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County success for Norwich City Hockey Club youngsters
25 Feb 2020
 
Norwich City Hockey Club teams performed well in the recent National Clubs and Schools In2hockey Championships for the 2019 to 2020 hockey season, held at Pelicans Hockey Club. 
 
"Despite recent storms putting paid to crucial training sessions and a day of high winds on Sunday, Norwich City U10 and U12 teams turned up for the county championships switched on and focussed," said Sarah Anthony, head of the NCHC minis section.  
 
On form U12 girls and boys were crowned County Champions, while the U10 girls were Runners Up. All three teams qualify for the Regional Championships in April.  
 
The U10 boys were pipped to the post by one point but the coaches were extremely proud of their determination and team spirit.  
 
Coach, Nick Hood, praised the teamwork and crisp passing that got the U12 girls through tight games.  
 
Despite having the majority of the possession, the U12 boys made life interesting by losing their game against Dereham HC in the final 20 seconds.  
 
However, with comfortable wins over Harleston Magpies, North Norfolk, Norwich Dragons and hosts Pelicans, they were crowned overall champions on a considerable goal difference. 
 
Norwich City HC President Ali Wardale said: "I was particularly impressed with the standard of hockey being played, not only from our club but all those young players across Norfolk, who participated. "  
 
"I had the pleasure of seeing a considerable difference in the skills and teamwork, even since we hosted a successful tournament at the end of January". 
 
Trudi Westbury, the U10-girls manager, said the U10 squad used pure determination and total commitment to their agreed tactics in order to progress in the tournament.  
 
"They haven't had much training time recently, so their coach Anna Horsley gave them specific instructions for each match which the girls carried out really well and were able to adapt their play depending on their opponents. 
 
"It was a real team effort and some great passing and goals helped them to edge out their opponents and finish as runners up, earning their place in the Regional Finals in April," added Trudi. 
 
Girls U12 squad: Millie Power, India Fox, Hollie Blackham, Jessica Westbury, Evie Brockington, Chloe Holmes, Poppy Scott, Lottie Hood, Phoebe Betts and Amelie Horsley. 
 
Girls U10 squad: Isla Westbury, Sophie Brockington, Bella-Mae Borges, Niamh Bethapudy (captain), Bryony Hiles, Khensani Pfute, Millie Bunting, Ellie Rowley, Genevieve Horsley and Florrie Purling.

30th Anniversary Dinner at The Assembly House on Friday 15 May 2020
23 Feb 2020
 
The club is celebrating 30 years this season and instead of the usual Annual Dinner Dance we are having a 30th anniversary dinner on Friday 15 May 2020 at The Assembly House at 7pm.  
 
Ticket Prices are £42 adults, £36 juniors/U18s  
 
The ticket includes a three-course meal with coffee and mints, disco, club presentations and raffle.  
 
Arrive at 7pm 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

Your club needs you. Would you like to train as an umpire?
20 Feb 2020
 
The club is desperately short of umpires and is keen for people to take the level 1 umpiring award. 
 
"We really want some new umpires at the club, ideally three from each team," says Paul Gallop, umpire development officer. 
 
"There's a lot of support at the club and you don't have to know loads about hockey rules before you start - the course will teach you what you need to know. You just need to be up for giving it a go." 
 
Women's Club Captain Helen Busfield said the club really needs some people to step up and give it a go: "Don't feel worried about taking the course and trying umpiring as the club is really supportive and will help you all the way. 
 
"Some people feel as if they're not confident enough to manage games and the players, but you'll have huge support from the club once you've done the course." 
 
The level 1 course takes you through the basics and equips you with enough knowledge and foundation skills to start to umpire lower league games and devs to start with. 
 
You'll be supported by the club on your umpiring journey and can progress to take further courses if you want. 
 
The level 1 course is open to anybody over the age of 14. Even non-players, such as parents or partners of players, are welcome to give it a go. All you need is to be willing to learn and an enthusiasm for hockey. 
 
The course starts with a classroom session - with a Powerpoint presentation and a workbook to complete. After this you all have a go at umpiring each other playing hockey out on the astro.  
 
Once, you've passed level 1 you can start umpiring games and will be paid £15 a match. 
 
The club is offering to pay the £50 cost for anybody who wants to take level 1. A debt of £50 will be placed against your NCHC account which you can pay off as you receive the £15 for your umpiring fixtures.  
 
Once you have completed the level 1 course, you will be a grade B umpire, which means you can umpire up to Norfolk women's division 2. If you want to umpire higher, you will need a further assessment.  
 
 
If you're interested please let Paul Gallop, the club's umpire development officer, know gallop_paul@yahoo.co.uk. When Paul knows how many people are interested the club can then fix a date and time to run a course. 
 
'We don't have enough umpires so they often have to do more than one game on a Saturday. If there are umpires in each team, people could play first then umpire wherever needed." 
 
"It goes without saying that we can't play without umpires so it would be great if people could train and help share the workload of umpiring games. It's especially tough when we have to provide two umpires for a match where an away-team don't bring their own official." 
 
"If you have any questions, do get in touch. It will take around eight weeks to arrange a level 1 course, so it is likely to be on a Saturday or Sunday after the season now." 
 
gallop_paul@yahoo.co.uk

Enter England Hockey survey for chance to win free international match tickets
18 Feb 2020
 
The sport's national governing body, England Hockey, has launched the 2020 England Hockey Player Survey.  
 
It wants to find out more about your experience of playing hockey in your team and your views about your club and how it is run.  
 
Filling in the survey puts you in with a chance of winning tickets to an international match.  
 
'The best clubs aim to give every player the best experience of our sport and your feedback can help us understand what you like and what you don't like as a player so we can help develop and support clubs across the country,' says England Hockey.  
 
Find the survey on the home page of www.englandhockey.co.uk The organisation conducts this survey every two years and your feedback helps it understand how attitudes change over time. 
 
The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and as a thank you, your name will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five pairs of tickets to the FIH Pro League GB v Argentina double header at The Twickenham Stoop on 16-17 May or one of 5 England Hockey online store vouchers worth £30.

Norwich City hosts successful junior tournament
9 Feb 2020
 
The club recently welcomed 53 junior teams to Taverham for the annual Norwich City Hockey Club minis tournament. 
 
Organiser Sarah Anthony thanked everyone for their support and said the day had been a success.  
Pic: Anthony Butterworth 
 
'Well done to all the players for some fantastic hockey and huge improvement from start to finish. I got the general impression that everything was played in the right, positive spirit and I am very grateful for that, especially to parents for their vocal support from the sidelines.' 
 
Despite the cold morning weather, rather dreary sky (except for a flash of sunshine in the middle) and drizzly end, the day ran as smoothly as could be expected with 53 teams and short turn-arounds.' 
 
Sarah thanked everybody who helped the tournament run smoothly, especially Bill Anthony for the timetable, coordination of games, timing and pitches throughout the day.  
 
'I also can't thank the umpires enough,' she said. 'We didn't have quite enough volunteers (ideally 16 are needed in the morning and 16 in the afternoon) so those who did umpire ended up working very hard. In particular, Ali Wardale and Fongy who umpired all day, virtually without breaks. Freddie Paterson, Sophia Colman, Farren Miller, Jonty Black, Sofia Kazimerczak and Corey Rushton who had little or no experience umpiring did a great job and, I think, enjoyed the experience. They were joined by Ellyn Roberts, Caroline Illing, Simon Black (also with paediatric nursing skills), Fred & Maddie Anthony, Simon Parsons, Lingy, Thomas, Alastair & Cameron Cook, George Bowman, Nick Hooper, Jamie Horsley, Nick Colman, Rae Phillips and Louis Preston.  
 
I am so grateful to those adult and young umpires who helped and gave up their Sunday to ensure such a successful day.  
 
She also thanked the volunteer coaches and managers "who did such a brilliant job coordinating and organising teams before and during the tournament.: 
 
"In addition, thanks go to one or two club players who, despite not having children who play in the minis, came along to coach some of the U10 girls' teams. Nick Colman, Micayla Toothill (also on hand with paramedic skills too), Gabby sharp and Oli Williams - thank you." 
 
"Richard Garwood and Ian Roberts who, without children in the Minis anymore, manned the BBQ all morning and into the afternoon, aided by Maxine Rushton. Later on, thanks to Chris Wardale and Harry Ford for taking over." 
 
"In the kitchen, Larissa Miller, Su Colman, Nicky Wardale, Ellie Brine and Ethan Rushton did a sterling job with all the serving, washing up and generally keeping it all running smoothly without long queues." 
 
"Injured Kristina Black, who was unable to umpire, manned the cake stall. Joby Castlo-Hall who ran the bar all day with Maree Garwood (who helped with kitchen, bar and cakes)." 
 
"A few parents baked and brought cakes, flapjack, brownies, cupcakes and rolls - thank you to them - we could have sold a lot more and it would be great to see a packed cake stall next time." 
Ali Wardale (Club President) with wife Nicky and son Chris, Bill, Fred and Maddie Anthony and George Bowman who all stayed and helped me vacuum, clean, wash up, tidy and lock up the clubhouse after the event. 
 
"Thanks also to anyone and everyone else who did a fabulous job supporting the Club and its Mini section. It was so busy that I may have left someone off the list above who kindly helped quietly and efficiently - thankyou very much indeed too. Small emergencies were sorted quickly and efficiently through communication 
 
FACT FILE 
 
Number of NCHC players who took part: 102 
Number of NCHC teams who took part: 14 (U10 girls x 5, U10 boys x 2, U12 girls x 4 and U12 boys x 3). 
Total number of Norfolk teams who took part: 53 
Average number of Norfolk players who took part: 430-450 
 
Our profit for the day was £1,126.50 (up from £855 last year, but pitch hire costs will have to come off) 
Cake Stall: £100.00 (down from £222.35 last year) 
BBQ: £538.90 (up from £375 last year) 
Kitchen: £487.60 (up from £257.65) 
£214.10 was spent on medals (174.90) and bags of sweets (£39.20) for players. 
 
All in all, a very successful fundraising event, especially after the Men's 1s and 2s raised a substantial amount the evening before at an enjoyable Race Night - well done them. 
 
"It would not be possible to run these tournaments were it not for the dedication of the coaches, the help of senior and junior club members the enthusiasm of the players, the help of our Young Leaders, support of parents and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that we all create. There have been lots of messages of thanks and congratulations from other clubs." 
 
Finally, a huge thanks from all club members, players, parents and officials to Sarah Anthony herself for running such a successful tournament and inspiring so many young players.

NCHC particpate in Radio Norfolk's The Game
29 Jan 2020
 
On 28 January Tapin, Harriet and Louis took part in Radio Norfolk's The Game Quiz. All three ended up tying along with Year 7 from Wymondham College. 
 
It was a humorous hour with funny stories about events and club members who may be identifiable. 
**Harriett isn't good when booked ?? 
** Chris breaks things when angry ?? 
** Louie's friend (who shall remain nameless, but is an Over 50) likes striking hockey pitches... 
It's funny. 
You can listen to the podcast https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p081npxl

More news and views for 2020
21 Jan 2020
 
In the spirit of new-year resolutions, the plan is to add a lot more updates to the news section of the club website through 2020. I'm the publicity and communications officer, so it's my job to let you know what's going on at the club. Please get in touch if there's any news you want other members to know about, for example if you're running a charity event or looking for volunteers or help with something. I'd also like to profile club officials, members, players and supporters. Let me know if there's anybody you think fits the bill. I'm also searching for the longest-standing player as it's the club's 30th anniversary this year. Was anybody a member when the club was founded in 1990, or joined a bit later in the nineties, and is still playing? Hollis 07889 680302 liz@lizhollis.co.uk 
 
The plan is to pull all the stories together from the website and send them out to you by email in a monthly newsletter. The executive committee which runs the club met last night and there's a couple of interesting things you might want to know about.  
 
Minis tournament 
This Sunday there will be a minis tournament at the club and Sarah Anthony, who is running the event, would still love to hear from anybody willing to helps. She's particularly on the look-out for young umpires for the seven-a-side games.  
 
30th anniversary dinner 
The Assembly House is booked for 15 May for a dinner dance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the club. Celebrations will last all weekend, possibly with some family hockey matches and games at the club the next day. Plans are still being finalised.  
 
End of season party 
There will also be a party at the clubhouse on Saturday 28 March to celebrate the end of season. Put the date in your diary. More details to follow.

Introducing our new fundraising officer Louise Sharp
13 Jan 2020
 
Raising money for the club is a huge task and our new fundraising officer Louise Sharp has lots of plans to boost the coffers. But she needs help.  
 
'I can't do it alone,' says Louise, a nail-technician from Mattishall, whose daughter Gabby, 17, plays in NCHC women's 3s. 'I really need others to join me and create a team of fundraisers who can meet regularly, maybe once a month, to really make a difference to club funds.'  
 
In 2020 the club will be looking at fundraising and working out a plan for what is needed next. We'll be looking for ideas about the future of fundraising at the club - whether we need to focus on smaller goals such as installing new scoreboard or spectator seating. Or maybe we need to think big and aim to raise the £300,000 needed for a new warm-up astro pitch on the grass next to the car-park. Nothing is fixed as yet, so feedback is welcome.  
 
Louise can be contacted on 07884 388072 or by email at fingersandthumbs@rocketmail.com

Message from new club welfare officers
13 Jan 2020
 
Sarah Bunting and Anna Linsmith are our new welfare officers. Their details are displayed on noticeboards at the club and under the welfare section on the website and they can be contacted to discuss any safeguarding or welfare matters. 
 
They are keen to remind club members that incidents and accidents should be reported. You can do this through the welfare section of the website.  
 
The beginning of the new year is a good opportunity to ensure your - or your child's - personal data is up to date, for example emergency contact details and medical alerts. You can do this by logging onto the club website, entering your username and password and then log into your personal data to check and update.

Celebrations and events at the club this year
13 Jan 2020
 
Norwich City Hockey Club is 30.  
 
It's 30 years since Norwich City Hockey Club was formed - and the club would like to celebrate in style.  
Plans are underway for an anniversary dinner at the Assembly House, in Norwich, in June 2020. All members are invited. Keep an eye out for more information about the final date and how to book.  
There will also be an end-of-season party on Saturday 28 March in the club house. More details to follow but it will be for all ages, teams, friends and family. There will be food, games, drinks and a dance. Price is still to be confirmed but it will be kept as low as possible.  
 
Norwich City Hockey Club was founded in 1990 from the merger of the original clubs Norfolk Wanderers and Norwich Grasshoppers - later Norwich Argonauts also joined.

How you can join the club lottery - and what it's all about
13 Jan 2020
 
You might have seen 'this month's lottery winners' flashing up on the club website and social media. But what is the club lottery and how can you get involved?  
 
The NCHC Club and Ground Lottery was set up when Norwich City Hockey Club merged with other clubs in the area and was established in its modern form in 1990. 
 
"It plays an important role in raising funds for the club and was even used as part funding towards the re-laying of the sand pitch a few years ago,' says Jennifer Czerwinski, who is administrator for the lotter, along with John Ingham (aka Frosty). Both also play for the club and are also lottery members. 
So how does it work? "Every month the website assigns a ticket number to each paid entry. If you have paid for three entries then the website will assign you three ticket numbers," says Jenni. 
 
"We then use a random number generator to select a Runner Up, Second Place, and Winner (in that order) and the website works out the cash prize for each one based on how many ticket entries there have been that month." 
"The maximum first prize is £60 but this is raised to £100 for our annual Dinner Dance draw. The winners are published in the newsfeed on the website each month and if you are a lucky winner then you will receive a cheque for your winnings in the post." 
 
How you can join? Join for as little as £1.50 per entry per month, and the more entries you pay for the more chance you have of winning. To sign up simply go to the http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery and follow the instructions to set up a direct debit via GoCardless.  
'It is really quick and easy to set up and provides invaluable funds towards the running and future improvement of our much-loved club,' says Jenni.  
 
To find out more check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ or contact us as lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk

Walking hockey and back-to-hockey launch for 2020
13 Jan 2020
 
Norwich City is launching its 2020 Back to Hockey and Walking Hockey programmes - and we're hoping you can bring along friends and family to boost numbers and bring new players into the club. 
 
If there's anybody you know who might want a way to get fit and so much fun it hardly seems like exercise - let them know about the sessions at Taverham every Thursday from 18.30h to 20h. Sessions for 2020 start this Thursday 16 January.  
 
Run by Ali Wardale they are also great for people wanting to get back into the sport after a break or injury, or wanting to try hockey for the first time. 
 
The club is particularly keen to encourage men to come along. The Thursday sessions are mixed and a few men attend - but it would be great to bring in more potential players for the men's squads.  
 
This 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. 
 
Back to Hockey and Walking Hockey runs every Thursday until April 2020. Sessions run through the summer but are likely to change to Wednesday evenings off-season.  
 
First session is free, then £4 a session after that. 
 
Contact? Just turn up on the night or for more info contact Ali Wardale aliwardale@aol.com

Get your 'priority-booking' tickets for the hockey Pro League
13 Jan 2020
 
If you fancy watching some big-stadium, international hockey this summer, there are eight high-level matches scheduled in London - and tickets are available to buy. 
 
The International Hockey Federation, known as the FIH, hockey pro-league is an annual competition between the major global hockey nations.  
 
The standard is high and the games are action packed and the league takes place between January and June 2020. 
 
The UK-based games start on 2 and 3 May 2020, Team GB's women's and men's teams will be playing at the Lee Valley Stadium in Stratford, London - and tickets are available for hockey-fans who fancy watching. GB Women will face China and the men's team will play India. 
 
Later in May and early June there are six more games at Twickenham and again at Lee Valley. 
 
Tickets are still available and there is priority booking for the 'hockey family' until 19 January which gives you first choice over seats and allows you to group together friends and family in the same seating area. Tickets go on general sale on 1 February.  
 
Here's the link for priority booking if you belong to a hockey club https://hockey.seetickets.com/tour/the-fih-pro-league/?src=family

Congratulations to November and December lottery winners:
6 Jan 2020
 
Congratulations to our NOVEMBER 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: David White  
RUNNER-UP: Jack Luther  
THIRD PLACE: Robert Mitchell  
Congratulations to our DECEMBER 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Jennifer Czerwinski  
RUNNER-UP: Paul Ayers  
THIRD PLACE: Anil Sharma  
 
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!

Congratulations to October lottery winners: K. Paterson, Richard Aldridge & B.Marr
24 Nov 2019
 
Congratulations to our OCTOBER 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Karen Paterson 
RUNNER-UP: Richard Aldridge 
THIRD PLACE: Brian Marr 
 
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!

Bad weather procedure for Coaching sessions
20 Nov 2019
 
Apologies to those that arrived at Taverham last night to find that coaching had been cancelled.  
Generally, we will endeavour to go ahead with coaching sessions. If it is obvious that the weather will prevent coaching sessions taking place then we will advise captains and publish a News item on the website. We will also try to post notices on social media (facebook and twitter). 
Where it is less clear that a session will be called off then the decision may be delayed until one of the coaching team arrives at Taverham. If the session is then cancelled then the above procedure will take place.  
If there is any doubt about the weather then players/parents are very welcome to contact their captain/manager or one of the coaching team to check.

Great start to under-14 boys age group campaign
17 Nov 2019
 
City's under-14 boys began this season's England Hockey national age group competition with an 8-nil win against Saffron Walden. The competition is currently in the area stage and the team will play Cambridge City next on the 2 Feb 2020

Congratulations to September lottery winners: C.Cooke, P.Ayers & J.Konieczny
30 Oct 2019
 
Congratulations to our SEPTEMBER 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Cameron Cooke  
RUNNER-UP: Paul Ayers  
THIRD PLACE: Joe Konieczny  
 
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!

Congratulations to August lottery winners: P.Wright, M.Brighton & C.Anderson
29 Sep 2019
 
Congratulations to our AUGUST 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Peter Wright 
RUNNER-UP: Mark Brighton  
THIRD PLACE: Charles Anderson 
 
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!

Expense claims - travel and other
8 Sep 2019
 
We have launched a new expense claim form for all to use easily online! If you travel to a game, or incur any costs that have been approved for reimbursement please submit a claim with sufficient detail. You will find a link on the homepage under your availability. 
 
If you need any help please contact me (Maria - club treasurer)

Membership - Quick don't miss out
8 Sep 2019
 
Don't forget to sign up for membership soon! The sooner you sign up the cheaper it makes it for you! Plus the deadline is approaching soon.  
 
Make it easier for yourself this season, opt for a direct debit package and remove the need for numerous cash point visits!  
 
If you need any help please contact me (Maria - Club Treasurer)

Congratulations to July lottery winners: A. Wardale, H. Brown & A.Paterson
30 Aug 2019
 
Congratulations to our JULY 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Ali Wardale 
RUNNER-UP: Harry Brown  
THIRD PLACE: Alistair 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!

Clothing Shop Update - Stand at Club Day!
21 Aug 2019
 
Norwich City Hockey Club members, it is that time of year to start thinking about updating and sorting your kit for the season ahead. We will be making slight tweaks to the way in which kit is ordered to help speed up the process. Sunday 1st September is Club Day; we will have the clothing store open and a chance to try on sizes of all kit including our smart new 1/4 zip club tops. If you would like to order kit for the forthcoming season we will be setting a deadline of 1st September. This will give us a bulk order which will speed things up rather than a scatter gun approach. We will then open another window at the beginning of the October Half Term to order further things. Please be aware that there is often a 6-8 week turn around on non-stock items, so being prompt with your orders online before 1st September will help! If you want to try on things for size, come to Club Day on Sunday 1st September.

Congratulations to June lottery winners: I. Phoenix, J. Staines & P. Ayers
27 Jul 2019
 
Congratulations to our JUNE 2019 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery.  
 
WINNER: Ian Phoenix  
RUNNER-UP: Jocasta Staines  
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!

Congratulations to our Norwich City HC 1st XI players for making the England Hockey Mixed Squad
11 Jul 2019
 
Congratulations to Norwich City HC 1st XI players Alastair Cooke, Thomas Cooke, Cameron Cooke and Ellie Brine for being selected into the England Mixed Hockey Squad for this summer, with special mention that Thomas Cooke who has been asked to Captain the side.  
 
Well done, it is great to see members of our club again this season and previous seasons continuing to be selected for the England Mixed Hockey squads. Lots of hard work over recent months at training sessions and trials fixtures has clearly paid off. 
 
It was also good to see how well our own Norwich City Mixed XI performed in a very close 0-1 loss against the England Mixed XI in a recently played friendly fixture at TRF, very end to end and a balanced game, so whilst it was good to see our own club team mates playing in their England Mixed kit it was great to see how well our own Mixed XI played against them.

Club Day is Sunday 1st September @ TRF
9 Jul 2019
 
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 this year on Sunday 1st September at Taverham starting from 10.30am, arrive at 10am, and as always will 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.  
 
Please ensure that you register your attendance via our website.

Golf Day - Fri 19 July
5 Jul 2019
 
The Annual Golf Day at Barnham Broom is almost upon us and there are still one or two spaces available. The day including bacon rolls and coffee on arrival, morning round of golf as a team and pairs competition (shotgun start), lunch, then afternoon individual golf competition (shotgun start) followed by an evening meal, all for a fantastic price of just £65 per person.  
 
The event is open to members, family and friends. If you would like to play please register asap at http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/golfday or email golfday@norwichcityhc.co.uk

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).

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 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 
 
https://youtu.be/rtTJe1_yajA

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.


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