May I take this opportunity to thank all our members for their support this year. Thanks to everyone for your seasonal messages.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas 🎄, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year from us all on the Committee
See you all in 2018,
With best wishes
Northamptonshire Sport are hosting a Time to Listen course on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 (18:30 - 21:30) at Moulton College its £35 per person. England Hockey would recommend you send a couple of representatives as Time To Listen courses are not held locally very often and it is worth having a few club members trained so that you can discuss how to manage the club with regard to welfare issues. People who should take the course would be Lead/Head coaches in bigger clubs, Welfare officers, Club Chair/President
The workshop will:
· Describe how a club welfare officer works with others to create a child centred environment
· Explain how the club welfare officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment
· Apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practice
To book on the course follow the link https://www.northamptonshiresport.org/events/2018/03/time-to-listen---multisport1
· If you want your club to be invoiced then contact email@example.com or call Lucy on 07841784264 (Please do this when you book on or the system can’t accept you).
· N.B. If your club is invoiced then you are liable for VAT, if your coaches book on as individuals then the price is as stated on the booking portal.
· If you plan to attend, you will need England Hockey’s Safeguarding SafeD resource and have it before the course, you can contact Stuart Thomas at head office and as long as you order one week before the course it should get to you.
Any questions just ask?
Andrew DaleDirect: 01509 228676 | Mobile: 07725 432013
Firstly thank you to those of you that have registered their interest in representing the Women’s Midland Masters in 2018.
O40s, O45s and O50s age groups
Due to a large number of players playing in the various EH Cup competitions, the Management Team have made the decision to move the trials for the O40s, O45s and O50s age groups and therefore there will be NO trials for these age groups on Sunday 19thNovember. We are working on arranging a new date. Please watch this space and we will notify you as soon we have a date and pitch.
O55s and O60s age groups
The Women’s Midland's Masters O55’s and O60’s trials are still to be held on Sunday 19 November 2017 at Hampton Hockey Club (www.hamptonhockey.org.uk).
Address Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton In Arden, B92 0DQ
Timing is as follows
Registration from 11.45pm
12pm – 12.30pm – warm up time
12.30pm – 2.30pm – Trials
Please ensure you bring dark and white shirt/socks and £5. A numbered bib will be provided.
If you haven’t already done so and are interested in representing Midlands in 2018 please can you email WomensMidlandMasters@yahoo.com by Friday 10th November at the very latest.
If you wish to be available for selection and are unavailable to attend the trials, due to injury, prior commitments (cup game, re-arranged league game) or illness, please still let us know of your wishes to be considered. If one of the selectors has been able to see you play, or knows of your ability from previous squads this will be taken into account when selecting this year's teams.
If you have any queries please get in touch with
Midland O40s Management Team
Manager - Cheryl McCulloch
Assistant Manager – Nik Baker
Coach – Ella Bevan
Midland O45s Management Team
Manager – TBC
Coach – Sarah Dudsey
Midland O50s Management Team
Manager - TBC
Coach – Mandy Gatherer
Midland O55s Management Team
Manager - Cheryl McCulloch
Assistant Manager – Nik Baker
Midland O60s Management Team
Manager- Jean Scott-Miller
Women’s Midland Masters Management Team
England Hockey offers hockey clubs an affiliation package designed to allow the sport to thrive both on and off the field.
The affiliation window opens on 2nd October 2017 and closes promptly on 30th November 2017. Please use the Link attached.
Kettering Hockey Club are hosting a Level 1 Umpires Course on Sunday 8th October between 9am - 4.30pm at Kettering Town Cricket and Sports Club, Northampton Road, Kettering, NN15 7JX
All applications must be made before 27th September and places must be booked via the England Hockey website by clicking on the link
Jan, Mary, Bill and ex players Sherry and John among the medals in Glasgow.
Three members of Kettering Hockey Club travelled to Glasgow recently to compete in the Grand Masters European Cup and Trophy Championships and were joined by past members of the club John Stone and Sherry Shawcross.
The Grand Masters European Cup and Trophy Competition saw 54 teams compete against each other in 2 competitions held over 9 days on 4 pitches from the 19th to the 27th August 2017 in the fabulous city of Glasgow. It was a great experience to be amongst so many “older” hockey players and it was particularly inspiring to have the opportunity to play at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow which was purpose built for the Commonwealth games in 2014. Over 150 matches were played throughout the week with teams using the Hockey Centre as well as pitches at Clydesdale HC and the University of Strathclyde.
The awesome Bill Greenwood played for the England over 75 team and came away with GOLD having secured four wins and one draw
(Germany 1 – 0, Holland 3 – 0, Australia 0 – 0, Alliance 4 – 0 and Southern Cross 1 – 0).
John was playing for the LX Men’s over 65 team
Mary Schwier, Sherry Shawcross and Liz Metcalfe played for a team called the LX Ladies and a lot of players have been asking “Who are LX Ladies?” They are a group of over 60s hockey players who have played or trialled for England in the past. They want to continue to play top class hockey and have now formed a club – the LX Ladies HC, which is affiliated to England Hockey as a Touring side. They are a very new club and held their first AGM in 2016 at the end of a very successful season playing in the Masters World Cup in Australia. They began this season playing in Bill Greenwoods fabulous 75+ tournament and in June travelled to an International Tournament in Tilberg, Netherlands. The European Championships helped to round off a fabulous year
As a non-national side they competed for the trophy and were undefeated in their section coming away with the GOLD medal. They then went on to play the three full national sides and managed to beat the Netherlands and Scotland losing out in the final fixture against England. They were needless to say very happy with an unofficial second place overall.
Thank you for the write up by Barry Coe