Election of Club Officers for 2013-14

The annual Hockey Section SGM was held today, where the following members were elected to undertake roles during the 2013-14 season.

Club Officers
Chairman, Dave Parr
Secretary, John Sutton
Treasurer, Richard Bendall
Fixture Secretary, John Sinclair
Team Secretary, Richard Bendall
Welfare Officer, Carl Franklin

Team Captains
First XI, Richard Buka
Second XI, Gareth Minton
Third XI, Jamie Ferguson
Fourth XI, Neil Jinks
Fifth XI, John Sinclair
Veterans, Jamie Ferguson
Summer League, Giles Rowden and Jamie Ferguson

Committee Members
(in addition to the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Fixture Secretary and First XI Captain)
Dan Howe, Mike Wymer, Andy Barnett, Paul Grimes

Ken Wain Memorial
Congratulations and thanks are once again due to Dan Howe, who was awarded the Ken Wain trophy for the second consecutive year.

Thank you to all of those members who attended the meeting.

Beer Festival

The bar will be open from 3.00pm today for anyone who would like to sample whats on offer and later on this evening there is entertainment on which will be provided by Richard Buka’s band.

The hockey tournament is on tomorrow so can all members make sure that they are at the clubhouse for 9.00am to help set everything up.

See you all there!!


Revised Time For SGM – 20.04.13

Because of the Save Stafford Hospital Walk, the Hockey Section has modified its plans for Saturday 20 April.

The President’s game has been cancelled and will be played later in the Summer.

The SGM will go ahead on Saturday 20 April, but at 12.30 pm at the Club.

Any members wishing to go on the Walk will have time after the meeting to go to the Market Square for the start


Please Support Stafford Hospital

Stafford Hospital needs your support to help prevent the downgrading or closure of many of its acute services. You can visit http://www.supportstaffordhospital.co.uk to find out more information and sign the online petition.

The benefits in having a fully operational local hospital with an A&E department are invaluable – just ask any hockey player. Our home pitch at Beaconside is less than a 2 minute drive from Stafford Hospital, meaning that any player who is unfortunate enough to get injured can be receiving professional emergency treatment very quickly at a time when they may need it most.

The proposal is to close acute services at Stafford Hospital, which will affect critical care, accident & emergency, and maternity departments. Please sign the online petition here in an attempt to help save these essential hospital services.

As well as signing the online petition, you can also visit the campaign shop in the Guildhall Shopping Centre (where Carphone Warehouse used to be, opposite HMV and the former JJB Sports) to find out more. There is also a public march taking place from the Market Square to the Hospital grounds on Saturday 20th April at 2pm.

You can download a poster here to show your support for this campaign, or access template letters to send to those who can make a difference. Above all, please take a moment to sign the petition. Hockey can be a dangerous sport, so let’s make sure we do all we can to keep our local hospital open just in case we should ever need it!