NHA 2017 AGM Calling Notice

Notice is hereby given of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Nottinghamshire Hockey Association

As decided at the 2016 AGM;

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:00pm for 7:15pm
AT: Nottingham Hockey Centre (Upstairs Conference room)

Clubs are expected to send TWO voting members to this meeting.

The Agenda, Minutes of the previous AGM, officers reports and any other relevant papers will be placed in this post on the NHA website before the meeting.

Would clubs please forward any nomination for Executive posts (along with proposer and seconder details) to be received by the Secretary no later than 5pm on 13th April 2017.

Please note: We currently require a representative to East Midlands Hockey Umpiring Association (EMHUA) and, ideally, as John Straw takes up a position as Midlands President, a representative to Midlands Council.

Also Note: Whilst Andy Barnes is currently happy to carry on as Chairman, we ideally need to start some succession planning, so anyone who may be interested in the role of Chairman, please let me know,

Please also forward any nominations for Honorary Life Membership of the Association by 15th April 2017, along with a brief explanation as to why you have nominated them.


Gareth Parr

(Links will become active as reports become available)

Please endeavour to print your own copies of reports – only a very limited number will be available on the night.


AGM 2016-Minutes


AGM 2017-Club Details




AGM 2017-NHDGReport



AGM-2017-Life Member Nomination

County Championships 2017

At the end of last season Nottinghamshire retained Division B status in England Hockey’s County Championships.  Coach Amo Soar returns for another year alongside his assistant James Hewitt.

The preliminary tournament will be held on 6th-7th May 2017 at our home venue of The Nottingham Hockey Centre.

Please can you pass this information on to all male players within your club and emphasise to those players likely to come along that, at the very least, the first two training sessions and selection are fully open to all, AND FREE.

This is a great opportunity to train alongside some different people to usual, maybe learn some new skills and challenge yourself.

With Notts clubs fairing well this season we are hoping to represent as diverse a spread of the County teams as possible.

The training/selection session dates for your diary are…..

Wednesday 12th April 7:30-9pm – Training & Trials OPEN TO ALL
Wednesday 19th April 7:30-9pm – Training & Trials OPEN TO ALL
Wednesday 26th April 8:00-10pm – Warm-up match vs Lincolnshire – Start 8:15pm
Wednesday 3rd May 7:30-9pm – TBC
(The TBC will likely be a final squad training session – attendees will be informed)

All training is at The Nottingham Hockey Centre on the SAND DRESSED pitch (This is due to the County Championships being played on the sand).

Please arrive at 7:00pm to all of the sessions so we can maximise the pitch time.

As mentioned earlier, the preliminary tournament for entry into Finals day will be held at The Nottingham Hockey Centre  on 6th – 7th May 2017.

If we finish in the top 2 of the group we will qualify for the Semi-Final / Final on Saturday 20th May at the Nottingham Hockey Centre – so a great opportunity with home advantage potentially throughout!

To qualify to play for Nottinghamshire you must meet one of the following criteria;

Play for a Nottinghamshire affiliated club
Have played for Nottinghamshire previously and not played for another county since
Live in Nottinghamshire
Attend a School or University affiliated to Nottinghamshire
Have been born in Nottinghamshire
Criteria will be applied in the above order of preference.

All selected players will receive a NHA training shirt – Anyone can order additional kit from our on-line shop.

NHA shop

Please feel free to invite others along to the training sessions if they meet the above criteria.

Can we also ask that players e-mail so we have rough idea on our many players are coming.

All attending players should also fill out and print the attached Player Details Form and bring it with them when they attend. No player will be able to participate in the final squad without one!

Player Details Form

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.

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 (
Centre Manager
Bingham Leisure Centre

Tel: 01949 838628

New Surface
New Fencing
New Floodlights

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.


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

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.

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

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

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