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

Stoke City Ticket Offer

Hey All

Stoke City have offered all local Hockey Clubs discounted Tickets for their first game of the new season.

The season starts at home on August 16th when we take on Aston Villa and they are already taking bookings.
Discounted Tickets for this game are priced at:

Adult £25
U17 £12
U14 £10
U11 £8

Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like more information or to reserve a place please do not hesitate to contact Rob Pass on 01782 592214 or rob.pass@stokecityfc.com quoting CLUB-SC

Annual Hockey Club Cricket Match and Club Night!

This year’s cricket match will be played on Friday the 13th of June.  The match will start at 6 30 PM on the main cricket square. Meet time will be 6 PM for both teams and will also be chance to go through the rules of the game.

We will also be having a club night afterwards in the club house where I hope players decide to stay for a few drinks and food. Anybody is invited down for the evening and trust me it’s usually a very fun evening.

If you wish to play in this year’s event then  you need to get in touch with myself to secure your place. It will be first come first serve so make yourself available and let me know ASAP.

Please bring both a white hockey shirt and a green hockey shirt along with cricket white trousers if you have some. I will put the team sheets up on the Wednesday/Thursday evening.

Please wear either cricket spikes or trainers NOT FOOTBALL STUDS.

Hope to see you all down the club in the 13th.

Dan Howe

 

Staffordshire Hockey Association AGM

A reminder regarding the AGM on Monday 12th May at Cannock HC
The overall County AGM commences at 7.00p.m. followed by the Men’s AGM at 7.30.

The Midland League pennants won by Staffordshire clubs will be presented at the AGM.

STAFFORD 2 2ND xi West Midlands Division 1 Champions
STAFFORD 3 3rd xi West Midlands Division 2 Runners Up

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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Dates for your Diary!

Just a quick reminder to everybody that Tuesday Training has now finished.

Also April is a busy month for all Stafford Hockey Club Members in terms of fundraising and Celebration.

Stafford Beer and Hockey Festival 2014 – 10th, 11th and 12th of April

This date is the biggest event in the Hockey Club’s Calender and also the biggest fundraiser of the year. We have 20 different Ales and 9 different Ciders on offer this year, all from across the country. We have an Live Acoustic night on the Thursday night, Live band on Friday and also Live music on the Saturday night. On the Saturday we have the Hockey Festival, this involves over 18 teams from the local area and further afield. The day starts at 9am for and continues through the day. If you need a team or wish to enter one please get in contact with myself ASAP.

This is a huge event a relies on the help from our members. If you can give some time in the week (Friday especially) it will be greatly appreciated. We  are also in need of raffle prizes and members that know how to flip a burger.

You can follow the event page on facebook here

https://www.facebook.com/events/598801556864840/

Presidents Game and SGM – 26th April

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. The game starts at 12:30 but players should ideally arrive between 12:00/12:15. If you are interested in playing, contact Mav or Dan Howe and we will arrange 2 teams to compete on the day.

After the game 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 – 26th April

The end of season presentation dinner will take place on Saturday evening and will be a celebration of teams and players in the club. 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). Please let your captains know of if you are going to be attending. Tickets should be available at the clubhouse during April. Raffle prize donations welcome.

 

Dan Howe 07891505159

 

 

3rd XI Team to play AWAY against West Brom at 3:00 Saturday 8th March

1:30pm meet at the clubhouse or 2:30pm pitch side for a 3pm pushback at West Bromwich(MAP)
George Slater Academy
Claypit Ln,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands
B70 9UW

Team for Saturday:
1.Richard Dean*
2.Steve Paling
3.Dave Baldock*
4.Peter Chiu
5.Alex Peatfield
6.Jamie Ferguson
7.John Falconbridge
8.Tony Milner
9.Nathan Silito
10.Ian Robinson*
11.Simon Burke
12.Dave Parr
13.John Sutton*

*going direct

Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club AGM

Please can all hockey club members try to attend the STAFFORD CRICKET AND HOCKEY CLUB AGM tomorrow night details as follows…

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Clubhouse on

Thursday 27 February 2014 at 7.30pm

To elect, for the ensuing year, the Club Officers, to receive the

accounts for the last financial year and to transact any other

business relevant to the Annual General Meeting

3rd XI Team to play AWAY against Solihull Blossomfield at 11:30 Saturday 8th February

9:45 meet at the clubhouse for a 11:30 pushback at Solihull Blossomfield (MAP)
St Martin’s School
Malvern Hall
Brueton Avenue
Solihull
B91 3EN
(please enter via Brueton Avenue and park in the spaces at the front of the School)

Team for Saturday:
Brad Evans
Steve Paling
Dave Baldock
Tony Milner
Rob Peatfield
Jamie Ferguson
Peter Chiu
John Falconbridge
Nathan Silito
Sam Gibson
Rich Gibbons
John Sutton

Fantasy Hockey – Week 12 – All change at the top.

Well two weeks in to the second half of the season and its all change at the top as Andy Jones comes from behind the ladies to set the pace at the top of the league. Gaps are starting to appear but still all to play for with 8 games left in the season.

Pos Team Name Player Name Points
1 Andy’s Tigers Andy Jones 518
2 Absinthe Minded II Fiona Riley 510
3 Bendall’s Boys Berni Bendall 503
4 The Wet Dream Team Mike Wattley 499
5 50 Not Out! Rob Peatfield 495
6 Geeks United Richard Bendall 493
7 I’ll think of a name Later Pete Chiu 480
8 Wymers Wanderers Mike Wymer 479
9 Sillitoes Nathan Silito 469
10 Team Strop* Brad Evans 467
11 I’m still not picking me! Dave Parr 463
12 Plan B Steve Paling 462
13 Bish, Bash, Bosh Colin Bishop 461
14 Subs Bench to Start Gareth Minton 456
15 Too Sexy for this Game Giles Rowden 455
16 Mighty Magyars Gary Varga 453
17 Team Weet Chris Weetman 452
18 Gibsons Gogetters Sam Gibson 448
19 Tony’s Tigers Tony Milner 446
20 Parney’s Players Simon Parnell 446
21 Trotters Terriers Amanda Trotter 441
22 The Beer Monsters Helen Paling 440
23 Doom Weasels Pog 436
24 Red Card Issuer Brian Brinson 429
25 Mossy’s Merry Men Mary Moss 423
26 Simmo’s Second’s Select Andy Simms 415
27 Dynamo Bukarest Richard Buka 414
28 This is Howe it’s Done Dan Howe 405
29 Robo Rangers Ian Robinson 404
30 TBC1 Randall Moore 403
31 The Pacemakers Sue Peatfield 402
32 Sudakoz Boyz John Sudale 400
33 Hednesford Triumphant Neil Jinks 393
34 East Fife 5 Forfar 4 Jon Williams 374
35 Falcos Warriors James Faulconbridge 361
36 Pick-a-Mix Anne Silito 359
37 Creswell Dennis Wall 348
38 The commoners Sarah Peatfield 344

 

 

New Years Day Football Match Vs The Cricket Section 2014

Merry Christmas to everybody and a Happy New Year to you all.

Just to inform everybody that there is the first Annual New Years Day Football match Vs the Cricket Section is on Wednesday 1st of January, 11:45 am Kick off.

Support from all hockey section will be greatly appreciated as the cricket section seem to be fielding a rather strong team. Food and drink will be available in the club after the game and the premiership football will also be LIVE to watch in the afternoon. So come down and celebrate the New Year with us all.

Squad for NYD Football Match

Line up will be decided nearer the time.

 

Pete Chiu (GK)

Tony Milner

Gareth Minton

Dan Howe (C)

Rob Peatfield

Andy Peatfield

John Peatfield

Andy Barnett

Neil Jinks

Mike Wymer

Jamie Ferguson

Dave Parr

James F’Bridge

John F’Bridge

Colin Bishop (Player Coach AKA – Ray Wilkins)

 

Referee and Linesman needed if anybody wishes to volunteer.

 

Fantasy Hockey – Week 10 – Christmas Break

With the final games before christmas in and all points tallied the leader board can now be published for the Mens Fantasy Hockey League 2013

The ladies are leading the way  but its exceedingly tight at the top with the top 3 all on the same points.

Without further ado the League table at the half way point of the season is as follows.

Pos Team Name Player Name Points
1 Bendall’s Boys Berni Bendall 449
2 Absinthe Minded II Fiona Riley 449
3 The Wet Dream Team Mike Wattley 449
4 Andy’s Tigers Andy Jones 446
5 50 Not Out! Rob Peatfield 443
6 Geeks United Richard Bendall 440
7 I’ll think of a name Later Pete Chiu 432
8 Team Strop* Brad Evans 428
9 Sillitoes Nathan Silito 418
10 Too Sexy for this Game Giles Rowden 418
11 Plan B Steve Paling 418
12 I’m still not picking me! Dave Parr 417
13 Bish, Bash, Bosh Colin Bishop 413
14 Wymers Wanderers Mike Wymer 412
15 Team Weet Chris Weetman 408
16 Tony’s Tigers Tony Milner 407
17 Subs Bench to Start Gareth Minton 407
18 Red Card Issuer Brian Brinson 400
19 The Beer Monsters Helen Paling 399
20 Doom Weasels Pog 397
21 Parney’s Players Simon Parnell 397
22 Hednesford Triumphant Neil Jinks 391
23 Gibsons Gogetters Sam Gibson 388
24 Trotters Terriers Amanda Trotter 387
25 Mossy’s Merry Men Mary Moss 385
26 Simmo’s Second’s Select Andy Simms 380
27 Mighty Magyars Gary Varga 379
28 The Pacemakers Sue Peatfield 376
29 Dynamo Bukarest Richard Buka 370
30 Robo Rangers Ian Robinson 367
31 Sudakoz Boyz John Sudale 365
32 TBC1 Randall Moore 363
33 This is Howe it’s Done Dan Howe 358
34 The commoners Sarah Peatfield 336
35 East Fife 5 Forfar 4 Jon Williams 331
36 Pick-a-Mix Anne Silito 319
37 Falcos Warriors James Faulconbridge 318
38 Creswell Dennis Wall 307