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The season has begun! Club day was a success

On Saturday 14th September we welcomed existing and new members back to the club to kick off the new season with some fun and friendly games of hockey. The weather was glorious, perhaps a little too hot for hockey, and it was great to see so many familiar faces eager to pick up their stick and get themselves ready for a new season. It’s a big change for the ladies section this year as we join the Hampshire divisions and South Division – we’re looking forward to playing some new teams and heading east for a change of scene. If...
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Date for your diary: BHC Club Day 14th September 2019

The new season is nearly upon us, which means Club Day is back! Club Day (for adult members) is the perfect opportunity to dust off your hockey stick and catch up with members before the season begins. Further details will be circulated nearer the time, but expect lots of friendly competitive hockey games, a beer of two, plus the opportunity to purchase some new kit. New members welcome! Date: Saturday 14th September Location: Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate Time: TBC (but likely from 10:30 – 14:00 ish like last year) Please note: a separate junior club day will be held...
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Book Your July Summer Holiday Camp with 86Hcky

Refine your core skills, develop the art of defending and innovative 3D skills through advance training drills. Plus conditioned games to improve tactical development and more. Come and join us at Chapel Gate, 30th and 31st July for 2 mornings of fun and competitive hockey drills and games. Plus this summer, Ben Boon, former BHC player, now Surbiton & GB EDP, and Tomek Bruml (Exeter University and England Junior) will be joining us! Ages: U10 | U12 | U14 | U16 £20 a DAY 9am – 12pm Sign up ONLINE at www.86hcky.com Or EMAIL 86hcky@mail.com 86HCKY provides high quality coaching to...
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Women and Girls Softball Cricket in Dorset this summer

Ladies, do you fancy softball cricket this summer? 🏑➡️🏏? Softball cricket is a fun but competitive version of cricket and Bournemouth Cricket Club is looking for more female players. Women’s cricket is growing rapidly in Dorset. Last summer there were lots of festivals at local clubs. Players ranged from girls aged 12 to a grandmother over 70 who proceeded to whack the ball for six! Softball cricket festivals will be held at local clubs on Sundays and aim to have a fun, friendly, and family atmosphere. The rules of Softball cricket are different to hardball cricket and they allow players...
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BHC and BDRC’s statements on proposed purchase of Chapel Gate by BU

Many of you will have seen recent statements in the Bournemouth Echo, on websites and on social media, concerning the proposed purchase of Chapel Gate by Bournemouth University. It is important that we present a balanced view of the current situation and the expected future structure if the BU bid is successful. You can download a copy of both Bournemouth Hockey Club’s view and known facts about the BU bid, as prepared by Ian Barber (Chairman) and John Stuart (Vice Chairman), and the Bournemouth & District Recreational Charity’s (BDRC) statement from Trustees. Bournemouth Hockey Club Statement Statement from BHC Chairman...
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Exclusive – FIH Pro League Hockey Family Window

If you were unlucky in the public ballot, or didn’t apply but are still keen to attend one of the many FIH Pro League Hockey matches next year, then as a member of Bournemouth Hockey Club you can gain access to priority access before tickets finally go on general sale. Stands are selling out due to the high demand seen in the FIH Pro League ballot. We have a unique link to get the chance to purchase any remaining seats. England Hockey have made the Argentina Double Header available only to the Hockey Family during this window. Otherwise it’s sold out! The exclusive window...
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Big Fat Christmas Quiz 2018

Dust off your Christmas jumpers and start the countdown to Christmas by taking part in our Big Fat Christmas Quiz! Date: Saturday 1st December Time: 7pm arrival for 7:30pm start Location: Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate Tickets: £10 per person Price includes entry to quiz and food, Tickets MUST be purchased in advance Food Turkey bap, cranberry stuffing, pig in blanket and chips. Vegetarian option available but MUST be pre-ordered. Teams: Max of 6 people per team. If you’d like to attend but don’t have 6 players, don’t worry, we’ll help make up the numbers on the night by helping...
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Memberships have gone digital

This year Bournemouth Hockey Club’s membership process has gone digital! Following the launch of our new website last year, we’re now pleased to announce that the second stage in our digital journey is complete, online registration forms 😀  Thanks to the hard work of Kevin Candy, Junior Membership Secretary, and webmaster Gillian Forsyth, we now have an adult and junior registration form for ALL members to fill in. For anyone wishing to play hockey for Bournemouth this year, including attending training sessions, a registration form MUST be filled in. As well as registering your personal details, this form also contains membership...
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