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SMALL GROUP TRAINING SESSIONS

Following the recent updates from the government and guidance from England Hockey with regards to groups of up to 6 players, social distancing, being allowed to play in the same pitch zone, we are pleased to announce that we will begin to run some small group coached sessions.

The first couple will be taster sessions to gauge demand. If there is enough interest, we will expand the programme and start to run some regular training and free play sessions.

  • We will run sessions with 4 or 5 players per group in a quarter of the pitch, depending on the availability of goal keepers, and allowing for the coach to enter the zone.
  • All players/coaches must stay 2 metres apart at all times and follow the published Club protocol.
  • The club’s COVID-19 protocol is published on the website and available on Teamo via the session entries in the calendar.
  • Sessions will work on technical, individual skills and techniques.
  • Balls will be provided by the club and must not be touched by anyone other than the coach in charge. The balls will be cleaned after each session.
  • There will be anti-bacterial hand wash available at the pitch entrance. All players should wash their hands before and after the session.
  • Each group of 4 or 5 players will be asked to arrive at a staggered interval so that there is no over-crowding at the entrance. Please wait in your car until the time you have been allocated to arrive.
  • We will operate the following sessions: –
  • Tuesday 16th, 23rd, 30th June – 18:00 to 21:00 – Adult players – men, ladies, u16s and those playing adult league hockey.
  • Wednesday 17th, 24th June, 1st July – 18:00 to 21:00 – U12 and U14 Boys and Girls.
  • Note that we are going to be using the age group squads for the season just finished.
  • All sessions will be one hour and you must email your bookings to [email protected]. Your booking is not confirmed until you have had it confirmed by email. Your start time will be confirmed by email. Please also advise if you have any particular requests. We will try and allocate players to groups of similar ability and squad.
  • Initially we will not be running any sessions for school year 6 or below. We will review this in due course and consider the latest government and England Hockey. We will make announcements if the situation changes.
  • Initially sessions will be free and on a first come first serve basis.

RHC Virtual Fitness Sessions

Our very own Tim Bailey will be running our first virtual fitness session next Wednesday evening on Zoom!!
Open to all senior players, the session is suitable for everyone and will help to make sure that we are ready for the season, whenever it starts!
Full details are available on Teamo

Romsey Hockey Club, AGM – Monday 18th May 2020 at 19:30

Ahead of next week’s AGM please find below and attached various information – agenda, last year’s minutes, details of the Zoom meeting and ‘house rules’ that will hopefully help make things run smoothly.

  • Ahead of next week’s AGM please find below and attached various information – agenda, last year’s minutes, details of the Zoom meeting and ‘house rules’ that will hopefully help make things run smoothly.
  • AGM Agenda 2020
  1. Confirm minutes of previous AGM
  2. Treasurer Report inc. Subscription and Match Fees 2020-2021 season.
  3. Secretary Report.
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Elect officers of the club and nominations and election of new committee members
  6. Reports from other committee positions
  7. Junior Chairman Update
  8. AOB received from the club prior to AGM.
  • Zoom Rules
    • Whilst we implore questions from you all, to manage the zoom meeting we will be asking you to all be on mute and if you have a question please pop you hand up, we will answer you, you will then need to unmute and then we will crack on! You can also use the chat feature in the meeting to flag up questions that will then be answered.
    • Please log on 10 or so minutes prior to check technology works and we will start promptly at 7:30pm.
    • We will have a break and have scheduled it in for 10 or so minutes.
    • Meeting details have been sent previously by email by Stuart Robertson, please conmtact Stuart for the meeting ID.
  • AOB – As a member of the hockey club if you have any additional items you wish to raise in the AOB you must email these to [email protected] by Sunday 6pm.
  • AGM Minutes from 2019 – please follow this link – to show what was discussed last year.

A message from the Junior Chair…..

Hello all

After an abrupt end to the hockey season I am pleased to say that we have been able to collate votes and decisions for the junior awards.

And the winners are:
Player of the SeasonMost Improved Player
U8 BoysHamish NicholsonLaurence Ventour
U8 GirlsGrace GomarsallOlivia Shepherd
U10 BoysOscar CowburnZach Woodgate-Jones
U10 GirlsGrace GeddesDaisy Black
U12 BoysTheo CowburnSam Baker
U12 GirlsHarriet Field & Ellie GibsonMaggie Nicholson
U14 BoysLuke WalterEllison Brailey
U14 GirlsNeve RileyCharlotte Akerman
U16 BoysOliver GageBarry Hatch
U16 GirlsSusie HughesAmelia Budge
Bonham CupLuke Walter
Junior Club Person of the YearNoah Cooper

On a personal note I have thoroughly enjoyed the season and seen some amazing hockey from all age groups and all abilities. I would also like us to say a big thanks to all managers, coaches, umpires and parent helpers as without you the hockey does not happen. Well done all!

Our plan is to have a trophy ceremony and games in the autumn so we can properly celebrate these awards and everyone’s achievements this season.

Congratulations to all award winners and all players you have represented our wonderful club brilliantly and I look forward to seeing you all on a hockey pitch soon.

Best wishes 

Simeon Field – Junior Chair

And finally, one from the archive – how many of this lot do you recognise?

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U10s excel at Southampton Mini Festival

U10 ‘A’s

There was a chill in the air as Romsey A Under 10s arrived for their third tournament of the season and they were dominant in possession from the first push back! Making full use of the half-sized pitch they played fantastic passing hockey which resulted in an abundance of shooting opportunities. Romsey A played 5 matches and won them all only conceding one goal in the whole tournament with another dazzling display of hockey.

The first match was against Trojans B which saw them go behind in the first minute. Their heads did not drop and straight away Romsey were on the attack with Oscar and Caitlin linking up well in midfield with Grace who was up front. Daisy played particularly well as the sweeper keeper and together with Evie in defence, were strong in the tackle. The game ended with a 3-1 win to Romsey.

The second match was against New Forest C and their confident play from their first win continued. Sabine and Rosie were excellent at sticking to their positions on the wing which helped Romsey use the full width of the pitch resulting in fantastic crosses which after a lot of pressure, resulted in a goal. The match ended with a 1-0 win to Romsey.

The next match was another strong match for Romsey against Andover B. Sabine crossed the ball for Oscar to dribble past two players and score with his reverse stick. Henry worked tirelessly up-front chasing down the ball and providing Caitlin with a great pass to score the second goal. Evie and Rosie were exceptional in defence always clearing the ball confidently out to the wing. Romsey’s dominance continued with Caitlin scoring another 3 goals to end the match with a 5-0 win to Romsey.

They played Winchester C in their penultimate match finishing with a 2-0 win to Romsey. Sabine stuck to her position on the wing and was confident at taking on players to drive towards the goal. Daisy worked hard to keep possession and provide the forwards with shooting opportunities. The first goal saw Oscar dribbling from the left wing to score. Grace followed this up with a great strike for the second goal.

The final match was against Winchester A. Henry played a key role in driving Romsey forward throughout this match and combined well with Evie and Rosie who were both tournament debutants. The match ended with a 3-0 win to Romsey.

Yet again the U10s didn’t disappoint and continued their excellent form resulting in another fantastic display of hockey in what can only be described as a series of sensational results.  Huge congratulations to Grace, Daisy, Sabine, Rosie, Evie, Caitlin, Henry and Oscar for excellent team work through-out the tournament.

U10 ‘B’s

It was Romsey B’s first outing of the season and some fine team work ensured they were undefeated in their 5 matches and didn’t concede a single goal.

The first game against New Forest B was a great start to the day with an amazing performance from Maya and Clara in defence and some excellent attacking play, but ended 0-0.

Winchester A fell behind when Zach got a superb goal minutes in to the match. The defence held together well and the final score was 1-0.

Romsey showed high spirits against Salisbury B with a great goal from Charlie assisted by Camilla, who then scored the 2nd goal after an amazing pass from Zach. Charlie scored again and with strong defending from Clara the game ended 3-0.

There were some lovely passes against Southampton A from Anna, Maya and Imogen but the game finished 0-0.

The final game against Andover A was tense. Romsey dominated play with plenty of goal opportunities, particularly from Joe, but were unlucky to finish with a 0-0 draw. 

Proudly sponsored by:
  • Phil Chapman-Sheath
  • Churchills-Property-Management

Goals Galore for U12 Girls at Trojans

After a respectful Remembrance Sunday silence the Romsey U12 side commenced what was to be an amazing display of youth hockey.

The Romsey girls U12 dominated today at their match against Trojans, scoring a healthy 9 goals, whilst conceding none. The incredible win was a tribute to the girls’ hard work in training, their determination, and total confidence on the ball. Each girl showed impressive personal skills on the pitch however their teamwork was seamless. Full use of the width of the pitch and smart, strong passing between teammates meant Romsey had the majority of possession which they put to great use.

Invincible defending from Tilly D, Clara F, Hattie K, Isobel L and accurate/powerful saves and clearances from goalkeeper Ellie G meant a clean sheet for the Romsey defence. Confident interception and clean passing by the midfielders (birthday girl) Hannah T (4), Eliza H, Lucy W (2), Zoe P, and Harriet F (1) kept the relentless pressure on the Trojans defence, feeding ball after ball to the cool, skilful forwards Caitlin J (2), Maddie O and Elsie D.

A fantastic team performance! (Clara F Player of the match)

Proudly sponsored by:
  • Phil Chapman-Sheath
  • Churchills-Property-Management

U16 Boys rocket past Basingstoke

U16s boys played Basingstoke boys on Sunday the 3rd of November. Push back was 12.30pm on a cloudy yet mild autumnal day.

Basingstoke who only had 10 players made a reasonable start pushing the ball through midfield well, however the Romsey defence marshalled by James F sniffed out early opportunities confidently.

Romsey used their numerical advantage and moved the ball about well with great passing from Lorne T, Ollie G, and Ewan M. Romsey spent most of the half on top and scored 4 great goals 2 for Barry H one for Lorne T and one for Ben H.

Romseys play had been excellent with the whole team moving the ball and working for each other allowing moments of individual skill to shine through from the likes of Ben H, Luke W and Harry G.

The second half started in the same vain and Romsey were on the attack again with great passing combinations through the team including great work out wide from Jack S, Owen S and Oliver N.

More goals followed at times it was impossible to keep up with the score but there were some super moves and finishes from Ben H, Luke W and Ollie G.

On the rare occasion Basingstoke attacked Ellison B and James F were there to snuff out the danger and get Romsey back on the attack again.

It was safe to say goal keeper Ollie H had one of his quieter matches!

Final score Romsey 10–1 Basingstoke

Man of the match Ben H – a constant threat

Proudly sponsored by:
  • Phil Chapman-Sheath
  • Churchills-Property-Management

Junior Awards, Fun Day and BBQ 2019

Almost 100 junior members, their families, coaches and managers enjoyed a great celebration of the season on Saturday afternoon at Romsey School.

Everyone, parents included, were divided into team and they played a fun round robin tournament with a few special rules. No one could tackle a mini unless you were a mini yourself and extra points were given to each team by the umpires for sportsmanship at the end of each game.

In the end Rufus’s team pipped Noah’s side to the title and the winners enjoyed a box of chocolates to celebrate!

After the games came the BBQ, chef’s Simeon and Jo Field, Rex and Linda Taylor, Pete O’Hara and Clare Cooper coped brilliantly with demand and much food and drink was consumed. Thank you to everyone else that assisted and those that brought along the cakes.

To finish the season awards were given to each age group for their Player of the Season and their Most Improved Player. The winners were as follows:

2019 Player of the Season2019 Most Improved Player
U8 BoysZach Woodgate-JonesHamish Nicholson
U8 GirlsCherry CadgeGrace Gomarsall
U10 BoysJake AttfieldBen Gladstone
U10 GirlsCaitlin JuppClara Fuller
U12 BoysRupert WillesTom Westmore
U12 GirlsKatie ButsonEliza Herbert
U14 BoysLorne ThomsonHarry Garton
U14 GirlsHannah ProcterSadie Franklin
U16 Boys Rob BuddenRufus Taylor
U16 GirlsAlex OrakJess Grout

The Bonham Cup for the Most Improved Junior Player was awarded to Alex Orak who has excellent both in the junior section and playing for the ladies – she has gone from ladies 4s to end the season playing for the ladies 1s.

The Junior Club Person of the Year was awarded to Noah Cooper who, despite not doing Duke Of Edinburgh, still turned up to assist in coaching the minis every Sunday morning during the season. Well done, and thank you Noah.