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Weekly Update - countdown to Christmas !

By Shelagh Entwisle

Time to get those Tombola donations to the club and catch up with this week's news including festive training times !

Job number 1 this week - don't forget to bring your Tombola Donations and drop off in the Committee Room !

The clubhouse looking very festive ready for our annual coming together from current and past members and friends of Timperley on Saturday 15th December. There's something for all ages from our youngest players and siblings to the oldest ! Everyone is welcome, bring the family, current and former members come down and catch up with friends and have a flutter on the Tombola and 200 Club to help raise funds for the club development. Let's get a good turnout and there's the chance to win £250 on the night too if you're in the clubhouse around 6.30pm !

Job number 2 this week - take a look at how you can help the club by signing up to the Grow a Tenner scheme from 10am Tuesday 11th December

Help us grow some cash to help buy a new (or nearly new) tractor to keep all our pitches in tip top condition (including the astro's so all hockey players benefit !)

Job number 3 - keep training and playing !

Senior training is running right through to Tuesday 18th December and will restart on Tuesday 8th January - both first team squads may have some extra sessions popped in so look out for details from your captain.

Look out for details of any potential inter-club social hockey on Saturday 15th December and Saturday 5th January.

Academy Training finished this Sunday 9th December and restarts on Sunday 6th January.
Academy Tuesday training finished this week - 11th December and restarts Tuesday 8th January

Job number 4 - kit and caboodle and festive gifts !

Janet Wood will be running her Cake Stall at the club today after the Men's 1 match (from about 2.15pm) and has kindly offered to sell a few club items ideal for Xmas Presents or stocking fillers ! Pick up a THC Club Tie, the last of the bobble hats (we'll be ordering more for delivery in January) and THC blue socks. THC Ties can also be ordered online - go to the Payments section of the website.

Don't forget we now have a number of THC kit items (shirts, midlayers, baselayers, joggers, shorts and skorts) available for Express Home Delivery (3-5 days) ideal for Christmas Gifts and don't forget to take a look what's left in the clearance section too go to

The Christmas Silver FX orders should be delivered this week and Steph Ashworth will be in touch individually to confirm where, when and how to pick up your items ! There are still some of September orders awaiting collection in the committee room.

Job number 5 - catch up with some hockey and all the rest of the THC news !

Hockey isn't on TV very often so don't miss out on the Men's World Cup currently taking place in India to watch and learn from some world clash hockey and umpiring (test yourself against the video referrals too !) watch on BT Sport or catch up on line. England have progressed to the knock out stages and if your want a masterclass in goal-scoring take a look at the Australia v China highlights in an 11 - 0 cracker ! Here's all the links !

If you want to see goals some of our THC teams continue to rattle them in ! The Men's 1 can usually guarantee as good few and came back from 3-1 down last week to draw 3-3 with Deeside in the league and then hit another three on Sunday to win their EH Tier 1 Championship match 3 -0 against Alderley Edge to make it into the last 16 and a home draw v Leeds on Sunday 3rd February. The lads play Oxton at home today 12.30pm push back.

The 6-1 win for the Men's 4's last week takes them to the top of NWHL Division 5 (South) and the Men's 2's knocked in another five to stay top of NWHL Division 2. The chase will be on for the second half of the season to see if the women's teams catch the men's total goals scored for the season.

Our Road to Lee Valley 2019 campaign continues on all fronts as the Men's Over 50's won 4-2 away at Alderley Edge last week to make it to Round 3 (and a bye) of the EH Masters Over 50 Tier 2 competition. This Sunday the Ladies 2's make the trip over to The Edge for a 13:30 push back v Alderley Edge 2's in the Women's Tier 2 Championships. Good Luck to Imps and the girls and we hope they will be joining those teams into the next rounds and one step nearer to national finals at Lee Valley - Men's 1 (last 16), Ladies Over 45's (last 8), Ladies Over 35's Men's Over 50's, Men's Over 40's and Mixed XI plus of course our Academy teams still playing regional round robin EH matches.

Finally, the Club held the TSC Vice President and Honorary Life Members Dinner last night when former members recognised for the services and contribution to Timperley Sports Club come together for a #OneFourFourSports evening hosted by our illustrious TSC President Nick Burnett. Take a look at the new 2018 TSC achievements board unveiled in the function room that brings to life the successes of all sections. This year the dinner welcomed our newest Hockey section Vice President - Rob Judd and the Club's newest Honorary Life Member, Richard Knill - the longest serving Club Treasurer we believe on the club's long history ! Our VP and HLM's, along with all our volunteers play a huge role in making Timperley Sports Club what it is - and we than them for their contribution and vision to help the club be what it is today from our fantastic playing facilities invested in over many years, the clubhouse build thanks to the vision and hard work of so many members in 2001 and of course all the playing opportunities we offer to nearly 1000 members from aged 5 to 75+

Good luck to all teams playing this weekend and thank you to our Match Day Sponsor and THC Treasurer Malcolm Tucker. Malcolm was a Caldy Grange Grammar boy (and taught by Chris Todd when he first starting teaching there) and player so its fitting he's sponsoring the Men's 1 Game v Oxton his old stomping ground.

Look forward to seeing lots of hockey folks on Saturday the 15th December

Updated 09:33 - 8 Dec 2018 by Shelagh Entwisle

Where next?

50% of Grow a Tenner match funded already allocated - PLEASE SIGN UP NOW - before funds run out Please don't delay - sign up for grow a tenner NOW before match funds run out - takes two mins - follow the link
Help keep the Astro's in tip top condition - sign up to 'Grow a Tenner' Tuesday 11th December Get on line from 10.00am Tuesday so the club gain benefit from match funding & gift aid to double donations - find out how & why !


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