Being asked to draft these few words of welcome 'on the net' does feel a little strange to me as my first job when I joined the Club in 1968 was to send postcards each week to those members of the Men's 3rd and 4th X1's who were not on the phone. In those days our teams played on grass pitches at Perdiswell. Now of course, all our 13 teams play league hockey on artificial grass pitches, we have developed into an all inclusive Club with thriving Men's, Women's and Junior sections. So I am pleased you have logged on.
Robin Brighton. Club President.
Pre season looms over the horizon once more and mens training will start again on Thursday 20th August. The usual format applies. From 6.30pm to 8.00pm it is the Mens club session which is open to all senior playing members and those badgers who are already 13 years or older. Exceptions to this are by invitation only and must be agreed with Andy Hadley. The Elite session will follow from 8.00pm to 9.30pm and this is open to all 1st and 2nd XI player plus others by invitation only. If you have attended Elite training previously then you are automatically invited once again. For U18s the wearing of shin pads and a mouthguard is mandatory at all training sessions and it is highly recommended for everyone else too.
Remember that its your membership which pays for your training. Dont waste it.
The Bensheim Hockey Festival 2015 start tomorrow!!
As Worcester Hockey Club approaches its 125th Birthday in 2017, at the end of July 2015 we will be welcoming 34 junior members of SSG Bensheim Hockey Club (near Frankfurt, Germany) for a 5-day Festival of Hockey, Culture, Socialising and Fun! The German kids will be staying with host families, with their parents staying at Worcester Whitehouse Hotel. The programme of activities will obviously feature lots of hockey, including hockey training / matches every day at The University of Worcester, with the Worcester Girls looking to retain their Trophy won in 2014. The boys will be looking to wrestle the "Bergstrassen Cup" from the hands of the German boys after their dominant performances in Bensheim last Easter. Other activities during the Festival include Tours of Worcester Cathedral and Worcester Porcelain Museum; FootyGolf at Revenmeadow Golf Club; Outdoor & Adventurous Pursuits at Top Barn Farm; Wine Tasting at Coddington Vineyard near Colwall; some fine dining at Ostlers Restaurant, Worcester and The Olive Tree, Ledbury, as well as a Party Night & BBQ at Worcester Golf & Country Club.
Around 70 Worcester Hockey Club Juniors will be taking part, ranging in age from 10-18 years, with 16 competitive fixtures. There will also be a "Die Alten" (the old-folks!) game on Sunday afternoon where some of the Bensheim and Worcester parents will have their chance to shine on the UOW astro.
The Festival runs from Thu 30th July to Mon 3rd August.
CALLING ALL LADIES - Worcester Hockey Club "Back to Hockey" session is set for Monday 13th July 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm at UOW. Prospective new players wishing to return to playing hockey (and complete beginners) are very welcome to attend this non-competitive session. Sticks will be provided for those who do not have their own. This is FREE TO ATTEND Qualified coaches are attending to help and advise. Please share this status with Mums of Juniors players, Friends, Work Colleagues as we seek to introduce more players to our fantastic hockey club. Interested ? Pease send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Worcester Hockey Club
The University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
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