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Annual Pitch Cleanup

Thanks to everyone who gave up their time to help get pur pitch ready for the new season.

We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day to  clean up the pitch surrounds this year.

This gave us the opportunity to jet wash large sections of the pitch perimeter and remove the algae that becomes dangerous during the winter months. It also enabled the team to remove weeds from the surrounding paving areas.

It now looks a lot better thanks to Stuart Rowe, Andrew Ferrand, Jenny Bulled, David Bartlett, Peter Symonds, Darren Jones, Alec Heygate, Bruce Christie, BIll Jones, Robin Johns and Rob Duffy.

There is a further plan during August to hire a specialist contractor to sweep the whole pitch and ensure that we keep the playing surface in top condition..

Barry Bradley

No more weeds !
Author - bbra
Date - 17/07/18

Futures Cup selection

The Futures Cup is the pinnacle of the Player Pathway and for many of the players it will be their first experience of an intense tournament-style competition on this scale. Each region will battle it out in their respective age groups for a chance to be crowned the champion.  This year it is being held on  Wednesday 22 - Saturday 25 August at Oaklands College, St Albans, Hatfield Road, AL4 0JA.

Congratulations to both Harry & Tom Croft-Baker who have been selected for the Under 17 boys and also Jemma Woods in the Under 17 girls.

We wish them all every success

For more information on the overall Player Pathway please follow this LINK

Author - psym
Date - 17/07/18

New player coach for Ladies 1s

We are delighted to announce that Patty Hyla is joining us to become the Ladies 1st XI player / coach, from the start of the new season.  Patty is an experienced Polish international and this quality will certainly help the team.

 Ladies Club Captain, Sue Robinson is very pleased and excited at the appointment and looking forward to Patty bringing her international experience to bear in helping to take the team forward to new heights.

To help with the team  Patty will be joined by James Mead (Junior Captain) as Assistant Coach and also Nicky Wright as Team Manager

We wish them all well for a successful season

Author - psym
Date - 29/06/18

New Club President

At Havant Hockey Club's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20th June, David Faulkner was appointed the new Club President.

David Faulkner who won an Olympic Gold hockey medal in 1988 and who was so influential in the early 90’s when Havant won three National league titles in four years returns to take a more active role in club affairs.  Chris Pickett who has been Club President for the last eighteen years became the new Club Chairman after Bill Jones stepped down from this position, a position he held for the last eight years.

Quote from Chris Pickett:

“I am absolutely delighted David accepted the nomination to become our new club President and very much look forward to working with him again over the coming years. David brings a wealth of experience within hockey and a multi-sport environment, which feature in the clubs new facilities aspirations . Having been Performance Director of England Hockey helping Great Britain women win a bronze medal at the London Olympics and currently Head of Women’s Performance for the Football Association David will offer the input into our strategic direction required to ensure the club continues to grow and flourish, whilst our juniors play at the highest possible standard according to their abilities, with talented players moving onto elite hockey within Havant and their country.”

Quote from David Faulkner:

“I owe Havant Hockey Club and its members a huge gratitude in how the club supported me, not just in my playing days for Havant and country, but also when I transitioned from Director of Hockey at Havant into the professional positions I have held. It is clear club hockey remains reliant on dedicated volunteers covering all areas of governance, in the development of players, coaches and umpires so they fulfil their potential and provide commercial sustainability. I hope I can offer from my experienced insight on not just how to work smarter, but also to be prepared to work differently, to enhance development and performance. Also, to help the club develop strong robust processes for long term sustainability, provide every member a positive experience in all aspects, as experience as told me this normally provides positive outcomes both on and off the field of play. I relish working with a dedicated club team to the best of my ability”

Author - psym
Date - 21/06/18

Summer camp in association with SJB

Please see details below of a Summer camp linked with our new association with the SJB Academy.  Details of how to book are at the foot of the poster.

Author - psym
Date - 19/06/18

England Mixed selection

Cogratulations to Joe Budgen who has been selected for the Final England Mixed team squad.  We wish him well for the training and matches to come

Well done.
Author - psym
Date - 17/06/18

Havant Hockey Club golf day

There are still places for golfers of all capabilities to join in the Havant Hockey Club Golf day at Corhampton Golf Club on Thursday 19th July.  Cost for the day is £55 to include coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf and an evening prize giving dinner.  Non playing partners/guests welcome for the evening event. 

Full details available on the club web site or alternatively contact Peter Taylor at 07778 137711 or for an entry form.  Deadline for entry is 5th July.
Author - psym
Date - 05/06/18

We all think we're fit!!

A note to pay homage to one of our members not only for her fitness on 2 events recently but also on her raising monies for charity

In April Nicky Wright ran the London Marathon, in 6 hours 33 minutes and raised a magnificent £2775 for Teenage Cancer Trust

As if that wasn't hard enough, just a few weeks later she embarked on a 320 mile bike ride to the Mohne dam, in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, to support the 75th anniversary of the dambusters raid.  The photograph below is Nicky at the dam, with her family, as a child

From this she has raised another £410 so far and if anyone would like to contribute please follow this link:


 tremendous effort for which we take our hat off!!!
Author - psym
Date - 30/05/18

Update General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Following the initial update the Club has now updated it's Privacy Policy which can be reviewed by following this link.

The policy is also referenced when completing My Membership renewals and gives details of how to approach the Club for any further information required.
Author - psym
Date - 21/05/18

Club supports Gift of Hockey Tour

Give the gift of hockey is part of England Hockey's sustainability side of hosting the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup in 2018, this campaign is all about collecting unwanted kit so they can redistribute it across the country, where needed and as part of their TAPS project in West Africa.

The Club  has contributed to this with a donation of both goalkeeping gear and playing shirts that have been in storage down in the Long Corner Bar for some time.  Stuart Rowe met Amy Tennant and Joie Leigh and handed over our contribution which was gratefully received.

Author - psym
Date - 21/05/18

Pete Atkins Memorial Day

The Pete Atkins Memorial Day will be held on Saturday 5th May at Fareham HC.  Timetable for the day is as follows:

1030-1200 - Seoul 1988 Gold medallist and our own Russell Garcia,  together with1996/2000 Olympian Calum Giles and London 2012 representative Richard Smith have all offered their services to run a coaching session between for the U10, U12 and U14 age groups (arrive by 1000 please)

1230 – 1430 This will be followed by the first of 2 scratch games , where everyone and anyone can join in the fun

1430 – 1600 An exhibition game between a UK Lions team and a combined Fareham/ City of Portsmouth Side (Farcity) will take place

1600 – 1800 To finish the day there will be a continuous roll up game for anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Pete, followed by raising a few glasses in his honour in the clubhouse.

1900 - There will be an auction on the day of various Sporting Memorabilia with all profits going to the foundation

The Foundation set up in Pete's name is to  to help expand his great passion of helping junior hockey and for young players with potential to develop further.  It is hoped to raise more than £2000 on the day but if you cannot make it and would still like to donate details of the bank account are as follows:
Pete Atkins Youth Hockey Foundation
Lloyds Bank Butler Place sort code             30-98-97
Account number                                                     58563460 

Author - psym
Date - 30/04/18

National Final beckons U18 boys

Following an excellent 6-3 away win at Beeston in the semi final, the under 18 boys  are through to the England Hockey Tier 2 Final.  They will play Canterbury at 7.00PM on 12th May at the Lee Valley National Hockey Centre.  Full details of the games on the day are as follows:

(Gates open 08:15)
0900 – Under 18 Girls T2 final: Repton vs Team Bath Buccaneers 
1100 – Under 18 Girls T1 final: Reading vs Ben Rhydding
1300 – Under 18 Boys T1 final: Marlow vs Bournemouth
1900 – Under 18 Boys T2 final: Havant vs Canterbury
NB: Please note that Under 14 Championship activity will be taking place between the two Under 18 Boys Finals.

There will be an admission charge to the event. It is one of the biggest Junior events in the domestic calendar and an event that in the past has drawn good numbers of spectators.
Tickets are now on sale and the prices can be seen below. To purchase please use the following link:


We wish them every success.
Author - psym
Date - 24/04/18

TK match shirts available


There is a limited stock of  new TK match shirts available (both men's and ladies cut), they have the Club logo but are NOT numbered.  They are being offered for sale at £10 if members are interested

Please contact Peter Symonds

Author - psym
Date - 15/04/18

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Many of you will have read, in the press, that there is a change in EU legislation on data protection and privacy called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  It was adopted on 27th April 2016 and becomes enforceable from 25th May 2018 after a 2 year transition period.  When GDPR takes effect it will replace the 1995 Data Protection Act (DPA). 

Since we hold data on members the Club is currently working on a policy document, relating to this, which will be issued by 30th April and going forward will form part of the sign off process for My Membership.

Author - psym
Date - 21/03/18

Commonwealth Games Hockey

The games are approaching and if you'd like to keep track of when England are playing here is a link to the tournament schedule.  Remember our own Russell Garcia will be there with the Men's team.

Men's squad                                    Women's squad

Author - psym
Date - 17/03/18

Junior National Cup fixture

The Under 18 Boys are into the Semi-Final of the Tier II National competition and travel to Beeston on April 8th for this tie (time and exact venue TBC).  If you are consdiering travelling and would like any further information  please contact Craig Stevens, the team manager.

We wish them all the very best in this tough fixture
Author - psym
Date - 15/03/18

First aid at the pitch

To update members:

  • The communal first aid kit has been tidied and restocked, going forward it will be checked by The Pitch Crew on their weekly visits to the pitch.

  • Following best practice advice received at the recent first aid course, we ran, a bag has been put into the store (see picture) with some warm clothing and blankets to cover the need to keep any seriously injured players warm & dry until an ambulance arrives.

With both these items your ongoing help wth keeping them tidy, when used, would be much appreciated.
Author - psym
Date - 07/03/18

Kit left at pitch

These items have been in the pitch store for some time, if not claimed by end of the month we will dispose of.

Many thanks
Author - psym
Date - 01/03/18

TK kit at the Clubhouse

A reminder that following the recent notification the Club will be transitioning to a new kit supplier, Akuma, the remaining TK  kit is now available to buy, at reduced prices, from the Clubhouse.  These are the items available and sizes, please check the size chart, below, as necessary and be aware some of the volumes are low.  If you would like any imformation please contact Peter Symonds  who has details of the stock levels: 
Hoody                                                      £33 
XS, S, L, XL 

Tracksuit bottoms                             £35 
XS, S, M, XL 

Rainjackets                                           £25 

Shorts                                                      £23 
XS, S, M, L 

Skorts                                                      £23 
XS, S, M, L 

T shirts                                                   £14 

There are a few non branded items as follows: 

T shirts                                                   £12 
M, L 

Hoody                                                    £18 

Soft shell jackets                              £32 
M, L, XL 

TK size chart 

There is a range of Minis size kit which is held by the Minis manager, for information on that please contact HHC Minis 

Club socks are still available from the kit cabinet in the Clkub bar 

Remember that there is now the option to pay for kit purchased by card, when the bar is open.  Further information on the transition to Akuma will be  issued by the Commercial team shortly.
Author - psym
Date - 13/02/18

Player Pathway success

Congratulations to Charlie Blair who has been seleceted for the Sussex Academy Centre at Under 15 level.

We wish him well
Author - psym
Date - 13/02/18