BOY’S U18 CUP ROUND TWO

Just a quick note and date for your diaries.

Our under 18’s team has managed to get a free pass into the 2nd round of their competition.

Their first game will take place on Sunday 6th of October 2013. Unfortunately the game is AWAY but not too far away

 

Rugby and East Warwickshire   v  Stafford

 

Training starting

The last pre-season fitness session will be this Thursday at Beaconside at 7pm. Even if you haven’t been to the previous sessions, you would be most welcome.

Can you text me to let me know if you’re intending on coming so I’ve got an idea of numbers (07891017606).

Whole club training is starting next Tuesday (3rd September) at 8pm. The captains will be in touch regarding selection and match details sometime after training.

Buka

Fitness Thursday 22nd August

There is a fitness season at Beaconside Thursday evening (tonight) from 7pm.

I would like all players going to play 1sts and 2nds to try and make it down. But of course everyone is welcome!

No session next Tuesday as it’s the president’s game but there will be a session next Thursday.

Buka

Confirmation of Time & Venues for Friendly Fixtures in September 2013, December 2013 & January 2014

This is to let you know all about the friendly fixtures that have been sorted and confirmed for September 2013, December 2013 & January 2014 + any blank fixtures our 4 teams have during this coming season of 2013 / 2014 ( i.e. 1st. Team on Saturday 12th October 2013 ( Re : Home Fixture / Game ) & Saturday 25th. January 2014 ( Re : Away Fixture / Game ) & 4th. Team on Saturday 16th. November 2013 ( Re : Home Fixture / Game ) & Saturday 1st. March 2014 ( Re : Away Fixture / Game ) ). Stafford 2nd & 3rd. Teams don’t have any blank fixtures in their league fixtures for 2013 / 2014.

AS AT 18-08-2013, ONLY FREINDLY FIXTURE NOT SORTED / ARRANGED IS STAFFORD 1ST. TEAM ON SATURDAY 21ST. SEPTEMBER 2013.

Saturday 7th. September 2013 ( 1st & 2nd Teams Only ) :

Stafford 1sts at Home to North Staffs 2nds at Beaconside, Stafford at 1pm.

Stafford 2nds Away to North Staffs 3rds Re : 1.30pm push back at Newcastle Under Lyme School ST5 1 DB.

Saturday 14th. September 2013 ( 1st & 2nd Teams Only )

Stafford 1sts at Home to Stone 1sts. Re : 1pm pushback at Beaconside, Stafford.

Stafford 2nds. Away to Kidderminster 1sts. Re : 1.30pm push back at Stourport Sports Club.

Saturday 21st. September 2013 : ( 1st. 2nd & 3rd. Teams Only )

Stafford 1st. Team : As at 18-08-2013 currently do not have a friendly fixture for this date, I am currently searching really hard to obtain a friendly fixture for them on this date, preferably at Home at Beaconside at 1pm, but will accept an Away invitation if I receive one. However, if by Friday 13th. September 2013, my search unfortunately draws a blank fixture for Stafford 1st. Team, then Richard the only option left is to class it as a Training Game for Stafford 1st. Team at Beaconside, Stafford between 1pm & 2.30pm.

Stafford 2nds. Away to Old Shills 2nds. Re : 2:00pm pushback at Silhillians Club, Warwick Road, Copt Heath, Solihull, West Midlands B93 9LW.

Stafford 3rds. Home against Old Shills 3rds. Re : 4pm pushback at Beaconside, Stafford.

Saturday 28th. September 2013

Stafford 1sts. Away to Wednesbury 1sts. Re : 2:00pm push back at Willenhall Sports College, Furzebank Way, Willenhall WV12 4BD.

Stafford 2nds. at Home to Wednesbury 2nds. Re : 1pm push back at Beaconside, Stafford.

Stafford 3rds. Away to Wednesbury 3rds. Re : 3:30pm push back at Willenhall Sports College, Furzebank Way, Willenhall WV12 4BD.

Stafford 4ths. at Home to Wednesbury 4ths. Re : 4pm push back at Beaconside, Stafford.

Saturday 12th. October 2013 ( Blank Home fixture in Stafford 1st. Team League Fixtures )

Stafford 1sts. at Home to Edgbaston 1sts. Re : 1pm pushback at Beaconside, Stafford.

Saturday 16th. November 2013 ( Blank Home Fixture in Stafford 4th. Team League Fixtures )

Stafford 4ths. at Home to Bromsgrove 4ths. Re : 4pm pushback at Beaconside, Stafford.

Saturday 7th. December 2013 ( 2nd. & 3rd. Team Only, as 1st, 4ths & 5ths / Fathoms have League Fixtures / Fixtures on this date )

Stafford 2nds. at Home to Old Wulfs 2nds. Re : 1pm pushback at Beaconside, Stafford.

Stafford 3rds. Away to Tamworth 3rds. Re : pushback time to be confirmed at a later date by Tamworth HC, but it will be played at Queen Elizabeth Merican School, Upper Gungate, Tamworth Staffs B79 8AA.

Saturday 14th. December 2013

Stafford 1sts. at Home to Lemington Spa 1sts. Re : 1pm push back at Beaconside, Stafford.

Stafford 2nds. Away to Ludlow 2nds. Re : 1:30pm push back at Much Wenlock Leisure Centre, William Brookes School TF13 6NB.

Stafford 3rds. at Home to Old Wulfs 3rds. Re : 4:00pm push back at Beaconside, Stafford.

Stafford 4ths. have no friendly fixture on this date Re : Stafford 4th. Team Captain, Neil Jinks wishing / wanting Stafford 4th. Team to combine with Stafford 5th. Team / Fathom Team on this date, as Stafford 5th. Team / Fathoms have a Home fixture against Whitchurch Fathoms at 10am at Beaconside, Stafford on this date and if Stafford 4th. Team were to play a friendly on this date it would have to be away due to Stafford 1st. Team playing at Beaconside at 1pm and Stafford 3rd. Team playing at Beaconside at 4pm + it is close to Christmastime.

Saturday 21st. December 2013

As this date is 4 days away from Christmas Day, it is probably going to be just a Club Game at 1pm at Beaconside, Stafford for all players from Stafford’s 1st. Team, Stafford’s 2nd. Team, Stafford’s 3rd. Team, Stafford’s 4th. Team & Stafford’s 5th. Team / Fathoms, who wish to play / want a game to play in on this date and the 4pm slot at Beaconside, Stafford to be cancelled with Beaconside Sports Centre or offered to Stafford Ladies HC.

Saturday 4th. January 2014 ( 1st. 2nd & 3rd. Teams Only )

As at 18-08-2013, currently in talks with Old Shills HC Re : their 1st. 2nd. & 3rd. Teams playing Stafford 1st. 2nd. & 3rd. Teams in friendly fixtures on this date ( looking promising Re : e mail from Nick Oppenheimer of Old Shills HC on 13-08-2013 saying he will be consulting asap with Old Shill’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd Team Captains regarding playing friendly fixtures with Stafford HC on this date ). When I have more information, hopefully that Nick Oppenheimer of Old Shills HC has confirmed these fixtures on this date, I will first of all inform all Captains / Officials of Stafford HC ( Re : e mail or text to all concerned with time and venues ) and then secondly to post the time and venues to this site.

Saturday 11th. January 2014

Stafford 1sts. at Home to Wednesbury 1sts. Re : 1pm push back at Beaconside, Stafford.

Stafford 2nds. Away to Wednesbury 2nds. ( Time & Venue for this friendly fixture to be confirmed at a later date by Wednesbury HC ).

Stafford 3rds. at Home to Wednesbury 3rds. Re : 4pm push back at Beaconside, Stafford.

Stafford 4ths. Away to Wednesbury 4ths. ( Time & Venue for this friendly fixture to be confirmed at a later date by Wednesbury HC ).

Saturday 25th. January 2014 ( Blank Home Fixture in Stafford 1st. Team League Fixtures )

Stafford 1sts. Away to Edgbaston 1sts. ( Time & Venue for this friendly fixture to be confirmed at a later date to Stafford 1st. Team Captain, Richard Buka, as he sorted / organised this particular friendly fixture directly with Edgbaston HC.

Saturday 1st. March 2014 ( Blank Away Fixture in Stafford 4th. Team League Fixtures )

Stafford 4ths. Away to Bromsgrove 4ths. ( Time & Venue for this friendly fixture to be confirmed at a later date by Bromsgrove HC ).

Saturday 22nd. March 2014 ( 1sts , 4ths & 5ths / Fathoms have League Fixtures / Fixtures on this date )
Stafford 2nds. Away to Old Wulfs 2nds. ( pushback time to be confirmed at a later date by Old Wulfs HC, but it will be played at Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB.

Next Tuesday and hockey on TV

Dear all,

Fitness and club game

There will be a fitness session this Tuesday 20th August at 7pm at Beaconside followed by a club game at 7.30pm. the fitness sessions are very enjoyable and aimed at all levels if fitness; all are welcome!

There is also a session on Thursday at Beaconside at 7pm.

Hockey on TV

The Euro championships are being shown live on BBC red button and online for the coming week so catch some if you can!

Buka

Thursday fitness now at Beaconside

Dear all,

Thank you to all that turned up for the fitness session and the game last night, it was an excellent turn out.

Contrary to my previous message:

Fitness session this Thursday is at BEACONSIDE not the clubhouse, starting at 7pm. This is because Dave has measured the distances on the field and it makes it easier.

You don’t have to have come to the session tonight to attend and it’s aimed at all levels of fitness.

SECONDLY:

The pitch is still booked next Tuesday (20th August), so after the fitness session at 7pm there will be some hockey which will likely be some light training and some small sided games.

Buka

Men’s Masters Over 60s Cup & Trophy

Men’s Masters Over 60s Cup & Trophy
Format: Each competition is played on a straight knockout basis. Teams who enter the Cup and lose in their first match will be entered into the Trophy, guaranteeing two matches.

Cup Entry Criteria: Very few clubs can field a team of players over 60. Entry is based on “County” teams. Eligibility to play for a team is based on playing for a club in that county or living in the county. More than one team may enter from a county, or two or more counties may merge to form one team. All players must have attained the age of 60 years in 2014. The competition commences on 24th November and the finals are on 3rd/4th May.

Staffordshire have entered a team in this new competition and would like to know if anyone from Stafford HC would like to be considered for the team.

If you meet the criteria and are willing and available please let me know and I will pass on your details.

Fitness and club game Tuesday

There will be fitness training at Beaconside from 7pm on Tuesday 13th August followed by a club game. There will be a further session at the club on Thursday from 7pm.

For those wanting to do fitness, turn up before 7pm. For those just wanting the game, we will start around 7.30pm but it would be nice to see as many of you there for fitness as possible!

Let me know if you want to play- text me on 07891017606.

Thanks

Buka

Stafford Mens Fathoms / 5th. Team Fixtures for 2013 / 2014

Please find below the Fathom / 5th. Team Fixtures for 2013 / 2014, which have just been e mailed to me last nite. Shrewsbury & Barlaston from last season ( 2012 / 2013 ) have dropped out of the Fathom Fixtures but Aldridge have put a second ‘B’ Team in to play in this seasons ( 2013 / 2014 ) Fathom fixtures and I am hoping as Captain of the side for all Stafford Fathom Home Fixtures to be played at Beaconside at 10am ( but need to consult with Mary Moss of Stafford Ladies Hockey as I believe they require the 10am slot at Beaconside on 09-11-2013, 08-03-2014 & 22-03-2014 ) and also might need to switch the Whitchurch fixture, so that we play them away on 14-12-2013 & play them at home on 29-03-2014, as I think it is our end of season dinner on 29-03-2013, but checking this out at this moment in time, before trying to see if I can swop this particular fixture over with Whitchurch.
I would appreciate if people can start either texting me on 07966398190 or to e mail me with their availability for the first fathom game away to Cannock on Saturday 5th. October 2013, unfortunately at the moment I do not know what time the push back is, but I am guessing that the venue will be at Cannock Hockey Club, on one of their Astro pitches. As soon as I know the time & venue for this fixture, I will post it on here as quickly as possible.

05/10/2013 CANNOCK AWAY
12/10/2013 BRIDGNORTH HOME
19/10/2013 ALDRIDGE ‘A’ AWAY
26/10/2013 OLD WULFS HOME
02/11/2013 BLOXWICH AWAY
09/11/2013 WOLVERHAMPTON HOME
16/11/2013 NORTH STAFFS AWAY
23/11/2013 TAMWORTH AWAY
30/11/2013 ALDRIDGE ‘B’ HOME
07/12/2013 LUDLOW AWAY
14/12/2013 WHITCHURCH HOME

18/01/2014 CANNOCK HOME
25/01/2014 BRIDGNORTH AWAY
01/02/2014 ALDRIDGE ‘A’ HOME
08/02/2014 OLD WULFS AWAY
15/02/2014 BLOXWICH HOME
22/02/2014 WOLVERHAMPTON AWAY
01/03/2014 NORTH STAFFS HOME
08/03/2014 TAMWORTH HOME
15/03/2014 ALDRIDGE ‘B’ AWAY
22/03/2014 LUDLOW HOME
29/03/2014 WHITCHURCH AWAY

John Sinclair
Fathom / 5th.Team Captain
Mobile No : 07966398190
E Mail Address : johnnysink@hotmail.co.uk

Preseason fitness sessions to start Tuesday 13 th August, 7pm

Dear all,

We will be running some fitness sessions beginning on Tuesday 13th August from 7pm at Beaconside followed hopefully by some hockey. Please meet at around 6.50pm. We will also be running sessions on Thursday 15th, Tuesday 20th, Thursday 22nd, and Thursday 29th locations to be confirmed. (Tuesday 27th is the President’s game). The sessions will be aimed at all levels of fitness and all are welcome. I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

If you need any encouragement from the world of science, the benefits of exercise continue long after the exercise has finished.

Firstly, exercising increases your basal metabolic rate as it increases the number of mitochondria in your cells (the machines that manufacture energy). All this protects against obesity, diabetes (you can get that even if you’re thin), and liver disease.

Secondly, exercise is prescribed as a treatment for mild depression as it stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s “happy chemicals”. So if you’re feeling a bit down because it’s the close season, then this could really help!

Buka (1st team captain and all round geek)

07891017606