Pre-season training

Time to get fit and ready for the hockey season! 

Ladies

There is pre-season training at Oxford Brookes for all ladies players on the following Tuesdays at 19.00-20.30:

01/08/17
08/08/17
15/08/17
22/08/17
29/08/17
31/08/17 (Thursday)

Coaches will be using preseason to see players and start selection for the higher teams in conjunction with captains and club captains.

The ladies main season training at Oxford Brookes will begin on Tuesdays from 05/09/17 onwards:

19.00-20.15 – 5s, 6s & 7s
20.15-21.30 – 1s, 2s, 3s & 4s

Ladies main season training at Oxford Brookes will begin on Thursdays from 07/09/17 onwards:

19.00-20.30 – 1s, 2s & 3s

 

Mixed

We are holding casual mixed pay to play sessions on the following Saturdays for both mens and ladies teams on the following dates:

05/08/17 @ 11:30am
12/08/17 @ 11:30am
19/08/17 @ 11:30am

Please feel free to turn up and play at any of these sessions. The price will be £5/£3.

Mens

See main training page here

Are you interested in playing summer hockey?

As usual we are entering teams into the local summer leagues – matches are on weekday evenings. It’s a great way to keep up your hockey skills and fitness over the summer, as well as meeting new friends across the club

Ladies – Register your interest on the form here.

You can also give your feedback on the season and the club on the last question of this form.

The Banbury Road North League is for players in the current Ladies 1s – 4s as well as developing players who want to play at a higher level. Matches are on Mondays and Tuesdays starting at 6.30pm and 8pm commencing the week beginning the 8th May until the beginning of July.

The White Horse League is for players in the current Ladies 5s, Fireflies and 6s.
Matches are usually on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 6.30pm and 9pm commencing mid May to July.

Men – Register your interest on the form here.

This season, summer league is being run slightly differently for the Men’s section as we are entering teams in 3 different tournaments/leagues. You can find out more details about this in the form and register your preference for a specific league.

The Men’s section would also like your feedback on the 16/17 season. We appreciate your feedback and we will discuss all suggestions at our committee meetings.

Please leave your feedback for the Men’s section on the form here.

ROVER FESTIVAL: VOLUNTEER UMPIRES NEEDED

Are you available this weekend to volunteer as an umpire for the Rover Festival?

Please consider volunteering and helping out by giving something back to your club. 

  • There will be 600 kids loving their hockey and you can help make this happen
  • All played in great spirit
  • Free Burger and coffee
  • John Dykes seen to smile on both days last year, this could be repeated
  • Loads of great people making this happen and you can be part of this

 

Where?

Cokethorpe School

 

When?

Saturday 8th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9th April from 9.30am to 4.30pm

We need umpires for the following slots:

Saturday 8th April
9.10-11.00 Under 8.
11.30-13.45 Under 10.
14.15-17.30 Under 12 Boys.
Sunday 9th April
9.30-12.30 Under 12 Girls
13.00-17.20 Under 14 Girls and U14 Boys

 

What?

Umpire lots of short games, for the youngest it is ensuring safety and fun, for the under 14s it is exhibition standard hockey

 

Who?

You.  4 games going on most of the time so plenty of opportunity!

 

Next step?

Email Mark Thompson at markandlajla@virginmedia.com with your availability if you’d like to help.

 

Thank you!

 

Rover Junior Tournament – 8th/9th April at Cokethorpe School

 

As many of you will probably be aware, we have been running the annual Rover Tournament for many years, offering junior players throughout the country the chance to compete and gain valuable hockey experience in a friendly environment. For many young players it is the highlight of the hockey calendar and is always and excellent occasion. It also means great publicity for the club, attracts new young players and is a major fundraiser for the whole club. It takes place this year over the weekend of 8th/9th April at Cokethorpe School.  This is the 25th edition of the festival!

However the success of the tournament wouldn’t be possible without the work of volunteers and this year we are calling out to you to offer your help in organising the event. It is stressed that for most roles no hockey experience is necessary  so please help if you can – even one hour makes a difference.

 

Saturday 8th April (All times are to be confirmed)

9.15-11.40 Under 8.

12.15-2.35 Under 10. 

3.00-5.35 Under 12 Boys. 

Sunday 9th April (All times are to be confirmed)

9.15-12.30 Under 12 Girls

1.00-4.30 Under 14 Girls and U14 Boys (Played concurrently)

 

These are the jobs that we need help with:

 

Umpire Co-ordinator

An umpire coordinator who can sort out and organise umpires over the weekend is needed. You do not need umpiring experience for this it is purely an organisational role. It could be one person per each day.

 

Umpires

All the games are 7-a-side on half pitches with one umpire per pitch.  For any new umpires it’s great experience and it can be used for training.  We need as many as possible on both days – again just a couple of hours per person would be great.

 

Cake Stall helpers

At the tournament we have professional caterers but every year we have a cake and coffee stall with cakes donated by parents and friends.  We need lots of people over the weekend for one or two hours to help run the stall.  Of course if you can bake something and bring it along so much the better.  Easy job!  This rota is being organised by Charlotte Roberts (robertsfamilyoxford@gmail.com) so please contact her if you can help.

 

Scoring/Timekeeping:

A team of helpers on both days to take down scores, update the points table and sound the timing hooter is needed across the weekend. 

 

Merchandise

If anyone fancies taking on some merchandising duties – T-Shirts, socks etc. then please come forward.  We need generic items that would interest players and parents from all clubs.

 

Car Parking

We need a few people on Saturday 8th from 7.45 to 12.30 to help steer cars in the right direction.  You get to wear a fab Hi-Vis jacket and get respect from the incoming vehicles.

 

First Aiders

If you have a current first aid certificate and think you can dispense a little TLC to the odd minor injury please get in touch – again a two hour rota is what we are aiming for.

 

If you think you can help with any of these roles, or have any queries, please contact Nick Malden nick@oxfordhc.org  or 07889 693030

Oxford Hockey Club Wacky Sox for Juniors/Seniors – On Sale Now!

– ON SALE NOW –

Looking for that perfect Christmas present or fancy treating yourself to a new pair of hockey socks?

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Oxford Hockey Club are selling OHC branded Wacky Sox for £12 a pair. These socks are an ideal Christmas present or as a pair of training socks for both Juniors and Seniors.

They come in 2 sizes – Medium UK Size 2-6 and Large UK Size 7-11

Please contact Lorna McCulloch if you are interested or email schools@oxfordhc.org.

Lorna is also planning to attend the OHC Junior Festival on Sunday 20th November where they will be available to purchase.

Olympian to coach OHC Juniors

Nic White

Nic White

Olympic Bronze medallist, Nic White, will be visiting this Sunday, 29th September, to coach OHC’s Juniors.

She will be coaching several different sessions from 10am to 12.30pm, including the U8’s, U10’s and U12/14’s, showing them some “Killer GB hockey drills” and “How to hit the ball well”!

Nic visited OHC last year and was hugely popular, and we look forward to welcoming her back again to inspire our Juniors.

 

U16 Boys through to England Cup Finals Day

The Under 16 Oxford Boys squad with coachesOn a cloudy Sunday in Stourport, Oxford U16 boys did the club proud by reaching the prestigious England Cup Finals day.

The boys had to play three games over the afternoon, with games one and two straight after each other, testing their fitness to the limit.

The first match was against Oxford Hawks, always a tough encounter. The boys played some fabulous hockey and Callam Chapman in goal for Hawks made two excellent saves before Freddy Campbell broke away from the Hawks defence to slot a low shot into the corner. Continue reading