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Sat 8th December Men
Game 1 - 11am Meet - Players from 3,4,5,6 - Bring both shirts.
Game 2 - 12:45 Meet for 1pm - Players from 7,8,9,10 - Bring both shirts.
Game 3 -2:15pm for 2:30pm - Bobs development game.
Anyone not playing - we need umpires and the bar is open from lunchtime, plus teas are being provided for all players so please come to the clubhouse after your game.
Sun 9th 12:30 start
Mens' 2nd XI - Cup Game Vs Hull - Come on down to support!
Game 1 - 10:30 - 12pm - Ladies Development Game
Game 2 - 12 - 1:30pm - Mens 1,2,3s.
Game 3 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm - Other mens + Junior development.
Again anyone not playing - we need umpires and the bar is open from lunchtime and again players will get teas so all are expected to come to the clubhouse after they've played.
Sun 16th Everyone
Junior Training at Beckett School -
Games for the last session of the year so if you fancy coming along to play with the juniors please let Phil Elliott know. Run a mile for Mind - come and run a mile, walk a mile, 5 laps of the pitch and donate to our chosen charity partner - Mind - parents - partners - non-hockey players, children all welcome so please contact Sarah Aaron for more details and come on down to Beckett school.
Boxing Day - Derek is organising this year. Let him know your intentions. It will be an 11.30 start with a beer and a nibble afterwards.
Sat 22nd and 29th Dec
Let's mix things up!!! We are looking for demand to run a couple of mixed games on these dates, Santa's Vs Elves - Red Vs Green. So if you want to be involved please let Geoff / Sibbo or Liz Taylder know and we will organise it. We will need a couple of skippers, GKs, umpires and 20+ players. Games will be 2:30pm - 4pm with the bar open from 2pm, some background Christmas tunes and there will be a festive fuddle of food as well - rumours of mulled wine are false!.
There will be a junior development game before hand on both dates so if you want to play with the juniors then let Bob know. We are also looking for raffle prize donations for the end of season tournament day.
STEPTOBER - who is the fittest?
Well done Suzy.
Success at ladies Summer sixes at Lady bay
West Bridgford A and B finish second and third in the Lady bay summer sixes.
Ladies Back to Hockey
Our ladies Back to Hockey restarts for the Autumn this coming Wednesday, Sept 5th, at WB School, from 6.30 to 7.30. Don't worry if you haven't played for a while, that's the whole point of it! We'd love to see you give it a go over the next week or so.
nb Please come changed as we don't open our changing facilities beforehand.
Bob Douglas, Organiser, tel 07738 762897, email@example.com for more information
Juniors Now Up and Running
Sunday Junior Coaching is now up and running, see Juniors Page for details of revised timings, etc.
NEW SEASON - NEW PLAYERS WELCOME
Looking for a new hockey club? Just click on link to right to join, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Martin 07768 526594 or Liz 07887 768665. We run 10 mens sides and 6 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 July and August (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 2nd at Becket School at 9.00, (see junior page for details).
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!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for other info
NEW SEASON DOCUMENTS
Availabilities - please use your members record for this. Bobs 2018 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 7th August 2018 from 7pm Men's Training Adults re-starts Monday 6 August 7.30 sharp - 9.20. at WBS.
1sts and 2nds on Thursdays from 2 August 7.30pm by invitation.
Junior Boys and Girls - Sundays from 9.00, starts from 2 September AT BECKET SCHOOL. See Juniors page for more details.
AGM - 2019
SOCIAL EVENTS 2018/19
2nd Feb – Quiz with a Chilli 2
7/8/9 March – Beer Festival 2
13 April – End of Season Tournament
27 April – End of Season Dinner
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 .