|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!
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
As you will have no doubt understood from the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday evening, the new lockdown means that ALL club hockey is suspended for the time being, both for seniors and juniors. This is likely to remain the case until the middle of February.
The East League are hoping to resume adult leagues at some stage, with matches potentially being played in March and April. Whilst teams will not now be able to play the entire fixture list it is likely that leagues will be decided on average points once all teams have played each other at least once. We don’t yet know what is happening with the Junior competitions.
Of course, we will continue to monitor the situation, and hope that we will have some better news to share with you soon.
In the meantime, we hope you all stay safe and thank you all for your support for IES.
IES Hockey Club
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England Hockey have announced a suspension of all hockey from Thursday 5 November to Friday 4 December following the government’s lockdown announcement on Saturday. Sadly, therefore, this means that there will be no hockey for either the Juniors or Seniors after adult training this week, which will go ahead tomorrow and Wednesday.
The club will carefully monitor the situation to ensure that we are prepared for a return to action.
For the senior section, this could see league matches being played on the 5th, 12th and even the 19th December. Equally with access to facilities likely to be an issue for some clubs and no certainty that the lockdown will end on 4 Decemberwe may encounter a longer delay.
For the junior section, if the lockdown is lifted, we may be able to return to training on Sunday 6 December, but we will need to wait and see as to whether the scheduled EH matches for the U14 and U16 girls will go ahead on that day, or whether they will be delayed.
As always, we will keep you in touch with developments as we know them.
IES Hockey Club