National Indoor League
European Indoor Champions Trophy - Silver Medallists 2007
EH Cup Finalists 2007
Next 1st XI Match - EH National Premier League
East Grinstead HC v Bowdon 13th Oct HOME @ 2pm
Open to the public, free parking, main club bar, pitch side bar, pre match entertainment, full catering available. Limited places available so turn up early!
Men's U21s please take note ...
Just 24 hrs to go until close of nominations for the Sussex Sports Awards 2007
The smile says it all - Grinstead's Men are back to winning ways!
7th October '07 saw the much anticipated kick start to Grinstead's season
with a commanding 4-1 win away to Hampstead & Westminster in the SEHL
Premier Division. Historically a tough away game at what can only be
described as a sub-tandard municipal facility where preparations were
less than ideal; Grinstead got down to business and found the kind of
resolve and determination that we have become accustomed to over the past
few seasons. Goals from Ben Payne who was on top form along with Dave De Prez (2) and Danny Hall sealed the win ensuring that the 'Saint Hill
Squad' prepare for this weekend's vital double header of league games
Sat 13th Oct - EG v Bowdon @ 2pm (Saint Hill)
Sun 14th Oct - Canterbury v EG @ 1pm (Polo Farm)
EG Men's 1st XI to open New Pitch at Holmewood House School
The official opening of Holmewood House School's
New, All-Weather, Artificial Grass Pitch will take place at the end of the Half-Term Exeat on Sunday 28th October 2007.
Grinstead to face Surbiton in Round 3
With 4 goals from Danny Hall, 3 from Mark Pearn, and one each from Dave de Prez, Simon Ogden, Darren Cheesman, Dom Male and Will Arthur, EG secured a convincing win against Spencer in round 2 of the EH Cup on Sunday. They face Surbiton at home in the third round on Sunday 21st October. Full results and draw here
Danny Kerry to Lead Series of Workshops
England Hockey Performance Staff, led by Danny Kerry England and Great Britain senior women’s coach will be delivering a series of Coaching workshops. Details here
Great Britain to Play in 2007 Men's Champions Trophy
Great Britain Hockey is delighted to announce that it has received an invitation from the FIH to send its men’s team to participate in the Champions Trophy at the end of this year. GB website here
SWS Foundation needs your help ...
We have been asked to find accommodation for a student from Rouen who is coming to East Grinstead for a year as part of the Sebastian Wolff Foundation programme. Please see Junior page for details.
Match Day Crew do EG proud
The volunteer workforce that are so vital to the Mens 1st XI home games were out in force last Sunday, with Juniors and Seniors happily taking on a range of tasks, working alongside our Sports Club staff. A huge thank-you to everyone who gave so willingly of their time for EGHC - we hope you enjoyed the day and hope to see many of you again this weekend. Match day photos here
Glenn & Ash make the GB squad
Jason Lee, GB Head Coach, today announced the training squad that will prepare for the Olympic Qualifier which will take place in Santiago, Chile between 1-9 March 2008. GB website here
Men's 1st XI fired up after 5-2 win at Havant
De Prez sets up Piper for Grinstead's 3rd goal
The Zoom Airlines sponsored Men's 1stXI fired 5 past National Premier League newcomers Havant in their final pre season warm up fixture today. With less than a week to go before Grinstead host Reading HC at Saint Hill, a solid 5-2 win set the tone for the squad's final preparations.
Cheesman 8 (F)
Hall 10 & 42 (F)
Piper 32 (F)
De Prez 58 (F)
Hall fires a solo effort into the angle for Grinstead's 4th goal
Dave de Prez on target for EG
Dave found the back of the net in every one of EG's games during the PLUM tournament, scoring 4 goals in 4 matches. Andy Piper was also celebrating Saturday after scoring his debut goal for the 1st XI, diving into the D to deflect the ball into the top left corner.
England Hockey Appoint Indoor Management Teams
Congratulations to Matt Jones and Richard Organ who have been appointed to the England Women's Indoor Management Team for the 2007/08 season. Details here
Euro Hockey League details announced
A new men’s Euro Hockey League (EHL) to replace the current EuroHockey Club Championships will start in October. Details here
Subscriptions are due 1st October
All members are reminded that subscriptions are due on 1st October. We have simplified the membership categories this year and reduced the rates for Juniors, Students and U25s - so you have no excuses about late payments!!
Click here for details of the new subscription rates and payment methods.
East Grinstead Hockey Club would like to thank our sponsors for their support
We welcome Zoom Airlines as our major new sponsor of the Men’s 1st XI. Zoom are the Atlantic’s only dedicated low-fare carrier. Based at London Gatwick, Zoom offer scheduled flights from 5 UK cities to 8 Canadian destinations as well as to New York and Bermuda. www.flyzoom.com
Our thanks go to Campina UK who are continuing their sponsorship of the men’s 1st XI and junior section through their market-leading brand of flavoured milk - Yazoo. www.yazoo.co.uk
We thank Sidlow who continue providing sponsorship for our men’s 1st XI this year. Sidlow are the main VW agent for the East Grinstead area. As part of the sponsorship arrangement Sidlow provide discounts for club members on new car purchases and servicing. www.sidlow.co.uk
Service: London Road, East Grinstead, W Sussex RH19 1QH
Tel: 01342 315722
Sales: 59/61 Brighton Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7HJ
Tel: 01293 772566
Thanks to Hire Centre for their continuing sponsorship of the Men’s 1st XI. Hire Centre, based in the centre of East Grinstead, provide a huge selection of tools for hire to tackle those tricky DIY or garden jobs as well as providing car, van and mini bus hire.
The Old Granary, 214 London Road, East Grinstead, W Sussex RH19 1HE
Tel: 01342 311377
'Smith and Mason are delighted to be supporting East Grinstead Ladies’ Hockey Club this year. We are very interested to hear of their new plans to take the club forwards and we are keen to support them on their journey.
Smith and Mason are able to provide a vast range of autographed memorabilia covering both sport and entertainment and any products we sell that have been introduced thorough this arrangement will help support the Ladies’ Hockey Club.’ www.signedautographs.co.uk
EG defend PLUM title this weekend
East Grinstead defend the PLUM title they have won for the last two years, this weekend at Chelmsford. Following three successive wins in their pre-season friendlies the squad's preparations move up a gear as they take on a selection of Premier league sides over the two-day tournament. Come and support them at Chelmer Park - their first match is at 10.40am on Saturday against newly promoted Havant.
SATURDAY - 8th
SUNDAY - 9th
Welcome to the new season from the Ladies Club Captain
Debbie Guiver sets out the challenges and objectives which the Ladies Section have set themselves for this, and future seasons. Read more here
and Club Social
Schedule for 1st September is as follows: -
Sunday 2nd September
It is with deep regret we hear of the passing away of George Pitcher. George had a been a member and Vice President of the Hockey Club for over 30years. He was a very loyal supporter and a key member of the supporters club known as the ‘Sherry Brigade’.
George was always willing to lend a hand to support the club and in his later years was responsible for writing the 1stXI match report which he did with great style and enthusiasm. He was renowned for his helpful comments during matches and watching will never be the same without Georges loud and clear voice booming out ‘What’s wrong umpire’ at every opportune moment. George will be sadly missed, his contribution to the club was very significant and much appreciated, he will be dearly missed by young and old alike.
The funeral will be held on Friday 31st, at Leatherhead Crematorium, at 9.30am
Men's 1stXI start pre season netting '7'
EGHC started their pre season build up with a comfortable 7-4 win over Old Georgians at Saint Hill last Thursday evening. New signing Danny Hall notched up a brace in his first outing in an EG shirt along with Will Arthur, Ben Payne & Dave De Prez.
The Men's 1s continue their pre season campaign this weekend with a double header at Saint Hill. On Saturday 1st Sept at 1.30pm v Sevenoaks HC followed by a 2pm match on Sunday against Sussex based Chichester. Sunday's match will be the last home fixture before the league season opener on Sunday 23rd Sept at Saint Hill - 2pm v Reading. All visitors welcome.
EGHC Juniors present ...
Friday 7th September, all members and friends aged 12 to 16 welcome ...conact Flo or Livvy if you want to go here
Men's 1st team squad 22 Sept 2007
Ladies 1st XI 6th Oct 2007
George Harris after beating Hampstead
Match Day Crew
Ladies 3s on 22nd Sept 07
Ladies 3s on 15th Sept 07
Mens 2nd XI 15th Sept 2007
Andy Piper scores his first goal for the 1st XI against Chelmsford
Dave de Prez hits 4 goals in 4 games
Movie Night on Friday 7th September
Glenn Kirkham & Ashley Jackson in Manchester for the EuroHockey Nations Championships, August 2007
Ashley Jackson wins the 'Most Promising Player' award at the Hamburg Masters, August 2007. Details here