2015-16 Pre-Season Newsletter


Here is the first 2015-16 Bridgwater HC Newsletter, with a round up of news from the AGM and Summer League, and a look forward to the forthcoming season.

2015-16 Pre-season Newsletter
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!! Men's Elite Training moves to Chilton from Thursday 13th August !!

Please note: Due to some issues with the pitch at Bridgwater College, the men's 1st and 2nd squad training will move to Chilton from Thursday 13th August at 7:30pm, until further notice.

General Pre-Season Training Starts - August 4th

Hot on the heels of the Summer League, Men's 1s and 2s training kicked off on Tuesday this week, with coach Ben Roberts


Pre-sason training for the Men's 3s, 4s and 5s and Ladies 1s and 2s will start next Tuesday 4th August, at Chilton Trinity at 7pm.


This will be for an hour for August with a mixture of fitness and game play.


There will be a fee to cover pitch hire of £2 per session until the season starts, when training costs will be included in match fees.


Let's have a great turn out!

2015 Club Day - Hockey Fest! 

Book the date of this year's Club Day in your diaries! It will be on the Saturday 5th September.

This year it will be part of England Hockey's Hockey Fest programme.

2015 AGM

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.


Junior training will move from Sunday morning to Tuesday evening, beginning at 6pm.


Membership subscriptions and match fees will remain unchanged for the coming season.


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


Summer League


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.


Award Evening Winners 2015