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

SALE! Buy your discounted Oxford Hockey Club kit!

We are holding a sale of discounted Oxford Hockey Club kit on Saturday 16th September at Oxford Brookes. The sale starts at 10am and when it’s gone, its gone!

We have changed our kit suppliers this year and we are selling all our old stock this weekend. There will be club shirts, hoodies, shorts, tracksuit tops and bottom etc. all at a substantial discount . 

There will also be sample sizes of the new kit which can be ordered here. Please note that new kit is only available through the website – there are only sample sizes available at the Elmer Cotton store in Oxford. 

There will also be a cake stall and other fun activities at Brookes so do come along and join in the fun.

Goalkeeper Training is back!

We are delighted to let you know that Oxford Hockey Club are offering specialist goalkeeper training to all goalkeepers again this season.

All goalkeepers from the men’s and ladies’ sides are welcome to train on Tuesdays from 05/09/17 onwards at Oxford Brookes Sports Centre, Headington with Paul Hogben:

18.45-19.00 – Warm up and kit up

19.00-20.30 – Men’s & Ladies’ specialist goalkeeping training – all welcome

Details regarding the advanced goalkeeping training session on Wednesdays will be confirmed shortly.

And remember – OHC annual subscriptions are free for goalkeepers who supply own kit!

If you have any questions about the session please contact Paul Hogben or visit the goalkeeper training page.

See you there!

New Paid Sponsorship Role within the Club

We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic individual who will proactively seek out sponsorship opportunities for the club initially during the next twelve months. This is a new role within the club designed to harness the opportunities a membership base of 600 -700 players (half juniors) would offer potential sponsors.

The role would be on a self employed basis and be remunerated in line with the amount of sponsorship paid to the club directly resulting from the individuals effort.

If you are interested please email Paul Wilson before the end of August. At that time further information will be sent about the role to enable the potential applicants to decide if they wish to proceed.

Tim’s Mixed Mash-up Tournament

On Sunday 23rd July we’ll be hosting a mixed tournament in honour of our keeper Tim Bence who sadly died earlier this year.

The tournament will be at Oxford Brookes, with games starting at 12 and in honour of Tim we’d like to be a little bit different. Tim played for many different teams, so in keeping with this, we’d like everyone who wants to play to turn up on the day where we’ll mix up the teams. If you are hoping to play we would ask for you to arrive before 11:30 in order to allow time to sort teams on the day.

This will be a great way to meet some new people from different clubs, play some fun hockey, and remember a great character from our club.

The plan is to ask everyone who plays to contribute £5, we’ll also organise a few fund-raising things on the day too, including a BBQ. 

In order to make sure we’ve got enough food, and to help organise the smooth running of things on the day, please could you let Harry Bryant know if you plan to come by emailing her: harriett.bryant.88@gmail.com

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

Club AGM Sunday 11th June 6.30pm at Brookes Sports Bar

A reminder that the club AGM takes place very shortly. This is the club’s annual get together where you get your chance to say what you think about the past year, what you’d like to see in the coming year, and see how the rest of the club has done. It’s also your opportunity to contribute to the club going forward – either by putting yourself forward for a role at the meeting or beforehand (email me if you have any queries or want to discuss).

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in a couple of weeks.

The agenda is here.

Annual Ball this Saturday

For those attending the Ball this Saturday a reminder the time is 6.30pm. Given there’s a free drink on arrival you do not want to be late! In addition there’s going to be a superb raffle on the night with lots of stunning prizes available, including a family day out at Blenheim, and Hockey World League tickets – full details here