Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official Timperley Hockey Club app


Weekly Update - no pay no play is almost upon us !

By Shelagh Entwisle

Its that time of years when a deadline's looming and there's lots of hockey to play so don't miss out ! get your Subs Paid !

Its crunch time this weekend as its the final chance to get your 2018-19 subs paid - remember if you've not paid. or contacted your club captain with a reason why by Friday 28th September, you will not be eligible for selection for next weeks games. Captains are armed with lists of those paid up so be aware you'll be chased this weekend if you've not already paid !

Pay at the Bar by cash, cheque or bank card - or play on line

See news item for full details and ways to pay:

A very big thanks to everyone who has already paid or set up online payments for their TSC membership /playing fees for 2018-19. If you've already paid over the bar, have set up an online payment (full or installments), or paid the Academy, you don't need to do any more. Paying by the cut off has made the life of our the captains and committee much much easier so thank you very much.

Online payments can take between 5 - 7 days to be debited from your Bank Account after the payment dates given on the website 'products' - this is because of the banking / DD process. Direct Debits are for either one off or the installments you've signed up they are not recurring and will not be taken for future seasons.

This week's Hockey Round Up

With all Men's teams getting their league seasons off go last weekend there were some good wins all round with Men's 1,2,3's and a draw for the 4's plus a goal for Captain Jack Curnow in the 6's 4-1 defeat ! The Men's 1's away trip to Lincoln to play Lindum wasn't pretty by all accounts but the lads brought the 3 points home having come back from 2-1 down to win 3-4. Another hat-trick for Connor Miller, a 16th Birthday present for new keeper Henry Davies who picked up Man of the Match and a day trip out for Albert Family ! Thanks to Will Tobin for the 700+ photos shared on Facebook as the day trip to the East !

The Ladies 2's go their North Division 2 campaign underway too but with a more limited squad than new coach Mark Talbot would like the girls went down 3-0 to Crewe Vagrants 1's, All geared up the away trip to Sale this week will hopefully bring home the first 3 points of the season. A narrow 2-1 loss for the Ladies 3 away at Neston, but 6 points grabbed at home for with Ladies 4 beating Neston 3's in a goal feast 6 -2 with Georgia Giles netting an amazing five goals followed by a great team performance from the Ladies 5's to win 2 - 0 v Crewe Vagrants 3's with a debut for the Academy's Tully Evans in goal.

The Ladies 1's had there final preseason match down at Olton and West Warkwicks who fielded a well organised team led by ex England and GB player Sally Walton. Big strides made in the game in the style of play and putting into practice the training hours - coming out 3-2 down. Lots of positive keeping a clean sheet in the second half and almost snatching the draw !

This Saturday the Ladies 1's start their Investec Women's Hockey League season another short hop down the M6 to play Sutton Coldfield. The Big home game is the Men's 1's v City of York on the blue pitch at 12.30pm - so do come down and support the lads and see if Connor can bag another hat-trick and if Akeem keeps his goal scoring record up too !

To keep up to date with this weeks fixtures and results go to : to see all teams results

For IWHL you need to go to the EH site for the latest results

Hockey Goals - all change !

All change this week and players and coaches are asked to take not that:

Green Pitch:
- Match Day goals are the weighted goals acquired in the summer with orange uprights and blue nets. Goals must be moved by 2 - 4 people due to weight and they need more care to put into position. This is for safety reasons and to reduce damage (and cost of repairs) to the section.
- Training / 7 a-side goals (Set 2a & 2b) set is now chained up at the car park end of the pitch and should be kept there
- one set of goals (set 4a & 4b) remain at the gate end of the pitch and are due to be repaired (due mainly to damage by being moved by one person) and will then be moved onto the blue pitch
- all other football and lax goals must be moved to the ends of the pitch and in the corners for matches. If players don't do this your match may be delayed as Umpires will insist they are moved.

Blue Pitch
- Blue Harrod goals remain the match day goals (NB only limited numbers of keys for these goals and they are NOT to be used for training
- Training / 7 a side goals (set 3a & 3b) are located at the gate end and may be moved to the far end of the pitch once locks sorted
- the old steel training / 7 a side goals (set 5a & 5b) will be removed in the next week and scrapped unless anyone has a use for them and can remove them from the club
Once all the moves are completed set 4a & 4b will be moved to the Blue pitch.
- all football and lax goals must be moved to the ends of the pitch on match days

Team Responsibilities
- First teams set up hockey goals for the match and move all other goals to far ends
- Last teams on move match day goals back to fence and lock
- clear pitch of any balls, kits etc
- lock the gate when exit pitch

EH Championships
We're still awaiting details from EH on the dates and opposition for all the teams entering EH - so watch out for more details and availability alerts. There will then be a made scramble to short pitches and teams out in as scheduled dates start from 14th October for some competitions.

Captains Corner
Thanks to all our captains who came to a joint session on Monday to run through all the logistics and basics for the season a head. We've got a really good mix this season or new and not so new captains - please support your captain by helping out when you can, responding promptly to messages and selection, confirm direct with then in going direct to a game and if you have any dietary requirements.

A quick reminder home teas are provided solely for players, managers, coaches and umpires.

Our 2018 - 19 Captains are:

Men's Club Captain - Kieran Jeffery
Men's 1 - David Halkyard
Men's 2 - Ross Small
Men's 3 - Tony Ormandy
Men's 4 - Col Taylor
Men's 5 - Andrew Entwisle
Men's 6 - Jack Curnow
Men's Over 40's - Contact Rob Judd (not sure on captain yet!)
Men's Over 50's - Col Taylor

Ladies Club Captain - Helen Cue
Ladies 1 - Kelly Burdett and Vicky Lomas
Ladies 2 - Sarah Impey
Ladies 3 - Jo Nicholson
Ladies 4 - Ruth Maddocks
Ladies 5 - Penny Croquette and Nat Scott
Ladies O35 - Tracy Rimmington
Ladies O45 - Ruth Maddocks

Players are asked to support captains on a weekly basis with all the normal jobs needed to make it a #GreatMatchDay - so why not offer to sort putting goals out / away, collect match fees, wash kit, chat to the umpires after the game, collect in practice balls etc Its so much easier if players offer to help and takes some pressure off the captains who have a lot of stuff to sort on a league match day. All Captains are on Pitchero and can be contacted via Pitchero messages.


There's a course coming up at the Armitage Centre on 14th October if anyone would like to go - THC will pay the feel in return for your volunteering to join our merry band of THC umpires. Contact Shelagh, Nick Burnett, Kieran or Cuey for more information. Or get yourself booked in and claim the fee back from the club.

Final Chance to Raise Funds from the Coop

We've only 6 weeks left to be eligible as a Local Community Cause funded by the Co-op. If you've not already done so please choose THC as your local cause, if you've got a Co-op membership card please remember to use it as every penny raises from the 1% for your community will come to us.

Good luck to all teams this weekend !

Updated 08:26 - 28 Sep 2018 by Shelagh Entwisle

Where next?

Sponsorship and supporter opportunities - make a difference to THC from £50 Take a look at ways to support hockey - as an individual, by promoting your business or encouraging friends or contacts to get involved
THC Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Code - reminder for all THC folks All involved with THC (playing, coaching, non playing) are asked to take a little time to get familiar with our key Codes


Loading comments

Tue 28 May
THC Ladies Summer League Summer League
Tournament 18:45
Tue 4 Jun
THC Ladies Summer League Summer League
Tournament 18:45
Sat 8 Jun
Ladies Over 45 Tbc
Friendly 10:00
Ladies Over 35 Tbc
Friendly 10:00

News sponsors


Club sponsors