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Work Placement Required for University Student

Help George play for Havant next season

George Harrison is a member of the Men's 2s and a second year Geography student at Portsmouth University. George hails from the Isle of Man (a first for the club?), is a very valued member of the team and was voted Player of the Season by his team mates. For their third year at university, students are required to find a job placement that will provide real life experience to build on academic learning to date. The placement can be anywhere in the country or abroad. George though is very keen to find a placement locally to allow him to continue to play for the club. Needless to say his team mates are keen on that idea as well.

The timing isn't brilliant but perhaps you, a relative, a friend or your company can help. Ideally George wants a role in project management or one that's environment related, however he's ready to consider other options too. If you think you can help, George's contact details are: georgewillharrison@gmail.com or 07423 766287
Author - pmar
Date - 19/05/20

EH Talent Survey underway





We have recieved this update from England Hockey relating to the Player Pathway:

Over the coming years our aspiration is to work more closely with the hockey community and to create a shared vision for a talent identification and development system which attracts and excites young people irrespective of their background and inspires them to be the best they can be.

We are very keen to involve our club membership in developing a vision for a talent system that sets new standard of performance leading to sustained international podium success while providing positive player experiences and encouraging long term involvement in hockey.

We are looking for you to help us develop our future strategy and understand how we can achieve this ambition. We have created a Talent System survey which will ask questions about your vision for the future and the current provision. It will take about 15 minutes to complete although it may take longer if you wish to answer the free format questions in detail.

The Talent Survey is live now and will be open until Thursday May 28th.

Click here to take part

Many Thanks

England Hockey





Author - psym
Date - 14/05/20

Promotion for the Men's 6s!!





No doubt we are all a little frustrated due to not being able to play at the moment. Who knows when hockey will start again?  However, following the leagues deciding final positions and with it promotion/relegation, we have something to celebrate!

The 6s had a fantastic season, assuring themselves second spot with 1 game to play before the lockdown. They have had to wait until now for their thoroughly deserved promotion to Hampshire division 6 to be confirmed. They scored an impressive 54 goals in the season, including 34 away from home making them the top scorers away from home. In addition, they conceded only 8 goals on the road, making them the meanest away defensive unit

Big thanks go to Kevin Davies and Andrew Jameson for running the team. It is no easy task, when calls are made for players to go up to the “higher” teams.  Further, achieving a balance between being competitive, affording an opportunity to all players wanting a game and developing the youth system is no mean feat.  On the latter point, it is worth noting that some of the 1st XI squad including Bradley Lock, Morgan Sturt and Ollie Jameson have plied their trade in the 6s at some point. I am sure all 3 and plenty of others will confirm that such experience was worthwhile.  I also understand that some 40 or so players represented the team over the course of the season, these range from experienced players looking to pass on their knowledge of the game, those who are relatively new to hockey, juniors and those who simply want a good social game on a Saturday

A quote from Andrew Jameson:
I would like to extend thanks to everyone for their involvement but in particular to Kev Davies for team management, Marc Pescott for umpiring/support, Maciej “Grizz” for the fabulous Thursday night training, Ali Wakefield for match day coaching which has been invaluable and to all the parents for their support."


Gavin Lane
Men's Captain












Author - psym
Date - 10/05/20

Promotion for Ladies 5s!!!






Following confirmation from HWHL on the final league positions huge congratulations to the Ladies 5s on achieving promotion this season:

A note from Megan Taylor, the team Captain:

‘We always knew after a tough season and demotion last season that this could be our season if we wanted it to be. The determination and drive of every single player is what got us the promotion. I’m so excited for a new challenge next season where we will have to work twice as hard!’

We would also like to say thank you to Vesper Carpentry & Construction Ltd who kindly sponsored the new team shirts which look very smart.


Author - psym
Date - 10/05/20

Akuma Key Worker giveaway





Our kit suppliers have launched this giveaway opportunity to celebrate the support of our key workers.  We think that nominations from the membership would be the best idea so if you can think of someone please follow the link below:

Good luck & let's hope we see a winner!

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Author - psym
Date - 06/05/20