England Hockey have updated their website with Level 1 Umpire Courses. Please click on the link and arrange a course via England Hockey direct. Thank you.
Northamptonshire Sport are going to be running a time to listen (club welfare officer) course in September – All clubs who have under 18 players need a Welfare Officer, the role isn’t too onerous and helps club keep an eye on how its looks after its junior members.
Here are the details :
19/9 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Kettering Town Harriers
You will need to contact Stuart Thomas at England Hockey beforehand and he will send you a copy of our policy and procedures. If you also send Stuart your certificate afterwards and he can update the clubs records on the EH database so they know you have a welfare officer.
Direct: 07725 432013 |
Masters Hockey Over 50's.
A couple of photos from the Home Nations Competition in Swansea which was held over the weekend of 8/9/10 June 2018. It was a clean sweep for England in all ages groups which was wonderful.
Photos from the Over 50s Age Group – where both Sue Willers and Mel Linnell were playing (and flying the flag for both Towcester and Northants).
They are now preparing for the World Cup and leave on 26 July for Barcelona. Good luck to all involved.
Kettering Hockey Club received national recognition for the progress they have made this year when, at the England Hockey Awards evening in Leicester, they were presented with the NottsSport Club of the Year Award. This is the most prestigious award of the evening which celebrates Hockey from grass roots to international level.
The capacity 500 audience including gold medal winning Olympians, current internationals and representatives of other nominated clubs were there to see Sam Quek present Kettering chairperson Jaime Cox with the award.
Jaime commented “ WOW!!! What a night!!! We are still very much in shock at being named ‘Notts Sport Club of the Year 2018’!!! I don’t think many of us got much sleep last night and our ‘Executive Committee Whatsapp Group’ has been going nuts since. This award will help not to just put Kettering Hockey Club on the National Map, but help EH promote the sport that we all love to other people by sharing our experiences and giving something back to EH, who have clearly believed in us!!”
The Award is a reflection of the work that goes into running a successful club both on and off the field. Off the pitch the Club have reorganised their committee structure to be more streamlined and now have a robust business plan and development plan in place. The Club have innovative ideas that are now being used by other clubs such as free shirts for officials. They take their role in the community seriously and donate a percentage of their fundraising to local charities.
This off field structure has led to unprecedented success on the field. This year alone the Mens 1s, for the second year running, and Men’s 2s were promoted and the Ladies 2s have moved into a regional league. The Club currently run 4 ladies and 4 men’s teams as well as under 14, 12, 10 and 8s. Older players are catered for by entering Masters competitions for over 45 ladies and Over 50 men.
The Hockey Club, which is part of the larger Kettering Sports Club, also have an active social scene and run various functions throughout the year.
Jaime’s speech on the night reflected that all the hard work doesn’t just happen and paid tribute to all the volunteers who make the Club so successful.
Chief Executive of England Hockey, Sally Munday, commented “Congratulations, a well-deserved award and it is really great to see how much it means to the club”.
Kettering are now waiting to see if they will be shortlisted for European Club of the Year.
Congratulations to Kettering II on their promotion to the Midlands Feeder East League. The Committee would like to wish them lots of luck in the forthcoming season.
KHC have been shortlisted for England hockey 'Notts Sport Club of the Year'
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England Hockey announced the shortlists of clubs and individuals nominated for their prestigious end of season awards and Kettering HC are delighted to have made it onto the short list for Notts Sport Club of the Year.
EH website announced the news -
"On the evening of Saturday 19th May, at the Athena in Leicester, hockey lovers from all over the country will gather at the England Hockey Awards Dinner to celebrate the achievements of volunteers, umpires, coaches and players over the past year.
The quality of the nominees in each of the categories was once again exceptionally high, making for some tough decisions for the England Hockey selection panel. We are, however, delighted to now announce the following shortlist.
Notts Sport Club of the Year
Hampstead & Westminster
Aldershot & Farnham "
This is a great reflection on all the hard work that has gone into this year being probably the most successful in recent history with no less than three teams winning promotion as champions of their leagues. We have also made huge strides off the pitch and have exceeded the expectations of with our progress administratively as well as our charity work and efforts to make KHC as good as it can be for its members.
The AGM is being held at 7.30pm on Monday 14th May 2018 at Brixworth Sports and Social Club NN6 9EA. All Clubs are required to send two representatives . However it would be a pleasure to see anyone that would like to attend. All Clubs will receive details in due course.
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