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).
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.
Training times for the coming season are as follows:
7pm – 8pm: Juniors
7pm – 9.45pm: Senior 1s and 2s (if all the time is wanted)
8pm – 9.45pm: Senior club training
Welcome to our newsletter!
By Charlotte May
Here you will find the most recent and up to date information on training and matches for our Junior Academy.
During the summer, there is no weekday training but the Sunday sessions continue year round at Beaconside from 10-12 every Sunday. The ladies’ 1st XI coach, Andy Jones, and a team of assistant coaches run our training sessions for children aged 5 years plus. The first session is free and if you bring a friend you both get to play for free.
- 15th July—U16 tournament @ Cannock
- 16th July—Training 10-12
- 23rd July—Training 10-12
- 30th July—Parents vs Children game!
- Summer time! – Training will resume on Sunday 3rd September and weekday sessions will start that week.
Parents v Children
On 30th July, we will be holding our bi-annual parents vs. children match at Beaconside. So dust off your sticks and come down to the pitch at 10am for probably the most competitive hockey match we will see all season!
Please text Charlotte on 07984 430121 if you would like to play—everyone is welcome!
July Player Profile: Amy Mitchell
With most of the club living in fear of pre-season runs, Amanda Trotter has taken the ultimate running challenge and is taking part this years London Marathon to raise money for our new pitch!
She has been training hard, and has already raised over £800 for the fund! So please head to here JustGiving page donate!
It was a fantastic evening last night as Stafford Hockey Club celebrated the end of season in style. Here are the winners of the awards.
Club Player of the Year: Mike Wymer
President’s Award: Dave Parr
President’s Award: John Sinclair
Young Player of the Year: Will Trotter
Will was unable to attend the evening.
1st Team Player of the Year: Ed Handley
2nd Team Player of the Year: Jack Hodkinson
3rd Team Player of the Year: Paul Taylor-Grime
4th Team Player of the Year: Josh Williams
5th Team Player of the Year: Tom Deakin
Fathoms Player of the Year: Joe Mullor
Check out the club results for this weekend!
Super proud to announce after an amazing 2016, our Mens First Team have been shortlisted for ‘Senior Team Performance of the Year’ at the Stafford Borough Sports Awards!
In an amazing 2016, Stafford HC Men’s First Team have gone undefeated at home, won two league titles, received behavior commendation and organised a series of community and fundraising events.
The commitment to playing as a team meant they ended the 2015/16 season as ‘West Midlands 1’ champions. The teams ‘high energy’ and attacking hockey saw them score 97 goals in just 18 games, but they also worked tirelessly defensively to conceded just 18 – leaving them with figures for the best attack and best defense. The team were also commended at the ‘Umpire Awards’ as one of the top regional teams for behavior and respect.
The positive hockey then led the team to finish divisional winners of the ‘Mercian Hockey League’ over summer. This season (2016/17), Stafford have played in ‘West Midlands Premier’ and close 2016 with the second best defense in the league, fifth best attack and just two points off the top of the league.
Alongside this, the team have organised events such as the family orientated ‘Beer, Music and Hockey Festival’ that works with local businesses, sponsors and invites the community to enjoy. The event also brings teams and players from around the UK to the area.
Event: Christmas Party
When: Saturday 10th December 7.30pm
Where: Brian Westhead Pavilion, Stafford Hockey Club, Riverway
Cost: Adults: £10. Children: Free
The committee would like to invite you to the Stafford Hockey Club Christmas Party on Saturday 10th December 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available from team captains or the club. You can also reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be limited availability on the night.
There will be food, drink and entertainment and as always, everyone is welcome so please feel free to bring your partners and children – children are free.
Christmas jumpers and santa hats are optional but there will be a prize for the best (or worst) jumper.