Summer League 2018

Summer fixtures are underway! We have two Men’s teams competing in the Bristol and District Summer Hockey League, and our two Ladies sides are in action with their summer fixtures at Thornbury and Bradley Stoke/Abbey Wood.

See the summer team pages for match details, or get in contact to find out more from our summer captains.


Website under construction

The website is undergoing some maintenance work and updating different aspects over the next week or so, so please bare with us. The fixtures will also be updated (finally I hear you say)! You will still be able to browse the website as normal!


Men’s coach required

South Gloucestershire Hockey Club are looking to appoint a coach to lead their men’s training for the 2017/18 season (and longer). South Gloucestershire Hockey Club have three men’s team, in the following leagues Central 2, West Central 2 and West Central 3. The men’s teams have a mixture of players. It is important that the coach is willing to develop all the individuals within the groups as hockey players.

Training takes place on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm until 9:30pm at Bradley Stoke Community School, Fiddlers Lane, Bradley Stoke, BS32 9TB. Assistance at Saturday League Fixtures is optional.

Skills and qualifications:
Minimum Level 1 qualification
Good leadership and organisational skills
Ability to enthuse and motivate
Ability to give effective and constructive player feedback
Reliable and committed to a club ethos
An up-to-date knowledge of coaching principals in hockey

Main duties:
To prepare weekly sessions for all levels of men within the club
To liaise with the team captains regarding player progression and squad movement
To inform the captains in advance of any training sessions that cannot be attended.
Comply with the England Hockey Coaches code of conduct when representing South Gloucestershire Hockey Club

Payment is offered based on qualifications and experience. If interested, please contact



The details of the agenda for the AGM has been emailed out as well as details in case you are unable to attend on the day on how to vote by proxy. Please let Emma Player or Tom Monaghan know if you have not received this email, and it will be issued to you.

We are asked to remind you that only members who have paid subs and filled in the membership forms are eligible to vote.


Invitation to the South Gloucestershire Hockey Club’s Annual General Meeting

Meeting on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at Brewhouse – Cotham hill.
It is a 7:00pm meet for a prompt 7:30pm start.

The agenda will be as followed:
 Apologies
 Chairman statement.
 Captains reports.
 Pitch update
 Budget update, with a report from the treasurer.
 Subs for the 2017/2018 season (including summer league).
 Membership.
 Recruitment.
 Appointment of committee positions.
 Any other business

Committee positions details:
Please note that you can still run for a position where the current person is
not stepping down; it doesn’t have to be for a vacant position.
If you would like to stand for any of the positions, you must email Emma
Player @ & Tom Monaghan @ by Monday 10th July 2017 at midday – please do
not text or Facebook. If you decide on the day of the AGM that you
would like to be part of the committee, you may only stand if nobody
else has already put their name in the hat, as agreed at the 2016 EGM.

Details of those who are standing:

Chairman: Thomas Monaghan
Vice Chairman: Thomas Herbert (standing down)
Secretary: Emma Player
Men’s 1s captain: Matt Dawson
Men’s 2s captain: Mike Payne
Men’s 3s captain: Tim Jenkinson
Ladies 1s captain: Emily Hamnett-Harris
Ladies 2s captain: Nicola Ryder (standing down)
Webmaster: Thomas Herbert and Emma Player (TH is standing down)
Welfare Officer: Emma Player
Social Secretary: Mike Payne
Mixed Captain: Leanne Peachey (standing down)

Voting by proxy:
From the EGM minutes the rule of voting by proxy:
 Details of proposals and people running for positions will be
available by Wednesday 12th July, so please do not ask beforehand
as we have to allow for people to stand for positions and the email
be generated. This will be sent out by either the chairman or the
 If you are unable to attend the AGM, for whatever reason, you
must email both the chairman and secretary by midday on Monday
17th July 2017 (no late votes will be accepted). We do urge you to
attend and vote in person as there are likely to be topics arising on
the day.

I have been asked to remind you that only signed up and paid members will be able able to cast votes.


Chairman’s address, prior to the AGM

Chairman’s Address, June 2017

Ladies and Gents,
Yet again we have had a very good season, reaching new heights. Whether it was a
record of goals scored, having an unbeaten season, playing at your highest standard
yet; each team has been able to progress and develop. I am very proud and
congratulate each and every one of you for the part you have played in getting your
team to accomplish these achievements. We are very pleased to welcome to our
family some new faces who seem to have settled in at home very easily. Of course
the end of the season also means that we will sadly have to say farewell to some of
our team mates. They will be missed and hopefully come back to us upon their
return to Bristol.

As you are all aware I’m sure, there is a tremendous amount of effort put in to
running the club both on and off the pitch. The umpires of course enable us to play
the games we love to play, which can be a testing job at times I believe. So on behalf
of the club, I thank you all for your service. I’d like to also recognise all of the other
volunteers that are spending their free time making this the club we all love. This
machine works so well because these guys are constantly turning the gears behind
the scenes. I am also very pleased to see that the club has recognised the efforts of
our secretary (Emma Player) at this year’s award night, voting her club person of the
year. It is a very deserved award and I can see all the different jobs she does for the
club, not to mention supporting me in my role It is good to see that the network of
willing volunteers is growing and each year we are hearing more feedback from the
members and improving based on it. The members survey had a good turn out and
your participation has given us some good insight into the direction to go next.
Clearly we cannot always meet everybody’s requests, but I hope that you can see that
we are evolving.

Summer was kicked off with a bang for those that took part in the Newbury Tour this
year. Tour is a fantastic example of our club spirit and team ‘Gurt Lush’ were
awarded ‘best team for attitude and commitment to tour’. What could be better
than a weekend full of ‘Hockey’ and partying with your best mates. I am hoping we
can continue this throughout the next season with many more social events and
hockey days such as the plan to host some Back2Hockeys sessions to encourage
others to join us in our love for this sport. I encourage all of you to get involved with
the social opportunities when they are organised and help to spread the word of
SGHC when the recruitment volunteers ask for it. We are currently in the middle of
summer league, so I don’t want to celebrate that too early. So I will just wish you all
the best for the remainder of the sunshine hockey.
As the hockey year comes to an end, it is my pleasure to invite all members to this
year’s AGM. Please put the date in your diary now. 18th July. It is to be held at
Brewhouse – Cotham hill, similar to recent years. Please see the invitation details
attached. I urge you all to attend. This is your chance to have a say in any changes
proposed for next season. There are also vacant roles to be filled and regular
election of roles to have a vote on. Again, details are attached, but please be aware
that if you wish to stand for a role you need to send in your nomination in advance
so that we can advertise it the week before. This gives everybody the chance to
consider their voting options.

As always, it has been my honour serving you this season. Hopefully I will be back on
the pitch next season so will be able to play alongside you once again.
Best regards,

Tom Monaghan
SGHC Chairman


Summer League fixtures

The summer league fixtures for 2017 will be uploaded shortly onto the website. Apologies for the delay.

For both mens team’s fixtures, you can find them here: – we are in divisions 3 and 4. In the mens 1s latest game against Mid Somerset, they drew 5-5. The mens 2s against Westbury & UB lost 3-1.

For the ladies 1s summer league – played at Castle School – the next couple of games are on Wednesday 24th May (8pm) against Wotton Falcons and Wednesday 31st May (6:45pm) against Avonmouth. In their latest game against Lydney, they drew 1-1.

For the ladies 2s summer league – played at Abbeywood Community School – the next couple of games are on Wednesday 31st May (7pm) against Bristol Bluebirds and Tuesday 6th June (7pm) against Bristol Ladies. In their latest game against Wick, they lost 3-1.


Awards Night

Saturday 8th April 2017 saw the club come together to celebrate the 2016/17 winter league for awards night. The following won awards:

Men’s 1s:
Most improved – Tom Garrett-Downes
Player’s player – Harry Ford
Top goal scorer – Steve Payne

Ladies 1s:
Most improved – Sarah West and Kirsty Mills
Player’s player – Julia Turner
Top goal scorer – Vicky North

Men’s 2s:
Most improved – Nathan Walker
Player’s player – Stephen Parsons
Top goal scorer – Josh Slade

Ladies 2s:
Most improved – Imara Van Buurigen
Player’s player – Izzy Prosser
Top goal scorer – Esther Legg-Bagg

Men’s 3s:
Most improved – Ollie Baldwin
Player’s player – Darren Bane
Top goal scorer – Barry Radford

Most improved – Rosie James
Player’s player – Harry Ford
Top goal scorer – Vicky North

Club person of the year – Emma Player

We also celebrated the ladies 1s success winning their league, undefeated; and the ladies 2s finishing the highest they ever have (4th).


Ladies 1s secure promotion

The ladies 1s managed to secure promotion on Sunday 5th March in a rearranged match against Thornbury – even with three matches remaining. The ladies have played extremely well throughout the season to remain unbeaten and yesterday’s match was no exception – the ladies also had to battle all forms of weather yesterday in their battle for victory against the team in blue. The final score of the match was 3-1 with both Lynn Campbell (2) and Vicky North (1) adding to their goal tallies.

The ladies 1s are currently second in Berkeley League 2 due to goal differences (they trail behind Clifton by 18 points) – they are currently tied for first place on points – this means that first place is still within reach for the ladies as they continue on with their success of this season. The full standing of the league table can be found here:


Next round in the Mixed Tournament

The next round of the Mixed tournament is this coming Sunday – 26th February. The game is away against Clifton (Clifton College Sports Ground, Abbots Leigh Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3QD – on pitch 1) with a 11:30 push back time.

Support is more than welcome as the game will be a tough one – Clifton mixed beat SGHC mixed a fortnight ago – hopefully the skills of our tournament team will allow them to remain undefeated!