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GB Men Lose Final Test 5-1 To Australia In Perth

Great Britain’s men struggled against hosts Australia in the third and final test on Tuesday evening, going down 5-1 in Perth.
Having drawn the first game 2-2 then lost 4-3 in game two, Great Britain had no answer to a rampant Kookaburras attack, which scored goals in all four quarters.
Great Britain got off to a bad start, falling behind in only the second minute, Jamie Dwyer scoring from open play.
However, in the fifth minute, the tourists found themselves on level terms, Reading’s Simon Mantell also on target from open play.
At the end of the first quarter, Simon Orchard restored Australia’s lead from a penalty corner.
Nine minutes into the second quarter, Australia’s penalty corner routine once more proved effective, Blake Govers giving the hosts a 3-1 half time lead.
The Kookaburras had to wait until a minute before the end of the third quarter to strike again, captain, Mark Knowles scoring from the … read more

As One Era Ends, Another Begins…

Surbiton Hockey Club was pleased to be able to announce on 6 May that Mark Pearn would be joining the club as Men’s Head Coach in advance of the 2016-17 season.
Click on the link below to download a review of Todd Williams’ achievements during his spell as Surbiton Men’s Coach and information about Mark Pearn.

L1 And Canterbury Both Qualify For 2017 EHCCC

Canterbury will join Surbiton Ladies in the 2017 EHCCC after the EHF published the ranking tables following the 2016 European competitions.
England held on to second place and a second qualifier by just half a ranking point from Germany.
The known qualifiers are:
England: Surbiton and Canterbury
Netherlands: ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Amsterdam
Germany: Qualifiers will be known in June
Spain: Playoffs this weekend
Ireland: Hermes-Monkstown
Russia: League just starting.
More info can be found at: http://eurohockey.org/featured/2017-ehccc-teams/
Colin Pike

SHC Colts – Award winners photos

A selection of photos from the Colts Awards night is available below


SHC Colts Awards 2016

The SHC Colts Awards were announced on Friday 20th May at SHC.  A large group of Colts and parents gathered to see this season’s award winners collecting medals and trophies.  Our main awards were for the

SHC Team of the Season, which went to the U16 Boys for their fantastic results this year.  This award was sponsored by our Club sponsors, NB Wealth Management, who joined us at the Awards on Friday evening.
The Emma Broad Trophy which went to Scarlett Gearey for her her huge contribution to Surbiton HC.

Thanks to our sponsors, NB Wealth Management,  for their support this season.  The Junior Colts Awards were handed out by 1st XI and GB player Dave Beckett, while our Senior Colts Awards were handed out by 1st X1 player and GB player Jonny Gall.  Coach, Lauren Moores was on hand to be “master of ceremonies”.  Fred Moore, Chair of Colts, announced the awards … read more

Australia Strike Late To Beat GB Men 4-3

Great Britain’s men suffered an agonising 4-3 defeat to Australia in the second test in Narrogin on Sunday afternoon, conceding the deciding goal in the last minute.
Yet after eleven minutes, Great Britain led 2-0, Holcombe’s Ashley Jackson striking in the tenth minute from open play, then doubling the lead from a penalty corner a minute later.
By half time, the Kookaburras were on level terms, Blake Govers pulling a goal back in the 19th minute before Matthew Dawson equalised six minutes later, both goals coming from penalty corners.
Govers put Australia ahead for the first time two minutes before the end of the third quarter, again from a penalty corner, but six minutes later, Holcombe’s Sam Ward made the score 3-3, yet again with a penalty corner conversion.
With the series set to be decided in the third and final test in Perth on Tuesday, and with Australia down to ten players after Dawson … read more

GB Men Draw First Test With Australia

Great Britain’s men drew their first of three tests with Australia, 2-2 on Saturday afternoon in Narrogin.
Surbiton’s Chris Grassick came off the substitutes’ bench in the fourth minute, earning his 100th combined international cap at the same time.
Club mate, Alan Forsyth was also on the subs bench and came on at the start of the second quarter.
Matt Gohdes gave the Kookaburras an eleventh minute lead from open play, but Great Britain fought back to lead 2-1.
Forsyth found Holcombe’s Ashley Jackson, whose cross was deflected in by Reading’s Simon Mantell for the equaliser in the 19th minute.
Five minutes after half time, Holcombe’s Iain Lewers put Great Britain ahead for the first time from a penalty corner.
With nine minutes remaining, Jamie Dwyer rescued the draw for the hosts, again from a penalty corner.

Surbiton’s Chris Grassick (right) won his 100th combined international cap against Australia on Saturday. Photo: Ian MacNicol/ Getty Images.
Great Britain’s … read more

L1 Finish 6th In Bilthoven After 3-2 Defeat To Canterbury

Surbiton Ladies finished in a disappointing sixth place in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in Bilthoven after losing 3-2 to Canterbury on Monday.
Surbiton led 2-1 going into the fourth quarter, but Canterbury struck twice in two minutes to clinch the win and fifth place.
The defeat was even more disappointing considering that Canterbury only brought a 14 player squad to the Netherlands, whilst Surbiton fielded an 18 player squad.
On an overcast morning with rain threatening, Surbiton made the ideal start, taking the lead in the fourth minute, Beckie Middleton crossing from the right for Georgie Twigg to turn the ball past Canterbury goalkeeper, Helen Fagg.

Georgie Twigg (left) and Sarah Page (right) celebrate Twigg’s opening goal against Canterbury on Monday. Photo: Ady Kerry/ EHF.
Once again, in spite of playing some excellent attacking hockey, Surbiton failed to convert their chances into goals and were pegged back shortly before half time when Mel Clewlow converted … read more

U14 Girls Retain National Title

Surbiton’s Under-14 Girls won their fourth successive national title, beating Cambridge City 4-0 at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Sunday.
Surbiton have been champions every year since the national finals were introduced in the 2012-13 season.
Wins over Norwich City (4-2), Stourport (3-0) and Beeston (2-1) saw them top their pool and face a rematch against Cambridge, who they beat 3-0 last season.
Surbiton won the final 4-0 to make it an even more successful weekend for their Colts with the Under-12 Girls also retaining their national title.

Surbiton’s Under-14 Girls – National Champions yet again!  Photo: Tim Reder Photography
Colin Pike

L1 To Play For 5th In EHCCC After 4-2 Win Over CSP Krylatskoye

Surbiton Ladies will play Canterbury  at 11.15 am on Monday for fifth place at the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in Bilthoven.
Canterbury beat Irish champions, Pegasus 3-0 on Sunday, whilst Surbiton beat Russian club CSP Krylatskoye 4-2 after leading 3-1 at half time.
Surbiton and Krylatskoye were both looking to bounce back after heavy quarter-final defeats, Surbiton having lost 6-0 to UHC Hamburg and Krylatskoye 7-0 to ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Krylatskoye fielded ten of the players who faced Surbiton for CSP Ismailovo in last year’s competition.
As in the quarter-final against ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Krylatskoye fell behind in the third minute, Jenna Woolven finishing off a well worked passing move which penetrated the Russian defence.
However, Krylatkoye held out until three minutes into the second quarter, when Naomi Evans converted Surbiton’s first penalty corner of the match after Giselle Ansley’s initial shot was saved by Oxana Boyko.
Two minutes later, Hannah Coulson, who scored Surbiton’s first ever European goal against … read more

U12 Girls Regain Their National Title

Surbiton’s Under-12 Girls regained their In2Hockey title at Nottingham with a 3-0 win over Beeston on Saturday.
Having lost out to Spencer last year, the girls beat Neston South Wirral 4-0, Bournemouth 3-1, Burton 5-0 and Sevenoaks 2-0 to top Pool C and reach the final.
Beeston had beaten Canterbury 2-0, Thirsk 5-0, Guildford 2-0 and Clifton 6-0, but couldn’t prevent Surbiton lifting the title for the third time in four years.
In 2013, Surbiton beat Worcester on penalty strokes after a 1-1 draw and then in 2014, beat Marlow 3-0.
Bournemouth beat Guildford to finish third.
The Under-14 Girls play at Lee Valley on Sunday.
Colin Pike

Double Heartbreak for U12 Boys and U14 Boys

Surbiton’s Under-12 and Under-14 Boys just missed out on national glory after finishing as runners-up in their national finals.
The Under-12 Boys lost 2-1 to Canterbury in their final in Nottingham, after winning Pool A.
A goalless draw against Brooklands Manchester University was followed by wins over Cheltenham (5-1), Stourport (1-0) and Harleston Magpies (4-0), but in spite of a magnificent effort, Canterbury proved too strong for them in the final.
Canterbury gained revenge for a 3-0 defeat in last season’s final. Robinsons finished third after a 2-0 win over Brooklands MU.
At Lee Valley, Surbiton’s Under-14 Boys came even closer, missing out on penalty strokes to Cheltenham after a 2-2 draw in normal time.
The boys had reached the final without conceding a goal, topping Pool B with wins over Team Bath Buccaneers (2-0), Bishop’s Stortford (3-0) and Beeston (4-0).

Surbiton’s Under-14 Boys who came so close to becoming national champions.  Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
Colin … read more

L1 Crash Out of Europe On Friday The 13th

Surbiton Ladies’ hopes of improving on last season’s fifth place finish in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup were ended by German club UHC Hamburg, who hit them for six in a 6-0 horror quarter-final defeat in Bilthoven on Friday afternoon.
Surbiton had suffered a blow when heroine goalkeeper, Abi Walker, whose shuffle saves earned the club their third successive league championship at Lee Valley last month, was ruled out due to work commitments.
Ellie Shahbo, who had expected to be Surbiton’s reserve goalkeeper, found herself unexpectedly in the spotlight, but worked hard under the circumstances and was not to blame for the heavy defeat. Indeed, her superb save near the end prevented a seventh goal.
Hamburg’s Charlotte Stapenhorst struck five times, twice from penalty corners and three times from open play, her solo act leaving Surbiton stunned.
Surbiton’s defence held out until the end of the first quarter when Stapenhorst opened the scoring from their third penalty … read more

Grassick and Forsyth Heading Down Under With GB

Surbiton’s Alan Forsyth and Chris Grassick have both been named in Bobby Crutchley’s 22 player squad for a three test series with Australia.
Great Britain will play the Kookaburras in Narrogin in the first two tests on 21 and 22 May, before the third test in Perth on 24 May.
The squad leaves for Australia today (11 May) and have two warm-up games scheduled against Western Australia on 16 and 18 May.
Grassick is in line to win his 100th combined cap on his first appearance in the test series, currently standing on 99 combined caps going into the tour.
Australia are currently top of the World Rankings and will also play at the Champions Trophy starting at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on 10 June, when they will again face Great Britain.
Previewing the series, Crutchley said: “This is another important part of our preparation for the Champions Trophy and the Olympic Games. … read more

L1 Return To Bilthoven This Weekend For The EHCCC

Surbiton Ladies return to Bilthoven this weekend to take part for the second time in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup.
Last season, Surbiton finished fifth after narrowly losing their quarter-final against Club Campo De Madrid on shuffles after drawing 1-1 in normal time. Wins over CSP Ismailovo and University College Dublin not only helped them to fifth place but also earned them the Fair Play award.
This season, Surbiton face a tougher test in the last eight, facing UHC Hamburg in the opening match of the tournament at 1315 (local time) on Friday 13 May.
Hamburg have German internationals, Jana Teschke, Eileen Hoffmann, Janne Muller-Wieland, Marie Mävers and goalkeeper, Yvonne Frank in their squad.
Surbiton have Great Britain internationals, Giselle Ansley, Sarah Haycroft, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb in their squad along with Scottish international, Robyn Collins.
Surbiton will play either  ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) or  CSP Krylatskoye (Russia) in their second match of the tournament. They will … read more

More Surbiton Colts Aiming For National Glory This Weekend

More Surbiton Colts team will be aiming for national glory this weekend, following both Under-16 teams’ success and the Under-18 Boys lifting their cup, all at Lee Valley.
This time, it’s the turn of the Under-12s and Under-14s on the national stage.
The Under-12 Boys face Brooklands Manchester University; Cheltenham; Harleston Magpies and Stourport in Pool A, of the National In 2 Hockey Championships in Nottingham.
The Under-12 Girls take on Bournemouth; Burton; Neston South Wirral and Sevenoaks in Pool C of their National In 2 Hockey Championships, at the same time in Nottingham.
Meanwhile at Lee Valley, Surbiton’s Under-14 Boys face Beeston; Bishop’s Stortford and Team Bath Buccaneers in Pool B of their national finals.
On Sunday, Surbiton’s Under-14 Girls take on Beeston, Norwich City and Stourport, again at Lee Valley.
Colin Pike

L1’s Robyn Collins’ Blog

In the first of a series of blogs, Surbiton Ladies’ Robyn Collins looks back at the recent Investec Women’s Hockey League Championship triumph and forward to this weekend’s EuroHockey Club Champions Cup tournament in Bilthoven.
After a successful league season we finished at the top of the Premier Division and went into the playoffs as the team to beat. It’s fair to say some of us felt the tension of the occasion before the semi-final against Holcombe but we quickly settled and put in a solid performance to win 2-0 and progress to the final.
We found ourselves up against the same opponents for a third successive playoff final. Credit is due to Canterbury who made it a very competitive match, which somehow finished 0-0. It was extremely nerve racking to stand on the halfway line and watch shuffles being taken. However, having practised so many times in training everyone had … read more

Mark Pearn Named As Surbiton Men’s Coach

Surbiton Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Mark Pearn will be joining the club as Men’s Head Coach in advance of the 2016-17 season.
Surbiton Hockey Club is also pleased to confirm that Brett Garrard will remain as Surbiton Ladies Head Coach as the team aim for a record-breaking fourth successive Investec Women’s Hockey League Championships title.
Pearn joins Surbiton with a wealth of both domestic and international hockey experience, having played for both England and Great Britain, as well as having lengthy spells at both Reading and East Grinstead, also playing in Europe for both clubs.
Born in Bristol, Pearn began his hockey career with Gloucester City before joining Reading, where he stayed for nine years. In that time, Reading won the MHL Premier Division twice in 1997 and 2002, winning the Championship Finals in 2002, 2003 and 2004, the National Indoor Championship in 1998 and the HA Cup five times. … read more

2016 AGM To Be Held on 7 May

The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse, Surbiton Hockey Club, Sugden Road, Long Ditton at 10 am on 7 May.
All members are encouraged to attend to vote on issues such as membership subscriptions for the 2016-17 season and electing various officers to the club.
Members can also hear reports on all three sections: Men’s, Ladies and Colts, at the meeting.

Collins’ Scotland Draw Two Test Series with Japan

Surbiton’s Robyn Collins helped Scotland’s women draw their two test series against Japan at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.
Collins was in Scotland’s starting line-up for both matches. On Monday night, Wimbledon’s Nikki Lloyd scored in the eleventh minute to give Scotland a 1-0 win.
But on Tuesday night, Japan levelled the series gaining revenge with a 3-1 victory.
After a goalless first quarter there was early drama in the second quarter as in the 16th minute, Hazuki Nagai converted from the penalty spot to give Japan the lead.
However a minute later, Scotland were on level terms in exactly the same fashion, thanks to captain, Kareena Marshall’s penalty stroke.
A minute before half time, Maho Segawa restored Japan’s lead from open play with Mie Nakashima sealing the victory in the 49th minute, also from open play.
With five minutes remaining, Scotland had the chance to pull a goal back but Collins’ reverse stick shot ended … read more

U18 Boys Are National Champions

Surbiton’s Under-18 Boys needed penalty strokes to beat a determined Ben Rhydding team, in the Cup final at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Monday.
Surbiton were cruising at half time, leading 4-1, but Ben Rhydding fought back in the second half to draw 4-4 before Surbiton won 2-1 on shuffles.
Surbiton took the lead in the second minute, Dan Boden converting a penalty corner, before Owen Williamson doubled the lead three minutes later, also with a penalty corner conversion.
Matt Ramshaw pulled a goal back for Ben Rhydding nine minutes before half time, again from a penalty corner, but two goals in three minutes put Surbiton in the ascendancy.
Tom Dodwell scored on the half hour, with Noah Darlington scoring two minutes before the interval, both goals coming from open play.
Trailing 4-1 at the start of the second half, Ben Rhydding started their comeback in the 46th minute, Ramshaw converting a second penalty … read more

Surbiton U18 Boys in National Cup Final on Monday

On Monday 2nd May, Surbiton’s U18 Boys squad are playing in the final of England Hockey’s National Cup competition at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
Making the final for the first time the competition’s history, Surbiton’s boys face Ben Rhydding from Yorkshire.  Having defeated pre-competition favourites Beeston in the Quarter-Final, Ben Rhydding will offer stiff competition to the Surbiton squad as they aim to join the SHC U16 Boys and Girls as national champions.
Surbiton’s journey to the final has encompassed victories against Trojans (5-3), Oxford Wildcats (2-1), Canterbury (on penalties after a 2-2- draw), Team Bath Buccaneers (4-0) and Wycombe (2-1).  With the majority of the squad having come through the Surbiton Colts section from U12’s and younger, the final provides a fitting finale for many of the boys as they move out of the colts section.
The final starts at 2pm with updates available via The England Hockey Twitter feed.

M1 Welsh Quintet Complete Second Win Over France

Surbiton Men’s Gareth Furlong, Stephen Kelly, David Kettle, Lewis Prosser and Rupert Shipperley were all in the Welsh squad which for the second day running conjured up a 1-0 win over France in Cardiff.
And also for the second day running, Wales left it late, Cardiff & Met’s Owain Dolan-Gray scoring the winner from open play with just three minutes remaining in the match played over two halves of 35 minutes.
Goalkeeper Kettle made several important saves to keep Wales in the match.
Of Surbiton’s contingent, 0nly Kelly wasn’t in the starting line-up at the National Hockey Centre.
The match report on the Hockey Wales website can be found at: http://hockeywales.org.uk/news/wales-clinch-double-win-against-france
Wales next play Poland but not until 1-3 July, also at the National Hockey Centre in Cardiff.
Colin Pike

Alan Forsyth featured on BBC Sport Website

Surbiton’s Alan Forsyth, who won the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division Player of the Season award, having also finished as top scorer with 21 goals, is featured on the BBC Sport website at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/hockey/36086892

M1’s Welsh Quintet Earn Narrow Win Over France

Surbiton Men’s Gareth Furlong, Stephen Kelly, David Kettle, Lewis Prosser and Rupert Shipperley were all in the Welsh starting lineup in Cardiff on Thursday afternoon when Wales beat France 1-0 in the first of two tests.
The game was played over two halves of 35 minutes at the National Hockey Centre, the winning goal coming in the 65th minute, Cardiff & Met’s Luke Hawker scoring from open play.
The second game is on Friday evening at 6 pm.
An interview with Kettle, who is sharing the Welsh captaincy with Hawker and Prosser during the series can be found at: http://hockeywales.org.uk/news/wales-relish-home-international-kickstart-exciting-summer-hockey
A match report including a quote from Prosser can be found at: http://hockeywales.org.uk/news/wales-seal-first-win-international-test-against-france
Colin Pike

Heroines Walker and Webb Help L1 To Historic Hat-Trick

Surbiton Ladies completed a hat-trick of Investec Women’s Hockey League Championships on Sunday, but needed a shootout before ensuring the trophy returned to Sugden Road once again.
Surbiton goalkeeper, Abi Walker saved three out of four Canterbury attempts to help Surbiton to win the shootout 3-1 after a goalless draw in normal time at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
Walker’s heroics deservedly earned her the Player of the Final award after the game.

Yes, we’ve won it again – the Surbiton Ladies squad and management with the IWHL Championship Trophy. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
Canterbury goalkeeper, Helen Fagg saved from Surbiton’s Naomi Evans before Sarah Haycroft’s attempt ended up wide of the right post.
However, Walker not only swept Line Malan’s shuffle over the sideline but forced Sarah Kerly’s effort out of the circle to ensure the shootout also remained goalless after each team’s first two attempts.

Surbiton’s Abi Walker in action on Sunday. Photo: … read more

L1 Battle Past Holcombe Into Championship Final

Surbiton Ladies had to battle against a full-strength Holcombe squad before winning 2-0 and earning their place in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Championship final on Saturday.
The reigning champions had beaten Holcombe 5-0 in Kent and 4-0 at Sugden Road, but with goalkeeper, Maddie Hinch back in the Holcombe goal, the semi-final was always going to prove to be a tougher encounter.
And so it proved with Holcombe ending up with more possession, but unable to take their chances in their attempt to end Surbiton’s unbeaten run.
Holcombe’s intentions were made clear as soon as the first minute as Surbiton’s defenders found themselves conceding a penalty corner after just 24 seconds.
Fortunately that set piece and the second successive award were both dealt with effectively.
Giselle Ansley broke the deadlock in the eleventh minute finding the backboard from Surbiton’s first penalty corner of the match.

Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley breaks the deadlock against Holcombe in Saturday’s … read more

M1 Championship Hopes Ended By Reading

Surbiton Men’s hopes of lifting the Men’s Hockey League Championship trophy were ended in the semi-finals by Reading on Saturday at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
Although Reading had lost the two regular season meetings 5-4 at Sugden Road and 2-1 at Sonning Lane, they won the third match of the season 4-2.
Surbiton fell behind in the fourteenth minute, Richard Mantell scoring from open play, and after a scoreless second quarter, found themselves back on level terms in the 39th minute thanks to Gareth Furlong’s penalty corner conversion.
Four minutes later, Reading’s lead was restored thanks to Andy Watts’ penalty corner conversion.
Two goals in five minutes virtually sealed the deal for Reading, Jonty Clarke converting from the penalty spot with ten minutes left, and Tom Carson scoring from open play in the 55th minute.
Dave Beckett scored what proved to be a consolation goal for Surbiton in the final seconds.
Surbiton’s Alan Forsyth, … read more

L1 Take On Holcombe In IWHL Championship Semi on Sat.

Surbiton Ladies’ quest for a hat-trick of Investec Women’s Hockey League Championship titles gathers pace at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Saturday when they take on Holcombe in the first semi-final on Saturday (push back 3.30 pm).
Surbiton finished top of the IWHL Premier Division for the second successive season,
Although they won both games against Holcombe comfortably, 5-0 in Kent and 4-0 at Sugden Road, on both occasions Holcombe were without international goalkeeper, Maddie Hinch.
Holcombe eventually sealed fourth place with a five point cushion over nearest rivals, East Grinstead, but will be keen to impress on their Championships debut having just missed out on qualification last season.
Second placed Canterbury face third placed University of Birmingham at 5.45 pm in the second semi-final. Birmingham led the table for most of the season before a late dip in form saw them finish ten points behind Surbiton.
Canterbury stayed in contention throughout the … read more

M1 Face Reading In MHL Championship Semi on Sat.

Surbiton’s men take on Reading in the second Men’s Hockey League Championship semi-final on Saturday at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre (1.15 pm pushback)
Surbiton will be hoping to improve on last season’s third place finish, having beaten Beeston 2-1 last season. But this season a third place finish is not possible as for the two losing semi-finalists it will be season over with no match on Sunday.
Having done the double over Reading this season in the league (5-4 at Sugden Road and 2-1 at Sonning Lane), Surbiton will be confident that they can reach the final, having missed out last season by losing 2-0 to Wimbledon at the semi-final stage.
Reigning champions Wimbledon have a tough task this year, taking on first place Holcombe, who went through the Premier Division season unbeaten, in the first semi-final (11 am)
Surbiton finished seven points behind Holcombe in second with Reading, five points further … read more

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