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GB Women Still Winless At Champions Trophy

Great Britain’s hopes of winning a medal at the Women’s Champions Trophy at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre are in jeopardy after they suffered a 2-0 defeat to the United States on Thursday night.
Great Britain have now gone 186 minutes since Reading’s Helen Richardson-Walsh scored her country’s second goal against Argentina on the opening day of the season.
Yet, in the first half, Great Britain created chances to score, Reading’s Alex Danson just sending her shot past the left post from the right of the circle five minutes before half time.

Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley goes past the United States’ Kathleen Sharkey on Thursday night. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
The USA’s Rachel Dawson saw yellow two minutes later, with Holcombe’s Nicola White also spending five minutes in the sin-bin after being shown a yellow card seven minutes into the second half.
The deadlock was broken in the 39th minute, Emily Wold scoring from open … read more

Travel Disruption Due To Poor Weather

If you have tickets for today’s matches at the Women’s Champions Trophy at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, please be aware that there is disruption on the trains due to overnight lightning strikes on signalling equipment.
South West Trains expects to be affected until the end of service on Thursday with several trains cancelled. Their Journey Check page can be found at: https://www.journeycheck.southwesttrains.co.uk/
The Jubilee Line from London Waterloo to Stratford should be OK, although there were earlier problems at Canning Town with no interchange with the Docklands Light Railway.
The Transport For London website can be found at: https://tfl.gov.uk/
If for any reason, you can’t get to Lee Valley, don’t forget that the matches are being shown live on BT Sport 1. The schedule can be found at: http://sport.bt.com/tv-guide-01363810618853
You are advised to check your journey before leaving home.
Colin Pike

Black Sticks Virtually End GB Women’s Champions Trophy Hopes

A goal after just 56 seconds gave New Zealand a 1-0 victory over Great Britain on Tuesday night to virtually end the hosts’ hopes of reaching the Women’s Champions Trophy final at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
Great Britain will need to beat both the United States on Thursday (8 pm) and Australia on Saturday (6 pm) and hope that other results go their way.
The Black Sticks, including former Surbiton player, Julia King, who had an excellent game in defence, stunned Great Britain, with Stacey Michelsen scoring the only goal of the game.
New Zealand dominated the first quarter to the extent that Great Britain only made their first circle penetration of the match with one second remaining of the quarter.
Surbiton’s Hollie Webb was in Great Britain’s starting line-up, whilst both Georgie Twigg and Giselle Ansley, who failed to score from Great Britain’s first two penalty corner awards, came on in … read more

Good Evans, It’s Naomi!

Today (Monday) may be a rest day in the Women’s Champions Trophy, but there’s always something happening!
Surbiton’s intrepid club photographer, Tim Reder found current L1 player, Naomi Evans at the Hockey Museum at Lee Valley on Sunday.
Naomi has made a very positive exhibition of herself in her first season in Surbiton colours, helping Surbiton Ladies to their third successive Investec Women’s Hockey League Championship and also making her mark at the EHCCC in Bilthoven.

Yesterday, Naomi could be found in the green and gold of her beloved Hockeyroos, and why else would she be smiling after Australia’s 3-1 win over antipodean rivals, New Zealand on Sunday afternoon?
Well, of course, she is also happy to be a member of Surbiton HC and is only too keen to point the way to which hockey club plays at Sugden Road!
If you’re lucky enough to have tickets for the remaining days of the Women’s Champions … read more

GB Women Stunned by Double Dutch At Champions Trophy

Great Britain suffered their first defeat at the Champions Trophy on Sunday afternoon, going down 2-0 to the Netherlands at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in front of another enthusiastic crowd.
Both Dutch goals came from penalty corners, Lidewij Welten opening the scoring in the 17th minute, with Maartje Paumen, the Netherlands captain and tournament leading scorer, adding a second goal with seven minutes remaining.
Welten scored at the right post, whilst Paumen added to her four goals against New Zealand on Saturday, finding the backboard from the Netherlands’ sixth penalty corner of the match.

Not this time: Surbiton’s Hollie Webb and Giselle Ansley combine to thwart first Dutch goalscorer, Lidewij Welten at Lee Valley. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
The University of Birmingham’s Lily Owsley went close in the tenth minute, clipping the crossbar, but goalscoring opportunities were few and far between.
Great Britain, who had seen their first and only penalty corner award … read more

Marshall and Parkes Help Scotland To 4 Nations Glory

Surbiton’s Willie Marshall and Nick Parkes helped Scotland’s squad to win the Four Nations Invitational tournament in Gniezno, Poland.
Scotland won their third and final game against Italy, 4-0 early on Sunday morning, Marshall, the Scottish captain scoring the third goal from a penalty corner in the 46th minute.
Marshall and Parkes were both in the Scottish starting line-up for the third game running, the victory opening up a three point lead over France, who were due to meet Poland in the final game of the tournament.
France needed to beat Poland by three goals to win the competition on goal difference, but eventually lost 3-0 to finish third.
Scotland won the tournament with 7 points, Poland finishing second with 6 points and France ending up with 4 points.
Italy won the wooden spoon after losing all three matches.
Colin Pike

Honours Even Between GB and Argentina Women

Great Britain started their Women’s Champions Trophy campaign with a 2-2 draw against holders, Argentina in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Saturday afternoon.
Great Britain,  who have inherited England’s sixth ranking for the tournament, had to come from behind twice before securing a point.
Las Leonas, ranked second in the world, took the lead through Maria Granatto’s open play effort in the seventh minute.
Argentina held their single goal lead until half time in spite of having three players sent to the sin-bin, Delfina Merino and Pilar Romang seeing green, with Florencia Habif banished for five minutes just before the end of the second quarter.
Great Britain caught out the Argentinian defence just 46 seconds into the third quarter, Reading’s Helen Richardson-Walsh scoring from open play.

Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley helps Great Britain mount another attack against Argentina on Saturday. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
Argentina almost fell behind in … read more

Surbiton’s Scottish Duo Both On Target Against Poland

Surbiton’s Willie Marshall and Nick Parkes are both in Gniezno, Poland, representing Scotland in a Four Nations Invitational Tournament against the hosts, France and Italy.
On Friday afternoon (17 June), Scotland came from a 1-0 half time deficit to draw their opening match 2-2 with France. Poland beat Italy 3-1.
On Saturday, Scotland again came from behind, this time 3-2 down at half time to win a nine goal thriller 5-4 against Poland.
Marshall, who is also captaining the Scottish squad, converted a penalty corner in the 56th minute to make the score 3-3 and set up a thrilling final fourteen minutes.
Four minutes later, Scotland took the lead at 4-3, only for Poland to restore parity in the 62nd minute and leave all to play for.
With six minutes to play, Parkes proved to be Scotland’s hero, also converting a penalty corner to score the winning goal.
Marshall and Parkes were in the Scottish starting … read more

GB Women Start Champions Trophy Campaign On Sat.

Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb help Great Britain start their Women’s Champions Trophy campaign on Saturday (18 June), when they host reigning champions, Argentina (World Ranking 2), who won the competition on home soil in 2014 (push back 2 pm).
Great Britain inherit England’s world ranking of 6 and will hope to emulate the top ranked home country by winning gold in 2016, after England beat the Netherlands in dramatic fashion to lift the 2015 EuroHockey Championships.
The Netherlands face Great Britain on Sunday (also 2 pm push back) as reigning World and Olympic champions as well as the number 1 ranked team in the world.
After a rest day on Monday, there will be a familiar face in the New Zealand squad (WR 4) which take on Great Britain at 8 pm on Tuesday.
Julia King, who was a member of Surbiton Ladies’ 2015 double winning squad, was a late … read more

L1 Trio Named In GB Champions Trophy Squad

Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb have all been included in Danny Kerry’s 18 player squad for the Women’s Champions Trophy, starting on 18 June at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
The competition features Great Britain takng on Argentina, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the USA before the finals day on Sunday 26 June.
Great Britain Head Coach, Danny Kerry previewed the competition: “We have selected a complimentary blend of combinations that is adaptable to the differing challenges we will face at the Champions Trophy. We have creativity, pace, and assuredness across the lines and we are all looking forward to the opportunity to play again at Lee Valley in the wonderful Olympic legacy venue.”
He continued: “The Champions Trophy this year will be interesting as I believe all of the teams competing are capable of winning the prestigious trophy. That should make for tight games decided on the finest of … read more

Surbiton HC sign two more international players

Surbiton Hockey Club today confirmed the signing of two more international players who have joined the club ahead of the 2016 – 2017 season.
Brendan Creed and David Goodfield will join the Surbiton Men’s squad from Harvestehuder THC in Germany where they were members of the team that finished 3rd in the 2016 Euro Hockey League (EHL).
Creed and Goodfield have had very similar playing careers.  Prior to their time in Germany, both played for Sheffield Hallam HC and were members of the England U21 squad that played in the 2013 Junior World Cup in New Delhi, India.
In 2014 they were in the Great Britain U21 squad that won silver in the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia and part of the England team that won bronze in the U21 European Championships.  In 2015, both were selected for the England U23 squad.
Brendan Creed commented: “Playing in Germany has been a great … read more

Surbiton Hockey Club announce signing of three new players

Surbiton Hockey Club today make their second announcement of the summer with the signing of three international players who have joined the club ahead of the 2016 – 2017 season.
Harry Gibson, Rob Farrington and Arjan Drayton-Chana will join the Surbiton Men’s 1st XI squad that finished second in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division last season. These are the first signings since Mark Pearn joined in May as Head Coach of the Surbiton Men’s section.
Harry Gibson, a member of the current Great Britain squad training in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, joins from Premier Division side Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club. A talented goalkeeper, Gibson has won seven full international caps for England and Great Britain. He was a member of the Great Britain U21 side that won silver in the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia and bronze in the U21 European Championships with England, being … read more

GB Women Draw 1-1 With The Netherlands In The Second Test

Great Britain’s women struck a psychological blow in advance of the Champions Trophy, forcing a draw with the Netherlands in the second and final test in Amsterdam on Thursday night.
Reading’s Alex Danson scored from open play with just three minutes remaining to earn a 1-1 draw after Eva De Goede had put the Dutch ahead from the penalty spot in what proved to be an unlucky thirteenth minute for Great Britain.
Surbiton’s Hollie Webb was in Great Britain’s starting line-up, with club mates Georgie Twigg and Giselle Ansley both coming on from the substitutes bench in the fifth minute.
Great Britain’s Head Coach, Danny Kerry said after the match: ““I’m very pleased with today’s performance. I felt we had the balance of play, particularly in the second half. I’m very proud of how the girls have been on the front foot in both matches despite it being an anxious time around selection … read more

GB Women Beat The Netherlands 2-1 In First Test

Great Britain’s women beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the first test in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.
The University of Birmingham’s Lily Owsley gave Great Britain the lead, only for Kitty Van Male to equalise for the Dutch.
Reading’s Helen Richardson-Walsh scored what proved to be the winning goal.
Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb were all in Great Britain’s starting line-up.
The second game is on Thursday (2 June) push back 7.30 pm, local time.
Colin Pike

L1 Trio Head To Amsterdam For Double Dutch Test

Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb have all been included in Great Britain’s 20 player squad which will play two tests against the Netherlands this week as further preparation for the Champions Trophy and the Olympic Games.
Great Britain take on the current World and Olympic champions, who are currently ranked number one in the world on Tuesday (31 May) at 7 pm, local time, then play game two at 7.30 pm on Thursday (2 June).
Both matches are scheduled to take place at the Athena Hockey Club in Amsterdam.
Great Britain also welcome back Laura Unsworth, Lily Owsley and Alex Danson, who all return from injury.
Head Coach Danny Kerry said about the series: “We will be using the two matches to look at two to three different combinations as we fine tune preparations for the Champions Trophy. The women have been excellent in their preparation for many months now and we’re looking … read more

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

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