Boyd starts World Cup Campaign

Hailsham Ladies player Nathalie Boyd is due to start her World Cup campaign today in the England women’s +35 masters team. The Exin Masters World Cup 2018 is taking place from the 27th July – 5th August in Spain. The World Cup features masters hockey in both men’s and women’s age categories. 132 teams from 24 countries featuring 2500 players will take to the field.

Boyd got her dream call up this year and has been training with the England set up in the build up to the World Cup. The England team take on the USA in their tournament opener on Saturday 28th July. You can follow the team’s progress on the official website.

Boyd said ‘it’s an honour to be part of this squad, and to be representing my country doing what I love. Something I had always dreamed about but never thought would happen.’

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From all at Hailsham HC we wish Nathalie and the team lots of luck.

England +35 Masters Fixtures:

28/07/18 17.05 ENG v USA

29/07/18 17.35 ENG v SRL

30/07/18 21.00 ENG v GHA

31/07/18 21.00 ENG v ESP

03/08/18 17.35 AUS v ENG

04/08/18 13.40 ENG v NZL

05/08/18 FINALS

 

Australia: AUS

England: ENG

New Zealand: NZL

Spain: ESP

Ghana: GHA

Sri Lanka: SRL

USA: USA

 

(all times are UK times)

Preseason and Training 2018/19

The start of the new season is upon us. Whilst we start getting into the mood with the women’s World Cup we have a great season of hockey to look forward to. Hailsham offers open training sessions and welcomes new members throughout the year. So if you fancy trying something new or a change of scene then come and give it a go.

Training

Wednesdays (5th September – 12th December)

18.00-19.30 Juniors (no session in half term)

19.30-21.00 Ladies

Thursdays (6th September -13th December)

19.15-20.45 Men

Want more information? Contact us.

Men’s Preseason

Men’s pre-season will be taking place on Friday 24th and Friday 31st August. 7pm-8.30pm at Hailsham Community College. New players always welcome. Contact us for more information. To note this replaces the mixed Fri-Yay hockey as now both adult sections have a weekly session.

Ladies Preseason and Back to Hockey

There will be a combined ladies preseason and Back to Hockey session this August. All current and new players are encouraged to attend. Those new to hockey or very rusty will be able to have coaching in a smaller group. Those with more experience and current members will start preseason training at these sessions. Ideally come to all sessions but if you can only make some or one then it is fine to attend as and when you can.

Wednesday 15th, 22nd, 29th August 19.00-20.30 at Hailsham Community College.

If you have any questions or need to borrow a stick or shin pads then please email in advance: info@hailshmhockey.co.uk

Back to Hockey is an England Hockey initiative. For a flavour of what to expect check out this video:

 

Save the date- Saturday 8th September

Get it in your diary. The Hailsham Hockey Club Hockey Fest returns. Our season opener and club day is a chance for all Millers and adults to play tournament mixed hockey. Tournament will take place between midday and 3pm at Hailsham Community College.

Josh Gets World Cup Experience

Hailsham’s Josh Pinard continues to rack up the umpiring experience points having been selected for the young umpires pathway last year. Josh headed to the Women’s World Cup to watch the games and then to be set through his paces with video analysis of the games. Josh then travelled to Derby to umpire the Youth Regional games. A rapid rise in 3 years since he did his initial umpiring course. Expect to see Josh continue his progression in the officiating world.
If you are interested in umpiring then a course is coming up on the 9th September at Bede’s Senior School, Upper Dicker. You can sign up by clicking here.