BHC Hockeyfest – 7 September 2019 – Save the Date

We are holding our Hockeyfest event on Saturday 7 September 2019 from 10.00 am – 5.30 pm.  This will also be combined with the Annual Hallas Trophy against our friends from Huddersfield Dragons.  Bradford are the current holders of the trophy and it would be good to have lots of support to encourage our Development, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Mens’ teams to keep it in our safe hands.  We have also invited Huddersfield Dragon’s Ladies for a friendly game against Bradford Ladies team.

There will also be refreshments and a barbecue, plus hockey and other activities, lucky dip, tombola, bottle on a string to name but a few.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible to what we hope is a cracking start to the season. 

BHC retain Hallas Trophy

We are also on the lookout for helpers, both before the event and on the day, plus donations of bottles and tombola prizes. 

We will also have a club hockey ball amnesty, with a reward for any balls returned, and we are also looking for donations of unwanted sticks and shinpads, again donations will be rewarded …

More information will be posted as plans are firmed up, but any offers of help would be useful, so we know what gaps we need to fill nearer the time.

We hope you can join us …

Phil Thomas

Many of you will have picked on our recent sad news that Phil Thomas, a huge contributor and great servant to hockey at BHC and across Yorkshire, passed away earlier this week of myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Phil had been part of Bradford HC since 1969 as a player, captain, coach, welfare officer and fixture secretary. He was a pioneer of youth hockey here at Bradford and a driving force behind the creation of the Yorkshire Youth Hockey League in the early 1990s. His skill, dedication and enthusiasm for the game has benefitted many generations of young people over the years, and he was the the first entrant into the BHC Hall of Fame at our recent 125th Anniversary celebrations. He will be fondly remembered and hugely missed. We will post details of services for Phil when they are to hand.

125th ANNIVERSARY AND SENIOR AWARDS DINNER

We are now taking bookings for the above event to be held on Saturday 11 May 2019 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Rooley Lane, Bradford BD5 8HW.

The event will take place from 7.00 pm until 12.00 midnight.

The price for the evening will be £28.00, which can be paid direct to the club’s account (details of which can be provided if you don’t have them – please quote ‘Senior Dinner’ when making payment) or cash/cheque to your coach/manager (please advise Karen on welfare@bradfordhockeyclub.org.uk if you do so).

The ticket price includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a three course meal and tea/coffee and mints. The set menu is as follows:

Cream of Roasted Vine Tomato and Basil Soup, toasted black pepper croutons
Roasted breast of chicken, chipolata seasoning, crisp baked Yorkshire pudding, selection of vegetables and potatoes
Fresh Cream Profiteroles with Chocolate Fudge Sauce

A vegetarian and halal option is available and the hotel will cater for all dietary requirements as necessary. Please let us know when you make your booking and she will liaise with the hotel to make sure everyone is catered for.

Rooms are available at the discounted rate of £55.00 for a sole occupancy room and £65 for a double or twin, both of these prices will include Breakfast. If you wish to take advantage of this, please call the hotel on 01274 406606, and quote Bradford Hockey Club and the date to secure the discounted rate.

We look forward to having you with us … please contact Karen on welfare@bradfordhockeyclub.org.uk to reserve your place….

JUNIOR PRESENTATION 2019

Save the date …

🏑🏑This event will take place on Saturday 8 June 2019 at Clayton Village Hall at 7.00 pm. We hope you will be able to join us an celebrate the achievements of our young players during the 2018-19 season. 🏑🏑

Further details to follow …

CHARITY HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

We would like to invite players past and present to take part in a Charity Hockey Tournament to be held at Bradord Girls Grammar School on Saturday 11 May 2019.

There will be a barbecue available, the proceeds of which go to charity, and other refreshments will also be available. Last year this event was very well attended, with four teams participating, and we hope that this year it will be even bigger and better.

This event takes place on the same day to the 125th Anniversary and Senior Awards Dinner, so why not make a day of it?

If you wish to take part, or for further details, please use the contact button on this website, and we will make sure that the message gets to the organisers.

We hope you will be able to join us.

125th ANNIVERSARY and SENIOR AWARDS DINNER

Saturday 11 May 2019

7.00 pm – 12.00 pm

Cedar Court Hotel, Rooley Lane, Bradford BD5 8HW

 

We would like to extend a warm welcome to players, past and present, to attend this special celebration

 

Tickets will shortly be available from team managers, coaches and club officials, at a price of £28.00

Further details to follow

BHC on the radio

BCB Radio recently spent some time at BHC Junior training talking to volunteers, juniors and parents, which was then broadcast on 28 July 2018.  It’s a really interesting piece on Bradford Hockey Club, with contributions from Stuart, Richard and David, and the interviews with the kids are brilliant.

Click the link below to listen again.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G8U7QsqMcLAk6fn2_9fpvkPUKJURMO1H/view?usp=sharing

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2018/19

First of all thank you to all our sponsors for the 2017/18 season, which saw exciting promotions and successes for our teams. Your support has been greatly appreciated by both the participants and the management team in particular.

We are now looking to secure sponsorship for the 2018/19 season, and this can take one of many forms:

🏑Matchday sponsorship🏑
Matchday sponsors are promoted pitchside on the allocated Saturday, receive a post on that matchday on both our website, and junior and senior facebook pages, and have an ongoing advert on our website on our sponsors page. The cost of this is £25 per matchday, or £80 for four matchdays.
🏑Team sponsorship🏑
Team sponsorship is available for all our teams at a rate of £100. This will include a post on our website, and junior and senior facebook pages on each day that the team plays, an on-going advert on our website on our sponsors page, and an advert on the specific team page on our website. Any additional promotional requests can be accommodated, on terms to be negotiated.
🏑General sponsorship🏑
Sponsors are also invited to support the general work of the club, or you can request to sponsor to a specific aspect of it, terms to be negotiated.

Would you be able to sponsor an aspect of the club, or do you know an individual or company who would be able to do so? If so, please contact Richard Sorton, the Club President, either directly or through any club official, who will make it happen!

We look forward to hearing from you

Sainsburys School Games 2018

Congratulations to Ben Craig on his selection for England Whites XI to play in the Sainsbury’s games.
Well deserved and, that makes 6 BHC junior players representing the Club at that level in the last five years.