7 July 2017

- NHC Pre-Season Fitness Training 2017/18

Starting on Tuesday 11th July at 7:30pm, and running for 8 weeks, we will be offering pre-season fitness sessions for all senior hockey players to ensure that all NHC teams are in the best shape possible heading into the new season.

This year is an exciting & important year for both the men & ladies, and so it goes without saying, that anyone already playing in the 1st Teams, or is pushing to be there, should try and make all the sessions, or at least as many as possible.

However, as mentioned above, ALL senior players are welcome to come along.

There will be a small charge for the entire 8 week fitness session, which will hopefully be in the region of £5.00, depending on numbers.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email: gail_mcdonnell@hotmail.com.

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6 July 2017

- NHC Playing Kit Now Available for 2017/18 Season

Dear members,

I am pleased to attach the following to enable you to order any new playing kit you would like for the upcoming 2017/18 season.

Click here to download the size guide from Adidas (.pdf).

Click here to download the playing kit price list (.doc).

Please note if you are a new player, the club will subsidise your first kit order form. The cost to you will be £40 for the shirt, shorts/skort and socks.

If you are an existing player, the price for any replacement kit is as per the attached price list.

We have a tight deadline to ensure the kit is here for the start of the season as there is a 45 day ordering time. Therefore ALL orders MUST BE with me by 21st July to ensure kit arrives in time.

Should you wish to order anything please can you email me your requirements, sizes etc and if you are an existing player and ordering a replacement shirt your team number. Can you also confirm a contact telephone number.

Please note NO kit will be passed on without payment being made ahead of this.

Should you have any questions please either email me on adrian@mmwealth.co.uk or give me call on 07957 226348.

Many thanks,

Adrian Atkinson

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21 June 2017

- Senior Pre-Season Training 2017/18

The dates for the start of our pre-season training sessions are as follows:

Tuesday 8th August – 7:30-9:30pm
Wednesday 9th August – 7:00-9:00pm

These sessions will continue weekly thereafter.

More news to follow regarding exciting developments in the format of training next season. Stay tuned!

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16 June 2017

- Proposed Leagues for next season

Proposed Divisions for the 2017-18 season: The proposed divisions for the 2017-18 season are now published. To see them please click on the Pre-season tab on the left hand side of this page and you will see they can be accessed by clicking the link towards the top of the page. As previously written there have been significant changes particularly to the EML SW quadrant due to clubs leaving, reducing the number of teams and also an imbalance in relegation from higher divisions. Also in the EML NE quadrant we are looking to pursue and follow a proposal agreed with a number of clubs in the bottom divisions. In the EWL NW quadrant due to number of entries there is now a Division 5NWS. Obviously if there are any questions please send them to the East League Secretary Neil Liversedge (n.liversedge1@btinternet.com) in the first instance. Fixtures, based on these leagues will now be prepared and we hope to have them available by 5th July.



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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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1 June 2017

- Cambs HUA AGM 2017

Dear colleague.
I wish to invite you to the Annual General Meeting of the Cambridgeshire Hockey Umpiring Association at the St Ivo Outdoor Centre on Tuesday 20th June starting at 20.00hrs
Please find attached the minutes of last year’s meeting.  If you have any points that you would like discussing at the meeting or if you are unable to attend and wish to tender your apologies please inform the Secretary David Roberts – david.roberts4@btconnect.com
Richard Munns
President – CHUA

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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!


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8 May 2017

- Junior Summer League 2017

Dear Parents,

It is with great pleasure that I as one of the main organisers for the event, invite all of the children of Newmarket Hockey Club to attend the 2017 Junior Summer League. This will run for six weeks commencing on Wednesday 6th June and finishing on 12th July. It will be at 18:00-19:00 each week.

The idea of it is to encourage the youngsters to have as much game time as possible and have a fun hour each week playing hockey. This will also help to keep them ticking over during these summer months. Whilst the proper season is finished, we as coaches feel it will be a benefit to the children to continue to play during the off months. 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.

The cost of the summer league works out at £12 per child, which is payable at the first session they attend. 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.

If you think you will be attending one or more of the sessions, then please respond ASAP so teams can be organised and numbers confirmed. This will make it easier for us to decide how many coaches are needed etc.

Look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Kind Regards,
Ollie Trent

Junior Coach

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4 May 2017

- NHC AGM 2017

This year’s Newmarket Hockey Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 31st May at 19:30. The venue for this event will be The Racing Centre, Fred Archer Way, Newmarket.

To download the agenda for this meeting, please click here.

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27 April 2017

- NHC 2017 Tour Confirmed – Ely Tournament


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


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