Grand Opening

The official opening of our brand new clubhouse will start at 1230 on Saturday with lots of friends, members, players, family and special guests. 

Past WHC President, Robin Carr will be joined by Councillor John Oldfield, Lyle Acott of The Argus, Rt. Hon. Nick Herbert MP and Simon Liley Headmaster of The Angmering School to cut the ribbon and mark the occasion. 

Shortly after, the Men’s first XI team, who are scheduled to play their match at 1pm, will be joined by the special guests and England and Great Britain player, Luke Taylor to present their new team shirts.

 

Huge thanks goes to our fantastic sponsors and supporters; Heaton House, Direct Blinds, Flude Commercial, Block Wealth Management, Dennis Watkins, Charles Kirk, Charterhouse, HD Tribe Ltd, Noori’s, Michael Jones & Co, Regatta, Frontier Pitt, The Argus and Sussex Hockey. 

Moving to the new pitch and building the new clubhouse has only been possible through an immense amount of hours put in by friends, member and players who helped lay foundations, dig holes, build and decorate our new home.

 

If you are interested in getting back to hockey or want to know more about the Worthing Hockey Club family come and join us, everyone is welcome. Or follow the day on our social channels @worthinghc

Andie’s Golf Day 2019

Worthing Hockey Club Golf Day – Andie’s Golf Day

You are invited to this year’s Worthing Hockey Club Golf Day, now named Andie’s Golf Day. Andie was for many years in succession the Lady`s 1st team top scorer and a much loved Club member. 

This year’s event will now be in commemoration of the life of our Lady’s 1st XI team member Andrea Chambers (nee Grainger) who sadly lost her battle with cancer last Summer.

The day will be an opportunity to get together with friends and fellow WHC members for some fun, competitive golf. Proceeds from the day will be split between WHC & St.Barnabas Hospice where Andie spent her final days.

This year’s event will also include the new addition of Andie’s Celebration Cocktail which will be toasted to Andie on the short 11th hole where she had her hole-in-one!

Teams can look forward to sponsors prizes for teams & the coveted gold day trophy. If you would like to help sponsor the event, please contact Rob or Bob

Date: Saturday 8 June 2019
Venue: Hill Barn Golf Club
Cost: £45 per head, including breakfast, round of golf & astounding prizes

Format: Teams of four will take part in a Texas Scramble at Worthing’s finest golf club. 

Teams: Guests are welcome and all teams must contain a minimum of two WHC members /past members/VP`s per team please. There are available slots for 20 teams of four. 

Event Times

Breakfast will be available from 0830

First tee time is 0934, then following at seven minute intervals

Extras

Buggies are available, please book and pay for your own buggy direct with Hill Barn GC > 

Raffle Prizes.  We ask that each team provides one proxe for the raffle please

Entryannual golf day

Please RSVP asap with your team name & members…….& their dodgy handicaps!

The committee will review handicaps & may adjust if necessary!

Contact

Rob W:  07471 899169

Bob C:  07836 529133

 

 

WORTHING HOCKEY CLUB – NEW CLUBHOUSE LAUNCH

Over the last few months the new Worthing Hockey Clubhouse has been taking shape at The Angmering School next to the club’s home pitch forming a cornerstone in the next chapter of club history alongside the merger with Penguin Mens Hockey Club.

The club is now proud to announce that the club house is ready to welcome members and visiting teams to use for teas and refreshments post game from Saturday 19th January. Over the following weeks the final touches will be completed including signage, catering arrangements and bar licence. The brick fund is still open for donations to help fund this ambitious project.

The clubhouse will have a grand opening on Saturday 16th March at 12.30pm to coincide with a Men’s 1st XL league game – this will  be  conducted  by  local  dignitaries  and  The  Angmering  School  headmaster.  Invitations  will  include  all  members  past  and  present, sponsors, friends of the club, vice presidents and the local press – full details to follow. 

 

To mark this historic event in the club’s 123 years of history , a new logo is being unveiled which reflects a modern, fresh image whilst  retaining  the  traditional  values  of  the  club,  helping  to  widen  the  appeal  of  the  club  to  members,  friends  of  the  club,  sponsors and new members across social media, website and advertising within the local community.
Starting  in  February  2019,  to  coincide  with  the  opening  of  the  new  clubhouse  at  Angmering  School,  the  logo  will  change to this >

New club kit starting with the Mens 1st Xl will be phased in from March 2019 and the logo will be phased in on club kit during the 2019 / 2020 season.

More details on the grand opening day on 16th March will be issued shortly.

Christmas Hockey

Date: Saturday 29 December 2018

Time: 10.30am for first match at 11am

Fee: £5 per person to play

Each game will be 15 minutes each way and all proceeds will go towards the new WHC clubhouse build. 

Register your team on the day, the format will be similar to the WHC round-robin style Easter Games, prizes up for grabs for the winning team!

Discount for Club Members

Get organised for the new season and get your club shirt and kit from Game, Set and Match. 

Go online and use code: WRTHGHCGSAM to get your members discount. 

Alex Danson Masterclass

Special Offer for Worthing Hockey Club – Alex Danson Masterclass

Alex Danson along with Everyone Active set up the Alex Danson Hockey Academy last year to develop new and exciting opportunities for young people to play Hockey.

Alex wanted to combine her two passions, her love for hockey and inspiring the next generation to play the sport she loves so much, Alex’s aim is to engage over 10,000 new children to Hockey over the next three years.

Part of the Academy includes providing the opportunity for everyone to pick up a hockey stick especially primary aged children with the opportunity to give hockey a go through school engagement and local Hockey Camps.

Alongside this Alex has launched her Alex Danson Masterclasses aimed at hockey players aged 11-18 who are keen to develop their skills further and gain a real insight into what it takes to be full time athlete.

Following the World Cup Alex is running several Masterclasses across the country and would like to provide unique opportunities to a local hockey club for their players to be involved. Alex has planned the masterclasses around a typical day of an England/GB athlete including 2 x specialised technical coaching sessions using Crazy Catch & STX equipment, healthy lunch provided by Merchant Gourmet similar to what athletes would eat, demo and Question & Answer workshop for both Players and Parents.

Alex along with her team of coaches will be delivering the Masterclass at University of Chichester on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

Alex’s offer to Worthing Hockey Club, is for four hockey players to attend the Masterclass for the price of three – 25% off (Each player will be able to attend the Masterclass for £67.50 instead of the promoted price of £90). Unfortunately there are limited places available so will be offered on a first come first served basis. Please note this offer cannot be taken up with existing players booked on the masterclass.

Click here for further information on the masterclass >>>

If you would like to take up this offer please send the below information to SarahBeattie@everyoneactive.com  as soon as possible and note this offer is on a first come first served basis. Everyone Active will arrange for someone to call you back directly to book your players onto the Masterclass and further information can be sent through.

ALEX DANSON HOCKEY MASTERCLASS – UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER

PLAYER NAME 1:_________________________________________

PLAYER NAME 2: ________________________________________

PLAYER NAME 3: ________________________________________

PLAYER NAME 4: ________________________________________

CONTACT NUMBER: ______________________________________

 

Club Day 2018

Join us and all of the Worthing Hockey Club teams to start the 2018/2019 hockey season!

DATE: Saturday 8 September

Have you been inspired by the recent Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup or the success of the hockey teams at the Commonwealth Games? We invite you to come along and have a go, pick up a stick and find out how much fun you can have playing hockey.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the morning sessions to meet WHC members and players then stay to support some teams playing pre-season friendly matches.

DAY  TIME   VENUE   TEAM   DESCRIPTION   ACTIVITY 
Saturday 8 September 10:00-11:30 Angmering School Juniors Club Day everyone welcome
Saturday 8 September 11:30-13:00 Angmering School Adults – Men Club Day all male players welcome
Saturday 8 September 13:00-14:30 Angmering School Mens 1s Friendly vs Epsom
Saturday 8 September 14:30-16:00 Angmering School Ladies 1s Friendly vs Brighton
Saturday 8 September 16:00-17:30 Angmering School Ladies 2s Friendly vs
Southwick Ladies
everyone welcome

Be Part of the World Cup Final

The Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup is only a few days away!

Thanks to England Hockey there is an exciting opportunity for all of us to attend the World Cup Final on Sunday 5th August.

We have been given priority access to buy tickets to be part of an unforgettable World Cup Finals day! A once in a lifetime opportunity on home turf, take friends and family and support the teams.

We now have access to tickets to the Clubhouse for the World Cup Final before going on general sale.

CLUBHOUSE TICKETS – WHAT DO I GET?

Tickets for the final. You will get category B tickets to watch the sold-out final and bronze medal match, plus a FREE programme. 

Private Bar. No need to wait for a drink with exclusive access to the private bar. 

Clubhouse Access. Socialise with teammates and friends in the Clubhouse when not watching the action! 

Gifts for U18s. England Hockey are hoping to inspire the next generation and will have goodie bags to remember the unforgettable day. 

HOW TO BUY 

Use promotional code CLUBHOUSE18 and click ‘use code’ and you’ll be taken to a page to buy your Clubhouse Finals ticket. Quick! It’s first come first served!

Buy your tickets here >>>

Remembering Peter Saville

It is with great sadness that we have to write that Peter Saville died peacefully at his home, on June 27th, aged 90.

Peter, his wife and family were an integral part of Worthing Hockey Club for well over 50 years.

He was a playing member, committee man and Vice President and was instrumental in the formation of the Gannets XI; a young team augmented by four older players and was also an original member of Worthing Veterans XI, that was formed in 1978.

He always knew all the pubs to visit en route, when returning home from long away fixtures, for which we all say, thank you Peter.

Dear Peter will be sadly missed.

Dearly loved husband of Josephine, much loved Dad to John-Pete, Jane, Paul, Theresa, Anna and Joseph and loving Grandad to eight Grandchildren. Retired Dentist, keen sportsman and highly respected member of the community in Worthing. He will be very sadly missed by all his family and friends.

The Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary of the Angels, Crescent Road on Thursday 12th July at 12 noon, followed by burial at Durrington Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations for either CAFOD or St Barnabas House may be sent c/o H D Tribe Ltd 130 Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HU Tel: 01903 249913

Another Successful Easter Tournament

This year’s Easter 7s Charity hockey tournament was a big success raising over £800 for Chestnut Tree House and acting as a fabulous ambassador for how much fun hockey is. 

The day was not only hugely entertaining, supported by current WHC members and hockey players but by visiting teams, friends and family who were all not turned off by the autumnal Easter weekend weather.

Hockey is a fantastic sport and our hockey family welcomed in two new converted hockey players who picked up sticks for the first time on the day to play! We look forward to seeing them join us next season. 

See you all next year! 

Photo Credit: Mandi Stevens

WHC Easter 7s Charity Tournament 2018

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Photo Credit: Madi Stevens