collected/filled in. Please click here to download the medical form.

These sessions are free for all members of Newmarket Hockey Club over the age of 16. Unfortunately, under-16’s are not permitted to attend. For more information, please contact Will Wilson at

As many a wise man (and woman) has once said, “fitness equals winning, and winning equals fun.”

Club Fitness Training

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We are delighted to announce we have agreed with Tim Wilson to put on 3 weeks worth of fitness training open to both men and women, existing members and future members. The club has also agreed to kindly fund these sessions so all we require is your attendance, no excuses!!

Sessions will be run at 6.30pm on the following Friday nights:


Venue for the training is Scaltback playing fields, (the former Scaltback middle school ). Please arrive prompt so we can make sure we get full use of the session

Look forward to seeing you all for a gentle introduction to kickstart the 2015/16 season ahead.


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East Grinstead are hosting the Euro indoor championships in February. Tickets are available for Sunday 16th February for the Finals. 4 games will be played 10am is the first pushback time and 2.30pm is the last.

Tickets are £15 each for the whole day. There is a bar there and food available. We will get a discount if more than 20 people would like to go.

Please let me know ASAP if you would like to go and I will arrange a minibus if I can.

East Grinstead have always been very accomodating towards NHC and its always a great a outing, and its inside so no being freezing!


Men’s and Ladies Representatives

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Following the recent applications for the Men’s and Ladies Representatives, we are pleased to announce that Alex Andreou and Di Thomas have been given the roles!

They are now your point of contact should you have any issues with the running of the club, teams, training etc and they will bring these to the Committee. As they will be present at Committee meetings, they will also be able to disseminate information to you which will help keep up the communication within the club.

Harleston May Day Tournament – Ladies Lift Plate

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Newmarket Hockey Club travelled to the home of the Harleston Magpies to compete in their annual May bank holiday tournament. The squad, which was predominantly made up of ladies 1’s and a couple of ladies 2’s knew not what to expect as this was their first entry into this particular event.

Their first game took place on grass, apparently this was all the rage 30 years ago but then again so were VHS recorders. Lowestoft proved worthy opponents and opened up the scoring, play was end to end but Newmarket couldn’t find the back of the net until all the hard work by Beth Wombwell, who looked quite at home playing on grass,  eventually paid off. A ball was fed into the D that bore resemblance to something that had been dropped by 617 squadron and as it bounced, Wombwell made a clean connection and fired the ball across the line to pull off a well earned draw.

The second match, again on grass, was against Diss, this match wasn’t quite so end to end, mostly due to the rugged surface of the playing pitch. The match ended nil nil.

Newmarket’s next 2 games were on the Water Based astro, comparatively speaking, a bit like trading in your Reliant Robin for a Porsche 911 C4S. An excellent game prevailed but neither side could find the back board and for the second game in a row, a scoreless result was recorded.

To reach the Cup play off, Newmarket needed to beat their next opponents and although Beth Wombwell got her second goal of the day, they could only secure a one all draw which meant Newmarket would go through to the play offs where they would compete for the plate.
Newmarket had a bye in the quarter finals and the and a semi final against the hosts, Harleston Magpies was set to push back at 4pm. Newmarket remained true to form and by the end of the match were locked at a draw, penalty flicks were going to be how the game would be decided,  coach Chris Evans selected the five to take the flicks. Newmarket missed the first and the magpies went one up. The next six flicks were we’re thoroughly in Newmarket’s favour, with Jade Atkinson, the Newmarket Goalkeeper, saving all of the Magpies efforts, whilst Newmarket through Angel Fayers, Lydia Evans and Beth Wombwell scored all three of theirs meant Newmarket had secured a place in the plate final.
The final was played on grass but by now Newmarket were buzzing, the opposition didn’t actually get into Newmarket’s half. They came out one nil winners after an excellent deflected goal by April Atkinson earned them the victory they so deserved. A great day was had by all and Lou Milner and Verity MacMahon, both 2nd team players had exceptional matched and certainly proved their worth. April Atkinson won the player of the final. To top the day off, the Men’s team, won the cup final in a thrilling game that ended 2-0 to the boys