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Saturday 12 January 2019
12th January        Chippenham    A    1    -    3    Bridgwater Mens 1st
The mens 1s grabbed a great away win, defeating Chippenham in a tough game. Despite dominating the early exchanges with a few solid chances, Bridgwater were the first to concede from a fantastic drag flick. This inspired Chippenham to kick on but despite going close, they couldn’t double their lead. Captain Duncan Morrish then went on a mazy run and after finding himself in the D, buried a reverse strike into the bottom corner - Bridgwater deservedly back on level terms going into half time. 
They started the second half in inspired form - a stunning move after 45 seconds finished well by Sam Uminski giving his side the lead. Bridgwater then dominated the game and could have grabbed many more with Will Pope grabbing Bridgwater’s 3rd to close out the win. 
Player of the match was shared between Duncan Morrish and Dom Court.

12thJanuary    Bridgwater A            8    -    2    Old Bristolians B

The mens 2s carried through their mid season form in an emphatic victory over an Old Bristolians side that defeated them in the reverse fixture. Having been the better side throughout the game, they found themselves five up - and despite OB’s grabbing two back, Bridgwater extended their lead with three more goals of their own. Goals came from Cam Birch, Paul Tilley, Alex Howe and five from player of the match Tom Lott.

12thJanuary    MId-Somerset A        2    -    1    Bridgwater B    

The mens 3s had a shock loss against Mid-Somerset. Despite many chances through the game, a solid performance from Mid-Somerset’s keeper and some flashes against the woodwork kept Bridgwater’s tally at a single goal - scored by Steve Pigden. Although they perhaps deserved better, the result just wasn’t to be. Player of the match was shared between Tyler Coleman and Steve Pigden.

12thJanuary    Bridgwater C            0    -    8    Taunton Vale D

The mens 4s were unlucky to come up against a strong Taunton Vale side and ended up on the wrong side of a one-sided scoreline, despite their best efforts. They can keep a sense of pride as despite the score, they did not give up and kept fighting until the final whistle.

12thJanuary    Minehead B            4    -    0    Bridgwater D

The mens 5s came up against a strong Minehead side, and despite a 4-0 loss, can take pride in their performance. There were two young debutants in the lineup with Kristian West and Will Marchent-Saunders receiving the call up!

Bridgwater managed to stay in the game for the first quarter but the experience of the Minehead side told as they soon went ahead through a short corner that was expertly flicked with power. Bridgwater kept creating chances, but couldn’t quite get the goal to get back into the game. Minehead still looked stronger, but at half time Bridgwater were only trailing by the single goal. The second half started with Bridgwater looking positive and trying to press, but Minehead had a slight tweak in formation and personnel, and made that count scoring a second goal. Unfortunately they would go on to show their strength and power as they scored two more goals showing their clinical finishing. Goalkeeper Brad Palmer did his really well and kept out several more chances, but Bridgwater didn’t give up and kept showing their fight until the end. Player of the match was Kristian West, with a brilliant debut.
12thJanuary    Somerset Gryphons    1    v    2    Bridgwater Ladies 1st
The ladies 1s played away to Somerset Gryphons in a friendly, and came out on top with a well deserved victory. The first goal came in the first half from Player of the Match Charlie Lewis who struck the ball home from top of the D from a short corner. Gryphons managed to pull one back at the beginning of the second half, but that did not deter Bridgwater as the second goal and winner came from skipper Lucy Burridge, who won a penalty flick from a Gryphons foot on the goal line - slotting the flick home between the keeper's legs. The team played very well and are keen to iron out all the creases at training before the league restarts next week! 
12thJanuary    Taunton Civil Service    2    v    3    Bridgwater Ladies 2nd
The Ladies 2s were looking to start 2019 by continuing their winning form against Civil Service 2s - and they did so with a victory. Bridgwater started the game strongly in attack and were rewarded with a goal in the first ten minutes, with Rose Baker putting the ball into the top corner. Bridgwater then seemed to relax and let CS play the ball around, with the rest of the half seeing the Bridgwater defence working hard. Civil service then had a string of short corners, with Sue Durkin making some vital saves to keep the lead intact. After a good team talk at half time Bridgwater fought better in the second half. Civil Service equalised early in the half but Danni Morgan responded quickly with a goal giving the 2s the lead once more. Again Bridgwater had a wave of short corners given against them and this allowed Civil Service to get level again. Bridgwater didn't give up and got a very well worked third goal with Lauren Morrish making a great run into the D passing to Jess Shobbrook who slotted the ball into the goal.
Player of the match votes were split across the team but shared between Rose Baker and Clare Wilson.

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
Adobe Acrobat document [353.9 KB]
News! West Masters Trials - Ladies
Start in October, November for all age groups. Details in the attachment below.
West Masters-2019-Trials.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [129.4 KB]

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

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Latest League Updates

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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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