Summer Is On The Way!

Inspired by the 2018 Commonwealth Games or just miss being out on pitch? You're in luck! This summer, we have the perfect hockey line up for you! 

Including a variety of summer tournaments, club events and mixed games, there's plenty going on to stop your stick getting a cobweb covering over the summer months. All events can be found on our calendar, but here's a little taster in case calendars aren't your thing:

Club events

Charlies & AGM: 21st April 

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The annual Charlies match/Lloyd Cup has returned! Kicking off at 11am on Saturday 21st April, Therfield School, we'll see this years' golden oldies take on the young and youthful. It's a battle of experience vs supposedly fitness and is always a great laugh on the day. Unless you happen to be the youngest or oldest person in the club, which team you end up on will wholly depend on who rocks up on the day – and with so many juniors now in the club, you could be considered an oldie long before your time ;-) 

We encourage all members to get involved and encourage two goalies to volunteer to help the team's keep clean sheets where possible. Following Charlies will be the AGM, which will be held just down the road at North Leatherhead Community Centre, KT22 7PX. Hoping to start around 1:30pm, there will be food, and there is a bar.

The AGM is a great chance to hear the plans for 2018/2019 and have your say with what LHC gets up to. If you miss it or decide it's not important to attend, your right to grumble about any decisions made is revoked ;-) 

Please let Megan know by the 14TH APRIL if you will be attending Charlies and/or AGM so we can cater for the right numbers.

Interclub Friendlies / Open Evenings: 

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Back by popular demand, LHC will be hosting a number of interclub friendlies over the summer months. Split into 5 games of 15 minutes and run as a mini-tournament, these self-umpired mixed matches are great to practice your stick skills, goal scoring and keep up your match fitness. 

Open to everyone (LHC members, juniors, newbies, friends, goalies, those wanting to get back into hockey/join a new club... the list goes on), these evenings are a great chance for the club to get together and play some casual hockey. It's also a great opportunity for people wanting to take up hockey/join the club to come along and find out more about us. We're a friendly bunch and we'll be happy to have you at any one of the evenings. And because we're lovely types, the first session is on us! 

Dates: (keep them free in your diaries/phones/calendars/scribble on your hand):

May –  Wednesday 16th
June – Wednesday 20th
July – Wednesday 18th
August – Wednesday 15th

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm: Please aim to arrive for 7.30pm for introductions, team sorting and warm up. Games will start promptly at 8pm

Venue: Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7NZ

Cost: £5 for members, free for newbies

Followed By: Drinks at The Plough

Kate's Trust Rounders: 14th July 

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Leatherhead Hockey Club are pulling together a rounders team for the Kate's Trust Rounders tournament - a local charity event run by LHC member James Hackett in its 12th year!

Rounders will be played across 3 pitches at St.John's School, Leatherhead, Surrey. The format is leagues and finals. BYO picnic and booze. The entrance fee is £10 per adult and £5 per child.

It's all about having a great day out with mates whilst raising money for a great cause! Kate's Trust aims to help cancer sufferers and those close to them understand the threats lying ahead on their 'cancer journey'. All proceeds go to Kate's Trust - Registered Charity No 1114497. To donate / buy your ticket for the day, head to here:  www.justgiving.com/katestrustrounders2018

For more information about the day, click here.

 

Ladies' Leagues

Old Cranleighans Summer league: April - July

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This year's Old Cranleighans' Summer League comes a little early – so hopefully we catch some of you ladies before the summer holidays kick in!

Games will be held at Old Cranleighans in Thames Ditton, KT7 0HB from the 12th April to 12th July and will be scheduled on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm or 8.30pm (average of 1 game every 3-4 weeks).

If you've missed the memos but fancy getting involved, please email Steph so she can add you to teamer. Because it's looking popular already, Steph will aim to send the team notifications at least a week in advance and kindly requests that you respond within 48 hours, otherwise she'll assume you can't play and reallocate the position to someone else.

Dates and times are as follows:

19th April:      19:30 -  Epsom v Leatherhead                  
3rd May:        20:30 – Leatherhead  v Surbiton              
10th May:       19:30 – Sunbury v Leatherhead               
24th May:      20:30 –  Leatherhead  v OCS                    
14th June:      19:30 – Leatherhead v OGS                      
28th June:     19:30 – Foxes v Leatherhead                    
5th July:        19:30 – Leatherhead v Horley      

Cheam Summer League

Cheam Hockey Club are introducing a new summer ladies tournament (a league played on Tuesday evenings between June-August). We're yet to receive dates, but if you're interested in getting involved, let Steph know so she can add you to the list!

 

Mens' League

Purley Walcountians Summer League: May - August

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Purley Walcountians are hosting a men's league over the summer months to help keep your stick and tomahawk skills sharp!

To be played on alternate weeks – in parallel with a mixed league (more info below) – games will run from early May til the end of August on either a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at 8pm or 9pm. Games will last an hour and the cost will be £5 per game, followed by drinks in their clubhouse :)

Venue: Purley Walcountians Hockey Club, Clockhouse ground, Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3HU

Based on previous seasons, the standard is between our Men’s 1 and 2 squads, but the game is not taken as seriously as in winter leagues so if you fancy playing some hockey, don't let that deter you! Get in touch with Ian or Colin with an indication of your availability.

Anyone looking to practice their umpiring is also welcome!

Dates and times are as follows:

  • 15th May:      21:00 -  Kenley v Leatherhead   
  • 29th May:      20:00 -  Epsom v Leatherhead   
  • 12th June:      21:00 -  Reigate Priory v Leatherhead
  • 25th June:      21:00 -  Cheam v Leatherhead
  • 9th July:      21:00 -  Trinity Mids v Leatherhead
  • 23rd July:      21:00 - COWs v Leatherhead
  • 6th August:      21:00 - Horley v Leatherhead
  • 21st August:      21:00 - PWs v Leatherhead

 

Mixed League: 

Purley Walcountians Summer league: May - August

All systems are go for the Purley Walcountians friendly summer league. Taking place on Monday and Thursdays at 8 or 9pm and on Tuesdays at 8pm, there will be plenty of opportunity to get involved with the Mighty Mixed XI squad! 

Games will last an hour and the cost will be £5 per game, followed by drinks in their clubhouse :)

If you fancy getting involved, please contact Jules stating your availability. Anyone looking to practice their umpiring is also welcome!

Venue: Purley Walcountians Hockey Club, Clockhouse ground, Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3HU

Dates and times are as follows:

  • 10th May:      20:00 -  Riverside v Leatherhead   
  • 4th June:      21:00 -  Addiscombe v Leatherhead   
  • 18th June:      20:00 -  Horsham v Leatherhead
  • 2nd July:      20:00 -  Wally Mixtures v Leatherhead
  • 16th July:      21:00 -  COWS v Leatherhead
  • 2nd August:      21:00 - Kenley v Leatherhead
  • 14th August:      20:00 - Cheam v Leatherhead
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