Saturday 23rd January 2016
Havant Hockey Club are delighted that Alan Mak, the local MP for Havant, was able to attend our clubhouse today. He has been made an honorary member of Havant Hockey Club, and tells us that he looks forward to being able to play for Havant at some stage in the future.
At the recent 'committee outing', Dave Goodson and Irene were surprise guests. Dave responded with this letter to Bill.
Dear fellow member/guest
I would like to express my thanks for the welcome given to me and Irene at the committee function. The genuine affection you all showed towards me was truly touching and without any doubt has made a difference to my recovery. The hard work that many of you have put in over the years has made the club what it is today but we have all made this a club for people with a heart(no pun intended). Although I have not done much in the last few years I do think it is time for me to do some more for the club. I'm not sure what Bill has in mind for me but if I can do a job then I'll give it a go.
I look forward to seeing you at the club or pitch,though I'll find it strange not to be playing STICK WITH FRIENDS Dave Goodson
25th February 2015
Monday 12th January 2015
6 Hour First Aid in Sport
Date: 11 th March 2015
Venue: Havant Leisure Centre
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm (includes 1 hour lunch break)
Price: £20 for coaches signed up to Coaching Hampshire & IOW or £25 for others.
Booking deadline: 11 th February 2015
This 6 hour course covers all the essential first aid for sport. It is recognised for use in the workplace and supports the UKCC coaching requirements.
The course will include all relevant sporting type injuries and will be delivered by trainers who are medics and sports coach educators.
All candidates will receive a training pack and certificate.
Bookings are now available and must be made online click here
If you have any questions please contact me.
Assistant Project Officer (Coaching)
Sport Hampshire & IOW
Hampshire County Council, Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UL
tel 01962 846818
Monday 12th January 2015
Funeral Arrangements. for David Davenport.
The funeral arrangements for Dave Davenport, have been announced. The service will take place at St Wilfred’s Church, Padnell Road, Cowplain. PO8 8DZ on Monday 9th February at 12.45.
"Stick with Friends" Bill Jones.
You will be sorry to learn that David Davenport, husband of Elaine, and father to Tim, died on January 11th from what is believed to have been a heart attack. Many of you may know David had a heart bypass operation about 12 years ago and seemed to make a complete and full recovery. So much so, that he would run several miles each day to maintain his fitness.
David loved running almost as much as his hockey. Sadly, he died at the end of one such run at about 10.30 Sunday morning. David and Elaine were huge supporters of Havant Hockey Club, even when their son Tim, one of the best young players to emerge from our youth system, moved to Bath Buccaneers, David and Elaine would still come to Havant Hockey Club to offer their support.
This is the second sad loss of a club member in as many weeks. On 2nd January 2015, we attended the Funeral of Cdr David Morris, another excellent supporter of Havant Hockey Club. God Bless.
"Stick with friends"
Bill Jones. Chairman. Havant Hockey Club.
Wednesday 7th January
Jimi Lewis recently married Alexandra Goelz. HHC wish them well.
Sunday 28th December 2014
David Morris passed away peacefully on December 19th. As you may know he suffered from MND over the last 18 months. He had fought tirelessly and doggedly against the effects of the disease and maintained his independence and humour throughout. Sadly, he could not fight it any longer.I know how much he appreciated having been part of Havant Hockey Club and wanted to let those more long standing members know.The funeral service is to be held at The Oaks Crematorium, Havant, at 11:30 on Friday 2nd January.Please no flowers, donations if desired to David Morris tribute fund reference ( 373779) MNDA. www.mndcommunity.org/tributefundNigel
Normal Sunday Service Resumes.
(Hockey this Sunday ~ 26th October 2014)
Do you remember those halcyon Sundays...Church in the morning, an early lunch and then off to watch Havant Men's first X1 in National League action.....back to the clubhouse for a couple of pints......home for a few hours nap, and awake just in time for "Match of the Day Two" what bliss!
Well you have a chance to relive our National League experience This Sunday Afternoon. when our Men take on tricky National League Side "Indian Gymkhana" at 2pm, at Havant College. At the time of writing our Men and indeed our ladies First Teams are playing really well, but Sunday could be a test for our Men's team, which has had to be rebuilt, following the departure of seven players, and the Coach from last season.
So what do we have to offer? and how can I ease you out of your arm chair and away from the afternoon film!.....Having said that we have lost seven of our squad from last season, I have to say you won't notice....we have kept the best of what we had, and they are performing at the top of their game, and really support each other at speed!
We have added a bit of Indian magic in Sandeep, a world class penalty corner taker who is lightening quick with his drag flick. (Don't stand behind the goal, even with wire fence) Then there is Mark and Thomas from Poland, they are also lightening quick in midfield, and up front we are scoring some super goals, and our young forwards are "National League quality".....come and judge for yourself.
Mind you! On Sunday we face a National League Team, and we will be able to judge just how far we have come....We have a new Coach in Ady Adams, assisted by the very experienced Steve (Nellie) Lawson....Jim Dury is back as Manager, and on the field the team are under Doctor Raj Laly's orders.....so this Sunday, arrange your early lunch, and come to Havant College at 2pm to support our Men's first X1.
I have a feeling.....and I don't get many these days......You won't be disappointed.
"Stick with Havant Hockey Club"
October 13th 2014
We now have defibrillators installed, one in the club house, and the second in the pump house at the pitch . A group of members have been trained on their use. Further training will be given shortly ,any one interested please let me know.
Havant borough Council have a number of courses available through the Community First project. Click the link to find details on their flyer.
August 10th 2014
The mother of Jan Harverson sadly passed away on 8th August 2014. Many times Edith would be there to support Jan and the Haymakers, and I am sure many people would like to pay their respects.
Ediths funeral service is to be held at Havant Crematorium Bartons Road Havant at 2.30 p.m on Thursday 21st August 2014 and afterwards at Havant Hockey Club. Jan, Bernie and the family would welcome anyone who would like to join them in remembering her.
July 9th 2014 Newsletter Summer Special
Havant Hockey still the top club in Hampshire
Despite the disappointment of their Mens first X1 being relegated from Hockeys National league this season, Havant Hockey Club demonstrated that they are still the top club in Hampshire and a force to be reckoned with after they took home most of the silverware in the Hampshire Cup Finals held at Bournemouth on Bank Holiday Monday.
Five Havant teams reached the finals more than any other club in the county, and the club showed that there is strength in depth, with juniors and seniors teams up for honours.
Havant 1 st XI v Fareham 1 st Men
Havant may not have started as favourites, but ran out 2-1 winners and deserved their victory, having out fought Fareham to win the Hampshire Cup final.
Havant started strongly and had the better of the first twenty minutes, but found themselves 1-0 down, after number one runner Craig Duffy deflected a penalty corner into the roof of the net. Havant responded within five minutes when Jonathan Pickett flicked the equaliser from a penalty corner into the corner of the goal.
Fareham looked the more dangerous of the teams in attack, but could not break down a resolute Havant defence or beat Ben Cowling in the Havant goal. Before half time Havant nearly took the lead after Craig Duffy rattled the Fareham post.
The second half was a scrappy affair and did not match the first half hockey, but the tension made up for this. Fareham created more pressure, but it was Havant who scored the winner after arguably man of the match James Lester scored a classy solo goal after beating a number of Fareham defenders, entering the Fareham circle and beating George Harris in the Fareham goal with an unstoppable shot into the corner.
Fareham mounted a number of penetrating late attacks but Havant’s defence held firm with Ben Cowling making a number of outstanding saves. With seconds on the clock Fareham looked like they had equalised, but could not force the ball over the line and the resulting penalty corner in overtime went wide of the goal to break Fareham’s recent domination of the competition and give Havant a well deserved win.
Havant 2 nd XI v Haslemere 2nd Men
Havant never produced the hockey that saw them win the league this season and were frustrated by a Haslemere team that battled away with a very spirited performance.
Havant took the lead after Merijn van Willigen had deflected a penalty corner in the first half. Havant created other first half opportunities, but either lacked the final touch or was thwarted by an outstanding display by the Haselemere goalkeeper.
Hashemite deserved their equaliser mid way through the second half and had other opportunities to take the lead, but could not capitalise from a number of breakaways, were they outnumbered the Havant defence.
Havant despite having territory advantage could not force another goal and even had two penalty corners taken off the line by a defender. The game ended 1-1 and a penalty flick competition settled the title. The first 5 penalty flicks were scored by both teams and in sudden death Havant ran out eventual winners 15 to 14. This capped a great season and congratulations should go to coach Ady Adams and his team with winning the league and cup.
Under 16 boys
With a goal after 5 minutes in each half from Captain Jadon Buckeridge, Havant Under 16 boys looked in control of their Hampshire Cup Final against hosts Bournemouth.
But minutes later after each score Bournemouth drew level and in the latter part of the game they sensed victory aided by some indiscipline from the Havant side, but in the final minute Milo Wrenn played a clever pass to Tom Minall, who calmly finished lifting the ball over an advancing keeper into the Bournemouth net.
Although Bournemouth mounted a desperate counter from the restart it was all to no avail and the National Under 16 Finalists finished the season Hampshire champions.
Under 14 boys
Havant Under 14 Boys proved too strong for local opposition Fareham overpowering them 6-0 to complete a good day for Havant and to complete an impressive season for this talented but hardworking group.
Under 16 girls
A 9.30am push back did not aid preparation, as did losing three players overnight due to injury and illness, and one in the warm up with a facial injury. Despite these set backs Havant battled well throughout the game, but went down 2-0 against Trojans to become Hampshire Cup runners up.
PARTRIDGE Leonard Ernest (Len) Passed away on March 12, 2014, aged 95 years. Funeral at St John the Baptist, Purbrook, on Thursday, March 27 at 1.00 p.m. followed by burial in Hulbert Road Cemetery, Waterlooville. Flowers welcome, can be sent to Gradys Funeral Directors, Hayling Island.
Mr P was an umpire for Havant Ladies for many years. He is fondly remembered by those for whom he umpired. Our thoughts go to Janet Rye at this sad time.
Norma, Jean, (Nellie) Dyer. 30th July 1948 - 3rd March 2014.
It is with much personal sadness that I report the death of Norma Dyer, or as she was so affectionately known by so many at Havant Hockey Club, “Nellie”.
Norma was born in Portsmouth as twin to her sister Pat and until this very sad loss they were inseparable. Both enjoyed a strong social life in North Hayling and they became very fond of holidaying on cruise ships, the last of which was to the Mediterranean in November 2013.
The early life for Norma, Pat and brother Fred involved much travel following their Father, also Fred, with his employment in the cotton trade. This took the family to many parts of the world including the Sudan and Oldham. It was in Oldham where the children attended Green Hill Grammar School before returning to Hayling Island.
On leaving school, Norma joined the WRENS and served in Yeovilton and also HMS Daedalus, Gosport. In 1970. both Norma and Pat joined Havant Ladies Hockey Club and soon after became founder members of Havant Mixed Hockey team. During this period many players were awarded nick names for no apparent reason and some stuck including “Nellie” for Norma. Both Norma and Pat were also dedicated workers for charity, raising in excess of two hundred and fifty thousand pounds for the RNLI. A commitment which deserved recognition by a higher authority.
Normas decline in health, may well have begun with a foot injury but this was complicated by diabetes. Norma was able to keep her diabetes under control for much of the time, however following another injury, Norma was admitted to the Queen Alexandra Hospital on 20 th December 2013. It was here that the staff discovered an infection in Norma’s foot and eventually she had to have her leg removed below the knee. Sadly, due to complications Norma died at 3.15 pm on Monday of this week. Pat, brother Fred, her godson and close family friend Mike Wooff were at Norma’s bedside for her final hours. May she now rest in peace. God bless you Nellie.
Bill Jones. Havant Hockey Club. “Stick with Friends”
19th September 2013
23rd August 2013
Are you a member of a committee or perform a role in Havant Hockey Club?
Char OCallaghan ( email@example.com ), who is responsible for the clubhouse Notice Board, would like a ‘mug shot’ of you to put up on the board so its easy for all players to know who you are, and who does what.
Would you be so kind as to email a photograph that resembles yourself to Charlotte?
July 31st 2013
Community Open Day at Havant Civic Centre
This successful event took place on Tuesday 16th July 2013. Havant were honoured to have Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, as a visitor to the event.
The objective of this event was to showcase to members of the public, statutory, business and voluntary sector organisations. These were set up in a community market place setting for members of the public to gain a better understanding of services and organisations available to them for help and advice, and to encourage them to get involved in taking an active role in community organisations for themselves.
Havant Hockey Club had a stall manned by Richard Cook and other Club members throughout the day, and they were very happy with the positive responses by the public and local government officers.
Photographs courtesy of Malcolm Harris, Hayling Island
July 26th 2013
Arthur (Biffa) Downham’s Memorial Day
This took place at Havant College on Saturday 20 th July.
Everyone taking part was asked to contribute £5 (or more if they wished) to go to a charity of Arthurs familys choice.
On a hot day many friends and family took the opportunity to remember Arthur.
July 23rd 2013
Funeral arrangements for Jack Cook
The family of Jack Cook have announced that a service will take place at Chichester Crematorium, at 3.30 on Friday 26 th July 2013. There will be a small gathering after the service, but Mike & Christine would like to remember Jack at the next Havant Hockey Club Presidents Day, being held on Sunday 12 th January 2014.
Jacks Family have requested no flowers please, but any donations can be sent to:
Havant Hockey Club
C/O J. Edwards & Sons Funeral Directors
13, St Georges Walk
Town Centre Waterlooville
If you are planning to attend Jack’s funeral, a Havant Hockey Club tie from any period would be most appropriate.
“Stick with Friends” Bill Jones.
July 12th 2013
John (Jack) Frederick Risden Cook.
13 th May 1919 ~ 8 th July 2013.
Jack Cook, at 94, the oldest active member of Havant Hockey Club and one of the best loved, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday of this week at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Cosham, after contracting Pneumonia.
Jack, as he was known, was born in India where his father was in the British Army. Jack went to school there and followed his father’s example by joining the Royal Norfolk Regiment as a Band Boy, where he played the clarinet. During World War II Jack saw action in Italy and on various fronts, leaving in 1947 to join civi street. He met and married Dorothy and at about the same time joined a company in West London called Teddingtons Thermostat Manufacturers. He also became a playing member of Walton Hockey Club until 1962, before securing a position with Vickers Sperry Rand, of Havant.
Jack and Dorothy had one daughter Christine, and they moved to the family home in Waterlooville where Jack lived until his passing. He was a keen gardener and specialised in garlic, onions and tomatoes and was happily working in his vegetable beds until just a few days before he died.
In 1962 Jack continued his connection with sport and joined Havant Hockey Club where he made an instant impression and many friends. He was Team Secretary, and towards the end of his playing career he took up Umpiring. Jacks quiet manner and beaming smile often got him out of the odd enquiry.... “What was that for Umpire?” Jack would respond and put the enquirer completely off guard with something like...”You’re wearing odd socks”!
Jack also has the distinction of being the first member of Havant Hockey Club to fall foul of the new Drink & Drive rules. He was caught and banned for 12 months. The Hockey club took pity on Jack and also needed him to keep involved, so they invested in a bicycle. Jack rode this bike for a year until his sentence was served, and then returned the bicycle to the club. It was decided to raffle this mode of transport, and a draw was made at a function at Havant Rugby club; it so happened that I had bought the winning ticket.
Jack may well have been 94, and the oldest active member of our club, but he was also a great supporter to the very end and a patron for many years. With the help of transport from son-in-law Mike, and on occasions Colin and Linda Bullimore, he would attend Presidents Day, Sponsors Lunches, committee Outings and was Guest of Honour at the opening of our new pitch in 2012. I know he was very touched to have had his photograph on the front cover of last season’s fixture card. I gave him half a dozen copies so that he could send this and the name of Havant Hockey Club to his relatives and friends all over the world.
God Bless Jack.
“Stick with friends”
June 26th 2013
June 25th 2013
John Harvey-Samuel. 15.11.1934- 21st June 2013.
Cmdr John Harvey-Samuel, a member of Havant Hockey Club for over forty years, died unexpectedly at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, at 10.20am on Friday 21st June. John was a keen supporter of Havant Hockey Club to the very end, and spent his last evening with 50 of his friends and former playing colleagues at the Hockey Clubs annual Golf Day and dinner held at Rowlands Castle Golf Club. John, leaves wife Jane, daughter Julie, and sons Ian and James.
Educated at Chaterhouse School, sport featured strongly in Johns life, He was a determined half back for our “A” Team, and was also a very accomplished golfer, a member of both Liphook and Rowlands Castle Golf Club, where he played each Tuesday with Paul Dryden, Peter Pugsley, and Nigel Gauntlett.
John had an interesting James Bond style professional life as an officer in the Royal Navy. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold War, he became part of the British Intelligence Service and was made Assistant British Naval attaché to Moscow, but on 25th March 1964, the British Foreign Office was forced to make an official protest to the Soviet Union, after John was drugged along with two American Officers whist on a visit to the Black Sea Port of Odessa.
Johns ability to speak fluent Russian was helpful to Hockey on several occasions. In 1986 he was Liaison Officer to the Russian International team at Willesden, and provided a similar service for Havant in the 1992 European B Championships, but John was forced to use all of his diplomatic skills when acting as interpreter for another Soviet Block team visiting Havant. Peter Davies was the Havant Club Captain, and in his post match speech, asked, “What they had done with Cmdr “Buster” Crabb?”!
John enjoyed an active life to the end, he was a member of the MCC and would attend the first day of a test match each season. He was also a regular in the congregation of St Huberts Church, Idsworth. John will be missed not only by his family but also his many friends and sporting colleagues.
“Stick with friends”
Following a private, family only cremation, a service will be held for Captain. John Harvey-Samuel, at St Huberts Church, Idsworth, PO8 OBA at 2.30pm on 25th July . Car sharing is strongly advised as there is very limited parking at Idsworth.
Wednesday May 8th 2013
I write to give notice, that the Annual General meeting of the members of Havant Hockey Club, will take place in our clubhouse, The Pavilion, Havant Park. On Tuesday June 11th next at 7.30, and I invite you to attend.
In compliance with the rules of this club, A member wishing to raise any business and being entitled to attend and vote at a General Meeting, must give notice in writing to me by return.
I will write to you again nearer the above date with the agenda, and would respectfully request that you mark this very important occasion in your diary, and do your very best to attend. The Executive Committee would also welcome members and representatives from every section of Havant Hockey Club, especially if you are no longer a playing member.
May I also on behalf of President Chris Pickett and the Executive Committee, thank you for your contribution during the past season. Finally, should you wish to offer yourself for consideration as an Officer of this great club, or nominate a fellow member, I would be delighted to hear from you. Havant Hockey Club is an equal opportunities sporting organisation.
Bill Jones. Chairman. “Stick with Friends”
26th May 2013
1. Presidents Welcome. Chris Pickett
2. Apologies for absence.
3. Approval of the minutes of the last AGM 12th June 2012.
4. Matters Arising.
5. Chairmans Report. Bill Jones
6. Mens, Ladies, and Junior Reports. Hard Copy
7. Relocation Update. Robin Johns
8. Financial Report. Stuart Rowe
Break for refreshments.
9. Setting of Match Fees and Subscriptions. Stuart Rowe
10. Election of Officers. Chris Pickett
11. Election of Vice Presidents. Chris Pickett
12. Any Other Business.
13. Date of next AGM. Tuesday 10th June 2014
Hampshire day Results