Presidents Game, SGM and End of Season Presentation

Presidents Game
To finish the season we play a President’s XI vs a Chairman’s XI. This club game is open to all club members and is a celebration of the season and the players that have played throughout the season.
If anyone wishes to play in the game, please get in contact with Mav either by text (07730 600 687) or email (richard_john_bendall@yahoo.co.uk) and the teams will be organised from those who get in contact.
Meet time will be 11.45am.

SGM
At 2pm we will hold the Special Annual Meeting which all members are invited and advised to attend as its an important meeting to elect new members of the club. It is also chance to discuss any information in regards to the hockey section and its development.

End of Season Presentation Dinner
Tickets for this event will be £10 and will include a delicious curry dinner (poppadoms included), dress code for this event is to be smart (shirt and tie). Make sure to book your place with your respective captains. The evening will be starting at 7pm.

Spring football

Hi all,

Football will be starting Tuesday 22nd April at 6.30 on the grass at the club not tomorrow as discussed with some of you.

Bring as many friends as you want!

See you next week.

Buka

BEER FESTIVAL STARTS TONIGHT 7PM

Beer festival starts tonight at 7 pm. We have LIVE music and BBQ as well as 19 ales and 9 ciders.

The festival continues on Friday at 2 pm with more BBQ, Beers and LIVE music. Friday is always a very popular evening and a highlight of the year at the clubhouse.

Saturday is the day of the hockey festival which starts at 10 am. 18 teams will be wearing their chosen kits and take on teams from all over the area. BBQ will again be cooking BBQ favorites. We also have Mr Simm’s visiting with a selection on sugary treats as well as a cool milk shakes from our sponsors. We will have LIVE music again in the evening and of course the various ales on offer.

See you all there guys. If you can help out with raffle prizes that would be great.

Stafford Touch Rugby Festival

Stafford HC Mens and Ladies have been invited to take part in a Mixed Touch Rugby Festival on the 26th May at Stafford Rugby Club

Squad of 10 with 6 in team (min 2 men and 2 ladies on the pitch at anyone time) – all games are non contact and no previous experience is necessary!

So those who are fleet of foot and have those snake hips or just fancy trying something new with an odd shaped ball please let me know as it would be great to put a team in

Please show your support for this event as I know many members of Stafford RUFC are coming down over the coming days to support our Beer Festival

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Match Report for Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Game for Saturday 5th. April‏

Can I take this opportunity as Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Captain to thank everyone who played their part this season ( 2013 / 2014 ) in making this a season to remember for Stafford Fathoms / 5th Team ( Re : Team played 18 Fathom Games between Saturday 5th. October 2013 & Saturday 5th. April 2014, 12 of them were Won, 2 were Drawn & 4 were Lost & 40 goals were scored & 18 goals conceded in the process, with Paul Rennie the Vice Captain of the Team playing in all of these 18 Fathom Games ) either by playing, umpiring and going in goals when needed and driving to away games & for Amy down the club doing the teas down the club after home games and I hope to see you all who played apart of the Stafford Fathoms / 5th. Team coming back in September to carry on the good work of this season.

Plus in the meantime it would be nice / great to see you popping along some time this Saturday ( 12th. April ) to the Hockey Festival Tournament which is on the grass pitches outside our Hockey Club which commences at 10am and will finish around 5pm and if you are a Junior Player and still at school, then there is a mixed game with Stafford Ladies Juniors on the grass outside our clubhouse Re : 1pm pushback on this day, which you are cordially invited to come along and play in ( However, can you please e mail or text me back before next Saturday to let me know that you will be there before 1pm for this game this Saturday ( 12th. April ) – Thanks ).

Plus, it would be great / fantastic if you could make the End of Season Meal on Saturday 26th. April, so can you e mail me back at your earliest convenience to inform me whether or not you are able / wanting to attend / buy a ticket for this End of Season Meal on Saturday 26th. April, which will commence at 7.30pm on this date and the dress code for this event is smart but casual therefore jacket & tie if poss ( but tie can be jazzie / flambouyant – if you wish, but definitely no jeans or trainers or hoddies to be worn for this event unless you provide a doctor’s note, but not from Stafford 1st. Team Captain : Richard Buka ).

Match Report for Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Game on Saturday 5th. April 2014.

Fixture : Bridgnorth Fathoms v Stafford Fathoms / 5th. Team
Venue : On Grass Pitch outside Bridgnorth Hockey Club ( Victoria Road,Bridgnorth WV16 4 LB )
Push-Back : 2.20pm
Score : 1-0 ( H/T 0-0 ) ( Won )

Scorers : Jamie Ferguson

MOM : Kyle Rennie
( Nominated by John Sinclair as Stafford Fathom Captain )

Guest Spectator : Dennis Wall
( As President of the Club, travelled with Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Vice Captain, Paul Rennie to watch Stafford Fathom Game at Bridgnorth & to meet up with a player, John Moore, who he use to play with a number of years ago at Stafford, but now lives in Bridgnorth & occassionally watches Bridgnorth Hockey Games ).

Umpires : N/A

Stafford Fathom Team / 5th. Team ( 14 players ) :
Neil Jinks ( GK )( drove certain team members to Bridgnorth ), Paul Rennie ( drove certain team members to Bridgnorth), Kyle Rennie, Daniel Rennie, Jamie Ferguson ( went direct to Bridgnorth ), Dan Wheawall, Matthew Till, Tyler Murray, Harry Coltman, Rob Peatfield ( drove certain team members to Bridgnorth ), Taran Bassie, Peter Chiu ( drove certain team members to Bridgnorth ), Jack Fudger & John Sinclair ( Re : 15 minute run out at end of game ).

If you wish or want to know how this game went, then please e mail Dan Wheawall on milkybarkid90@hotmail.com or text him on 07807586221 for run down on this game, especially how Stafford came in at half-time nil-nil, when even Bridgnorth players commented at this stage of the game that Stafford should be leading by 3 or more goals & Neil Jinks in goals for Stafford not even touching the ball in this half.

Man of the Match was awarded to young Kyle Rennie by Stafford Fathom Captain, John Sinclair who was watching the majority of this game on the sidelines, but when he came on 15 minutes before the end of the game for Peter Chiu, the deadlock was broken as Jamie Ferguson scored the only goal of the game for Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team ( after numerous chances to score before this ) as Stafford ran out worthy winners by this solitary goal.

The game was played by both teams in the right spirit & the hospitality afterwards provided by Bridgnorth was as last time, fantastic / superb and that was why Stafford were willing to play Bridgnorth Fathoms again, when the game on Saturday 25th. January was curtailed due to severe weather conditions ( i.e. hailstorm, thunder & lightening ).

Plus it was great to see an ex-player, Logic who lives near Bridgnorth Hockey Club and use to play in goals for certain Stafford Hockey Teams up until a few seasons ago, pop along yesterday to say hello and to watch the second half of this Fathom Game at Bridgnorth and to have a drink afterwards with everyone in Bridgnorth’s clubhouse.

John Sinclair

Stafford Fathom / 5th. Team Captain

Mobile No : 07966398190

E Mail Address : johnnysink@hotmail.co.uk

Stafford Fathom Team for this Saturday ( 5th. April ) Away to Bridgnorth Fathoms Re : 12 Mid-Day meet for 2:15pm pushback on Grass Pitch at Bridgnorth‏

Please find below Stafford Fathom Team to play their final game of the season this Saturday ( 5th. April ) Away to Bridgnorth Fathoms Re : 2:15pm pushback on Grass Pitch outside Bridgnorth’s Clubhouse ( Victoria Road, Bridgnorth WV16 4ER )

( If you require Bridgnorth’s Hockey Club address texting to you, please let me know by text to let me know this & I will text it to your mobile tomorrow morning, as unfortunately I am not contactable this afternoon / to-nite ).

All players listed below ( except for the ones who have already informed me that they are going direct to Bridgnorth ) to meet at 12 mid-day tomorrow ( Saturday 5th. April ) at Stafford Hockey Club for journey to Bridgnorth ( Re : 2:15pm pushback ).

1. Peter Chiu ( G/K ) ( Neil Jinks providing Goalkeeping Kit ) ( Possible Driver )
2. Taran Bassie
3. Paul Rennie ( Driver )
4. Kyle Rennie
5. Daniel Rennie
6. Jack Fudger
7. Rob Peatfield ( Driver )
8. Neil Jinks ( Possible Driver )
9. Dan Wheawall ( Possible Driver )
10. Tyler Murray
11. Jamie Ferguson ( Going Direct to Bridgnorth )
12. Matthew Till
13. John Sinclair

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Extra Special Guest Spectator ( Re : supporting / watching Stafford Fathoms play at Bridgnorth )

Thanks & see you all listed above tomorrow at 12
( Re : my first outing in over 6 weeks ( some say have I played at all this season !!! ( lol ) ) ).

John Sinclair

Mobile No : 07966398190

E Mail Address : johnnysink@hotmail.co.uk