IES Christmas Party Helps the Homeless

IES juniors and parents enjoyed a great time at their annual Christmas Party day. In spite of a heavy frost we managed to move everything indoors and all age groups from U8’s to U16’s enjoyed some indoor hockey. After the run around all our juniors and parents enjoyed party food which included candy floss and popcorn from love all occasions. Many thanks to all the coaches, managers and volunteers for all your help this year.
The parents provided plenty of food and it was suggested that some of the left over unopened food be donated to the Tesco Christmas Food Bank which I think everyone will agree is a great thing to do.
We hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year!

Senior Training

Please note that senior training has now finished for the Christmas/New year break and will resume on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd January.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Curry and Crackers

Thank you to everyone who attended Curry and Crackers this year! It was a very successful evening- we even had to put more tables out to fit everyone in! We hope everyone enjoyed the evening, Thank you to everyone who helped by cooking curries- the food was delicious!

IES Weekend Socks

Message from Peter Elsom:

As the run up to Christmas gathers pace and the inevitable panic starts to grow I am delighted to launch this season’s must have item.

All across the country people receive novelty socks from the mother in law and every year they have to pretend how grateful they are to receive another pair of Bart Simpson or South Park Socks knowing full well that they will hide at the back of the sock draw never to see the light of day…………..

Ladies and Gentlemen the wait for something really useful is over as the IES Hockey Club weekend sock arrives this week. This bold and funky sock with large black and red stripes is a sure way to stand out from the crowd and support your club.

Socks come in one size and are ready for immediate purchase in time for Christmas.

Socks can be purchased by emailing peter.jo.elsom@esassociates.co.uk and are available at £8.00 per pair or 2 pairs for £15.00 but hurry whilst stocks last.

Christmas Curry and Crackers!

IES is hosting another popular ‘Curry and Crackers’ event on Saturday 9th December. This is the club’s Christmas party and ALL are welcome to attend! Home cooked curries will be provided with assorted sides. This is a great event to mingle and celebrate with other members of the club!

IES Ladies Super Saturday! 21st October

IES ladies were a force to be reckoned with this weekend, bringing home four fantastic performances which resulted in four wins.

The day started at home with IES ladies 3s vs Felixstowe 4s. The ladies worked extremely well as a team and came away with a 16-0 win. The goals were from Annis Cousins (6), Issy Murison (2), Vicky Watts (1), Daisy Nunn (5) and Kay O’Reilly (2). This pushed the ladies into 1st place in the league and they are looking forward to next week’s match against Harwich 2s.

Ladies 2’s travelled to Framlingham for an 11:15 game. After a great win last week, spirits were high. It took them the first 5/10 minutes to really settle into the game. They dominated the first half, with many shots on goal. Cathy Cook opened the score and then also got the 2nd goal from a great penalty flick. Maddie scored the 3rd goal before 1/2 time after some great quick passes. The 2nd half IES continued to maintain possession. Lots of short corner practice with Saph scoring the 4th goal from a straight strike off a short corner. Cathy then managed her 2nd week of scoring a hat trick getting the 5th goal. Finally Mollie completed the game with the 6th goal and also gaining Man of the Match vote. Great team work, effort and skills involved throughout the game.

Ladies 4’s were home vs Christchurch 3’s at 11.30am. They took home their first win of the season Christchurch 1-0 which means they are now 6th place in the league table. All of the ladies worked incredibly hard throughout the match and a fantastic goal from a short corner by Rachel Harrison sealed the deal. The ladies 4’s go from strength to strength each week as they develop as a new team. Although there was great performances from each of the ladies on Saturday Arwen took home player of the match.

And last but by no means least:

Ladies 1s faced Harleston Magpies at 1pm. With the benefit of a home game, and some good results under our belt, the ladies were confident going into battle. Winning first push back, the girls began their attack straight away, and with a series of surges from the midfield, the girls had a number of opportunities, but Harleston GK was strong and denied the girls anything.
After the first 15-20 minutes the girls began to tire, and Magpies took their opportunity to punish IES and opened the scoring. Maybe the wake-up call that IES needed the girls reacted quickly, a short corner was won and fired in by striker Georgia Harrold. This was then quickly followed by another short corner routine where Hannah Reed managed to find the back board. Scores at half time were IES 2 -Magpies 1.
The second half IES seemed to have the majority of the possession Heather Dixon laying off some great balls to youngster Alex Tomlinson who had some fantastic runs up the sidelines. Stalwart Maria Wheelan was the next to score for IES from another short. IES feeling more confident continued to transfer the ball, which lead to another open play goal from skipper Abi Elsom.
Harleston clever in their attacks saw IES weaknesses, and played on them. A number of times managing to hit the ball through IES press and threaten IES defence. However, despite IES giving the crowd another nail bitting finish they managed to keep Harleston from scoring (despite 2 short corners right at the end!) Taking it to the wire in true IES style the game finished 4-1.
This was a very positive victory which keeps us top of the table ahead of next weeks opponents Dereham on goal difference. There were some very good individual performances which gives us optimism for our top of the table clash next week.

Girls SYL Tournament – Sunday 15th October

Here are the details from the Girls SYL tournament at Bury this past Sunday:

IES Black

0-0 V Ipswich
2-0 V Felixstowe 2’s (Zoe Tanner, Isabella Jack)
3-0 V Bury 3’s (Isabella Jack, Bea Chilvers, Kate Smith)

IES Red

1-0 V Bury 1’s (Beau Barrington-Hibbert)
9-0 V Felixstowe 1’s (Beau Barrington-Hibbert 3, Hannah Gray 2, Thalia Clement 2, Lucy Bowden, Madeline Buchanan)
2-1 V Sudbury (Hannah Gray, Madeline Buchanan)

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Senior Training Times

As the start of the season rapidly approaches, here is a reminder about senior training times.

MENS TRAINING

Men’s regular season training starts this week at the following times:

Tuesdays
Mens 3s-6s
7.30pm – 9pm

Wednesdays
Mens 1s-2s
7.30pm – 9pm

LADIES TRAINING

Ladies pre-season continues for another two weeks and is £2 per session. Wednesday 20th September goes back to regular league training (no cost to members).

Wednesday 6th and 13th September
ALL ladies – 7.30 – 9pm. £2 per session.

Wednesday 20th September onwards:
Ladies 3s – 4s: 7pm – 8pm
Ladies 1s – 2s: 8pm – 9.30pm

IES Club Day 2017

We held a very successful club day yesterday, starting with a junior session at 10am and followed by several friendly games against other local clubs. Thank you to everyone who came along and thank you to everyone who was involved in the organisation and running of the day.

The results from the games were:

IES M1 v Cambs City M2 – game not played as the visitors could not raise a side;
IES M3 4 : 2 Ipswich M2
IES M4 2 – 1 Lowestoft Railway M1
IES M5/6 0 – 3 Lowestoft Railway M2

IES L1 4 : 5 Ipswich School 1st
IES L1/2 4 – 2 Christchurch L1
IES L2/3/4 1 – 0 Christchurch L2/3