Junior training will start during the first week of September as follows:

From Sunday 3rd September

Sundays Minis (U8s and U10s) U12 Girls U12 Boys U14 Girls U16 Girls
09:15-10:30 X        
10:30-11:45   X X    
11:45-13:00       X X

From Wednesday 6th September

U14 Boys 18:30-20:00, Wednesday @ HCS
U16 Boys 18:30-20:00, Wednesday @ HCS
U18 Girls 18:30-20:00, Wednesday @ HCS

Men’s pre-season training starts on Wednesday evening at Hampshire Collegiate School from 20:00 to 21:30.

All players, 13 and over who want to play men’s hockey are welcome.

Tuesday evening club nights will return in September if training numbers warrant this.

This year’s AGM is at 7:00pm at The Phoenix Pub, Romsey on Monday 12th June – Monday after the End of Season Do!

Here we will discuss the agenda which is in the process of being established when formalised the main discussion points will be about committee positions for next year, the following positions are available to ALL club members regardless of age!

  • Sponsorship Secretary: to hand over from Alex Budden who has made great resources this year but is unable to commit to another year due to work commitments.
  • Social Secretary: after two excellent social years Emma Bouchard is stepping down, we look usually to have two members in this role ideally one representative from the ladies and another from the mens side of the club.
  • Ladies 2XI Captain : following Bethan’s amazing three years as captain she is stepping down.
  • Ladies 1XI Captain: a role which is being adapted slightly from Erica Jenner who has done an ace job for two years.

If you are interested please contact the people named in the roles currently. Colin Harwood as Club Chairman and also Emily Slade as club secretary could also enlighten you on the roles.

The roles have got flexibility in terms of how many people do them and what you do with the role. The main stipulation is you attend as many of the committee meetings as possible; these are usually held about every 8 weeks during the playing season.

Our committee are integral to the running of the club and to keep it moving forward whilst bringing the club together as much as possible. If you could let me know if you are interested please contact me prior to the AGM.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Hog Roast and Awards Evening

When: Friday 9th June 2017 – 7pm ’til late
Where: Crossfield Hall, Romsey

Arrive from 7pm.

Bring you own …

All tickets must be purchase prior to the event.

Invite open to all families and parents.

£25 per ticket

Purchase tickets via online banking for free raffle ticket – please use reference “your_surname 2017EOS”

The junior section will be celebrating another successful season this Sunday with their Awards and Fun Day. Action will start at 10:00 with a couple of hours of fun games. Team will be put together on the day – parents and junior players are all welcome to play. 

This will be followed by a BBQ and the Awards from 12:00 and then soon after 13:00 the U16 Girls will play the U16 Boys in a Challenge Match. A curtain raiser to the Girls appearance in the Hampshire Cup Final the following morning.

All members are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

 

The final tournament for Romsey U10’s was hosted by Andover on a beautifully sunny Sunday morning. With Romsey just fielding one mixed squad for this tournament, the order of play highlighted some tough matches for the team.

The first game against Andover 1’s proved to be a fast paced game with Romsey having the majority of the possession throughout the match. Despite some great passing from Sebastian in midfield, the Romsey attack were unable to find the goal. Some excellent saves by Ellie in goal ensured that the game ended as a 0-0 draw.
The second game against Andover 3’s saw Harriet leading the Romsey attackers higher into the D which paid off with Isobel opening up the score for Romsey, followed by a lovely solo effort by Sebastian. With Romsey leading by 2 goals, Andover managed to claw a goal back, but some great teamwork and a well executed goal by Eva left the final score a well deserved 3-1 to Romsey.
After a couple of rest games, Romsey faced Andover 3’s for a second time in the tournament. Some fantastic tackles from Henry in defence, superb supporting play by Joe in midfield and excellent runs from Phoebe down the wing saw the Romsey team improve on their previous result and finish the game with a 3-0 win, with goals being scored by Phoebe, Isobel and Sebastian.
A change of goalies for Romsey halfway through the tournament saw Joe don the goalkeeping gear against an all boys Trojans side. Always strong opposition, Trojans put a lot of pressure on the Romsey team and despite some well timed tackles by Hattie and Phoebe in defence, the Trojan’s forwards managed to get themselves into good scoring positions twice during the match, giving the Romsey team their one and only defeat of the tournament.
Picking themselves up well after their loss, the Romsey team worked incredibly hard, with some great linking play between Ellie and Sebastian in midfield, moving the ball up to Harriet, Eva and Isobel in attack, enabling Eva to score her second goal of the tournament. Solid defensive work by Hattie, Henry and Phoebe ensured that Winchester were unable to retaliate, and when the Winchester attack did get through the Romsey defense, Joe was able to confidently clear the ball, helping secure a 1-0 win for Romsey.

Romsey’s final game of the tournament, and the season, was against New Forest. From the opening whistle Romsey played textbook attacking hockey, with Isobel poaching the ball from the New Forest team at pushback. Continued pressure throughout the match, and great passing and supportive play by the whole of the Romsey squad, led the team to their greatest win of the day. 2 goals for Eva and 2 for Isobel left both girls with 4 goals each in the tournament, and Romsey enjoying an incredible 4-0 win for their final match. The Under 10’s team came away from the Andover tournament with one of their best overall results of the season and every member of the squad was an absolute credit to the club, their coaches and their parents

Romsey U12 Girls ended their season on a positive note with a well deserved win over Alton at home on Sunday. The visitors were short of players but the girls readily volunteered to take turns playing for them, which made for an evenly matched and friendly game on the warmest day of the year so far.  Alton were quick to attack, putting pressure on the Romsey defence from the start. In an end to end period of play, they took the lead with a well angled strike. Romsey came back strongly however, with Liv W, Katy R and Neve A pushing forwards and creating lots of opportunities, which were saved by some excellent goalkeeping. 

The second third saw Romsey continue to attack, but in pushing forward they left themselves open at the back and Alton managed to sneak a second goal, with Romsey being denied numerous times by a solid Alton defence. Then Romsey managed to get a goal back with a goalmouth scramble that Katy R put away. The girls heads came up and they started to believe in themselves more. Some excellent interceptions from Molly and Lily ensured the team kept attacking, while Zara, Evelyn and Olivia Wells all marked well in defence, so that Alton could not often get in the D. 

Romsey came out strong in the final third, creating numerous chances. Midfielders Amy, Mia and Phoebee helped to keep up the pressure by making some lovely runs and passing the ball well. Romsey had several short corners in the period, one of which Liv W managed to convert with a well struck shot from the top of the D. With Charlotte R now up front, along with Eleanor, the team kept up the pressure on Alton. On the few occasions that Alton managed to attack, the defence held firm, with Aimee clearing the ball well at sweeper and Anna making some great saves in goal, the team did not concede a single short corner or goal. With continued pressure from the whole team playing attacking hockey, the girls scored their 3rd and winning goal towards the end of the final third through ?. It was a fine performance from the whole team and a great way to end the season. 

Come along to Romsey’s Easter Hooked on Hockey camps! Spaces are still available!

 

Here are some key dates of upcoming events:

  • Sunday 30th April – Junior Awards
  • Monday 1st May – U16 Hampshire Cup Final @ Fleet and Ewshot
  • Sunday 14th May- Romsey Relay
  • Saturday 20th May – Hockey Fun Day
  • Friday 9th June – End of Season Hockey Awards
  • Monday 12th June – AGM
  • Summer – Ladies’, Men’s and Mixed Summer League

Details to follow.

Romsey gained some revenge from their heavy defeat at home on what was only their second game of the season back in October, to all but halt Bournemouth’s plan to grab the runners up spot in the league, and so it appears this was a third versus fourth fixture.
Romsey started brightly against a Bournemouth side who had won all their previous seven home games bar one. Some early interchanges between James Tower and Steve White down the right played in Chris Harwood to cross, while Matchey Lincoln missed his shot Colin Harwood’s attempt was smothered by the keeper.
Colin Harwood was then played in by Chris Harwood to set up Carl Hendy, but the whistle blew for a somewhat harsh lifted ball. Hendy then played in Colin Harwood who saw his goal bound shot turned away by the in form keeper.
Then Romsey it was Romsey’s turn to absorb pressure, Dave Loescher twice cleared, and Will Richards played a blinder a left back, supported by Man of the Match Tower, who smashed the ball high in to his own goal from a wide Bournemouth cross, to avert danger with a corner.
Soon after Bournemouth took the lead, with a great move by their centre forward who shot high in to the corner of the goal from the top of the circle.

With Bryn Wathen then being called on to make two good saves, and Duncan Sanders getting two tight tackles in it looked like Romsey would fall further behind. However, a quick break saw Dave Andrews play the ball to Colin Harwood, he beat his man and played a perfectly weighted ball to Chris Harwood inside the circle, as defender and keeper ran out to close him down, Harwood played the ball square for debutant Matchey Lincoln to equalise just before half time.
In the second half, Romsey again started on top. Rob Cav & James Tower combined down the right for Chris Harwood to win a hit just outside the circle. He ran the ball back out of the 23 yard line, and played it to Andrews who played it to Hendy, who shot past the keeper to give Romsey the lead.
The lead was extended when a penalty corner was played out by Colin Harwood to Matchey Lincoln, and the younger forward lifted the ball in to corner of the goal with a great drag flick for 3-1.
With Bournemouth desperate to get some points, Romsey had to undertake a rear guard action for the remainder of the match, and Bournemouth had a number of chances to close the arrears.
The first they did from an interception, Wathen having no chance, and then after clearances off the line by Cav, Loescher, and brilliant Will Richards cut out, and Tower in a frenetic 15 minute period, eventually Bournemouth made it 3-3, but Romsey held out for a point and Bournemouth trudged off disappointed they had drop points at home for only the second time in the season.

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