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Walking Hockey
19 Jul 2018
 
Norwich City Hockey Club are holding a Walking Hockey session on Wednesday 25 July at Taverham Recreation Facility between 6.30pm - 7.30pm.  
Walking Hockey provides an opportunity to try hockey in a non-contact environment at a low pace. 
Walking hockey provides a gentle introduction to hockey and may appeal to beginners, those returning to the sport who may prefer a gentle introduction to the sport before full on matches or those whose bodies through injury/illness no longer permits them to endure the rigours of competitive matches. 
Sticks can be provided. 
This will be a session where the emphasis is on fun in a friendly environment. 
Changing facilities are available. 
A bar is available after the session. 
Anyone interested in attending can contact Ali Wardale aliwardale@aol.com 07798 862956

Congratulations to some members of our 1st XI mens and ladies for representing England Mixed Hockey
17 Jul 2018
 
Congratulations to Norwich City HC 1st XI players Thomas Cooke and Ellie Brine for representing England Mixed Hockey against Wales Mixed Hockey in Cardiff over the weekend of the 14th and 15th July. 
 
It is also congratulations to club members Alastair Cooke and Louis Preston who have also been selected to join Thomas and Ellie to represent England Hockey Mixed for further matches coming up over the upcoming weekends. 
 
Well done, it is great to see members of our club from both this season and last season continuing to be selected for the England Mixed Hockey squads.

Fitness Training throughout July (Mondays, 7.30pm @ TRF)
7 Jul 2018
 
Club Fitness sessions for the new season commence on Monday 9 July 7.30pm - 8.30pm and all Mondays throughout July at Taverham. Sessions are for those playing in the Saturday teams. Normal coaching fees apply.

CONGRATULATIONS to the May Lottery winners - K. Paterson, S. Francis and G. Bonner
6 Jul 2018
 
Congratulations to our MAY 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: Karen Paterson 
Runner-up: Simon Francis  
Third Place: Geoff Bonner  
 
The club and ground lottery has been running since the club was founded in 1990, raising invaluable funds for the club and more recently being used as part funding towards the relaying of the sand pitch.  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month and stand the chance of winning any of our monthly and annual prizes, three prizes each draw and a major prize which is drawn at our Annual Dinner Dance each year.  
 
To find out more check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ where you can sign up online in no time at all!  
 
Alternatively contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Congratulations to our Norwich City HC 1st XI members for making the England Hockey Mixed Squads
25 Jun 2018
 
After another extensive selection process during the past few months it is great news that a number of our Norwich City HC 1st XI members have been selected for the England Mixed Squads and will be representing England in the forthcoming tournaments during July and August.  
 
Well done again to Alastair Cooke and Thomas Cooke for retaining your places in the squad for a second season, plus newly selected Ellie Brine, all of you have made the England Mixed Senior Squad, along with Louis Preston who has been selected again for the England Senior Lions Mixed Squad, a team he also captained last season.  
 
Good luck in the matches ahead, an amazing achievement to be able to put on an England Hockey shirt.  
 
Well Done!!!

Norwich City play hosts to a select Norfolk Mixed XI against the England Mixed XI on Sunday 1st June
24 Jun 2018
 
Members of Norwich City HC have organised a warm-up game for the England Mixed squad to play against a guest Norfolk Mixed XI, players invited from a number of clubs across Norfolk, along with a number of players from Norwich City HC as well. 
 
The game will be taking place at 1pm at TRF (Taverham) on the afternoon of Sunday 1st June. 
 
With our own club members Alastair Cooke, Thomas Cooke, Ellie Brine and Louis Preston all selected for the England Mixed Squads, plus a number of club members also selected to represent the opposing guest Mixed XI, the game is likely to be a fun one to watch and you're sure to spot a few familiar faces from our own Mens and Ladies 1st XI squads on the pitch.

TRF is now taking credit card payments at the bar!
20 Jun 2018
 
Just to let you know that the bar at TRF is now taking credit card payments.

Norfolk Hockey Summer Development Camps
24 May 2018
 
Norfolk Hockey has recently announced the dates of its Summer Development Camps, which are aimed at children aged 11 - 16 (i.e. born in years 2002-2007). The camps will be held at Norwich City's pitches in Taverham and are a great opportunity to have a fun day playing hockey, whilst picking up the latest skills. 
 
The Camps are part of the EH Player Pathway, and players wishing to attend the Norfolk Hockey Academy (ie County level) are expected to have attended at least two summer camp sessions. 
 
Norwich City HC encourages young players to attend the camps and is sending out details to its members. If for any reason you do not receive these details and would like to know more then please let us know via our youth email address (youth@norwichcityhc.co.uk) or follow the link on the Norfolk Hockey website (norfolkhockey.co.uk).

CONGRATULATIONS to the April Lottery winners - P. Ayers, D. King and A. Wardale
24 May 2018
 
Congratulations to our APRIL 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery. The draw took place LIVE at the annual club dinner dance with extra special prizes of £100, £50 and £25. 
 
Winner: Paul Ayers 
Runner-up: David King 
Third Place: Ali Wardale 
 
The club and ground lottery has been running since the club was founded in 1990, raising invaluable funds for the club and more recently being used as part funding towards the relaying of the sand pitch.  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month and stand the chance of winning any of our monthly and annual prizes, three prizes each draw and a major prize which is drawn at our Annual Dinner Dance each year.  
 
To find out more check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ where you can sign up online in no time at all! 
 
Alternatively contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Evening 2017/2018
23 May 2018
 
It was great to see so many faces from across the club at the Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Evening which was held at the home of Norwich City Football Club at Carrow Road on Saturday 19th May. 
 
A great evening to help celebrate one of the clubs most successful seasons for many years with so many teams across our mens and ladies sections gaining league promotion, noticeably our Mens 1s and Ladies 1s both returning to top flight hockey in their East Premier leagues, not forgetting our ever successful junior section with many of our teams reaching regional and national finals. 
 
Well done to all of those who received an award and nomination during the presentation of the Awards led by Club President Ali Wardale, with special mentions to Club Persons of the Year award winners Jason Hyatt and Pui Foung Chung, plus Junior Club Persons of the Year award winners Rob Duffy and Milly Hyatt, recognition for their contribution to the club throughout the 2017/2018 hockey season. 
 
Many other nominations and awards were presented including our senior and junior umpire awards, team captain and players player awards, plus announcements of the season top scorers. 
 
A full list of the awards presented on the evening can be found at https://norwichcityhc.co.uk/awards/ 
 
Our junior and minis awards will be presented at the start of next season, more details will be published when the plans have been finalised. 
 
We have also published photos from the evening in the gallery on our website, which can be found at https://norwichcityhc.co.uk/gallery/ 
 
Well done once again to everybody who was nominated, shortlisted and received an award, an indication of the amount of work that people do to make the hockey one of the most successful hockey clubs in the region, also thank you to Ellie Brine for organising a fantastic way to conclude one of the most successful seasons for the club, and thank you to those who attended and made it such an enjoyable evening.

Club Members enjoy a successful hot weekend of Mixed and Club XI Hockey
8 May 2018
 
A number of members of NCHC took part and won trophies at the Mixed and Club XI tournaments that were held over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Harleston Magpies. 
 
Mixed Cup Winners - The Norfolk Pies (a regular social side made up of NCHC members) 
Mixed Cup Runners-Up - Norwich School (many junior NCHC members playing) 
Mixed Cup Semi Finalists - Norwich City Mixed XI 
 
Mixed Plate Winners - Lingys Legends (also made up of members from NCHC) 
 
Mens Club XI Cup Winners - Norwich City (fielding players from almost all mens teams) 
Womens Club XI Cup Semi Finalists - Norwich City (again with ladies representing almost every team) 
 
So with fantastic record breaking weather conditions, many burnt faces, burnt V necks, arms and not forgetting burnt red knee caps, over 50 members of the club enjoyed a hockey packed weekend, winning numerous trophies along the way.

AGM - Wednesday 6th June @ TRF (7pm)
2 May 2018
 
Please note that the rearranged club's AGM is on Wednesday 6th June 2018. The AGM will start at 7pm and will be held at the clubhouse.  
 
Fancy having your say on what's important to you in relation to the club. Then come along and join in the debate. There are still various vacancies available if you fancy volunteering some of your time to help in the running of the club and they are: 
 
Ladies Fixture Secretary 
Ladies Club Captain 
Mens Club Captain 
Welfare Officer and assistant 
Fund-raising co-ordinator 
 
Thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you on 6th June 2018.

Congratulations to NCHC Lottery Winners for February and March 2018
29 Apr 2018
 
Congratulations to our FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery, an event we have been running since the club was founded in 1990, raising invaluable funds for the club and more recently being used as part funding towards the relaying of the sand pitch.  
 
FEBRUARY 2018 
Winner: Matthew Brine  
Runner-up: Stephen Humphrey  
Third Place: Mark Brighton  
 
MARCH 2018 
Winner: Tom Ling 
Runner up: John Barker 
Third place: Maurice Davey 
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month and stand the chance of winning any of our monthly and annual prizes, three prizes each draw and a major prize will now be drawn at our Annual Dinner Dance each year. To find out more check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Thank you for the kit sponsorship support from our newly promoted "premier" Womens and Mens 1s teams
20 Apr 2018
 
What a 2017/2018 season it has been for the club in so many ways, one of which has been the achievement of both our Womens and Mens 1st XI squads getting themselves promoted back into the East Premier leagues. 
 
This season we have seen both 1st teams wearing newly sponsored tracksuits and playing kit, something both squads would like to say a huge thank you for the support of some very kind sponsors. 
 
Cambridge Pixel (Harriet Johnson) 
Stonebridge HR (Helen Busfield) 
TC Improvements (Tom Cox) 
Recover Physio (Stuart Wardle) 
Empresa Limited (Matthew Brine) 
 
Thank you for your support. 
 
NCHC Mens and Ladies 1st XI

Our Club Day has been booked for SATURDAY 18th August
12 Apr 2018
 
A date for your diary is SATURDAY 18th August, it is a SATURDAY this year so that the party can continue from the hockey pitches into the bar afterwards. 
 
Our Club Day is as always open to all members, families, friends and those just wanting to come along and enjoy the day. It is being run on Saturday 18th August at Taverham starting from 10am, and will as always be a mixed ability hockey festival, inviting all players of all abilities from our vets through to our developments (O13s) and from beginners right through to our first team players.  
 
It will be a 10am meet and please bring a coloured/yellow and white shirt to wear during the day.  
 
Teams are arranged through the website registration process so let us know that you intend to come along, our aim is to create balanced teams so nobody needs to feel like they aren't capable of playing in what is already a fun hockey event.  
 
We will have the usual food on the BBQ and the bar will be open all day for drinks and snack.


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