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Weekly Update - Hockey Camps, Kit, Live Music and a bit of hockey too !

By Shelagh Entwisle

Catch up with this week's news and what's coming up over the next couple of weeks

Looks like being a wet and windy for this weekends hockey !

A few reminders this weekend

- Saturday - due to Faulty Towers Event teas will be in the bar area on Saturday and the function room will not be available. Last Orders on teh bar will be 5.30pm and the clubhouse is to be cleared by 6pm ready for the event. The Bar will reopen to members from 7.30pm. Please help the club team but keeping the bar area as tidy as possible, get kit in cars and do not leave items in bar area after 5.45pm as its likely to be moved ! Lost Property THC branded items have been put in the Academy Store Room from the bag storage area.

- Kit Orders deadline has been extended to Sunday 14th October PLUS see the Express Delivery Items

- EH Championships hockey starts this Sunday with the U14 Girls (At Brooklands) and U16 Boys (at Chester) weekend with the first Timperley Teams in action with Sunday fixtures coming thick and fast over the next few weeks for academy, senior and masters teams

- THC Bobble Hats should be arriving next week available from 20th October from Shelagh Entwisle £15 (order on line)

- Half Term Hockey Camp is back for two days 22nd and 23rd October for players aged 7 - 14 all welcome. Added bonus this time will be Akeem Rudder, Barbados International and Men's 1 player doing Drag Flicking masterclasses

- Saturday 27th October Live Music at Timperley with three live bands 7pm - 11pm (free entry) come down and see Patty Marsden and the Scoobbies returning to the club with the Harbingers and Surgical Support ! See posters in the club

This week's Home Game of the day is the unbeaten Men's 1 v Chester 1 with the 12.30pm push back at the Club - come down and support the lads who've scored four goals in each of their last three league games so should be plenty of 'goals' on offer.

Thanks to Match Day Sponsor's, The Nicholson Family - Jo, Stu, Ben and Ella - for supporting this weekend's match - with Ben playing in the Men's 1's game at 12.30, Jo captaining the Ladies 3s at 2.15pm .

The Ladies 1's head down the M6 again, this time heading to Leicester Ladies and are ready to bounce back from last weeks defeat to an impressive Ben Rhydding side.

Welcome back to Ed Stropek who is back in the UK now and who has taken up the vacant role of Club Coach (Men's 2/3's). Ed picked up his first win last weekend to build on the Men's 2 undefeated start to the season and are sitting joint top of NWHL Division 2.

Last week's league game of the day Men's 6 v Men's 5 didn't disappoint with the billing (pitched by the Men's 6s) and was fiercely contested by both sides and entertained the crowd in the late game ! The half time 0 - 0 deadlock was broken in the second half with two flick, two goals, along with two blood injuries, two warnings for 'chat' and one green card and a final score of 2-0 up to the Men's 5's - the umpires can't wait til the return fixture !

We will be doing a round up of the EH Championships Fixtures this weekend (assuming we have them all in from England Hockey) as they trickle in ! All games will be held on Sunday's so support most welcome. Fixture Information is held on the England Hockey System not Fixtures Live England Hockey Fixtures and Results Website

Finally, can you help us raise funds for THC by buying or selling a pitch side banner to your employer, your business, through contacts or friends ? Or sponsor a match Day from £50 Find raised support hockey for all ages, help fund coaching costs, affiliations and all that's needed to make hockey happen each week.

Updated 11:42 - 12 Oct 2018 by Shelagh Entwisle

Where next?

13 THC teams kick off their 2018/19 EH Championship campaigns ! With two EH trophies already in the bag in 2018 the draws are in for this season's EH championships - check out the THC teams in action
October Half Term Hockey Camp - 22 & 23rd October 2018 (CANCELLED) Regrettably due to low numbers / bookings we have had to Cancel the October Hockey Camp - we'll be back with the next camp in February 2019


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