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Team Opponents Date
Mens1  Beeston 2XI: Nottingham hockey Centre 07/12 @ 15:30
Ladies1  Newark 2s: West Bridgford School 07/12 @ 10.30
Mens2  Finchfield 1s: West Bridgford School 07/12 @ 13:30
Ladies2  North Notts II: Manor Sports Complex 07/12 @ 11:00
Mens3  Loughborough Uni 5s: LboroUni EHB, LE11 3TU 07/12 @ 10.30
Ladies3  North Notts Ladies III: Manor Sports Complex 07/12 @ 09:30
Mens4  Newark2: WB School 07/12 @ 15.00
Ladies4  Beeston V: Becket 07/12 @ 10:40
Mens5  South Nottingham 2: WB Sch 07/12 @ 12pm
Ladies5  North Notts Ladies 4s : Becket School 07/12 @ 12:15
Mens6  Derby: St Benedicts School Duffield Road, DE22 1JD 07/12 @ 2.30pm
Mens7  Nottingham 5: Goosedale 07/12 @ 12.00
Mens8  North Notts 4: Becket School 07/12 @ 1530
Mens9  Burton 5s: The Ellis Astro @ Shobnall Leisure Complex Shobnall, Burton on Trent, Staffs, DE14 2BB 07/12 @ 4pm
Mens10  Leicester Westleigh 3 : West Bridgford School 08/12 @ 1pm

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 Latest Match Results                           [fixtures]
Team Opposition Date Score
Report
Mens1 Bournville
22/11/2019
5-1
Ladies1 Worksop 1s
30/11/2019
Cancelled!
Mens2 Belper 2s
30/11/2019
8-2
Ladies2 Players Is
23/11/2019
4-1
Mens3 Boots 3s
09/11/2019
1-2
Ladies3 West Bridgford IV
23/11/2019
1-0
Mens4 Belper 4
30/11/2019
3-3
Ladies4 WB 3's
23/11/2019
0-1
Mens5 Nottingham4
01/12/2019
6-2
Ladies5 Worksop IV
23/11/2019
2-0
Mens6 South Notts
30/11/2019
0-3
Mens7 North Notts 3
23/11/2019
8-0
Mens8 Belper 6
23/11/2019
0-9
Mens9 Ashby 4s
09/11/2019
1-4
Mens10 Derby 4s
07/12/2019
0:3
U18 Boys
U16 Boys
U14 Boys
Mens VETS
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.

SECURITY
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.

Thankyou

Ladies Back to Hockey

We restart on Wednesday, Sept 11th, 7.00 to 8.00 at West Bridgford School.  Do come along and encourage your friends to come too.  It's good fun and aches and pains are guaranteed!

Junior Coaching

Sunday coaching will now start this coming Sunday, Sept 8th.  Midweek boys (U14 and U16) start on Monday, Sept 9, 6.30 to 7.45 and girls (Y7+) Wednesday, Sept 11, 6.30 to 7.30.

SUMMER HOCKEY CAMP

The Summer Hockey Camp was another great success. Thanks to the hard work of all concerned, and special mention to Paul and Faye Sibley for the determination to organise it all, and the expertise to carry it through. (Geoff)
As well as making a decent profit, you have helped us show how good we are to our own youngsters and also to those who haven't yet joined. (Bob)

NEW SEASON - NEW PLAYERS WELCOME

Looking for a new hockey club? Just click on link to right to join, or contact geoff@wbhockey.co.uk or Martin 07768 526594 or Caz 07966 714567. 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 Notts Premier. 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 June and July (details below). Formal Club training starts from August (see diary section to right) - new players, just turn up at West Bridgford School, and the Juniors start from September 1st at Becket School at 9.00, (see junior page for details).

U14 Area champions

On a glorious sunny day we travelled to a beautiful part of Cheshire for the conclusion of our England Hockey competition. We played three very competitive games, starting with a draw against Lichfield, quickly followed by a match versus a very strong Telford side who had already beaten Chester 3-0. We went behind in the first half, but put the dogged Jack to mark their play-maker in the second half, Ollie and George duly took advantage to both score and we held on to a 2-1 victory.

Two hours enjoying the sunshine and cakes before our final match was perhaps not the best preparation for a game we needed to win against the hosts, who we’d lost to narrowly earlier on in the season. But the boys played brilliantly and went one up through Ollie, then Sam saved a flick before George scored again. Five very nervous minutes later Chester scored, but fortunately with only a minute to play, and we held on to win and become the area champions.

Every member of the squad played their part: resolute defending by Oscar, Reuben, Edward and Daniel; great midfield battles fought and won by George, Ollie, Rohan, Eddie and Jack; and Sam and Alex working well together up front to worry defences. Sam had a great day in goal and deservedly was voted man of the matches by his peers.

Thank you to Jonno for giving up his Sunday to umpire, and thank you to all the parents who supported the boys.

 

Sad loss of a club member and friend.

The Club is saddened to announce the death of Mark Gray on Monday 4 March. Mark, formally of Grantham HC, came across to Bridgford in his rather unreliable porshe, with goalkeeper Will, and played for the 5ths  and Vets for the last few seasons finishing at the end of April 2018. A strong defender, who gave everything in his tackling, and sometimes a little too much, and it always amazed the rest of the team that he never seemed to know what a green card meant or where he had to go, despite collecting them on a regular basis. Very much part of the banter, he will be sorely missed. Some of the 5ths players attended his wedding in July 2017, and our thoughts, love and prayers are with his wife Monika. Funeral is on 29 March in Grantham. Speak to Geoff Bail if you wish to attend.

Juniors Shine at County Tournament

Read the report here. 

 

Ladies Back to Hockey

Ladies Back to Hockey is now taking a summer break but will be back in September.  Look out for our Family Hockey Nights in July, details on here soon.

CLUB MEMBERS NEWS
Congratulations to Mike and Lyndsey Berry on their marriage on 22 Dec. Matt and Karen Alvey on birth of daughter Ada on 19 Dec. Rich and Lorna Bonsall on birth of son Samuel on 30 Dec.
Success at ladies Summer sixes at Lady bay

 West Bridgford A and B finish second and third in the Lady bay summer sixes. 


2nd Team Kit Sponsors

 

Many thanks to  Kate at Bee Clear Ltd - the new sponsors of the Ladies 2nd Team Kit. Congratulations to Robyn, Sophie and Laura and the other team members in getting their lovely new kit sponsored. Kate and Jason from Bee Clear were invited to a brief "thankyou" ceremony and to watch the victory over Boots Ladies. Cakes were also supplied for the Chairman, so the morning was a win win win for everyone (except Boots). Details of all our sponsors can be found on the FRIENDS page. Click here for slideshow.

Helen Wins Notts Sportsperson of the Year Award

Last night Helen Richardson Walsh was awarded the Nottinghamshire Sports Person of the Year. Bob and I were asked by Helen to collect it for her, which we did with great pride. Helen is a remarkable person and a great hockey player. She returned from serious injury in 2014 - 15 to win Gold in Rio, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few numbers - in case you aren't convinced - Youngest GB player to play in the Olympics (2000 in Sydney aged 18). 293 International caps, 45 International goals, shortlisted in 2010 for International Player of the Year, representing GB in 4 Olympic games, British Olympic Association Athlete of the Year 2009. And some colours - 2010 World Cup Bronze, 2011 EuroHockey Championship Bronze, 2012 Champions Trophy Silver, 2012 Olympic Games Bronze, 2013 World League Bronze, 2013  EuroHockey Championship Silver, 2015 EuroHockey Championship Gold, 2015 World League Gold, 2016 Olympic Games Gold. In my mind one of the greatest British athletes of all time.

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.

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.
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
 NEW SEASON DOCUMENTS
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
 NEW PLAYERS + TRAINING
Ladies Training:
Re-starts on TUESDAY - LADIES 1+2 6th August 2019 from 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY - LADIES 3+4+5 4th September 2019 7pm - 9pm
Men's Training
Adults re-starts Monday 5th August 7.30 sharp - 9.20. at WBS.

1sts and 2nds on Thursdays from 1 August 7.30pm by invitation.
ALL AT WB SCHOOL
Junior Boys and Girls - Sundays from 9.00, starts from 1 September AT BECKET SCHOOL. See Juniors page for more details.
 MOVEMBER
MOVEMBER Click the link
 Beer Festival Listing
BEER LIST Beer List
 SOCIAL EVENTS 2019/20
BEER FESTIVAL 14TH - 16TH NOV
 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
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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
3
2
2
25
18
11
Ladies1
6
2
2
2
13
15
8
Mens2
9
3
3
3
23
29
12
Ladies2
7
3
2
2
17
18
11
Mens3
Ladies3
6
2
0
4
7
21
6
Mens4
Ladies4
5
0
0
5
3
14
0
Mens5
3
3
1
13
5
6
Ladies6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ladies5
7
4
1
2
12
9
13
Mens6
Mens7
8
4
3
1
17
16
15
Mens8
7
2
0
5
13
29
6
Mens9
7
1
1
5
8
25
1
Mens10
8
0
0
8
3
30
-6
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

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