Ladies Open Day - Sunday 2nd September

CALLING ALL LADIES BACK TO HOCKEY

Players old, new, returners, beginners 🏑🏑

We have arranged a Ladies Club day at Henry Cort on Sunday 2nd September where all our teams will take on a Winchester equivalent, the proposed schedule is below , please email stevelemon@farehamhockey.co.uk if you would be interested and one of our captains will be in touch

1000  FHC 4's v Winch Equivalent

1130   FHC 1's v Winch 1's

1300. FHC 3's v Winch 3's

1430  FHC 2's v Winch 2's

If you are a returner or even a beginner we have something for everyone, so put your name down or just come along, watch and be inspired to take up this fantastic sport.

Pete Lawson

The Club is sad to note the passing of Pete Lawson on 28th July.

Pete was a lifelong Fareham Hockey Club member and former Vice-President.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We will post details of his funeral arrangements when they become available.

Pete Atkins - Memorial Day - Saturday 5th May

Fareham Hockey Club, together with City of Portsmouth Hockey Club, will be celebrating the life of Academy Coach Pete Atkins who sadly passed away on Boxing Day, 2017.

Pete was a larger than life character who dedicated his life to the sport we all love. Pete’s experience spans from our current crop of U12’s, to coaching both Cookie and Lemmo as juniors. Yes, that’s who you have to blame lol !

Pete was widely regarded as the best junior coach in the South and probably across the country, and his achievement of coaching 4 Olympians over the period of 1988 – 2012 is a truly remarkable feat.

 So, how do we celebrate the life of this amazing man I hear you ask? Well, members of both clubs have held a few meetings and decided what better that a fun filled day of hockey spanning all ages.

We have also set up the ‘Pete Atkins Youth Hockey Foundation’ to offer support to youngsters trying to make their way in the game and to offer coaching to the local community.

We have contacted all of Pete’s Olympians and 3 have offered their services for the day. Sadly, Athens 2004 Goalkeeper, Jimi Lewis is away coaching the GK’s for the German National side.

 

Schedule for the day

10:30 - 12:00.

Seoul 1998 Gold medalist Russell Garcia, 1996/2000 Olympian Calum Giles and London 2012 representative Richard Smith have all offered their services to run a coaching session between for the U10, U12 and U14 age groups. (Arrive by 10:00 please)

 12:30 - 14:30

The first of 2 scratch games, where everyone and anyone can join in the fun.

 14:30 - 1600

An exhibition game between a UK Lions team and a combined Fareham / City of Portsmouth Side will take place.

 16:00 – 18:00

 To finish the day there will be a continuous roll up game for anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Pete, followed by raising a few glasses in his honour in the clubhouse.

 19:00 – late

There will be an auction on the day of various Sporting Memorabilia with all profits going to the foundation.

 

To make the day go smoothly we will need help in the following:

Participation – Let’s get as many Club Members there as possible.      
Help on the Day – general running around. Help with PS competition etc·        
Cake Baking – for sale on the day, all profits to the foundation.

 

Please contact Nigel Cook or Steve Lemon offer your support

  

Pete Atkins memorial T-shirts for sale.

We are aiming to get as many people wearing a memorial t-shirt shirts on the day as possible!

£10 each includes free hockey on the day for all who are wearing one!Profits are going to The Pete Atkins Trust for young sports people.   

Order by emailing chriswimshurst@outlook.com with your size (Sizing below) and colour choice.  

Collection on the day or if you can’t make the day, but don’t want to miss out on these one off shirts, then Chris can arrange to get them to you after the event. Please be aware, payment is needed on the day or contact Chris via email to arrange PayPal payment.

 

ATKINS across back of shirt.

Adult sizes:  small - 37", medium - 40", large - 43", Extra large  - 45", Extra extra large - 48".

 Kids sizes: 3/4 - 26", 5/6 - 28", 7/8 - 30", 9/11 - 32", 12/13 - 34"

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.