NHC End of Season Party & Awards Night a Great Success

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Thank you so much to everyone who attended this years End of Season Party & Awards night. The venue was excellent, food was delicious, the party was superb, and it was another reminder for us all that we are such a unique club.

Please see below list of 2017 / 2018 Awards:

M1:
Player of the Season Michael Skelton
Most Improved Iain Robinson
Top Goal Scorer Michael Skelton

M2:
Player of the Season James Atkinson
Most ImprovedWill Frost
Top Goal Scorer Simon Harrington

M3:
Player of the SeasonChris Heslop
Most Improved Mark Saggers
Top Goal Scorer Peter Booth

L1:
Player of the SeasonElizabeth Wombwell / Alex Barrelet
Most Improved Jersey Bennett / Becca Barnes
Top Goal Scorer TBC

L2:
Player of the SeasonJazz Freed
Most Improved Jess Allen
Top Goal Scorer Hayley Tydeman

L3:
Player of the SeasonLaura Excell
Most Improved Lucie Swann
Top Goal ScorerLucie Swann

L4:
Player of the Season Robyn Henry-Jones
Most Improved Alisha Vale
Top Goal ScorerTBC

Well done to everyone. Please ensure that these awards are kept clean and are looked after – these are your babies to keep until January 2019.

Special thanks must go to Grace Evans for organizing a memorable night at the Bedford Lodge Hotel, and Michael Bennett for giving up his time to take pictures for us all night.

2017/18 End of Season Dinner – Menu Available

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Attention all seniors!

For this years End of Season Dinner there is going to be a slight change. Instead of handing out forms for you to hand in to your captains, we have decided to create an online survey which is accessible by the link below. If you’re coming please can we ask you to fill this out as soon as possible. Grace Evans will then chase you for payment.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VGH7285

2017/18 End of Season Dinner Announced

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Ladies and gentlemen of Newmarket Hockey Club, the moment you have all been waiting for is here…

The End Of Season Dinner!

When: Saturday 24th March 2017

Where: The Bedford Lodge Hotel

What time: 7pm (for 7.45pm sit down)

How much: £40 per person for a three course meal, followed by tea, coffee and mints – the menu will be revealed soon!

Theme: Dress To Impress (no jeans or chinos please)

RSVP: Social Secretary Grace Evans on 07825 080 826 or itsgraceevans@hotmail.co.uk.

The last date to hand in money and menu choices for this unmissable evening is the 10th March.

NHC Quiz Night at The Boot is a Great Success

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A good time was had by all at NHC’s latest social event last Saturday – one of our famous Quiz Nights. Everyone at the club would like to thank Social Secretary Grace Evans for her great work in organising, Chris Evans for acting as Quiz Master (and later bingo caller) and of course The Boot pub in Dullingham for being such fantastic hosts.

The competition was won by ‘Absent Friends’ after a hard-fought battle to the wire.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

 

January Social – Quiz Night at The Boot

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Senior members, Newmarket HC will be hosting the worlds most electric, enthralling and exciting Quiz Night ever, on the 20th January at The Boot pub in Dullingham at 7pm.

Teams are made up of a maximum of 6 people, however there is a limit of 8 teams on the night. If you’d like to be a part of something great, or experience a once in a lifetime opportunity, then please make sure you organise a team and let Grace Evans know. It will be a first come first serve basis.

This is destined to be a social event you don’t want to miss.

Price per person will be £5.00, which will also include Powters Sausages and Chips on each table.

NHC Christmas Party 2017

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We are delighted to invite all senior members to our annual NHC Christmas Party on the 2nd December at 7pm. We are also pleased to announce that this year will see a change in venue, The Tack Room.

The Tack Room, which is positioned within the grounds of the stunning new Palace House, the National Heritage Centre for Horse Racing and Sporting Art, opened in 2016 and is run by the same team that are also behind the popular Pantry Fine Food Shop and Eatery.

The price per person is – £27.50

Dress code:
Men – Shirt/Tie and Trousers or smart clothes
Ladies – Dresses or smart clothes
(Xmas Jumbers are welcome)

Please make sure you see your Social Secretaries, Grace Evans & James Atkinson, or your captains before the Saturday 25th November.

This is one of the clubs most popular nights of the season and so we look forward to seeing as many of you, and your partners, there to celebrate Christmas together.

NHC Victorious in Braintree Mixed 7s Tournament 2017

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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.

Summer League 2017 – Details & Teams

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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.

Summer League 2017

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Newmarket Hockey Club – Summer League – 2017 – Your Questions Answered.

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.  We aim to accommodate all.

When is it?

Starts Wednesday, 7th June and runs for 6 weeks, until the 12th of July.

Starts at 7:00pm and will run until 9pm. **new time!

You don’t need to be able to make every session, just be sure to let your captain know.  If you need to leave earlier or can only arrive later, this is fine too.  Teams will have additional players to accommodate this.

How do I get involved?

Please let Mel Podd know.  Please can you either send me a Facebook message or email me on:  mel.nhchockey@gmail.com.  If you would like to play as a Goalie or are available to Umpire, please can you also mention this.

Who can take part?

Summer league is open to all Club members, Juniors over the age of 13 yrs, back-to-hockey players, friends, family, parents, and new-comers who would like to try hockey for the first time in a fun and relaxed manner.

We are looking for:  Players, Juniors, Goalies, Umpires, Spectators and helpers.

Who is running Summer League and can I help?

Summer League is run by Mel Podd.  There is a lot to do to bring you Summer League and any help will be appreciated!  They are a variety of tasks and if you would like to be involved in the running of a tournament, please contact me.

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, shin pads, water.  Gun shields and Shin pads are mandatory for all under 18s.  If you don’t have a hockey stick, we have some spare ones, please let Mel know, and we will make sure you have one.  For juniors, please be aware of the weather, we can expect rain and hopefully some sun, bring relevant items for this.

How do the teams work?

This is dependant 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.  If we have goalies, this will count as a player.  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, cannot get there for 7pm, or need to leave early etc.

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:

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.

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.  Captains will be required to arrange/provide these for the next game to commence.  You can borrow one from another team.

What are Captains required to do?

Arrange the team on the night ready for play.  Be the team contact point.  Arrange an umpire as required for games when you are not playing.  Make sure that the score from games played gets to Mel.

Any queries, please contact Mel.

Looking forward to it!

Cheers