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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.  
Winner: Guy Thrower  
Runner-up: Richard Aldridge  
Third Place: John Barker 
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.

BT Sport to show over 700 hours of Live hockey over the next two years
18 Jun 2017
BT Sport will broadcast more than 700 hours of live hockey over the next two years after agreeing a deal to become the home of the UK international game. 
The deal with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) will see BT Sport show the Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final, with England's men competing in London. 
In addition to this the women's 2018 World Cup in London and the men's World Cup in India will be shown on BT Sport channels, with all the best teams across the globe competing. 
Men's Hero Hockey World League Semi-final, 15-25 June 2017, London 
Women's Hockey World League Semi-final, 8-23 July 2017, Johannesburg 
Women's Hockey World League Final, 17-26 Nov 2017, Auckland 
Odisha Men's Hockey World League Final, 1-10 Dec 2017, Bhubaneswar, India 
Women's Hockey World Cup, 21 July - 5 August 2018, London 
Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup, 24 Nov - 16 Dec 2018, Bhubaneswar 
In 2017, competitions run thick and fast for the men, starting with 33 matches at the men's hockey World League Semi-final in London between Thursday, 15 June, and Sunday, 25 June, at England Hockey's Olympic legacy venue, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre where England and Scotland will also be battling for World Cup qualification.  
In July the focus will then turn back to women's international hockey, where there will be a further 33 matches taking place for the World League semi-final taking place from Saturday, 8 July and Sunday, 23 July in Johannesburg. 
Both the women's and the men's World League finals will also be broadcast later in November and December this year from Auckland, New Zealand and Bhubaneswar, India respectively. 
BT Sport's coverage for 2018 will see many of the gold medal winning women's Team GB from the Rio 2016 Olympics look to become World Champions in London in front of a home crowd at the World Cup, starting in July. 
The final planned broadcast of the deal will see the men's Hockey World Cup in November and December 2018, from Bhubaneswar in India. 
"This will help build on the popularity of the sport and give the UK viewers a chance to cheer on the home nations represented at the World Cup and hopefully see more medals won, exclusively live on BT Sport." 
Andy Oram, FIH TV and Broadcast Director said: "BT Sport were first to believe and commit to the Hockey Revolution, long before the success in Rio and we are delighted to continue our relationship and vision with them. Their world-class production of the Hockey Champions Trophies in London last year introduced ground-breaking innovations for our sport and has set some very high standards as we move towards our World Cups in 2018.  
"As host broadcaster for the upcoming international events in London we look forward to working with them to make BT Sport the exclusive 'Home of Hockey' in the UK and Ireland." 
England Hockey Commercial Director Jonathan Cockcroft said, "This is hugely significant news for hockey in this country. BT Sport offers a fantastic platform to showcase our sport, our athletes and our major events on home soil.  
"Their coverage of last year's Hockey Champions Trophy took the presentation of the sport to a new level, and we look forward to working very closely together to showcase our exciting game and its world class athletes."

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

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  

25 May 2017
Hockey for Heroes: #OpStretcher  
Picture and article from England Hockey Website! Spot Doug T carrying the stretcher on one of the training weekends in the picture 
Hannah Jarvis will be playing in the ladies matches on 4th June 
A relation of the Spencers is part of the cycling Leeds contingent 
A squad of 44 from Hockey for Heroes will march 200 miles and play 30 matches across 10 days as they aim to raise £50,000 for Help for Heroes.  
The group will travel on the 26 May from Cardiff to Marlow Hockey Club in Buckinghamshire as part of #OpStretcher, taking it in turns to carry a stretcher containing former Royal Marine Dominic Robert Lovett. 
Dominic's dad is part of the squad of 44 and will be taking part in the march supporting his son who was injured during a military training exercise. 
Great Britain Men's Team Manager, Andy Halliday, will be supporting #OpStretcher by dribbling a hockey ball along the entire route behind the stretcher. 
The route takes the group to various clubs along the M4 including Gloucester, St Albans, Newbury, Chippenham and Amersham to name a few and the public are encouraged to join them on the march and attend the various games. 
England and Great Britain hockey legend Barry Middleton and other international stars will feature at Marlow. 
Leeds Beckett Hockey Club are also doing a bike ride from Leeds to Old Loughtonians HC, playing teams along the route and playing the Hockey for Heroes Team on Saturday 3 June. 
To view the group's online auction for experiences and sporting memorabilia click here 
26th May - Sofia Gardens and Gwent HC 
11.00 Welsh Select 
19.00 Welsh Masters 
20.30 Gwent HC 
27th May - Gloucester City HC, Plock Court pitch 
14.30 Lansdown 
16.00 Cheltenham 
17.30 Gloucester 
28th May - Chippenham HC 
14.30 Stroud 
16.00 Wotton-under-edge 
17.30 Chippenham 
29th May - Royal Wootton Bassett HC, RWB Academy 
13.30 Military Team 
15.00 Wallingford  
16.30 Royal Wootton Bassett 
30th May - Newbury HC 
16.00 Military Team 
18.00 Newbury 
19.30 Newbury 
31st May - Sonning HC 
16.00 Military Team 
18.00 Sonning 
19.30 Bicester 
1st June - Amersham and Chalfont, Amersham and Wycombe College 
16.00 Military Team 
18.00 High Wycombe 
19.30 Amersham and Chalfont 
2nd June - St Albans HC, Oaklands College 
16.00 Military Team 
18.00 Hertford 
19.30 St Albans 
3rd June - Old Loughtonians HC 
12.30 East London 
14.00 Leeds Beckett 
15.30 Old Loughtonians 
4th June - Marlow HC 
10.00 Ladies Game 
11.30 Ladies Game 
13.30 Marlow Men 
15.30 Danny Kerry (Ladies GB Coach) Invitational XI 
17.30 Barbarian's

East Masters Mens Cup 2017 - Sunday 3rd September @ TRF
23 May 2017
With Norwich City Hockey Club (O40 Masters) being winners of the East Masters Mens Cup 2016 we have offered to host the event on behalf of East Hockey on Sunday 3rd September at our own double pitch facility in Taverham.  
The Cup is open to all male players over 40 and we ask clubs to select sides reflecting the full age range of Masters Hockey. The format of the day will be 2 pools playing round- robin in the morning, followed by lunch and then playoffs, semi-finals and final in the early afternoon. The Entry fee of £120.00 per team covers pitch hire and lunch for a squad of maximum 16 players. Clubs are asked to provide umpires for pool matches that they are not involved in, although Norwich City hope to be able to provide additional umpires.  
The Cup is an ideal way to catch up with old friends and adversaries, play a bit of hockey and have a few beers.  
If you know of a club who would like to join us on 3rd September, please ask them to complete the following registration form with your appropriate contact details.  
If you are however a member at Norwich City HC and aged 40 or over (ladies 35 or over) and keen to get involved in playing masters hockey then please feel free to contact Pies or Jenny Brine via masters@norwichcityhc.co.uk to find out more.

Congratulations to Tom Long for being awarded Rising Star at England Hockey Awards 2017
22 May 2017
On Saturday 20th May the England Hockey Awards 2017 were held at the Athena venue in Leicester, with a contingent of supporters travelling up to support Tom Ling in his short listed nomination for the Rising Star award 2017.  
The event was hosted by ex-international goalkeeper Simon Mason, packed with more than 500 players, officials and a number of England men and women hockey players, and with the Norwich City Hockey Club table playing hosts to England Hockey CEO Sally Munday and England hockey player Hannah Martin it was clearly going to be a fun packed evening. 
Congratulations Tom for winning the award in a short listed category of three Rising Stars and it was great to be able to share and receive the recognition of what he does for the club on such a bigger stage with the wider England Hockey community appreciating what such great work he has been doing at Norwich City Hockey Club. 
A massive well done and congratulations to Tom, very much deserving of what you've been doing for the club and please do continue to do the great work for seasons to come :)

England v Netherlands - 11 June - Tickets
20 May 2017
2 Adult and 2 Child tickets available for the England v Netherlands womens match at Lee Valley on Sunday 11 June. £29.50 adult £12.50 child. Available due to Ellyn's Duke of Edinburgh camping weekend being changed!! 
email me if interested. Ian

Photo Gallery Updated
20 May 2017
The photo gallery has been updated with more action shots from the end of last season and also some photos taken at our end of season Dinner Dance at Carrow Road. 
If you have photos you would like to share on our photo gallery then please send them as jpg format to gallery@norwichcityhc.co.uk 
This season we must say a big thank you to all those who have provided photos for our gallery, especially Simon Tasker who has been our official pitch side photographer this season and lots of his photos have been published via the gallery, so thank you to Simon and many others within the club that have provided great action shots from many of our games.

U12 boys in England Hockey national final
9 May 2017
Norwich City Under 12 boys are through to the national finals of the England Hockey In2Hockey Clubs Competition to be held at Nottingham Hockey Centre this Saturday (13 May). 
The team qualified as runners up having come second to Old Loughtonians at the regional finals. 
City came through a tough qualifying group beating Bury St Edmunds 3-1, Harleston Magpies 3-1 and Cambridge City 3-1 but losing a tight game to eventual winners Old Loughtonians 2-1.  
The boys are in Pool A and will play Beeston, Deeside Ramblers, Surbiton and Clifton Robinsons as they battle for a place in the final which will be played in the late afternoon.  
The u12 squad is William Farrow (GK), Archie Ward, Freddie Smith, Cameron Hansell (Capt), Jack Whitlam, Oliver Millett, Toby Pallister, Farren Miller, Krishna Patel, Harry Ford. Missing from picture but in squad is Sam Hyatt.

Annual General Meeting - 21st May 2017
8 May 2017
The club's AGM is to be held on Sunday 21st May 2017. The meeting will be held at the clubhouse and will start at 3pm. Before the AGM there will be a social mixed hockey game at 1.30pm (usual club kit and a white shirt). So come along have a game, join in the meeting and have a beer in your hand - well what else would you do on a Sunday afternoon? 
Please try to be there if you can - it would be great to see lots of people there, as this is your chance to have your say in the running of the club!  
There are a number of vacancies (i.e Ladies Fixtures Secretary, Umpire Liaison Officer (and assistant), Welfare Officer (and assistant) and Social Secretary up for grabs this year and it would be good to see some new faces taking on these roles.  
If you are interested in any of these roles, or becoming more involved in some other way, please get in touch.

NCHC Mens Club XI - Harleston Magpies May Day Cup WINNERS
1 May 2017
On Bank Holiday Monday, a select XI which ranged in ability travelled down to Harleston to take part in the well know May Day tournament which has run for over 30 years, City have won the cup for the last 3 years and was looking for a fourth successful title under the leadership of Tom Ling.  
Things didn't start well for the side as the scraped out a 1-1 draw versus IES in game 1 on grass, Paul Gallop equalising for City following a Stuart Wardle shot which hit the post. Game 2 was also not a success as City lost 4-2 to a clinical Ely City side, Matthew Brine and Stuart Wardle scoring City's consolation goals.  
City knew they had to win both there next two games to stand a chance of finishing in the CUP and they did just that, firstly beating Thetford in a very entertaining 3-2 victory with one goal each from Harry Gill, Ash Bird and Nathan Taylor, this was followed up by a 1-0 win over Harleston Magpies a Harry Gill short corner in the final seconds.  
It was set then City would take on Ely City in the final of the Cup a fixture which has been repeated in the last 3 tournaments. Ely went into the game with confidence after there 4-2 victory earlier on in the day but were frustrated by City's tight defence of Clabon, Ling, Brown, Spencer, Cooke and Hyatt. It was 0-0 until 5 minutes into the 2nd half when Harry 'card' Gill finishing off brilliant Ariel from Sam Clabon. City worked tirelessly and Dave King made some great saves in goal as City held on for a narrow victory and hold on to the cup for a fourth consecutive year.  
Well done to the whole squad off: Tom Ling (capt), Dave King (gk), Alastair Cooke, Harry Brown, Geoff Spencer, Jason Hyatt, Sam Clabon, Paul Gallop, Nathan Taylor, Doug Tomlinson, Stuart Wardle, James Smith, Matthew Brine, Ash Bird, Harry Gill.

NCHC Ladies Club XI - Harleston Magpies May Day tournament Cup finalists
1 May 2017
NCHC were represented by 3 teams at the Harleston Magpies tournament today. One men's team and two ladies teams all three teams reaching the Cup final.  
The ladies Club XI (which consisted of players from almost every team of the club) reached the Cup Finals having finished top in their round robin pool (D 0-0 Harleston Hockey Hunniz, W 3-0 Thetford, D 0-0 Dragons Whites, W 1-0 Loddon, W 1-0 Lowestoft Railway). The Semi-Final was won on penalty flicks against Beccles. It took the Norwich City Club XI into the finals against Norwich City's "City City Bang Bang" team (NCHC L2). 
It was an exciting end to end match, with the Ladies 2's scoring in the final moments of the game, the first goal that the City Club XI had conceded all day! Well played to all the City Ladies who took part, and a well deserved win to our Norwich City Ladies "City City Bang Bang" team. 
Norwich City's Club XI squad: Gemma Sargent, Summer Haylock, Holly Robinson, Fiona Spencer, Emily Spencer, Fongy Chung, Caroline Illing, Milly Hyatt, Grace Kidner, Fran Cooke, Maddie Anthony, Hannah Bush, Kirstin Aitken - managed by Jenny Brine

Congratulations to NCHC Lottery Winners for March - A. Colman, M. Davey and M. Blyth.
30 Apr 2017
Congratulations to our MARCH 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: Maurice Davey 
Third Place: Michael Blyth  
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month and stand the chance of winning any of our monthly and annual prizes, three prizes each draw and a major prize will now be drawn at our Annual Dinner Dance each year. To find out more check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Congratulations to NCHC Lottery Winners for February - A. Sharma, R. Gay and I. Mcfadyen.
30 Apr 2017
Congratulations to our FEBRUARY 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: Anil Sharma 
Runner-up: Robert Gay  
Third Place: Ian Mcfadyen  
You can join the lottery for as little as £1.50 per ticket per month and stand the chance of winning any of our monthly and annual prizes, three prizes each draw and a major prize will now be drawn at our Annual Dinner Dance each year. To find out more check out our website page http://www.norwichcityhc.co.uk/lottery/ or contact lottery@norwichcityhc.co.uk for more details.

Norfolk Win U13 Boys East Region Championship
30 Apr 2017
Last weekend at UEA Sportspark, Norfolk U13 Boys took on teams from Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in the East Region County Championship. Norfolk won all their first five games comfortably and were confirmed as the winners before their final game against Herts, which was a 4-4 thriller. 
Norfolk played brilliantly as a team, playing some beautiful hockey and showing really advanced hockey skills. Norwich City contributed a large part of the squad - congratulations are due to City players Henry Baker, Sam Hyatt, Rocco Iaccarino, Rafe Lochore, Oliver Moore, Toby Pallister, Freddie Paterson and Joseph Roy. Finally, huge thanks to Mary Cheesman for all the hard work she has done coaching the u13s this season - this was a great way to finish!

Norfolk U15 Girls win Regional finals
25 Apr 2017
Norfolk U15 girls travelled to Redbridge for the East County finals with six NCHC girls in the squad of fifteen. Sophie Turner, Emily Spencer, Ellyn Roberts, Rachael Phillips, Sophia Bassett and Amelia Barclay all played major roles in the six matches against the other East Region counties. All six matches were wins for Norfolk with 28 goals being scored and no goals conceded to convincingly win the tournament.

Ali Shearer Runs for Cancer UK!
20 Apr 2017
Our very own Ali Shearer is running the London Marathon for Cancer UK this year, please read his story below and donate via the link for this great cause! 
"don't have a story linking me to Cancer. I'm fortunate to have had very little to do with it across my friends and family. I work with hundreds of children on a daily basis and thankfully again have had very little exposure to it across my eight years of teaching.  
But it's there and I know the day may come in the future and I want to be able to say that I've done my bit to help. Children with Cancer UK are doing amazing work on a daily basis and continue to change lives in ways that most of us will never appreciate.  
The marathon and this challenge are certainly changing me and my life throughout this process and I hope that by the time it's done and can look back and be proud of my achievements, but more importantly my fundraising efforts. 
Please think of me on these cold winter evenings and Sunday mornings and spare whatever you can to help."

Taverham Fashion Show
14 Apr 2017
On April 26th Taverham High school is hosting a Fashion Show which will be held at House of Fraser Norwich, this event will see Taverham High Sixth Form Students organise and model at this event. This looks to be a memorable evening with not just a fashion show but also workshops and special offers on the evening.  
Tickets will be available from the High School at a cost of £5 per person. We look forward to seeing you at the fashion show and hope to increase our fundraising by much more.  
Please contact Arlene Warwick on 01603 860505 or by email A_Warwick@taverhamhigh.norfolk.sch.uk with any queries

Congratulations to Thomas Ling for his nomination as Rising Star for the England Hockey Awards 2017
14 Apr 2017
A big congratulations to Thomas Ling for being shortlisted in the final three for the award of Rising Star at the England Hockey Awards 2017. 
Good luck with the outcome of awards ceremony Lingy.

Register now for club day on Sunday 20th August
9 Apr 2017
Our annual lead up to the new season is always capped off at our Club Day. This year it is on Sunday 20th August at TRF, organised as an inter club mixed festival throughout the day, with the BBQ and bar open and selling food and drink all day. Register your interest in playing via the form on the homepage of our website. All welcome (O13s-O60s) and we mix the standards of players to ensure a fun packed day of enjoyable hockey.

U12 Boys Qualify for National Finals
8 Apr 2017
Congratulations to the U12 boys who today qualified for the National Finals which are to be held at Beeston Hockey Club on Saturday 13th May. They narrowly lost to Old Loughtonians in a nail-biting final but as Runners Up qualified.

1 Apr 2017
Hockey for Heroes Inter Club Charity Match 
Book the Date - Thursday, 27th April 2016, at Taverham, from 6.15pm  
The Hockey for Heroes 2017 challenge is to carry an paralysed ex Royal Marine from Cardiff to Lee Valley Stadium (200 miles) and play 3 hockey matches each day over a 10 day period, starting 26th May 2017. Sam and Simeon Tomlinson who are in the squad will be part of this challenge and aim to raise £2000, see www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simeon-tomlinson 
Hockey for Heroes raise funds for Help for Heroes through playing hockey.  
All proceeds for this event will go towards this charity. 
Please contact Sam or Sue if you would like to be part of one of the teams. 
Congratulations also to Hannah Jarvis who has been selected for the Ladies Hockey for Heroes squad

Norwich City players part of Norfolk Hockey Masters teams in East Regional County Finals
1 Apr 2017
Good luck to some of our members from Norwich City Hockey Club, together with players from other Norfolk clubs, who on Sunday 2nd April will be representing Norfolk Masters in the East Regional County Finals at Lee Valley, having seen all teams successful in their qualifying competitions earlier in March. 
Norfolk Ladies - Masters O40s 
- Jenny Brine, Karren Dagless, Caroline Illing, Debbie Painter, Serena Scott 
Norfolk Men - Masters O40s 
- Matthew Brine, Nick Hooper, Jason Hyatt, Jon Painter, Jim Pallister 
Norfolk Men - Masters O50s 
- John Ingham, Jon Kidner, Geoff Spencer, Ali Wardale 
East Masters Regional County Finals Schedule 
Sunday 2nd April, Lee Valley, London 
10:30 - O40s Ladies (Semi Final) : Norfolk vs Essex 
11:30 - O40s Men (Semi Final) : Norfolk vs Essex 
12:30 - O50s Men (Semi Final) : Norfolk vs Suffolk 
13:30 - O40s Ladies (3/4 Play Offs) 
13:30 - O40s Mens (3/4 Play Offs) 
14:30 - O40s Ladies (Final) 
14:30 - O50s Mens (3/4 Play Offs) 
15:30 - O40s Mens (Final) 
16:30 - O50s Mens (Final)

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