14 January 2018

- January Social – Quiz Night at The Boot

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.

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20 November 2017

- NHC Christmas Party 2017

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.

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17 July 2017

- NHC Victorious in Braintree Mixed 7s Tournament 2017

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.

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1 June 2017

- Summer League 2017 – Details & Teams

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.

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10 May 2017

- Summer League 2017

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

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27 April 2017

- NHC 2017 Tour Confirmed – Ely Tournament

NEWMARKET HOCKEY CLUB ARE GOING ON TOUR (for definite)

Here’s the all important details for your diaries…

Friday 12th May 2017 – Sunday 14th May 2017 at Ely Hockey Club

The theme for this year is BACK TO THE 90s so I wanna see as many shell suits and bright neon clothing as physically possible people! So get looking in the back of your wardrobes for that favourite shell suit from back in the day you just can’t bare to get rid of

Cost – roughly £30-£35 depending on how many people come… BUT that does include an exclusive NHC tour kit (cue the applause)

Camping is available for those who wish to fully embrace tour life however unfortunately UNDER 18s ARE UNABLE TO CAMP

The bar shall be open for the entire weekend (yaya) and Tesco is just a short drive away for those who wish to stock up on the necessities.. PLUS this year we welcome the brand new leisure park just a mere 2 seconds walk away from the hockey pitch equipped with a McDonald’s suitable for all your hangover needs.

Now this is where you guys come in.. I know it’s so close so I need as many people to say they are coming by NEXT WEDNESDAY!! This way I can get kit sorted in enough time so we aren’t the only team wearing our yellow shirts, cause who wants to be boring on tour?! Therefore I also need the following details from you lovely tour-goers…

Shirt size
Sock size
Nickname and number for shirt
Whether you can play just saturday, just Sunday or both

Look forward to as many of you as possible being able to experience this momentous occasion

Jess

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3 November 2016

- Week 8 Fixtures – Top of the Table Clash for Men’s 1s

Men’s 1s: Home to Bury St Edmunds 1 (13:00)

Men’s 2s: Away to UEA 2 (14:30)

Men’s 3s: Home to Bury St Edmunds 6 (15:00)

Ladies’ 1s: Home to City of Peterborough 2 (12:00)

Ladies’ 2s: Away to Ely City 4 (12:00)

Ladies’ 3s: Away to Ely City 3 (10:30)

Ladies’ 4s: Home to Ely City 2 (10:30)

In other news this week:

CHRISTMAS PARTY – now confirmed to be at the White Hart Hotel in Newmarket, on the 17th December, for £22 a head. There will be a Noah’s Ark fancy dress theme – animals will be picked out of a hat. There will also be the customary 3 course meal for which menus are being circulated, please pay your money to Loren.

FIREWORKS SOCIAL – this Saturday! Meet at Five Bells Burwell at 6.30pm or meet at the fireworks at Burwell Cricket Ground. Small fireworks at 7pm, main ones at 7.30pm. Open to all members, junior and senior (and of course friends/family members) Older ones can go for drinks after if they so wish. Contact Loren for full details.

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4 October 2016

- Christmas Party 2016/17 – Details Now Available

Attention all members! The NHC Senior Christmas Party for the 2016/17 season will be at the White Hart Hotel in Newmarket on the 17th December, at 7pm.

This year the event will include a three course meal, dancing after dinner and most importantly fancy dress!

The price is £22 per person and this should be given to Social Secretary Loren Davenport, along with menu choices, ASAP. The menu can be seen in the image below:

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15 September 2016

- Christmas Party 2016/17 – DATE CONFIRMED

Date for your diary – the NHC Christmas Party 2016/17 will take place on Saturday 17th December this year. More details to follow!

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7 June 2016

- Summer League 2016 – Teams

Hi Folks,

** 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.
Claire Spiers
Jersey Bennett
James Atkinson

Please find the teams as follows.

GREEN
Grace Evans
April Atkinson
Hannah Rowley
Georgia Atherton
Hayley Burton
Abigale Farrow
Jordan Newnes
James McTaggart
Andy Baker
William Frost
Rachel Hogg

RED
Calli Cannon
Hayley Stoneman
Holly Woods
Bronnie King
Jess Halford
Callie Plumb
Chris Leggett
Harry Bell
Will Hosegood
Nathan Atkinson
Rachel Pegg
 
YELLOW
Rebecca Bunning
Sophie Bell
Phoebe Peacock
Helen Hansgate
Laura Smith
Brooke Le Maire
Katie Russell
Louis Hrebeniak
Ollie Wade
Rory Podd
Seth Bailey
Drew Wood
 
PINK
Kerry Alderson
Vicky Beeton
Olivia Haste
Sarah Ganiford
Sam Brooks
Ellie Carr
Sophie Kelly
James Atkinson
Mungo Prentice
Jonny Bunker
Chris Evans

WHITE
Lydia Evans
Bea Jones
Hannah Kelly
Georgia Beau Rolls
Jane Dryland
Magda Atkinson
Emily Russell
Will Wilson
Peter Booth
Henry Frost
Harriett Briggs
Jonny Grimes

BLACK
Di Thomas
Lou Milner
Jess Boyle
Vicky Benedikz
Milou Ottolini
Grace Morris
Darren Jenkins
Ollie Trent
Ben Atkinson
Adrian Atkinson
Hannah Fox
Matt Holden

If you don’t see your name and thought you were playing, please can you contact me ASAP on: mel.nhchockey@gmail.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!

Cheers,

Mel

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