Alton Hockey Club News pages




20 Apr 2016 : End of Season Award Winners

Alton Hockey Club ended the season on a high with their Dinner and Awards evening held at The Swan Hotel on Saturday 16th April. Over 80 members of all senior teams squeezed into the venue to enjoy dinner, speeches and presentation of team and club awards. Club Chairman Dave Harvey introduced the evening and gave his speech on the success of the club over the 15/16 season from the expansion of the junior section to over 150 members training on Saturday mornings and participating in matches and festivals across the county, to the success of the Ladies 2nd XI in their first season competing in the league to the Mens participation at all levels across the Hampshire league. The evening was also an opportunity to officially welcome new Club President and club founder member John Smith back to the Alton hockey family.
 
Each team Captain gave a speech and presented individual team members with Most Improved Player, Players' Player and Captain's Player awards. The official section of the evening culminated in the presentation of Club awards, voted for by the Club committee. Winners were:
 
Golden stick - James Goulding-Stewart with 21 goals scored in the season
John Young Goalkeeper of the Season - Niall Fife with 8 clean sheets
Dennis Martin Young Player - Jonny Dane
Team of the Season - Mens 2nd XI
Fred Patel: Contribution to the Club - Matt Steven
Robin Glanfield Spirit of Hockey Award - Lawrence Jones
Personality Award - Vicky Small



 photo l-r: Matt Steven, Niall Fife, Jonny Dane, Simon Millard and Andrew Stratford (Mens 2s Captains) James Goulding-Stewart, Lawrence Jones


18 Apr 2016 : U14 boys finish season on a high

Congratulations to the U14 boys, finishing off a great season with a well-deserved 2-1 win against Yateley. Well done to all the boys for their hard work over the season, and thank you to all the coaches, helpers and parents for giving up their time.


16 Apr 2016 : Junior Holiday Camps
Junior Holiday Camps

The next AHC Junior Holiday Camp will take place at Half Term, 1-3 June at Amery Hill School, 10:00-3:00 each day with a lunch break. Cost is £25 per day or £65 for three.

Places can be booked by filling in this form

HURRY - places are limited!!


21 Mar 2016 : Coaches wanted

Alton Hockey Club are looking for new coaches for all sections of the Club across juniors and seniors. For more details, please see the coaching specification document Coaching specification 2016.docx

For more information or for questions from interested parties, please contact altonhockeyclub@gmail.com

 


19 Mar 2016 : Junior Parents, Coaches and Helpers - End of Season Party
Junior Parents, Coaches and Helpers - End of Season Party

Dear parents, helpers and Coaches - come and celebrate the end of the 2015/16 Junior Season.

Date: 7th May

Time: 7.30pm until late

Where: Worldham Golf Club

Cost: £20 each

Please purchase tickets from Sig Watkins - sig@fitpr.co.uk


14 Mar 2016 : U10 girls - Hampshire Champions!
Yesterday, the Alton Hockey Club U10 girls became Hampshire Champions after winning the in2hockey cup held at Haslemere HC. This is a particularly impressive achievement for such a small club as they were competing against all the giants of Hampshire hockey such as Winchester, Fareham, Southampton and Haslemere and is testament to the quality coaching they receive from a group of dedicated volunteer coaches on Saturday mornings.
 
The girls scored 19 goals and conceded just two throughout the whole competition. Congratulations to Emily, Grace, Charlotte, Madeline, Eleanor, Monica, Lara and Tabitha who played their hearts out who are pictured here with Becky Chester and Anna Woodfine who managed them on the day, and Caroline Orange the lead coach for the U10 age group.
 
The U10 girls now go forward to the Southern Regional championships in May.
 


08 Feb 2016 : Fundraising launch and defibrillator
Alton Hockey Club has launched a campaign for a £50K fundraising project to allow the club to help build a new all weather hockey pitch, at Eggar's School, so that the club can continue to provide training for it's hugely expanding junior section as well as provide pitches for adult team matches.
 
The limitations of Amery Hill pitch on usage at the weekend and the lack of floodlights means that the juniors have extremely limited training space on Saturday and sometimes have to forego training altogether so that the adult teams can play league matches, a requirement they have to fulfil to remain in the league and further the club's already impressive progress at adult team level.
 
We are working closely with Eggarls to secure a Sport England bid for a grant to build a new pitch with floodlights and after the decision made at the EGM have committed to raising £50K towards the project over the coming months.
 

Also, recently Humbly Grove Energy, a local company, have kindly donated the funds to AHC to purchase a defibrillator which has been given to Amery Hill School to maintain and look after. The equipment was installed recently on the outside of the changing facilities for school, sport and community use. 

Anyone keen to help with fundraising activities or who would like to donate money to the cause should visit www.pushforaptich.co.uk or speak to your Captain.

 

AHC Juniors - February 2016 from Matthew Steven on Vimeo.


30 Nov 2015 : Notes from EGM
An EGM was held on Friday 27th November 2015 to discuss the proposal for the Club to raise funds for a new pitch at Eggar's School. Notes from the meeting and the decision made are available on the 'Documents' section of the website or here Notes from EGM held on 27/11/15

27 Sep 2014 : Availability and Selection for Matches

Availability &Selection

We require all player’s availability for the coming weeks and we need to know by Sunday latest before the next game to help us select the strongest teams; please follow these instructions if you are not familiar with our website.

Log-in to the AHC Website.

If you DO NOT have a Log-on and password, go to drown-down menu ‘CONTACT’ and request a Log-on from one of the names available, appropriate for you.

Once logged on, go to drop-down menu ‘AVAILABILITY’ and select the date and click your status; please add any relevant notes (i.e. home only, a.m. game only, lift required etc.) and we will try and get you a game. Feel free to input a few weeks in advance.

Selection will take place Monday/Tuesday and get posted by Wednesday latest; you will get a selection email or text, please follow instructions and confirm.

Simples !