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In2Hockey The South In2Hockey is part of the National In2Hockey Championships. Events will be held for U10 and U12 age groups for both boys and...
South Treasurer ROLE SUMMARY The current Treasurer indicated in the Autumn of 2017 that he is standing down at the end of his current term which completes...
EH Structural Report At the England Hockey AGM in March 2017, a resolution to review the structures within the sport was put to the AGM and...
Investec Championship for Girls - South Rounds This event is the regional round of the National Schools' Championships. Click here for the tournament...
Southern Counties Hockey Association Junior Event Calendar 2017-18 The calendar for South Junior tournaments for the 2017-18 is listed in full below or can...
Performance Centre Coaches Head Coaches Applications have closed for the Head Coach roles. Regional Coaches Southern Counties Hockey Association are seeking coaches for the Performance Centres in the South.
The players selected to represent the South Over 65s at the 2017 Regional tournament at Cannock HC on 13/14 May 2017. The South over 65s...
The players selected to represent the South Over 60s at the 2017 Regional tournament at Cannock HC on 13/14 May 2017. South Champions at Over...
The players selected to represent the South Over 50s at the 2017 Regional tournament at Timperley HC on 03/04 June . Player Club Richard Adams Mahmood Bhatti Chris Cookman...
The players selected to represent the South Womens' Over 50s at the 2017 Regional tournament.. Player Club Pauline Baxter Oxford Hawks Wendy Birks Woking Ali Black Ashford Rebecca Black Oxford Hawks Jo Close Wimbledon Lorraine Conetta Eastcote Becky Harris Epsom Georgina...
The players selected to represent the South Womens' Over 45s at the 2017 Regional tournament.. Player Club Jane Clarke Wycombe Sharon Clay Eastbourne Fran Crossley Brighton & Hove Lisa Davies Old Kingstonian Sally Gibson Trojans Irene Hall Eastcote Anita...
The players selected to represent the South Womens' Over 40s at the 2017 Regional tournament.. Player Club Lucy Aldred Olton & West Warwicks Amanda Billington Brighton & Hove Clare Byrne Horsham Suzy Clapp Horsham Alison...
The players selected to represent the South Womens' Over 60s at the 2017 Regional tournament.. Player Club Pamela Abdulla OC Vamps Julie Abson Hailsham Chris Allberry Havant Pauline Aries Wycombe Caroline Baggs Oxford Hawks Anne Day Southampton Genevieve Divall K...
The players selected to represent the South Womens' Over 55s at the 2017 Regional tournament.. Player Club Sonia Bannatyne Southampton June Blythe Woking Sue Crake Horsham Linda Dunham Southampton Fiona Jarman Southampton Mary King South Berkshire Sarah Mainprise Basingstoke Jo Malkin East...
The players selected to represent the South Over 45s at the 2017 Regional tournament at Wakefield HC on 05/06 May 2017. Player Club Graham Allen Old Kingstonian Daniel Anderson High...
The players selected to represent the South Over 70s at the 2017 Regional tournament at Sheffield HC on 03/04 June 2017. Player Club Andy Barnes Chichester Rod Cochrane Hampstead and...
Men’s O55 This years divisional tournament is approaching and will be played in Bristol on 10th and 11th June 2017. We are currently looking at...
England Hockey changed the Code of Conduct on 02 September 2016. The only change relates to the issuing and penalising a red card issued for...
England Hockey is delighted to announce the launch of a new bespoke resource site for coaches, teachers and umpires. Coaching is the cornerstone of...
South JAC Rules Changes February 2016 The rules for the South JAC Tournament have been reviewed and amended for teh 2016 tournament. The new rulkes and...
As Tim Peake takes a walk in space, we find space to walk and our volunteers continue to orbit the Museum! Welcome to the first...
South Grand Masters SOUTH MASTERS HOCKEY Divisional Trial Over 60s, 65s & 70s You are eligible for - Over 60s – Grand Masters – born in 1952 to...
The rules of indoor hockey that the FIH are introducing from 01 Jan 16 will become effective in the English domestic game with immediate effect.
RULES CHANGE GUIDANCE The 2015 changes to the Rules took effect at International level from 01 January 2015. They have also made effective in the National...
U12 Boys Schools In2Hockey 2015...
South Women's Masters Club Over 40's Festival 24 May Teddington Hockey Club If your club would like to enter the festival please complete the form located...
SOUTH JAC County Team Colours Shirts Change Shirts Shorts/Skorts Socks Berkshire Emerald green White Navy Navy Buckinghamshire White Green (U17 Girl’s Brown) Green/White hoops Hampshire Red White Navy Red Kent Navy White White White/Navy Middlesex Red White Black Black with Red, White & Gold stripes Oxfordshire Royal...
With much sadness we report the death of David Herring who passed away on Saturday. David was President of Surrey HUA and the long-standing secreaty...
Having reviewed the players from both England Over 55s & 60 squad, the South looked to be the most devoid of capped internationals available to...
 

As Tim Peake takes a walk in space, we find space to walk and our volunteers continue to orbit the Museum!

Welcome to the first Newsletter of 2016. We might only be a few weeks into the New Year but much has already happened at the Museum that you might be interested in – our Collections Manager has started work, we have appointed the consultants to lead on the worldwide hockey heritage study, plans are in place to open the Museum to the public and much more – see below for all the details. I hope you enjoy reading it. Katie Dodd, Chair of Trustees
We have added to our own collection! The Museum’s first Collections Manager, Karen Clarke started work at the Woking office in the first week of January and is already well into the task of understanding the current processes, getting to know all the volunteers and working out the priorities for getting on top of the booking in and cataloguing tasks. Karen’s extensive experience of managing museum processes and running MODES (the museum cataloguing software) will be invaluable as we aim to achieve Museum Accreditation by late Spring.
Knock knock, who's there?
From the beginning of March, THM will be open to visitors on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. There will be a small permanent display available that gives a flavour of the many fascinating archives and memorabilia that we have in the collection but there will also be an opportunity to see round the Museum archives and talk to the volunteers who are working on the many different areas of interest – programmes, clothing, magazines, pin badges, association records etc. See the website for full details of the dates and directions to THM.
Around the world in 10 months...
THM has taken its first major steps to scope the work needed to develop, preserve and celebrate the heritage of the worldwide game. In 2015, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) asked THM to commission a study that would define an approach to the development of a worldwide network of hockey archives and researchers with a longer term aim of producing an authoritative history of the game. Last week, it was announced that Justine Reilly Consultancy would take the lead for this work to be completed ahead of the next FIH Congress in November 2016. Read more...
A date with The Hockey Museum
THM has launched its own 2016 calendar with a different image of items for the collection for each month. A few copies still available - more info here
 
Since the launch of the new THM website last year, a number of new features have been introduced that will over time develop into a fascinating record of many different aspects of hockey;

Hockey Features: this is a new section on the website where THM will post interesting items that cover stories from hockey’s past as they come to light, such as Hockey 50 Years ago (nuggets taken from the Museum's magazine archive), Hockey's Military Stories (stories about the impact of war on hockey), the return of the popular Hockive Facts (unusual and occasionally bizarre facts) and The Origins Of Hockey (images and objects that capture our sport's ancient history).

‘Hockey in 50 Objects’: is a feature that looks to highlight aspects of the game that have been influential in its development. The seventh object, the original Hockey Association minute book from 1896, has just been posted

Hockey Timeline: with the support of England Hockey, THM produced a 60m x 3m timeline depicting key dates and images of hockey from c2000BC through to the modern day. View the timeline
Surprise surprise! At the annual Hockey Writers' Club Lunch on 20 January 2016, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President, Leandro Negre, made his customary, 'The State of Hockey' address to a room packed with hockey media, candidates for the Hockey Writers' annual awards and hockey enthusiasts and supporters. At the end of his speech, Leandro made a surprise presentation to THM Curator, Mike Smith, with a special pennant made in 1974 to commemorate his late father, Pablo Negre. Take a look at our news article. Image courtesy of Peter Savage.
Don't bury your head in the sand! Most youngsters today learn their hockey on artificial pitches while those of us a bit longer in the tooth grew up playing on grass but for a few, their memories of early hockey matches were influenced by the tides and the onshore weather! Nan Williams, one of THM volunteers, played her hockey in the 1950s for Minehead HC on the beaches of the north Somerset coast. To read Nan Williams' affectionate account of these years please click here.

‘Sand hockey’ is not one game and many forms have existed going back over the centuries and in countries all round the world. To date, little research has been done to record a detailed account of these many and varied games. Mike Smith, THM Curator, is keen to see this research started as these ancient forms of the game will undoubtedly play a part in understanding the origins and development of the modern game. If you have any information on any forms of sand hockey or are interested in getting involved please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. THM Curator, Mike Smith.

From all of the volunteers at The Hockey Museum.

 

 

South News

EH Structure Review The review was published on 09 February. Click here for more details.

Women's Nasters Festival Entries are open for the Womens' Masters Festival on 02 June. Players may be drawn from up to 4 'local' ckubs. The age has been dropped to Over 35 to fall in line with the new internation age group. Details, entry form.

South Treasurer Mike Taylor is retiring at the next AGM. We are looking for a replacement, click here the job description