What a difference a week makes ! With the Beast from the East wiping out most hockey in the UK last weekend we weren't to be beaten at THC thanks to a fantastic turnout at short notice to our shout out for a snow patrol last Saturday morning !
Thanks to everyone who turned out and got stuck and club staff Col and Ashy who joined the really 8.30am shift ! Thanks to Cuey, Dave H, Ben Ent, Alex M, Dunc B, Tony O, Pay M, Savs, Smalley, Rach, Woody, Fiona, Shelagh, Tobin, Smithy, Mark A, the Ladies 1, and anyone I've forgotten in snow blindness ! A real team effort showcasing what it means to be part of a club like ours at its best.
We also had a first as the only two clubs able to host any National League hockey games last weekend we a little club don South - Surbiton and a big hearted club Up North - Timperley !
We also saw a great tweet from Beeston HC
Beeston Hockey Club - @OfficialBeeHC
A huge thank you must go the many volunteers and fantastic officials at @TimperleyHockey who showed great determination to get our ladies league game on today, clearing the remnants of snow off the pitch. #topclub #beatthebeast
The Ladies 1 must have inspired by the heroics as they gave the crowd (and thanks for the great turn out!) a really thrilling and coming of National League Age performance in a really closely fought game v table toppers Beeston. 0-0 at half time showed the benefits of team discipline and confidence on the ball. Final score 1-2 with Beeston only taking the points after a real fight. If we see the performance repeated today it should be 3 points in the bag v Flyde and National League Hockey guaranteed for next season. Come down for the 12.30 push back Saturday 10th March. A big thank you to our Match Day sponsor - Jon Tipler for his support today.
The Men's 1 didn't have such a good day at the office going down 2-4 to Chester and hopes of a late surge to the National League promotion spot in North Prem slipping away. What a difference a couple of seasons has made from being in the relegation zone to now knowing we're a top four contending side and with work over the summer and improving in each department the Men should come back strong and delivery the consistency needed for a promotion side. They head to Didsbury Northern today.
#ClubSpirit has also extended this week into out first #OneClubFourSports charity event as we support Prevent Breast Cancers Paint Altrincham Pink week of awareness and fun raising activities. Thansk to Caroline Small for making this happen and find out how to get involved and buy one of our pink t-shirts today. Wear something pink to training, and buy or donate cakes next weekend (17th /18th) - or help run the cake stall 12 - 4pm on Saturday
Paint at Pink at Timperley
#ClubSpirit will take a different form on Friday 20th April too at out James Bond themed 2018 Dinner - get your tickets this weekend from the bar or on line . Please don't delay as the budget we have for the event will be based on the tickets sales as at 26th March - so the more Early Bird Tickets sold the better we can made the event ! We also need teams to source some cracking raffle prizes or auction lots. 2018 Dinner Tickets info and why to buy now !
#MiniClubSpirit - its that time of year when the Cheshire Mini's bring all the young players aged Under 10 and 12 from across the county together and this year we have five teams entered so 50 #blues coaches, parents and families will be heading to Kings Macc (Boys) and AGGS (Girls) on Sunday 11th March . Thanks to everyone involved in getting the teams organised and training and we hope everyone has a great days hockey .....we've some special supporters coming along to support the teams and thanks to our guest umpires Dave Halkyard and Kelly Burdett and GG for supporting the future blues - along with the young leaders picking up the whistle in the afternoon too !
We've also got GMJHL Under 15's hockey this weekend and the U13 girls are also playing a touring team so a bumper load of hockey !
#EHClubspirit - its a big EH Sunday too with the Men's over 50's off to Taunton for their Semi Final with travelling whislter Nick Burnett, the Girls Under 18's head to Repton for their Quarter Final with Fozzy on the whistle and the Boys Under 18 are at home at 1.30pm v Leek in the other Quarter Final with appointed Umpires !
....and finally don't forget next Saturday 17th March we're having a Pink and Green informal social in the bar bringing everyone together for drinks to mark the nearing of the end of the league and badger / beaver season. We'll be splitting any funds raised between Breast Cancer and raising money for a new junior GK kit. So do pop into the club after games even if only for an hour or so early doors ! Its also the 200 Club Draw 6.00pm - 6.30pm
Updated 08:56 - 10 Mar 2018 by Shelagh Entwisle