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Team Opponents Date
Mens1  Litchfield: Eastern Av. 29/09 @ 1:25 pm
Ladies1  SBU: WBS 22/09 @ 10.30
Mens2  Litchfield: WBS 29/09 @ 1:30pm
Ladies2  Players: West Bridgford 08/09 @ 10:30
Mens3  Mansfield: Kingsway Park 29/09 @ 2pm
Mens4  Players 3: WBS 29/09 @ 3pm
Mens5  BELPER 4: BM 29/09 @ 4pm
Mens6  Boots 4's: WBS 29/09 @ 12:00
Mens7  Newark 3: Magnus NG24 4AB 29/09 @ 3.30pm
Mens8  Belper 5: Becket 29/09 @ 3.30
Mens9  NO GAME !: 29/09 @
Mens10  Ashby 4: BECKET SCHOOL 29/09 @ 14:00

Death of Roland Price

We are sorry to announce the recent death of Life Member, Roland Price. Roland has been suffering from ill health for a number of years and our thoughts are with his family.

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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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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

 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
Ladies1 Loughborough
15/09/2018
3-7
Mens2
Ladies2 Newark (Friendly)
01/09/2018
0-8
Mens3
Ladies3 Notts Uni 3s
16/03/2019
1-2
Mens4 Yardley 1
22/09/2018
4-5
Ladies4 Trent Vale
24/03/2018
1-0
Mens5 South Notts 2
08/09/2018
5-3
Mens6
Ladies6 Aztecs lll
06/01/2018
3-0
Mens7 WB 6 (friendly)
22/09/2018
0-4
Mens8
Mens9
Mens10
U18 Boys
U16 Boys
U14 Boys
Mens VETS
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.

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 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
TBA
 SOCIAL EVENTS 2018/19
TBA
 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
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ladies1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ladies2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ladies3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ladies4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ladies5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ladies6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mens10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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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