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Congratulations to May lottery winners: G. Thrower, G. Bonner & M. Blyth
24 Jun 2019
 
Congratulations to our MAY 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Guy Thrower  
RUNNER-UP: Geoff Bonner  
THIRD PLACE: Michael Blyth  
 
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 2018/2019 Fantasy Teams and Players
7 May 2019
 
Congratulations to our 2018/2019 Fantasy Teams and Players, thank you to all those who took part this year. 
 
Fantasy Team Winner / Runner-Up - Summer Haylock / Krystal Bishop 
 
Fantasy Player Womens - Krystal Bishop (W1) / Lucy Walton (WD) 
 
Fantasy Player Mens - Adie Land (M4) / Matthew Brine (M4/M5/M6/W1) :o) 
 
Fantasy Player Womens GK - Serena Scott (W2) / Mikayla-Mae Glover (W1) 
Fantasy Player Mens GK - Sebastian Kimber (M7) / Alastair Cooke (M1) 
 
Fantasy Player Womens DF - Lucy Walton (WD) / Helen Busfield (W2) 
Fantasy Player Mens DF - John Ingham (M4) / Tom Cooke (M1) 
 
Fantasy Player Womens MF - Jenni Stanghan (W3) / Edith Duffield (WD) 
Fantasy Player Mens MF - Adie Land (M4) / Louis Preston (M1) 
 
Fantasy Player Womens FW - Krystal Bishop (W1) / Leigh-Ann Worrall (W2) 
Fantasy Player Mens FW - Matthew Brine (M4/M5/M6/W1) / Cameron Cooke (M1) 
 
The new 2019/2020 fantasy league will commence again at the start of September 2019. 
 
Find out more by visiting our fantasy league page on our website (http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/fantasy).

U10 Girls crowned East Regional Champions
28 Apr 2019
 
On Saturday the U10 girls from Norwich City Hockey Club finished their season in style, representing Norfolk in the East Regional In2Hockey Championships hosted by Harleston Magpies HC. They stormed through their group matches winning all five games against top teams from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Herts, Suffolk and Kent, scoring 12 goals and conceding none. They then met a strong Canterbury side in the final, eventually winning on a nerve racking penalty strokes contest, after the match had finished 2-2. The girls should be congratulated on a their hard work, commitment and determination in a fantastic all round team performance.  
 
Squad: Alice Baker, Phoebe Betts, Tilly Brucki, Georgia Demetriou, Charlotte Fern, Isla Hansell, Lottie Hood, Amelie Horsley, Lucy Webster

CONGRATULATIONS to March lottery winners: H. Brown, J. Ingham & P. Ayers
26 Apr 2019
 
Congratulations to our MARCH 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Harry Brown  
RUNNER-UP: John Ingham  
THIRD PLACE: Paul Ayers  
 
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 February lottery winners: C. Cooke, A. Sharma & J. Stanghan
29 Mar 2019
 
Congratulations to our FEBRUARY 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Cameron Cooke  
RUNNER-UP: Anil Sharma 
THIRD PLACE: Jennifer Stanghan  
 
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.

Our website gallery has been updated with photos from the recent home fixtures
24 Mar 2019
 
We have updated our website gallery with recent photos from the games on Saturday 23rd March, the final weekend for most teams as the 2018/2019 season draws to a close.

Norwich School U18 Boys Reach Cup Semi-Finals
21 Mar 2019
 
Congratulations to the Norwich School U18 Boys team who beat Oakham School 4-0 yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the England Hockey Schools Competition.  
 
Norwich School went into the match knowing they would be up against tough opposition in Oakham. However, in front of a raucous home crowd, Norwich quickly started dominating to the extent that a 1-0 lead at half-time was flattering to Oakham. Norwich School lifted their game even further in the second half to win comfortably by a four goal margin and seal their place in the semi-finals at Lea Valley on 1 May as one of the top four school hockey teams in the country. 
 
Congratulations to all the boys and the coaches, with a special mention to the Norwich City boys who were part of yesterday's victorious team: Tom Bailey, George Harrad, Alex Merron, Ben Millett, Ben Nkrumah, Harry Paterson and Dan Phillips.

Annual Dinner Dance 2019 at Dunston Hall on Saturday 25th May 2019
13 Mar 2019
 
The club's Annual Dinner and Dance has now been booked and will be held on Saturday 25th May 2019 at Dunston Hall (7.00pm).  
 
Ticket Prices - £38 adults, £35 juniors/U18s  
 
This includes a three course meal with coffee and mints, disco, club presentations, raffle and much much more!!)  
 
Arrival - 7.00pm with the meal starting promptly at 7.30pm  
 
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

Annual Golf Day 2019 is on Friday 19th July at Barnham Broom
12 Mar 2019
 
This years Annual Golf Day has been booked with Barnham Broom, for Friday 19th July. The event is open to all members, family and friends and it takes the format of two rounds of golf (one being a pairs/team competition and the other an individual competition), there is bacon roll/coffee/tea on arrival, lunch and an evening meal. This year we have secured a "shotgun start" which we hope will make the day flow much better now we have such a great take up, last year an all time record of 52 golfers, this year we are looking to hopefully get even more along. The price is £65 per player and this is based upon us managing to block book the course for the day, so please get your bookings in now so that we can start to ensure we have numbers coming through. Book online now via our website at http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/golfday

CONGRATULATIONS to January lottery winners: C.Illing, J.Dalgleish and K. Paterson
28 Feb 2019
 
Congratulations to our JANUARY 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: CAROLINE ILLING  
Runner-up: JOHN DALGLEISH  
Third Place: KAREN PATERSON  
 
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.

Bespoke Chamrox grips
18 Feb 2019
 
Thanks to Exclusive Hockey, the club now have their own bespoke Chamrox chamois grips available to purchase for £6. These grips have the club name and logo printed along them and are ideal to show your allegiance to the club next time your stick needs a new grip. 
 
The grips are currently available to buy from the website, and can be found at the bottom of the club shop.

Access to the Norwich City HC website is easier with apps for Apple and Android
16 Feb 2019
 
Not sure if you knew but some time ago the development team at Empresa Limited help us to create our own mobile "App" to provide easy access to our Norwich City HC website from your Apple or Android phones and tablets. 
 
Just visit the appropriate store for your phone (Apple Store, Google Play, etc) and search for "Norwich City Hockey Club" and download and install our FREE App.

City u18 Boys beat Bishop's Stortford to reach Quarter Finals
10 Feb 2019
 
Norwich City's u18 Boys reached the Quarter-Finals of the EH Tier 1 U18 Competition with a fine 3-2 win away at Bishop's Stortford today. City played with skill and determination to dominate a good Bishop's Stortford team, with well taken short corner goals from Ross Butler and Harry Paterson and an excellent solo goal from Dan Phillips. Having got ahead, City then closed out the game to ensure their place in the last eight in the country. 
 
City now travel away to Beeston HC next Sunday, with a place in the semi-finals to play for.

All U10 and U12 coaching CANCELLED 3rd Feb
3 Feb 2019
 
Pitches are frozen solid, no U10 and U12 coaching today.

CONGRATULATIONS to DECEMBER lottery winners: M. Brine, C. Lumley and P. Ayers
31 Jan 2019
 
Congratulations to our DECEMBER 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: MATTHEW BRINE  
Runner-up: CAROLYN LUMLEY  
Third Place: PAUL AYERS  
 
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.

Coaching Courses/Workshops
8 Jan 2019
 
England Hockey have now listed a number of coaching courses and workshops for 2019 including a number in the East Region. These are open to those wishing to gain a formal coaching qualification (Introduction to Coaching/Sessional Coach) and those wishing to enhance their knowledge with a specific focus (Goalkeeping/Goalscoring/Engaging games for Children). 
If you are interested in attending any of these courses/workshops I would encourage you to book as soon as possible as some are very popular. 
 
The link to the courses is below.  
 
If you have any questions please contact me 
 
Ali

Walking Hockey & Back To Hockey sessions recommence on 10 January
7 Jan 2019
 
Walking Hockey and Back To Hockey sessions recommence on Thursday 10 January 6.30pm - 8pm and will run until at least the end of March, probably running throught the summer. An article has appeared in todays EDP publicising the sessions. Please pass on details to any prospective attendees.

CONGRATULATIONS to NOVEMBER lottery winners: P. Wright, M. Brighton and P. Ayers
28 Dec 2018
 
Congratulations to our NOVEMBER 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: PETER WRIGHT  
Runner-up: MARK BRIGHTON  
Third Place: PAUL AYERS  
 
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.

Heroic U18s bow out in East Region Indoor Tournament
17 Dec 2018
 
Norwich City's u18 Boys team performed heroically in tough circumstances at the East Regional Tournament at Culford on Sunday to finish third. Having qualified for the National Finals in the last three seasons, and winning the Norfolk Championship last month, hopes were high this year. However, the timing of this event decimated squad availability and it was a struggle even to get a team out. 
 
City played the first game one player short against Old Loughts and almost caused an upset, scoring first and hitting the post twice, before a late rally from Old Loughts gave them a flattering 4-1 win. Back to full strength for the second game (but with no subs) we took the lead, before a strong IES side capitalised on a flurry of green and yellow cards to end up 5-2 winners. Finally, with only pride to play for in the last game, our exhausted boys came back to win 4-3 against Saffron Walden with a show of real fight and skill. 
 
Whilst the boys will be disappointed not to qualify this year, they should be extremely proud of the way they played. The squad was: Ben Millett, Cameron Cooke, George Harrad, Harry Paterson, Ben Withers and Harry Basset

CONGRATULATIONS to OCTOBER lottery winners: A. Paterson, T. Ling and I. Phoenix
25 Nov 2018
 
Congratulations to our OCTOBER 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: ALISTAIR PATERSON 
Runner-up: TOM LING  
Third Place: IAN PHOENIX  
 
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.

U18 Boys Win Norfolk Indoor Championship
24 Nov 2018
 
Last night our u18 Boys retained the title of Norfolk U18 Indoor Champions in an exciting competition at Norwich School. First up, City had a tight match against a skilled and tenacious Magpies team. City went ahead twice through Cameron Cooke and Dan Phillips, only for Magpies to equalise both times, before Harry Paterson scored the winner in a 3-2 victory. Man of the Match was goalie Ben Millet who was quick off the line and thwarted several Magpies short corners. 
 
The second match was all out attack against a less experienced but resilient Norwich Dragons side. City won 9-3 with hattricks for Cameron and Dan, two to Ben Withers and one for Tom Bailey. Man of the match was skipper Dan. City go on to the East Indoor Competition which takes place at Culford School on Sunday 16 December. 
 
Finally, well done to the City U16 Boys team who showed real promise in their first indoor competition. City narrowly lost to Dragons and only a very late goal denied them victory against Magpies. However, the boys played with real spirit and got better and better as the competition went on.

CONGRATULATIONS to SEPTEMBER lottery winners: R. Mitchell, K. Paterson & M. Brine
26 Oct 2018
 
Congratulations to our SEPTEMBER 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: Robert Mitchell  
Runner-up: Karen Paterson  
Third Place: Matthew (Pies) Brine  
 
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.

Membership Prices Increase from 1st October and Direct Debit No Longer Available after September
28 Sep 2018
 
Just a reminder that membership prices will be rising from the 1st October, so this is the last weekend to benefit from the reduced early season rate. You can pay via the website either using PayPal using a credit or debit card, or you can sign up to pay via our monthly Direct Debit scheme. 
 
Also, our Direct Debit schemes are only available up until the end of September, so again last weekend to sign up if you want to stretch your membership over regular monthly payments. 
 
Don't forget we offer a number of packages now, giving you the option to pay everything up front and never need to take cash to training or matches, or just pay for matches up front or just pay a membership fee and pay as you play and train. Lots of options to choose from. Check out our membership page for more details, or email membership@norwichcityhc.co.uk if you have any further questions.

CONGRATULATIONS to AUGUST lottery winners: G. Thrower, C. Lumley & D. King
24 Sep 2018
 
Congratulations to our AUGUST 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: Guy Thrower  
Runner-up: Carolyn Lumley  
Third Place: David King  
 
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.

Norwich City HC 2018/2019 Fantasy League is open and FREE for you to start to create your own team
24 Sep 2018
 
Our very own Norwich City HC fantasy league for the 2018/2019 season has opened and you can now create your very own mixed team from players throughout the club. 
 
Visit the fantasy page on the website via http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/fantasy/ and begin to pick a player from each team across the club, one player maximum from each team (excluding the GK) and start to see how your team compares with others as the season progresses. 
 
Points are awarded to each player based upon games they play in, appearances, the results of those games, the goals they are scoring (more so for defenders and midfielders than forwards), their attendance at training, plus whether they are involved in coaching and umpiring. 
 
It is FREE to take part, pick your team now and make tweaks during September and October, and after that you will be permitted to make one player change per month. Just login to the NCHC and go to http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/fantasy/ and start to have some fun exploring the 100s of players we have playing in our 16 teams across the club.

Walking hockey starts again Thursday 6 Sept
4 Sep 2018
 
Norwich City is restarting its walking hockey sessions on Thursday evenings 6.30-8pm on their home pitch in Taverham. 
 
A couple of taster sessions in the summer proved such a success that walking hockey will now be a regular fixture every Thursday. 
 
Walking hockey is a new initiative promoted by England Hockey which is taking the country by storm. Adding a simple twist slows the game down so that everybody can play - whatever their level of fitness, experience or injuries. 
 
It's easier on the knees, allows you to chat and socialise at the same time - and it's great fun too. 
 
Back to hockey, for returners or brand new beginner players, will run at the same time on the other pitch - 6.30 to 8pm. 
 
To ensure we cover costs coaching fees are increasing to £4 per session or 3 for £10 if paid in advance. 
 
For more info or to discuss the best session to attend contact enquiries@norwichcityhc.co.uk 
 
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Harry's England Team Win 2018 School Games
2 Sep 2018
 
Congratulations to Harry Paterson, who was a member of the England White Hockey team which won the gold medal at the 2018 School Games at Loughborough University this weekend, seeing off Scotland, Northern Ireland and their two rival England teams. With three wins out of four games, England White came out strongest in a really high quality competition.  
 
Following the final match, the team was presented with their gold medals by Montell Douglas, TeamGB double Olympian, which capped a fantastic weekend. Well done Harry!

City Players Selected for Performance Centre Squads
28 Aug 2018
 
In England Hockey's Player Pathway, Performance Centres are run for the most talented young players aged 14 to 17. The Centres provide high intensity training and are used for selection for the Futures Cup and England Squads.  
 
England Hockey has just announced its Performance Centre Squads for the coming year and we are delighted that the following City players have been selected: Sophia Basset , Effie Bowley, Tilly Butterworth, Daisy Ford , Louis Hart, Kate Houldey, Rafe Lochore, Ben Millett, Toby Pallister, Joseph Roy and Sophie Turner. 
 
It is a great achievement to be selected for a Performance Centre and we congratulate all those selected.

Harry Paterson selected for School Games National Finals
24 Aug 2018
 
Congratulations to Harry Paterson who has been selected to represent one of the three England teams at the 2018 School Games National Finals at Loughborough University between Thursday 30 August and Sunday 2 September.  
 
The School Games is a major multi-sport event for talented young athletes across the UK and was set up following the London Olympics. It is set up as a mini-Olympic style event, with a Celebration Ceremony and players staying in team accommodation and facing opposition from the other home nations. The Games features many of the UK's best young sporting talents, with over 50 of the Team GB Squad at the Rio Olympics having previously competed in the School Games, including hockey gold medallists Georgie Twigg and Lily Owsley. 
 
Harry started playing hockey at the age of five in Norwich City's Minis section and is now a member of the Mens 1st XI. We wish Harry all the best in the School Games.

CONGRATULATIONS to JULY lottery winners: I. Phoenix, C. Anderson & J. Ingham
17 Aug 2018
 
Congratulations to our JULY 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: Ian Phoenix 
Runner-up: Charles Anderson 
Third Place: John Ingham  
 
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.

Have you registered for Club Day on Saturday 18th August?
7 Aug 2018
 
Please note that our Club Day is not far away and if you plan to come along then please ensure that you have registered via the homepage on our website. 
 
The event will start around 10:30 and complete late afternoon, a day packed with fun inter club mixed hockey, with a bar and BBQ open for food and drink throughout the day. 
 
With it being a Saturday this year we plan to keep the bar open after the event for anybody that wants to stay for a further drink after the hockey has ended. 
 
Always a fun packed day, open to all members, family, friends and guests, not forgetting the standard is varied so don't feel you aren't good enough to attend (albeit you do need to be O13 to participate unfortunately).

Where have all our hockey balls gone?
4 Aug 2018
 
We have lost over 250+ balls from the training ball bags over the last season, many of the new ones we got this time last year have all disappeared. 
 
If you have any balls in your kit and stick bags that belong to the club then please can you return them during the upcoming August training sessions or let your coaches or captains have them. 
 
With so few hockey balls the coaches at training will see more time spent for the players constantly collecting balls to resume exercises rather than getting on with coaching. 
 
If you can have a look at home and in your kit and stick bags and please return balls back to the store at the clubhouse. 
 
Thank you. 
 
Your coaching team.

CONGRATULATIONS to our JUNE lottery winners: L. Worral, I. Phoenix & P. Wright
30 Jul 2018
 
Congratulations to our JUNE 2018 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
Winner: Leigh-Ann Worrall  
Runner-up: Ian Phoenix  
Third Place: Peter Wright  
 
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.

Performance Centre Success
23 Jul 2018
 
In England Hockey's Player Pathway, Performance Centres are run for the most talented young players aged 14 to 17. The Centres provide high intensity training and are used for selection for Futures Cup and the England Squads.  
 
It is a real achievement to be selected for a Performance Centre - congratulations are due to all the Norwich City Players who have been part of the Performance Centres this past year, including Elliot Fox, Ella Gill, Sophie Turner, Cameron Cooke, Eddie Darley, Louis Hart, Ben Millett, Ben Nkrumah, Harry Paterson, Dan Phillips and Raunaq Rai.  
 
Particular congratulations are due to Raunaq Rai, who has been selected for the U17 Futures Cup at the end of August, where he will compete for the East against the best players from the other three regions.

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.

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.

City U12 Girls off to East Region Championships in April
7 Mar 2018
 
City U12 girls qualify for East Region Finals as Runners Up in County Championships. 
 
A positive start to the County Championships with a hard fought 2-0 win against Dragons and goals from Tilly Butterworth and Emily Hicks. 
 
The team demonstrated wide, attacking play and created opportunities which boded well for their second game against Magpies who were not allowed into the game, with the girls closing them down quickly and distributing the ball early. A series of short corners led to a full stretch save by the Magpies keeper onto the post, quickly followed by an open play save. At no point was the City goal truly threatened and the coaches and crowd were very appreciative of the team's efforts. 
 
Dereham proved to be the next barrier and they fought and fought all the way. The girls stuck to their principles and created chance after chance, finally seeing Livi Tighe putting a goal past the keeper for a 1-0 win. 
 
The final game against Pelicans needed a gargantuan 11 goals to take the title and surpass Magpies. Chances went begging time after time until Rosie Wharton got things moving. Further goals were struck by Emily Hicks, two by Tilly Butterworth, including a majestic reverse stick shot that brought a gasp from the crowd and two from Loulou Ford. 
 
The team consisted of Tilly Butterworth (Capt), Sophia Colman (GK), Daisy Clabburn, Lucy Walton, Holly Whayman, Loulou Ford, Emily Hicks, Rosie Wharton & Livi Tighe.

City U12 Boys Norfolk County Runners Up
7 Mar 2018
 
U12 Boys qualify for East Region Championships in April with good attitude on and off the pitch, as well as sportsmanship, determination and teamwork. Led by captain, Krishna Patel, a good start to the tournament with goals from Corey Rushton and Harry Ford to put City ahead against Magpies.  
 
This was followed by a 7-0 win against Pelicans and lots of plaudits from opposition coaches. The third and final game against Dragons 1s was so nearly sewn up by City in the first five minutes but the tide turned, Dragons took their chance and City conceded a goal. 
 
The last game against Dragons 2s was a 1-0 win to clinch Runner Up spot and a place at the Regional Finals. A happy, cohesive and enthusiastic team deserved to qualify. Congratulations.

U10 Boys County Champions
7 Mar 2018
 
With three impressive attacking performances, City U10 Boys were crowned County Champions. 
Creating numerous chances against Magpies, some good work from Maxwell Doncaster on the right led to James Mackenzie calmly putting City 1-0 up.  
Against Dragons, City continued dominating possession and pressing forward. Harry Morgan won the ball in the midfield, drove forward and released Charlie Hutchinson who broke into the D and put City ahead. Their second was a Doncaster/Mackenzie repeat of the Magpies goal to finish 2-0. 
Qualification to the Regionals was now assured, City maintained the attacking dominance in the third game, with a 6-0 victory over Pelicans. Goals were shared amongst Charlie Hutchinson, Milo Clabburn, Arthur Butterworth, James Mackenzie and Maxwell Doncaster. 
Throughout the tournament, Kit Pallister was strong in defence with goalkeeper, Ollie Ford, on his toes and staying alert. A magnificent performance from the whole team.

U10 Girls County Champions
7 Mar 2018
 
On Sunday 25th February, in bitterly cold weather, NCHC U10 Girls secured a place at the Regional Finals following a penalty flick shoot out against Harleston Magpies. Having drawn their first games 1-1 against Magpies and then Dragons with Lottie Hood scoring in both, the girls went on to beat hosts Pelicans 4-0 with goals from Hollie Blackham, Millie Power, India Fox and Chloe Holmes. In the penalty shoot out, City keeper Jessica Westbury saved all three flicks. Everyone in the team put on a fine performance and enjoyed the positive, vocal support of coaches and parents. Many congratulations.

Congratulations to January lottery winners: A. Wardale, K. Paterson & P. Wright
26 Feb 2018
 
Congratulations to our January 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.  
 
Winner: Ali Wardale 
Runner-up: Karen Paterson  
Third Place: Peter Wright  
 
We have recently revised the prizes on offer so it is now dependent upon the number of entries. That means the more people who join, the bigger the prizes up for grabs. We even do a special live draw at the Annual Dinner Dance with £100 on offer as first prize!  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month or 4 tickets for £5! You can even set up a direct debit via the Lottery page on the Club website - it only takes 2 minutes and is super easy!  
 
Check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ to sign up, or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Good luck in the next rounds to our teams still in the England Hockey Club Championships
16 Feb 2018
 
This weekend the U18 GIRLS are off to Saffron Walden to hopefully find themselves into the quarter finals, the U18 BOYS have been given a walkover to Lindum and are now into the quarter finals. 
 
The MIXED team are also off to Felixstowe this weekend (18/02) in the second round of the Mixed Cup, hoping to repeat their road to the finals from a few years back now. 
 
Our LADIES 1s are into the quarter finals and have drawn Lindum at home on 18/03, likely to be a 1pm start at TRF for those that want to come and support them. 
 
The MENS O40s are also into the quarter finals and are travelling away to Witham to see if they can repeat their finalists status from last season and hopefully experience another day out at Lee Valley. 
 
Our U14 and U16 BOYS and GIRLS are also still going strong with deciding games over the next few weekends to see whether they progress to the regional finals and hopefully a chance to go onto the national finals. The BOYS and GIRLS U14s and U16s have both had previous experience and success at both regionals and nationals levels so fingers crossed they finish their group rounds high up in the respective leagues. 
 
Good luck to all of those players, coaches, managers and parents involved!!!

Congratulations to DECEMBER Lottery winners: L. Worrall, I. Phoenix and R. Hagen
30 Jan 2018
 
Congratulations to our December 2017 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.  
 
Winner: Leigh-Ann Worrall  
Runner-up: Ian Phoenix  
Third Place: Roger Hagen  
 
We have recently revised the prizes on offer so it is now dependent upon the number of entries. That means the more people who join, the bigger the prizes up for grabs. We even do a special live draw at the Annual Dinner Dance with £100 on offer as first prize!  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month or 4 tickets for £5! You can even set up a direct debit via the Lottery page on the Club website - it only takes 2 minutes and is super easy!  
 
Check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ to sign up, or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

City Under 16 Boys compete well to finish seventh in the National Indoor Finals
22 Jan 2018
 
City's Under 16 Boys travelled to Wolverhampton at the weekend to compete in the National Indoor Finals where they finished seventh though with slightly more clinical finishing could have secured a semi-final spot. 
City started well against Repton securing a 5-4 win after a good performance, but in what was to be a theme for their matches conceded a short corner at the final whistle. 2-1 up at the break three goals in 2 minutes just after the break gave City the breathing space they needed. Goals came from Cameron Cooke 3, Louis Hart and Harry Basset. 
Next up were eventual winners Cheltenham who proved to be well drilled with slick short corner routines running out 6-0 winners. However, hard City tried Cheltenham always managed to get a stick to City's goal bound efforts. At the end of day 1 City found themselves third in their pool with a semi-final place a possibility. 
The first of Sunday's matches was against eventual finalists Guildford. Despite going a goal down early on we replied to go 2-1 ahead through Cameron Cooke and Raunaq Rai. Guildford then equalised , but two quick goals from them just before the break proved to be the difference. A further goal after the break put them further ahead, but two goals again from Cameron Cooke and Raunaq Rai made it 5-4 with three minutes remaining. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find a deserved equaliser and as we pushed forward Guildford scored again on the final whistle. 
The last match was against Harrogate where the boys produced their best performance of the tournament, but despite numerous goal attempts couldn't find the net. Though in control for most of the first half City went into the break one down and then conceded another soon after the break. Cameron Cooke reduced the arrears before Harrogate scored again. With four minutes remaining and knowing only a win would give any chance of a semi-final place City substituted keeper Eddie Darley and brought on George Harrad as a kicking back. City scored immediately through Raunaq Rai and then captain Tom Bailey equalised with a minute remaining. Pushing for a winner Harrogate caught City on the break winning a short corner at the whistle which they converted to score the winner. 
A great performance from the boys who finished fourth in their pool, only outplayed by eventual winners Cheltenham.  
Squad : Tom Bailey, Harry Basset, Ben Chapman, Cameron Cooke, Eddie Darley, George Harrad, Louis Hart, Raunaq Rai 
A big thank you to the parents for their support and for transporting the boys to the West Midlands in some miserable conditions.

Impressive City U18 Boys Finish Fifth in National Indoor Finals
21 Jan 2018
 
Norwich City's u18 Boys had a great weekend at the Super6s Indoor Hockey National Finals in Telford, ultimately finishing 5th in the country and just missing out on a semi-finals place.  
 
City got off to a slow start on Saturday with a 1-0 loss to Guildford in a match where City's dominance was unlucky not to achieve at least a draw. Our second match, against Taunton Vale, was going the same way at 2-1 down, until Harry Paterson equalised with one second remaining. City had played brilliantly all day with little to show for it. 
 
Norwich were determined to make amends on Day 2 against Bowdon. After scoring City's first within 20 seconds, Paterson scored a hat-trick and Dan Phillips the fourth in an impressive 4-2 win. In our final match, a chaotic opening six minutes saw table-topping Repton 4-1 up. City rallied and, in an unbelievable 14 minutes of play, scored five unanswered goals to finish 6-4 winners. Skipper Josh Bailey and Phillips both scored a brace, with one each for James Hewett and Paterson. 
 
With seven points from four games, City were unlucky not to make a semi-final spot, but have to be delighted with a fifth placed finish. The eventual National Champions were Guildford, the only team who defeated us all tournament!  
 
Congratulations to the whole squad who played sensational hockey all weekend and were great ambassadors for the Club: Billy Buckingham, Josh Bailey, Dan Phillips, Rob Duffy, James Hewett, Harry Paterson and Ben Withers. Thanks finally to the parents for ferrying the boys and for all the enthusiastic support.

City Boys in Action this Weekend at the Indoor National Finals
19 Jan 2018
 
This weekend our u16 and u18 Boys travel to the Midlands for the Super6s Indoor National Finals and will be playing against the best indoor teams in the country. Reaching the Finals is a massive achievement, with the boys first winning the Norfolk County Championships and then qualifying through tough East competitions.  
 
The u18s tournament takes place at Telford, with City facing Guildford, Repton, Bowdon and Taunton Vale in the Group stages. Meanwhile the u16s tournament is in Wolverhampton with the boys up against Guildford, Harrogate, Repton and Cheltenham in their Group.  
 
Good luck to all 15 boys involved: Billy Buckingham, Josh Bailey, Dan Phillips, Rob Duffy, James Hewett, Harry Paterson, Ben Withers, Eddie Darley, Tom Bailey, Raunaq Rai, George Harrad, Harry Basset, Ben Chapman, Cameron Cooke and Louis Hart.

City Hockey launches Back to Hockey 2018
9 Jan 2018
 
Do you have a friend or family member - male or female - that you think would love to start playing hockey? With Norwich City launching its 2018 Back to Hockey scheme, it's a great time to bring them along on a Wednesday and introduce them to the sport.  
 
Back to Hockey is a national scheme run by England Hockey and is designed to help people get back into the sport after a break or try it for the first time? It is a gentle introduction - or re-introduction - to hockey whether you have played before or not. 
 
Sessions are designed for women and men - beginners, improvers and existing players who want to join some no-pressure hockey sessions aimed at fun and encouragement. 
 
Sessions are every Wednesday starting from January 2018 from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Norwich City Hockey Club pitch at Taverham Recreation Facility, Beech Ave, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6HP 
 
Contact Sue Tomlinson for more sue.tomlinson@tiscali.co.uk 
For more information visit the Norwich City HC Back to Hockey blog  
https://hockeyfitness.wordpress.com 
Back to Hockey is a national scheme for women with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship. Whether you are a complete beginner or keen school hockey player who wants to play again - all abilities and fitness levels are very welcome.

Congratulations to our November Lottery winners: A. Paterson, D. Radnedge & R. Hagen
29 Dec 2017
 
Congratulations to our November 2017 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.  
 
Winner: Alistair Paterson  
Runner-up: David Radnedge  
Third Place: Roger Hagen  
 
We have recently revised the prizes on offer so it is now dependent upon the number of entries. That means the more people who join, the bigger the prizes up for grabs. We even do a special live draw at the Annual Dinner Dance with £100 on offer as first prize!  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month or 4 tickets for £5! You can even set up a direct debit via the Lottery page on the Club website - it only takes 2 minutes and is super easy!  
 
Check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ to sign up, or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

U16 Boys qualify for National Indoor Finals
17 Dec 2017
 
Congratulations to the under 16's boys who followed in the footsteps of the under 18 boys travelling down to Aldenham College to play in the East Regional Indoor Finals and qualifying for the National Indoor Finals, finishing as runners-up to Old Loughtonians. 
A 9.30am arrival meant an early departure in very frosty and in some areas misty conditions, however, everyone arrived safely. What should have been a five team tournament was reduced to three as a result of Felixstowe withdrawing on Saturday and OMT on Sunday morning. This left ourselves, Old Loughtonians and Saffron Walden. The draw resulted in us playing the first two games. First up were Old Loughtonians who took an early lead, but we soon drew level. However it was then OL who dominated taking a 6-1 lead into half time. After the break we had our best spell of the game scoring two goals to reduce the arrears, but OL regained the initiative and ran out 10-3 winners. A win against Saffron Walden was a must if we were to stand any chance of qualifying. The first half was an even affair as went 1-0 up, were then 2-1 down but countered to go into the break 3-2 up. After the break we wrestled the initiative moving into a 3 goal lead at 5-2, Walden pulled one back before we scored again to lead 6-3, Walden scoring a late goal to reduce the arrears. A comprehensive 10-1 win by Old Loughtonians over Saffron Walden secured our qualification. 
Squad : Eddie Darley (GK), Tom Bailey (Capt), Raunaq Rai, George Harrad, Harry Basset, Ben Chapman, Cameron Cooke, Louis Hart 
Scorers : Cameron Cooke - 6, Raunaq Rai - 2, Harry Basset - 1

Sunday mini hockey cancelled
17 Dec 2017
 
After a thorough pitch inspection by our intrepid mini coordinator, the heavy decision has been taken to call off mini hockey today. This is a huge disappointment because parents had been clamouring to leave their warm houses and redden their faces beside Norfolk's premier hockey facility... Secret Santa has been notified (secretly) .

Heroic U18 Boys Qualify for National Indoor Finals
16 Dec 2017
 
Norwich City U18 Boys defied the odds today at Aldenham College when they came second in the East Indoor Finals and qualified for the National Indoor Finals. Due to holidays and injury, City's squad was down to the bare bones, and so the team of six played 90 minutes of frenetic indoor hockey with no substitutes. After a really narrow (and quite unlucky) 2-1 defeat to eventual winners Old Merchant Taylors, City then drew 2-2 with IES. In the final match, despite their fatigue, City found some reserves of energy and played exceptionally well to run out 4-2 winners against two time National Finalists Old Loughtonians, which was enough to see them through in second place. 
 
Congratulations to the whole team all of whom dug deep and made a huge contribution: Billy Buckingham, Josh Bailey, Dan Phillips, Jake Cushion, Harry Paterson and Ben Withers. 
 
Finally, good luck tomorrow to our U16 Boys who also play in their East Indoor Finals at Aldenham College and are hoping to make City double National Finalists this year.

Sadly Mark Sibson (Sibbo) died on 18 November 2017
7 Dec 2017
 
Sadly Mark Sibson (Sibbo) died on 18 November 2017. Mark was aged just 38. Mark was married to Lizzie and had a son named Barnaby. 
 
Mark was a determined, direct and hard-hitting centre-forward with a good turn of pace. He led the Norwich City First Team's front line in the late 2000s. 
 
As a team member, although sometimes grumpy on the pitch, he was always jovial and cheerful in the changing room before games and in the bar after. He would always put himself out to drive, picking team members up from all over Norfolk. He brought the water bottles every week (with at least three different types of squash) as well as a series of early sports drinks which he shared with the rest of the team! He was welcoming and friendly to all the team members, regularly entertaining us with a series of jokes before the start of each match. It is fair to say that he was the heartbeat of the side for a number of years. 
 
Mark was always fun to be around and will be missed. 
 
There will be a Gathering to celebrate his Life at The Marsham Arms, Holt Road, Hevingham, NR10 5NP on 13th January 2018 from 12 noon till 2.30pm.There will be a light buffet lunch, and anyone wishing to attend will be welcome. (Dress code to include shorts and loud T-shirts if you so wish!) 
His family will be holding a collection for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. 
If you would like to donate in memory of Mark but are unable to attend, please send any donations to his parents at 26 Thompson Avenue, Holt NR25 6EN.

Is anyone looking for Christmas hockey Socks.?
1 Dec 2017
 
A special offer of £5.50 per pair... 
 
Sizes available: 
9-12 
1-2 
2-4 
6 x 5-7  
3 x 8-11 
 
I have limited availability of some of the sizes of the Christmas socks so first come first served. 
 
If you are looking for any sock stocking fillers please let me know.  All socks can be viewed on the website www.clubsocks.co.uk

Cold weather impacts on your hockey
25 Nov 2017
 
With the weather getting colder please don't forget to keep an eye out on the website and keep in touch with team captains and managers if you are in any doubt as to whether the weather is going to impact on matches and training sessions. 
 
We will aim to ensure that our website and social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook) are kept up to date so do keep an eye out for any notices.

City Boys win the U16 and U18s Indoor County Championships
12 Nov 2017
 
The Norwich City Boys teams had an excellent morning at the County Indoor Tournament at UEA today, winning both the U16 and the U18 County Championships and qualifying for the East Region Finals next month. 
 
In the first match against Dragons, the U18s dominated, but it wasn't until the final play that City got past the excellent Dragons keeper to score the sole goal of the game, courtesy of Rob Duffy. However, against Harleston Magpies, City stepped up several gears, played some scintillating hockey and won convincingly 5-1, with four goals to Dan Phillips and one to Josh Bailey. 
 
The U16s Tournament was a straight shoot-out between Norwich City and Harleston. City's team was too strong and pulled away to win 3-1 with two goals from Cameron Cooke and one from Ben Chapman. City have now been County Champions for the last three years, which is an impressive achievement.  
 
Congratulations to all the boys involved U18 Boys: Billy Buckingham, Josh Bailey, Rob Duffy, James Hewett, Harry Paterson, Dan Phillips and Sam Bingham. U16 Boys: Eddie Darley, Cameron Cooke, Tom Bailey, Raunaq Rai, George Harrad, Ben Chapman, Harry Bassett and Louis Hart.

New Clothing Stock Available
5 Nov 2017
 
Following a number of issues with clothing last season which resulted in both the club and individual members not receiving orders, the club has decided to change supplier and from 2017/2018 we will be using Samurai Sportswear, based in Long Stratton, to provide playing kit for the both the adults and the minis section and tracksuits/hoodies for the adults section. 
 
There will be a number of changes to the process of ordering kit, which have been made to make ordering items easier and to help keep better track of stock, so please read the below information carefully. 
 
- All kit must be purchased on the shop page of the club website prior to any kit being handed out, so if you need socks or shorts/skorts at the weekend please make sure you order these in advance or you may not be able to pick them up when you need them. 
- The club has invested in some new cabinets to store all the stock in and these will not be easily accessible by any one. Ordered items will be picked out by the clothing coordinator once a week to be collected at a following training session or match day. 
- In order to reduce waiting times on personalised items the club has purchased stock of hoodies, tracksuit jacket and tracksuit bottoms in adult sizes. Once ordered these will be returned to Samurai for printing before being available for you to collect from the clubhouse. Please note that items will be collected from stock and taken to Samurai once per week so whilst we aim to get your order back to you as quickly as possible please be aware that you may have to wait a couple of weeks for this to be completed. 
- The shirts we have in stock are currently unnumbered so current members are now able to purchase replacement shirts and retain their club number. New senior club members should be automatically allocated a number when they sign up so please make sure you are entering the correct number. Mini hockey players should speak to their coach/team manager or Sarah Anthony to check which number they have been allocated, senior club members will have their number displayed on the top right of the home page. 
- Please note there is a new size chart on the website however if you would like to try any items on before purchasing them please email clothing@norwichcityhc.co.uk to arrange a convenient time for this - either around training changeovers or on match days. 
 
The website has been updated with new images and prices of the new stock so please head over to the shop to place your order. 
 
For those members that ordered items from Aquila last year and have not received them please be advised that the executive committee are looking into recovering funds and not leaving people out of pocket. 
 
If you have any questions please contact the clothing coordinator at clothing@norwichcityhc.co.uk

Gallery pages have been updated with recent ladies action shots
3 Nov 2017
 
Our club photographer Simon Tasker has been catching up on some recent ladies fixtures and has published some excellent action shots from our Ladies 1s and Ladies 4s games within our online gallery. 
 
As always we thank Simon for giving up his time to take such great action shots. If anybody else manages to take any action photos then please email them to us via gallery@norwichcityhc.co.uk and we'll get them published.

Harry Paterson selected for elite England Hockey programme
2 Nov 2017
 
City player Harry Paterson is one of just 65 boys from across the country to be selected for England Hockey's Advanced Award in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme for 2017-18.  
 
Harry is a lower sixth pupil at Norwich School and has been a member of Norwich City Hockey Club since the beginning of primary school. He now plays in the Norwich City men's first team.  
 
Team captain Nick Jones said: 'After putting in the hours during pre-season training and impressing in pre-season friendlies Harry was selected for the 1st XI squad this season." 
 
According to England Hockey the programme is "a government funded apprenticeship scheme designed to directly measure the athletes' ability to plan, apply and evaluate their development in the appropriate aspects of hockey. " 
 
Modules include: strength and conditioning, psychology, nutrition, media and communications skills, career development and lifestyle management.  
 
Nick Jones added: "Of particular note during preseason was Harry's equaliser against local rivals Harleston Magpies in the last five minutes. He has integrated with the team well and has grown in confidence game after game over the first five matches of the season.  
 
"It shows the strength of the club's junior section as he is one of four players under the age of 18 who have all made their league debut for the Men's 1st XI this season. It is always good to hear of the success of our young players in regional and national programs. Well done Harry."

***REMINDER*** QUIZ NIGHT SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER
31 Oct 2017
 
Make sure you click attending, prize for the winning team and also the chance to win 2 free tickets to The End of Season Dinner Dance!! For every social you attend, your name will be put into a raffle, the more socials you attend, the more chance you have of winning free tickets!!

Congratulations to SEPTEMBER Lottery winners - P. Ayers, M. Brighton and R. Gay
31 Oct 2017
 
Congratulations to our September 2017 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.  
 
Winner: Paul Ayers  
Runner-up: Mark Brighton  
Third Place: Robert Gay  
 
We have recently revised the prizes on offer so it is now dependent upon the number of entries. That means the more people who join, the bigger the prizes up for grabs. We even do a special live draw at the Annual Dinner Dance with £100 on offer as first prize!  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month or 4 tickets for £5! You can even set up a direct debit via the Lottery page on the Club website - it only takes 2 minutes and is super easy!  
 
Check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ to sign up, or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Norwich City HC Round-Up: October 21st
23 Oct 2017
 
Norwich City Ladies 1st team continued their excellent start to their league season by thumping Watton 1s 9-3 at Taverham to maintain their 100% start in Division 1 to top the table after 5 games. They started off well with Felicity Williams opening the scoring after 60 seconds, before setting up her sister Olivia Williams for 2-0. F Williams wasn't quite down there as she added a 3rd before Watton pulled a goal back, this was a small highlight for Watton as Emily Francis and Krystal Bishop gave the score line a rather one sided look to it at the break. After the break Watton scored again but it was again short lived as Krystal Bishop knocked in another couple of goals, Ange Hindle made it 8-2 before Watton scrambled home another, however player of the match Abbie Ingham had the last laugh as she notched in City's ninth and firmly place City top of the pile in Division 1. The Ladies face a massive game next Saturday as they take on 2nd placed Harleston Magpies 2 at Taverham.  
The Mens 1st team had an equally good day as they notched up a routine 3-0 win away to West Herts, bouncing back from last week's disappointing draw at home to local rivals Dereham. City dominated the first half and it was only a matter of time before Luke Corden finished a good move with a death finish at the far post. City began to win a number of short corners and it was only a matter of time before Raunaq Rai converted his 4th goal of the season. City continued to play with Dan Cheesman setting up Luke Corden for his 2nd of the game as City lead 3-0 at half time. In the 2nd half City continued to create many chances leaving Ali Cooke in goal with very little to do all game. Despite City's best efforts they couldn't score a 4th and had to settle for a 3-0 win. City move up to 3rd in the table and are now 1 point of top in a tightly contested Prem B.  
The Ladies 2s had a tough pill to swallow as they lost out 2-1 at home to North Norfolk, City created numerous good chances as the forward line of Hannah Bush, Rosie Humphrey, Hannah Jarvis, Milly Brown and Alice Gill all played really well. It was a bit of shock when North Norfolk took the lead before Alice Gill won a penalty flick and Danni Garwood duly converted it. City continued to play well and where really unlucky not to be leading at half time. City continued their good play into the 2nd half and it was once again against the run of play as North Norfolk scored again. City 2s rallied in the final few minutes but some good saves and some near misses meant it just wasn't City's day. The Mens 2s were also left equally frustrated as they took on a strong and experienced Dereham side, goals from Stuart Wardle and Jeremy Elliot weren't enough for City as they were held to an entertaining 2-2 draw.  
The Ladies 3s picked up one of the results of the day as they beat local rivals Broadland 1s 4-2 at Taverham. In what was a tight first half City were left frustrated with missed changes however were relieved when Emily Spencer converted an excellent PC strike for a 1-0 half time lead. Broadland equalised however after half time from a PC of their own before Sophia Bassett and Emily Greenway managed to knock in goals to regain City's lead. Broadland scrambled home another goal to make it a nervy finish however Sophia Basset was taken down on goal and was awarded a penalty flick, she converted her 14th goal of the season and City's Ladies went on to win 4-2. The Mens 3s had similar success as they won 5-2 away to Norwich Dragons 3s. City created plenty of chances in the first half and scored two well taken goals from Rees Leonard (PC) and Ben Plumb, Dragons managed to pull one goal back just before the break from a PC (Despite the umpire forgetting you can only use one side of the stick!) After the break City continued to create numerous chances and were rewarded with three further goals from Toby Leonard, Rees Leonard (PC) and Ben Plumb as they ran home comfortable winners.  
The Ladies 4s and Mens 4s both had tough defeats to swallow as the Ladies lost 3-0 at home to Loddon meanwhile the Mens 4s lost 5-2 at home to Sudbury 2s despite leading 1-0 at the break thanks to a goal from Jamie Higginbotham. The 5s however both picked up victories, the Ladies 5s had a fantastic result as they picked up their 2nd league win of the season as they beat top of the league Broadland 2s 2-1, thanks to goals from Ellie Hobden and Maria Marsh, meanwhile the Mens 5s now top Division 4NE as they picked up a victory away to local rivals Norwich Dragons 4s, Dragons led at half time 1-0 before Ady Marr converted a PC and Haren Patel converted a PS as the 5s turned it around in the 2nd half and sealed out another hard worked win.  
The Mens 6s picked up a romping 4-0 win at home to local rivals Norwich Dragons 6s, they led 3-0 at half time thanks to two clinical finishes from Charles Anderson and a well-placed strike from Dave Woodward. The 6s tired a little in the 2nd half but still managed to rack up another goal as Charles Anderson completed his hatrick. The Ladies 6s also managed to score 4 goals as they picked up an excellent and exciting 4-4 draw against Broadland 3s. There were goals from Abigail Flatt, Frances Underhill, Julia Marchant and a goal in the last minute of the game to equalise from Emily Williams. The Mens 7s were unlucky to lose their first game of the season as they lost 4-3 away to Pelicans 4s, despite taking the lead from Saverio Iaccarino, they went on to being 4-1 down at half time. City fought back though hard in the 2nd half and brought the score back to 4-3 thanks to goals from Luke Keeley and a 2nd from Saverio Iaccarino but there wasn't quite enough in the tank as City couldn't quite find the equaliser.

Norwich City HC Quiz Night
19 Oct 2017
 
On Saturday 4th November we'll be hosting a Quiz and Chips evening at the clubhouse in Taverham. All members, family, friends and guests are welcome to come along, either come alone and make a team on the night or sort yourself a team (teams are up to 6 people!).  
Prices are £5 adults and £3 juniors, payable on the night.  
Doors open from 6.30pm, the quiz will start promptly at 7.00pm.


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