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Junior Section Update and Dates

Bridgwater Hockey Club 2018-19 Junior Update no.1
Available at junior training or via download from here and on our Facebook Group.
junior flyer 2018-19.pdf
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Saturday 06 October 2018
06-Oct-2018 - Bridgwater Mens 1st 3,  Firebrands 3rd 1
The mens 1s continued their winning start to the season, taking all 3 points against Firebrands B from their second game. Todd Barrett nearly opened the scoring after 30 seconds, but was denied by an exceptional save from the keeper. Bridgwater dominated play throughout but couldn’t grab the goal - the score 0-0 at the half time break. Bridgwater looked the livelier of the 2 sides in the second half, and only 2 minutes in left back Lewis Coad found himself in the perfect position to bag his first goal for the first team. Ash Woolmington made it 2-0 only 5 minutes later, with captain Duncan Morrish later making it 3. Despite conceding a goal late on, Bridgwater ran out deserved winners.
Player of the match was a very close run out, with 7 players receiving votes; but the winner was Todd Barrett.
06-Oct-2018 - Taunton Civil Service 1st 1,  Bridgwater Ladies 1st 1
The ladies 1s put in a highly disciplined performance against newly promoted Taunton Civil Service. In the first half the team conceded a breakaway goal, but finished the half strongly and positively.  After a good team talk the ladies started the second half well, with some good chances including multiple short corners which were denied by a strong Civil Service keeper. The team remained positive as they knew a goal would come eventually, and indeed it did. A well placed ball into the D by Captain Lucy Burridge, enabled Sapphy Reed-Yang to hammer it home, ending the match in a 1-1 draw. Player of the match went to Laura Coles for some excellent defensive and determined offensive work. With two away games this past fortnight, the team are looking forward to their first home game of the season next week!
06-Oct-2018 - Taunton Civil Service 1st 1,  Bridgwater Ladies 1st 1
Bridgwater ladies 2s travelled to Winscombe hoping to keep up their recent good form. They started well but found themselves a goal down after ten minutes due to a quick break from Winscombe. With some pressing play from Tracey Gue, Willow Hobbs and Rose Baker, Bridgwater had several shots with Clare Wilson taking a shot on the rebound and hitting the top of the net. This boosted Bridgwater's spirits and found Abbie Stevens, Lauren Morrish linking well with Jess Shobbrook who scored the second goal. Shobbrook was then looking for more goals and found her second shortly after. Winscombe continued to attack quickly but the good defensive work from Niamh Dillon, Hilary McNeil and Vicky Redwood mostly kept them at bay, but couldn’t prevent the opposition getting another goal back before half time.
The second half saw Bridgwater under a lot of pressure and Winscombe were quick to equalise. Jenny Hayden-Briffet and Kashi Morrish put in some good defensive work from midfield to hold off the advances but Winscombe went in front from a short corner. Sue Durkin making some good saves again this week was unlucky again when Winscombe scored from their second short corner. Bridgwater didn't give up and with a lot of attacking play in the last ten minutes with Kate Ward making some great runs down the right and picking out Willow Hobbs who scored Bridgwater's 4th. Unfortunately Bridgwater ran out of time losing 5-4.
Player of the match votes were shared between nine players this week, reflecting a fantastic team performance once again - the winners with three votes each were Niamh Dillon and Clare Wilson. 
06-Oct-2018 - Old Bristolians 2nd 6,  Bridgwater Mens 2nd 0
The mens 2s found themselves at Old Bristolians for a second week running. The early meet it saw one of the team (who happened to be carrying the keeper kit) running late. It was quarter of an hour after the game was due to start when we saw our keeper running down the path to the pitch in the pouring rain. The game started late in the rain and led to a different dynamic to last week's game. But when Old B’s scored an early goal with a fast breakaway, it was a sign of things to come. Even though Bridgwater did have periods of possession they did not capitalise on these. The score at half time was 3-0 but it could have been 3-3 or 6-0 - it was a topsy turvy game. The second half was a similar story with both teams having their chances but only one team taking them, leaving the final score as 6-0 to Old Bristolians. 
Man of the Match want to Dan Buller for his strong performance at the back. 
06-Oct-2018 - Mendip 2nd 1,  Bridgwater Mens 3rd 2
The mens 3s had a closer game to contend with this week - having to settle for a win with only a one goal margin this time out in their victory over Mendip. This victory ensured that after 2 games, they stand at the top of the table! Despite the result from last week, they showed little complacency and deserved their win - with goals coming through Steve Wilson, and player of the match Tom Lott; with Tyler Coleman coming a very close second on his third team debut.
06-Oct-2018 - Bridgwater Mens 4th 3, Teign 2nd 2
The 4s game also saw a debut and a one goal margin of victory, as they defeated Teign 3-2. Oscar West made his first appearance for the 4s - having only played his first senior game of hockey the week before! Bridgwater always looked in control throughout the game and despite the win, may feel they could have bagged a few more goals against a strong side. As if there were any doubt with the goalscoring, all three were bagged by Bridgwater legend Steve Turvey - one of which, a beautiful deflection into the back of the net (from the centre of the goal line) from a Jon Brockwell strike. 
06-Oct-2018 - Bridgwater Mens 5th v Sidmouth and Ottery 5th - cancelled
Sadly, the 5th team game was cancelled as visitors Sidmouth and Ottery couldn’t raise a side.
News! West Masters Trials - Ladies
Start in October, November for all age groups. Details in the attachment below.
West Masters-2019-Trials.pdf
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Please Complete and Return Your Membership Form!

It's that time of the season when we ask all players (Senior and Junior) to complete a Membership Form so that we can ensure we have all the correct contact and other details on file.


Membership Forms are available for download, and captains and other club officials should be able to provide paper copies as well. Please help us keep all your details up to date.

Training starts Tuesday 4th September!

Well, for Ladies and Mens teams anyway!


Ladies at 7:00pm and Men at 8:15pm. Let's have a great turn-out for the first week!


The Junior training will start on Tuesday 11th September at 6:00pm. We've delayed it by a week as not all the schools are back on the 4th September.

2018/19 Fixtures Summary

A summary of this season's fixtures now on the Fixtures Page. Some times (mostly for away games have not yet been completed. We'll update as soon as we know.

AGM Updates

There was a slightly disappointing attendance at the AGM with only 15 members attending.


Not the full minutes here, but some of the main points below:



Alan Baldwin chaired, welcomed those attending, and confirmed that the meeting was quorate. Apologies had been received from 12 members.


Alan gave a short report of the season.


The season's award winners were summarised and confirmed and trophies will be engraved to be avaiable shortly.


Treasurer's Report

Copies of the accounts were circulated, and with some adjustments, the accounts showed an excess of income over expenditure of £2,781. It was noted that it had been a strong season for fundraising.


Given the current financial position of the club, the treasurer proposed that subscriptions, match fees, and travel expenses (fuel) would remain at the same level as this year, and this was agreed.


A specific reduction in subscriptions of 50% for goalkeeping members in recognition of the costs of providing goalkeeping equimnet was discussed, proposed and agreed.


Election of Officers

The following Officers were duly proposed, seconded and elected:


President - Sheila Burridge


Chairman - Alan Baldwin
Vice-Chairman - Sue Chaplin
Treasurer/MembershipSecretary - Rachel Higgs
Secretary - Bridget Hedaux
Club Captain - Dan Pigden
Men’s Fixture Secretary/League Liason - Rob Morrish
Ladies Fixture/Match Secretary - Julie Morrish
Umpires’ Secretary - Julie Morrish
General committee - Geoff Banham
Press and Communication Officer - Sapphy Reed-Yang/Alan Baldwin
Youth Representative - not elected (to be co-opted at the start of 2018/19 season)
Ladies 1st XI Captain - Lucy Burridge
Ladies 2nd XI Captain - Clare Wilson
Men’s 1st XI Captain - Duncan Morrish
Men’s 2nd XI Captain - Mike Morrish
Men’s 3rd XI Captain - Marcus Blyth
Men’s 4th XI Captain - Ian Stradling - co-opted Aug-18
Men’s 5th XI Captain - James Kettlewell




All current Vice-Presidents were re-elected.


Any Other Business


The committee to discuss the selection and appointment of coaches at the first committee meeting, to cover mens and ladies sections of the club.

New Membership

It was agreed that the a sub-committee should be set up to work to attract new members to the club - especialy in the 19-25 age group. This sub-committee to be set up at the first committee meeting.

First Aid

Sue Durkin offered to liaise with her employers to provide a lockable first aid cupboard for the 1610 pitchside. A meeting is to be convened with 1610 to follow up.

It was agreed that additional first aid training should take place for club members - both formal and informal to ensure adequate first aid coverage in the club.

Pitch Update

Bridget outlined that further work to complete and enhance the pitch refurbishment would take place in June. 

Bridget to keep the committee and the club updated with further improvement plans and developments.


2017/18 Season Awards


The Bridgwater Hockey Club Awards Evening was held at the Admiral’s Landing in Bridgwater. After a carvery dinner, the awards were presented to the players’ players of the year by team, followed by a range of special awards. Trophies were presented by club president Sheila Burridge and chair Alan Baldwin. 
Some of the award winners in the picture, with Tom Lott getting some assistance holding the trophies!

Mens 1st Player of the Year - Tom Lott
Mens 2nd Player of the Year - Harry Rose    
Mens 3rd Player of the Year - Dom Rauch
Mens 4th Player of the Year - Alex Howe
Mens 5th Player of the Year - Toby Knight
Ladies 1st Player of the Year - Sapphy Reed-Yang
Ladies 2nd Player of the Year    - Hilary McNeil
Top Goalscorer - Tom Lott
Best Youth Male - Mulberry Threlfall-Eyres
Best Youth Female - Willow Hobbs
Most Improved Male - Lewis Coad
Most Improved Female - Lauren Morrish
Best Trainer - Kashi Morrish
Fair Play Trophy Men - Kieran Wood
Fair Play Trophy Ladies - Hilary McNeil
Team of the Year - Mens 1st
Clunk - Brandon Durkin
Captain's Cup - Rob Morrish

Online shop for club kit - go here

Latest League Updates

(click the links below to get the latest from the league websites)


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Mens 1 Ladies 1
Mens 2 Ladies 2
Mens 3  
Mens 4  
Mens 5  

Training Times at Chilton Trinity 1610 All-weather Pitch.



Resumes on Tuesday 4th September at 7:00pm



Resumes on Tuesday 4th September at 8:15pm


Junior Training

Resumes on Tuesday 11th September at 6:00pm

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