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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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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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 (Lucy.Newbury@nationaltrust.org.uk)
National Trust Sport Development Officer
Clumber Park Estate Office, Blyth Road, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AZ
T: 01909 511015
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Recruiting : Senior Men’s County Squad Manager

Following on from the appointment of Amo Soar and Phillip Rhodes as the coaching team, Nottinghamshire Hockey Association are inviting applications for the post of;

Senior Men’s County Manager

This is an ideal opportunity to assist in the county squads tournament organisation and administration.

Initially, the role will include informing potential players of trials and coaching sessions and inviting potentially suitable players along.

Then, as well as liaising with Tournament Directors and Tournament Officials you will also be required to attend tournament meetings, pass on relevant rules and regulations info to coach and players, assist in pitch side paperwork and ensure (as far as practical) player eligibility.

Depending on experience, the manager may also have some input into the squad selection process.

Please respond, to the Nottinghamshire Hockey Association secretary, Gareth Parr via email – gareth@nottshockey.org.uk by 27th March 2015.

Interviews, if necessary, will take place in early April 2015.

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Nottinghamshire Hockey Association – Recruiting Senior Men’s Manager and Coach

Nottinghamshire Hockey Association are inviting expressions of interest in the posts of;

Senior Men’s County Manager

This is an ideal opportunity to assist in the county squads tournament organisation and administration.

Initially, the role will include informing potential players of trials and coaching sessions and inviting potentially suitable players along.

Then, as well as liaising with Tournament Directors and Tournament Officials you will also be required to attend tournament meetings, pass on relevant rules and regulations info to coach and players, assist in pitch side paperwork and ensure (as far as practical) player eligibility.

Depending on experience, the manager may also have some input into the squad selection process.

Senior Men’s County Coach

Any prospective coach should be at least EH Level 2 qualified.

This is an ideal opportunity to raise your profile within the national hockey community and increase your experience in a higher tiered competition.

As well as coaching the squad through he County Championships competition, any prospective candidate will also be expected to deliver a number of trials and final squad coaching sessions.

They will be expected to have input into the structure of trials and squad coaching as well as providing input into the final squad selection along with the captain and other senior players.

Limited financial support can be provided on agreement.
Please respond, stating which position you are interested in, to the Nottinghamshire Hockey Association secretary, Gareth Parr via email – gareth@nottshockey.org.uk by 31st December 2014 with a brief copy of your hockey/coaching CV.

Interviews, if necessary, will take place during January 2015.

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Developing a Marketing Strategy

Please see below details of a beneficial Club Leaders workshop on Developing a Marketing Strategy.

The workshop is aimed to help clubs market themselves appropriately to ensure they have the resources they need to be sustainable and successful in the long term.

The seminar covers:

  • What a marketing strategy is and why it’s useful to plan
  • Marketing strategy and using a simple framework
  • Creating your clubs vision and setting objectives
  • Setting your marketing strategy and action
  • Evaluating marketing activities and measuring outcomes

Details:

Date: Tuesday 22 July 2014

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Vision West Notts College, Sports Centre, Derby Road, NG18 5BH

The course is FREE but we do require clubs to book onto this – http://www.coachingnottinghamshire.co.uk/

Maximum of 2 members per club.

Any questions, please contact Sarah Williams, Club Development Officer (sarah.williams@nottscc.gov.uk)

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Club/Coach Education Workshops: Jan-Apr 2014‏

The Club and Coach Education workshops for Nottinghamshire (January – April 2014) are now available to view and book on to.

You can book on via the coaching website http://www.coachingnottinghamshire.co.uk where you will just need to quickly register for free (or login if already registered!) and then book and pay onto a workshop of your choice.

Most workshops are £20 however a couple of the new courses are just £10 so please check when booking.

Please pass this information on to your club committees, coaches and volunteers. It is important to have many members of clubs having the knowledge and experience of some key areas such as Safeguarding and First Aid.

Volunteer Co-ordinator Workshop

Monday 18 November 2013

Nottingham Trent University. Erasmus Darwin Building 274 Clifton Campus Clifton Lane Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Places are booked through event bright on the link below.

To support those recruiting and managing volunteers.

Recruitment

  • Including Safe Recruitment practices
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers with disabilities
  • Recruiting for one off opportunities/ Longer term
  • Responsibilities as a volunteer co-ordinator

What to do if……….
Training
Support
Reward and Recognition
Forward planning
Health and Safety

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