Suspension of hockey activities

England Hockey and Yorkshire Hockey have suspended all hockey activity until April 15th at the earliest to prevent coronavirus. As a result, training on Tuesdays, Thursdays and junior training on Fridays will, sadly, be suspended until further notice.

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

At the direction of England Hockey, Bradford Hockey Club needs to revise it’s constitution to bring it in line with current legislation. There will be an extra-ordinary general meeting held on Monday 23 March 2020 at 7.00 pm at the New Inn, Thornton, in order to agree this revised document.All club members are invited to attend this meeting.

Big Thank You

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BHC would like to offer a big thank you to Morrisons at Girlington for providing their Community Room and drinks (with the added bonus of Haribos and Cake) free of charge for teas for our Development Team and their opposition

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….