Subscriptions payment process 2017/18

We are gradually moving our subscription recording and payment process over to ClubBuzz. Accordingly the process for subscription payment for this season has now changed for those who wish to pay a subscription to the senior section AND are over 18. If you wish to pay a sub to the senior section and are U18 then in addition to the process below a paper form MUST be completed and signed by parent or guardian. Form can be download here 

Those that play for the senior section and also play U16 or younger must pay their subs to the junior section.

Senior Section Subscription Payment Process for over 18s

  • Check the rate due here
  • Note that the club does not provide you with insurance – this is your responsibility.
  • If you wish to pay in installments email Paul Wilson
  • Make payment to the club account using online banking. Oxford Hockey Club, at Barclays, Oxford, Sort code 20-65-18, account number 33409945, quoting your name as reference and adding “sub”.
  • Update your details, especially emergency contact details and any medical details on Club Buzz. (The ClubBuzz site link is https://ohcadultsection.clubbuzz.co.uk for those who may have previously logged in and mislaid their details) You might need to relog in – and click the tab “Edit Member”. If you’ve lost the invite to join email Helen Dudgeon or Paul Wilson
  • That’s it!

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.

Brookes Car Parking Charges

Brookes has implemented a new policy to manage all car parks on its sites. This will impact the use of the astroturf.

Previously, outside of peak hours (16.31 – 06.59, Monday to Friday, including weekends and public and bank holidays) parking was permitted at any Oxford Brookes University car park. Under the new policy this will remain broadly the same; however some charges will be introduced. These are summarised below:

  • Sports members wishing to park will be required to purchase a parking permit (currently £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 two-hour free window) to avoid a fine.

 

Accordingly it’s worth all club members who park at Brookes becoming sports members (without paying any fee) and then buying an annual 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 detailed on this document – do note it’s a bit complicated and requires a manual response from Brookes, so do not leave it to the last minute!

You can find out more information about the new policy by visiting here.

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

 

Club AGM – Message from outgoing Chair and minutes

Our club AGM was held last Sunday. You can read the minutes here to see what was discussed. Thank you to those who came along and contributed to our discussion.

 

This was my last AGM as Chair of our club. I now hand over the reins to Rich Oakes who I know will do a great job with the support of all those who volunteer to do such great work to make OHC a success for both its members and the wider community.

 

As a final word from me, its been an honour to be the  Chair of Oxford Hockey Club for its first 5 years and I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who have done so much to make my job so easy as we’ve given great hockey to over 600 adults and junior member. Thank you, I look forward to watching (quietly) from the touchline.

 

Mike Corran

Ladies Back to Hockey starting Tuesday 7th October

Do you know anyone thinking of getting back into hockey? Or trying it for the first time?  Now is the time to remind them that Oxford HC will be running ‘Back to Hockey’ sessions starting next Tuesday 7th October.

‘Back to Hockey’ is a national scheme designed for women with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome, from total beginners to those wanting to shine up their rusty hockey skills. You’ll have the opportunity to get a bit fitter, learn new hockey skills and play team hockey in a fun and sociable environment.

Read more in our dedicated Back to Hockey section for information on taking part.

Men’s 2s promoted!

The Men’s 2s have attained a belated promotion having finished 3rd in Regional Div 2 last year but only missing out on a top 2 finish in the last game of the season when they lost to eventual league winners in the title decider.

However 6 months later, with a team folding in a higher league, the 2s were asked to take a promotion that they richly deserve after a hard campaign last year. This means the 2s are now partaking in a very exciting year where they will be playing in the highest league the side has ever been in.

Look out for an exciting match up when the 2s play the 1s in the last league game of 2014 and the last game of the season.

Passing of Dennis Fogden

 
It is with great sadness that Oxford HC have received the news of the passing of Dennis Fogden after a short illness.

Dennis played for Pressed Steel for a number of years which later formed into Rover Hockey club. He was often seen on the side of the Brookes astro watching his son Richard when he played for City and later Oxford Hawks.

Dennis was a lovely man, a keen hockey player and angler. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. We send our condolences to the Fogden family at this difficult time.

The Men's 1s

The Men’s 1s observe a minutes silence before their fixture with Wycombe on 19th October 2013


 

OHC Hamsters v. Oxford 8s – 17.3.12 match report (Hamster version)

Oxford Hamsters  2 – 1  Oxford 8s

After the two victories last weekend, hopes were high in the Hamsters’ camp that we could prove a few sceptics wrongs and be victorious over our illustrious club colleagues ‘Oxford 8s’.

Skipper Carter was extremely pumped up for the occasion and his rallying call in the pre-match huddle was stirring stuff indeed. [Even Sath arrived on time and heard it – must have been the first one this season.]

Oxford 8s started promisingly, gaining a large portion of the early possession but did seem to struggle to carve out any clear chances against a well organised Hamsters defence.

With good pace on the flanks provided by Adrian and John Spry, linking well with front combinations of Skipper Carter, John Jones and AMH, the Hamsters began to get a foothold in the game.

But as the tide began to turn, the 8’s scored. A goalmouth scramble ensued following a misjudged clearance from Keeper Bence and the ball was eventually pushed in from close range.

This goal seemed to upset the Hamsters as they replied almost immediately with a well-taken goal from Andy Bowen and then to add to the 8s dismay, Hamsters scored again to make it 2-1 at half time [if someone wants to claim the second goal let me know cause I can’t remember – think it was Kyle].

Coach Walker delivered some well-chosen pearls of wisdom at half time and the Hamsters went out for the second half expecting the 8s to hit them with all they had. And in fairness they did. But the Hamsters defence of Alan, Sath and Dave Haycock were in no mood to let their lead slip and the well-marshalled troops stood fast. The midfield 5 also worked tirelessly throughout to deny the 8s play-makers time or space to get a grip on the game.

We did have to make one forced change when AMH hit the ball straight into Kyle’s bread basket. Sath’s very attractive female friend, being a doctor, did offer some assistance to Kyle but he got to his feet before a hand could be given.

Back to the game and keeper Bence made a couple of good saves which atoned for his earlier misdemeanor and the score stayed at 2-1 to the final whistle.

So as the great and the good of Oxford Hockey Club looked on and wondered how this result could have happened, the Hamsters retired to the bar in bullish mood to enjoy a well-earned pint and a good old chin wag with friends.

The tales of daring do continued well into the night as the majority of the team walked into the city to sample the best ales Oxford could offer.

Skipper Carter ‘a very happy Hamster’.

MOM – Adrian Harris & John Spry

DOD – John Jones ………Bit harsh.

Thanks to Marianne and John for umpiring.