Stafford Fathoms 2014 / 2015

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As Captain of Stafford Fathom for this new hockey season of 2014 / 2015, I would like to welcome you all back and hope you all had a good and eventful summer and this is to inform you as captain of Stafford Fathoms for this season, of what will be happening in respect of the Stafford Fathom Team and I am hoping that you like me, are looking forward to getting back to playing hockey again for Stafford Fathoms and that you want to build & develop on what we achieved as a team last season.

First of all, please find attached Stafford Fathom Fixtures home & away for this season ( 2014 / 2015 ) for you to look at and digest. Anyhow before these fathom fixtures commence on Saturday 4th. October 2014, Stafford Fathoms have a friendly fathom fixture away to Bridgnorth Fathoms Re : a 2.30pm pushback on their grass pitch outside their clubhouse ( i.e. Bridgnorth Hockey Club, Victoria Road Bridgnorth WV16 4LB ) – Are you interested and available to play in this friendly game ? All players available to play in this game will need to meet at Stafford Hockey Club at 12.30pm prompt, in order to travel to Bridgnorth Hockey Club ( + I will need to know who will be available to drive and take players to this fixture / venue ).

Then on Saturday 4th. October 2014 it is Stafford fathom’s first fathom game of the new hockey season ( 2014 / 2015 ) and it is Away to Barlaston Fathoms and it is a 2pm pushback at Alleynes Sports Centre, Oulton Road, Stone Staffs ST15 8DR. Are you interested and available to play in this game ? All players available to play in this game will need to meet at Stafford Hockey Club at 1pm prompt in order to travel to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone ( + I will need to know who will be available to drive and take players to this fixture / venue ).

Currently arranging to book the Beaconside Astro Pitch on the following dates listed below, between 9.30am & 11.30am for Stafford Hockey Club Home Fathom Fixtures ( except for Saturday 17th. January 2015, Saturday 31st. January 2015, Saturday 28th. February 2015 & Saturday 14th. March 2015, please see below for explaination on this ) :

Saturday 11th. October 2014 ( Stafford Hockey Club Fathoms are at home to North Staffs Hockey Club Fathoms – Pushing Back at 10am ).

Saturday 25th. October 2014 ( Stafford Hockey Club Fathoms are at home to Cannock Hockey Club Fathoms- Pushing Back at 10am ).

Saturday 8th. November 2014 ( Stafford Hockey Club Fathoms are at home to Tamworth Hockey Club Fathoms- Pushing Back at 10am ).

Saturday 22nd. November 2014 ( Stafford Hockey Club Fathoms are at home to Aldridge & Walsall Hockey Club Fathoms- Pushing Back at 10am ).

Saturday 13th. December 2014 ( Stafford Hockey Club Fathoms are at home to Bridgnorth Hockey Club Fathoms- Pushing Back at 10am ).

Saturday 14th. February 2015 ( Stafford Hockey Club Fathoms are at home to Whitchurch Hockey Club Fathoms – Pushing Back at 10am ).

Saturday 21st. March 2015 ( Stafford Hockey Club Fathoms are at home to Bloxwich Hockey Club Fathoms – Pushing Back at 10am ).

+ 4 other Stafford Fathom Games which are down as home fixtures, are going to have to be played at Alleynes Sports Centre, Oulton Road, Stone Staffs ST15 8DR, as no astro slots available at Beaconside, Stafford on these dates Re : Stafford Hockey Ladies having the 10am, 11.30am & 2.30pm slots and these 4 dates of having to play at Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone are :

Saturday 17th. January 2014 : Hoping to book Pitch from 10.30am for a 11am push back Re : playing Barlaston Fathoms.

Saturday 31st. January 2014 : Hoping to book Pitch from 10.30am for a 11am push back Re : playing Old Wulfs Fathoms.

Saturday 28th. February 2014 : Hoping to book Pitch from 10.30am for a 11am push back Re : playing Ludlow Fathoms.

Saturday 14th. March 2014 : Hoping to book Pitch from 10.30am for a 11am push back Re : playing Stone Fathoms.

Hockey Match Fees for this new hockey season are £10 for Senior / Working Players & £5 for Juniors & Students / Unemployed and payment of match fees in the fathom team should be paid before the start of all Fathom Games ( home or away ) to myself as Captain of the side.

I think Annual Subs are the same as last year, so it would be very much appreciated if you could arrange to get this out of the way, by paying it as soon as you can and it can either be handed to me as Captain of the Fathoms or to a club official along with a completed membership form ( which is attached to this e mail ) and if you are paying your annual subs by cheque ( which I would recommend you do ) then it needs to be made payable to Stafford Hockey Club.

In order to try and improve on last season’s excellent achievements in the fathom’s it would assist me and Paul Rennie, as Stafford Fathom Vice Captain to know asap your availability or not to play in any of the Stafford Fathom Fixtures for 2014 / 2015 ( Home or Away and a text to my mobile number listed below in advance of these fathom games with your name and the dates you are available to play and the dates your not available to play and your assistance / cooperation in this matter, would be very much appreciated ) and if you are available to play in any of Stafford Fathom games this season, home or away, that you arrive on time for the meet time for them, especially for the journey’s to the away games and if you are struggling to make the dedicated meet time for each fathom game ( home or away ) that you text or call me asap on my mobile ( which is listed below ), as it helps me and Paul in the preparation & organisation of getting the Fathom Team together before start of the game at home and about the travelling arrangements to the away games.

If you want to improve and learn more about playing hockey then training is available for everyone to attend and participate in and is held on the Astro Pitch at Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford Re : details & times below and it is free of charge to all players who play every Saturday, as it is paid / financed from match fees collected from all teams who play on Saturday :

From 2nd September, Junior Training ( i.e. 11 to 16 years old ) will be held every Tuesday Night and it starts at 7.00pm and finishes at 8.00pm.

First and Second Team Training will also be held on every Tuesday Night and it commenced on Tuesday 26th. August and will be held on every Tuesday night from this date and it will start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.00pm and training for the rest of the Club will commence on Tuesday 2nd. September 2014 and will be held on every Tuesday Night after this date and it will start at 8.00pm and finish at 9.00pm.

With Stafford HC running six teams this year it is hoped as many players, old and new will make the effort to attend the above training sessions and if you wish to know more about these training sessions or anything else about playing for Stafford Hockey Club then please feel free to contact the Club at play@staffordhc.co.uk

As Friendly Fixtures start on the 6th September for Stafford 1st. 2nd & 3rd. Teams, it is important that as many players as possible come to training, as it will aid & assist in the selection of these teams by the Captains of these 3 teams and for all other future games by all 6 Captains in the club.

If you have any questions or wish to know more about Stafford Fathoms such as details about away fixtures or wish to know more about Stafford Hockey Club in general, then please feel free to e mail me back at your leisure and I will endeavour to answer your questions / queries as quickly and as accurately as possible, but I am hoping to hear back from you all soon, regarding your availability for the first couple of fathom games on Saturday 27th. September & Saturday 4th. October.

A few weeks ago my mobile phone reverted back on its own accord to factory settings and I unfortunately lost all my contact numbers, along with other stuff on my phone i.e. photos etc. so I would appreciate when you are replying to the above regarding your availability to play in Stafford’s first 2 fathom games of the season, if you could also include / provide me with your name, mobile number or landline number ( or both ) that I can contact you on regarding hockey / fathom matters + your e mail address.

Please feel free to pass this e mail onto anyone who you know who came along and played for Stafford Fathoms last season ( there were over 60 in total who played for Stafford Fathoms last season ) or someone you know, that might be interested in coming along and playing hockey on a Saturday for Stafford Hockey Club.

Many Thanks and look forward to seeing you all again soon, fit and raring to go, if not fit ( like myself ), then just raring to go,

John Sinclair
Stafford Fathom Captain for 2014 / 2015

Mobile No : 07966398190

E Mail Address : johnnysink@hotmail.co.uk

Friendly Fixtures for Septemeber 2014

Saturday 6th. September 2014

Stafford 1sts v Old Wulfs 1sts – Home – 1pm Pushback at Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford ST18 0AD.

Old Wulfs 2nds v Stafford 2nds – Away – 1.30pm Pushback at Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB.

Old Wulfs 3rds v Stafford 3rds – Away – 12 mid-day Pushback at Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB.

Saturday 13th. September 2014

Aldridge & Walsall 1sts v Stafford 1sts – Away – 12 Mid-Day Pushback at Wolverhampton University – Walsall Campus, Magdelene Road, Off Broadway, Walsall WS1 3BD.

Stafford 2nds v Aldridge & Walsall 2nds – Home – 1pm Pushback at Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford ST18 0AD.

Aldridge & Walsall 3rds v Stafford 3rds – Away – 3pm Pushback at Wolverhampton University – Walsall Campus, Magdelene Road, Off Broadway, Walsall WS1 3BD.

Stafford 4ths v Stafford 5ths – Home – 4pm Pushback at Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford ST18 0AD.

Saturday 20th. September 2014

Stafford 1sts v Buxton 1sts  – Home – 1pm Pushback at Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford ST18 0AD.

Buxton 2nds v Stafford 2nds – Away – 1.30pm Pushback at Buxton Community School SK17 9EA.

Stafford 3rds v Mansfield 2nds – Home – 4pm Pushback at Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford ST18 0AD.

Aldridge & Walsall 4ths v Stafford 4ths – Away – 1.30pm Pushback at Wolverhampton University – Walsall Campus, Magdelene Road, Off Broadway, Walsall WS1 3BD.

Bromsgrove 4ths v Stafford 5ths – Away  – 2.30pm Pushback at Trinity High School, Easemore Road, Redditch Worcestershire B98 8HB.

Saturday 27th. September 2014

Wednesbury 1sts v Stafford 1sts – Away – 2pm Pushback at Willenhall E Act Academy, Furzebank Way Willenhall WV12 4BD.

Stafford 2nds v Wednesbury 2nds – Home – 1pm Pushback at Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford ST18 0AD.

Wednesbury 3rds v Stafford 3rds – Away – 12 Mid-Day Pushback at Willenhall E Act Academy, Furzebank Way Willenhall WV12 4BD.

Stafford 4ths v Wednesbury 4ths – Home – 4pm Pushback at Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford ST18 0AD.

Whitchurch Fathoms v Stafford 5ths – Away – 3.30pm Pushback at Sir John Talbot School, Whitchurch Leisure Centre, SY13 2BY.

Bridgnorth Fathoms v Stafford Fathoms / Development Team  – Away – 2.30pm Pushback on Grass Pitch outside Bridgnorth Hockey Club, Victoria Road, Bridgnorth WV16 4LB.

 

Visit from past player

A goalkeeper from a few years back, Lindon Ball, is back over in Stafford from oz for a short visit and would like to join up with the players from past and present on Friday 26th September. As usual we will begin proceedings at the clubhouse, hope to see you all there.

Training

With the new season fast approaching, training is starting next week on the 26th August 2014, please note the following dates and times.

26th August – all senior players, training is from 7.30pm – 9.00pm, Staffs Uni Astro, Beaconside Sports Complex, Stafford.

From the 2nd September, Junior training will be every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.00pm,  First and Second team training will be from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and the session for the rest of the Club will be 8.00pm to 9.00pm.

Friendly fixtures start on the 6th September, it is important for as many players as possible to come to training over the next couple of weeks to aid selection for the Captains.

With Stafford HC running six teams this year, all players, old and new are most welcome, please just turn up to training or contact the Club at play@staffordhc.co.uk