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Team Opponents Date
Mens1  Harborne: WB School 21/01 @ 13.30
Ladies1  Worksop 1s: WB School 21/01 @ 10.30
Mens2  Leek: Holden Lane (ST1 6LG) 21/01 @ 15:00
Ladies2  Trent Vale: West Bridgford School 21/01 @ 0900
Mens3  Birmingham University: Birmingham Uni 21/01 @ 12.30
Ladies3  SBU IIIs: Southwell Leisure Centre, NG25 0QN 14/01 @ 13.30
Mens4  Beeston 5s: WB School 14/01 @ 15:00
Ladies4  SBU 3: Southwell NG25 0LG 21/01 @ 12pm
Mens5  rugby: Rugby School 21/01 @ 12
Ladies5  Worksop 4: Becket 21/01 @ 12.00
Mens6  Development game: West Bridgford School 21/01 @ 12:00
Mens7  Derby 4: St Benedict School DE22 1LB 21/01 @ 2.30pm
Mens8  Development Game with 6th Team: West Bridgford School 21/01 @ 12.00
Mens9  Rugby & East Warwicks 7: Hart Field, Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby CV21 3TR 21/01 @ 15:30
Mens10  North Notts 4th : Becket School 21/01 @ 3.30

Martin Gotheridge Order of Merit

Martin receiving his Order of Merit from FIH President Leandro Negre at the FIH Congress Dinner held in Dubai. Martin Gotheridge was awarded the Order of Merit by the International Hockey Federation at a dinner held during the FIH Congress in Dubai in November 2016.

Order of Merit is the FIH’s highest individual honour. The award was given to Martin for all of his wor ---- read more

Second trophy of the season!

 The mens vets A side retained the annual Highfields Masters Summer League trophy, after coming out on top after 14 games over 7 Monday nights, just pipping Burton to the title.

With a cast of thousands, we again entered 2 sides, and the B side finished a creditable mid-table. Well done to new vets captain Ed Binder, thanks to Mark Carroll for sorting sides, and Highfields for running the
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Mixed Results - It's a win for Bridgford!



    Bridgford mixed 7's team beat Melton in the final on Friday evening 26th June at Highfields, having taken 3 points from the hosts (Players HC) in a 2-0 win to make the play off for 1st and 2nd place.

  The final played out at 0-0 in a closely contested match which saw a Melton goal disallowed (didn't go 5), some amazing at
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WBHC first male International Player
 I am delighted to announce that Tom Barratt has become our first ex-junior and senior male  player to play International Hockey. Tom was born in America, and he made his debut in the USA  Chile match earlier this month. He was voted MOM and has since played 4 more matches for Team USA. He is currently training full time at their California training camp. Some links:  http://www.teamusa.org/usa-field-hockey/features/2014/august/01/us-mens-national-team-begins-second-summ ---- read more
New Kitten AND Baby Christmas
 We are delighted to announce the arrival of Holly Victoria Cattaway on 17th Feb, weighing 8lb 3oz. Congratulations to The Cat and Georgina. In addition we are delighted to announce baby Evie Hammond born on Christmas Day, mum Kirsty and dad Dan are comtemplating the interesting issues that the poor choice of day will bring over time, or perhaps not! Either way Evie is a delight at 7lb 10oz and I can vouch for her powerful grip.  ---- 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
Ladies rearrange the vase!
After a good 11-0 win over Aztecs (thanks to Don Cortez and the smallpox virus for inspiration) the ladies 1s travelled to sunny Liverpool for their second round EH Vase match against Liverpool University 1s. After a swift calculation we noted the average age of our team to be approx 30, (had to take socks off) we agreed (well I did) that experience would have to be the difference between the sides. And so it proved. In an exciting second half we pulled back to 3-3 and looked set for a win  ---- read more
U18s Done Roaming
The Cannock boys were pleased to draw WBMHC in the third round of the EH U18 Cup, after all, they had comprehensively beaten our U16’s last season and they are…..Cannock. Their coaches were more cautious though and were right to be so.

The WB plan wa ---- read more

Boys U18ís canít lose the winning habit
 Having ended last season as losing Plate Finalists the first game in the Cup this season presented a quandary; after two good years in the Plate (quarter finalists in 2010-11) maybe it was time to start taking some better scalps, or perhaps another nice run in the plate, after a heroic first round cup exit, would be good (especially considering we had lost eleven of last year’s squad). But our opposition,  ---- read more
Nobody Does it Better
 Hockey is not a sport in decline at West Bridgford. Far from it when I can announce that our most successful team of all time with an untarnished 100% playing record is our new 10th team. Skippered by Bob Douglas and supported by a fabulous mix of developing youth and too many years experience to calculate, the new? team won their first match at Belper on Saturday 29th September. By my latest calculation there is a 52 year age gap between the oldest and youngest, in what other team sp ---- read more
National Champions
2NDS WIN NATIONAL TROPHY FINAL ON GOLDEN GOAL - READ A VERSION OF EVENTS HERE ---- read more
U18 Boys take Silver Plate at Oxford.
Qualification for EH Finals Day is a success in itself. On the day, you are entering a new ‘festival’ competition of shorter games in which luck and nerve play a big part. This is an occasion to show hockey being played and umpired in ‘the right spirit’. All teams were there to win, but you had to accept that there would be winners and losers, good decisions and poor decisions, but it should always be a day to remember and cherish whatever the out ---- read more
Junior Finals
Well done to our boys U18s and our girls U12s who were involved in finals over the weekend.

The boys beat Reading on penalties to get to the National Plate Final where they were beaten 3-1 by Belper. A full report will appear later but well done to a great bunch of lads who have done brilliantly to get so far. Thanks to Clive Notman and Glyn Abba, who have managed and coached the team and to all the parents who have supported us with lifts all round the country, while we qual
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SHE HAS DONE IT AGAIN !
The England teams, athletes and their successes over the past year were warmly celebrated on Wednesday at the annual Hockey Writers’ Club Awards.

Helen Richardson, the 29-year-old Great Britain, England and Reading central midfield player was this afternoon named UK Players of the Year for 2010 following the annual poll conducted amongst British members of the Hockey Writers’ Club.  The former Leicester player, who returned to England 18 months ago fo
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Bob wins Rushcliffe Sports Award
We are delighted to announce that Bob Douglas was last night (8 July) announced as Volunteer of the Year at the Rushcilffe Borough Council Annual Sports Awards. They acknowledged Bob's help in setting up Club/School links last year introducing hockey to a number of Junior Schools within the Borough. The Club echoes the achievement, and thanks Bob for all his leadership and coaching of the Clubs Junior sections since establishment in 1986. ---- read more
 Latest Match Results                           [fixtures]
Team Opposition Date Score
Report
Mens1 Khalsa
14/01/2016
2-7
Ladies1
Mens2 Khalsa
14/01/2017
10-2
Ladies2 Beeston 5s
09/12/2016
N/A
Mens3 Edgbaston
13/01/2017
3-1
Ladies3 Trent Vale
14/01/2017
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Mens4 Beeston 5s
14/01/2017
2-0
Ladies4 Redhill 2
10/12/2016
2 - 1
Mens5 Belper
14/01/2017
3-1
Mens6 Boots 5ths
10/12/2016
3 - 0
Mens7 Burton 5
14/01/2017
3-1
Mens8 Burton 6
14/01/2017
0 - 4
Mens9 Loughborough Town 6
14/01/2017
3 - 7
Mens10 Players 5th
10/12/2016
5-2
U18 Boys Lichfield U18
16/10/2016
0-11
U16 Boys
U14 Boys Beeston
07/02/2016
1-10
Mens VETS
QUIZ WITH CURRY 2
Get your tickets now for Quiz number 2 (Saturday 4th February) from Derek at the bar or order from Derek@wbhockey.co.uk
showers
equipment now arrived from Denmark only 6 weeks late, hopefully will be installed this Thurs! 7.5 hours work so far should be complete by Saturday. Prepare to be shot blasted !! I saw the test run.
TRAINING RE-STARTS
Monday Mens training re-starts 9 Jan, Ladies on 4th Jan, Mens 1s/2s on 5th Jan. Leagues re-start 14 Jan
Ladies Back to Hockey

A great opportunity to get back into sport - and to get rid of those Christmas calories!

If you played hockey before at any level, school or Uni perhaps, or have never played before but fancy a go - then WB can offer you that chance!

A series of FREE one hour weekly coaching sessions, an informal no-pressure atmosphere, and all equipment provided, all you need to do is come along and give it a go.

Starts Wednesday 4th January 6.30pm at our West Bridgford School pitch, Loughborough Road, NG2 7FA

For more details contact Bob Douglas: Bob@wbhockey.co.uk, M: 07738762897

Ladies junior squad under development - initial (milk) phase.

We welcome to the club 2 new junior members, prospective first team centre forward Olivia Rose Taylder, and trainee sweeper Martha Wren Sibley. Keep up the good work Sibbo and Dave, the Club is grateful for your initial efforts, and Liz and Faye for making it all happen.

A Golden Hockey Day to remember

"You will need some insulation tape on that"

Thank you to everyone who came to take part and to help out today.  The weather was nothing like as bad as forecast and everyone (I think) had a great time.  

Special thanks to Helen who patiently signed autographs and posed for photos all the time that she was with us.  No doubt Geoff will be putting up some of these photos on the website.  For me, I will be making special trips to Bridgford just so that I can travel on Helen's No 8 bus!

Bob Douglas

Pictures from Notts City Transport of the bus naming are here:

Pictures from the pitch and clubhouse with Helen are here:

Many thanks to Andy & Zak Pendlebury for the brilliant images.

Olympic Gold

 Fantastic stuff - what a performance by everyone - and well done Helen!

Mixed 7's win again!

Following last years victory at the Player's Mixed Summer 7's, WB have done it again!

Winning the league eventually by a clear 5 points, and unbeaten going into the penultimate match (first loss against Newark) victory was secured in the final game against hosts Players in the 8 match series

Comiserations to key players Suzy, Robyn and James W who missed out on the last night celebrations. Great team effort all round, and some great entertaining hockey. The fact that everyone who played either scored or assisted several of the 30 goals scored durng the competition proving the strength of our teamwork.

Thanks to Player's HC for organising  another great competition, which was played in the right spirit throughout.

Ladies Hockey Fest Success

Well done to our ladies who competed in the England Hockey's Hockey Fest This summer. We came 2nd overall narrowly losing to Stourport on sudden death penalty shuffles in the final. However we did win the Rio themed fancy dress!

NEW SEASON - NEW PLAYERS WELCOME
Looking for a new hockey club? Just click on link below right to join, or contact geoff@wbhockey.co.uk or Martin 07768 526594 or Liz 07747 561774. We run 10 mens sides and 5 ladies sides plus numerous Vets, Juniors and mixed sides. Our Mens 1s are in the Midlands Premier and our Ladies 1s are in Midlands Feeder League. Our mens sides 2-4 are all in the highest Midlands Division they can be in. We have a good social side, and well known for the real ale served at our Clubhouse. If you have not played for years, or want to give it a try, look out for our 'Back to Hockey' family sessions running in July and August (see below). Formal Club training starts from 1st August (see diary section to right) - new players, just turn up at West Bridgford School, and the Juniors start from September 4th at Becket.
Local Hero and Golden Girl meets the President

Helen Richardson-Walsh popped in to ladies training on Wednesday evening to provide an important goal setting message for the ladies, "Bronze is OK, but Gold is what it is all about." The juniors were very excited to meet Helen and to "weigh" the European Gold Medal, while I suspect that the adults were even more excited. Helen was an inspiration as usual, with the message that if a local girl from 300 yards down the road can achieve gold then so can you. It helps if you are brilliant too I guess. Many thanks, admiration and good wishes for Gold in Rio, Helen. I have several pictures of the ladies with Helen, email if you would like the link to them. geoff@wbhockey.co.uk
physio available to all
IMPACT physiotherapy at Gresham Sports Pavilion, Wilford Lane are offering 10% off all treatment for club members and £5 off any initial consultation. This is a new clinic in addition to their existing ones at Long Eaton and Pride Park. See further details at www.impactphysio.co.uk or ring 0115 9816107. Also you can email the senior physio Phil Tranter at phil@impactphysio.co.uk for other info
MENS 1's ACTION PHOTOS

 As a record of our success this season I asked local photographer Chris Perry to take some action shots of the Men's 1st team match against Sutton before Easter. Chris is happy to provide high quality prints if you would like to make a selection on this page (images), just make a list and send to me by email - details on the page.

 SOCIAL EVENTS - INK THEM IN
4th Feb Quiz with Curry 2 2nd - 4th March Beer Festival. beer list here
 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 .
 Beer Festival Listing
BEER LIST beer list here
 NEW SEASON DOCUMENTS
Availabilities - please use your members record for this..>
Bobs 2016 D Notice: here
New Season Letter from the Chair: here
Subs Payment - BACS details on your members page or Credit Card / Paypal: here
 NEW PLAYERS + TRAINING
Ladies Training:
Start training re-starts on 4 January2017

Juniors /back to Hockey 6.15 - 7.15pm
Ladies 7.15 - 9.00pm all at WB School
New players can contact Liz Taylder, Ladies Secretary liz.taylder@wbhockey.co.uk & 07747 561774
Men's Training
Adults re-starts Monday 9 January 7.30 sharp - 9.20. at WBS.

1sts and 2nds on Thursdays from 5 January 7.30pm by invitation.

Junior Boys and Girls - Sundays from 9.30, starts from 8th January AT BECKET SCHOOL. See Juniors page for more details.
    
The 200 Club Reborn

Download the Standing Order form here
THINKING OF GETTING INVOLVED?

 

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
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Mens1
11
4
1
6
25
27
13
Ladies1
9
4
0
5
18
23
9
Mens2
12
3
1
8
40
63
10
Ladies2
10
6
1
3
20
17
19
Mens3
Ladies3
10
2
2
6
11
31
8
Mens4
12
3
0
9
14
54
9
Ladies4
10
4
2
4
8
11
14
Mens5
9
3
3
3
19
20
7
Ladies5
9
2
1
6
7
26
7
Mens6
10
5
2
3
25
19
17
Mens7
10
6
1
3
25
23
19
Mens8
Mens9
9
3
1
5
26
36
10
Mens10
11
9
0
2
38
20
27
U18 Boys
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
U16 Boys
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
U14 Boys
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens VETS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

 Considered by many who understand the importance of the playing / social balance to be the best hockey club in the East Midlands