With the dash of rain we've had over the last 24 hours the home pitches should be playing really well tomorrow ready for another bumper Saturday with 7 homes games including:
- our next National League Double Header verses Wakefield Hockey Club at 16:00 (Ladies 1) and our Saturday Night Match at 18:00 (Men's 1's) lets get a good crowd down for both games and hit 100+ for each game
- Ladies and Men's 2's, Ladies plus Ladies and Men's 3's and Men's 6's - with the Beavers and Badgers on a fixture break for Half Term
- Janet Wood will be done with her cake stall helping to raise money for the new lights
- plus the rain's due to stop early afternoon so ideal for watching the matches and if its a bit nippy we have THC Bobble hats for sale on the gate during the 1s games £15
We've also got a Live Band - the Soul Temptations - at the club in the evening - tickets just £5 from the bar. All welcome, players, friends, academy parents. Come down and watch the 1's grab a bar snack up til 6pm and make a night of it.
This Sunday we also play our first EH Championships 2019-20 match this Sunday (27th October) with the Men's 1's v Didsbury Northern at home 14:30 push back. Follow the link to take a look at matches for academy, senior and masters games coming up in November.
Scores on the doors
A good set of results overall last weekend congratulations to ....
- Men's 1 picking up their first National League win coming from 2-0 down at Doncaster to win 2-3
- Men's 2's finding the net again and heading back to the top of the table on goal difference with a 0-7 win away at Bebington
- Men's 3's picking up their first league win of the season
- Men's 4's getting a 2-2 draw again a slightly younger Brooklands MU sides
- Men's 6's clocked win to remain unbeaten and top of the table
- Men's 7 for getting a team out and continuing to build our newest team and hard lines to Men's 5's who lost 2-4 to table toppers Crewe
- the Ladies 1s make it four back to back wins and their 100% record with a 0-1 win away at Fylde
- Ladies 2's made it back to back wins with a pleasing win away at Alderley
- Ladies 3's came out with a point and 0-0 draw in the derby game with Bowdon
- Ladies 5's got a well deserved 3-0 win v Chester but Chester came out on top against the ladies 4's who went down 2-4
- Beavers also won 3-0 v Chester with the Badgers going down 1-4 to Chester make it all square for the Timps v Chester games !
September kit orders - delivery
The majority of the September Silver FX fit orders are scheduled to arrive this weekend and will those received will be available for collection on Sunday morning (for academy players) from Sarah Williams and, depending when the delivery arrives on Saturday morning, Senior orders can be picked up from Shelagh E on Saturday or on Tuesday at training. We will email you if your order has arrived. The final batch of September deliveries will arrive ready for collection from next weekend.
Getting the games on...
We've had a tough few weeks availability wise with Half Term and thank everyone whose turned out to play and Umpire . Thanks too to Haroon Bangee who took up our whistler challenge last week and has volunteered to do the EH Umpiring course to grow the pool of umpires to make sure we can get up to 20 games on a weekend. There's still time to follow Haroon's lead, or just do the EH On Line Umpire Test so you can help out with the lower team games. See how you can help Spotlight on our whistlers and getting involved
We've also published our new #oneclub Selection Policy this week following feedback from last season player survey. Please do keep Pitchero or your Captain up to date on any changes to your availability and lets keep getting as many people playing hockey as possible each week.
Next Saturday (2nd November) both 1's have a week off due to the Olympic Qualifiers, the Ladies 3,4 and 5's have the CWHL break and the Badgers and Beavers also get another week off linked to Half Term. We hope from next weekend availability will pick up again.
We know that some of the challenges of getting the game on are linked to the way hockey is organised and the various Rules and Regulations. We've completed our club input to the EH Governance Review this week about gaining views on the way hockey is structures at a league level across the country. This links to a set of outline proposals about how leagues and associations are structured and potential changes from the 2021 - 22 season. Find our more about the proposed change EH Governance Review Proposals
If you'd like to have your personal say take the survey by Sunday 27th October 2019
EH Survey on How Hockey's Structured