A great start to the season for the 8s and Under at Haslemere … a couple of hard fought draws were followed by 6-0 and 5-0 victories with a lone defeat at at the end 1-0 to Petersfield to ruin an unbeaten tournament. Elsa and Danny were the stars but everyone made their own contribution. Well done to all that wore the Havant badge with pride.
Our club stars of the future had their first tournament at Haslemere Hockey club last Sunday morning. An enthusiastic team of 10 from the U10 squad had a mix of results – won some, lost some, drew some and never lost their team spirit. Our performance against the Fareham 1 team was particularly strong The team mascots came with us. Firstly, Bob the Monkey, named by and awarded to Grace T as Players Player of the Tournament. She put on the goal keeper kit for the second time only and did a brilliant job of keeping goal after goal out. Secondly, Geronimo the Guinea Pig, named by and awarded to Ben D as Coaches Player of the Tournament. He had taken on board the slap hit training and returned the ball up the pitch time and time again with pace and strength. Our goal scorers were Grace L, Matt W, Emily C and Poppy H. The rest of the team Harriet P, Tom G, Dan H and Seb L played a strong supporting role. Well done to everyone and thank you to the parents for cheering us on.
v Haslemere Leopards W 2-0
v Chichester L 0-1
v City of Portsmouth L 0-1
v Fareham 1 L 0-2
v Haslemere Panthers D 2-2 (very close indeed)
Our next tournament for the U10 squad is November 11th at City of Portsmouth – 2 more mascots to name and award – keep a look out for the news of this event.
Many thanks. Penny.
We were unbeaten in this event last year despite a gory thumb nail injury to Aimee …
The 8s squad for the tournament is …
James Curwood, Dougie Henderson, Elsa Hares (captain), Amelie Parker, Jonas Waktare, Richard Baines, Sam Watson, Luke Watson, Danny
The 10s squad for the tournament is …
Grace Taylor – Goal Keeper – thank you!
For these guys please confirm you have read this and will be there at Haslemere at 9:30am or let one of the coaches know if you cannot attend (Dave, Jon or Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org).
For everyone else Glyn Knaresborough, Tom Wigley, Doug Taylor and our superstar Imi will run training as normal for everyone else next week at Havant. We will ensure every member that wants to plays in one of the first 4 tournaments so keep training and working hard.
The festival will take place at Haslemere Hockey Club, Woolmer Hill Sports Ground, Woolmer Hill, Haslemere, Surrey. GU27 1QA.
You can find the directions by logging onto to our website http://www.haslemerehockey.com/directions/
Please arrive at 09:30 to ensure you have time to check in and let the children warm up. Finish by approx. 1pm.
All children need shin pads and mouth guards as well as lots of warm clothes and a bottle of water. They need to be ready for action!
There will be a refreshment stand in the sports pavilion selling hot and cold breakfast items and a separate sweet stall for deserving children! Do bring some change with you!
In the event of bad weather there will be a message on http://www.haslemerehockey.com if cancelled