Fareham Festival Report

Apologies in not getting this update out sooner i’ve been away with work!?

Anyway – what a great (and long!) tournament we had at Fareham.  Really proud to see so many Havant players on the pitch and big thankyou to all the parents, friends and family that cheered on the teams.

Also a massive thankyou to Nick, Woody and Rob for helping out in managing our U10 teams on the day.  #teamhavant

For those players that have shirts please wash and return them on Sunday, i’ll leave the kit bag in the dugout.

Reminder to please get your membership profiles and subs paid on the club website.

Nick has also sent through a match report for the U10 B team below , if anyone has photos or pictures you’d like me to post fire them my way (and i promise not to be as slack on the updates next time!).

See you at training,

Neil

U10 B Team Fareham Match Report – Nick Crang

With the important business of the team name settled, the “Rock Star Assassins” set about the first game of the day with vigour and purpose. Our strike force peppered Haslemere’s goal with two near misses from Pippa and Noah. In our own goal, Ben’s nerves of steel and precise timing supported by Austin and Raphael’s, rock solid and dependable defensive line shut out the opposition with a clean sheet for a nil-nil draw.

 

The second game against Petersfield was a real test of character. A couple of early goals went against us but the team battled hard in midfield to create chances at the other end, notably a late link up from a 16 yard hit between Rebecca, Noah and Pippa that so nearly resulted in a goal in the last minute.

 

Further tough matches against Fareham, Portsmouth and Haslemere sides saw some epic team performances. The end to end hockey was exciting to watch with the midfield working flat out in both attack and defence. Anna and Lauren competed for every ball in the centre of the field and more often than not came away with it.  Rebecca and Aishanni provided options on the wings, running hard to stretch our opponents. Finnley worked like a Trojan, winning the ball in crucial positions and putting some threatening crosses in to the opposition circle. Time and again we were denied by the woodwork and the whistle, the ball stubbornly refusing to cross the line. On two occasions we had the ball in the opposition net only to have goals disallowed. The team kept focused throughout and, despite the frustrating run of play, never let heads drop.

 

For the penultimate match against Portsmouth the outfield players decided to try new positions, showing great confidence and gaining valuable experience and empathy with their team mates. Both Lauren and Finnely picked up knocks toward the end but, ice packs deployed, were soon keen to get back in to the action.

 

The energetic support from the side lines helped lift the players and everyone played with passion and determination throughout a long, tiring tournament. 

 

Honours were shared for the players’ player of the tournament between Anna and Pippa.

Nick

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Fareham Festival Details

Hi all,

Fareham festival is this Sunday, details below.

For those new to tournaments/festivals it’s a fun “round-robin” of mini 10 minute hockey matches against other local teams within the same age groups.  It’s all about taking part and having fun.

Unfortunately we can’t take everyone to each tournament, so if your child hasn’t been picked for a tournament they will get their chance in the next one, there are 8 over the season.

Please Note – As usual when we have a festival there is no training at Havant College this Sunday.

If your child is in a team and you cannot make it please let me know ASAP, especially for the U10s as we have a number of players not selected that are available to play.

Finally for the U10s i need 2 Volunteers to help run the teams for festival.  Please get in contact if you can help out.  It’s mainly crowd control and knowing which pitch your team is on!

Onto the details….

Time :

U8s  – 0940 for 0957 push-back (finish by 1100)

U10s –  1050 for 1112 push-back (finish by 1330)

Schedules :

timetable U 8’s

timetable u10

Venue :

Henry Cort Community College
Hillson Drive
Fareham
PO15 6PH

There will be refreshments available for purchase.

U8s – James

  • Henry Hamlet
  • Amelie Davies
  • Eva Lane
  • Sebastian Lane
  • Adam Sievers
  • Tallia McInally
  • Beatrice Martin
  • Mimi Myers
  • Seth Edwards
  • Toby Illing
  • Maisie Illing

U10s – A – Tom/Neil

  • Theo Brixey
  • Millie Edwards
  • Kiera Falla
  • Amy Hutchings
  • Toby Johnson
  • Imogen Laycock
  • Toby Letchford
  • Josh Lunn
  • Alice O’Brien
  • George Oliver

U10s – B – Need a volunteer!

  • Luke FletcherKilby
  • Aishanni Aranan
  • Lauren Barber
  • Finnley Burnett
  • Rebecca Crang
  • Noah Hamlet
  • Austin Mayhead
  • Anna Parnell
  • Sia Perold
  • Pippa Shepherd
  • Solly Burton

U10s – C – Need a volunteer!

  • Kate Charlesworth
  • Reuben Davis
  • Lily Hughes
  • Ellie Jones
  • Lucy Maier
  • Samuel Martin
  • Tarryn McInally
  • Iris Reah
  • Austin Williams
  • Joe Wrixon

 

Thanks

Neil

U10s Fareham Festival

Hi all,

Our next festival is @ Fareham on the 6th October.

We are planning to take 1 X U8s team and 3 X U10s teams.

The U8 team will be announced nearer the time, however we want to make sure we have enough U10s available to take three teams so that we can get as many kids playing as possible.

Teams are below, mixed ability so don’t take too much notice of which team they are in its all about game experience and fun!  We’ve tried to group the kids with people they’ve played with before.

IMPORTANT!!!! If your child has been selected and is unable to make the festival let me know so we can juggle the teams.

Theo Brixey A
Millie Edwards A
Kiera Falla A
Amy Hutchings A
Toby Johnson A
Imogen Laycock A
Toby Letchford A
Josh Lunn A
Alice O’Brien A
George Oliver A
Luke Fletcher- Kilby B
Aishanni Aranan B
Lauren Barber B
Finnley Burnett B
Rebecca Crang B
Noah Hamlet B
Austin Mayhead B
Anna Parnell B
Sia Perold B
Pippa Shepherd B
Solly Burton C
Kate Charlesworth C
Reuben Davis C
Amelie Davis C
Ellie Jones C
Lucy Maier C
Samuel Martin C
Tarryn McInally C
Iris Reah C
Austin Williams C
Joe Wrixon C

For parents new to hockey festivals, they are friendly quarter pitch games with other local mini teams.  They are great fun for the kids and the hosting club will usually have tea, coffee and cake for sale.  No extra kit needed, we’ll hand out match shirts on the day.

thanks,

Neil

The Minis are back!

Pack up your buckets and spade and dust off your hockey sticks, the new minis hockey season is upon us……. yay!

I hope you all had a great summer, the coaches and myself are looking forward to a fantastic new season with our Haribo fuelled hockey superstars.

First Session

The first training session will be on 15th September at Havant College.  Training will be from 0930 – 1100, with gates to the carpark open from 9ish.

Don’t forget mouthguard and shin pads! 

New Players

If you are new to the club you are more than welcome to come and join us for some taster sessions to see if your child likes it.

Your child will need shin pads and a mouthguard to take part (all available very reasonably priced from sports direct) and we have hockey sticks you can borrow.

More joining details are on the blog here.

Dates for the Diary

In what can only be described a uncharacteristic feat of organisation i have all the dates for your diaries :

Sunday 15th Sept – season starts 

Sunday 6 th October – Fareham Festival

Sunday 27 th October – Haslemere Festival

Sunday 3rd Nov – Halloween Hockey Fancy Dress

Sunday 17 th November – Portsmouth Festival

Sunday 8th Dec – Havant Festival

Sunday 15th Dec – Xmas party (last session 19)

Sunday 5th Jan – (first session 20)

Sunday 19 th January – Chichester Festival

Sunday 9th February – Petersfield Festival

Sunday 1 st March – Gosport Festival

Sunday 29 th March – Hamble Festival

Sunday 5th April – End of season & Prize Giving

NOTE – there will be an In2Hockey tournament in 20 – date TBC

Coaches and parent helpers

Tom and James will be coaching the U10s/U8s this year with Jon supporting.  As usual if you’d like to get involved helping out please let me know! No hockey experience required just some trainers and willing!  Also this will be my last season as Minis manager as my son moves up next year, so if you’d like to find out more or want to help on the managing side let me know.  I’ll be looking for a volunteer at the end of the season.

Club Website / Account

This season i’m going to be using the club system for organising our squads for festivals, confirming availability and training register.  If you could all ensure you have reated a membership profile it’ll help me make sure we have the right children in the right squads.  Thankyou!

Questions?

Any questions or issues let me know, njletchford@gmail.com / 07932746174

See you on the 15th!

Neil

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