City Of Portsmouth Tournament – Teams & Details

Our next tournament is here this Sunday (18/11) at City of Portsmouth Hockey Club.

I don’t have the final schedule yet, when it comes through i’ll post it up.

Therefore there is no training at Havant College on Sunday.

Time :

U8s 0900 for 0930 pushback

U10s 1100 for 1130 pushback (TO BE CONFIRMED!!! – depends on schedule)

Location :

University of Portsmouth

Furze Lane

Portsmouth

PO4 8LW

Parking :

Parking is available on the University campus and is Pay and Display.  Roadside parking is available leading up to the campus site.

Teams :

Sorry if your son or daughter hasn’t been selected for this festival.

We have lots of children who want to play and we will include them all as fairly as possible across the season.

Also we will keep changing the A and B teams in the U10s. Do not read anything into being in the B team in one festival and the A the next or vice versa. This will be different again next time, all the children are doing brilliantly at training and in festivals.

Finally if your son or daughter can’t play please say as we have lots of reserves.

U8s Team 

  • George Oliver
  • Iris Reah
  • Toby Illing
  • Maisie Illing
  • Noah Hamlet
  • Lily Hughes
  • Finley Burnett
  • Kate Charlesworth
  • Josh Lunn
  • Beatrix Alcock
  • Austin Mayhead
  • Rafa Perez-Sykes

U10s Alligators Team 

  • Charlotte Barber
  • Holly Illing
  • Lara O’Dea
  • Martha Reah
  • Millie Edwards
  • Robert Procter
  • Theo Brixey
  • Thomas Burnett
  • Toby Letchford
  • Toby Johnson

U10s Bears Team 

  • Celina Handley
  • Darcy Allcock
  • Ella Jackson
  • Fin Boxall
  • Lily Austin
  • Masy Parker
  • Pippa Shepherd
  • Rebecca Crang
  • Tori Bellenger
  • Austin Williams

Please remember shin pads, mouthguard and stick!  We’ll have playing shirts with us on the day for the teams.

Any questions or problems just let me know (especially if you can’t play!) : 07932 746174 or njletchford@gmail.com.

thanks

Neil

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Tournament Next Week!

Hi all,

Hope you all enjoyed training today and thank-you for attending and joining our 2 minutes silence for Remembrance Sunday.

Next Sunday (18th Nov) we have a tournament at City of Portsmouth.  I’m awaiting details, as soon as i have them i’ll update the blog as usual.

Tom and James will be picking the teams this week, can you please let me know if your child is not available to play.   Timings i’m guessing will be same as usual (ish) : 0900 – 1200 at City of Portsmouth Hockey Club (Eastney).

Let me know via email : njletchford@gmail.com or text on 07932 746174

cheers

Neil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Hockey Reminder!

Normal training resumes this weekend back at Havant College at the usual time 0900 – 1100.  Tom and James will be taking training and we have Anita our super coffee lady back to keep us awake.

Those of you that have shirts to return i’ll leave the bag in the dugout.  Please don’t forget!

As a reminder it’s our Halloween Hockey session, feel free to let your little ghouls and goblins come dressed in their most scary halloween costumes for training (gum shields, shinpads and sticks still required!).

Can i ask for parents to bring some donations of sweets on the day to add to the halloween treat pot?

Anything greatly received!  I’ll put a bucket in the dugout (a cauldron?) so we can all chip  some sweets in and give the kids a treat for the traditional(?) Halloween sweet scramble.

See you on sunday..

Neil

 

 

 

Haslemere Match Report & Halloween Hockey

It was a cold and wet one today in Haslemere!  Many thanks to all the parents and players that represented Havant today it was great to see such a large and vociferous turnout from the Minis.

Match reports below for the U10s, if anyone would like to volunteer to write up an U8 report for me it would be much appreciated!  Just email me and i’ll post it up.  From what I saw they all had great fun including a well deserved win.  Well done U8s!

Next Sunday we are back to normal training at Havant College, however it’s Halloween dress-up time.  Feel free to let your little ghouls come dressed in their most scary halloween costumes for training (gum shields, shinpads and sticks still needed!).

At the end of the session Tom usually (well he did last year) organises a mad sweets scramble for the kids, where we throw the sweets into the air for the kids to grab as a halloween treat.

Can i ask for parents to bring some donations of sweets on the day to add to the halloween sweet pot?  Anything greatly received!  I’ll put something in the dugout (a cauldron?) so we can all chip in and the kids get a treat.

thanks

Neil

Onto the match reports…

Under 10A Team

Havant under 10 A team had an excellent festival today at Haslemere. All the team were a pleasure to coach and really improved from the previous week and during the festival today. We won three matches comfortably, drew one which we were unlucky not to win and lost two. The games we lost were some of the best hockey we played. Especially the 1-0 defeat to Gosport where the team played superbly. The most pleasing thing for me was how much the team improved their team play. This included tenacious defending and some excellent passing moves and team goals. This was typified by one of our goals where Theo won the ball, passed to Thomas, Thomas passed to Darcy, who passed to Martha who set up Robert to score.

Players player this week was Robert (lots of goals again!)
Coaches player was Thomas for massively improving his game over the two festivals this week.

Tom

Under 10B Team

The team had an early benchmark of how tough this tournament would be during their first game with a 10-0 loss to Haslemere Boys 2’s. However, the really great thing was that heads stayed up and they were raring to go for the next game. With the addition of Lara to midfield and building more knowledge of positions and tactics, huge improvements were made and although there were no wins or draws to savour, 2 narrow 1-0 loses to Haslemere Boys 3’s and Petersfield 2’s were closely fought matches. We became more focused on trying to score and were helped by the tenacious Pippa and the sprinting support of Sia, Georgie, Rebecca, Anna and Lara. We came really close, but
not quite close enough. Jon lost his £10 bet in Ladbrokes, but they all continued to smile and want more. Despite no goals, Pippa our out and out centre forward was voted our ‘Player of the Tournament’ by the team. Charlotte gave everything and so did Lauren, mainly in defence. Austin Williams, with his customary leg slides was literally on his knees at the end. Thank you to Annie and the Austin fan club for the amazing cakes and to all the positivity of the parents. You know we were all winners today!
Coach Keynes

 

 

 

 

Haslemere Tournament Details

Our second tournament is upon us, apologies for the details coming through late there was some drama with the pitches but it’s all resolved now!

There are two pitches at Haslemere, U8s are on the green one, U10s on the blue one.  From Haslemere :

Pitch 1 will host the u8 tournament and is located just behind the Edge leisure centre. Easily identifiable as this is the green pitch.

Pitch 2 will host the u10 tournament and is located adjacent to the Edge car park (just across a small access road). Easily identifiable as this is our brand new blue pitch!

Time :

0930 for 1000 pushback

Last U8s match should finish at 1140

U10a finish at about 1135 and U10b at 1210

Location :

Woolmer Hill Sports Ground

Woolmer Hill

Haslemere

Surrey

GU27 1QA

Parking :

There is car parking at the Edge Leisure Centre and an overflow car park located before you turn into the Edge. There is also further car parking located at the pavilion. We will have some volunteers in Hi-Vis helping point the way.

Refreshments :

Hot drinks and bacon rolls etc. will be on sale in the pavilion. The Edge also has a range of vending machines.

The Hockey Club pavilion is located behind pitch 1 (the green one) and shared with the Haslemere Rugby Club.

Teams :

U8s Team – James 

  • Adam Sievers
  • Beatrix Allcock
  • Finley Burnett
  • Kate Charlesworth
  • Lily Hughes
  • Freddie Barnes
  • Iris Reah

If there are any other U8s that would like to play let me know! Everyone seems to be on an U8 holiday at the moment, if you are free there is space to play. 🙂

U10s Alligators Team – Tom 

  • Charlotte Barber
  • Darcy Allcock
  • Lara O’Dea
  • Martha Reah
  • Millie Edwards
  • Robert Procter
  • Theo Brixey
  • Thomas Burnett
  • Toby Letchford
  • Toby Johnson

U10s Bears Team – Jon

  • Anna Sievers
  • Celina Handley
  • Charlotte Ffinch-mitchell
  • Georgie Webb
  • Lauren Barber
  • Pippa Shepherd
  • Rebecca Crang
  • Samuel Davies
  • Sia Perold
  • Austin Williams

Please remember shin pads, mouthguard and stick!  We’ll have playing shirts with us on the day for the teams.

Any questions or problems just let me know (especially if you can’t play!) : 07932 746174 or njletchford@gmail.com.

thanks

Neil

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