Romford Hockey Club News pages




14 Dec 2017 : Social Functions weekend of 16/17 December

Dear All,

The Christmas drinks function this weekend has been cancelled, as there is another opportunity to meet up the following Saturday to celebrate Steve Harvey's 50th birthday. As there are now no Hockey games or functions that day, the Club will be closed on Saturday 16th December.

It will be open though on Sunday 17th December for the annual Children's Christmas Party! This begins at noon and ends at 4pm, and there are lots of things to keep the kids occupied, such as face-painting and a bouncy castle. In addition, the Bar will be open from noon onwards for stressed-out parents to use! 


Kind regards,

Romford Hockey Club

      

Email: contact@romfordhockeyclub.co.uk
Website: www.romford.hockeyclubwebsite.co.uk








07 Dec 2017 : Romford HC Kit Sale!

Dear All,

Romford are having a sale of club kit. So if yours is past it, or you need a Christmas present, now is the time!

Available kit is as follows, all priced at only £10, on a first come first served basis:

Ladies Shirts sizes 10 to 20, normally £18.50

Ladies Skorts sizes 8 to 20, normally £17

Mens Shirts sizes 38 to 46, normally £18.50

Mens Shorts sizes 28 to 48, normally £14.50

Socks are also available at £4 per pair.

Laurie will be bringing kit to the club on Saturday (he won't be there on Sunday).

So email him now with your orders at lauriem7@btinternet.com


Kind regards,

Romford Hockey Club

      

Email: contact@romfordhockeyclub.co.uk
Website: www.romford.hockeyclubwebsite.co.uk








03 Dec 2017 : Sue's Christmas Dinner update

Dear All,

A reminder that Sue's Christmas Dinner is this coming Sunday 10th December -- is your name on the list of attendees?? There are now over 60 people coming Sunday, and Sue needs to know if there are any others who want to attend but have not yet put their name down, as she will be doing all the food-purchasing this week.

Cost is £10 per adult and £5 per child under 10 years old, the meal starts at 4pm and the Bar will be open from 1.30pm onwards, so everyone can socialise beforehand. Family and friends are more than welcome, as this is what our Social Functions are all about -- inviting different people to the Club as well as existing and past members.

If you wish to come along but have not yet put your name on the list, please contact Sue on 07905 453830 and she will do this for you. Please don't forget to wear the worst Christmas jumper you can find as well!!

See you Sunday, it's always a great function!!
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Kind regards,

Romford Hockey Club

      

Email: contact@romfordhockeyclub.co.uk
Website: www.romford.hockeyclubwebsite.co.uk








17 Nov 2017 : New Year's Eve Party at the Club!!

Dear All,

By popular demand, Romford HC are once more staging a New Year's Eve party this year!! This function starts at 7.30pm on Sunday 31st December, finishes "whenever" the next morning, will have food available during the evening and disco music playing all night!

This is only open though to Club members plus their family, friends and guests, and entry is solely by tickets bought in advance, which are available from behind the Bar this weekend and onwards. Cost per ticket is £10 for adults and £5 for children under 10 years-old, and this price includes the food.

A list of those attending will be put on the Bar notice-board in due course, but if you require further information, or wish to book a ticket for the evening, please contact Sue on 07905 453830.  


Kind regards,

Romford Hockey Club

      

Email: contact@romfordhockeyclub.co.uk
Website: www.romford.hockeyclubwebsite.co.uk








08 Nov 2017 : Social Functions update

Dear All,

The next Social Function was intended to be the Round The World Food Night on 18th November, but this has now been deferred until 2018.

The next social this year is Sue's Christmas Dinner on Sunday 10th December at the Clubhouse, an event not to be missed!! For those who haven't been before, this is a 3-course, multiple-choice meal cooked by Sue herself -- numbers attending have steadily increased over time, and there were well over 60 people participating in 2016!! To secure your place for this year, you need to add your name to the list on the notice-board in the Bar asap -- if you can't get to the Club to do this, contact Sue on 07905 453830 and she will register your name for you. Family and friends are welcome too, as long as numbers are known in advance please -- no name registered, no food!!

Cost of the meal is £10 for adults and £5 for a child under £10, payable on the day, or beforehand if possible please. The meal starts at 4pm and the Bar will be open from 1.30pm onwards, so you can socialise with all others present beforehand. We also request that if possible you wear the most cringe-worthy Christmas jumper you can find, as this is becoming traditional at this event! See you there, no way am I going to miss it!!


Kind regards,

Romford Hockey Club

      

Email: contact@romfordhockeyclub.co.uk
Website: www.romford.hockeyclubwebsite.co.uk








07 Nov 2017 : All fixtures now on website
All this season's games for each team, with times and venues, are now displayed on our website. Please enter your availability for future matches, if possible in advance, to help your Captain ensure he/she has the best possible team selected on the day.

19 Oct 2017 : Frank Shepherd

With deepest regret we have to inform that Frank Shepherd sadly passed away on Thursday 21 September 2017. Earlier in the year he was diagnosed with bowel cancer but had responded well with chemotherapy and other treatment. Last Friday he was operated on to remove a tumour and was initially responding well, but became unwell on Wednesday and was admitted into Queens Hospital. From this point his condition deteriorated quickly and he sadly passed away. Frank was a life member of Romford Hockey Club, having played in the earlier years and was also an established umpire that we were most fortunate to have had in our club. Frank was an umpire you could have a laugh with on the pitch, but if a team crossed him you would see the green card being thrown away and everyone was on a warning for a yellow. He was a bubbly character off the pitch and was a popular member in the bar at the height of Romford's social days. Frank will be fondly remembered by the older generation, not only at Romford but by members of the touring Hangmens sides.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Jacky and his son Matthew, both of whom also played for Romford in the past.

The funeral took place at 13:30 hours on Monday 16th October at Forest Park, Hainault crematorium. Followed by a gathering to remember Frank at Romford Hockey Club, Gallows Corner, Romford.


28 Aug 2017 : Romford HC Pre-season Newsletter

Dear All,

Hope you've all had an enjoyable summer. The wait is nearly over, winter hockey is almost here!

As I hope you know, Tuesday night training re-commenced last week. Numbers were not so great last week, so please try to make an effort to be there. The club spends money on pitches and coaches, all included in your annual subs, so make the most of it if you can.

Pre-season friendlies have been or are in the process of being arranged, where possible. Currently it is looking like this:

Saturday 2nd SeptemberMens 2nd XI Mini tournament at Rochford. King Edmund School SS4 1TL starting at 12:30. There will be 4 games of 20 minutes each over the course of the afternoon. Please let Joolz Smith know if you want to attend, all 2's and 3's players welcome. 

Saturday 9th September. Hoping for another M2 friendly, if it can be arranged.

Saturday 16th SeptemberMen's 1st XI play Basildon; Mens 2nd XI play Havering; Ladies 2nd XI game if we can confirm it.

Other upcoming early season events:

Saturday 16th September - Back To Hockey Drinks at the Club

Sunday 24th September - Charity Event at Robert Clack Astro (*more details below)

Sunday 15th October - Hangman Sevens Tournament at Gallows Corner

Saturday 4th November - Halloween and Fireworks

Saturday 18th November - Around The World Food Night

More events and more details coming as we go forward. 

*Featuring games between Romford Rockets, Chairman XI versus President XI, a Mixed game, plus raffle, BBQ, PA, craft and cake stalls etc. All match fees and proceeds will go to the Avenues Group, supporting people with dementia, learning difficulties and acquired brain injuries. This is arranged by Stuart Boyling, In the last few years RHC has raised over £2000 for them, which is fantastic, but more is always needed.

P.S. We are sending this to a lot of people, so as not to miss anybody who might want to know all of this. But our database is definitely in need of a clean-up. So if you received this and you don't want to receive more emails in the future, we apologise and we'd appreciate it if you let us know: romfordhc@gmail.com. Many thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

Kind regards,

Romford Hockey Club

      

Email: contact@romfordhockeyclub.co.uk
Website: www.romford.hockeyclubwebsite.co.uk








20 Aug 2017 : PUBLIC BALLOT for Women's Hockey World Cup 2018 tickets

Hi. For anybody who didn't apply for tickets back in April, that priority link is now closed. But all remaining tickets are now being sold via a public ballot. So if you didn't apply before, or just want some more tickets, use the link below to apply. You can enter the ballot from now until 6th September.

Please note that these are individual applications. We cannot make Club block bookings, so you will not be sitting together. Full details and a link to enter the ballot are found here

https://www.seetickets.com/hockeyworldcup?src=MK_ETHockeyBallotEshot&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Hockey_Ballot_Aug17&utm_content=https%3a%2f%2fwww.seetickets.com%2fhockeyworldcup%3fsrc%3dMK_ETHockeyBallotEshot&&


08 Feb 2017 : Easyfundraising raises FREE donations to the Club when you buy almost anything. See how it works:

Easyfundraising raises FREE donations to the Club when you buy almost anything. See how it works:

First register yourself using the link below. Then, when you spend money at any of hundreds of companies, the club will receive donations from those companies. Some small, some tiny, but they all add up.
www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/romfordhockeyclub/

Once you've registered, whenever you shop online, first go to the www.easyfundraising.org.uk website and find the seller you want. Easyfundraising will then take you to that site and record anything you spend there. You do not have to do anything else.

An easier alternative is to download their Donation Reminder app to your browser(s). Then if you go directly to a website where donations are available, this app will tell you and let you activate the donation via a pop-up button. Perfect for those, like me, who keep forgetting to go to Easyfundraising first... There's a mobile app too.

Hundreds of vendors are signed up to this including all kinds of shops, ebay, travel companies, insurers, telecoms, utilities, pizzas, banks, cinemas, events... the list is huge. See www.easyfundraising.org.uk for more.