Paul Croker

Home/Paul Croker

About Paul Croker

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Paul Croker has created 22 blog entries.

Summer League 2017

We have 4 Summer League teams BlueBottles in Divison 1 - Click HERE for league table Angels in Divison 3 - Click HERE for league table Bishops in Divison 4 - Click HERE for league table Devils  in Divison 4 - Click HERE for league table There are the list of captains and more details on our "Summer League" page which is under the "Teams" menu button at the top. Each side takes part in the local Bristol & District Summer League - http://bristolsummerhockey.co.uk/  Check out their web site for more information on the leagues An important page for the captains to check out is "How do I text in a result, as a captain?" Click HERE to understand what needs to happen and how to do it.  

1st Team promoted & champions!

Champions 2016/16 of the Championship league   Well after 8 years our first team are in Premier Division of the West of League. Promotion was secured a few weeks back, today was about adding the icing to the cake and being crowned League Champions!.. A good solid first half saw the team go into the break 4-0 up against City of Bath. Good link up play with slick passing, (even back out and around where needed) meant the result never really looked in doubt. The final score was 6-1     Amazing achievement for our 1sts. Champions of the Championship. Brilliant work lads. Also fantastic results for our 2nds, 3rds and 5ths to secure their position in their current league. Well done to all. Top effort from all. Club dinner next Friday is going to be large!  Club Chairman, Richard Beesley Booom, 6-1! League champions after 8 yrs, one of the best teams I've played in with THE best team spirit and 2 goals to finish off the year with 23 goals this season. Juniors at all levels looking v strong... What a future!!! Job done!!! WELL DONE WESTBURY HC Now for the beers! Club Coach, Joe Thomas  

Club Day is on Saturday 8th April

  Please note the date has changed to Saturday 8th April. Unfortunately every weekend in April clashes with the staggered school holidays in different authorities and the bank holidays. We have chosen the closest Saturday to the end of the season and hope that many of you will be able to join in. We usually spilt into eight teams with one player from each of the men's teams, one from each of the ladies' teams and a couple of Academy players in each side. This makes balanced teams and a chance for everybody to play with different club members. On the day registration starts at 12:00. At 12:30 we present the men's trophies to Team Players of the Year and Team Leading Goalscorers. At 12:45 we have the club photo. Games start at 1:00pm. There are usually two pools of four teams with cross over finals. The cost will be £10 seniors, £5 juniors. We hope that this year there will be a barbecue. The event finishes by 5:00pm. Look out for a Teamer message and Academy email (men's club) and a group email (ladies' club). Please respond so that we have a good idea of numbers. The teams can then be organised so that they have a balanced mix of players.

Westbury & UB HC appear in the Hockey Paper!

We are the first club in Bristol (even the West!) to hook up with the Hockey Paper which is dedicated to just hockey. We are starting to form a good link with the editor (Thanks also need to go to Martin Palmer for his time to help provide the wording which appeared. The aim was to show how hockey is booming, as we well know in Westbury from our strong Saturday sides to our very successful Academy section which has over 100 children attending weekly. We really are a club on the move. The story also showed the 3 generations of the Holliday family on the pitch - Another first for us as a club.    

Training is back 7th September

Hockey training starts up again... Date - Wednesday 7th September Colts 6:00-7:00pm 1sts & 2nds 7:00-8:30pm Rest of Club 8:30-10:00pm Venue - Coombe Dingle Sports Complex Please take a note of the times for the various sections of the club.  

Sunday Academy Sessions are back 4th September

We are starting the Sunday Academy sessions again.... Date - Sunday 4th September Time - 0930-1100 Where - Coombe Dingle Sports Complex   Who are they aimed at? We have a number of age groups within our growing Academy we start with U8s and go up to U16s. From here we feed into the senior teams. This is done with the guidance of the coaching staff and the parents. Please do check out our Academy pages on the web site. The "Academy Home page" is located HERE. We also have further updates being added soon, so please do check back often   We have online membership forms you can complete as well, one for each age group. There are located on the Membership page of the web site HERE  

Club Dinner – Date announced

  We are pleased to announce that we have set the date for our 2016 Annual Club Dinner. Date: Friday 18th March 2016   Venue: Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground - The Grace rooms from 7pm Guest speaker: Back by popular demand, Andy Blackmore Club speaker: TBC but Village has offered...... Cost: £40 per adult ticket, £30 concessions for schoolboys only (included in the price is a £5 raffle draw ticket, additional raffle tickets can be bought separately) Over 16's only.   Further details to be released in due course.

Big Bash Hockey Fest 2015

Hockey Fest is an England Hockey concept: HockeyFest is replacing Club Weekend as the social event of the season.  Running from the 29th August through to the 13th September 2015 HockeyFest is a fantastic opportunity for clubs to promote their club, and the social aspect of their club, by being part of a national hockey festival. With this in mind we have shaken up what we have done in the past and we now present The Big Bash! Westbury Hockey - Big Bash 5th September The format has yet to be decided but it looks to be set around mixing the players up and having a tournament. Please keep an eye out for Teamer alert as you will need to reply to this in order for the organisers to get an understanding of numbers etc. We are looking to have our 1st team lead by skipper Gavin to source some quality opposition which will kick start the event for us. As stated earlier the rest of the club (which will also include our Academy players) would then take part in the Big Bash. Book the date now! We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

2015/16 Season is coming…

Just like winter in Game of Throne the new season is coming.... and it will be here sooner then some think! We are making updates to the web site so please do keep checking for the latest information and details. Don't forget just because we are "out of season" you can still post and chat on our social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Flickr - Links are at the top and bottom of the web site.) Also for our current members please keep an eye out for the Newsletters which will keep you all informed of what we are doing as a club. This will cover all areas of the senior sides as well as our growing Academy section. (If you have changed your email address or feel we may have an out of date address for you please let me know by clicking Paul@sharpshootin.com    

Help needed for QuickSticks

  On 6th June we kick off our QuickSticks sessions, these run for 6 weeks Full details are on our web site, http://www.westburyhockey.com/quicksticks/  We are looking for members and parents to help out. You do not need to have a coaching qualification we merely need people to help make the sessions run smoothly and generally point the children in the right direction.  If you are able to help please reply to this email or get in touch with Mark Colton (bigmc@blueyonder.co.uk )