Transfer Window 1 01/11/2014 – 07/11/2014

Here are the new groups for the transfer window that opens at midnight on the 1st November
Transfer Window Player Groups

Transfer FAQ
You can transfer up to your entire 11 man squad per transfer window; transfers can be made only during transfer windows and must be completed before the deadline. If possible I would appreciate an email confirmation of any transfers you are looking to make. For emailed transfers the email received time is taken as when the request was submitted.
• Each transfer will cost £1. .
• Any transfers you make will become active after that window ends.
• All Transfers must comply with original rules – New player group lists will be provided, the week before the window.

You will notice on the new player lists that certain players have moved bands; this may affect how you wish to use the transfer window.
Your original squad had 3 Midfielders from the first band and 1 from the second band; however that last Midfielder has now been placed in the first band as well.
• If you make no transfers your team will remain as is, and will continue to score points you are not required to make amendments to revert back to the max of three players per band,
• If you make transfers but do not transfer out your four midfielders, you can make changes as you please but will not be able to transfer anyone else in from the first Band.
• If you make transfers including transferring out one or more of the four midfielders, you will only be able to transfer in players from the first Band up to the original limit of three players, i.e. if you transfer out 1 of the midfielders you will not be able to transfer in anyone from the first band as the other three will fill those spots, transfer out 2 midfielders and you can transfer in one player from first band and so on.
If you have any queries, please feel free to email me / speak to me and I will help as quickly as possible.
Any suggestions for additional information that might be useful also welcome.

Fred Imm

Fred Imm   Long time member and Honorary Life Member died this week at age of 98. Funeral at St.Paul’s Church on Tuesday 4th November at 3.00pm

Stafford Fathoms Match Report from Saturday 25th. October 2015 Re : Stafford Fathoms v Cannock Fathoms.

Date : Saturday 25th. October 2014

Fixture : Stafford Fathom / Development Team v North Staffs. Fathoms
Venue : Beaconside Sports Centre, Stafford ST18 0AD
Push-Back : 10.00am
Score : 1-2 ( H/T 0-1 ) ( Lost )

Scorers : Glynn Bibby

MOM : Harry Coltman
( Nominated by Jo Lovatt, Stafford Ladies Player Re : her watching the game on the sidelines as her partner, Glynn Bibby was playing for Stafford Fathoms )

Umpires : Pete Chui / Neil Jinks ( 1st. Half ) & Jay Mullor ( 2nd. Half )

Stafford Fathom / Development Team :

1) Pog ( G/K )

2) Taran Bassie

3) Paul Rennie,

4) Tom Deakin

5) Rob Peatfield,

6) Ben Deakin

7) Tyler Murray

8) Harry Coltman

10) Glynn Bibby

11) Joe Mullor

12) Richard Bendall / Mav

13) Daniel Rennie

Stafford Fathoms having last week just been beaten 3-2 away to Old Wulfs Fathoms with Glynn Bibby & Ian Hodkinson scoring for Stafford, this week though it saw them having to make numerous changes to their side which played Old Wulfs Fathoms last week, as 4 players were unavailable to play in this game against Cannock Fathoms and yet again Stafford found themselves playing a fathom side which was full of experienced & older players, but Stafford in order to replace the missing 4 players had to bring in players from other sides for this game in order to ensure they had at least 11 players available to play in this game and 4 of them had to be utilised from Stafford’s 1st. ( i.e. Daniel Rennie ), 2nd. ( i.e. Pog & Mav ) & 3rd. Teams ( i.e. Rob Peatfield ).

Even with Stafford Fathoms being strengthen by these experienced players from the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Team, they still had their work cut out in containing this experienced Cannock Fathom side who started the game well and also had a spare player sitting on the bench to call on and Pog playing in goals for Stafford Fathoms ( before playing for Stafford 2nds later ) for the first time this season, had to make a number of good saves early on in order to keep Stafford Fathoms in the game but despite this and some good defensive work by Stafford, they were unable to prevent Cannock taking the lead half way through the first half and at half time Cannock were in the lead by this single goal. The second half saw Stafford start brightly after Rob Peatfield, had given the half time team talk in which he encouraged the Stafford Team to go out in this second half and give it ago and it wasn’t long before some good work by Stafford was rewarded, when Glynn Bibby scored for Stafford Re : him levelling the scores at 1-1, plus it was his second goal for Stafford Fathoms, as he also scored last week for them. Stafford then started to try and find a way through Cannock Fathoms rear guard to see if they could take the lead, but Cannock soaked up the renewed vigour that Stafford now had from levelling the score-line and some neat play from Cannock half way through the second half saw them restore their lead, but just like previous weeks Stafford Fathoms didn’t let their heads drop and they battled to the end to try and get back into the game but Cannock held out and at the final whistle they ran out victors by two goals to one.

Harry Coltman was nominated / awarded Man of the Match for Stafford Fathoms by Jo Lovatt, Stafford Ladies Player Re : her watching the game on the sidelines as her partner, Glynn Bibby was playing for Stafford Fathoms.

Stafford Fathom’s next game this Saturday is an Away game to Whitchurch Fathoms and to-day I have been informed by Gary Jones of Whitchurch Hockey Club that the pushback this Saturday at Whitchurch Leisure Centre, Sir John Talbot School, Whitchurch Shropshire SY13 2BY is now at 12.30pm, not 3.30pm as originally informed / e mailed to me on 02-09-2014 by Alex Fry of Whitchurch Hockey Club and again their is likely to be a number of changes to the side as 8 players from the Cannock Fathom game last Saturday will either be playing for other teams in the club this Saturday ( i.e. Daniel Rennie for 1st. Team, Pog & Mav for 2nd. Team, Rob Peatfield for 3rd. Team & Taran Bassie, Tyler Murray & Harry Coltman for 5th. Team ) or aren’t available to play this Saturday ( i.e. Joe Mullor ) and all players picked to play in this fathom game this Saturday will need to meet at Stafford Hockey Club at 10.30am.

1st team match report 18th October

Stafford Hockey Club first eleven travelled to West Bromwich on Saturday for their third league game of the season. Buoyed by a decent draw on opening day against Streetly and an encouraging performance against Wednesbury that unfortunately ended in a 3-0 defeat, a Stafford team with an average age of 23 were in good spirits and high in confidence.

The game started well for Stafford and a new short-corner routine courtesy of coach Ed Wills confused the West Brom defence and Colin Bishop was able to slot the ball home from the top of the circle for his first league goal for the first team. West Brom came out fighting and managed to equalise from their own well-worked short corner but Stafford were soon in front again with a captain’s goal from the industrious Ben Hollands.

Again, Stafford couldn’t hang on to the lead as West Brom again equalised with another short corner taking the teams into the break at all square. A calm and collected team talk spurred the team on and Stafford were able to string some passes together with man of the match Andy Peatfield bossing the midfield. Stafford’s patience allowed them to take the lead 20 minutes from the end as Charlie Trotter picked up a rebound off the goalkeeper to flick the ball into the top corner of the goal. Some good saves from goalkeeper Gareth Minton kept Stafford ahead and a late penalty flick converted by the ever reliable Dave Anderson calmed last minute nerves and sealed the win.

This Saturday, Stafford will try to build on their good start to the season as they host Market Drayton in a 1pm start at Beaconside.

2nd Team Match Report v Shrewsbury

Stafford HC second team fought out a 3-3 draw against Shrewsbury HC last weekend, both teams were undefeated going into the contest.


Stafford started well this week, Jack Ball scoring early on after good work on the right from Nathan Silitto, but Shrewsbury were a well drilled team and soaked up some considerable Stafford pressure before equalizing from a penalty corner.   Paul Taylor-Grime was beaten by a low flick to his right.


After this Stafford sat back and this allowed the opposition the opportunity to put further pressure on and they grabbed their second goal early in the second half after Stafford failed to clear their lines.  Two soon became three when another corner flick was deflected luckily into his own net by Elliott Glennan.


Stafford though soon realised that they needed to push higher, man of the match James Wild led the way with a tireless performance.  Jack Ball popped up for his second after a run down the left by Mike Wymer.  Stafford then equalized after good work by Ball and Richie Gibbons finished neatly.


After that Stafford could have taken all three points with a couple of late chances, but were grateful not to hand a title competitor all three points.


Congratulations go to Mike Wymer for a second consecutive award of donkey of the day, it was truly amazing that any of the opposition had a stick left intact!


Next week the second team are away to Telford and Wrekin HC.

Stafford Fathom Match Report for Saturday 11th. October Re : Stafford Fathoms v North Staffs. Fathoms

Date : Saturday 11th. October 2014
Fixture : Stafford Fathom / Development Team v North Staffs. Fathoms
Venue : Beaconside Sports Centre, Stafford ST18 0AD
Push-Back : 10.00am
Score : 0-4 ( H/T 0-2 ) ( Lost )

Scorers : None

MOM : Tom Stanley ( G/K )
( Nominated by Stuart Sutton Ex-Stafford Hockey Player watching his Grandson : Will Buckley play for Safford Fathoms )

& Tom Deakin ( Nominated by Stafford Fathom Captain, John Sinclair )

Umpires : Dave Thurgarland & Jack Fudger

Stafford Fathom / Development Team :

1) Tom Stanley ( G/K )

2) Taran Bassie

3) Paul Rennie,

4) Tom Deakin

5) John Sinclair,

6) Ben Deakin

7) Ollie-Joe Simmons

8) Will Buckley

9) Kyle Rennie

10) John Sinclair

11) Jack Hodgkinson

12) Neil Jinks

Stafford Fathoms had to wait until this Saturday to play their first home game of the season and again like last week were giving another young player, Ben Deakin ( brother of Tom Deakin ) his hockey debut in the side and they were also being watched from the sidelines by Stuart Sutton an Ex-Stafford Hockey Player who had come along to watch his young Grandson, Will Buckley play for Stafford Fathoms and I am sure as the game progressed that he picked up on the togetherness and experience that all Stafford Young Fathom Players had gained from playing in last Saturday’s fathom game away to Barlaston Fathoms / 2nd. Team and from the start Stafford started well and were holding their own against another opposition which like last week had a number of experienced players in it’s side. For 15 minutes both sides were evenly balanced and playing some nice hockey, but then North Staffs Fathoms were awarded a short corner and from it, they managed to take the lead from it, when Stafford didn’t defend it as well as they could of done. Stafford didn’t allow this set back to up-set them and just like last week they kept plugging away but unfortunately just as half time was looming North Staffs extended their lead, when Stafford didn’t mark as well as they had been and North Staffs nipped in to go 2-0 up.

The team talk at half time by Stafford Fathom Vice Captain, Paul Rennie to the rest of the team, was to ignore the score-line of 2-0, as both goals had been the only time Stafford’s young keeper had really been tested by in the first half and they both could have been prevented with a bit better defending. The team also needed to pass and communicate with one another a little bit better than they had been in the first half, as the experienced players in the North Staffs Fathom Team in the first half had managed to contain the raw energy of the youngsters in the Stafford Fathom Team, so when the second half started Stafford fathom youngsters took on board the half-time team talk and started well against North Staffs but the opposition did however up their game and started to test Stafford defence a lot more in this half than the first half and as a result Stafford Fathom Keeper, Tom Stanley had a lot more to deal with, which he dealt with splendidly and young Tom Deakin playing only his second competitive hockey game was doing a sterling job in midfield for Stafford, with some real good tackles and lay offs to fellow team mates and Kyle Rennie, George Hodgkinson and Will Buckley for Stafford were combining well up front for Stafford and were constantly testing the experienced North Staffs Fathoms Defence but eventually North Staffs got the better of Stafford and managed to score another 2 goals despite Stafford competing with them all over the pitch and at the final whistle North Staffs ran out 4-0 winners but just like last week the opposition praised the way Stafford Fathom Team had battled and kept going in a good, well fought and entertaining game.

Stuart Sutton as mentioned at the being of this report was watching the game from the side-lines and he was very impressed on how all players in the Stafford side had kept going and hadn’t let their heads drop at any time even though they eventually lost the game 4-0 and he was also asked before the game started if he minded naming a Man of the Match for Stafford Fathoms and after the game he nominated young Stafford Fathom Keeper, Tom Stanley as Man of the Match for his splendid performance in between the posts for Stafford and young Tom Deakin playing only his second game was also nominated / awarded Man of the Match for Stafford Fathoms, for all his hard work and endeavour in midfield for Stafford by Stafford Fathom Team Captain, John Sinclair.

Stafford Fathom’s next game this Saturday is an Away game to Old Wulfs Fathoms and is a 2.30pm pushback at Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9RB and all players picked to play in this fathom game will need to meet at 1.15pm at Stafford Hockey Club.

2nd Team Match Report v Bloxwich

Stafford HC 2nd team travelled to Bloxwich HC last weekend and returned with a 5-2 victory to take them to the top of their respective 2nd team league.


Blowich had won their first league game 4-2 so Stafford new they were not going to be a push over, Stafford started brightly with eventual man of the match, Jack Ball causing chaos in the opposition defence, indeed within the first ten minutes he had hit the post twice.


Unfortunately Stafford then started to allow a bit of complacency to slip into their game and a couple of defensive errors saw them concede a penalty corner.  The resulting shot was accurately fired past a despairing Paul Taylor-Grime in goal.


Stafford did not panic and good work by Elliot Glennan and Nathan Silitto saw James Gillingham score at the far post.  Not to be undone, the hard-working opposition kept plugging away and scored a second after Stafford failed to clear the lines.  Stafford though went into half-time with a 2-2 score line thanks to another neat Gillingham finish at the far post.


After the break Stafford began to run away with things, constant pressure on the Bloxwich defence saw them concede penalty corners and Silitto slotted a lovely drag flick over the shoulder on the stoic keeper.


Bloxwich then started to panic somewhat and Stafford took advantage late on, with Richard Bendall scoring a brace.  A good game, with excellent umpiring saw the young(ish) Riverway team put in another encouraging performance.  Next week they are at home to Shrewbury 2nds – 1.00pm start at Beaconside.

4th Team Match Report away to Telford

An excellent team performance saw us beat a strong Telford side 5 – 1, goals scored by Jack Fudger -2, Smon Burke 1, Jack Hodkinson 1 and John Faulconbridge 1.

Such a good team performance it does not seem right to highlight individual performances but Man of the Match was Jack Hodkinson for his tireless work in midfield closely followed by Jack Fudger not only for his goals but for tracking back and defending from the front and Tom Stanley for a promising debut in goal.

Dick of the day was a close run between myself for putting my head so low that a very small 14 year was able to put a stick in my face and John Faulconbridge who won the award, he made yet another strong drive down the left leaving defenders standing, it was going to be another cross for a goal scoring opportunity, he had the position, the ball and the defence beaten, unfortunately he had left his stick 20 yards behind him.

Rules on slide-tackles

Dear all,

We have received the following guidance from the umpires’ association. Please bear this in mind when playing and umpiring.

All players have a duty of care on the pitch. This means they should not tackle in a reckless way. If a player goes to ground in a tackle this in itself, is not an offence and should only be penalised in certain situations:

  1. A player goes to ground and plays the ball with the stick – NO OFFENCE
  1. A player deliberately goes to ground and prevents the ball going past with his/her body or leg then this should be a personal penalty and also the appropriate team penalty
  1. If a player slides in to tackle and takes the ball cleanly and only the ball – PLAY ON
  1. If a player slides in and takes the ball but then collides with the opposition player, this should be penalised accordingly as it is reckless and dangerous. The suggestion here is that contact with the opposition in this scenario would result in a 10 minute yellow card.
  1. If the contact with the opposition player is incidental and not in any way intentional or dangerous, you may get away with a lower penalty. However, this needs very careful management, if this is the approach adopted.



2nd Team Match Report v Streetly HC

Stafford HC 2nd team got this years league campaign off to an impressive start, beating Streetly HC 2nds 5-1.


Streetly fielded a very young side, however they were very well drilled and showed good skills.  It was not until late in to the second half that Stafford romped away with things.  That said, the Riverway side did have the majority of possession.


Stafford opened the scoring after a characteristic late run from man of the match Jack Ball who deftly placed the ball past the onrushing keeper after a pass from Nathan Sillito.  Streetly then stunned Stafford, equalizing through their only penalty corner of the game.  The ball was heading wide before a touch from the injector put the ball into the roof of the net.


1-1 at half time but Stafford did not despair and came out determined to take all the points.  Hard work from James Gillingham and the excellent James Wild, saw Stafford create a lot of chances, the best of which fell to Richard Bendall who hit the post.


However Streetly could not deny Stafford for long, eventually another Sillito ball found Andy Peatfield at the far post to smash it home.  The flood gates opened after this and goals from James  Gilllingham and two from Bendall put a gloss on the result which did not really do Streetly justice.


A great start from the young Stafford team who are away next week to Bloxwich HC.


On another positive note, Stafford HC fielded six teams last weekend for the first time since the 1970’s.  The Club welcomes players of all ages and experiences, please see for more details.

Stafford 1st XI vs Streetly Match Report – 04.10.14

Stafford 1st XI vs Streetly – 04.10.14Match Report

In what was a closely contested opening game of the 2014/2015 season, both Stafford and the freshly relegated Streetly had to settle for an even distribution of the points in a fast paced 2-2 draw at Streetly’s home pitch.

Following a string of disappointing results yet encouraging performances in pre-season, Stafford 1sts fielded a young side who showed great energy in the middle of the park and in the final third. A midfield diamond consisting of James Faulcounbridge, Charlie Trotter and Ethan Sweeney, all of whom are under 18, and stalwart captainCaptain Ben Holland provided a very high energy performance that, through grit and determination, provided Stafford with the chances necessary to break the deadlockk. A testing shot early on from Sweeney was a signal of things to come. The first goal came from a penetrating run from Piers Woollen, who was threat on the left flank all game, finding another young star Daniel Rennie, whose quick fire shot was deftly deflected over the keeper by Stafford’s front man Dan Howe. The first half ended 0-1 Stafford due to the stalwart defending of Simon Parnell, Dave Anderson, Colin Bishop and Richard Buka and a number of impressive saves from keeper Gareth Minton.

Stafford began the second half impressively after an inspiring talk from Coach Ed Wills by doubling their lead through the Captainn Ben Holland after a piercing pass from Howe and an impressive run from Rennie. As a result, Streetly upped their performance and pressure, with a number of D penetrations, ultimately resulting in a well worked short corner routine and Streetly’s first league goal. As tiredness set in, openings were becoming a feature of the game however it was Streetly who evened the scoring through an easy goal. A final blow to the Stafford side came in the form of a yellow card to midfielder Sweeney.

A good performance and a decent result in Stafford’s opening game away from home left the side leaving the pitch satisfied with the nature outcome of the game.

Match Report Re : Barlaston Fathoms v Stafford Fathoms for Saturday 4th. October 2014

Date : Saturday 4th. October 2014

Fixture : Barlaston Fathoms v Stafford Fathom / Development Team
Venue : Alleynes Sports Centre, Oulton Road, Stone Staffs ST15 8DR
Push-Back : 2.00pm
Score : 13-0 ( H/T 6-0 ) ( Lost )

Scorers : None

MOM : Tom Stanley ( G/K ), Tom Deakin, Will Buckley, George Hodgkinson & Joe Mullor .
( All 5 Players Nominated by Stafford Fathom Team Captain, John Sinclair & Stafford Fathom Vice Captain, Paul Rennie )

Umpires : Dave Thurgarland umpired to help out Barlaston Fathoms, as they only could provide 1 umpire for this game ( but he left 15 minutes before the end of game Re : him captaining Stafford 4ths at Beaconside at 4pm ).

Stafford Fathom / Development Team :

1) Tom Stanley ( G/K ) ( went direct to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone with Neil Jinks ),

2) Tom Deakin ( his mum drove him to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone ),

3) Paul Rennie ( drove certain team members to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone ),

4) Neil Jinks ( drove direct to Alleynes Sports Centre with goalkeeper, Tom Stanley – but left 15 minutes before the end of the game Re : him playing for Stafford 5ths at Stone Hockey Club at 3.30pm ),

5) John Sinclair,

6) Glynn Bibby ( drove to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone with partner Jo Lovatt of Stafford Ladies Hockey ),

7) Jay Mullor ( drove direct to Alleynes Sports Centre with his son, Joe – but he left 15 minutes before the end Re : him playing in goals for Stafford 4ths at Beaconside at 4pm ),

8) Joe Mullor ( went direct to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone with his Dad, Jay and his mum collected him after the game ),

9) Taran Bassie,

10) Kyle Rennie,

11) George Hodgkinson ( his mum drove him direct to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone ),

12) Will Buckley ( his dad drove him to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone ),

13) Jo Lovatt of Stafford Ladies ( Glynn Bibby drove Jo to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone ).

When Stafford Fathoms arrived at Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone, it soon became very apparent to all in the Stafford Fathom Team, that the Barlaston Fathom Team they were playing against, was a team of experienced players, as there appeared to be no youngsters in their side and with Stafford fielding a number of youngsters in their side, three of which i.e. Tom Stanley in goals, Tom Deakin & Joe Mullor ( all of school age i.e. 11 to 16 ) were all making their debut in a Stafford Fathom White Shirt.
The first 15 minutes of the game saw the young looking Stafford Fathoms overwrought by this experienced Barlaston Fathom Team and they soon found themselves trailing by 5 goals to nil, as they allowed their opponents to dictate / dominate the game and debutant keeper in Stafford Fathoms goals, Tom Stanley who in this 15 minute period had made some good saves for Stafford, was unable to prevent any of these 5 goals hitting the back of his Stafford net. However, after this 15 minute period the Stafford Fathom Team settled down and started to keep their opponents at bay and at half time Barlaston Fathoms had only been able to get another goal pass a now resolute Stafford Fathom Team and were now winning the game 6-0.
Second Half saw Barlaston Fathoms kindly allow Stafford Fathoms to field both their 2 substitutes so when the second half began Stafford Fathom Team had 13 players on the pitch ( including Jo Lovatt from Stafford Ladies ) against the Barlaston Fathom Team of 11 players and no substitutes and even though Stafford had the superiority of numbers on the field it didn’t prevent their opponents scoring a few more goals in this half, but Stafford Fathoms were now making this experienced Barlaston Fathom Team work really hard for their rewards ( i.e. additional goals ) and 15 minutes before the game finished 2 players i.e. experienced Jay Mullor & Neil Jinks had to leave to play for other Stafford Teams elsewhere ( Neil Jinks was playing for Stafford 5ths at Stone Hockey Club Re : 3.30pm pushback & Jay Mullor was playing in goals for Stafford 4ths at Beaconside, Stafford Re : 4pm pushback ) and the Umpire, Dave Thurgarland from Stafford also had to leave to go and captain the Stafford 4th. Team who were playing at Beaconside, Stafford at 4pm. However, in the final 10 minutes of the game Stafford youngsters of George Hodgkinson & Will Buckley with the assistance of Glynn Bibby combined well up front to set up George Hodgkinson with a one on one chance against the Barlaston Fathom Keeper, who did well to block / prevent George Hodgkinson getting a solitary goal for Stafford Fathoms.

All players who played in yesterdays Stafford’s Fathom Team should be pleased with their performance in this very tough game against a very experienced Barlaston Fathom Team, especially as after this game at the Pheasant Pub in Stone whilst having teas and something to drink, it became apparent while talking to a member of the Barlaston Fathom Team that the team they had just lost 13-0 to, was their 2nd. Team and that 2 seasons ago their 2nd. Team was part of the fathom fixtures but last season they had reverted back to playing second team league fixtures but were getting well beaten in a lot of their fixtures and in one game they were beaten 16-0, so this season they entered their 2nd Team back into the fathom fixtures.

Both myself as Captain of the Stafford Fathom Team and Paul Rennie as Vice Captain of the Stafford Fathom Team were really pleased how all players in the side kept going and didn’t let their heads drop at any time, especially as it was the first fathom game of the season for some of them and some opposition players & officials also made similar comments about our Stafford Fathom side and the Man of the Match award was awarded by Stafford Fathom Team Captain, John Sinclair & Vice Captain, Paul Rennie to all the youngsters in the side Re : Tom Stanley in goals, Tom Deakin, Will Buckley, George Hodgkinson & Joe Mullor for their dedication to keep going even though the Stafford Fathom Team were beaten 13-0 by this experienced Barlaston Fathoms / 2nd. Team.

Stafford Fathom’s next game this Saturday is a Home game to North Staffs Fathoms at Beaconside, Stafford ( Re : 10am pushback and 9.30am meet at Beaconside, for players selected to play in this game ) and as Captain of the Stafford Fathom Team I am hoping the togetherness and experience gained by all players in yesterday’s game will be utilised by them for this home game this Saturday against North Staffs Fathoms.


Hi All

As part of the expansion of the Stafford HC website we have brought back a forum for community use (

If everyone could register and start posting up that would be great.

If anyone has any questions or would like some additional areas adding, just give me a shout and I’ll help where I can.


Stafford Fathom Team to play Barlaston Fathoms Away this Saturday

Below is the Stafford Fathom Team selected to play Away to Barlaston Fathoms this Saturday ( 4th. October ) Re : 2.00pm pushback at Alleynes Sports Centre, Oulton Road, Stone Staffs ST15 8DR.

All players listed below need to meet at Stafford Hockey Club at 1pm for this fathom game Re : journey to Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone.

After game Barlaston Fathoms have invited Stafford Fathoms to the Pheasant Pub in Stone ( which is just round the corner from Alleynes Sports Centre ) for teas and something to drink, so it is hoped most if not all Stafford Fathom Players will participate in going to this pub for teas & something to drink after this fathom game.

1) Tom Stanley ( G/K )
2) Tom Deakin
3) Taran Bassie
4) Will Buckley
5) Jay Mullor
6) Joe Mullor
7) George Hodkinson
8) Jake Jones
9) Glynn Bibby
10) Kyle Rennie
11) Paul Rennie
12) John Sinclair ( Capt. )

If you have any problems or concerns regarding the above or require further information regarding this particular fathom game, please do not hesitate to contact me, otherwise ( unless you tell me otherwise ) I will see you all on Saturday at 1pm at Stafford Hockey Club.

Kind Regards

John Sinclair
Stafford Fathoms Captain

Mobile No : 07966398190

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