School Holiday Hockey Camps

Summer Holiday Camp*

Monday 27 July – Friday 31 July 2020**

Time: 9.30 to 12.30pm
Format: five half day camps
Cost: £15 per half day

Exciting, fun and engaging sessions aimed at improving children’s hockey skills.

Suitable for all levels from beginner to regular junior players. Ages from 6 – 14 years, boys and girls. Fully qualified coaches, all first aid trained with DBS checks. 

Click here to book and pay online >>> or call 07711387740 

*All subject to change depending on government guidelines
**Further dates planned w/c 24 August To Be Confirmed

 

WHC Chairman Announcement 28.6.20

With some elements of normal life starting to return – we are planning to start up some hockey sessions – starting this week.  Whilst this is possible there will still be a number of restrictions in place and you will need to follow them.  The objective is to provide everyone with the opportunity to use the pitch at Angmering – but in small groups with social distancing (2m) in place.  The pitch will be divided up into either 4 or 6 sections and no more than 6 people are allowed in any one section at any time.  Everyone must remain at least 2m apart at all times.  Clearly you can knock a ball around and use drills where social distancing can be implemented but any close contact with another player is not allowed.  Competitive training may follow in next few weeks subject to Government Guidelines
 
Each session will be supervised by a senior member of the Club who is responsible for enforcing the Rules.  You should not touch any equipment or pick up any hockey balls.  The supervisor will make sure that equipment is available and collected afterwards but if you have any questions you should ask.  We will provide sanitiser at the pitch – so please use this when you arrive and when you leave and as often as you need to during your session.  You should enter through the central gates and leave through the gates near the Clubhouse.  Other facilities (such as toilets) will be very limited – so plan accordingly.  The changing rooms will not be available.  Apart from that you should just follow the Government Guidelines on use of outdoor sports space.   We will provide a list of restrictions which will be posted by the entrance.  You must follow these Guidelines.
 
In order to give everyone an opportunity and to keep numbers at (any one time limited) – we plan to use the following timetable (but speak to a member of the committee if it doesn’t work for you)
 
Tuesday               7.30pm – 9.00pm             Ladies + Llamas
 
Wednesday        7.30pm – 9.00pm             Mens 1s
 
Saturday              1.00pm – 2.30pm             Mens 2s and 3s
 
Saturday              2.30pm – 4.00pm             Mens 4s,5s and 6s + Wolves
 
Sunday                 11.30am – 1.00pm           Comets
 
The first session will be Tuesday 30 June and other session follow from there.  There will be no charge for these sessions – for the next few weeks anyway.
 
Finally we also propose to open the bar on Saturday – and you will be able to buy bottled drinks and cans.  But no glasses will be available and you cannot go into the Clubhouse.  You will need to sit outside and more tables will be set up within our fenced area.  Please do not move the tables and restrict the groups to 6 people.  There will be table service only which you can message through to the bar and pay by contactless.  Basically applying the Guidelines set out by the Government.  The bar will not be open for other sessions. 
 
Look forward to your hockey
 
Best regards
 
John Herbert
WHC Chairman

Chairman’s Update June 2020

Dear All

There are clear signs that the lockdown is starting to be relaxed and we may be able to get back to some hockey over the summer.  England Hockey have provided some guidance which you can pick up from their website.  Hopefully there will be some further news by 22 June that will move us beyond social distancing and towards some social hockey.  Anyway we are working on our plans and hopefully there will be some activities going on at the Club once we get to July.

I mentioned last month that a number of people have said that they are willing to help – but we do need you to actually tell us rather than waiting to be asked.  We do need more volunteers and particularly more people to support our Schools’ project next year.  Without your support we will not be able to make this happen.

A number of members asked about further training sessions and we have provisionally agreed a further training session from 7pm – 8pm on Monday evening once the season get underway.  The initial thoughts are to focus on Technical Development for players across the whole Club for both men and ladies.  But we will need to get adequate numbers to make this viable and productive.  If you can’t make Tuesday or Wednesday – look at whether you can make this session on Monday.

You may have also seen that we are looking for a Ladies 1st XI Coach for Tuesday evenings and Saturdays – so if you are interested in this role you should let us know as soon as possible because our preference would be to give this opportunity to someone within the Club rather than an external appointment.

Finally please note that the AGM will be on 20 July.  We hope to hold this “in person” if the lockdown rules allow but if not you will be able to join by Zoom.  This is your chance to find out what we have planned for next year and have your say in how the Club is run.

Best Regards


John Herbert
WHC Chairman

Andie Family Day

DATE: Saturday 29 August 2021

VENUE: WHC Clubhouse

While we are unable to run this year’s Golf Day at Hill Barn Golf Club due to the Coronavirus restrictions we are not going to let this pandemic beat us. We are going to transfer all of our fundraising efforts back to the clubhouse for Andie’s Family Day! This will be a full day of fun, hockey spirit to bring together our end of season bash, club day and a welcome back to hockey.

All funds raised on the day will go to St. Barnabas House and the rumour is that the infamous raffle will be taking place along with a hog roast. More details to come soon. Save the Date! 

Raffle Prizes required please. ONE RAFFLE PRIZE DONATION per four player team required please. Proceeds of the day will all go to St Barnabas Hospice who looked after our great friend Andie Chambers.

If you would like to provide a raffle prize or take part in this event, please contact Rob Warner direct on 07471 800169. We look forward to seeing you all very soon for what is sure to be a memorable, fun and entertaining day at the club. 

 

Worthing Hockey Club – Ladies 1st Team Coach Wanted

Wanted Worthing Hockey Club – Ladies 1st Team Coach

We are looking to appoint a coach for our Ladies 1st XI for the 2020 / 21 Season.

This role will involve:

  • Planning weekly training sessions for a squad of 15-20 players
  • Delivering these training sessions on Tuesday evening (7pm – 9pm)
  • Providing 1:1 feedback for players (as required)
  • Available for pitch side support on match days (desirable)
  • Communications with 1st XI captain on selection of players (as required)

If you are interested in the role please contact Ladies Club Captain – Micheala Stevens 07882 303209

Chairman's Update May 2020

Dear All

As the lock down continues I hope you are all staying safe and managing to cope with the lack of hockey.  You may be aware that the leagues and final positions have now all been finalised – so it is clear what is happening next season – which hopefully will be able to start up in September (as normal).

Many thanks to everyone who completed the Club Survey, there were 35 responses in total covering most of the teams and a wide range of ages and experience levels within the Club.  Most of the feedback was positive (thank you) and, in particular, the junior sections received many positive comments about coaching, development and making the game fun.  Many of you showed a keen interest in contributing further to the Club through umpiring, coaching or more general management and identified skills that you could offer to achieve this.  Please step forward and let me know as there is much we would like to do and more support would enable us to progress more of our ideas (and yours).

Some responses identified a number of things that you would like to see improved – and this is very important so that we can focus attention on these areas.  For example, more training session options and an increased variety of social events were noted – although many of you also made positive comments about the social side.  We are aware that being a “captain” involves a significant amount of admin work as well as being captain on the pitch and we are looking at options to reduce this burden and make the job more about leadership and enjoyment rather than administration.

There were also some questions about the work we are doing in the Community to encourage Schools to play hockey and develop awareness of hockey more generally.  Much work has already been done last year within a number of Schools but our plans are to expand this significantly next year.  To do this we need more volunteers to help support and run these events.  If you would like to get involved in something that could make a difference for young people and be part of the team please let me know.

Finally I would mention again that you should be aware of EASYFUNDRAISING.  This doesn’t cost you anything and takes a couple of minutes to sign up.  So far we have 23 supporters signed up and I would like to get this up to 50 by the end of May.  But it’s up to you to do it.  This could easily raise £’000s for us if everyone signed up.

Best Regards

John Herbert
WHC Chairman

Chairman's Update

14 April 2020 

Dear All,
Firstly I hope you are all well during this lock down period and staying safe. I think it is inevitable that the season is now finished and the last few games are very unlikely to be completed. We are still waiting to hear from the leagues how they will resolve things but we will let you know as soon as there is any useful information.

We have been keeping an eye on the clubhouse and all seems well although many of our plans for the summer will need to be deferred. We hope to get some social hockey later in the summer but it is unclear when the lock down will come to an end and this can get started. We will look to get this going as soon as we are allowed. Since the end of season events were all cancelled – we hope to have a Freedom Party at some point in the summer once this is all over. But we can only guess when this will be. Please keep a look out for information here.

There are several roles that need filling within the Club. Some of theses are key positions and without these being filled, the club will find it very difficult to operate properly and effectively. With this in mind, we are seeking new recruits with forward thinking ideas to help us make our Club as successful as possible, whilst creating an environment and community we can all be proud of. If you feel you have something to offer, and are willing to give some of your time to help make our club grow and thrive,then please get in touch.

Finally you should have been contacted about EASY FUNDRAISING. It is easy and it does raise funds for the Club. Please use this as it raises much needed cash and doesn’t cost you anything. In a nutshell – if you are buying something “online” and use this the Club gets up to 1.5% of the money you spend. This covers a wide range of purchases. For example – Amazon, John Lewis, M&S, Price Comparison Websites,Travel, Home Improvements etc. Click here for the dedicated WHC page. 

Best regards

John Herbert
WHC Chairman

End of Season Celebrations 2020

You are all invited! We are getting together at the Clubhouse to celebrate the end of another great WHC season. 

DATE: Saturday 2nd May 2020
TIME: 6 – 11pm
COST:
£22
DRESS CODE:
Smart
CONTACT: events@worthinghockey.co.uk 

There will be daytime 7-a-side tournament games and a BBQ for all then from 6pm a hog roast, dessert, DJ, awards and a whole heap of fun and laughter. Don’t miss out, book your tickets now.

Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, there is a limited number so please book now to avoid missing out!

Send £22 (per person) to WHC to secure your place and contact events@worthinghockey.co.uk if you have any questions.  

SCHEDULE

Free to enter 7-a-side hockey tournament! The clubhouse will be open from 10am with BBQ at 2pm. 

Adult tournament 12 – 5pm
Junior tournament 2 – 3pm

Party starts 6pm
Food from 7pm

Worthing Hockey Club Flyerz 2020

Never played hockey before? Didn’t know hockey was accessible to all? Come down to Worthing Hockey Club and join us we have a packed schedule of hockey that is available to all. 

Only £3 per person, please contact events@worthinghockey.co.uk before the session.

Join the Flyerz family! No matter your age, ability or hockey experience, come and join our inclusive hockey club. Family and friends welcome to join us!

Sundays 10:30 – 11:30 at The Angmering School. 

Fun | Friendly | Inclusive    

Join The Flyerz Family

Fun | Friendly | Inclusive

No matter your age, ability or hockey experience, come and join our inclusive hockey club. Your family and friends are welcome to join us.

DATE: Sundays

TIME: 1030 – 1130

VENUE: WHC, The Angmering School, BN16 4HH

COST: £3 per session

To find out more please contact us at events@worthinghockey.co.uk 

 

The number of disabled people who take part in sport has grown significantly and England Hockey are committed to providing hockey playing opportunities with an emphasis on inclusion and participation.

Flyerz Hockey has become a really positive term for disability hockey in England. Created by our clubs, Flyerz is something that people want to belong to.

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh talk on BT Sport about Flyerz, what it is and how to get involved. Take a watch to find out more…

England Hockey is working in collaboration with Access Sport to grow the number of Flyerz sections, improve well-being and increases access and opportunity for disabled people to join the hockey family. Access Sport are able to support clubs with;

  • Integrating Flyerz into your club
  • Promoting Flyerz and engaging your community
  • Disability inclusion training
  • Funding opportunities
  • Access to the Flyerz network and resources including our new Flyerz handbook
  • Invitations for opportunities to play at every level