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Team Opponents Date
Men1  Boots: Ladybay 02/04 @ 1.45
Ladies1  Boots 2: WBS 02/04 @ 10.30
Mens2  Loughborough Town 2s: West Bridgford School 22/01 @ 12:00
Ladies2  Aztecs 1: Kingsway Park 02/04 @ 10.30
Mens3  Belper: Belper 05/03 @ 1700
Ladies3  Trent Vale: WBS 02/04 @ 9.00
Mens4  WB6: Becket 23/04 @ 12.10
Mens5  Players 2: WBS 02/04 @ 12:00
Ladies5  South Notts 1: Becket 02/04 @ 12.15
Mens6  Interclub: Becket 23/04 @ 11.20am
Mens8  9ths : Boots Ground 02/04 @ 15:15

RESULTS OF THE WBHC MAY OLYMPICS

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
 Latest Match Results                           [fixtures]
Team Opposition Date Score
Report
Men1 Notts Uni
26/03/2022
2-1
Ladies1 SBU 1
26/03/2022
1-3
Mens2 Repton
22/01/2022
9-1
Ladies2 Notts Uni 3
26/03/2022
0-12
Mens3 Barton
05/03/2022
3-2
Ladies3 Beeston 7
26/03/2022
0-5
Mens4 Newark 2
02/04/2022
0-0
Ladies4 Woodthorpe 1
26/03/2022
0-1
Mens5 Nottingham4
19/03/2022
2-1
Ladies5 Redhill 3
26/03/2022
1-0
Mens6 North Notts 2
26/03/2022
1-4
Mens7 -
02/04/2022
-
Mens8 Derwent
12/03/2022
2-1
Mens9 South Nottingham
15/01/2022
2-0
Mens10
Mixed
U18
AGM 5th May 2022

You will find the agenda and last years minutes on your members page.

7 for 7:15pm.

The beers are Butcombe Gold and Ossett Silver King so plenty to drink on the night (and there should be some to take away at the end of the night at £1.60 per pint)

DINNER DANCE 2022

Saturday 30th April - 7-15 to late.

The Derek Randall Suite Trent Bridge

BEER FESTIVAL THANKS

Many thanks must go to Derek for a fabulous final "Derek's" Beer Festival. The range of ales provided was brilliant and much admired particularly by the 8th team who deserve a special mention for their determination to sample as many as possible in the interests of scientific study. Thanks must also go to all the members who helped behind the bar. End of an era... please make sure you are at the EOS so we can thank Derek in style.

Bissie's Reef Article

Please read this article about the Bissie Reef. Click this link

Lovely words from Sharon:

“The reefs represent a new beginning and so Bissie’s sad and untimely death is not the end but the start of something that will be there long after we have all gone. “It also represents her commitment as an environmentalist. “It is truly special.”

Reef Raffle update - 12 reefs for Bissie

Thank you to those who bought raffle prizes. The raffle made £2000 and as a result we have been able to buy 12 reef scapers for Bissies Reef. Thanks to those who donated prizes, and specifically to Faye for organising and Sharon for having the onerous task of going out to arrange the reef purchase - someone had to do it!

Over 50s - We Win Again!

Well done over 50s Men. A fabulous down to the wire win against Litchfield propels us into the last 8 in the Plate. 1 - 1 (Jez Dixon) at full time, Bridgford go through on sudden death strokes (no jokes!) with Ebsworth and Worsley holding their nerve after the first round ended 4 -4. 

Restart in 2022!

All training and coaching - ie Juniors, Ladies, Men, Walking Hockey and Back to Hockey - has restarted.

Juniors - see Juniors page for details

Mens/Ladies Training - see next column for times

Back to Hockey 7.00 to 8.00, Walking Hockey 8.00 to 9.00, both every Wednesday

Coffee Morning

We raised £424!

Thanks to everyone who came along and contributed, it was a fantastic effort to support the Trussell Trust  by our junior parents at our charity coffee morning. A big thank you to all involved, we were blown away with the generosity.  In addition £424 was raised for Trussell Trust by selling drinks and cakes donated by parents.

Earlier .....

This morning we are holding our annual juniors' coffee morning. Our chosen charity this year is the Trussel Trust (www.trusselltrust.org) and we are hoping to raise lots of money to donate to them. We are also collecting food doantions for the local Clifton branch. all donations very welcome but do have a look at their website to see what they particularly need. Do come along for a (socially distanced) chat, coffee and cake, have a look at our brilliant juniors (and coaches!) and empty your pockets in aid of a fantastic and, sadly very necessary, charity.

Brilliant beer festival

 Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to those who helped. It was a great success we ran out at 10.30 Saturday night !! (Derek).

Members: please thank Derek for his enormous efforts in getting the Festival organised and run so successfully. It brought a lot of pleasure to many people, not just for the beer, which brought a few Sunday headaches, but the great atmosphere and friendship which the Club has neen missing in recent times. (Geoff)

New Hockey Kit

Playing shirts are available via your captain. All the other additional kit such as shorts, skorts, gillets are available from Mick Hart, please look at the latest catalogue via the KIT BUTTON to your right.

Training at WB School

To try to make better use of our pitch bookings, we will be triallings some amended timings, starting Weds, Oct 13th. These are as follows:

Girls training - 6.30 to 7.30

Back to Hockey - 7.00 to 8.00

Ladies training - 7.30 to 9.00

Walking Hockey - 8.00 to 9.00

COVID HARDSHIP FUND

Please log in to your members page to see details.

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, bob@wbhockey.co.uk

NEW SEASON - NEW PLAYERS WELCOME

 Looking for a new hockey club, or just moved into the area? Just click on link to right to join, or contact geoff@wbhockey.co.uk, 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.
 
 
Regards,
Michael, Pip, Samantha & Rebecca.
CLUB AGM

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.

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

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WBHC COVID DOCUMENTS 
MATCHDAY PROTOCOL
PLAYING GUIDE
RISK ASSESSMENT WBS
RISK ASSESSMENT BECKET
FIRST AID PROCEDURE
 

 Order Club Kit
The shop for Club Kit other than playing shirts is here. KIT
 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 - 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY - LADIES 3+4+5 - 7.30pm - 9pm
Men's Training
Adults - 7.45 sharp - 9.20. at WBS.

1sts and 2nds on Thursdays by invitation.
ALL AT WB SCHOOL
Junior Boys and Girls - Sundays from 9.00, starts from 13 September AT BECKET SCHOOL. See Juniors page for more details.
 END OF SEASON TOURNAMENT
23rd April 2022- tell your captain you want to play.
 SOCIAL EVENTS 2021/22
DINNER DANCE 30th April 2022
    
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
Men1
16
7
5
4
36
28
26
Ladies1
20
15
1
4
76
25
46
Mens2
11
4
2
6
29
52
14
Ladies2
20
5
0
15
33
93
15
Mens3
5
Ladies3
18
14
2
2
63
23
44
Mens4
Ladies4
20
3
1
16
14
65
10
Mens5
Ladies5
23
8
3
12
41
88
20
Mens6
Mens7
22
3
1
18
24
114
10
Mens8
16
2
1
14
8
107
1
Mens9
Mens10
Mixed
U18

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