England Hockey Club Member Survey



Back in 2014, England Hockey provided clubs and players across the country with the opportunity to have their say about all things hockey nationally and also at their club.  This proved very successful, and a new survey has been released for 2016. Feedback goes to England Hockey as well as to the clubs involved. It would be great if Bridgwater members could complete these!


The survey can be found here at the following link > https://www.sircsurveys.com/f/1021779/1192/

Bridgwater Hockey Club 2016 AGM


7:00pm - 27th June - Lime Kiln, Bridgwater


The AGM will be held at the LIme Kiln in Bridgwater on the evening of 27th June. This is an important meeting as it is not only where committee members and team captains are elected, but importnat decisions are made in respect of the club's development, including training, subscriptions and funding. Please make the effort to attend, as it is the best opportunity to have your say and influence the club for next season and the future.


The proposed agenda for the AGM is attached below, and any member can propose an item for discussion under any other business by contacting the Club Secretary, Bridget Hedaux directly or at secretary@bridgwaterhc.co.uk.


Also attached below is an Officer's Nomination Form.


Please make the effort to be there.



2016 Bridgwater Hockey Club AGM Agenda
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2016 AGM Officer Nomination Form
Adobe Acrobat document [70.3 KB]

At the Awards Evening, club members were given a form and invited to give feedback and thoughts on how the season had gone, and ideas for the future so that the committee could start work on the Club Development Plan for 2016-19. Many of you will have commented on the form on the night, but we wanted to post the form here for those who couldn't attend to have a chance to provide their feedback as well. Please take the time to complete one if you haven't already done so.



A copy of the form is attached below. Please download it and complete a copy and hand it to a commitee member, or fill it in electronically and email it to committee@bridgwaterhc.co.uk. The committee will consolidate the feedback to help to start to draft the plan to bring forward at the AGM. All inout by the end of April please.


2016 Have your say form
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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


Jo Bromme



Sam Broome

Best Youth


Kat Male



Sean Hedaux/ Samuel Beasley

Most improved


Beth Porter



Harry Rose

Best ‘Trainer’


Willow Hobbs

Top goal scorer


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.


Bridgwater Hockey Club - 'Smoke Free'

Bridgwater Hockey Club have signed up to an initiative which helps to educate youngsters who participate in sport, to appreciate the benefits of being “Smoke Free”.
The initiative run by SASP and Somerset County Council calls upon sports clubs to promote a negative association between smoking and physical activity, where the adults within the club are acting as role models to the youngsters.

The club will ensure that its grounds will be smoke free at all times when young people are present, both when training and competing at the club. During training the youngsters are taught about the benefits about not smoking and how smoking can have a negative impact on a sports person’s performance.


As part of the project, the club has been provided with signage to advertise the Smoke Free zone. The youngsters from Bridgwater Hockey Club are pictured prior to their evening training session.


19-Mar-2016 Bridgwater Ladies 2nd  4 v 0  Taunton Vale Ladies 5th (Away)


Bridgwater played their last league game of the season away to Taunton Vale this weekend and came away with a 4-0 win.


Both teams fielded a mixture of youth and experience and it was a friendly but competitive affair. Rose Baker opened the scoring for Bridgwater with a crisp shot from the top of the D. This was followed soon after by a goal from Elesi Rider. Bridgwater continued to pressure the Vale defence with numerous runs up the wings from both Baker and Karen Chilcott. Bridgwater succeeded in scoring a third with Chilcott this time being on target.


In the second half Bridgwater continued to press for more goals but in spite of totally dominating the Vale defence, they could not break through. In the latter stages Clare Wilson scored a well-deserved goal to make it fa 4-0 victory.


Player of the match was Clare Wilson.

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.


This week's  winning bonus ball - 12th March.... Number 1!   A win (£25) for Dan Batten!