Guildford Hockey Club
Welcome to Guildford Hockey Club where players, parents and supporters have been enjoying the sport and social life that thrives around hockey since 1912. As the the game of hockey has evolved, so has Guildford to comprise 6 Men’s teams, 4 Ladies’ teams and a thriving Junior Section encompassing more than 475 children from the ages of 6 to 18 years old. We are situated at Broadwater School in Godalming with two all-weather pitches and a Clubhouse that is brimming with activity on weekday evenings and on weekends during the season when we are training, playing matches and running social events.
We pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable and productive hockey experience for all age groups and all ability levels. Please have a look at our website and if you are interested in playing or getting involved. We welcome new players. Come and see why Guildford is A Great Place to Play.
Please be sure to check here and our twitter feed for udpates now that we are heading into the cold part of the season.
Forecast for the weekend 28/29 November:
- highs of 8/9 degrees, lows of 5-8
- rain on Saturday
Check with your captain or squad manager if you are unsure about conditions.
GHC Christmas Party...
*** The GHC Christmas Party is selling out fast - only 36 tickets left! Please pay your captains this weekend to secure your place on the guest-list for this exciting event! ***
DATE & LOCATION
- Saturday 12 December 2015
- The GHC Clubhouse (transformed into Santa’s grotto for one night only!)
THE EVENT - This special evening includes:
- Champagne reception on arrival
- 3 course festive dinner cooked by Dave Hall
- Fun Games with prizes
- Superstar DJ Jonathan ‘JB’ Baxter for dancing till late
- The dress code is black tie.
TICKETS - There are two ticket options to choose from:
- Option 1: £30 ticket to include champagne reception and 3-course festive dinner.
- Option 2: £40 ticket to include all the above PLUS three special cocktails!
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Please purchase tickets through your team captain or squad manager.
Tickets for this party are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Tickets must be paid for before the event. Thank you!
Dave Hall has selected an exclusive wine list for the dinner and there will be an opportunity to pre-order this for your table closer to the event.
The evening will be a great opportunity for your team to celebrate the season so far and to meet members from the whole club. We look forward to seeing you all on the 12th December.
Please contact Natalie with any questions or offers of help:
Young Ones Training Kit Now Available for Purchase
Guildford HC are happy to announce that Young Ones are supplying our new training tops, training sweatshirts and hoodies.
Young Ones was co-founded by Tom Carson (currently England and GB international training with the Rio 2016 squad) and Chris Rea. They are passionate about delivering quality sportswear and are happy to be working with GHC.
Please see the explanation on our GHC website where you will also find the link to the Young Ones - GHC Shop to purchase items online with delivery to your door:
Tuesday and Thursday junior skills sessions
6-7pm £5 per session for these one hour sessions run by Mo Rahman and guest coaches. Please arrive ten minutes early to warm-up. Register your attendance with Angela or Johnina.
Welcome to GHC for the first time or welcome back for another season!
- Ladies Club players please contact
- Men Club players, please contact
- Ladies looking to come Back to Hockey or try for the first time, contact
- Men looking to come Back to Hockey or try for the first time, contact
Under 18s and Parents, please have a look at our Juniors page which will answer most of your questions and give you more contact details. For easy access to our registration form (required for participation in training and matches), please click here: Junior Registration Form 2015/16
We would love to hear from you and see you at the Club soon!
Friday Night Curry at GHC
Howard Denhart is making fresh curries at GHC on Friday evenings:
"All my curries are made from a fresh onion, ginger and garlic base, cooked slowly to maximise flavours and mixed with ground or whole spices to really make a flavoursome dish. Not only are ginger and garlic well known for their beneficial health properties, I also only cook with olive oil. I never use ghee or butter in my sauces to reduce the chance of getting that 'heavy' feeling after eating. This means in addition that my dishes are lower in calories and saturated fats than those made by some traditional methods, but because of the attention to detail in the preparation stages, they still taste really fantastic."
Chicken curries will start from £5 per portion and vegetable curries from £4. All portions come with rice included. There will also be a kids option.
Take away options will also be available - Friday evening meal now sorted!
For more details, please have a look:
To book for your event please contact or on twitter @legendofcurry.com.
His gazebo could really add something special to your garden party, and he won't make a mess of your kitchen as he prepares everything in his tent!
And Friday night Yoga...
Whether you are a conditioned 'yogi' or a complete beginner, Angela Thompson can lead you in relaxing and beneficial yoga sessions on a Friday evening at Broadwater.
6.15-7pm in the Main School Hall at Broadwater. All welcome: Men, Women, Juniors. £5 drop in sessions (£2 for Juniors).
Mats are provided or you can bring your own. See Angela's website to learn more about her approach to yoga.
GHC's new Head of Marketing and Sponsorship, , has been working hard with the support of and others to help ensure a bright future for GHC. One Club, One Future. One shared goal - to enjoy our hockey and be the best we can be.
We want to partner with our local community and we need your help as members and supporters of GHC. This clubwide initiative called 'Inspire' needs you to get involved and ask a local business or organisation if they would like to partner with GHC to help grow their own business through sponsorship.
We have two opportunities for businesses to choose from including being part of our 100 Club or being the Club Main Sponsor. You will have received information about the initiative via direct email including a flyer for each of the programmes and a sponsor referral form. Please get involved to help us find sponsors to partner with - your club needs you.
An extract from the Main Sponsor Flyer is here below to give you an idea. All materials are available for download as well (see below). Thank you in advance for Clubbing Together to make our GHC the best it can be.
Please contact or for further information.
Flyers and Form for download (please click):
A few highlights from the 2014/15 season...
Under 14 Boys 3rd in England
Unbeaten in the first two stages of the England Hockey Boys U14 Championships with a +60 goal difference, Guildford Under 14 Boys took to the pitches at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 9th May for the England Hockey National Finals.
More than 80 teams started the competition back in October and it was down to the top eight to see who would triumph. GHC boys missed out by the narrowest of margins on a chance in the final but overcame any penalty shoot-out nerves to claim the bronze medals in a field of competition that was very tough. Beeston were deserving winners and it was a great day out for GHC players, parents, coaches and supporters. Read about the event and see photos in the tour report here.
FIH President visits GHC
GHC hosted the Mercian Finals Day on Sunday 3rd May. The Mercian Home Counties Colts Hockey League comprises more than 140 teams across the Under 14, 16 and 18 boys' age groups. Finals Day brings together the top four teams in each age group. Guildford Under 14 Boys won their play-off to get into the Final v Surbiton which was drawn at full time. Golden goal went against them in a match that could have gone either way.
Max Greenhalgh was awarded the man of the tournament trophy by FIH President Leandro Negre who came straight from Heathrow to GHC and then back to Heathrow via the Hockey Museum in Woking. Max was presented with a new Mercian stick courtesy of Simon Mason and Mercian Sports.
Men's 2nd XI Win League Cup!
Well done to the Men's 2s who on Saturday 18 April won the Higgins Group London Hockey League Divison 2 Cup!
Under 14 Boys win Regional Play-offs
Under 12 Girls Win South Plate 2015
Under 10 Girls are Surrey Champions 2015
Well done to the GU10s! After a massive effort over 75 gruelling minutes of hockey, the GU10s took away gold medals as Surrey Champions. A great performance by all, and reward for the many hours of training and matches throughout the season. We now head to the South Championship on 29 March and hope to go one better.
Under 12 Boys Surrey County Cup Runners-Up 2015
GHC Under 12 Boys teams came 2nd and 4th in the Surrey Cup held on 1st March. The two teams met each other in the semi-finals and the winning team went on to draw with Surbiton in the final only to come 2nd on penalty flicks for the decider.
Two more teams competed in the Surrey Plate on the same day and one of them finished the tournament as...
Under 12 Boys Surrey Plate Winners 2015
Well done to all!!!
Alex Danson Visited GHC - 23 January
The Junior Section was treated to a special presentation by GB and England Team Member, Alex Danson, on Friday evening during their training evening at the Club. Alex joined in with Under 12 Girls drills and then gave an inspirational presentation to a packed Broadwater Hall of 350 people!
The evening was hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist (Barcelona 1992 Coxed Pairs' Cox) and BBC Olympic Commentator, Mr Garry Herbert, MBE.
For a summary and photos of the evening, click here.
Click on Alex's GB Hockey Profile here to see her impressive list of national team selections and medals.
Under 12 Boys win Gold
One of the tournaments we look forward to each year in the Junior calendar is the Teddington Xmas Invitational. This tournament, held the Sunday before Christmas, includes top teams from across the South region of the country. Not only an excuse to avoid shopping, the Under 10 and 12 boys and girls have a great time and play some really competitive hockey.
Well done to our Under 12 Boys who came home with the gold medals this year.
Junior Tour to Barcelona
Five teams of GHC Junior players ranging in age from 10 to 16, boys and girls, participated in one of Europe's top youth tournaments in Barelona, Spain during the first weekend in December. All teams played very well against strong teams from across Spain and from Russia, Ireland, France and Belgium.
The hockey was fast and physical and our boys and girls did themselves proud by producing some of their finest hockey not to mention their outstanding behaviour on and off the pitch. Coaches, administrators and parents had probably as much fun (or more) than the children; all players were a pleasure to look after and coach during the weekend.
See the full Tour Report here.
Under 14 Boys - Runners-Up
Under 16 Boys - Third Place