Three BHC Members Selected For England Duty

It’s been a great week for international hockey news this week, with not one, not two, but THREE Bournemouth hockey members being selected to represent England. In our junior section, Nick Nurse’s hockey achievements go from strength to strength, with his latest accolade… being selected for the final 26 for the England u16 squad!! An amazing achievement and fully deserved for all his commitment to improve all aspects of his game. We wish him well as he plays and trains over the coming months with the squad and works towards selection (fingers crossed) for the 6 Nations tournament in July....
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86Hcky October Half Term Camp – Book Now

26th & 27th October Under 10, Under 12 and U14 Age Groups Registration from 8:30am Session from 9:00am – 12:00pm Sessions led by Adam Tapper, with International, Junior International and top level coaches including BEN BOON (England and GB Development, Reading HC) and TOMEK BRUML (England Junior & Havant HC). Refine your core skills Develop the art of defending & innovative 3D skills Advanced training drills & conditioned games to improve tactical developments For booking and more information please contact us on

Ladies, ever fancied being a firefighter?

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging women and other under-represented parts of the community to ‘have a go’ at being a firefighter, ahead of a wholetime recruitment campaign next month. They have asked if we can share this information with our members… The role of a firefighter has changed a lot in recent years, with even more emphasis on fire prevention and community education. While our firefighters are still called upon to put out fires when they occur, they also respond to flooding and water rescue incidents, road traffic collisions, animal rescues and alarm calls – amongst...
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Time to pay your membership fees

The time has come to start setting up your standing orders or pay in full for your club membership fees. Fees help to cover your membership to Bournemouth Sports Club, and to also pay for coaching, the use and maintenance of hockey club facilities and insurances. On payment of your club fees (either via standing order or in full) you will receive a membership card which will give you 10% off food and drink at the club, plus in using it you will help the club raise additional funds to support itself. If you do not receive your card after paying...
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Good luck to BHC members in Bournemouth Half Marathon next weekend

In a week’s time four ladies from Bournemouth Hockey Club will join thousands of runners along the seafront to take part in the Bournemouth Half Marathon as part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival. I commend anyone for taking part in this fabulous event which has been running along our beautiful coastline for the last 4 years, and I expect there are quite a few BHC members also taking part, but what is particularly commendable for these ladies is that on the most part they really aren’t runners, well not long distance ones anyway! Ok, so Pip Woods is somewhat of...
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Gavin Rusling receives certificate of commendation at Poole Sports Awards

A big congratulations go out to Junior Section Chairman Gavin Rusling who received a well deserved Certificate of Commendation at Poole Sports Awards this week. This certificate was awarded for Outstanding success and contribution to athletics, cross country, football and hockey! Who knew one man could give some much time and dedication to so many sports, and with such passion and enthusiasm. The junior section at BHC has certainly thrived under this leadership, supported brilliantly by all who work with him, and the adult section owe much to him for his fixture/pitch management; supply of talented junior players into the...
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Colin & Brian part of England’s over 70 golden win at European Championships

The WGMA European championships took place in Glasgow this summer (20th – 27th August) with our very own Colin Kimber (GK) and Brian Perryman (midfield) playing for England’s Over 70s team. I’m pleased to report that the team won GOLD having won all their games, and conceding NO goals! England beat the Welsh in their opening game 3-0 on Sunday 20th August; then took on the Belgians on Tuesday and thumped 7 past their keeper, conceding none (7-0); followed by a 5-0 victory against Scotland on Wednesday; and a penultimate 0-0 stalemate on Saturday against the Dutch. It was in...
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Club training starts this week

The new season of hockey is upon us, and training for ALL teams begins this week!! We hope you’re excited as we are… This is just a reminder about who is going to train when as there are a few changes this year compared to previous ones. Tuesday evenings (Starting 5th September) U12 and U14 girls – 18:30 to 19:45 Ladies club night – 19:45 to 21:30 (please meet in the club house by 19:30)* Ladies club night is for all ladies players – there will be 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s & 5s training all happening at the same time...
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