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Norwich City HC 2017/2018 Fantasy League is open and FREE for you to start to create your own team
25 Sep 2017
 
Our very own Norwich City HC fantasy league for the 2017/2018 season has opened and you can now create your very own mixed team from players throughout the club. 
 
Visit the fantasy page on the website via http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/fantasy/ and begin to pick a player from each team across the club, one player maximum from each team (excluding the GK) and start to see how your team compares with others as the season progresses. 
 
Points are awarded to each player based upon games they play in, appearances, the results of those games, the goals they are scoring (more so for defenders and midfielders than forwards), their attendance at training, plus whether they are involved in coaching and umpiring. 
 
It is FREE to take part, pick your team now and make tweaks during September and October, and after that you will be permitted to make one player change per month. Just login to the NCHC and go to http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/fantasy/ and start to have some fun exploring the 100s of players we have playing in our 16 teams across the club.

Membership sign up deadline
19 Sep 2017
 
We are contacting all members as an executive committee to remind you all that everyone must have subscribed to a membership package by the end of this month (30th September 2017). The window will then close and only standard subs (as per previous seasons) will apply.  
 
It is also the deadline to sign up for standard subs, anyone signing up after 30 September 2017 will have to pay an increased subscription fee. Please see the INFORMATION > FEES/SUBS section of the website for exact fee details. 
 
Furthermore we want to note that given the introduction of new packages there will be less cash sums collected each weekend, therefore if you don't have enough cash on a match day to reimburse umpires or travel expenses please contact me (accounts@norwichcityhc.co.uk ) to organise for reimbursement. Ideally the reimbursement will take place to one member of the team, or be used from previous weeks fees collected where viable.  
 
I think it would be useful if each team could allocate a person to be responsible for money collection, and let me know who the individual responsible is as soon as possible, this will make the process a little easier via one method of contact and reimbursement.

Graham Britton
16 Sep 2017
 
Several of you will have heard by now that our Goalkeeper Coach and former Club Coach Graham Britton unfortunately collapsed and suffered a brain haemorrhage whilst in Corfu 3 weeks ago. Graham has been in an induced coma as they waited for him to stabilise sufficiently so that he could be flown home. He is now sufficiently stable to allow that to happen but they are now awaiting a bed at the Norfolk & Norwich to become available. We send our best wishes to Liz, Andrew and Alice who have now returned home ahead of Grahams expected return.

New membership packages are already proving to be very popular amongst members this season
23 Aug 2017
 
With the new 2017 season starting to get under way you may have noticed that following discussions with members at the end last season we've now launched some new packages "in addition" to what we had before in terms of membership options. 
 
Have you ever wanted to pay a fixed fee and not have to pay for training, or bring cash to matches (or for parents not have to send your children to games with their match fees), then the new PLATINUM (ALL INCLUSIVE) package might be the one for you. If you play and train quite regularly throughout the season then you'll probably want to take a look at PLATINUM (ALL INCLUSIVE), many are saying it is much cheaper than the traditional methods from last season. But if you do your own sums from what you paid last season and compare you'll be able to see whether this is also the package for you. 
 
If you train less but play frequently then the DIAMOND package might be a consideration for you, again paying for all your matches in a fixed regular payment approach means you just turn up and play, or for parents you just send the children along and they don't need to stick their match fees in their socks or bottom of their stick bag where it might be lost. 
 
Those that play infrequently or just want to be a member of the club then we have a membership option for you, allowing you to play a limited number of games for a reduced membership rate which might suit those players that want to part of the club but just can't play as often as they would like. 
 
The new packages will suit some of our members but not all, many are just doing the sums and finding it is a very efficient and easy way to pay for their hockey throughout the season, but for many they are also finding it is much cheaper than what they paid across all of last season. 
 
Don't forget that whilst we have some great new membership choice options available to suit such a wide range of members' needs, we still have the traditional options available, so you may elect to stick with exactly what you've already been doing, pay your annual membership and pay each time you play or train, not a problem, but if you visit our membership page (http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/membership) you'll find lots more details of what options you have to choose from or simply click to renew in the same way as you did last year. 
 
If you are not sure or need advice in making a decision then please drop us an email via membership@norwichcityhc.co.uk and we'll let you know more and help you make a decision on what might work for you. If you know which is best and the website explains enough to make a decision then just sign up for direct debit or pay online via credit/debit card via our fully secure website (http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk).

Congratulations to July 2017 Lottery winners: A. Colman, A. Paterson and N. Hales
22 Aug 2017
 
Congratulations to our July 2017 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery, an event we have been running since the club was founded in 1990, raising invaluable funds for the club and more recently being used as part funding towards the relaying of the sand pitch.  
 
Winner: Andrew Colman  
Runner-up: Alistair Paterson  
Third Place: Nick Hales  
 
We have recently revised the prizes on offer so it is now dependent upon the number of entries. That means the more people who join, the bigger the prizes up for grabs. We even do a special live draw at the Annual Dinner Dance with £100 on offer as first prize!  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month or 4 tickets for £5! You can even set up a direct debit via the Lottery page on the Club website - it only takes 2 minutes and is super easy!  
 
Check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ to sign up, or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Club Members participate in European Masters
21 Aug 2017
 
Congratulations to club members Sally Rose, Debs Painter and Jon Painter who have just competed in the European Masters Championships held in Tilburg, Netherlands. 
Sally represented England in the Womens O45's who finished as Runners-up to The Netherlands. 
Debs and Jon Painter represented Wales and both had the honour of captaining the Womens O40's and Mens O45's respectively. The Welsh Womens O40's finished 6th and the Welsh Mens O45's finished 7th.

Over 100 members, family and friends of Norwich City Hockey Club joined us for Club Day 2017
20 Aug 2017
 
It was great to see a good number of members, family and friends turning out at Sunny Taverham on Sunday 20th August to participate and watch our annual mixed inter club hockey festival. Our annual club day helps to celebrate and kick start the new season and brings players and non-players from across many of our 20 teams together to meet and greet and play in some fun spirited, yet sometimes competitive, mixed festival style hockey. Again we had 8 teams participating and it was with great delight that club day organiser Pies was at long last able to crown his own team as winners following a number of years of failed attempts and unsuccessful rigging of the team selections. 
 
Well done to Team Brines / Cookes / Stanghan (and Aaron) on your victory winning the event. 
 
Thank you to everybody who helped with organising during the day, from the team on the BBQ to the helpers behind the bar, the umpiring of the games through to of course all the players and supporters whom turned up. 
 
Also, it was great to welcome Exclusive Hockey and their mobile shop to the club, if you want anything else then don't forget to use your club discount code when visiting their website at https://www.exclusivehockey.co.uk. 
 
Finally, good luck to all of our officials, players and teams as we continue our pre-season preparations and move into playing our friendly fixtures and getting ourselves ready for the league campaign ahead.

Congratulations to JUNE 2017 Lottery winners: M. Davey, P. Ayers and D. Dack
9 Aug 2017
 
Congratulations to our JUNE 2017 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery, an event we have been running since the club was founded in 1990, raising invaluable funds for the club and more recently being used as part funding towards the relaying of the sand pitch.  
 
Winner: Maurice Davey 
Runner-up: Paul Ayers  
Third Place: Derek Dack  
 
We have recently revised the prizes on offer so it is now dependent upon the number of entries. That means the more people who join, the bigger the prizes up for grabs. We even do a special live draw at the Annual Dinner Dance with £100 on offer as first prize!  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month or 4 tickets for £5! You can even set up a direct debit via the Lottery page on the Club website - it only takes 2 minutes and is super easy!  
 
Check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ to sign up, or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Women's World Cup 2018 - Public Ballot
8 Aug 2017
 
Pure hockey gold is coming to London in 2018, showcasing the biggest hockey event in the world, the Hockey Women's World Cup! Get behind England's women; be the difference pitchside with Norwich City Hockey Club! Every voice, every cheer, every fan counts as they go for gold and glory! 
 
Your next opportunity to buy tickets is in the Public Ballot, which opens on 19 August. With limited England tickets available, don't miss your opportunity to watch your national team try to create history! 
 
To receive the latest Public Ballot information link below by 15 August. 
 
https://r1.surveysandforms.com/124fue83-bf2hmmc7?club=Norwich City HC&NGNumber=205661  
 
or alternatively go to the England Hockey website and follow the links to register! 
 
To cater for public demand, the Public Ballot will run from the 19 August - 6 September. You'll be able to select multiple tickets for different sessions 
Tickets will be assigned at random to those that have applied and NOT on a first come first serve basis. If you are successful, your payment will automatically be taken.

Have you registered for Club Day on Sunday 20th August?
8 Aug 2017
 
Our Club Day is as always open to all members, families, friends and those just wanting to come along and enjoy the day. It is being run on Sunday 20th August at Taverham starting from 10am, and will as always be a mixed ability hockey festival, inviting all players of all abilities from our vets through to our developments (O13s) and from beginners right through to our first team players.  
 
It will be a 10am meet and please bring a coloured/yellow and white shirt to wear during the day.  
 
Teams are arranged through the website registration process so let us know that you intend to come along, our aim is to create balanced teams so nobody needs to feel like they aren't capable of playing in what is already a fun hockey event.  
 
We will have the usual food on the BBQ and the bar will be open all day for drinks and snack.

Getting ready for the 2017/2018 hockey season...
3 Aug 2017
 
The website has now been reset for the 2017/2018 hockey season so everybody should now be able to login for the new season and firstly make sure that their details are all up to date and accurate.  
 
FIXTURES will be finalised through August and these will be published on the website once they are completed. 
 
Captains are also now starting to plan and organise their squads for this season so it would be really appreciated if players could log on and update their AVAILABILITY for at least the first few months (including September and October), it doesn't take long to do and would really help our captains with their pre-season planning duties! 
 
Our MEMBERSHIP payment services are also now open and you'll have hopefully heard about our additional packages for this season, including the excellent value "all you can play hockey" option which can be paid using direct debit and spread over a number of months. 
 
TRAINING is now under way and we are continuing to run GK sessions on Mondays, mens and boys sessions on Tuesdays and ladies and girls sessions on Wednesdays, with Thursdays now being used to run a number of additional sessions. You can find more about what sessions taken place when by looking at our training page. 
 
The website should hopefully provide all information you require but please do get in touch if you have any question (enquiries@norwichcityhc.co.uk).

Pre-season Coaching commences w/c 31 July
30 Jul 2017
 
With the new season only 5 weeks away formal coaching sessions for the new season commence this week. 
 
Goalkeeper coaching sessions commence Monday 31 July, followed by another session on 7 August and then every other week thereafter. 6.30pm - 8pm session will be for the Mens and Ladies 4th - 7th team GK's and the 8pm - 9.30pm sessions for Mens and Ladies 1st - 3rd team GK's.  
 
Outfield players are required at these sessions to provide the goalkeepers with practise so any player wishing to improve their goalscoring ability is very welcome to attend. 
 
Development Squads coaching during August will be combined for Girls and Boys and will take place on Tuesdays 6.30pm - 8pm. In September we will revert to separate sessions with the Boys on Tuesdays 6.30pm - 8pm and the Girls on Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8pm. 
 
Mens sessions will again take place on Tuesdays. There are some changes to the structure of the sessions which are as follows: 
8pm - 9.30pm Mens 3/4/5/6/7 which may split into two smaller groups based on numbers 
8pm -9.30pm Mens 2's and invited players 
8pm - 10pm Mens 1's 
 
Ladies sessions will again take place on Wednesdays. There are some changes to the structure of sessions which are as follows: 
6.30pm - 8pm Ladies 7's/Back To Hockey 
6.30pm - 8pm Ladies 5's/6's 
8pm - 9.30pm Ladies 3's/4's 
8pm - 10pm Ladies 1's and Ladies 2's 
 
During August there will be a number of matches organised midweek and weekends so that players can be assessed by coaches and captains to help determine the squad that will be most appropriate for the start of the league season. 
 
If you are unsure which session to attend please contact either of the Club Captains (Sue Tomlinson and Pies) or Head Coach (Ali).

NCHC Membership packages have launched... grab them while you can!
23 Jul 2017
 
At the request of many members over previous years we have pleasure to announce the launch of the Club's new membership packages including the option to pay by direct debit. The window for opting into these packages closes on 23 September 2017. 
 
We are encouraging as many members to sign up to direct debit packages this year because it saves both you and the club time, which could be better spent playing hockey or socialising! Furthermore it will prevent the need to bring along cash to matches and be chased for any outstanding debts which, as you know, have given rise to a few selection issues. 
 
The membership packages, and full details, can be found on the website.  
Once logged in please navigate to the Information tab, Fees/Subscriptions page, and scroll down to Packages.  
 
WE NOTE IMPORTANTLY that training and match fees will only be covered by your package that you select, from the day in which your direct debit has been successfully set up/confirmed (you will get an email notifying you of this). You will pay separately for all sessions that you attend prior this date. 
 
As an overview the packages are as follows: 
 
> PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP - includes annual subs, matches & training fees - £270 (adult), £180 (student/concession), £150 junior. ALL PAYABLE UPFRONT OR VIA 6 MONTH DD  
 
[Note: All training fees, as soon as you have signed up, will be included in this package price even if your team holds more than one session per week] 
 
> DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP - includes annual subs & matches, NO training fees - £210 (adult), £150 (student/concession), £120 junior. ALL PAYABLE UPFRONT OR VIA 6 MONTH DD 
 
> STANDARD MEMBERSHIP - includes annual subs only - £80 (adult), £55 (student/concession), £50 junior. ALL PAYABLE UPFRONT OR VIA 4 MONTH DD 
 
> PAY & PLAY - all matches and training should be paid for based on you attending, the fees include a membership element for each time you attend to ensure you are still a member of the club.  
 
Committee members will be available all day in the Clubhouse on Club Day (20th August) with a laptop set up. This will help us to answer any questions and queries you may have, and/or help to guide you through the selection of your membership online.  
 
If you have any queries whatsoever please contact Guy (membership@norwichcityhc.co.uk) or Maria (accounts@norwichcityhc.co.uk). 
 
USEFUL FAQ's (under continual expansion as questions arise from members…) 
 
1. Does the Platinum and Diamond membership include all games or only league games? 
 
The match fees included in these packages do not include training matches nor competition matches played primarily on Sundays, they include only formally organised mens and ladies friendlies and league matches during the current season. 
 
2. If the package I choose does not included matches or training how do I pay for these? 
 
This will be the same as previous seasons, in that you will be expected to bring cash to each match/training session or pay for these directly online. 
 
3. Who is Go Cardless and how are they involved? 
 
NCHC is introducing the use of GoCardless, an online Direct Debit solution that's simple to setup, manage and use. GoCardless has been selected given it charges the club less to process each individual transaction than the previously used paypal. Go Cardless is therefore our direct debit payment provider. All T&C s and the Direct Debit Guarantee is available on their site https://gocardless.com/legal. It will be your responsibility to ensure sufficient funds exist in your account on the date of the scheduled direct debit. 
 
4. What day will my direct debt payment take place? 
 
Your first DD payment will take place on the last day of the month in which you sign up and the mandate is approved & accepted by your bank. You will receive an email notification from 'help@GoCarless.com" once your direct debit has been set up and it will inform you of the monthly payment amount, the date the payment will be taken each month and the end date of the direct debit. It will further confirm the membership option you have selected on the website. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk/spam folder. If you have any queries please contact membership@norwichcityhc.co.uk or accounts@norwichcityhc.co.uk 
 
5. How long does it take for the DD payment to be set up? 
 
Please allow approximately 5 working days before your direct debit mandate is authorised, prior to your direct debit being approved and set up, you will need to continue to pay the standard rates for match fees and training until this time. Once all has been set up we can reimburse any overpayments made.  
 
6. What training sessions will be included in the Platinum membership? 
 
All training sessions that you attend as a club member will be included, even if you are a one/twos team player and have two sessions a week these will all be included. 
 
7. When will my training/match fees be covered from? 
 
As soon as your direct debit has been successfully set up/confirmed then all future sessions that you attend (dependant on your package choice) will be covered from that date onwards. For example if you signed up now and the direct debt was confirmed by tomorrow then all sessions would be covered from tomorrow onwards. 
 
8. How will the payment appear on my bank statement? 
 
Payments will appear on your bank statement as "GoCardless, ref: NCHC - " followed by a unique reference number.  
 
9. If I choose to leave the club, take a break from Hockey or if I change my bank account, can I cancel my Direct Debit? 
 
This may be possible, but do not just cancel from your bank, please first contact membership@norwichcityhc.co.uk and accounts@norwichcityhc.co.uk if this is the case. We will be monitoring if direct debits fail so will be in contact if any sort of instance takes place for you without prior notification.

Our website has now been upgraded to a secure website using SSL and HTTPS
5 Jul 2017
 
We are always continuing to ensure that the data we hold and process on behalf of the club and our members is managed in an extremely secure and safe, and to further protect your data we've now added additional website security using SSL and HTTPS. 
 
This means we are encrypting the data you provide to us, which means your experience and your information is handled online in a more secure and safe manner. 
 
You should not notice any difference whilst visiting our site, but if you experience any problems then please get in touch with us via admin@norwichcityhc.co.uk

Congratulations to some of our Norwich City HC members for making the England Hockey Mixed Squads
3 Jul 2017
 
After an extensive selection process during June and July it is great news that a number of our Norwich City HC members have been selected for the England Mixed Squads and will be representing England in the forthcoming tournaments in August. 
 
Well done to Alastair Cooke, Thomas Cooke and Felicity Williams for making the England Mixed Senior Squad and Louis Preston for making the England Senior Lions Mixed Squad. 
 
Good luck in the matches to come.

Congratulations to April and May Club Lottery Winners
29 Jun 2017
 
Congratulations to our APRIL and MAY 2017 winners of the NCHC Club and Ground Lottery, an event we have been running since the club was founded in 1990, raising invaluable funds for the club and more recently being used as part funding towards the relaying of the sand pitch.  
 
APRIL: 
Winner: Guy Thrower  
Runner-up: Richard Aldridge  
Third Place: John Barker 
 
MAY: 
Winner: Derek Dack  
Runner-up: Peter Wright  
Third Place: John Ingham 
 
We have recently revised the prizes on offer so it is now dependent upon the number of entries. That means the more people who join, the bigger the prizes up for grabs. We even do a special live draw at the Annual Dinner Dance with £100 on offer as first prize!  
 
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month or 4 tickets for £5! You can even set up a direct debit via the Lottery page on the Club website - it only takes 2 minutes and is super easy! 
 
Check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ to sign up, or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Pre-Season Dates for Diaries
27 Jun 2017
 
Below are some pre-season dates for your diaries: 
 
2 July 2017 - Open Invitation Hockey Afternoon @ TRF (2pm) 
3 Jul 2017 - Monday Fitness sessions run every Monday throughout July 
1 Aug 2017 - Tuesdays Mens Training sessions every Tuesday commencing in August 
2 Aug 2017 - Wednesdays Ladies Training sessions every Wednesday commencing in August 
20 Aug 2017 - Club Day is open to players of all standards, come along and join in... 
 
If you want to find out any more details then you can get in touch by emailing us at enquiries@norwichcityhc.co.uk

OPEN INVITATION Hockey Afternoon @ TRF on Sunday 2nd July (2pm)
20 Jun 2017
 
We are running an OPEN INVITATION hockey afternoon for members, guests and new members just wanting to come along and join in, on Sunday 2nd July at TRF.  
Open to men and women, aged 14+, of all standards. 
 
Just turn up for 2pm and we'll organise appropriate teams, please bring a yellow/coloured shirt as well as a white shirt please.  
 
If you can't make this event then we plan to run more of them over the pre-season anyhow, so keep an eye out on social media and our website.

Annual Golf Day 2017 - Friday 14th July @ Barnham Broom
8 Jun 2017
 
Don't forget that this years Annual Golf Day has been booked at Barnham Broom again, on Friday 14th July. The event is open to all members, family and friends and it takes the format of two rounds of golf (one being a pairs/team competition and the other an individual competition), there is bacon roll/coffee/tea on arrival, lunch and an evening meal. The price is £60 per player and numbers are strictly limited unfortunately due to restrictions on tee times. If you haven't already then we still have a few places left, just book online now via our website at http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/golfday

HOCKEY FOR HEROES UPDATE
3 Jun 2017
 
4th June 2017 - Come and join in the Final Big Day for Hockey For Heroes 2017 Challenge to be held at Marlow Hockey Club, to include 5 hockey matches and fun day, 10.30 start 
International players to feature!  
Squad fundraising is so far at £48k and rising 
Please continue to support  
Hockey for Heroes: #OpStretcher  
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simeon-tomlinson  
MANY THANKS FOR ALL DONATIONS AND SUPPORT


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