Urgent Call for Help

Hi All

I have been asked to post a request for helpers to aid Rob Peatfield in setting up the new Goals at Beaconside, those of you at training would appreciate the current ones are not up to scratch and the only way we’ll have the new goals in place for Saturday is if we put them together ourselves.

Rob will be at Beaconside with all the tools required from 3pm Tomorrow (Friday) As many helpers as possible 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


Beaconside Parking Restrictions

Starting Monday, 11th November 2013

Please be aware that all cars parked at Beaconside Sport Centre need a free parking permit to be displayed in the car windscreen.

These can be obtained by from the Sports Reception desk. You will need to provide your car registration number. It may be possible for regular users can get a permit that lasts for a month – please ask at reception.

There will be fines of £70 for ALL cars parked on double yellow lines; in disabled bays (without disabled sticker); on the grass; parked without a permit visible or not in a marked parking bay.

Please can captains make visiting teams aware of the new restrictions on their arrival.

Masters Tournaments in 2014

There are now representative regional Masters tournaments in 2014 for:
Over 40’s Men

    26/27 April – Southgate

Over 50’s Men

    26/27 April – Cannock

Over 70’s Men

    03/04 May – Cannock

Over 45’s Men

    10/11 May – Oxford Hawks

Over 55’s Men

    10/11 May – Chelmsford

Over 60’s & Over 65’s Men

    17/18May – Cannock

Could you please let me know if you are interested in playing for the Midlands in any of the tournaments listed above?

NB The age qualification is to ATTAIN the age in the year of the t/ment

Stafford Mens and Ladies Fantasy Hockey leagues are Back.

Hi all,

The start of the season is nearly upon us and with it comes the return of the two most eagerly awaited competitions, I am again in charge of organising both the Mens and the Ladies Fantasy Hockey leagues. (exactly like fantasy football – but based on the performances of the Mens and Ladies teams of Stafford)

If you would be interested in joining either or both (Men are welcome to enter the ladies league and Ladies, likewise you are welcome to enter the Mens League) please contact me on staffordfantasyhockey@gmail.com, or see me in person

Dates for your Diary

11th September 2013 – Ladies league details available

14th September 2013 – Mens league details available

20th September 2013 – Ladies Teams need to be received

21st September 2013 – Ladies League starts

4th October 2013 – Mens Teams need to be received

5th October 2013 – Mens League starts


Please pass on details to anyone who might be interested





Men’s Masters Over 60s Cup & Trophy

Men’s Masters Over 60s Cup & Trophy
Format: Each competition is played on a straight knockout basis. Teams who enter the Cup and lose in their first match will be entered into the Trophy, guaranteeing two matches.

Cup Entry Criteria: Very few clubs can field a team of players over 60. Entry is based on “County” teams. Eligibility to play for a team is based on playing for a club in that county or living in the county. More than one team may enter from a county, or two or more counties may merge to form one team. All players must have attained the age of 60 years in 2014. The competition commences on 24th November and the finals are on 3rd/4th May.

Staffordshire have entered a team in this new competition and would like to know if anyone from Stafford HC would like to be considered for the team.

If you meet the criteria and are willing and available please let me know and I will pass on your details.

Masters Cup Result

Stafford 0 – 9 Barford Tigers

As expected it was a tough opening game for the Stafford Vets team against an outstanding Barford Tigers team which included many players who have played at the very top level.

The Tigers fluent pass and move game plan paid dividends putting Stafford under pressure from the off.

The Stafford defence did a very credible job keeping the score reasonably respectable with the midfield and attack providing limited respite despite winning a few short corners.

Thanks goes out to the club members who turned out to provide a rousing support throughout.

Stafford Vets now play in the Men’s Masters Plate with the next game not until the 3rd February 2013 as yet again we gained a bye for the first round. Full details here

2nd Round of the Men’s Masters over 40’s Cup

The team for Sunday 25th November Vets Cup home game against Barford Tigers is as follows:

Jay Muller (GK)
Carl Dudley,
Rob Peatfield,
Rich Peatfield,
John Williams,
Neil Jinks,
Dave Evans,
Giles Rowden (c),
John Sudale,
John Sutton,
Alan Johnson

Still waiting for confirmation from Brian Horne and Steve Palin

The push back is at 2:30 so please be pitch side for 1:50.

Please come along and support us