Welcome to the 2017/18 season. We welcome new players throghout the year so feel free to contact us if you are interested in playing hockey. Whatever age, whatever level. Check out this year's fixtures using the fixtures section of the website. Training this year resumes from September at the following days and times:
Juniors: Wednesdays 6pm-7.30pm
Ladies: Wednesdays 7.30pm-9pm
Men: Thursdays 7.30pm-9pm
The social calender kicks off with the start of season social on Saturday 16th September. A BBQ starting at 6pm at Hailsham Football Club. Let your captain or coach know if you plan to attend.
Monday 3rd July 2017
Hailsham Town Football Club, 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.
For the agenda and further datails see the official notification document.
Hailsham's young umpire gets national recognition
Hailsham Hockey Club's Josh Pinard was nominated from over 2000 umpires in the country to join a selected group of 17 young umpires to travel to Nottingham to umpire for the U12's on Saturday 13th May then U14's In2Hockey finals on Sunday 14th May. He was also appointed to umpire the final between Canterbury and Surbition to determine the winners.
Josh said about his experience;
'A weekend I can't describe with words! I thoroughly I enjoyed the weekend and umpiring with such young talent was a real challenge for me but it showed how high the standard is! Then being appointed to umpire the final for the U14'S gave me even more confidence. I hope I have inspired others in our club, region and country to start taking up umpiring.'
Josh can be regularly found umpiring Hailsham Hockey fixtures and tournaments, helping the club to fulfil its fixtures. He is a great advocate for umpiring in what is often an underappreciated but essential part of the game. Well done Josh, a great example to us all. If you are interested in getting into umpiring then please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. The club can offer support to get you qualified and activily umpiring.
Phoebe wins county award
Hailsham Hockey Club's Phoebe White attended the Sussex Hockey Awards at Hurstpierpoint College on Thursday 1st June. Having played all the under 13's county matches she was awarded the Coaches Player of the Sussex County Championship squad, she was also awarded her county colours and captains badge. As well as playing for the Hailsham Millers Phoebe has also made her Hailsham ladies debut this season. To be recognised at a county level is a great achievement made possible by the not just her hard work but by the coaching and support that Hailsham Hockey club has given her over the last couple of seasons.
Hailsham Under 10s Win Ron Easton Festival
After winning the East Sussex Ron Easton Festival in November Hailsham under 10s now played the winners of the West Sussex Ron Easton Festival - Brighton.
The game was very open in the first half with both teams having chances, some great saves from the keepers kept the game level.
Soon into the second half Breeanne Begg found herself in the attacking D and shot at goal, the keeper saved the shot and Breeanne stopped the clearance and made no mistake striking the ball over the line.
The game flowed from end to end with some great tackles and defending from Erin White and Breeanne and attacking passing play from Sophie Cable and Ruaridh Begg. Freddie Cable and Alex Westgate never stopped running using their skill to glide past the opponents. The second goal came from a short corner, Alex pushing the ball out to Freddie, Freddie then slapped it over the line just away from the keeper.
Brighton then broke and scored from a powerful shot at the top of the D which Connor Agnew nearly saved. The game continued at high pace and Hailsham were very pleased to win the game 2-1 when the final whistle blew.
Juniors Selected for County Programme
A number of Hailsham's juniors were selected for various stages of the Sussex junior development programme. Charlie Cable (U13s) attended the Junior Development Centre 8 session programme. Ollie Whitling and Richie Buckingham (U14s) made it through the Junior Development Centre, the Junior Academy Centre and were subsequently picked to be part of the Junior Development Squad. Phoebe White (U13s) also progressed beyond the Development and Academy Centres to make the Junior Development Squad. Dan Ruthven (U15) also reached the Junior Academy Centre but was unfortunate to not make the squad selection.
A Great achievement by all and a credit to the club.
Hailsham Host Hockey Fest
After a golden summer for GB Hockey, Hailsham Hockey opened its doors to all for its season opener, Hockey Fest. Hockey Fest is a nationwide initiative to get more people playing hockey and in particular putting the emphasis on the fun and social side of club hockey. On Saturday 3rd September over 40 players enjoyed a small sided tournament, cake sale, picnic and other activities at Hailsham Hockey's home, Hailsham Community College. It was a great day and even the sun made an appearance.
If you missed out on Hockey Fest but want to get involved in our club then training starts from Wednesday 7th September for all sections:
Juniors yr 2-6 6pm to 7.15pm
Juniors yr 7-10 6pm to 7.30pm
Pre-season matches are taking place over the next couple of weeks before the league season starts. See the team section of the website for updated fixtures and results.
Millers win Sussex Development League
The future looks good for HHC as it's Millers team ended up taking the title of the Sussex Development League for the 2015/16 season.
HHC celebrated the 2015/16 season with its annual end of season dinner and dance. This year hosted by Wellshurst Golf Club, the evening also featured the annual club award presentations. This years winners are:
Ladies 1st XI player of the year - Lyndsey Horne (pictured)
Ladies 1st XI player of merit - Julie Abson
Ladies 2nd XI player of the year - Georgia Dudley
Ladies 2nd XI most improved player - Michelle Evers
Ladies young player - Molly Bartlett & Alisha Gurr
Mens 1st XI player of the year - Dan Ivemy (pictured)
Mens 1st XI goal of the season - Alex Smith
Mens 2nd XI player of the year - Jonah Dickie
Mens 2nd XI goal of the season - Steve Johnson
Mens most improved player - Ed Dadswell & Toby Baker
Mens Young Player - Paddy Smith
Chairman's Award - Alison Headey