Alton Hockey Club News pages

03 Apr 2014 : Ladies Summer League
Details have now arrived for the Ladies Summer League. Games are all on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in Southampton, starting on May 7th. All are welcome, so if you'd like to come along and join in and have fun, get in touch with Vicky for more details.

27 Mar 2014 : Robin Glanfield Award

Alton Hockey Clubs’ founding member and former president sadly died last year after a long period of illness and is missed by all of us; as many people know, Robin has been Chairman, President and team captain for Alton since the club was formed in 1978. Robin was also a former HHUA President and an active HHA member and undertook many other roles in and around hockey, too numerous to mention here. Alton Hockey Club is introducing a new award in Robin’s name to be presented at the club’s annual Dinner Dance (due to be held on 5th April 2014).

The award will be in the form of a perpetual shield and named the Robin Glanfield ‘Spirit of Hockey’ Award. The purpose of the award is to recognise a club member who, aside from taking part as a player or in a coaching role, gives their time willingly behind the scenes for the betterment of hockey. Alton Hockey Club are currently enjoying a boom time, thanks partly to the London Olympics legacy, but mostly to all the efforts by the numerous club volunteers who love Hockey as a sport, and understand the meaning of the ‘Spirit of Hockey’.

Congratulations to three of our junior members who have made it into the county squad this season! I know how hard you guys have not only always worked to improve, but also to complete what is a fairly strenuous program to gain selection. Well done to Felix 'Flix' Morrison (2nd year running) , Brogan 'Broginator' Fife and Luke 'Buttley' Bottomley. Special mention to Luke for also getting his level 1 coaching course under his belt. Well done guys!!!!

14 Mar 2014 : AGM and Race Night
This year's AGM will be held on Friday 16th May at 7:30pm at the Rugby Club. This will be a short meeting and will be followed by a social event, Race Night!

As a club we are expanding which means that there is an increasing amount of work for a small number of people, so we need more volunteers. Please think about what skills and knowledge you have to offer the club and let the committee know what you are prepared to do next year to help out.

If you have any agenda items, please let your Captain know as soon as possible.

Please put this date in your diary now as there will be a social after the AGM has finished.

20 Jan 2014 : Kit available to buy online

The new kit is now available to buy direct from the Stitch-a-logo website.

03 Dec 2013 : Rule Change

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have confirmed that the Mandatory Experimental Own Goal Rule will no longer be within the Rules of Hockey with effect from 1 September 2014.

The Own Goal Rule will remain in place until then. However from 1 February 2014 it will not apply in international hockey. Also, national assocations may continue to apply the rule in order to conclude competitions where the rule has been played. However, this is not mandatory.

20 Sep 2013 : Alton Hockey On Facebook!
We are now on Facebook so if you have an account please add us! 

21 Jan 2011 : Club Policies Added
A new Club Policies page has been created in the members area of the website (see 'Policies' at the bottom of the menus on the left) ...