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Tim Speight

Tim Speight sadly passed away on Wednesday 25th January. Tim was, up until recently secretary of the Notts Hockey Development Group and a member of the Nottinghamshire Hockey Association executive. He was also a great supporter of Beeston Hockey Club and his daughter Abi is a member of the ladies 1st team squad.

Details about the funeral will be posted once they are known.

If anyone would like to send cards to the family please hand them in at Beeston HC and they can arrange for them to be sent on to the family.

Our thoughts and wishes are with Tim’s family and friends at this sad time.

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Bingham Leisure Centre Pitch Approaches Completion

The new sand dressed hockey pitch being installed at Bingham Leisure Centre is close to completion.

The facility has been fully upgraded with new floodlighting and new rigid weld mesh fencing.

If any clubs are looking at any extra times for training or games or any new clubs looking for a home, please contact

Dave Radmall (dave.radmall@parkwood-communityleisure.co.uk)
Centre Manager
Bingham Leisure Centre

Tel: 01949 838628

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New Surface
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New Fencing
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New Floodlights
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An Open Forum With England Hockey

To be held on Wednesday 16th November, commencing at 8.00pm.

The EH Development Director [Richard Beer] will outline the new strategy for the development of the sport following the success of the Olympics and will conduct an open Q&A session to give the opportunity for all clubs to pose questions.

THIS IS OPEN TO ALL CLUBS IN MRHA

Venue:
Old Silhillians Club
The Silhillians
Warwick Road
Copt Heath, Knowle
Solihull, West Midlands
B93 9LW

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Umpiring Course

An umpiring course is being held in Nottinghamshire

Date : Sunday 23rd October 2016
Time : 9am-4:40pm
Venue : The Nottingham Hockey Centre

Please visit the England hockey site to book and pay for your place ASAP

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296&sectionTitle=Find+a+Course

Closing date for entries is 12th October 2016, or until the course is full (24 participants max.)

Remember to complete your on-line Rules test before you go and take your certificate with you!

This is a great opportunity to get your Level 1 and the be able to officially umpire most games in Notts.

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Umpiring Appointments – Syd Baylis Trophy and Arthur Sandford Cup – Week 8

Waterbase Pitch 1
Sand Dressed Pitch 2
Waterbase Pitch 4
Week 8 Week 8 Umpires Umpire coach
Tuesday Tuesday 23rd August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Bees v Boots Syd Baylis Trophy T Lawrie / C Wakefield S Widdison
7:00pm – 8:15pm Melton v Loughborough Town Syd Baylis Trophy C Griffiths / R Kirk D Straker
8:30pm – 10:00pm Derwent v West Bridgford Syd Baylis Trophy K Ronson / P Walker S Widdison
Thursday Thursday 25th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Nottingham v Derby Arthur Sandford Cup B Humphries / J Carter A Barnes
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Swarm v Mansfield Arthur Sandford Cup  M Gamlyn / D Straker A Bird
8:30pm – 10:00pm Nottingham Players v Burton Arthur Sandford Cup R Greasby / J Wakeland A Barnes
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Umpiring Appointments – Syd Baylis Trophy and Arthur Sandford Cup – Week 7

Waterbase Pitch 1
Sand Dressed Pitch 2
Waterbase Pitch 4
Week 7 Week 7 Umpires Umpire coach
Tuesday Tuesday 16th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Melton v Beeston Bees Syd Baylis Trophy B Friskney / J Barnes R Kirk / A Barnes
7:00pm – 8:15pm Boots v Derwent Syd Baylis Trophy K Ronson / M Gamlyn A Bird
8:30pm – 10:00pm Loughborough Town v West Bridgford Syd Baylis Trophy C Griffiths / C Wakefield
(Reserves J Carter / A Barnes)
 R Kirk (A Bird)
Thursday Thursday 18th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm North Notts v Beeston Swarm Arthur Sandford Cup T Lawrie / P Walker A Barnes
7:00pm – 8:15pm Burton v Nottingham Arthur Sandford Cup  L Ball / J Wakeland ?P Leigh / D Straker
8:30pm – 10:00pm Mansfield v Nottingham Players Arthur Sandford Cup A Shaw / B Workman  D Straker / A Barnes
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Umpiring Appointments – Syd Baylis Trophy and Arthur Sandford Cup – Week 6

Waterbase Pitch 1
Sand Dressed Pitch 2
Waterbase Pitch 4
Week 6 Week 6 Umpires Umpire coach
Tuesday Tuesday 9th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Bees v Derwent Syd Baylis Trophy K Ronson / M Gamlyn A  Bird
7:00pm – 8:15pm West Bridgford v Melton Syd Baylis Trophy C Griffiths / J Carter R Kirk
8:30pm – 10:00pm Loughborough Town v Boots Syd Baylis Trophy J Barnes / B Friskney
Thursday Thursday 11th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Derby v Burton Arthur Sandford Cup B Humphries / B Workman S Widdison
7:00pm – 8:15pm Nottingham Players v North Notts Arthur Sandford Cup  T Lawrie / J Wakeland A Barnes
8:30pm – 10:00pm Nottingham v Mansfield Arthur Sandford Cup A Barnes / J Wakeland
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Coaching Opportunity – North Notts HC

North Notts HC are seeking a coach for our Ladies 1st team, starting in September 2016. Playing in Midlands Division 1, we are looking for a qualified coach, ideally with minimum Level 2 qualifications. Training on Wednesday’s 7.30-9.30pm, the coach would be expected to attend all training sessions and Saturday league games, home and away. We are a friendly team, seeking a coach who can support and challenge established players, as well as develop and encourage junior players.

North Notts HC consists of five men’s teams and four ladies’ teams, with players of all ages and levels of experience. We are based at The Manor Sport and Recreation Centre in Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield.

If you think you could fulfil this role or would like further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please contact: Nicola Fletcher (Ladies’ 1st team captain)
E-mail:nicolafletcher79.nf@gmail.com
Location: Mansfield
Salary: Please contact for details
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Boots HC – Coaching Opportunities

Boots Hockey Club (based in Nottingham) is looking to appoint a number of coaches into both our men’s and ladies sections. We are one of the fastest growing clubs in the Midlands, now boasting seven men’s and six ladies’ teams, as well as a thriving junior section, and was shortlisted for England Hockey’s Club of the Year 2015 and Team of the Year (Men’s 1st XI) in 2016.

With a head coach in place already for the ladies section, we are looking for an experienced head coach to work with the Men’s 1XI as well as experienced club coaches to work alongside both our head coaches; with responsibility for areas of both the Men’s and Ladies section. Whilst we would prefer a single appointment for the club coaching roles, we will also consider separate applications for either of the two elements of the role.

Men’s 1XI Head Coach

The Men’s 1XI require an experienced coach to work with our ambitious and improving squad. Promoted from East Midlands Premier Division into Midlands Div 2 last season, we are looking for a similarly ambitious coach with experience of coaching at a regional level and with the desire to help drive the team forwards. You should be able to commit to travel with the 1XI on match days and to lead Men’s 1XI – 3XI training (with support from club coaches) on Tuesday evenings as well as providing support to the Men’s 1XI Captain in player selection decisions and ensuring that younger players showing promise are promoted into squads that will best realise that potential.

A level 2 qualification is a minimum requirement for this role, and the club will support successful candidates should they wish to progress to higher qualifications.

Men’s Club Coach

We are also seeking coaching support for our Men’s 2nd – 7th XI sessions on Monday & Tuesday evenings to work alongside the head coach. You will mainly be providing support to the Men’s 1XI Head Coach as well as delivering sessions to the 2nd and 3rd XI (East Midlands Premier and Midlands Division 1) on Tuesday evenings to help drive their respective bids for promotion and organising mixed ability coaching sessions on Monday evenings for 4 XI – 7XI squads. You will also help to promote the progression of promising players through the teams, in particular younger players who are progressing from our junior academy and support the 2XI on Saturday afternoon matches where possible.

Ladies club coach

We are seeking coaching support for our Ladies 4th – 6th XI sessions on Thursday evenings to work alongside the head coaches. You will design and lead dynamic training sessions, supporting on Saturday afternoon matches where possible.

A Level 2 qualification is highly desired for both club coaching roles, and the club will support successful candidates should they wish to progress to higher qualifications.

The successful candidate(s) will be hired on a fixed-term consultancy basis at rates to be negotiated based on qualifications, experience and level of commitment. They will not be employed by the club and should make their own arrangements for tax and National Insurance.

Applications, together with a coaching CV, and any queries should be addressed to either:

Club Captain, Jon Short, jshort.bootshockey@gmail.com Club Secretary,
Katie Keward – Bright, katiekewardbight@live.co.uk

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Umpiring Appointments – Syd Baylis Trophy and Arthur Sandford Cup – Week 5

Waterbase Pitch 1
Sand Dressed Pitch 2
Waterbase Pitch 4
Week 5 Week 5 Umpires Umpire coach
Tuesday Tuesday 2nd August
7:00pm – 8:15pm West Bridgford v Beeston Bees Syd Baylis Trophy T Lawrie  / C Wakefield P Leigh
7:00pm – 8:15pm Derwent v Loughborough Town Syd Baylis Trophy J Wakeland  / J Carter R Kirk / A Bird
8:30pm – 10:00pm Melton v Boots Syd Baylis Trophy J Barnes / A Barnes
Thursday Thursday 4th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Swarm v Nottingham Players Arthur Sandford Cup B Humphries  / S Widdison res J Wakeland
7:00pm – 8:15pm Mansfield v Derby Arthur Sandford Cup B Workman  / A Barnes res. P Walker
8:30pm – 10:00pm North Notts v Nottingham Arthur Sandford Cup R Greasby  / M Gardner * S Widdison assessor*