Peter Cranswick

Peter Cranswick

Peter Cranswick – Pictured in 2008 (Photo Credit Lynne Morgan)

It is with great sadness that NHA announces the loss of County and Men’s league stalwart Peter Cranswick.
He had been suffering from a form of leukaemia for the past eight years.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Below are several comments lifted from our Facebook page;

A hockey legend within Nottinghamshire. Had many Sunday night chats with Peter regarding Saturday’s matches. A great ambassador for hockey. Love and thoughts to the family at this sad time from all of us at Mansfield Hockey Club.
Matt Seals

I spent many a Sunday morning explaining how well Boots 1st XI had lost. A real gentleman and great enthusiast for the game. People like Peter made hockey great in Notts. Will be sadly missed and sincere condolences to his Family.
Peter Farmer

Very sad news!! Sincere condolences to Peter’s family from Sikh Union (Nottm) Hockey Club
Pritpal Dhanjal

Sad news; a great man who did so much for hockey in Notts & the Midlands – he’ll be sorely missed.
Keith Kirkpatrik

Peter was a true gentleman with a real passion for the sport, my condolences to his family during this sad time.
James Hewitt

Peter was a fantastic person, so many hours spent on a Sunday morning discussing the previous days results as he gathered information for his evening post report. He will be greatly missed. Condolences from All at North Notts Hockey Club.
Jason Faulkner

North Notts HC and Sikh Union (Coventry) pay a moment of respect

Really sad news. Peter will always be remembered as a true legend of Notts hockey. Many weekends we put the world to rights discussing things in and around hockey …. then I would give him my Evening Post match report back in the day….. thoughts are with his family
Kris Elston

As the last Notts President working with Peter and current chairman I was so pleased that a moment of remembrance was held with West Bridgford and Boots at the weekend. I called Peter Mr Nottinghamshire. All my love to Kate; a sad loss of a hockey legend and a good friend.
Andrew Barnes

West Bridgford HC and Boots HC pay their respects with a minutes silence

Peter cared very deeply about the clubs he was involved in and the leagues he oversaw, always had an opinion on future fixtures and loved to reminisce about past results too. Even rang up about seeing hockey players in the list of Robin Hood runners. Big loss to the Nottingham hockey family.
James Cameron-Williams

Many more tributes can be found at www.facebook.com/nottshockey 

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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.

Regards

Gareth Parr
Hon.Secretary

(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-2017-Agenda

AGM 2016-Minutes

AGM-2017-Officers-List

AGM 2017-Club Details

AGM-2017-Secretarys-Mens-Comps-Report

AGM-2017-Treasurers-Report

AGM-2017-NWHL-Report

AGM 2017-NHDGReport

AGM-2017-Umpiring

AGM-2017-Discipline-Report

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.

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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 gareth@nottshockey.org.uk 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 (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 Floodlights

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

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*

Umpiring Appointments – Syd Baylis Trophy and Arthur Sandford Cup – Week 4

Waterbase Pitch 1
Sand Dressed Pitch 2
Waterbase Pitch 4
  Week 4   Week 4 Umpires Umpire coach
Tuesday Tuesday 26th July
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Bees v Loughborough Town Syd Baylis Trophy K Ronson / C Griffiths
7:00pm – 8:15pm Boots v West Bridgford Syd Baylis Trophy R Greasby  / C Wakefield
8:30pm – 10:00pm Melton v Derwent Syd Baylis Trophy J Barnes  / M Gamlyn
Thursday Thursday 28th July
7:00pm – 8:15pm Mansfield v Burton Arthur Sandford Cup W Humphries  / J Wakeland A Bird
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Swarm v Nottingham Arthur Sandford Cup J Carter / M Gamlyn
8:30pm – 10:00pm North Notts v Derby Arthur Sandford Cup own umpires

Umpiring Appointments – Syd Baylis Trophy and Arthur Sandford Cup – Week 3

Waterbase Pitch 1
Sand Dressed Pitch 2
Waterbase Pitch 4
Week 3 Umpires Umpire coach
Tuesday Tuesday 19th July
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Bees v Boots Friendly Fixture S Hall    L Ball P Leigh
7:00pm – 8:15pm Melton v Loughborough Town Friendly Fixture P Walker   S Widdison
8:30pm – 10:00pm Derwent v West Bridgford Friendly Fixture S Wilson  J Barnes S Widdison
Thursday  Thursday 21st July
7:00pm – 8:15pm Nottingham v Nottingham Players Arthur Sandford Cup J Carter     P Walker
7:00pm – 8:15pm Burton v North Notts Arthur Sandford Cup C Griffiths  J Wakeland
8:30pm – 10:00pm Derby v Beeston Swarm Arthur Sandford Cup Stephen Davidson*  A Shaw A Bird *(L1 assessor)