Alton Hockey Club News pages

22 May 2016 : Minutes of AHC AGM 2016

Dear Members

Please find attached the Alton Hockey Club AGM minutes and summary of club accounts for 2015-16.

We look forward to seeing you all raring to go at the start of the 2016 season. Training times remain the same as last year and we look forward to welcoming Soma Singh as our new Director of Coaching. Soma will be leading adults training sessions, some older juniors sessions and will oversee the coaching syllabus for the club. Soma is a former GB Player and is a very sought after coach having worked at National League clubs throughout the Country. Soma's appointment is a statement of intent for the club in terms of our future aspirations and we look forward to working with him and learning from him.

If you need a little hockey to keep the summer months interesting we have...

  • Junior Half Term and Summer Hockey Camps (booking details on the website)
  • Mens and Ladies summer leagues which are already underway
  • 'Back to Hockey' for both Men and Ladies starting @ LWC on Monday 6th June
  • AHC internal mixed summer league starting @ LWC on Thursday 9th June (open to AHC members who play senior hockey)

Best Wishes


19 May 2016 : AHC Push for a Pitch - Save the Date!

Dear Club member

The Development Committee want to bring to your attention a major fund raising event to be held on Saturday 24 September 2016 19.00 to late at Eggars school, Alton.

The evening will feature an auction, live band, hog roast and bar - tickets are £25 per person with Tables of 8.


We are looking for items to auction so if you have contacts or are able to offer something please let Sig know. 


We are hoping to raise between £5K and £10K which will make a significant contribution towards securing the new astro at Eggars. Younger members please tell your parents!

So save the date, round up your friends and let's have a great evening . More details will be posted throughout the summer by email and on the website.

Best wishes

Dave, Grev, Matt, Sig, Paul, Martin, Colin, Mark, Vicky.

18 May 2016 : Volunteers Needed for Alton Beer Festival June 2016

The organisers of the Alton Beer Festival are looking for volunteers to help set up and also man the bars for the event.

Date is June 3-4 2016

If you are interested in helping, please contact Andy Rickards

Please note you need to be 18+ to help!

15 May 2016 : Alton juniors gain Hampshire honours

 We are very proud of our growing juniors section at Alton Hockey Club, and this year we were especially pleased to have five players representing Hampshire in the Southern Counties Junior Academy County Championship.

 Making it to a county squad is an impressive achievement, with a lengthy training and selection process putting the best players from across Hampshire up against each other, so they are all to be congratulated on making the county squad in their respective age groups.  For the second year running, Millie has also been selected to attend the Junior Regional Performance Centre, which is the next stage up from county competition.

 The players pictured are (clockwise from back left) Millie Wakefield (U16), Ben Morgan, Ella Reeves, Hugo Samuelson (all U13) and Ariana Hawkins (U14).


09 May 2016 : Alton Hockey Club - Inaugural Summer Sevens League - Starting June 9th

This summer we are proposing to run the inaugural Alton Hockey Club Summer Sevens League. This is a friendly tournament run only for AHC players.

Each week we have 4 games of 7-a-side (inc GK or kicking-back). These games last for 55 minutes and start at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Thursdays - all games are played on half a pitch at Lord Wandsworth College.

If you are keen to play, please can you reply to this email and I will add your name to the list. The number of responses I receive will determine number of teams and hence how long the tournament will run. I propose that we will play a friendly on the first week and then a round robin tournament – this will determine league positions. We will then run quarters, semis, and a final.

There will be trophies for the winning team!!

The first games will be on Thursday 9th June.

The tournament is open to anyone aged 13 and over. Teams will be mixed and will be made up of 10 or 11 players. Please note we will not be using the website for availability or team selection. Once you are in your team, it is up to you to turn up each week if you are available. The extra players in each team should cover us for people being away on holiday during the summer etc..

I will send round a ‘fixtures list’ at the start of the tournament. Weekly updates will also be sent with results and upcoming fixture reminders.

Cost will be £5 per game or £40 for the tournament if paid up-front within the first three weeks. Any profit made will be donated to the Pitch Fund.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Teams and the full schedule will be posted/emailed by Thursday 2nd June.

Thanks, Matthew


AHC Treasurer and Summer League Organiser

Mob: 07511422111

09 May 2016 : BACK TO HOCKEY - coming soon
BACK TO HOCKEY - coming soonBack to Hockey for ladies and men (separate sessions) will start on Monday 6th June at 7pm for an hour and will run for 6 weeks at Lord Wandsworth College. Contact if you have any questions.

This is the chance to try out hockey for the first time, or to get back into hockey if you haven't played for years. We can lend you all the stuff you need, and can arrange for transport to the pitch if you don't have a car. Come along, it will be fun!!

09 May 2016 : Alton Hockey Club GB Ball Patrol Training
Alton Hockey Club GB Ball Patrol Training

Sunday 8th May several members of Junior Hockey Section got the chance to attend Bisham Abbey to train as Ball Patrollers ahead of the Champions Trophy in June and got to help the GB Ladies Hockey Side against India.

06 May 2016 : AGM Agenda 20th May 2016
The 2016 AGM is on 20th May at Alton Rugby Club. The AGM agenda is now available in the Documents section of the website. Anyone interested in joining the committee is invited to email with any questions or to find out more about vacant positions.

04 May 2016 : Alton Girls U10s Triumph at South Regional Tournament

On Sunday 1st May, the Alton U10 girls team played in the regional finals at Teddington School, which saw the winning teams from each county in the South battle it out to become Regional Champions.  Alton had won a place in the tournament after winning the Hampshire Cup on 13th March at Haslemere, the first time the club has triumphed at this tournament.  The Regional Final day began extremely well, with Alton winning their first match against Marlow 4-0.  They then beat Wokingham 1-0, before losing 1-0 to Richmond but due to their goal difference they won their group, and proceeded to the quarter final against Brighton.  This was a tense game, which Alton led 1-0 until a penalty goal was awarded to Brighton in the final minute, taking the teams to penalty flicks.  Alton finally triumphed and then played Wimbledon in the semi final, which also resulted in a penalty flick decider after the final score was 2-2. They won this and proceeded to the final against Surbiton.  This was an extremely tense match, with team captain Monica Watkins scoring in the 9th minute, and setting the final score at 1-0.  The team played extremely well and enjoyed every minute, and were overjoyed at the result, which makes them the best team in the Southern region, and one of the top 4 teams in the country. 

Team:  Autumn Lloyd, Lara Bassett, Eleanor Woodfine, Madeleine Blanchard, Monica Watkins (capt), Izzie Rendall, Charlotte Carter, Grace Chester, Tabitha Steiner.


22 Apr 2016 : Notice of Alton Hockey Club AGM 20th May 2016

The Alton Hockey Club AGM will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 20th May at Alton Rugby Club. All members are invited to attend. The AGM agenda will be posted on the club website on Friday 6th May. Any member who wishes to table an agenda item or propose a change to the constitution must notify the secretary by Wednesday 4th May (

The AGM will include election of officers. We are looking for nominations for a new club secretary, if anyone is interested in taking on the role or would like to find out more please contact the current secretary, Gayle Moir (