The club fireworks night is next Sunday 5th November. We are in massive need of volunteers to help the event run smoothly – we need helpers on the gate, barbeque, hot drinks, parking etc…
If you can help please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text me (07891017606).
This is a major event for the club and helps keeps the costs of playing hockey down for all of us. We need all the help we can get so if you’re free, please come down and give us a hand – don’t leave it to someone else.
As you know, we do a flyer drop for both our big events of the year – the fireworks and the beer festival.
It would be much appreciated if you could spare an hour tomorrow night (Thursday 26th October), 6pm meet at the club, to deliver some flyers to homes around the club. This is our second biggest event of the year and last year we made over £5000. This money is integral to the club functioning. However, this is only possible if people come which won’t happen without the flyers.
So if you can, please lend a hand; don’t leave it to someone else.
The fireworks night itself is Sunday 5th November. Again if you can spare a few hours to help on the gate, in the car park, on the barbeque or selling drinks, that would be great – please email me (email@example.com).
Solihull Blossomfield 3 – 0 Stafford
Men of the match: Ben Hollands & Andy Barnet
Stafford travelled to Solihull Blossomfield for their first game of the season, a place they have come in previous years and won on three consecutive occasions. Unfortunately they couldn’t make it four as an industrious Blossomfield side made Stafford pay for their mistakes.
A new 3-2-3-2 formation and a number of new faces made it a different looking Stafford team and they started reasonably well, having a good share of possession. However, Blossomfield soon got on the ball and got forward in an effective direct style. They won a short corner after Stafford gave the ball away and this was expertly dispatched into the left top corner, beyond goalkeeper Dave Trotter.
Stafford again struggled to keep the ball and it wasn’t long until the Blossomfield attack overloaded Stafford’s defence, breaking into the circle and firing it at the Richard Buka’s feet. Another short corner was this time deflected through Dave Trotter’s legs. 2-0.
After the break, Stafford played some better hockey with passing improving. Ben Hollands worked hard in midfield and Andy Barnet provided some much needed height in yet another new position up-front. It was his running and clever positional play that created some space up-top but Stafford weren’t able to create any clear-cut chances.
As Stafford pushed hard for a goal, they were left exposed on the break and Blossomfield made it 3-0 with a decent break and tidy finish. Stafford kept pushing for a goal but it never came. There is certainly room for improvement but it won’t be getting any easier when they play Coventry Sikh Union at home next Saturday – 1pm start at Beaconside.
New Club Shop
Exciting news! All new Canterbury, Stafford Hockey Club branded club kit is now available to buy from the new Club Shop courtesy of Speed One Sports.
As part of the deal, we not only get beautiful, customised Canterbury kit but Speed One Sports have also thrown in a set of team shirts as well. Shirt numbers are first come, first served so you’ll need to get your orders in soon. We will have a demonstration event on a Saturday in October and you will also be able to order kit on that day.
Follow this link to the club shop.