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SIGN UP NOW for 23-24 Season.
8 Aug 2023
Membership packages (Standard, diamond & Platinum) are now live! The sooner you sign up the better value it is for all! If you wish to opt for a package the sooner you sign up the sooner all of your fees are included. You will need to settle any outstanding prior season debt in order to sign up for the new season!  
Fees have increased as communicated and agreed at the AGM. 
As a reminder: 
Platinum includes membership, training & matches ALL INCLUSIVE 
Diamond includes membership & matches & you can pay for training separately  
Standard includes membership only, with all training and matches paid for as you go 
The more you play the more worthwhile a package saving becomes.  
If you have any questions, queries, or want to discuss methods of payment please email me! 
Sign in, update your details and choose your package!

Adult teams pre-season coaching commences this week
1 Aug 2023
Coaching sessions for the adult teams start in earnest this week and are as follows: 
Every other Monday 8pm - 9.30pm Ladies 1's 
Tuesday 8pm - 9.30pm Mens Lower Teams 
Tuesday 8pm - 10pm Mens 1's/2's 
Wednesday 6.30pm - 8pm Ladies 7's 
Wednesday 6.30pm - 8pm Ladies 5's/6's 
Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm Ladies 1's/2's  
Wednesday 8pm - 9.30pm Ladies 3's/4's 
Thursday 6.30pm - 8pm Walking Hockey/Back To Hockey 
Thursday 8pm - 10pm Mens 1's 
For further information contact team captains.  
New members are very welcome and should email enquiries@norwichcityhc.co.uk

Treasurer Assistant 2023-2024
3 Jul 2023
Role Title: Treasurer Assistant for 2023-24 (aka help Maria out!) - with the hope of helping more in the following season 
Who we need: Someone who has a natural flair for numbers (geeks are cool admit it), is annoyingly organised and is passionate about giving back to the club via a small number of hours per month! No you don't necessarily need to be an accountant, just have a reasonable brain for numbers. Simples! 
What would you need to be willing to help with: 
• process member, coach & umpire expense claims via Barclays banking app once a month 
• check, process & pay invoices (only approximately 5/6 a month) 
• learn how to use QuickBooks accounts software (its easy Maria promises!) - this helps us keep track of bank transactions and reports a lovely income/expenditure report for us each month 
• budget certain areas of expenditure  
• help man the treasurer email inbox and respond to any member/player ad-hoc queries (usually this is more at the start of the season at a low level) 
• attend monthly committee exec meetings and talk through how the club finances are tracking (you will shadow Maria on this don't worry!) 
• help nag & remind people to pay  
• help determine any fee increases each season  
• suggest better ways of doing things 
How do I find out more: If you are now squirming around in your chair with excitement after reading the above (ok maybe not squirming…..), and wish to help, please give Maria a shout maria@hiddentalents.org.uk. Zero squirming or excitement = this is not the opportunity for you ??

Club Vacancies 2023-2024 Season
21 May 2023
The club's AGM is on Thursday 1st June 2023 at TRF at 7.30pm. 
Next season, like every other year, there are always opportunities to become part of how the club is run by either being an executive member or an official. Every available role, is listed under the Information tab section of the website.  
You may fancy getting involved but are daunted by how big you think the role might be - please don't let that stop you volunteering some of your time to help and learn more about how a particular area of how the club is run. Any help you can give to the club, its executive committee and officials will always be valued and appreciated.  
Most people are happy to remain in their roles, for next season, however there are a number of club vacancies which will need to be filled and they are:- 
• Ladies Club Captain (Ladies 1,2,3) - to work alongside with Annette Peters (acting as mentor/interim) 
• Secretary 
• Boys Youth Development Officer 
• Treasurer - to work alongside Maria Marsh (who will remain for 2023/2024) with a view to taking on the role full time for the 2024/2025 season 
• Umpire Liaison Officer  
• Umpire Development Officer 
• Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer 
Do you like planning events, can work as a team and bring people together to have a good time? Then we might just have the role for you! We are looking to form a social committee, with representatives from both the ladies and men's side to work with our Social Secretary to increase our club social events throughout next season.  
If you would like to know more about any of the club roles, whether vacant or not, or would like to be part of the social committee, please contact Ali Wardale (aliwardale@aol.com), Karren Dagless (longy40@hotmail.co.uk) or any of the executive committee for an informal chat.. 
Look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

AGM - 1st June 2023
2 May 2023
The Club's Annual General Meeting will be held on:- 
Date - Thursday 1st June 2023  
Time - 7.30pm 
Location - TRF Clubhouse, Taverham 
2022 AGM minutes are under - Information Section - Document Library 
This will be an opportunity to find out what's happening and what steps, as a club, we will be taking in the years to come. So come along, be part of the club and more importantly have your say.. 
See you there!

1 week until Sport 101 Begins at TRF!
17 Apr 2023
The Norwich Academy will be run by Norwich City Men's First Team Coach Fraser Smith and span across 10 Monday evening sessions starting 24th April until 3rd July aswell as an academy day 18th June.  
The programme is split into 3 blocks:  
We also work with incredible Fortitude Hockey to provide the best goalkeeper experience in the UK. This means the Goalkeepers are more than just the last line of defence!

Annual Golf Day - Friday 4th August 2023 at Wensum Valley Golf Club
29 Mar 2023
After such a great event last year we have booked our Annual Golf Day for 2023 back at Wensum Valley again, a great all-inclusive package for a great day of golf!!! 
You and your friends/family/colleagues are all invited to participate in our Annual Golf Day which this year is being held on Friday 4th August 2023 at Wensum Valley Golf Club.  
Our fully inclusive golf day price includes  
• Coffee and Bacon Roll 
• Buggies included 
• 18 Hole Pairs/Team Competition 
• Lunch 
• 18 Hole Individual Competition 
• Evening Meal 
• Presentation and Prizes 
The event is open to all standards and you are very welcome to invite any additional players along as your guests.  
To find out more or to register your interest in playing in this event then please visit https://norwichcityhc.co.uk/golfday

Annual Dinner Dance at The Assembly House on Friday 12th May 2023
28 Feb 2023
Our Annual Dinner Dance is being held on Friday 12th May 2023 at The Assembly House at 7pm.  
Ticket Prices are £42 adults, £39 juniors/U18s  
The ticket includes a three-course meal with coffee and mints, disco, club presentations and raffle.  
Arrive from 6.30pm with the meal starting promptly at 7.00pm  
Payment can be made via the club's website, using PayPal or by cheque or by cash to either Ellie Brine or to her via your captain.  
Ordering tickets, for yourself or a group of people, plus selection of menu choices is now available via our website (http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/dinnerdance).  
If you want to know more or to arrange a group booking then please drop an email to dinnerdance@norwichcityhc.co.uk

Follow us on social media and check out GAMEDAY on our website and app.
3 Feb 2023
Make sure that you follow us on the various social media platforms and services, keep in touch with how hockey is going on throughout the club, including using our new GAMEDAY service via our website and app to share the goals and action from all of our games as the action unfolds. 

Sponsorship for Club's Top Teams - Announcement
14 Sep 2022
We are delighted to announce, that the club, has secured sponsorship for our Men's and Women's 1st team squads for the 2022/2023 season. 
For the first time in our club's history our Men's 1st team, secured promotion to the National Conference League. Our Ladies 1st team narrowly missed promotion and will be striving again for promotion to the National League this season. 
Over the last couple of months, the top teams have been working hard to build relationships with potential sponsors. The club, is now delighted to announce that the:- 
The Men's 1st team will now be sponsored by:- 
- MCB Financial Services (principle sponsor), Smile Orthodontics (principle sponsor) Hayes + Storr and Recover Physio.  
The Ladies 1st team will now be sponsored by:- 
- Phil Nunn Wealth Solutions (principle sponsor), Balling Hockey (principle sponsor), Empresa Limited and Recover Physio.  
Over the next couple of months, you will start to see these sponsors appearing on club kit, being advertised around our pitches, on our website and appearing in our Men's 1st team match day programmes. Our sponsors will also start to appear on all our club's social media platforms.  
The club is delighted and proud to be associated with these sponsors. The club, its officials and first team players would like to thank these sponsors for their interest and financial support for the forthcoming season.  
The club will continue to strive to attract more sponsors into the club as we continue to grow from strength to strength. 

Guidance to hockey community after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
10 Sep 2022
Guidance has been issued by England Hockey to clubs and players since the sad news about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 
"We're aware of other sports across the country cancelling or postponing their league fixtures, but with limited guidance on community sport activity, we recommend that you continue with training, pre-season friendlies or other hockey activities as you see fit during this period. 
If you decide to continue with activities, we recommend the use of black armbands or black ribbons and a 2-minute silence before the activity commences as a mark of respect. 
It is recommended that all non-essential activity to pause on social media channels and websites during the period of mourning." 
On behalf of our club have decided to follow these guidelines and continue with our pre-season hockey activities this weekend. All games will however commence with a two minutes silence so that we can pay our respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 
We will of course continue to monitor any further notifications issued from England Hockey and any other sources over these coming days. 

CPR & Defibrillator Training
23 Aug 2022
The club has arranged for NARS (Norwich Accident Rescue Service) to provide some basic awareness and to help build your confidence with regards to CPR and the use of the Defibrillator. 
Two sessions have been arranged for Tuesday 30th August and Wednesday 31st August. Both sessions start at 7pm. 
As this is an external charity coming to the club it would be great if you could please take some time to attend, even if it may clash with your training, as you never know when you may need to use these skills.

Memberships are LIVE
15 Aug 2022
Hi all 
You will be pleased to know that memberships for the season are now LIVE- with the usual  
- standard (membership only) 
- diamond (includes league matches not training) 
- platinum (includes league matches & training)  
packages available.  
Standard membership & packages can all be signed up for to pay in either one lump sum, or via direct debit using the go cardless option that will be prompted (at no extra cost but spread over 6 months).  
The earlier you sign up the better, as all normal fees will apply until you sign up.  
If you do not opt to go for a platinum package it is crucial that you keep an eye on your online account and pay off any debts due each week, why not add it as a weekly calendar reminder. If you don't keep your debts down (below £36) then your captain will not be allowed to select you to play & you will be mentioned at our exec meetings as owing monies to the club. SO ITS VERY IMPORTANT WE ALL KEEP OUR DEBTS AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE 
If you have any queries or need another payment option please contact Maria the treasurer (accounts@norwichcityhc.co.uk) shes very approachable :)

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2022/2023
18 Jul 2022
As the Men's and Women's 1st teams start to prepare through July and into August for pre-season for the 2022/2023 league season we are looking to offer a number of sponsorship opportunities for those wishing to get involved in supporting the club and exploring ways to link and promote your business and brand with Norwich City Hockey Club. 
We are beginning to share details of the sponsorship packages and opportunities available and this will be published and shared shortly, however if you want to know more then please get in touch by emailing sponsorship@norwichcityhc.co.uk and we will be very pleased to discuss things further with you. 
The Men's 1s will be playing this coming season in the National Conference for the first time in the club's history, our Women's 1s after finishing runners up last season and narrowly missing promotion will continue in the East Premier Division. We also hope to continue our success in the adult and junior National Cup Competitions, with the past two seasons seeing our adult Mixed team winning the Cup in back to back years.

Norwich City claim Mixed Championship shootout victory over Leeds Beckett University
1 Jul 2022
A memorable Tier 1 mixed final saw Norwich City claim a shootout victory over Leeds Beckett University to seal the title in Lea Valley. 
Norwich started strongly, with two goals in two minutes handing them the advantage early on. After an end-to-end start, Thomas Cooke's 12th minute strike from a penalty corner and Cameron Cooke's field goal in the 13th minute gave them a significant advantage. 
However, their lead was halved quickly, Oliver Manson's effort from a penalty corner in the 20th minute opening the scoring for Leeds Beckett University. And, after a strong start to the second period, Manson struck again from a penalty corner in the 43rd minute to level proceedings with just over 25 minutes to go. 
In an highly-entertaining contest both teams created opportunities to take the lead, but neither could quite convert their chances to seal victory. 
A dramatic shootout ensued, with fans of both sides vocal in their support in their quest for the title. 
However it was Norwich City's Cameron Cooke who scored the decisive penalty, sealing the title for his side in the most dramatic of fashion. 
Report from England Hockey / Photo courtesy of @sarah.elisabeth.photo

TRF looking for Bar Staff
26 Jun 2022
Are you looking for a part time Saturday job as TRF are after someone to work on the bar on Saturdays during the season. If you are interested and would like more details please contact Ady on taverhamsports@live.co.uk  
(must be 18 years old)

Mixed Finals at Lee Valley on Saturday 18th June at 11:00
3 Jun 2022
The planning is taking place for the Mixed Finals on Saturday 18th June at Lee Valley where our team is playing against Leeds Beckett University at 11:00. 
Saturday 18 June - Gates open 08:30 
- Mixed Tier 2 Final: Blueharts Mixed v University of Bath Mixed A 
- Mixed Tier 1 Final: Leeds Beckett University Mixed v Norwich City Mixed 
- FIH Pro League: England v Belgium (Women) 
- FIH Pro League: England v Belgium (Men) 
We have been allocated x30 discounted spectator tickets priced at £14.50 which include both the Mixed finals and Pro league fixtures, but these need to be ordered via pies@norwichcityhc.co.uk by Monday 6th June. 
If you are thinking of coming to watch then please note that unlike last year spectators need tickets, but you can watch England men and women vs Belgium after the mixed finals. 
Please also note that parking at Lee Valley is not permitted for spectators but parking is nearby, email pies@norfolkpies.co.uk if you need more details.

AGM & Club Vacancies
2 Jun 2022
Just a gentle reminder that our club's AGM is to be held at TRF on Monday 6th June 2022 at 7pm. If you can please come and attend in person but if not the AGM can also be attend via zoom (usual club details - stay at home link). Last year's AGM minutes can be found on our website in the Library section under Information.  
Next season we have various club vacancies which need to be filled. All these vacancies are vital to the running of our club. 
The vacancy of Welfare Officer is a role which as a club we are mandated by England Hockey (EH) to have and if this role is not filled we are in danger of not being able to play next season. We need someone to be a point of contact point and to ensure that as a club we report, address and identify any safeguarding concerns together with ensuring DBS checks are carried out. EH welfare procedures are on their website together with a supportive Welfare office. Guidance and training are available. This role could be shared. 
Our other vacancies are: 
Head Coach 
Youth & Minis Co-Ordinator 
Social Media Officer 
Boys Youth Development Officer 
Girls Youth Development Officer 
Club Secretary 
League Liaison Officer 
First Aid Officer 
If you are interested in any of these roles and want to find out more about any of the positions please contact Karren (longy40@hotmail.co.uk) or Ali (aliwardale@aol.com). 
See you there!

AGM is on Monday 6th June at TRF starting from 7pm
30 Apr 2022
It's been an amazing season for NCHC and we'd like to invite you all to attend our AGM on Monday 6th June at TRF starting from 7pm. An opportunity to reflect upon the previous season and to discuss and share our plans for the upcoming season.

Annual Golf Day is Back - Friday 5th August 2022 at Wensum Valley Golf Club
27 Apr 2022
We are back after a long gap and this year we have a brand new venue with hopefully a great all-inclusive package for a great day of golf!!! 
You and your friends/family/colleagues are all invited to participate in our Annual Golf Day which this year is being held on Friday 5th August 2022 at Wensum Valley Golf Club.  
Our new fully inclusive golf day price now includes  
• Coffee and Bacon Roll 
• Buggies included 
• 18 Hole Pairs/Team Competition 
• Lunch 
• 18 Hole Individual Competition 
• Evening Meal 
• Presentation and Prizes 
The event is open to all standards and you are very welcome to invite any additional players along as your guests.  
To find out more or to register your interest in playing in this event then please visit https://norwichcityhc.co.uk/golfday

Super 6s Finals Day - Copper Box Arena - 30th January 2022
23 Jan 2022
England Hockey now have tickets on sale for Hockey's Indoor Finals Showcase the Super6s. The event is taking place on Sunday 30th January at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!  
The Super 6s Finals Day - Hockey's Big Day In - returns on Sunday 30 January 2022 and you can be there pitch side to watch all the non-stop action at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Tickets are now on sale, with prices starting at £9.50 for U18s, £15.50 for 18-25 year-olds and £21 for adults, giving you access to watch all six matches across what promises to be a spectacular day. 
If you haven't been to the Super6's before it is a great day out. Loads of top class hockey on show. It's fast, it's fun and it's nice and warm because its indoor!!! It's a great space and really good if you want to take a group of players and or parents. If you do want to do a group booking of 10 or more there is a 20% discount.  
More information about the event can be found on the England Hockey website which includes all information about the event and any COVID protocols in place.

Match and Training Cancellation Procedures
11 Dec 2021
Norwich City Hockey Club - Match Cancellation Procedures 
If you are advised of a match cancellation/postponement then you should undertake the following tasks in the order listed below 
1) Enter the result on the website as Postponed (match off but likely to be replayed which will be the case for most league matches or cup matches) or Cancelled. The reason for this is that the results are linked to Twitter and the postponement/cancellation is immediately visible to all club members and the wider world  
2) Advise your umpires. Even if you are playing away check whether we are providing an umpire. You should be able to access their contact details from our website 
3) Check with other captains whether they are in need of any of your players 
4) Advise your team though the onus should be on them to check with you. 
5) If yours is a home match advise your League Secretary of the postponement 
6) If it was not our Fixture Secretary that advised you of the postponement then please let our Fixture Secretary know so that can sort out the re-arranged fixture.  
If there is any doubt about whether matches will go ahead then the onus lies with the player to check that the match is going ahead. 
The first place to check is the Fixtures on the club website. 
Any postponements/cancellations entered on the website are also automatically created as a Tweet on Twitter  
Contact your captain. 
Your captain may advise you in your Whatsapp group, via email or other means of communication. 
Information may also appear in the News on the website and on Facebook, but there is no guarantee of this. 
Norwich City Hockey Club - Training Cancellation Procedures 
Training will go ahead whenever possible. If the weather is poor sometimes it will not be possible to cancel training until coaches arrive at Taverham and are able to inspect. This may occur close to the start of the scheduled session, hence, it may not be possible to advise players before they travel.  
As soon as it is known that training is cancelled then a News item will be placed on the Club website.  
Captains will be notified.  
We will endeavour to put the information on Facebook and Twitter too. 
Players should check the News section on the website and Twitter/Facebook else check with coaches/captains.

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