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Club Days update

Club Days signalled the traditional curtain raiser before league matches commence and this year we were blessed with brilliant weather.

On the Saturday, the Ladies 3s, 3As and 4s kicked off proceedings with an intensive and fun training game. The Ladies 2s followed and had an equal amount of the match; their visitors from Yateley though were ruthless in front of goal. In their final friendly, the Ladies 1s fought back from 0-3 down to draw with Haslemere. Player coach Patty and captain Alice led front the front with the goals.

The Bees almost managed to complete an even bigger comeback. 0-4 down to Woking at half time, three goals brought them within touching distance. Another team finding themselves 0-4 down at half time were the Men’s 3s. Embarrassingly it was against the Men’s 4s, who were ‘well up for it’. Oh to be a fly on the goal netting as Clarky and Lloydie  dished out the hairdresser treatment  at half time. It worked though as the 3s scored seven in thirty five minutes to complete a remarkable comeback.

In the final game of the day the Men’s 5s eventually wore down a stubborn 6s’ defence in a match which showcased a number of promising young players and one stunning goal.

Sunday was an opportunity for all our junior age groups to get together for coaching and mixed games. County trials kept numbers down a little but there was no lack of enthusiasm on the pitch and, off it, there was plenty of interest in the new Akuma kit.

A big thanks go to June and Bruce who ran the BBQ on Saturday and our county and club umpires who controlled all the games with just the right balance of firmness and tolerance.

We are also grateful that Bean Off Road and The Hockey Centre were in attendance on both days to satisfy caffeine fixes and hockey shopaholics respectively. On Sunday thanks also to Akuma for showing off the new clothing range and Nicky Wright for providing a customised Mouth Guard service.

Same weather next year please.


A few photos from the weekend:
Thanks to Anita of Bean Off Road


The Hockey Store were there with a great range of gear which proved very popular all weekend

Author - psym
Date - 16/09/18

Club Newsletter

The Newsletter is a vital part of our Club communications.  As we start the season it is right that we say thank you to Lucy Sharp for all her efforts to ensure that we have a regular feed of information on all aspects of the Club.

The newsletter is much more vibrant and informative where we have a regular feed of news.  Where necessary copy can be fed through the various section Communication managers and they will liaise with Lucy for publication.

Thank you Lucy & well done

Chris Pickett
Author - cpic
Date - 14/09/18

Club Mark

Havant Hockey Club is seen and respected as a senior club not just in the South of England but also UK wide.  As such we retain the highest of standards both on and off the field of play.  In order to maintain our standards we need to remain accredited to the England Hockey recognised system now known as CLUB MARK, this accreditation has replaced Clubs First.

It is the Club’s intention to achieve this important new standard over the coming months.  The criteria we are to achieve are not merely about systems and procedures and the necessary documentation, it is about WHAT WE DO BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD OF PLAY.

The benefits include enhancing our ability to attract, retain and support the best players, coaches, umpires, managers and leaders available within the club and in the wider hockey community.  In other words, it is a tool for us to regularly refer to so that we can support and attract the best talent there is around.

Firstly, Geoff Newbold has stepped up to be the Club’s prime contact with England Hockey (EH) for this activity.  As our nominated representative he will receive guidance from EH and our Regional contacts and report through to the Vice Chair of the Club.  As appropriate, he will produce a report showing the rate of progress and challenges to be overcome.  Documentation updates by Pete Symonds and IT support from Barry Bradley are already underway and with Geoff are starting to make early progress.   All leaders of teams and sections will need to be involved to create/update/review some of the documentation and action plans. Your support and commitment to this vital endeavour is essential and we feel sure you will be there when needed.

There are further benefits which will support our ambitious development plans.  Being accredited will allow us to have greater leverage from funding bodies such as EH and Sport England.  It will add weight to any approaches to banks or businesses or others such as the Local Authority when our development plan requires such approaches.  

It is genuinely a useful tool for us and invaluable in our quest to grow and meet our ambitious targets.  Please do all you can, when approached, to support this initiative.

              David Faulkner                                                          Chris Pickett
              PRESIDENT                                                                CHAIRMAN

Author - psym
Date - 12/09/18

National Age Group squads announced

Following the Futures Cup and the Schools Games, over the Summer, the England coaches have selected the players who will be taken forward for the Under 16 & Under 18 National Age Groups (NAGs) training squads.

Congratulations to Harry Croft-Baker, a recent arrival with us, who has been selected for the boys under 18 squad.   Also in the squad is Louis Wrenn who was with us for many years prior to his move to Millfield School, for A Levels, last year

For full details of the announcement please use the link below:

NAGs squads

e wish them all the best.
Author - psym
Date - 07/09/18

The Hockey Centre at Club Days

Reminder to all Club members that we have The Hockey Centre in attendance supporting our Club Days on the 15th & 16th September with a full range of hockey gear.  A great chance to sort your needs for the new season!!!
Author - psym
Date - 07/09/18