Mens Summer League Semi-Finals line-up set for 30th June and 7th July
Bridgwater Y and Bridgwater X will play Minehead and Chard respectively in the semi-finals on 30th June at 6:45pm and 7th July at 8:15pm.
Our AGM took place on Thursday 18th June, and Sheila reviewed last year and talked the members who attended through the first stages of the Club's future vision.
The club continues to coach and develop young talent with great representation at the Somerset JDC training, and both the Men's 1st and Men's 3rd teams had a great season, with both gaining promotion.
The club intends to work to build on this success, based on a number of key objectives:
- Develop performance throughout the club, with particulat emphasis on Men's 1st and 2nd.
- Promote and grow participation in hockey at adult and junior level.
- Develop opportunities for coach and umpire development.
- Continue to develop the social and friendly aspects of membership.
One of the key initiatives for the 2015/16 is the appointment of a professional club coach - Ben Roberts.
Ben will work closely with the Men's 1st and 2nd teams, as well as leading coaching initiatives across the club.
The Men's 1st team will train and play their games at Bridgwater College next season, and training will be changed so that the Men's 1st and 2nd squads will train separately.
Junior training will move from Sunday morning to Tuesday evening.
The committee members that were elected are set out below:
President - Geoff Banham
Chairman - Sheila Burridge
Vice Chairman - Tim Sullivan
Treasurer/Membership Secretary - Rachel Higgs / Sue Chaplin
Secretary - Bridget Hedaux
Club Captain - Steve Turvey
Men's Fixture Secretary - Max Syvret
Ladies Fixture/Match Secretary - Julie Morrish
Umpires Secretary - Geoff Banham
Equipment Officer - Hannah Davis
Club Communication Officer - Alan Baldwin
Social Secretary - Matt Upham
Child Protection Officer - Sheila Burridge
Youth Representative - TBC - currently open
Disciplinary Officer - Kody Fludgate
Ladies 1st XI Captain - Amy Burridge
Ladies 2nd XI Captain - Julie Morrish
Mens 1st XI Captain/Vice Captain - Dan Rogers, Tom Lott
Mens 2nd XI Captain - Chris Cullum
Mens 3rd XI Captain - Dan Batten
Mens 4th XI Captain - TBA - currently open
Mens 5th XI Captain- Steve Morrish
The annual Summer League is happening again this summer. Fixtures can be found on the Menu bar above.
Captains-Emma hill/Lucy Burridge and Cam Birch and Max Syvret
Bridgwater Hockey Club Awards Evening 2015
Congratulations to all the winners.
Mens 1st Player of the Year- Tom Lott
Ladies 1st Player of the Year- Donna Cooper
Mens 2nds Player of the Year- Duncan Bond
Ladies 2nds Player of the Year- Heather Tinker
Mens 3rds Player of the Year- Sam Beasley
Mens 4th Player of the Year- Ben Stone
Mens 5th Player of the Year- Connor Gillespie and Harry Rose
Mens Fair Play Award- Kody Fludgate
Ladies Fair Play Award- Heidi Martin
Best Male Young Player Award- Liam Pigden
Most Improved Male Player of the Year award- Joe Syvret
Best Female Young Player Award- Millie Burridge
Most Improved Female Player of the Year award- Kat Male
Best Trainer Award- Alex Howe
Top Goal Scorer- Tom Lott
Team of the Year- Mens 1st XI
Clunk Trophy- Timothy Sullivan
Captains Cup- Carwyn Jenkins
Bridgwater Hockey Club raise £120 for BIBIC.
Congratulations to both the Mens 1sts and Mens 3rd for gaining Promotion.
The Mens 3rd team had a great season which resulted in them winning the South Eas 2 league by 11 points.
Mens 1st XI left it to the last game to gain promotion with just two goals sperating them from 3rd place PGSOB. The 1st XI will hopefully gain promotion to Championship Division next season.
Full league tables to follow shortly.
BRIDGWATER HOCKEY CLUB AUCTION EVENING 28TH FEBRUARY 2015 @ THE LIME KILN INN
TO COMMENCE AT 7.30 PM
There will be several lots to come and try your luck for . The brochure for the evening is available here
We have endeavoured to locate some auction items from outside of the club members this
year so it is hoped that there will be some different items available.
We will be donating 10% of the proceeds to BIBIC
A hardy bunch of quizzers turned out to the club annual quiz at the Lime Kiln on Sat evening. The 5 teams answered questions about geography, science, general knowledge, sport, song lyrics and TV. They were evenly matched. However Paul Tilley 's determination and sporting knowledge pulled his team from 3rd to first place as he (they) decoded 19 anagrams.. Congrats to Tilly, Sully, Luke H and Rob M. and many thanks to all those involved . A small sum was also raised for club funds.
Bridgwater Hockey Club Day
We're running the Bridgwater HC Summer Leagues again this year, and they will be running on Tuesdays, beginning on Tuesday 20th May.
Fantastic 2013/14 Awards Night and Auction at Bar 27
Around 120 players, guests and vice-presidents attended the Bridgwater Hockey Club prizegiving and auction evening at Bar 27 on Saturday 26th April. Thanks must go to Bar 27 for the excellent carvery meal, which always goes down well!
Club President Geoff Banham was master of ceromonies for the pre-dinner Auction of Promises and fund raising games which raised well over £400 for club funds. Thanks to all those members and supporters of the club who offered items and promises for sale, especially to hockey equipment supplier Grays. The stick that Grays donated created the bidding war of the evening!
The team captains rounded off their seasons with speeches picking out the highlights of the year, and revealing the coveted 'Player of the Year' awards for each of the club's seven teams:
Mens 1st - Matt Upham
Ladies 1st - Laura Coles
Mens 2nd - Dan Rogers
Ladies 2nd - Sue Chaplin
Mens 3rd - Richard Payne
Mens 4th - Max Syvret
Mens 5th - Brandon Durkin
Further awards were made for fair play (Mens - Dan Pigden, Ladies - Kira Gardner), best young players (Mens - Duncan Morrish, Ladies Millie Burridge), most improved (Mens - Brad Palmer, Ladies - Claire Evci), Top Goalscorer (Richard Payne) and Team of the Year (won again this year by the Mens 4th Team, who this year won their division and secured promotion.
The Clunk Trophy - the club's sought after booby prize, went to Chris Fletcher.
Club Captain, Steve Turvey, closed the formal part of the evening by highlighting all teh work that goes on 'behind the scenes', and thanking all of those in the club who work hard to maintain and improve the impressive standards and countywide reputation that Bridgwater enjoys.
The last presentation of the evening followed, and the Ray Morrish trophy for exceptional work in support of the club, was made jointly to Steve Pigden and Steve Morrish - respectively the Mens 4th and Mens 5th team captains - for the work they do in managing the developing teams in the club, providing players to higher teams, and achieving (in both cases) terrific results for their teams this season.
Own Goal rule to be phased out
England Hockey confirms that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Mandatory Experiment "Own Goal" rule will be withdrawn from the NOW: Pensions Men's Hockey League and Investec Women's Hockey League with effect from 1 February 2014. This will also apply to the quarter finals, semi finals and finals of the Investec Women's Cup and the NOW: Pensions Men's Cup.
The rule will not be changed for any other hockey - league or competition - until 1 September 2014.
This is with the proviso that any new tournaments or competitions that are started once the regular league season has concluded, eg summer leagues, may play to the new rules prior to that date.
Engand Hockey recognises that a change of rules mid-season is not ideal and this is why the rule has not been changed in other areas of the game. However as the new rule will apply to international hockey from 1 February it has made this change so that elite players to be playing to this rule with effect from that date too. Investec Women's League and NOW: Pensions Men's League clubs were consulted and there was overwhelming support for this.
Read more at England Hockey ...
New 2014/2015 Kit
A new shirt and short (skort) design for men and ladies is available to order from Somerset County Sports. For more details contact Amy Burridge.
The kit will be manufactured by Kukri, and supplied by Somerset County Sports.