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.
Newmarket Hockey Club are very proud of goalkeeper Martin McCourt who is flying off to Australia on Saturday 26th March to represent Scotland at the Over 50’s Hockey World Cup.
Martin came out of retirement after a 15 year absence in January 2014, answering an SOS from Newmarket coach Nic Thorpe when Newmarket suffered an injury to their first choice keeper and the reserve keeper’s work commitments changed.
Since his return, Martin has helped Newmarket stabilise themselves in the league, with the first team finishing fourth in the last two seasons, and has represented Scotland at the European Championships. Now his children have grown up, he has the time he felt he wasn’t able to commit to the game when they were much younger and feels much better for being part of a social hockey club!
Next season, the club will be adding a third men’s team in the league. Newmarket will then have teams in divisions 3, 5 & 7 and will be able to offer a competitive level of hockey to those of all abilities, be they juniors just beginning to make their way in the game, or adults returning after a break similar to Martin! For more information, please see the club website at http://www.newmarkethockeyclub.com/.
We need to get all Trophies / Shields engraved later this month, in time for the End of Season Dinner & Awards evening, and so I would like to ask everyone who received an award last season to return them to me at your earliest convenience. The list of people are as follows:
Player of the Season: Michael Skelton
Most Improved: James McTaggart
Top Goal Scorer: Michael Skelton
Player of the Season: Alex Andreou
Most Improved: Damian Rompkowski
Top Goal Scorer: Alex Andreou
Player of the Season: Faye Andreou / Tania Fisher
Most Improved: Loren Davenport / Donna Keates
Top Goal Scorer: Claire McDonnell
Player of the Season: Rebecca Bunning / Tracey Cockeril
Most Improved: Olivia Haste
Top Goal Scorer: Cassie Ayms
Player of the Season: Helen Hansgate
Most Improved: Claire Spiers
Top Goal Scorer: Bea Jones
I will try to attend all remaining training sessions and collect them that way, but please let me know if you can’t make any of them.
If you didn’t pick up your Trophy / Shield, then please let me know as soon as possible so we can try and locate them.
Alas, tonight’s training session has also gone the way of the Ladies’ one yesterday and we have had to call it off due to the pitch being frozen and thus unsafe to play on.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
As many a wise man (and woman) has once said, “fitness equals winning, and winning equals fun.”
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.
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!