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With no Men's matches (I assume the men need longer to recover from the excesses of Christmas and the New Year!) it is left to the Ladies' teams to take the entire stage this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday the Ladies' 1sts play in Division 2 South of the national indoor league at
Magpies failed to make the top three last season and having qualified for Div 2 South this season through the regional qualifier at
We have just two matches at Weybread this Saturday; at the Ladies' 6ths are at home to the 5ths in their Norfolk League Div 3 clash and at the Ladies' 2nds play Old Buckenham in a friendly. When the 5ths entertained the 6ths on the opening day of the season the 6ths won 7-5 and they (the 6ths) have gone on to drop just four points in their subsequent nine matches so the 5ths will need to be on top form to come away with the three points this week. However, the 5ths can look back on a promising season to-date with four wins, two draws and four defeats from their ten games. May the best team on the day win!!
Meantime the Ladies' 3rds have a friendly away to Beccles while the Ladies' Development will be in league action away to
Date for your diary please – Savoury & Sauvignon Soiree ( on Saturday 31 January in Tibbenham's Barn). This is one of our most enjoyable social events of the year and I hope, as last year, we get a really good attendance. Please come! More details to follow next week.
Did you know? Hockey is played in over 130 countries around the world; its modern origins started in
I hope you were able to enjoy a happy Christmas and I wish all members, parents, sponsors and other supporters of the club (and all other readers of this blog) the very best for 2009.
Mike Denham Tel: 01603 506925 E-mail: MDenham975@aol.com
Magpies will play Crostyx and West Herts on Saturday followed by Chelmsford and St Albans on Sunday. The tournament will provide the ideal opportunity for the team to gain further match practice ahead of their second weekend of National Premier League indoor hockey in January.
Squad: R. Harms, S. Robinson, J. Livings, D. Ling, W. Harrison, T. Sumner (capt), M. Riches, T. Baynes, B. Wright, A. Bedwell, J. Wheeler, C. Barber, R. Ling and T. Shelley.
Wet, cold and fine
Despite last Saturday's horribly wet and cold weather the first half of the season ended in fine style for most of our teams as they played the matches postponed from earlier in the season. Spectators hardy enough to brave the elements (or to watch from the comfort of the clubhouse) saw plenty of goals at Weybread and especially from the men's sides with the 2nds beating Vauxhall 4-3 in an eventful match to be followed by 7-0 wins for the 4ths and 5ths over UEA 2nds and 3rds respectively. The 2nds are now in second place in Div 1 East six points clear of
Meantime away from home the Men's 3rds continued their fine form and top place in Div 3NE with a 7-0 win over Pelicans 2nds. Injury has confined Joel Nelson, the team's captain, to encouraging very successfully his team from the touchline in recent weeks and it is to be hoped he will soon be back in action. There were also away wins for three of our Ladies' sides. The 3rds consolidated their 5th place in Norfolk Premier Division just one point behind second placed Pelicans 2nds with a game in hand; the Ladies' 5ths (5th in Norfolk Div 3) won 4-1 and there was another win for the remarkably successful Development squad who have yet to lose a match since the formation of their league at the beginning of last season.
The Men's 1sts had no trouble with the weather last Saturday as they made their debut in the Premier Division of the national indoor league at
This weekend the squad is in action again as they participate in the East Championship in
Date for your diary please – Savoury & Sauvignon Soiree ( on Saturday 31 January in Tibbenham's Barn). This is one of our most enjoyable social events of the year and I hope, as last year, we get a really good attendance. Please come! More details to follow.
In my last 'Chat' for a couple of weeks I take this opportunity to thank all officials of the club (including, of course, team managers, captains and coaches) for their hard work so far this season and I wish them and all members, parents, sponsors, other supporters of the club (and all readers of our excellent website) the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
Mike Denham Tel: 01603 506925 E-mail: MDenham975@aol.com
The game was delayed by 15 minutes due to the late arrival of 2 vauxhall players, Magpies took full advantage and quickly matched the stormy weather into a 3-0 lead. First came from Gav finishing off a good move at the far post. Magpies doubled the lead when Dan Legg scored from a short corner before Rocket added a thrid from open play.
Vauxhall replied with 2 goals of their own as the game became more fractious. Half time saw the hardy spectators make a dash for a warming cup of tea and a number of whom prefering to watch behind glass with a warming beverage in hand. Others were less sensible and braved the eliment to watch up close.
Magpies started the second half brightly and quickly increased their league from another Dan Legg penalty corner strike, however the visitors didn't give up and scored themselves a short corner 10 minutes from the end leaving the match with a tense finish which a strong magpies defence pushed back any vauxhall pressure meaning that magpies are now 6 points clear in second place.
Man of the match was Dan Legg who was strong both in attack and defence.
The Harleston Magpies Men's Indoor team, sponsored by Silver FX, produced a strong set of performances on the opening weekend of the Premier National League Indoor competition. Last season the team was promoted to the top tier of English indoor hockey after qualifying from Division 1.
Magpies won 2 games out of 4, placing themselves 5th out of 9 at the half way stage. Harleston's first game of Premier League hockey was against Beeston. Despite a very tight game with little to choose between the teams, Beeston ran out 5-2 winners. Later that day the side came face to face with Old Loughtonians. Once again it was a close game but the team were unable to come away with the result they wanted, losing 4-2. The squad was unlucky not to pick up any points on the opening day but remained quietly confident of their ability to compete at this level.
Sunday saw Harleston convert their performances into points. A 4-2 win against Bournville and an 8-5 win against Canterbury gave Magpies maximum points on the second day. After being 1-0 down at half time against Bournville, Magpies dominated the second half and slotted home four goals to take a 4-1 lead. A Bournville consolation goal with the last touch of the game took the final score to 4-2 - resulting in a thoroughly deserved victory. Goals came from Andy Hipwell (2), Matt Riches and Tristan Baynes.
Canterbury were Magpies' next opponents. The game started tightly but as it went on Harleston put the opposition under increasing pressure and were able to run out comfortable 8-5 winners. Goals came from Andrew Hipwell (6), Tim Shelley and Tom Sumner.
Two wins from the opening four games leaves Magpies in mid table (5th position) going into the second weekend in January. Harleston need to finish outside of the bottom two to retain their Premier league status or top four to qualify for the European play-offs.
Squad: Richard Harms, Simon Robinson, Tristan Baynes, Tom Sumner (c), Leigh Sitch, David Ling, Richard Ling, Matt Riches, Tim Shelley, Jimmy Wheeler, Andy Bedwell, Chris Barber, Will Harrison and Andy Hipwell. Coach Martin Fields.
LADIES 2s v Evergreens (L) (H) 2-1 W
LADIES 3s v Norwich City 2s (L) (A) 2-0 W
LADIES 4s v Pelicans 3s (L) (H) 1-1 D
LADIES 5s v Loddon 3s (L) (A) 4-1 W
LADIES 6s v Dereham Colts 2s (L) (H) 1-1 D
LADIES Dev. v Pelicans (L) (A) 7-1 W
MENS 2s v Vauxhall (L) (H) 4-3 W
MENS 3s v Pelicans 2s (L) (A) 7-0 W
MENS 4s v UEA 2s (L) (H) 7-0 W
MENS 5s v UEA 3s (L) (H) 7-0 W
MENS 6s v Norwich City 6s (F) (A) 2–0 W
MENS Vets – no game
Sat/Sun 13/14 Dec
MENS 1s – National Premier Indoors,
v Beeston 5-2 L, v Old Loughtonians 4-2 L
v Bournville 4–2 W, v Canterbury 8-5 W
In atrocious playing conditions Magpies managed to score goals at regular intervals throughout the first half. The ever impressive Sarah Brook scored 4 linking up well with Saffron Wilford who in her first development game scored 2 well taken goals.
The second half began with both teams struggling to find any rhythm. Pelicans pulled a goal back following a goal mouth scramble before Magpies responded with a penalty corner goal from Sophie Podd. With both teams now playing in near arctic conditions the game was brought to an end with Magpies winning 7-1.
Magpies can now go in to a two week christmas break having played 11, won 11, goals scored 38, Conceded 2.
Magpies 3rd team continued their winning streak with a two nil win over City 2nds. In freezing cold and blustery wet conditions magpies started well. Early movement of the ball and some excellent interpassing gave the 3rds the early territorial advantage. The first goal came when Becka Banham rode a couple of tackles outside the circle and slipped the ball to Jose Tibbenham from a narrow angle squeezed the ball between the post and keeper. Verity Blyth used her pace well on the right flank and interchanged well with Sam Williams, both sending some glorious balls across the D. Unfortunately none were turned into the net. Magpies gained some short corners and it was from one of Nic Beevors strikes that Tibbenham was on hand to deflect past the keeper.
Magpies continued to press in the second half and City played their part in the well fought game. Sarah Cole and Charlotte Catalano stifling the City attacks. A couple of good saves by Flora Marfleet kept a clean sheet for magpies who now go into the christmas break on a run of good form. Special thanks to the umpires who braved the appalling conditions and also all supporters, you all deserve a medal!
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What a day we had last Saturday! In the outdoor game we fielded eleven teams with nine wins, one draw and one defeat. And later in the day we heard that the Ladies' 1sts had qualified for the national indoor league by winning the East event in
The highlight of last Saturday's home programme was undoubtedly the 3-1 win of the Men's 1sts over second-placed Havering. It was a hard fought if unspectacular win over strong opponents ensuring the squad completed the first half of the season with a 100% record and an eight point margin, with a game in hand, at the top of East Premier A over St Albans (who lost at home to Blueharts), Havering and Blueharts with Cambridge University one point further back. While this is undoubtedly a good position for the squad to occupy my cup is always half empty when it comes to teams I desperately want to see win! There were also good wins at Weybread for the Ladies' 2nds, 4ths and 6ths and the Men's 4ths. During the latter I was mildly rebuked by the team's keen band of supporters for not giving my full attention to the game notwithstanding at the time I was clearing the inevitable detritus from the other pitch! But when I made up for my lapse in attention the 4ths scored a further two goals to complete a splendid 5-0 win over Lowestoft Town for whom it was good to see former Magpies' Tom Hart and Marcus Chorlton playing. And it was good to see David Cobbald back at the club and looking and walking so well after his recent hip operation.
Due to the snow three weeks ago (and one postponement last week) we have a nearly full programme of league matches this Saturday instead of several friendlies. At Weybread the Ladies' 2nds play Evergreens at 10.30am looking to consolidate their second place in East 2NE; the highly successful Ladies' 6ths (eight wins, one draw, no losses) take on Dereham Colts 2nds at 10.45am; the Ladies 4ths, after two wins and a draw in their last three matches, entertain Pelicans 3rds at 12.15pm; the Men's 2nds play fourth placed Vauxhall at 12.30pm in a match postponed from the opening day of the season due to Ramadan; the Men's 4ths entertain UEA 2nds at 2.15pm and the Men's 5ths play UEA 3rds at 4.00pm looking to get back to winning ways after two successive draws in an encouraging season to-date.
Away from home the ever-improving Ladies' 3rds play Norwich City 2nds; the Ladies' 5ths (two wins and two defeats in their last four matches) play Loddon 3rds; the Ladies' Development (nine games, nine wins with one goal against) take on Pelicans and the Men's 3rds play Pelicans 2nds seeking to maintain their 100% record. Last week the team beat UEA 2nds 4-1 with another hat-trick from the prolific Matt Brand and the 'goal of the season' by Andy Smith (I heard this third hand from Andy so it might have got even more exaggerated in the telling!). Finally, in a friendly the Men's 6ths (after their splendid 5-1 win over UEA 3rds) take on
I wish all our teams the best of luck this weekend including, of course, the Men's indoor team when they make their debut in the national premier league at
News and comments in brief:
· If you regularly send match reports to the website and have not been informed by me of the new arrangements to send them direct please let me know before your next report and I will let you have the simple instructions. NB. Instructions have already been sent to all team captains.
· My thanks to Kirstin Cumming for once again preparing the club's excellent entry in the annual 50 Christmas Trees Festival held recently in
· Kirstin's nephew and former Magpie Richard Alexander is one of seven GB Olympians in
· The club has teamed up with a brand new company called Naked Wines to offer wines to members at a very special price. For more details please see the email to be sent shortly to all members on the club's distribution list.
· Last Sunday's national men's veterans' cup match against
· I draw the attention of our young members in particular to the new
· I remind members of the reopening of the gym at the newly named Harleston Community Leisure Facility. Membership is £22.50 per month but this will reduce to £20.50 per month when five HMHC members have joined and to £17.50 per month when ten or more HMHC members have joined. These reductions will apply to existing members when the numbers of HMHC members reach 5 or 10. So if you are interested please show them your HMHC Handbook when you join and in due course your fee could be reduced to either £20.50 or £17.50 per month. For more information please ring 01379 852088.
With best wishes and kind regards to all members, supporters and friends of the Club.
Mike Denham Tel: 01603 506925
HARLESTON MAGPIES U13 BOYS AT RUDDS TOURNAMENT
Harleston Magpies U13 Boys finished as runners up at the Rudds Tournament held at Greshams losing 1-0 to Dereham in the final. Magpies played well throughout the Tournament beating Greshams 3-2, despite being 1-0 down in a minute. They also beat Norwich City 4-1.
Martin gave special mention regarding Felix Trash in goal for some super saves, Oli Earl for some dogged tackling and high work effort and Barnaby Carless for maximum effort.
Harleston Magpies men turn their attention to indoor hockey this week as they compete in the National League Premier Division at Tonbridge School. The competition sees the top 9 indoor teams in the country battle it out in 8 games spread over 2 weekends.
This Saturday Magpies face Beeston and Old Loughtonians, followed by Bournville and Canterbury on the Sunday. Havant, East Grinstead, Reading and Loughborough Students make up the remaining fixtures which will be played on the weekend of the 10/11th January.
Over the last 4 seasons the Magpies Indoor team has risen through the divisions -starting in the regional East league, winning National league division 2 and then finishing runners up in Division 1 last year. The runners up spot was enough to clinch promotion to the top flight of English hockey. This year will be the toughest test yet but it will be a fantastic challenge to face some of the best players and teams in the country.
Magpies under 11 boys travelled up to Grehams School on Sunday morning.
They emerged as winners of their 3rd tournament of the season. They are still unbeaten in all of their mini matches.
Magpies were part of a 5 team tournament. Results:
v Pelicans won 2-0 with 2 goals by Archie Winter
v Norwich drew 1-1 goal by Sol Barker
v Greshams won 2-1 with goals by Archie and Jack Free-Smith. Jordan made 4 great saves in goal.
v Dereham won 2-0 with 2 goals from Sol.
Other team members: Jack Heydon, Tristan, Jol Summers, Jonty
Thanks to Rachel Summers for looking after the team.
The boys next outing is at the Framlingham invitation tournament on January 11th.
HARLESTON MAGPIES U18 GIRLS INDOOR TEAM AT EAST FINALS
Harleston Magpies U18 Girls suffered a frustrating day at the East Indoor Finals as a lack of goals ensured that they would not be a serious contender. The frustration was that all the matches were very tight and in the games they lost there was never more than a goal in it. They saved their best performances for the best teams taking the lead against the eventual winners Chelmsford and only conceded the winning goal in the final minutes. Similarly they drew 1-1 with the runners up Queenswood School.
Kings School, Canterbury lost 0-1
Queenswood School drew 1-1 Katrina Warnes
Chelmsford lost 1-2 Cherry Seaborn
Saffron Walden lost 0-1
Ipswich School drew 3-3 Cherry Seaborn, Katrina Warnes, Amy Tuffs
Team: Katrina Warnes (Capt),Calianne Clark, Amy Tuffs, Siobhan Wooltorton, Josie Molloy, Cherry Seaborn, Helen Brook and Lizzie Clymer.
HARLESTON MAGPIES LADIES INDOOR EAST QUALIFIERS
Harleston Magpies Ladies played in the East Indoor qualifiers at Cambridge for a place in the Indoor National League which takes place in January. Magpies won all five of their matches with convincing wins.
Brentwood won 5-0 Angie Wheelhouse 2, Frances Sumner, Anna Toulson, Debbie McAllen
Maidstone won 12-1 Charlotte Harrison 3, Artemis Clark 3, Anna Toulson 2, Angie Wheelhouse 2,
Frances Sumner, Debbie McAllen
West Herts won 4-0 Anna Toulson, Artemis Clark, Frances Sumner, Angie Wheelhouse
Crostyx won 4-0 Artemis Clark, Anna Toulson, Debbie McAllen, Frances Sumner
Cambridge won 5-1 Anna Toulson 2, Angie Wheelhouse
Team: Debbie McAllen (Capt),Frances Sumner, Lucy Hayman, Louisa Greenacre, Charlotte Harrison, Anna Toulson, Artemis Clark and Angie Wheelhouse.
Magpies will now play in Division II South on the weekend of Jan 3rd/4th at Whitgift School against St Albans, Old Loughtonians and other Regional qualifiers. The top three in Division II South will play the top three in Division II North on Jan 17th and 18th for a place in Division I the following season.
T. Baines (PS)
R. Ling (F)
A. Hipwell (PC)
Following on from an emphatic victory away to Wisbech, Harleston Magpies Men’s 1st XI, sponsored by Hunton Legg, entertained second place Havering at Weybread.
This was always going to be a tough match and it certainly proved to be just that. The first 15 minutes were hectic with Magpies battling hard against a vociferous Havering outfit. Magpies gained a plethora of free hits but were unable to capitalise on them. Havering gained two penalty corners but were both well defended with Richard Harms making a string of outstanding saves.
Magpies then began to dominate the game and were awarded a penalty corner of their own. Richard Gill got on the end of a good save from the keeper and pushed the ball towards the goal only for it to be stopped by the defenders arm on the line. This was deemed worthy of only another penalty corner, which almost found its way into the goal only to be stopped on the line by a defenders foot.
The resulting penalty stroke was expertly converted by Tristan Baines who came back into the side after a one-match suspension.
Magpies scored again shortly after this with a classic Richard Ling finish after good work down the right side of the pitch from Pete Bale.
James Wheeler nearly made the quickest exit from the hockey pitch this season, when he made a suspicious tackle 20 seconds after coming on the pitch. Luckily he got away with a green card and a stern word from the umpire.
As the Half drew to a close, Andy Hipwell made a fantastic weighted pass to James Wheeler who struck a blistering shot across the goal only for the keeper to make a full stretch save. The game finished 2-0 at half time.
Shortly after the interval Magpies were reduced to 10 men after Chris Barber was adjudged to have tripped a Havering player deliberately. Havering hit back while Magpies were adjusting and scored after a couple of unusual defensive errors to bring the game to 2-1.
Back to a full 11 men, Magpies looked the most likely to score. Another penalty corner was won and Andy Hipwell duly converted to bring the two-goal cushion back and make the score 3-1.
The game finished with Magpies still pushing for their fourth goal but Havering held on, even after making the decision to take their keeper off and play with a kicking back, to leave the score 3-1.
Magpies end the first half of the season unbeaten and 8 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.
* Qualified for National League
LADIES 2s v Norwich Dragons 2s (L) (H) 3-0 W
LADIES 3s v Norwich Dragons 3s (L) (A) 2-1 W LADIES 4s v Breckland (L) (H) 10.45 (S) 6-0 W
LADIES 5s v Loddon 2s (L) (A) 0-4 L
LADIES 6s v Norwich Dragons 4s (L) (H) 6-0 W
LADIES Dev. v Pelicans (L) (H) Postponed
GIRLS U16s – East Indoors, Colchester**
** Qualified for National Finals
Sun 7 Dec
GIRLS U18s – East Indoors, Colchester
MENS 1s v Havering (L) (H) 3-1 W
MENS 2s v St Neots (L) (A) 8-1 W
MENS 3s v UEA 2s (L) (A) 4-1 W
MENS 4s v Lowestoft Town (L) (H) 5-0 W
MENS 5s v Norwich City 4s (L) (H) 2-2 D
MENS 6s v UES 3s (L) (A) 5-1 W
MENS Vets - no game
Sun 7 Dec
MENS VETS v East Grinstead (H) 1.00 (W)
(National Cup) CANCELLED
The opening quarter was fairly evenly contested, with Hazel Medlar strong in the home teams defence thwarting the magpies attacks. Dragons took the lead with a sloppy goal which spun and evaded the magpies keeper. This ended up being the only save the magpies keeper had. Gradually magpies started to dominate with Lizzie Clymer and Nic Beevor working tirelessly in midfield and the forwards creating openings. Magpies equalised early in the second half with a textbook goal. CC won the tackle inside her own half, passed wide to Jose Tibbenham who played an early ball down the line to Sam Williams whose perfect cross was swept into the net by Laura Tibbenham. Magpies were in the ascendency and despite some heroic clearances by Medlar Jose Tibbenham finished off another slick move to tap in the winner following an excellent advantage by the umpire.
A cold, clear day saw Magpies entertain Breckland; the home side looking to get back to winning ways.
Magpies' determination for a victory was evident from the very start, the home side winning any fifty fifty balls and making ground into Breckland's D. A well worked short corner routine ended with Treacle Snelling opening the scoring for Magpies. A second followed shortly after from Kay Dennis, and Rachel Clifford was on hand at the far post to tap in a rebound to make it three nil to the home side going into half time.
The second half saw much of the same, Magpies completely dominating possession; Zoe Cole, Kay Dennis and Rachel Clifford combining well on the forward line, with great support from Laura Schultheiss and Tracy Reeve in the midfield. Kay Dennis got Magpies' fourth from a short corner, a cracking strike from the top of the D. Clifford got her second midway through the half, and Snelling completed the scoreline capping a good performance at centre back.
A strong, solid performance from Magpies, but credit must be given to the Breckland 'keeper who made some terrific saves and kept the scoreline down.
Kay Dennis, Magpies Ladies 4th's.
Congratulations to Cherry Seaborn who has been selected to join the National Age Group U18 Programme for the 2008-9 season announced today (3 December) by England Hockey. The 24-strong squad, under Head Coach Sue Chandler, has been selected following a final assessment camp over the weekend of 21-23 November. This is an honour for Cherry and HMHC.
The U18 programme includes training sessions and camps in the
Last Saturday there were mixed fortunes for the club's 1st teams with the Ladies losing 3-0 at home to
Despite the disappointing defeat for the Ladies' 1sts it was far from doom and gloom at Weybread as of the other seven games played there were five wins and two draws for our teams. The Ladies' 3rds set the ball rolling with a 4-2 win over Sprowston, the Ladies' 4ths drew 1-1 with Sprowston 2nds, the Ladies' 5ths came back to form with a 4-0 win over Norwich Dragons 4ths, the Men's 6ths did extremely well to hold Ipswich 5ths to a 5-5 draw (after conceding a late goal), the Men's 2nds had an impressive 4-0 win over Redbridge & Ilford and in the performance of the day the Men's 3rds held their classy looking and chief rivals Felixstowe to a 1-1 draw.
I feared the worse when Felixstowe thumped in their first shortie but Matt Brand continued his fine goalscoring run by getting the equaliser early in the second half. I have to admit to missing the goal while having a well deserved cup of coffee in the clubhouse where I got a phone call from the captain of the Men's 2nds asking me to come out to update the scoreboard and on my way would I put out the lights on the sand based pitch? Why I ask couldn't the Men's Vets have done this after their gritty 3-1 win over Pelicans?! But getting back to the Men's 3rds they had to withstand a barrage of shorties after Matt's goal but they held out with keeper Mark Lewis leading the way in a fine defensive team display.
At Ipswich last Sunday in the national cup the U18 Boys did well to hold an impressive home team to 4-2 after taking the lead on the cusp of half time. Early in the second half
This Saturday in addition to the Men's 1sts at 12.30pm we have seven games at Weybread including at 10.30am the Ladies' Development who take on Pelicans looking to maintain their 100% record; the Ladies' 6ths, with the excellent record of seven wins with one draw from their eight games to-date, who play Norwich Dragons 4ths at 12.15pm; the Men's 5ths who play Norwich City 4ths (1.45pm); the Ladies' 2nds, after their excellent 4-0 win over North Walsham last Saturday, who entertain Norwich Dragons 2nds at 2.15pm and the Men's 4ths who play Lowestoft Town at 3.15pm.
Also on Saturday the Ladies' 1sts turn their attentions to the indoor game when they compete in the East championship in
News and comments in brief:
· UK Sport, which funds the Olympic and Paralympic sports for their elite activities announced today (3 December) that hockey would be receiving £14.1m for the four year period 2009-2013 for the build up to and preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. At about £3.5m per annum this is about a 25% increase on the annual funding that was provided for the Beijing Olympics. Bearing in mind recent comments were suggesting a reduction for hockey this is excellent news. Well done to all concerned!
· Leandro Negre of Spain has been elected the new President of the International Hockey Federation. He was elected at the FIH Congress in
· At the Congress Luciana Aymar of
· I hope as many members as possible will help the club by joining www.easyfundraising.org.uk. Please see the Home Page of the club's website for links. My thanks to Rob Goodson, Adam Lascalles and Nigel Bedingfield for setting up this scheme for the club. It is an easy and painless way for members (and their relatives and friends) to help the club via their online purchases.
· My thanks to everyone who supported the July 'In The Mood' concert and the recent Fireworks Spectacular organised jointly by Harleston Lions, Scouts and Magpies' HC. As a result I am pleased to say that £1500 has been given to each group. If you would like to join James Smith and me on the committee with the Lions and Scouts please let me know. The meetings can be quite enjoyable!
· A couple of weeks ago I referred to the reopening of the gym at the newly named Harleston Community Leisure Facility. Membership is £22.50 per month but this will reduce to £20.50 per month when five HMHC members have joined and to £17.50 per month when ten or more HMHC members have joined. These reductions will apply to existing members when the numbers of HMHC members reach 5 or 10. So if you are interested please show them your HMHC Handbook when you join and in due course your fee could be reduced to either £20.50 or £17.50 per month. For more information please ring 01379 852088.
· Dates for your diary please (all Saturdays) – Savoury & Sauvignon Soiree (31 January), Karaoke Evening (7 March), End of Season Bash (18 April) and Summer Ball (4 July – marking 50 years at Weybread by HMHC).
With best wishes and kind regards to all members, supporters and friends of the Club.
Mike Denham Tel: 01603 506925 E-mail: MDenham975@aol.com
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