Charlie Swift-Jeffrey scores twice for Fareham in this nail biting 4-3 win against Marlow away on Sunday 29th October
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.
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
Fareham 3 - 1 Indian Gymkhana
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:
Dylan Coleman; Jasper Power; Sam Ratliffe; Noah Meysen; Kiera Denham.
Finn Coleman; Austin Hardy; Rory Buckeridge; Lizzie Beardsall; Issie Chapman; Gracie Coleman.
Adam Shergold; Alex Ellison; *Phillip Larcombe;p *Fergus Jackson; *Luke Hett; Bel Capper; Georgia Collins.
Henry Beardsall; Alex Wright; Charlie Swift-Jeffery; Aidan Page; Morgan Redding; Keara Stone; Tara Lemon; *Sophie Raymond.
Oakley Guy; Alex Barrett; Zech Capper; Neil West; Tom Sullivan, *Joe Ellul-Turner, *Zak Way.
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
We are happy to report that Fergus Jackson has been selected for HiPAC.
HiPAC is a two day high performance assessment camp run for some of the country’s best players in the U15 and U17 age groups. National age group selectors attend the camp and then players are selected by JRPC coaches with the support of tier 2 coaching teams.
Fergus' HiPAC journey started in Haslemere when he reached JRPC, then through Tier 1 in Bristol where he gained a place in the 18 man squad for the Wessex Leopards.
Fergus has played and trained at Fareham Hockey Club from the age of 3, playing competitively from age 5.
He has been part of a very successful Fareham Team from U8 to U14 winning many tournaments including the John Wright, In2Hockey Regional’s and last season the U14 Hampshire Cup.
He has played for Hampshire U13 and U14 in an unbeaten side for 2 seasons, also playing forthe South Saxons 2 years in a row, coming runners up the first year and winning the tournament this year, where he was picked to play for the UK Lions.
Fergus would like to thank Fareham Hockey Club and all the coaches who have helped him on this journey.
Our new match day hockey goals provided to the club were officially unveiled at the weekend during the Men’s 1st XI National League match Vs Chichester.
We are very grateful to Network Executives Recruitment Solutions http://networkexecutive.co.uk/ and we would like to thank Jon Corner and Chris Burd for providing this generous sponsorship.
The new goals are a great improvement to our facilities for enabling top level hockey at all age levels within the club.
We should also thank Arun Raval for organising the delivery and construction of the new goals.