England Hockey Awards 2019

Despite not coming home with the prize for ‘Ladies team of the Year’ it was an absolutely fabulous night and we would like to thank England Hockey for all their efforts.

It was brilliant to be in a room surrounded by so many inspirational people who love the sport from grass roots level up to the international players who joined in the fun and really helped make everyone feel part of the hockey family.

A big thank you to Ian Sloan, England and GB player who sat on our table for the evening and made us feel very welcome, it was extremely interesting to get the views of a player playing at the highest level of the game.

I think everyone who went would like to go back again next year whether or not we get nominated and we hope next time to take many more along to this fantastic event.

Below are a few of the pictures from the evening with lots of international players.


Notice of WHC AGM and Mixed Tournament – Saturday May 18th 2019

Afternoon All

 Of all the things we do during the season this is the one meeting that I hope all players, parents and volunteers make an effort to attend as it shares the outcome of the clubs season with you!

No longer is the AGM about five people gathering on a Tuesday evening to sign off accounts, it’s about a celebration of our successes, achievements and areas for improvement shared across the club.

I don’t think following recent turnouts at AGM’s there are many in the club who don’t know the key role holders in the club and what they do along with the financial position and our targets for following seasons.

We go out of our way to mix the social and enjoyable with the important regulation and we hope to see as many as possible again this year at the tournament and AGM.

Craig Hockenhull, Secretary


Club AGM and Mixed Tournament – Saturday May 18th 2019 at the Leisure Centre.

We are holding a friendly mixed tournament for anyone who wants to play – registration from midday with the games starting at 12.30pm.  This will be wrapped up by 14.30 so that people can change before getting together for tea, sandwiches and cakes at 15.00, and the AGM itself at 15.30. (We’ve managed to keep the meeting part down to about 30 minutes for the last few years, which is the plan again this time!) There will be a £5 match fee for the tournament to cover costs.

Any indication of numbers in advance for playing and teas would be very useful, so please reply or text a captain to confirm.  We would also welcome offers to contribute to the sandwiches and cakes, so we put on a good spread. If anyone is interested this year we are going to have best cake (with male and female prizes) (it’s a bit of fun!)

The tournament was great fun last year so we strongly encourage you to take part and help make it a fantastic club event.

This was great fun last year, and we hope is something that will become a club tradition in time.

Committee and Club Roles

This is also your opportunity to get more involved in the running of the club – if you would be interested in putting yourself forward for any role on the committee or elsewhere, please let us know and we will get in touch to discuss and make sure you’re included in the nominations.  We have a very strong team of members and volunteers working hard in the club but additional support even for a small amount of time doing anything allows us to continue growing the club further.

All the roles and responsibilities are on the website at https://www.whitchurchhockeyclub.com/club-info/documents/

 Also why we hold an AGM at the above link.


Agenda for AGM

  • Chairman’s report
  • Academy and Junior Report
  • Financial Report
  • Team Reports
    • Ladies 1s
    • Ladies 2s
    • Ladies 3s
    • Men’s 1s
    • Men’s 2s
  • Any other business (Topics presented in advance)
  • Closing and Targets for next season
  • Any presentations for those who couldn’t attend the meal.

Ladies 1s have been shortlisted for the Team of the Year Women Award at the 2019 England Hockey Awards

It is with great pride that we announce that our ladies 1s have been shortlisted for the Team of the Year Women Award at the 2019 England Hockey Awards Dinner on Saturday 11th May 2019.


Although the ladies 1s have been nominated this couldn’t have happened without the support of all the clubs members, volunteers and officials who work to support the running of the club.


The ladies 1s have been promoted this season and will play in Cheshire Division 2 in 19/20 season. This has largely resulted from the strength and depth that the club now has from the Academy through to the Men’s and Ladies senior sections.


The ladies 1s are made up of a combination of players who have played for the club, come through the Academy and those who have joined the club based on its growing reputation. Players from the team are representing both County and Regional teams as well as school sides in the surrounding area.


The team have been supported by a number of players coming through the ladies 2s and 3s which will give the club strength over the coming years.


I hope you will all join us in celebrating this success and wish the ladies all the best on their big evening.


Whitchurch Hockey Club


Nominate_Shortlist for 2019 EH Awards







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