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

Paid Administration Role within Oxford Hockey Club

Given the size of the club, and the need to focus willing volunteers on the playing element of the club, the committee has decided to advertise for one (or two) paid administrators to undertake those back-office roles necessary to keep the club functioning effectively.

Accordingly, if you (or someone you know) is interested in undertaking this role, which will commence at the beginning of June, please contact Paul Wilson by the end of the month. He will be pleased to provide much more information.

The role will evolve but initially will include such things as:

  • Pitch bookings and allocations for juniors and seniors
  • Membership subscriptions and database management
  • Organisation of the annual Rover Junior Festival and another junior tournament.

The person interested will be self-motivated, have good administration skills and attention to detail, will work from home, on their own computer, at a time to suit themselves, on a self-employed basis.

The time commitment is estimated to be initially about 200 hours in total over the period from June to March.

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.

OHC End of Season Ball

OHC End of Season Ball is 13 May 2017!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

This years lowered price of £35 per ticket gives you a new venue- Oxford Spires Hotel, a three course meal, free drink on arrival and a DJ to party the night away (so make sure you dress to impress)!

Tickets are capped so please get them early so as not to avoid disapointment on missing the party of the year!

End of Season Ball tickets are Now Available!

You can now get tickets for the social event of the year!

This year our social team have responded to requests to move the location of the annual dinner/dance and it will be held at the Four Pillars Hotel Abingdon Road, on Saturday 13th May, at 6.30pm.

Tickets are £35 and includes the usual, including a free drink on arrival, 3 course meal, lots of dancing and team awards. It is set to be an amazing event as usual so do not miss out on tickets which are limited this year.

  • For all over 18’s the online order form can be found at this link.
  • For any under 18’s a chaperone form MUST be printed and completed and handed to Ellie Cartwright or Cesca Dean. Link here.

The deadline for ordering and paying for tickets is 15th April – please order and pay by then or you will miss out on the social event of the year – which has a dress code of “Dress to impress”!

Any queries please contact the social team – ohcsocialsec@gmail.com

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