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Team Opponents Date
Men1  Repton: WBS 24/04 @ 13:30
Ladies1  Beeston 4: Highfields 17/10 @ 12.00
Mens2  Beeston 3s: Beeston 17/04 @ 13:15
Ladies2  Trent Uni 2: WBS 31/10 @ 10.00
Mens3  Beeston: WB School 15/05 @ 13.30
Ladies3  North Notts 3: Becket 10/10 @ 9.00
Mens4  Beeston: WB School 15/05 @ 13.30
Ladies4  Trent Vale 1: Fernwood School 17/10 @ 10.00
Mens5  South Notts 1's: WBS 22/05 @ 1.30pm
Mens6  Beeston Away: Beeston 22/05 @ TBC
Mens7  TBC: TBC 22/05 @ TBC
Mens8  Players B Team: Beeston Hockey Club 08/05 @ 13:00
Mens9  Development XI Game: Becket School 08/05 @ 2.00

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 Stratford 1s
17/10/2020
5-2
Ladies1 UoN 3
24/10/2020
1-1
Mens2 Harborne 2s
24/10/2020
2-4
Ladies2 North Notts 2
24/10/2020
1-5
Mens3 Players HC
17/04/2021
4-3
Ladies3 Ashfield Aztecs 2
24/10/2020
0-1
Mens4 Derwent 2
24/10/2020
1-4
Ladies4 Trent Vale 1
17/10/2020
2-3
Mens5
Ladies5 Trent Vale 1s
05/12/2020
0-6
Mens6
Mens7
19/12/2020
Mens8
Mens9
Mens10
Mixed
U18
WBHC AGM 2021

We will be holding our AGM on Thursday 13th May at 8pm via Zoom. You will find meeting details and the meeting agenda on your members page a day or so before the meeting.

Farewell to Steve Bean - & Funeral Details
 Steve's funeral is to be held at 1.15pm on Thursday 22nd April at Bramcote Crematorium. Unfortunately, due to Covid, numbers are restricted for attendance at the actual service to invitation only. Anyone wishing to pay their respects is allowed to do so standing outside the building (socially distanced) on the day. Family flowers only. The service will be available to view via an internet link for up to 7 days after.
https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view
Login / Order ID: 91890
Password: nbhyemzb
Optional for those attending to wear a Club shirt and raise a stick to Steve on the day.
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 It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Steve Bean on Sunday 4th April. Steve was a Club stalwart of over 40 years. He bravely battled against cancer since diagnosis in November 2017 and, in typical Beany fashion, fought right to the very end - his fourth grandchild (third grandson) baby Ted was born last Thursday.  
Steve joined WBHC in the late 70's and was a main stay of the 2nd team for many seasons at left back as well as playing for the 1st team in that period. He has carried out a number of roles within the Club which have included - 
3rd team skipper for 5 seasons 91/92 to 95/96
6th team skipper for 4 seasons 00/01 to 03/04
Club President 1995
Club umpire 
Steve brought an enthusiasm that was second to none to all of these roles. As a captain, he led by example both on & off the pitch, constantly encouraging - never criticising. He was instrumental in the progression of so many of our juniors up through the teams. He always made time for socialising after the game in the bar and was instantly recognisable through possessing the finest moustache ever witnessed at the Club ! He was also a highly proficient tennis player with, as you would expect, a keen interest in all sports.    
 
His love for the game of hockey and the Club remained undiminished throughout his years of membership but this never outshone his greatest love - which was for his wife Sue & their family.
 
On a personal note - I first met Steve when I joined the Club in 1986. He was always there with advice and support during my years of involvement with our 1st team. His interest in how the team was performing never abated even after his retirement from playing. I will forever be in his debt for his words of wisdom and friendship.
 
He will be greatly missed at the Club but always remembered as a true Club man.  
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Sue, his son Rob and daughter Joanna.  
 
Doug Stuart    
Hockey Restarts!

Great news that we can restart hockey from the end of March. In practice, we are starting up most of what we are doing after the Easter weekend, the exception being Walking Hockey, which starts up on March 31st.

The activities that are planned at present are Walking Hockey, Back to Hockey, midweek Girls Training, Sunday Juniors, Saturday Adult (friendly) Fixtures. Details will be published as we have them, booking each session you want to attend is still required.

All leagues and competitions have been cancelled for this season although there will (we hope) be the usual summer activiites.

I have put the first few events on the website to book, more to follow!

COVID HARDSHIP FUND

Please log in to your members page to see details.

Juniors

It was great to see everyone back yesterday. Sessions for the Christmas period will take place on the following days:

Dec 13th, 20th, Jan 3rd, ie we just miss Dec 27th, all usual timings.

Don't forget that we always welcome new members, get in touch with me for more information.

Bob Douglas 07738 762897, bob@wbhockey.co.uk

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

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 07305 463698 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. Formal Club training starts from August (subject to Covid) - 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. 

 

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WBHC COVID DOCUMENTS 
MATCHDAY PROTOCOL
PLAYING GUIDE
RISK ASSESSMENT WBS
RISK ASSESSMENT BECKET
FIRST AID PROCEDURE
 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 8th Sept 2020from 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY - LADIES 3+4+5 from 2nd Sept 2020 7pm - 9pm
Men's Training
Adults re-starts Monday 7th Sept 7.45 sharp - 9.20. at WBS.

1sts and 2nds on Thursdays from 4 Sept 7.30pm by invitation.
ALL AT WB SCHOOL - NEED TO REGISTER ATTENDANCE VIA WEBSITE
Junior Boys and Girls - Sundays from 9.00, starts from 13 September AT BECKET SCHOOL. See Juniors page for more details.
 SOCIAL EVENTS 2021/22
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
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
3
2
0
1
11
13
6
Ladies1
5
3
2
0
13
7
11
Mens2
4
3
0
1
12
6
9
Ladies2
3
1
1
1
13
9
4
Mens3
Ladies3
4
2
0
2
4
2
6
Mens4
Ladies4
4
1
1
2
10
6
4
Mens5
Ladies5
5
0
0
5
0
35
0
Mens6
Mens7
4
1
0
3
3
30
3
Mens8
4
1
0
3
3
9
3
Mens9
Mens10
Mixed
U18

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