Worthing entered a mixed U10 and U12 boys team at Crowborough 6-a-side junior hockey festival on Sunday 16th October. Both teams did fantastically well finishing in fourth position out of twelve teams entering each age group. This was a great effort considering most had never played a competitive hockey game before.
The mixed side notched notable wins against East Grinstead A, Eastbourne B and Crowborough B. James picked up the man-of-the-match award and team sweets.
The U12 boys side had an excellent result against Lewes and a win over the hosts! Seb was man-of-the-match.
U10s: Sam, Daisy, Oliver, Fraser, James
U12s: William, Seb, Oaklee, Oliver, Fraser, James
Thanks to Crowborough Hockey Club for a really well organised and enjoyable event.
Inspire Sport once again provided the infrastructure and support for the juniors hockey trip to Amsterdam over the bank holiday weekend and half term 29th May – 1st June.
The team of 13 juniors enjoyed a combination of training, matches and organised trips into the city as well as some free time for chilling out and enjoying the atmosphere. Many thanks to the organisers and the 7 parents who supported the trip.
The two matches resulted in 1 win and 1 loss but the standard of hockey was high and challenging for all who took part. Often training is less exiting but the opportunity to watch the GB ladies team in their morning warm up session before the international against Netherlands was an unexpected surprise.
The organised trips to the Van Gogh museum and Body World perhaps held more interest for the adults but kept everyone interested during the remainder of the tour. A chance meeting for one of the team with Michael Portillo (who was on a city tour) was a shock and he may not have been recognised if he wasn’t wearing bright red trousers and a yellow linen jacket!
For those who missed the highlights on Sky Sports, nine teams contested this annual high profile and prestigious event.
Thanks to Regatta for sponsoring the prizes, Bob Catlow and Rob Warner for organising, and Hill Barn for hosting.
Winners: `The Wedding Cake Team` – Mike Gubbins, Tim Gubbins, Sir Dick Atkinson, Gareth Halford
2nd: `The Ladies` – Kathy Minchell , Sara Carter, Fran Thornton, Lynn Stoner
3rd: ` The Yorkies` – Matt Sephton, Steve Bird, Mark Goose-Newsom, Wrecks Fuller
Booby: ‘The Hintons’ – Luc Hinton, Andrew Hinton, Steve Day (Prize = Compass !)
Longest Drive 9th (Ladies) – Lynne Stoner
Longest Drive 9th (Men) – Sir Dick A
Longest Drive 16th – Mike Gubbins
Nearest Pin 5th – Keith Minchell
8th – Gareth Halford
11th – Rollo J-K
17th – Ian Penny
Sussex Cup Finals Weekend 23rd/24th April
Congratulations to our U16 boys who secured the Sussex U16 Cup 2015/16 with a 2-1 win over Mid-Sussex,
and our U14 Boys, runners up to Horsham in the U14 Cup
Don’t put away those hockey sticks yet – junior summer training starts Friday 15th April.
Who is it for?
The sessions will be headed up by Rob Warner and there will be groups suitable for beginners through to Llamas, Wolves and County standard.
When and where?
10 weeks Friday 15th April – Friday 24th June (excluding 3rd June); 6:00 – 7:00pm; Durrington High School.
How much does it cost?
Summer training is additional to club membership and will cost:
||10 weeks @ £4 per session
||10% Early Bird discount if paid by 15th April 2016
|2nd sibling (30% discount)
|3rd sibling (50% discount)
How do I join?
So we can plan coaching ratios please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and send payment by bank transfer to Worthing Hockey Club, sort code 30-99-93, account number 02100987 with your child’s name as a reference.
To take advantage of the early bird discount payment must be received before 15th April.
email@example.com or call Kathy on 07594 203677
Save the date – we will be holding our annual charity mixed-7s tournament at The Manor on Saturday 26th March in aid of Chestnut Tree House.
Format will be mixed 7s, any number of subs, all teams welcome regardless of standard; £30 per team
Individual players welcome – we will fit you into a team.
Registration from 10:00am; games start 11:00am.
The clubhouse will be open for food and drink and there will be a raffle – contributions to the prizes very welcome.
Come on down and get involved!
Contact Janice for more information.
Claire Greenway, who is our ladies section head coach, will be leading workshops in half term in association with Sussex Hockey.
See attached flyer for details – contact Claire on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
England Hockey and the Sussex Hockey Umpires Association are running a Level 1 Umpires’ course for 14-18 year olds at Hurstpierpoint College on Tuesday 16th February (half term) 9:30 – 17:00.
The course fee is £50 and the tutors are John Murphy and Ian Anguige.
There is an online rules test to complete before the course; at the end of the day you are qualified as an umpire but then need to be assessed if you wish to umpire at a higher level.
Alan Grey (Sussex Young Umpire Coordinator) is happy to discuss the course but you must apply by contacting Natasha at email@example.com for an application form.
The ladies section took advantage of a spare pitch slot to start their festive social with a fancy dress match on a pantomine theme…Ladies 1s were Snow White, Ladies 2s were Cinderella, and Llamas were Jack and the Beanstalk….how many characters can you recognise?
The sun shined on the new Durrington Astro for a great start to the season, and the seagulls were sufficiently intimidated to stay away!
First on the pitch were the juniors for a very well attended session, followed by the ladies. A brief pause at 12:45 to remember those affected by the Shoreham Air Disaster was followed by the official pitch opening with Durrington High School Headteacher Sue Marooney, our MP (and WHC patron) Tim Laughton, and our President Kathy Minchell.
Next up the Mens 1st XI took on a team from Reading HC followed by a tea of Thai green curry and beef salad. The rest of the mens section finished off the day, before repairing to the Manor Club House to toast the new season.
Training starts in earnest this week with most teams seeing some action next weekend. Get those membership forms in – it’s going to be a great season.