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

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!