Hockeyfest @ Clumber Park

The Sport Development Team at Clumber Park have been in post for a couple of months and are busy organising lots of different sporting offers to their visitors. Currently they are planning their summer holiday programme where they will be running informal, fun sport challenges one of which they hope to be hockey.

They’ve recently hosted a very successful tennis event (as part of a national partnership with the LTA). Coaches from local clubs came along to Clumber to promote their clubs and have chats with visitors whilst they made their way round 8 or so tennis challenges e.g. how many times can you bounce a ball, or how many forehands can you hit over the net etc. It was a really good fun event which over 200 people took part in. The LTA used this to promote their Great British Tennis Weekend.

They will be duplicating this format with a number of different sports and would like to have some local clubs along when they run their hockey activities? They would love to have coaches or club volunteers at the event just to mix in with the visitors and promote what their clubs offer (and maybe recruit some new members!).

They hope to run the event around 5-6 times over the 7 week holiday so there will be a range of dates which hopefully one or more might work for people.

If you’d like to get involved, please contact

Lucy Newbury (
National Trust Sport Development Officer
Clumber Park Estate Office, Blyth Road, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AZ
T: 01909 511015

Boots HC Mixed 7s Tournament

When : Sat 22 August
At : Ladybay Ground, West Bridgford, Nottingham
Start : 10am
Cost : £80 per squad of up to ten. ( 3 men 3 ladies and a GK on pitch at any time)

Bar open all day – and other refreshments
Hope to have Eurohockey on big screen in clubhouse too
Team will be expected to provide an umpire

Tournament organiser Lynne Morgan : 0115 965 4745/07801 011 320

Watch out for the invite in your inbox soon!

Hockey for Heroes in the East Midlands

Hockey for Heroes are a Charity organisation raising funds for Help for Heroes. The 2015 challenge consists of one team of 26 players taking on 33 games of Hockey and the 3 Peaks Challenge over 10 days! (From Thursday 21st May – Saturday 30th May 2015).

The team will be in the East Midlands on Sunday 24th May 2015, at Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus). From 12 noon onwards, the games are:

  • 12.00 – Game 10 – West Bridgford HC v H4H
  • 14.00 – Game 11 – Boots HC v H4H
  • 16.00 – Game 12 – Nottingham HC v H4H
  • 18.00 – Game 13 – South Nottingham HC v H4H

Hockey for Heroes hope to raise over £30,000 for the Help for Heroes charity, and we would love to see as many of the Midlands hockey family coming down to show their support as possible. Please encourage your club members to attend.

For all the information, join the Facebook page Hockey for Heroes Tour – Day 4 – , follow the twitter handle @hockey_4_heroes or website

Time to vote for 23rd annual Nottinghamshire Sports Awards

It is time to nominate your local sporting hero! Nottinghamshire County Council and Sport Nottinghamshire are seeking nominations for the 23rd annual Nottinghamshire Sports Awards.

Nominations open today (WedSep24) for the annual awards which seek to recognise achievements at both a grassroots level and in professional sport across the county in recent months. The closing date for nominations is Sunday 30 November.

The awards will be presented during a ceremony on Wednesday 4 February at the Nottingham Conference Centre with more than 400 invited guests expected to attend the event.

Sporting highlights over the last year include the many medals won by various Nottinghamshire athletes at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Nottinghamshire Ladies T20 success at finals day, Nottingham Panthers retaining the Challenge Cup and Ellie Downie’s recent success at the Youth Olympics.

Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are very pleased to once again seek nominations for the annual Nottinghamshire Sports Awards. The nominations provide everyone with a chance to highlight examples of great work and sporting achievement across the county. The awards night is always a great occasion to celebrate our sporting talent and excellence in Nottinghamshire.”

Simon Starr, Director of Sport Nottinghamshire, said: “The Sports Awards are a fantastic opportunity for Nottinghamshire to recognise and acknowledge the wonderful talent and level of commitment we have within the county. Previous awards have demonstrated what a strong sporting pedigree we have from our volunteers, coaches, teams and individuals.”

In total, 14 categories are open for nominations from individuals or clubs. Five categories are dedicated to recognising the talents and achievements of young people.

The full list of categories is: Junior Team, Junior Volunteer, Junior Disabled Sportsperson, Junior Sportsperson, Young Coach, Team, Volunteer, Disabled Sportsperson, Sportsperson, Performance Coach, Community Coach, Club, Sporting School of the Year.

For all these categories the qualifying period is 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014.

The final category is the Roll of Honour which recognises Nottinghamshire residents who have devoted their lives to sport in the County (no time frame is placed on this category).

Last year’s award winners included – Nottingham Panthers (Team of the Year), Ollie Hynd (Disabled Sportsperson of the Year), Collingham Tennis Club (Club of the Year), Elise Christie (Sportsperson) and Ellie Downie (Junior Sportsperson).

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 30 November. For more details and to make a nomination, please visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website:

Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards

This year’s Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards will be taking place on Monday 8 December 2014 at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex.

Nominations for the categories are now open!

You can nominate in two ways…

  1. Fill in a nomination booklet, you should be able to get one through your club
  2. Fill in an online nomination form at

We ask that with every nomination (hard copy or online) that a photo of the nominee(s) is attached so that it can be used for the PowerPoint presentation on the evening. (Please note that the Junior Sportsperson of the Year is now split into two age categories). Deadline for nominations isFriday 14 November.

We hope to receive lots of nominations again this year to celebrate the fantastic sporting performances and dedication occurring in across Mansfield!

Tickets for the event are priced at £5 (adult) and £2.50 (junior).

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Many thanks,

Martin Cook,

Sports Facilitator,

Mansfield District Council

Nottinghamshire HA Chairman’s Team

Please see the below from our Chairman;

To All Men’s clubs Nottinghamshire Hockey Association

Dear All, I have been invited to field a Nottinghamshire HA Chairman’s team to play a warm-up match against the Notts U17 boys JAC squad and would like to have representatives playing from as many Notts men’s clubs as possible. The team can be of any age group but please let me know if you are nominating anyone U18. Feel free to nominate several players if you wish. I do need 16 or even 18! I have Umpires already (surprise).

The match is on Friday 28/2/14 7.00-9.00pm on the SAND DRESSED pitch at Highfields. There will be no cost to the players and some County colours shirts will be available for them to play in.

I appreciate it is the day before most of you will play league hockey however I would welcome nominations from your club on the attached form. I don’t intend to wear your players out!

It will be welcome practice for the boys and a good opportunity for a player from your club (or two) to enjoy some social but hopefully competitive hockey in a different environment.

Please give it strong consideration and fill in and return the form as soon as possible and definitely by 14th February at the latest. If you want to say no then do please let me know that so I don’t start chasing the reply.

Regards & best wishes



This has gone out to all Club Secretaries with Men’s sections.  If you want to play, put your name forwards!

Nominations to Notts HA Chairman team 2014

Nottingham City Council Sports Awards 2013

Nominations are now open for the Nottingham City Sports Awards 2013!

Do you know:-

  • Any athletes that have had outstanding performances over the last 12 months?
  • Any volunteers and coaches that have gone the extra mile?
  • A team that have won a league or tournament this season?

If so you can nominate them and many more for an award on a short form by visiting the following link – Nottingham City Council Sports Awards before Friday 27th September. For a full list of categories please see the link.

If you would like a hard copy of the nomination form please let me know and I’ll be able to put a copy or 2 in the post to you.

Kind Regards,

Jade Gresham

Sport & Leisure Development Officer
Sport & Leisure
Communities Department
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street

Office: 0115 9152710
Mobile: 07908 120 957