OHC Quiz Night on Saturday 27th January @ Oxford Golf Club

Oxford Hockey Club is hosting a fun quiz night on Saturday 27th January @ 7pm! Bring your team mates and enjoy socialising with the whole club. 

The location is Oxford Golf Club on Hill Top Road, only a 15 minute walk from Brookes.

We have an excellent quiz planned and hosted by 2 members of the junior section.

Let Matt Neville (Matthew.Neville@hotmail.com) know if you’re attending. Teams should be between 6-8 people but we will find you some team mates if you can’t make a full team!

The cost will be £3 per person and will go directly to supporting the club. There will be also be a raffle – please let Matt know if you can donate a prize.

Join the Facebook event here. See you there!


Junior Festival this Sunday (19th) – with JDH Hockey equipment stall

Our Junior Hockey Festival takes place this Sunday with matches at Brookes from 9am to 4pm and at Headington from 9am to 2.30pm. Do come along and support. In addition we are still looking for umpires for some of the games – let Helen Dudgeon know if you can help out for part of the time.

In addition at the junior festival JDH will be there with a stall for ALL OHC members. There will be exciting discount offers for JDH products and sticks. Please remember to bring CASH as it is a cash only sale. Further details of what’s on offer and the discounts may be found here.



VACANCY: Volunteer as Social Secretary for Oxford HC

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the Oxford HC committee to help organize social events for the club.

The role involves running a number of social events throughout the year including the Christmas social and the annual dinner dance. No previous experience necessary and you’ll be fully supported by the committee in all aspects of the role.

You will also have the opportunity to bring your own ideas to the role and run social events that you think will appeal to the Oxford HC community.

If you are interested either as an individual or as a social secretary team with friends please contact Rich Oakes at richard.oakes@environment-agency.gov.uk (Club President).



How to apply for a Brookes Parking Permit and avoid parking charges

Parking is permitted at any Oxford Brookes car park outside of peak hours (16:31-06:59 Monday to Friday, all day at Weekends and Public/Bank holidays). The charges are summarised below:

  • Sports members wishing to park at Oxford Brookes will be required to purchase a parking permit (£10 annually). Parking will then be free outside of peak hours.
  • Occasional sports users (those without sports membership) may park at any site during non-peak hours. The first two hours’ parking is free, with stays of longer than two hours attracting a charge.
  • All Users will need to input their vehicle registration into the parking machines upon arrival (even if parking within the free two-hour window) to avoid a fine.

You can find out more information about the policy here.

It’s worth all OHC members who park at Brookes becoming sports members (free) and then buying an annual £10 parking permit to avoid the off peak charges. Please note: any Oxford Brookes student or staff who also has a sports membership is not permitted to apply for a Brookes Sport and Leisure permit.

The process to apply is complicated and requires a manual response from Brookes, so do not leave it to the last minute!

  1. Become a sports member of Brookes (if not already) and get a membership number. Apply here, select site “Headington” and then fill in your details. You will be sent a “PIN” to act as your password via email. Sign up as a “Pay As You Go” member. If you are a sports member who can’t remember their log in details contact the Centre for Sport reception on 01865 484373 or headington.sport@brookes.ac.uk.
  2. Separately sign up to the Brookes University parking permits site here. This requires the creation of a new account and password.
  3. Apply for the permit. You will be sent a confirmation email from the parking permits site (note – this might end up in your junk mail!) with a link to confirm your registration. This will take you to the page to apply for the permit – select the “Sport and Leisure” permit. It is at this point that you will need the Brookes Sport Membership number you were given at stage 1. Ensure you quote your membership of Oxford Hockey Club in the application as they refer all applications to the club. We check the application against the membership database. At this stage you have made an application for a permit.
  4. The final stage requires you to pay for the permit – you will receive an email in due course with details on completing this final stage should your application for a permit be successful (which it should!). The permit you are given will run for a year and is a virtual permit – there is no printed permit to display.

All queries should be directed to the Brookes Transport Services Team, transport@brookes.ac.uk and 01865 484647

Back to Hockey is BACK! Great for beginners and returners…

‘Back to Hockey’ is a national scheme designed for women with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship. It’s for beginners who have never picked up a hockey stick before to those who have been away from the game for a while and want to polish up their rusty hockey skills. You’ll have the opportunity to get a bit fitter, learn new skills and play team hockey in a fun and sociable environment.

Date: Every Friday from 29th September 2017 until the end of November

Time: 18.30 – 20.00

Venue: Headington School (WCs available but no changing facilities)

Cost:  Great value at £4 per session. We run it as ‘Pay & Play’ – just come along when you can, no need to commit to the whole series.

Equipment: We have hockey sticks available to borrow so there’s no need to buy one. Wear clothes suitable for sport (t-shirt, sweatshirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms), and trainers or astroturf shoes if you have them. Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated during the session, and a waterproof just in case (rain does NOT stop play!).

 If you have any questions or would like to register your interest please contact Emma Forrester (emma@yseski.co.uk)

More Information: B2H goal

England Hockey website

OHC Back to Hockey