Pre-season Training starts Tuesday 2nd August (7:00pm) at Chilton Trinity

 

Pre-season training for all starts on Tuesday 2nd August at Chilton Trinity. Let's see how many people we can get to attend to start the preparations for the 2016/17 season. Even if you can't attend for the whole session, the captains will be pleased to hear from all those who plan to play next season so that planning can begin on selections for the league season which starts in late September for the Ladies and October for the Men's teams.

 

Saturday 3rd September - HockeyFest 2016

 

Let's start the season with a bang!

 

This is the Big Event to kick off the 2016/17 season, and everyone is welcome!

 

We had a great time last year at Chilton (see the home page pictures!), and we plan to do even better this year. Whether you are old stager at Bridgwater HC, a prospective new member, returning to hockey, or just taking up the game, it would be great to have you a long and have an even better day than last year.

 

  • We'll have 'Come and play' sessions for new and returning players, as part of our Back to Hockey initiatives
  • A barbeque to keep everyone topped up with fuel
  • A junior come and play session - kids bring your parents to have a go as well!
  • Some penalty shoot out fun!

 

Watch this space, and our Facebook page for more information nearer the time.

 

2015-2016 Awards Dinner - Saturday 19th March - ​ Enmore Golf Club

 

On Saturday evening, Bridgwater Hockey Club held is annual end of season award evening and meal at Enmore Golf Club.   Club Chair Sheila Burridge thanked all those who worked to keep the club running smoothly throughout the season and behind the scenes - including captains, committee, umpires, coaches, fundraisrs and players!  She also outlined the costs of maintaining the club each season and encouraged those who ‘just’ turn up and play to appreciate the activity behind the scenes


70 club members enjoyed a carvery meal and were entertained by speeches from captains of each team, reminding us of the highs, lows and amusing incidents of the season.
The following awards were presented by Chair Sheila Burridge and President Geoff Banham:

 

Player of the season

Mens 1s

Matt Upham

                                  

Mens 2s

Cameron Birch

 

Mens 3s

Paul Tilley

 

Mens 4s

Harry Rose

 

Mens 5s

Dominic Court

 

Ladies 1s

Laura Coles

 

Ladies 2s

Heather Tinkler

Fair Play award

Ladies

Jo Bromme

 

Mens

Sam Broome

Best Youth

Girls

Kat Male

 

Boys

Sean Hedaux/ Samuel Beasley

Most improved

Ladies

Beth Porter

 

Boys

Harry Rose

Best ‘Trainer’

 

Willow Hobbs

Top goal scorer

Club

Tom Lott

Captain’s Cup

 

Bridget Hedaux

Clunk Trophy

 

Dan Batten

 

The Mens 4si won the Ray Morrish award after unexpectedly gaining promotion on the last day of the season!

 
It was very pleasing to note that the junior section was well represented in the awards with eight of the prizes going to under-18s showing great promise for the future.

 

Club Captain Steve Turvey outlined the many nominations for the Captain's cup, demonstrating the valuable contributions made to the running of the club by coach Sheila Burridge, captains Dan Batten, Ben Stone and Steve Pigden, junior coaches Lucy Burridge and Sean Hedaux with Emma Hill, Becky Oram and Hannah Davis for their assistance, Umpire Coordinator Geoff Banaham, and Treasurer Rachel higgs. He awarded this year’s Captain’s cup to Club Secretary Bridget Hedaux for continued efforts in all areas of the club.


The club thanked coach Ben Roberts for his efforts this season, particularly with the Mens 1s and wished him well for the future playing for Bristol team Firebrands next season.

On a more sombre note, it was sad that former player Simon Rogers had passed away recently aged just 40 after a short battle with cancer.  The club send their condolences to Simon's family and remember Simon with great fondness.

 

2016 Fundraising Auction of Promises

 

Our fundraising auction on Saturday evening (27th February) was held at the Lime Kiln in Bridgwater. The total raised was more than £1,700. Many thanks to the Lime Kiln for the loan of the room, all those who made promises, attended on the night, and whose winning bids contributed to the total raised.

 

We're pleased to say that 10% of the funds raised will be donated to our chosen charity, Bloodwise.