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Quiz Night – Friday 28th April

Dear All,

It is that time again where we try to raise money for the club. We are holding a quiz at Welwyn Garden city Rugby club. on the 28th of April (Friday) 7.30-11pm.

There are usually some fantastic prizes that have been contributed (not just for the winners)!

Bring your friends, colleagues, mum, dad, sister, grandparents, neighbour or random person on your road and join in. The quiz will be suitable for all and whether you are an expert quizzer or a novice it would great to see you there. Ask your team mates and let’s get a good number of people involved and raise money for the club.

Tickets £5 per person. Enter as an individual or in a team, the more the merrier.

Chips will be available during the night.  

Please contact Karen for more information and to book tickets

Presentation Evening – Saturday 25th March

The Winners

Mens Awards
Captain: Dan Klinger
Player: Mark Skilbeck
Team: 1st XI
Young player: Callum Elliott
Goalkeeper: Ijaz Malik
Rick Garg Trophy (Goal Scorer): Oli Reynolds (24 league goals)
Most Improved Senior Player: Rupert Bucknell

Ladies Awards
Goal Keeper: Nat Granger
Goal Scorer: Mairi Moore
Most Improved Senior Player: Lucy Owen
Players Player: Sue Owen
Most Improved Young Player:  Nell Hayes
Team: 3rd XI
Captain: Abbie Woodman

Club Awards
Umpire: Tom Godfrey
Club Person: Sally Ensum
Alan Smith Award: Nick Pratt

Presentation evening is confirmed for Saturday 25th March 2017 from 7pm in the function room  at De Hav (where we have teas) – a little bit earlier this year due to availability of De Hav but being after the final league game for most, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the season and socialise with your team and the wider club.  

 This is not just for the adults, everyone who plays in the ladies/mens teams are welcome, the more the merrier! We normally have a teenager table so you don’t have to sit with us more ‘mature’ people if you don’t want to.

 There will be a raffle on the night for which we are looking for prizes, please bring any donations to training or matches and hand to your captains. Current prizes include tickets to the Men’s Hockey League and branded WGCHC clothing.

Hope to see you all there with your glad rags on, celebrating the end of the season and dancing to the live band. 

Funday 2016

On Sunday 11th September, Welwyn Garden City hosted their start of season Funday, as part of England Hockey’s HockeyFest initiative.

The day started with around 50 juniors receiving coaching from our newly trained coaches and Duke of Edinburgh volunteers from our senior club. The children, between 6-14, played games such as rollerball, had an introduction to passing, progressed to advanced stick skills and ended with the much anticipated shooting practise, the juniors were treated to an hour of intense but fun coaching. This was followed by small sided games for the under 10’s, under 12’s and under 14’s, where they put their new skills to use! At the end of the session, each child received a goodie bag, with branded WGCHC merchandise and exciting treats!
It was great to see so many returning members, as well as 10 new players- capitalising on the increase in publicity for Hockey after the GB Ladies Olympic Gold medal. Junior training begins at 10am on Sunday 18th September.

With over 70 Senior members for the afternoon’s Old and Bold tournament, WGCHC saw new players and old faces competing for bragging rights and the trophy! Seven teams competed in a round robin tournament, with eventual winners being team ‘3 quarters’. Throughout the afternoon, we had OPRO mouthguards, ProShop hockey merchandise and Tyler’s WGCHC branded clothing alongside tombola, a bake off, guess the name of the teddy and raffle. The day was a great family environment in great weather, well organised by the WGCHC Funday team! We hope to see more members getting in touch or coming along to training to capitalise on the GB Ladies success! / /

Funday – Sunday 11th September

Just a reminder that the start of season Funday is coming up next weekend on Sunday 11th September- see below for the events planned and further details!

The day will begin with a Junior coaching session and games, from 10am-12:30 (£2 entry), and be followed by an Old and Bold tournament for over 14’s (£5 entry) between 12-4pm.

You are welcome to attend both sessions, and we are accepting both team and individual entries for the Old and Bold tournament. Please complete the attached Team Sheet if you would like to enter a team or register your interest in attending individually by emailing and we will allocate you a team. Teams will be mixed 7-a-side, with at least 3 members who are women or under 18’s on pitch.

In addition to the coaching and tournament, throughout the day there will be a variety of competitions, raffles, tombolas and hockey merchandise:


  • – OPRO dental professionals will be visiting between 11am-1pm for you to order a custom fit mouthguard for the upcoming season. Please visit their website to place your order and they will custom fit you on the day!
  • – Raffle tickets will be on sale, so make sure you buy some to be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes, including Skin to Love voucher, Chilli Pilates pass, Luton Hoo Golf voucher, Hockey sticks, Everyone Active passes, Lush cosmetics, and many more!

Hockey Merchandise:


  • – Are you a fan of the Bake Off? Bring along a home-baked showstopper of your choosing to be taste tested! The winner will receive a mystery prize and all cakes entered will be on sale after the judging too 🙂
  • – Do you think you have the skills to beat the goalie on shuffles? Or win the crossbar challenge? For 50p entry, between 12-12:30pm, you can participate in a variety of hockey competitions!

We would love for you to attend the day and encourage family, friends and colleagues too- attached is a poster you can use to advertise for us! Any raffle or tombola prizes (small or large!) would also be much appreciated- please bring along to training, fitness or games, or get in contact with the Funday team 🙂


Charlie, Kim, Nat, Jo and Karen
Funday Team-

fun day poster 2016

WGCHC Funday Team Sheet