Start of Season 2022-23

Start of Season 2022-23

Sarah Wight Uncategorized

The start of season 2022-23 is upon us! Pick up a stick, grab your goalie kit and come join us at Epsom Hockey Club. Our senior members have been busy with their pre-season training since early August. It’s now is the time to come together and start preparing for the 2022-23 hockey season as training continues and friendly matches begin.

Please can all current members check teamo and update your availability. The senior training schedule can be found here http://epsomhc.co.uk/training-information/.

New members of all abilities are welcome here at Epsom Hockey Club. If you’re new to the area, fancy a change, a new challenge or want to pick up a stick and give hockey a go, we have plenty of competitive senior teams as well as regular back to hockey and walking hockey sessions; plus of course, a thriving junior section. In conclusion, here at Epsom HC, we have a team for everyone! Interested in joining us? Great! Get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you.

League Hockey

We continue this season as we did the last, with many of our ladies teams competing in the South East Area leagues. New coach Nick Page leads our L1s back into the South East Premier and our L2s continue to compete in Division 1 West league, with Emma Elsom (aka Spuggie) as head coach. Our L3s – L6s will play hockey in the Oaks Divisions 1, 2 and 5 alongside plenty of Surrey teams. Thank you to Spuggie and Emma Whitely for stepping up and coaching our lovely ladies All the best to everyone this season. Exciting (hockey) times ahead!

It’s a new look to our M1s at start the 2022-23 season as they compete in the London Hockey League, First Division. In addition, our M2s continue to play London Division 3 (South) and our M3s start life in Division 4 South West and Mustangs will play in Division 5 South West. Meanwhile our M5s, Mavericks and 7s enter the new South East Oaks leagues in Divisions 3, 4 and 5. At the senior end of the Club, our Embers and Old School teams will strive for more success in the London Masters Premier leagues and our Vagabonds are entered into the Wessex Seniors Fixtures Alliance. Find your league here – Click on through to find your hockey league.

Photography, Player of the Match (MOM) and Social Media

We love finding out the scores, who got MOM / TFC and any other newsworthy hockey news throughout the season. Be sure to tag @epsomhc on social media when posting about hockey (we’re on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter). In addition you can send pictures and information to Swighty who will endeavour to keep us all up to date throughout the season.

Epsom Hockey Club adopts England Hockey’s policy for the taking and use of photographic and recorded images of young people. Please note that our membership form includes a permission section for photography so that all our members are covered.

If you wish to take photographs or record video at matches, please contact Emma Dale, our Welfare Officer. (details on policy) Epsom Hockey Club Photography Policy – Final

Click through to all our Club welfare and safeguarding information.

How to get your Epsom HC playing kit

The Club is transitioning to a new kit supplier, Akuma. The new playing shirts are a modernised version of our our existing. We encourage you to buy the new ones via the online Akuma Club Shop. Samples of the kit are available at Old Schools Lane so you can check your size before ordering. Communication has gone out to members several times over the summer, but if you have any questions or are new to the Club please contact Ali Murrell via email here.

We do still have stock of our existing kit including mid-layers, skorts, and importantly – club socks! This is being managed by Ali and a small team of volunteers. The kit is available to purchase (CASH ONLY) at Old Schools Lane. Contact Ali or speak to your captain to plan your visit to the container to make your purchases. The stock of this kit is selling well and further information can be found here on our website.

Amazing Volunteers

Here at Epsom Hockey Club we are a friendly community and we’re proud of all our members who step up and volunteer their time and efforts to the running of the Club.

We welcome Natalia Anda as our new Club Chair and our General Committee continues to grow. Thank you to Sarah Orr for stepping up as our Ladies’ Club Captain and to Pamela Gregory, our new Club Secretary. We still have a few spaces to fill and seek volunteers to help co-ordinate our lovely umpires, to help with Club fixtures and to help with the management of our website. England Hockey guidance

England Hockey is the National Governing Body of our sport. They have implemented a robust governance structure to allow for maximum participation in hockey within a safe environment. Take a look here at the current rules and regulations, duty of care and equality, diversity and inclusion policies via the England Hockey website.

WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT SEASON. ENJOY YOUR HOCKEY!