Tullett Islanders 2018 - Hockey Competition. 26-28 May.

Tullett Islanders 2018 - Hockey Competition. 26-28 May.

Sid Wareham is running a hockey side for Tullett Islanders, a great social hockey weekend 26-28 May. You can play all weekend or nominate a day to participate. The application form needs to be in the committee by next week so Sid need a solid commitment now. We need a squad of approximately 20 to make this viable. The cost will be £20 per person for entry plus cost of shirt.

The "Pandas" received positive comments last year due to the breadth of ages and abilities within the side, doing extremely well against top class opposition.

Any questions please contact Sid Wareham on 07970005547.

For more information see:- http://www.islandershockey.co.uk/

Get involved, be in it to win it!

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.

Level 1 Umpire Course - Sunday 10th December - Winchester

Level 1 Umpires Course – Winchester – 10 December 2017

Winchester Hockey Club have arranged and are hosting a Level 1 Umpires course as follows:

The deadline for signing up is Wednesday 29th November, or until full. Places are ‘first come, first served’ and are only secured when booked and paid for on-line. Maximum participants is 14.

Details of the course are as follows:
Time 9:00 am - 4:40 pm
Venue The Kings School, Romsey Rd, Winchester SO22 5PN
Organiser Richard Macer, 01962 715699
Tutor Dave Peebles, 07788 939916

Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made on behalf of someone else. Please follow the link below to the England website ‘Find a course’. 

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296&sectionTitle=Find+a+Course

 You will need to register on the England website and then go through to the booking page 

https://myaccount.englandhockey.co.uk/careportal/default.aspx?pn=100002&ReturnURL=https%3a%2f%2fmyaccount.englandhockey.co.uk%2fcareportal%2fDefault.aspx%3fpn%3d100063%26EN%3d1111%26OP%3d11110001%26RA%3dR1&Type=False

 Please send any queries to umpiring@englandhockey.co.uk

 

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.

Club communications.

Over the forthcoming season it is proposed that we move all club and team communication onto a single platform, in this instance Team App.

Once you have registered you will included within any groups that are relevant to you, which could be team, coaching, selection, committee, social, clubhouse or whatever. Communications within those group will only be visible to those members, but our management committee, secretary and other selected groups will have the ability to broadcast to the entire membership group, keeping you informed about what is going on within the Club.

If you peel back the layers of Team App you will find that it can do a whole lot more than just send you notifications. You are able to record your availability, check where your next game is and what time you are playing. Tell the rest of the Club what your result was straight after the match and who scored the goals!

Use one of the following links to load the app onto your phone or tablet.

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/team-app-your-team-your-app/id625607532 - this is for apple devices.

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teamapp.teamapp - this is for android devices.

 

 

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.