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Team Opponents Date
Mens3  NTU: WB School 18/09 @ 12 noon
Ladies3  Beeston Vl: WBS 18/09 @ 10.30
Mens5  INTERNAL 4/5/6 (We are YELLOW!): West Bridgford School 18/09 @ 3pm
Ladies5  Boots 6: Lady Bay 18/09 @ 9.00
Mens6  5th Team: West Bridgford School 18/09 @ 3pm
Mens7  Belper 6: WB School 18/09 @ 1.30pm
Mens8  South Notts: Becket School 18/09 @ 14:00
Mens9  Development "A" v Development "B": Becket School 18/09 @ 3.30

Farewell to Steve Bean - & Funeral Details
 Steve's funeral is to be held at 1.15pm on Thursday 22nd April at Bramcote Crematorium. Unfortunately, due to Covid, numbers are restricted for attendance at the actual service to invitation only. Anyone wishing to pay their respects is allowed to do so standing outside the building (socially distanced) on the day. Family flowers only. The service will be available to view via an internet link for up to 7 ---- read more

Well done to everyone who took part in the May Bank Holiday Olympics. Hope you had fun! There were around 85 participants this time and I think we covered a fair few miles between us... We had a guest team again and this time it was the Old Georgians Ladies who were fierce competitors! Thanks to them...

Well done to the coaches team who had the most participants! And well done to the Men's 2's.....faster, higher and stronger in many areas and overall winners. Now to think what c ---- read more

Not Getting Club Email?
 I have noticed that AOL has decided that our legitimate emails are spam and therefore are bouncing our emails to members who use an AOL email address. If that is you please ask AOL to desist or change your email address to one that isn't so silly. ---- read more
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Team Opposition Date Score
Ladies3 Loughborough Town
Mens4 Derwent 2
Ladies5 Trent Vale 1s
Andrew Barker Celebration
Andrew’s Thanksgiving Service is at St. Giles, West Bridgford, NG2 6AX on September 18th at 11.0 am and everyone is welcome.

 A full day of hockey fun on Saturday 4th September.

Please read about it on your members page.


We are planning to start club training from W/c 16 Aug, with a start of season mini tournament on 4 Sept. League matches should start on 25 Sept and Sunday Juniors from 5 Sept. Captains should be contacting you re early season availabilities.

Hockey Camp went really well, a big "thank you" to all the coaches and "well done" to all the youngsters who attended.

Sunday juniors restart on Sunday, Sept 5th from 9.00 (see juniors page for details), Monday boys (U14, U16) on Sept 6th 6.30 to 7.45, Wednesday girls (from Y7) on Sept 8th, 6.30 to 7.30.

Walking Hockey takes place every Wednesday at WB School, 7.00 to 8.00, you can just turn up or get more details from Steve LeMottee (, Back to Hockey starts up again on Weds, Sept 8th, more details from Bob Douglas ( or 07738 762897)



The funeral is at 2.00 on Friday July 30th at Wilford Hill in the small chapel (limit 50 people) Six members of WBHC will be representing the Club but others are welcome to attend outside the chapel to show their respects.

 It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of our great friend and staunchest of Club supporters Gordon Richardson. Gordon died yesterday, having had heart problems recently, and had been in and out of hospital over the last few weeks. He leaves a lovely wife Fay, and many sad friends who will always remember Gordon and GORDONS' STOOL in the corner of the bar, and his wonderful friendship and positivity. He was a lovely man, and my heart goes out to Fay who will be devastated at his loss. I will post more details as and when I can. Another sad loss.


We will be once again running our popular 'Summer Camp' coaching event, on 12th and 13th August, and these things always work best if there are loads of attendees!

Please forward/post/message this info with the flyer on the Juniors page to anyone you know with kids 6-14 years and persuade them that going along would be brilliant, all welcome especially newbies and visitors, including any other local club contacts you might have.

It's all good for our club and our sport so your help with this would be really appreciated

Many thanks


Farewell to Andrew Barker

"Thank you to you and other club members for your presence yesterday at the crematorium. It was lovely for you to have that involvement. I hope you saw the hockey stick on his coffin - we have taken it back!" Claire Barker 

There will be a service for Andrew in September at St. Gilles' Church - I will post details nearer the time

It is with much sadness that I have to inform members of the death of Andrew Barker - known affectionately as The Vicar. Andrew was sadly taken from us after a very rapid illness, and leaves behind a lovely wife and family.

Andrew was a great supporter of the game, having played it man and boy from the age of 10 for 64 years, he loved his hockey and played with undiminished enthusiasm, if not pace, as he got older, a fabulous example of what a great game hockey is, where age means nothing, other than providing an opportunity for youth to engage with the experience of age.

Andrew was also a massive Club supporter, helping wherever he could to promote our work and support our issues within his extended community network. He helped me on a number of occasions, setting up meetings with local councilors and other interested parties. Andrew was also a great supporter of people; he was in his element post match talking in the bar, the place where Club friendships are cemented.

He played a great part in the social structure of the Club, and I am sure that there are many of us who take pride in calling him our friend. He was our Ecclesiastical Maestro and will be sorely missed.



Summer Events

Summer Hockey Camp: August 12/13 at Becket School, See Juniors page for details, bookings taken from now!

Fun Hockey Nights will take place on Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30, at Becket School from June 10th to July 22nd. Bring yourself, your family, friends, neighbours, etc. We will book you in on the day. Cost is £3 per person or £7 per family, per night.


Saturday Matches

Last Saturday games for a while this week. Enjoy!


We will be holding our AGM on Thursday 13th May at 8pm via Zoom. You will find meeting details and the meeting agenda on your members page a day or so before the meeting.

Hockey Restarts!

Great news that we can restart hockey from the end of March. In practice, we are starting up most of what we are doing after the Easter weekend, the exception being Walking Hockey, which starts up on March 31st.

The activities that are planned at present are Walking Hockey, Back to Hockey, midweek Girls Training, Sunday Juniors, Saturday Adult (friendly) Fixtures. Details will be published as we have them, booking each session you want to attend is still required.

All leagues and competitions have been cancelled for this season although there will (we hope) be the usual summer activiites.

I have put the first few events on the website to book, more to follow!


Please log in to your members page to see details.


It was great to see everyone back yesterday. Sessions for the Christmas period will take place on the following days:

Dec 13th, 20th, Jan 3rd, ie we just miss Dec 27th, all usual timings.

Don't forget that we always welcome new members, get in touch with me for more information.

Bob Douglas 07738 762897,

Back to Hockey/Walking Hockey

Back to Hockey and Walking Hockey have both moved back half an hour and are now from 7.00 to 8.00 at WB School. Back to Hockey is a good opportunity to check out your skills, learn some new ones, or even to learn how to play hockey! Walking Hockey is great fun, but works best if you already have some hockey skills. For more information, I can put you in touch with our organiser, Steve LeMottee, if you contact me. You do need to register in order to join in either of these activities, non club members are very welcome but you need to give it a day or two for the process to happen! (See button bar near the diary header to the right) Get in touch if you need any more information.

Bob Douglas, 07738 762897,


 Looking for a new hockey club, or just moved into the area? Just click on link to right to join, or contact, or call Martin 07305 463698 or Ellie on 07597594223. We run 10 mens sides and 5 ladies plus numerous Vets, Juniors and mixed sides. Our Mens 1s are in Midlands Premier, and our Ladies 1s are in Notts Premier. We have a good social side, and known for the real ale served in our Clubhouse. If you have not played for years, or want to give it a try, look out for our Family Nights, Back to Hockey and even Walking Hockey sessions over the next few months. Formal Club training restarts from September(see diary section) - BUT YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION, and the Juniors start from September at Becket School (see Junior page)

Tony Johnson Family message
I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks on behalf of myself and my family for the wonderful and fitting tribute you and the other members of West Bridgford Hockey Club organised for my fathers funeral procession recently.
Hockey meant a lot to him, West Bridgford Hockey Club meant so much more. 
His weekend revolved around the hockey club, whether it was playing and then propping up the bar, umpiring and then propping up the bar, conducting a pitch inspection and then propping up the bar, and on the rare occasions 'working' on the bar and then propping up the bar from the opposite side, the club was never far from his heart (or his home...!).
He made so many great friends there and so many happy memories and he would have been truly blown away to have seen the number of people that came to show their respect a few weeks back.
Thank you so much to you and anyone else involved in organising it and please pass on my thanks and gratitude to everyone who made the effort to come out to show their respect. It was an incredible sight to see so many familiar faces in full attire, hockey sticks and all, one that will stay with me and my family forever.
Finally a huge thanks to everyone who donated to the chosen charities. The donations to The Lake District Mountain Rescue Dogs amounted to nearly £1200. Being an entirely voluntary organisation the donations were greatly received and contribute towards helping them to continue their good work. The charity have been in touch and pass on their thanks. 
Once again we are truly grateful for yours and everyone else who were involved, not only in organising and participating in the procession, but for being a part of my dads life.
We hope you are all well and wish you all the best for the future.
Michael, Pip, Samantha & Rebecca.

Our AGM was held on Tuesday 19th May  - many thanks to all who logged in and took part.

The MAGIC of Hockey

 Despite Election and Brexit gloom, every now and again something happens which reminds me that we are very lucky to have our Club and our Hockey. On Sunday the Mens 1s had a rearranged match away at Barton, a couple of players were unavailable from the Boots win on Saturday so Ali asked George Wells (aged 14) if he would like to play. Of course he would was the expected response. George came on at first rotation into the midfield, and did well considering that Barton were quick and physical. It didn't take long for him to realise that you cannot wait for a pass to arrive, unless you want, man, stick, ball and ambulance to arrive at the same time, He rapidly adapted to the speed of the game, and later in the second half had a stint up front with Zack. A slick move up the left initiated by Natt and Dave E found Zack wide on the left wing just outside the D. A great cross to the far post was turned in by George, diving full lenght to register his first first team goal in his first first team match. MAGIC.

Jonno Braved the Shave
Jonno braved the shave in memory of former club member Gary Hunt. Thanks to the generosity of club members and friends we have raised £1200 direct to Cancer Research and a further £800 to the Hayward House Hospice. A massive thanks to you all for your contributions. Still time to give cash as the donation to Hayward house will not be done for about 10 days.
A very sad day for the Club

It is with a very sad heart that I have to announce the passing of our past member and very dear friend Gary Hunt. Gary was a much loved member of the Club in the 70's through to the mid 90's having joined the Club as a schoolboy and returning to us after University in Sheffield. He played for the 2's and 3's as well as becoming a key member of the ubiquitous Coops Sunday XI through the golden years of the 80's. Gary has of course remained very close to the Club through the wonderful friendships forged in that team, and his illness has hit all of us who loved him very hard.

Gary was an honest, reliable and steadfast man both in his sport and his life, a better friend you could not wish for. Cancer took him rapidly, taking as it tends to a fine person with so much more to give, and damaging the lives of his loved ones. He leaves a beautiful wife and daughter Chris and Lizzie, who have been brilliant in their support for him over the last 3 months, and of course he leaves all of us who loved him with a massive void in our hearts. He will be sorely missed. (Jonno and Geoff). 
The funeral will be at Catfoot Lane on the 4th October at 1:30 and afterwards at the 4 Bells in Woodborough.

Please can you be vigilant when leaving the Clubhouse and if you have been given a set of keys check carefully and lock up properly.


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Availabilities - please use your members record for this.
Bobs 2019 D Notice: here
New Season Letter from the Chair: here
Subs Payment - BACS details on your members page or Credit Card / Paypal: here
Ladies Training:
Re-starts on TUESDAY - LADIES 1+2 8th Sept 2020from 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY - LADIES 3+4+5 from 2nd Sept 2020 7pm - 9pm
Men's Training
Adults re-starts Monday 7th Sept 7.45 sharp - 9.20. at WBS.

1sts and 2nds on Thursdays from 4 Sept 7.30pm by invitation.
Junior Boys and Girls - Sundays from 9.00, starts from 13 September AT BECKET SCHOOL. See Juniors page for more details.
CLUB CELEBRATION DAY 4th September 2021
 Order Club Kit
The shop for Club Kit other than playing shirts is here. KIT
 COOPS - a personal story
Geoff has continued to write an account of Coops from a personal angle, which may be of interest to his friends and family. Installments #1 2 and 3 are here .
The 200 Club Reborn

Download the Standing Order form here


Please note that Fantasy Hockey will not be running this year due to spiraling costs. Many thanks to Sibbo for his work in previous seasons. 
Club Playing Record

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