Alan Salmons

Alan Gordon Salmons - 16th March 1934 to 22nd February 2018   Alan Salmons, a much valued member of Fareham Hockey Club and Fareham Cricket Club, passed away on 22nd February 2018 after a short illness.  His association with both Clubs spanned over 60 years.  He played in both Fareham Hockey Club 1st XI and Fareham Cricket Club 1st XI as well as supporting the Clubs in a number of other roles.  Alan also played hockey for Hampshire Veterans.  Alan was also a great friend of Havant Hockey Club and he joined them on a number of supporter trips both at home and abroad and could often be found watching from the sidelines at Havant Park and Havant College.  Alan was born in Portsmouth in 1934 and moved to Fareham just prior to the Second World War.  He attended Redlands Lane and Harrison Road Schools in Fareham before attending St. Luke’s School in Portsmouth.  After leaving school he joined Portsmouth City Police and was a Cadet for 4 years. 2 years National Service in the RAF followed.  Following his National Service he re-joined Portsmouth City Police before working for Cow & Gate and Sharps Classic Cards.  His final job was working as a Pharmaceutical Representative for Bristol Myers Squibb, working for them for 26 years, before taking early retirement at 60 years of age.  Alan married Margaret in 1957 and they lived in Fareham for the whole of their married lives.  Sadly Margaret passed away in 2013. Their daughter, Jane, was born in 1963 and in 1985 she married David Faulkner who played for Havant Hockey Club and indoor hockey for Fareham Hockey Club.  Alan and Margaret have two Grandchildren:  Simon and Daniel who have both played for Havant Hockey Club and Fareham Cricket Club.  Alan’s great friends during his life were his German Shepherd Dogs:  Bryn, Ben, Rio and Oscar.  Many a time he would be seen with them around a hockey pitch or cricket boundary and at times they would disturb a game by taking the match ball.  He will be greatly missed.  Alan’s funeral will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday 8th March at Portchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8NE.  Family flowers only but donations may be made to The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation    c/o Coghlans Funeral Directors, Westbury Road, Fareham PO16 7XU.

Alan Gordon Salmons - 16th March 1934 to 22nd February 2018

Alan Salmons, a much valued member of Fareham Hockey Club and Fareham Cricket Club, passed away on 22nd February 2018 after a short illness.  His association with both Clubs spanned over 60 years.  He played in both Fareham Hockey Club 1st XI and Fareham Cricket Club 1st XI as well as supporting the Clubs in a number of other roles.  Alan also played hockey for Hampshire Veterans.

Alan was also a great friend of Havant Hockey Club and he joined them on a number of supporter trips both at home and abroad and could often be found watching from the sidelines at Havant Park and Havant College.

Alan was born in Portsmouth in 1934 and moved to Fareham just prior to the Second World War.  He attended Redlands Lane and Harrison Road Schools in Fareham before attending St. Luke’s School in Portsmouth.

After leaving school he joined Portsmouth City Police and was a Cadet for 4 years. 2 years National Service in the RAF followed.  Following his National Service he re-joined Portsmouth City Police before working for Cow & Gate and Sharps Classic Cards.  His final job was working as a Pharmaceutical Representative for Bristol Myers Squibb, working for them for 26 years, before taking early retirement at 60 years of age.

Alan married Margaret in 1957 and they lived in Fareham for the whole of their married lives.  Sadly Margaret passed away in 2013. Their daughter, Jane, was born in 1963 and in 1985 she married David Faulkner who played for Havant Hockey Club and indoor hockey for Fareham Hockey Club.  Alan and Margaret have two Grandchildren:  Simon and Daniel who have both played for Havant Hockey Club and Fareham Cricket Club.

Alan’s great friends during his life were his German Shepherd Dogs:  Bryn, Ben, Rio and Oscar.  Many a time he would be seen with them around a hockey pitch or cricket boundary and at times they would disturb a game by taking the match ball.

He will be greatly missed.

Alan’s funeral will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday 8th March at Portchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8NE.  Family flowers only but donations may be made to The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation    c/o Coghlans Funeral Directors, Westbury Road, Fareham PO16 7XU.

SWIFT START FOR FAREHAM U16 BOYS IN THE MERCIAN LEAGUE

Charlie Swift-Jeffrey scores twice for Fareham in this nail biting 4-3 win against Marlow away on Sunday 29th October

Fareham made a good start going 1-0 up early on with a well worked goal down the left finished on his reverse stick by Alex Ellison. Marlow pressed the Fareham defence but following work down the right Fergus Jackson broke through into the D beat 2/3 players and crossed for Charlie Swift-Jeffrey to flick over the Marlow keeper. Just before half time Marlow scored following a break from midfield and whilst stand in keeper Ben Randall saved the initial shot he could not get to the rebound.   Second half Fareham started well and went 3-1 up after a break down the right and good interplay between Alex Ellison and Adam Shergold with Charlie Swift-Jeffrey finishing with a reverse stick shot. Marlow then pushed hard and Fareham defended resolutely but struggled to clear their lines and Marlow scored twice to tie things up at 3-3 with 15 mins to go. Fareham then steadied the ship and played some well controlled hockey, eventually Fergus Jackson converting a penalty corner with 3 mins to go to seal the win in a hard fought game.

Fareham made a good start going 1-0 up early on with a well worked goal down the left finished on his reverse stick by Alex Ellison. Marlow pressed the Fareham defence but following work down the right Fergus Jackson broke through into the D beat 2/3 players and crossed for Charlie Swift-Jeffrey to flick over the Marlow keeper. Just before half time Marlow scored following a break from midfield and whilst stand in keeper Ben Randall saved the initial shot he could not get to the rebound.

Second half Fareham started well and went 3-1 up after a break down the right and good interplay between Alex Ellison and Adam Shergold with Charlie Swift-Jeffrey finishing with a reverse stick shot. Marlow then pushed hard and Fareham defended resolutely but struggled to clear their lines and Marlow scored twice to tie things up at 3-3 with 15 mins to go. Fareham then steadied the ship and played some well controlled hockey, eventually Fergus Jackson converting a penalty corner with 3 mins to go to seal the win in a hard fought game.

Terry Edwards.

It is much sadness that I have to report the passing of Terry Edwards, a past member of Fareham Hockey Club.

Terry would not be known by many of the current group as he played most of his hockey in the 70’s and 80’s, when hockey was played on grass. Terry took an active role in not only playing, but also in the administration and running of the Club, when he captained several of the sides. 

He was an energetic very versatile player with a ferocious hit, which he could execute both on the open and reverse sides although some might say the latter was using the wrong side of his stick!

Terry typified the social aspect that is associated with hockey which he shared with many of his team mates of the time. He was part of the Sunday and Festival hockey culture, which has mostly disappeared, where old friends would meet up, do battle on a boggy uneven pitch, then retire to the bar and exaggerate their exploits of that day.

Terry had been very ill for a while and had been cared for by his wife Pat in their West Country home.

RIP Terry, you will be sadly missed. 
 

Hampshire Day Results

Many congratulations to all 3 Fareham teams competing at this years' Hampshire Day Finals.

Hampshire Open League Cup (Outdoor Men) – Men’s 2 XI - Winners

Wessex Under 14 Cup (Outdoor Men) – Boys U14A – Winners

Hampshire Under 14 Club Cup (Outdoor Women) – Girls U14 – Winners

JAC successes

Whilst spring is still a couple of months away, the buds are certainly blooming within the junior ranks of Fareham HC.

Jo Larcombe, who ably provides the liaison between the Club and the County selection system wrote "Oh I love this part of the season, when all my hard work is over and I can let you all know how successful Fareham Hockey Club junior section has been in the JDC county selection system".

Jo goes on to report that this season we have 33, and you have read that correctly, selected for their respective age groups in the County squads. Furthermore, 6 of those selected (and they have marked with an * in the lists that follow), have been selected to attend the new England Hockey performance centre training scheme.

Many congratulations to those that have been selected. For those that didn't quite make it this season, your time will come - Fareham HC believes that you have the ability to make it at this level, so keep listening and practising!

Our successful players are:

Under 13

Dylan Coleman; Jasper Power; Sam Ratliffe; Noah Meysen; Kiera Denham.

Under 14  

Finn Coleman; Austin Hardy; Rory Buckeridge; Lizzie Beardsall; Issie Chapman; Gracie Coleman.

Under 15

Adam Shergold; Alex Ellison; *Phillip Larcombe;p *Fergus Jackson; *Luke Hett; Bel Capper; Georgia Collins.

Under 16

Henry Beardsall; Alex Wright; Charlie Swift-Jeffery; Aidan Page; Morgan Redding; Keara Stone; Tara Lemon; *Sophie Raymond.

Under 17

Oakley Guy; Alex Barrett; Zech Capper; Neil West; Tom Sullivan, *Joe Ellul-Turner, *Zak Way.

U14s v. Push Hockey Club, Breda, Holland

On Sunday 23rd October our u14 squad hosted a touring side from Push Hockey Club in Breda, Holland. It was a tight match with the ball going end to end throughout. Fareham scored from a penalty corner in the latter parts of the second half, with Sam Ratliffe steering a wide shot into the corner of the goal.

Final score: Fareham 1 - 0 Push