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As we’re almost in December, we are finding our Santa hats, and letting you all know about some festive things coming up
1 – Curry and Crackers – Saturday 11 December – 7pm
This is our traditional end-of-the-year social event, at ISSC Rushmere. Curries are provided by the teams, you just need your £5 entrance and an appetite!
To give us an idea of numbers, please fill in the form linked here: https://forms.gle/A9qyB5k5rChVes2X8
All are welcome!
2 – Christmas Trees to support IES Juniors
With Christmas just round the corner, please get your Xmas trees from Zoë and Colin Lees to help support our Junior section.
Zoë and Colin Lees are accidental Christmas tree farmers having inherited a field of trees when we moved into our house. Each year we sell them with all profits going to good causes. This year our chosen causes are -> UNICEF & IES Juniors.
If you are interested in a tree then please email email@example.com for the address. Costs and opening hours are in the attached advert
3 – Follow us on social media
With the increased likelihood of frosty pitches affecting matches and training for both sections, please follow our social media accounts on facebook, instagram and twitter for updates – @ieshockeyclub
|Mens 1st||04/12/21||Broxbourne 1||Rushmere P2||12:00|
|Mens 2nd||04/12/21||Bury 2||Culford||12:30|
|Mens 3rd||04/12/21||Sudbury 2||Gt Cornard||15:15|
|Mens 4th||04/12/21||Bury 5||Rushmere P3||11:00|
|Mens 5th||04/12/21||<No game>|
|Ladies 1st||04/12/21||Cambs City 2||Rushmere P3||13:00|
|Ladies 2nd||04/12/21||Bury 3||Culford||10:30|
|Ladies 3rd||04/12/21||Ipswich 3||Rushmere P1||11:00|
1 – Senior section Saturday results
- Men’s 1’s lost 0 – 2 home to Old Southendians 1s
- Men’s 2s won 1 – 0 away at Newmarket 1s
- Men’s 3s lost 0 – 5 away at North Norfolk 1s
- Men’s 4 won 3 – 2 home to Pelicans 3s.
- Women’s 1s lost 1 – 5 home to Harleston Magpies
- Women’s 2s won 7 – 1 IESHC 3s.
- Women’s 3s lost 1 – 7 IESHC 2s.
- Women’s 4s failed to raise a team.
2 – Junior section Sunday results (new Area League)
- U16G beat both Felixstowe and Harleston Magpies 1-0 in their triangular tournament at home
- U14B lost to Norwich Dragons 0-1 and to Ipswich 7 0-2 in their triangular tournament at home
- U14G drew 0-0 against Norwich Dragons and beat Harleston Magpies 1-0 in their triangular tournament away at Harleston.
There were many positives, as well as learning points, for all the junior teams, but mainly it was just great to see them back in competitive matches. For many in the U14s this was their first competition in over a year, and the first time playing 11 a side full pitch hockey. Thanks to the senior club for supporting with umpires and to all the coaches and parents for shouting from the sidelines!
Two teams of U12s will be taking part in a mixed hockey tournament at Ipswich High School this Sunday – good luck to the teams.
3 – Club clothing
Don’t forget that the Club Shop is now open for you to order the new IES branded clothing. We have had positive feedback from people on receiving their orders from the first sale. Please place your order before end of day on Sunday 10 October: https://ieshc.tsunami-sport.com/
4 – Club games on Saturday 2 October
1. Club Clothing
We are delighted to confirm that the first batch of the new range of club clothing ordered via the online shop arrived today. Anyone who has ordered shorts, skorts, socks, jackets etc can collect these from the bar at the club before training tomorrow and/or on Wednesday this week. Please arrive between 7pm and 7.30pm tomorrow and from 6.30pm to 7pm on Wednesday.
The club shop has reopened. https://ieshc.tsunami-sport.com/ Please place the order before end of day on Sunday 10 October. Deliveries should be made week commencing 22 November to the club.
Please note that the items in the online shop are mainly for adults and older juniors. The juniors are planning to hold a sale of our junior training tops and jackets at half term.
2. League Hockey
The adult league season kicked off on Saturday with eight club teams in action. Pride of place in week one goes to the Men’s 1s, who secured an outstanding win away to City of Peterborough 1 – 0. A new look Men’s 3s secured a great draw at home to Norwich Dragons but there were defeats for Men’s 2s at home to Magpies and Men’s 4s away at Sudbury. The men’s 5s will have to wait for their first taste of league action after Newmarket conceded.
A below strength Women’s 1s were well beaten at Bishops Stortford, one of the fancied teams in East Prem whilst the 2s lost a tight derby game at home to Ipswich. The 3s lost at Castaways whilst sadly we couldn’t field a Women’s 4s team this week.
3. League Results
The new England Hockey Game Management System is unfortunately having teething problems but the East Area league results can be found here: https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk/
4. Come and support our teams on Saturday.
Please try to pop up to the club this coming Saturday and support our teams. There are games throughout the day, with the Women’s 1s at home at 12.30 v Harleston Magpies in East Prem, and the Men’s 1s are also in Prem action taking on Old Southendians who include Ex Olympian Jonty Clarke – push back is at 14.30. Full list of fixtures below.
|M3||N Norfolk 1s||L||A||15.00|
5. Junior Hockey
We started the new season with a bang! Two weeks with over 100 young people training each week, including a number of new members – a big IES Juniors welcome to you.
Our first competitive matches start this Sunday, with the U14 girls away at Harleston, triangular fixture v Harleston and Norwich Dragons, the U16 girls at home for a triangular fixture v Felixstowe and Harleston Magpies and the U14 boys at home, for a triangular fixture v Norwich Dragons and Ipswich 7.
Looking to get back into hockey or to try for the first time?
Whether you haven’t played since school or have been inspired by the GB Olympic medal winners to pick up a stick for the first time we would love to welcome new members!
We have 5 mens teams and 4 ladies teams and of course a junior section too so whatever level/age you are there’s a team for you. There is no formal team selection process but if you attend training you will play matches and move up or down the teams as appropriate.
Senior/Student training starts again at Rushmere on Tuesday 17 August (men) from 7.30-9.30pm, and Wednesday 18 August (women) from 7pm to 9pm.
Junior training will return on 12 September and will take place every Sunday morning. The U8s, U10s, U12s and U14s will train from 9-10.30am, and the U16s from 10.30-12noon.
If you’d like to come along to a training session to get a feel for the club please contact us (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org – we are in the process of sorting our current enquiries email inbox so please use this email address in the interim). Please note you will need to fill out some forms (due to COVID) and we will of course provide you with these to you once you’ve messaged us.
See you soon!
We hope you enjoyed the Olympics, especially the hockey of course. How brilliant to see our very own Sam Beveridge (Women’s 1s Coach) with the GB Women’s Squad winning a Bronze medal overnight! Congratulations to Sam and the support team and of course all the players.
1 Club Award Winners
Many congratulations to everyone who won an award this year – it was great to be able to present many of you with your awards after the AGM last month.
Thank you to all who attended the AGM recently. Please click here for a list of all new club officers . Please do get in touch with your representatives – a healthy the club needs all members to engage and take part.
3 Pre Season & Training Sessions
Senior / student training
This starts again at Rushmere on Tuesday 17 August (men – 7.30-9.30pm) and Wednesday 18 August (women – 7-9pm).
Initial training groups:
- Tuesday Group 1 – Men’s 1s and 2s. Tuesday Group 2 – Men’s club: Men’s 3s, 4s and 5s.
- Wednesday Group 1 – Women’s 1s and 2s. Wednesday Group 2 – Women’s club: Women’s 3s and 4s.
We may need to review groups depending on numbers and coach availability.
The Junior section will return to Sunday training on Sunday 12 September – make sure the date is in your diary. We are also planning a transition training session for any Juniors going into Year 8 and above in the evening of Friday 3 September – more details to follow in an email to eligible players.
4 Coaching vacancy
We are looking to find a regular coach to run the women’s club training on Wednesday. This is a PAID ROLE. Anyone interested should contact Naomi: email@example.com or Charlie: firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Saturday fixtures / New League season
We have arranged fixtures for most club teams on Saturday 11 September (home and away) v Harleston Magpies. Captains will be in touch with details. The new Area league fixtures start on Saturday 18 September. Times and still be to be confirmed but fixtures can be found here: https://fixtures.englandhockey.co.uk/
6 Club Day
We had hoped to run a Club Day (with a charity element) on Saturday 4 September but there is currently no pitch availability at Rushmere on that day. If anything is possible we will let everyone know ASAP. If a Club Day isn’t possible, we will have a Club Showcase / new members’ session on Saturday 11 September instead, details tbc.
7 Summer holiday sessions
It was great to see so many of our Juniors taking part in our summer holiday hockey sessions. These were led by a team of our Young Leaders, and involved three mornings of skills development which finished in style with a water balloon fight and slip & slide goal scoring – so much fun!
8 First aid session
We had an extremely useful and interesting first aid session at the club on 21 July, led by sports injury specialist Ollie Howard. Attended by senior section players and junior section young leaders, coaches and parents. This covered how to deal with some of the particular injuries we may come across on the hockey pitch, plus the chance to practice some resuscitation and use a defibrillator. Thanks to Ollie and all those who attended.
9 Injury rehab and performance services
We have negotiated reduced costs for IES hockey club members for appointments with Ollie Howard (graduate sport therapist) who specialises in sports injuries and adolescent athletes. Our members (players and coaches) will save £5 per treatment session. To contact Ollie text or call 07527055088. He is currently based at Sports Med East in Ipswich.
We hope to see you all soon
Book now to attend the IES Annual Awards, AGM and Social Hockey matches on Saturday 24 July: https://forms.gle/zSULCNbZZh1i7FpPA
All club members are invited to join us at the AGM starting at 11.30am, which will be followed by a buffet lunch and the club’s senior section Annual Awards, before some social hockey matches at 1pm (open to anyone aged 13 or over)
Following on from our successful holiday training sessions last summer, we have launched some Half Term Hockey Camps.
They will be running at the Sports Centre on Tuesday 1 June and Wednesday 2 June, and are open to anyone who’d like to have some holiday hockey fun!
- Suitable for all ages and abilities from Reception to Year 11
- You don’t have to be a current IES player to come – invite your friends! This will be a great chance for them to experience the fun of hockey
- Players will just need shin pads, a gum shield and suitable clothes and footwear to run around outside on our astros. We have hockey sticks to borrow.
- On Tuesday we will have guest coaches from Surbiton Hockey Club leading the training, including their director of hockey coaching, Will Fulker, and a representative from their ladies 1st team.
- On Wednesday our coaches will include members of the IES men’s and women’s 1st teams, as well as our IES Juniors young leaders and coaches.
- Each day will include skills training and fun sessions for outfield players and goalkeepers – and those who have never picked up a hockey stick before. Our skilled coaches will tailor our camps to fit the abilities of all.
The camps are split into two sessions – a morning one for primary school children and an afternoon one for high school children. Within these sessions there will be small groups running. You can book for one day or two days, and each session of 3 hours costs just £10 per child!
Please book using our Google Form: https://forms.gle/wL6r4LNb1hHAg8xNA
All the latest news from your hockey club…
Wednesday training sessions for adults
Just to confirm, these have now ended until pre-season gets underway in late July / early August.
Hockey at Rushmere on Saturday 8 May
We are arranging a men’s game and women’s game at 11.30am to 1pm. This is open to anyone over 13, and if you would like to play, please just fill in your details on this Google form: https://forms.gle/9oqYJouTuYgbr5GB9
The local summer league for adult hockey starts w/c 17 May. We await exact details of times, fixtures and venues, but if you would like to play in any of our four teams – please contact the team captains listed below. Matches will be played in May, June and early July.
Men’s B – Captained by Russell Williams & Steve Spurling
Matches on Monday evenings.
Women’s B – Captained by Jess Gray
Matches on Tuesday evenings.
Men’s A – Organised by Charlie Farrow
Matches on Wednesday evenings.
Women’s A – Captained by Claire Pearsons & Naomi Sharpe
Matches on Thursday evenings.
|Monday||Men’s div 2|
|Tuesday||Women’s div 2|
|Wednesday||Men’s div 1|
|Thursday||Women’s div 1|
|Friday||Free for replays if necessary|
Annual Charity Day – Saturday 3 July from 11am to 5pm approx.
Lots of fun mixed adult hockey games (over 13s), junior hockey masterclass, barbecue, family fun, bouncy castle, ice cream van etc. Full details will be shared soon.
In the meantime anyone wanting to join one of the teams being arranged by club members are invited to complete the expression of interest here: https://forms.gle/9oqYJouTuYgbr5GB9
(There is no need to complete this form if you have already been asked to play by a team organiser.)
Just a reminder that Junior sessions will be running on Sundays until 11 July. We have entered U14 girls, U16 girls and U16 boys into the new England Hockey championships which are due to take place May-July, and will share details once we have them.
We have some extra training sessions planned for the next half term holiday, including some exciting guest coaches! These will take place during the day on Tuesday 1 June and Wednesday 2 June – more details to follow about how to sign up, but please pop these dates in your calendars.