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Girls touch down on home soil
Team GB touched down yesterday morning in London after the most successful Olympic Games to date, winning 67 medals in total. The Club would like to congratulate Georgie Twigg, Giselle Ansley and Hollie Webb on the fantastic achievement of beating the Netherlands to the gold medal with Hollie scoring the winning penalty shuffle. Surbiton Hockey Club is very proud of the three girls that play in the ladies 1st XI and it is a wonderful achievement.
Sophie Bray, a former Colt, played an important role in the team’s journey to the gold medal. Again the Club is immensely proud that one of our Colts has been able reach the pinnacle of our sport bringing home a gold medal.
This year’s Play Day takes place at Surbiton Hockey Club on 3 September.
Not only will there be a great opportunity to come down and enjoy some hockey with other club members before the start of the season, but the bar will be open and food will be available from the BBQ.
Registration starts at 10.30 am for the women’s Play Day with hockey being played between 11 am and 1 pm.
Registration for the Men’s Play Day starts at 12.30 pm with hockey being played from 1 pm to 3 pm.
An extra 15 minutes should be allowed to enable players to be allocated to teams.
Whilst the Play Days are taking part on Pitch 2 (the hybrid/ sand based pitch), both our first teams and our ladies second team will be in action on pitch 1 (our main water based pitch).
The Ladies 1s play the University of Birmingham at 11.30 am, followed by … read more
Surbiton’s Hollie Webb and Great Britain goalkeeper, Maddie Hinch were both interviewed by David Davies as part of this morning’s Sportsweek programme on BBC Radio Five Live.
If you missed it, the programme is available to listen here at the BBC Radio Five Live website.
The interview starts at around the 18 minute mark, with Davies, standing in for regular host, Garry Richardson, heroines Hollie and Maddie asked to look back at the historic shootout and the implications for hockey in England after Great Britain’s women won Olympic gold for the first time ever.
The programme is available to listen to for six days.
Great Britain’s women made history in Rio on Friday night, becoming Olympic champions for the first time in their history following a dramatic shootout victory over reigning champions, the Netherlands.
Surbiton’s Hollie Webb scored the decisive shootout attempt, to give Great Britain a 2-0 shootout victory after an enthralling 3-3 draw in normal time.
Surbiton’s Hollie Webb jumps for joy after scoring the winning goal in the shootout. Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek
Great Britain secured their 24th gold medal of the 2016 games on their way to their best ever performance at an overseas games.
The drama started as early as the sixth minute of normal time after Holcombe’s Sam Quek brought down the Netherlands’ Laurien Leurink to concede a penalty stroke.
Great Britain’s heroic goalkeeper, Maddie Hinch, who will play for SCHC in the Netherlands next season, saved Maartje Paumen’s stroke with her left glove.
Three minutes later, the University of Birmingham’s Lily Owsley put Great … read more
With Great Britain’s women’s team set to make history this evening by appearing in their first ever Olympic hockey final, Surbiton Hockey Club will stay open to encourage members to watch the match at the club.
The bar will be open from 5.30 pm, and the match against the Netherlands starts at 9 pm.
If you can’t come down to the club to watch, the match will be shown live on BBC 1 with the news being moved to accommodate coverage. More information can be found here
Tonight, the Netherlands will be playing in grey with Great Britain in red
Can Great Britain emulate the men’s 1988 gold medal winning team?
Great Britain celebrate their semi-final win over New Zealand, will there be more celebrations tonight? Photo: Koen Suyk.
If for any reason you can’t watch the match live on television or online, there will be radio commentary available tonight.
Commentary will start on Five Live Sport Xtra … read more
Great Britain’s women reached the Olympic final and ensured that they would return from Rio with a medal after a convincing 3-0 win over New Zealand on Wednesday evening.
On a night when the blue pitch at the Deodoro Olympic Park resembled a casualty ward at times, Great Britain overcame a rugged Black Sticks side in the semi-final.
Great Britain broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute from their third penalty corner.
Crista Cullen, currently not registered with a club, forced a save from New Zealand’s goalkeeper, Sally Rutherford, only for Reading’s Alex Danson to chip the ball over Rutherford from the rebound.
Great Britain’s injury woes began five minutes into the second half when Cullen was injured and needed to leave the pitch for stitches.
Three minutes later, it was Surbiton’s Georgie Twigg’s turn to be in the wars, being struck on the cheek from close range before leaving the pitch for treatment.
With twelve … read more
Great Britain’s women kept up their one hundred per cent record at the Rio Olympics, beating Spain 3-1 on Monday evening to earn a semi-final berth against New Zealand on Wednesday (push back 9 pm BST)
Great Britain made their intentions known early, forcing a penalty corner after just 38 seconds. Although Crista Cullen, not currently registered with a club, saw her shot saved, Spain knew they would be under pressure.
In the seventh minute, Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley, and East Grinstead’s Laura Unsworth and Sophie Bray combined from their second penalty corner, before the deadlock was broken a minute later.
This time it was third time lucky, Ansley finding club-mate, Georgie Twigg in the circle, Twigg moving from injector to goalscorer, deflecting the ball high into the goal from close range.
Surbiton’s Georgie Twigg celebrates after opening the scoring for Great Britain against Spain on Monday evening. Photo: Koen Suyk.
The thirteenth minute proved unlucky … read more
Great Britain’s women came from behind on Saturday to beat the United States of America 2-1 at the Deodoro Olympic Park and top Pool B.
Great Britain will play Spain at 10 pm BST on Monday in the quarter-finals.
Crista Cullen made her 100th appearance in Great Britain colours, whilst St. Albans’ Hannah Macleod won her 150th international cap.
In a physical encounter, The USA’s Katie Bam threatened early as Great Britain’s defence found itself under pressure, with Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley frequently involved in the first few minutes.
The momentum swung towards Great Britain, but although they forced two penalty corners in the first quarter, the USA’s goalkeeper, Jackie Briggs was in outstanding form.
Several cards were shown during the game, Holcombe’s Sam Quek and Nicola White, together with the University of Birmingham’s Lily Owsley all seeing green in the first half. Bam also saw green, and at the half time interval, the game was … read more
Great Britain’s women will take on the United States on Saturday to decide who will win Pool B after beating Japan 2-0 on Thursday evening at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio.
The USA beat India 3-0 to ensure that Great Britain and the USA will go into Saturday’s clash (push back 10 pm BST) with maximum points.
The USA have a three better goal difference than Great Britain, so will top the pool unless they lose to Great Britain.
Following excellent performances which gave Great Britain wins over Australia, India and Argentina; their performance against Japan was disappointing, but Team GB ground out the win.
After just five minutes, Great Britain broke the deadlock, the University of Birmingham’s Lily Owsley running along the right by-line before seeing her shot deflected into the goal off Japan captain, Miyuki Nakagawa’s stick.
Although Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley and Georgie Twigg both threatened from penalty corners in the first half, Japan … read more
Great Britain’s women won their third game at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday, but only after Argentina briefly fought back with two goals in a minute.
The 3-2 win maintained Great Britain’s one hundred per cent record on their way to the quarter-finals.
Surbiton’s Hollie Webb won her 100th combined cap against Las Leonas, making her 43rd Great Britain appearance having played for England on 57 occasions.
Surbiton’s Hollie Webb celebrates her 100th combined cap versus Argentina. Photo: GB Hockey.
Great Britain were put under early pressure by Argentina, who had lost 2-1 to the United States and beaten Japan 4-0. Delfina Merino gave Great Britain a scare in the sixth minute, her shot rebounding off the right post.
Argentina were handicapped in the twelfth minute when they lost their video referral asking for a second penalty corner.
After a goalless first quarter, Great Britain were temporarily reduced to nine players when St. Albans’ Hannah Macleod and … read more
Great Britain’s women won their second match at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday, beating India 3-0 to keep up their one hundred per cent record.
India successfully frustrated Great Britain in a tactical goalless first quarter, but the deadlock was broken five minutes before half time from Great Britain’s first penalty corner of the match.
Surbiton’s Hollie Webb and Giselle Ansley combined to put Great Britain ahead, Webb trapping the injection before Ansley found the backboard to delight the many British supporters in Brazil.
Great Britain’s players celebrate their opening goal with scorer, Giselle Ansley against India. Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek.
Two minutes later, the Indian defence was penetrated once more, Holcombe’s Nicola White finishing from open play after Reading’s Alex Danson and East Grinstead’s Sophie Bray set up the opportunity for White to score from close range.
The third goal came three minutes after the interval, the University of Birmingham’s Llly Owsley crossing from the left … read more
Great Britain’s women started their 2016 Olympic campaign in Rio with a 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday night.
In spite of putting pressure on the British defence, the Hockeyroos slipped to defeat as Great Britain avenged their 4-1 defeat at the Champions Trophy at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.
Australia had a goal disallowed for dangerous play in the seventh minute and forced their first penalty corner six minutes later after having a video referral upheld.
GB defender, Crista Cullen bravely blocked Australia’s attempted shot and after leaving the pitch, returned for the start of the second quarter.
The University of Birmingham’s Lily Owsley gave Great Britain the lead four minutes before half time, her low chip beating Rachael Lynch and rebounding off the backboard.
Within a minute, Australia came close to an equaliser, Georgina Morgan’s penalty corner drag-flick hitting the right post, the Hockeyroos still trailing 1-0 at the interval.
Three minutes into the … read more
Great Britain’s women, including Surbiton’s Giselle Ansley, Georgie Twigg and Hollie Webb start their 2016 Olympic campaign at the Deodoro Olympic Park on Saturday when they face old rivals Australia (World Ranking 3).
Due to Rio being four hours behind British time, supporters will have to stay up late to watch the push back which will be at 0030 BST on Sunday morning.
Twigg won bronze at London 2012, whilst both Ansley and Webb are gaining their first Olympic experience having started their international careers after the last game.
Great Britain go into the tournament with a world ranking of seventh, having dropped from sixth after the recent Champions Trophy tournament at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, where they finished fifth of six teams.
India (WR 13) will be Great Britain’s second pool opponents on Monday (8 August) at 2200 BST.
Two days later, Argentina (WR 2) and the Champions Trophy holders, take on Great … read more
If you’ve still not seen Claire Balding’s interview with three members of Team GB’s Women’s Hockey Team (Maddie Hinch, Kate Richardson-Walsh and Surbiton’s Georgie Twigg), there’s still time!
With the programme previously having been shown on BT Sport and on BBC2 on Sunday, the programme is now available to view via iPlayer and the BBC website.
The link to the programme page on the BBC website is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07n1x5l
And with the Olympics less than a week away, it’s a perfect opportunity to look back at London 2012, the Euros triumph in 2015 and look forward to the hockey in Rio.
The programme lasts 29 minutes and the number of days left to view is shown (29 days as of 1 August)
England’s Under-18 Boys just missed out on bronze medals at the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork after losing 2-1 in a shootout to Belgium.
The teams couldn’t be separated after 70 minutes both teams scoring once in each half to force a 2-2 draw and a shootout decider.
Euan Gilmour had given England a tenth minute lead with a penalty corner conversion before Cyril Freyling equalised for Belgium on the quarter-hour in the same manner.
Four minutes into the second half, Belgium took the lead for the first time, Boris Gougnard scoring from open play.
With eight minutes remaining, Lucas Ward salvaged a draw for England, also scoring from open play.
Surbiton’s Eddie Way and Evan Kimber were both in the England squad, Way starting and Kimber coming on as a sixth minute substitute.
England’s Head Coach, Jody Paul reflected on the squad’s performance during the tournament: “Over this cycle the development of the players in the … read more
England’s Under-18 will come back from the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork with bronze medals after winning a shootout against Belgium on Saturday morning.
The match was drawn 1-1 after 70 minutes, but England held their nerve to prevail 3-2 in the shootout.
England were on course to win in normal time after Oxford Hawks’ Lucy Millington gave them the lead two minutes into the second half from open play.
However, with just three minutes remaining, Laetitia Goeminne equalised with a penalty corner conversion to send the match into a shootout.
Beeston’s Esme Burge and Mimi Tarrant, and Bowdon Hightown’s Lily Wolstenholme all scored for England, who were never behind in the shootout even though Belgium went first.
Shaunda Ikegwuono and Margot De Clercq were Belgium’s scorers, but when Camille Lycke failed to score from her country’s fifth attempt, England’s bronze medals were assured.
Surbiton’s Holly Munro and Louisa Bray were both in the England squad, … read more
England’s Under-18 Boys will take on Belgium for the bronze medals at the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork on Saturday after going down 5-0 to Germany in their semi-final.
Germany proved too strong for England and led 2-0 at half time, Eric Knobling scoring from open play in the 19th and 26th minutes.
Leopold Harms added a third in the 51st minute from a penalty corner before two goals in as many minutes sealed England’s fate.
Raphael Hartkopf scored both goals from open play in the 62nd and 63rd minutes.
Surbiton’s Eddie Way was in England’s starting line-up whilst Evan Kimber came on as a fifth minute substitute.
England Head Coach, Jody Paul was proud of his team’s second half performance: “I thought Germany dominated the first half and we couldn’t get our game going,” he said. “But in the second half I was pleased with the resilience we showed and the chances we created. … read more
If you missed seeing Claire Balding interview Surbiton’s Georgie Twigg, with Kate Richardson-Walsh and Maddie Hinch when the interview was shown on BT Sport, there’s a chance to see the interview on Sunday afternoon on BBC 2.
The interview, which took place at Bisham Abbey, is being shown at 1.30 pm on Sunday.
More information, plus news about an appearance on the National Lottery Show on Saturday evening can be found at the England Hockey website at: http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=37501&itemTitle=When+our+athletes+are+on+TV+this+weekend§ion=22
England’s Under-18 Girls’ hopes of winning the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork were ended at the semi-final stage by the Netherlands on Friday morning.
After a goalless first half, the Netherlands found their goalscoring touch after half time to win 3-0.
England held out until the 38th minute, Freeke Moes breaking the deadlock with a penalty corner conversion.
Eight minutes later, Pien Dicke doubled the lead from open play with Carmel Bosch converting a penalty corner with just three minutes to play to confirm the Netherlands’ place in the final.
England, including Surbiton’s Louisa Bray and Holly Munro in their squad, now face Belgium for bronze on Saturday morning at 10 am.
England’s Head Coach, Sarah Kelleher said after the match: ““I’m very pleased with the girls’ performance. I was looking for a good performance, and they produced that. To actually stay at 0-0 with the Dutch at half time is a good result as … read more
England’s Under-18 Boys booked their place in the EuroHockey Youth Championships semi-finals in Cork at Wednesday lunchtime with a come from behind 4-2 win over Spain.
The victory ensured that England would finish second in Pool B behind the Netherlands, who had booked their place in the last four with a convincing 11-1 win over Italy.
England went into the game knowing that only an unlikely win by nine goals would see them finish top of the pool, and those faint hopes were soon dashed as Spain took the lead.
Cesar Curiel converted a fifth minute penalty corner to boost the Spaniards’ hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals at England’s expense.
Spain led until the 23rd minute when Euan Gilmour equalised with a penalty corner conversion of his own and leave the match balanced on a knife edge at the half time interval.
Eight minutes into the second half, James Oates gave England the lead … read more
England’s Under-18 Girls, including Surbiton’s Holly Munro and Louisa Bray in their squad, beat Russia 4-2 on Wednesday morning to clinch their place in the EuroHockey Youth Championships semi-finals in Cork.
All four teams went into the final round of Pool B games level on three points, ensuring that any team that won their game would qualify for the last four.
Russia had beaten Germany 3-2 in their opening game but lost 3-2 to hosts Ireland on Tuesday. England had beaten Ireland 3-0 but lost 6-1 to Germany.
England took the lead in the ninth minute, Harleston Magpies’ Abby Gooderham scoring from open play. Seven minutes later, Valeriia Borisova equalised also from open play to leave all to play for in the second half.
With an inferior goal difference to the Russians, England needed the win to progress and within a minute of the restart, Isca’s Sophie Jefferson restored England’s lead from open play.
Russia … read more
England’s Under-18 Girls suffered a major setback at the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork on Tuesday morning, Germany running out convincing winners by a 6-1 margin.
Germany had lost 3-2 to Russia in their opening match, but were determined not to lose a second game, rushing into a 4-0 lead by half time.
Feline Günther, Katherina Kiefer and Nicola Pluta’s brace put Germany into a commanding position after the first period of 35 minutes.
England put in a better second half performance, Cambridge City’s Tess Howard scoring her country’s consolation from a penalty corner with ten minutes to play.
Liv Arndt had put Germany 5-0 ahead and Pluta completed her hat-trick in the final minute to leave England needing to beat Russia on Wednesday morning (9.45 pm) if they are going to keep their hopes of a semi-final place alive.
England Head Coach, Sarah Kelleher said: “We know we can compete with the Germans, but … read more
Surbiton’s Evan Kimber and Eddie Way found the net for the second game running as England’s Under-18 Boys beat Italy 6-0 in their second Eurohockey Championships Pool B game on Monday afternoon.
Way opened the scoring with a penalty corner conversion in the 27th minute, and after England had doubled their lead through Tom Crowson’s open play goal in the 46th minute, Way started a rush of four goals in the last ten minutes.
Way converted a second penalty corner on the hour to put England 3-0 ahead, before the Italian defence was overwhelmed as Matthew Ramshaw and James Oates quickly added open play goals in the 64th and 66th minutes.
Kimber had the last word in the 70th minute to help England to the top of the Pool B table, on goal difference from the Netherlands, who beat Spain 6-2.
England just need a draw against Spain in their final pool game on Wednesday … read more
Surbiton’s Holly Munro captained England’s U18 Girls to an opening day victory over hosts Ireland at the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork on Sunday evening.
England won 3-0, Isca’s Sophie Jefferson giving England a fifth minute lead from open play. A penalty corner broke down but Munro attacked down the right before passing to Jefferson.
Cambridge City’s Tess Howard doubled the lead with an 18th minute penalty corner conversion before Bowdon Hightown’s Lily Wolstenholme scored a third goal in the 59th minute.
Surbiton’s Louisa Bray is also in the England squad but didn’t play against the Irish.
England Head Coach, Sarah Kelleher was happy with her team’s performance: “It’s good to get the first game under our belts. Getting here two days ago we were ready to play.”
“The first goal relaxed us, but we didn’t want to take our eye off the ball. We had scenarios planned for if either side scored in the … read more
Surbiton’s Eddie Way and Evan Kimber both scored to help England U18 Boys to a 2-2 draw against the Netherlands at the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Cork, Ireland on Sunday afternoon.
England fell behind in the eighth minute after Daniel de Haan opened the scoring from open play, but nine minutes later, Way’s drag-flick penalty corner conversion brought England level.
By half time, England led 2-1 thanks to Kimber’s superb solo open play goal four minutes before the interval. Kimber gained possession of the ball from the halfway line before running into the circle and finishing with a low shot into goal.
Daan Dekker earned the Netherlands a point with a penalty corner conversion twelve minutes before the end.
After the game, England Head Coach, Jody Paul summed up the performance as follows: “I was very pleased with the first half performance but in the second I was half disappointed because the game plan … read more
The 2016 EuroHockey U18 Youth Championships start in Cork on Sunday and Surbiton Hockey Club has players in both England’s boys and girls squads.
Holly Munro will captain the Girls team which starts its campaign against hosts Ireland (5.45 pm) on Sunday, whilst Louisa Bray is one of two goalkeepers in the England squad.
England continue with a match against Germany on Tuesday (10 am) before completing their Pool B schedule against Russia on Wednesday (9.45 am).
If England finish in the top two, they will play in next Friday’s semi-finals, otherwise they will have to battle against relegation in Pool C against the teams which finish third and fourth in Pool A.
The teams in Pool A are: Belgium, Netherlands, Poland and Spain.
England would carry forward their result against their other Pool B opponent to join them in Pool C.
The final and bronze medal match are both scheduled for Saturday 30 July.
Meanwhile in England’s boys … read more
Surbiton Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Sabbie Heesh will be joining the club in advance of the 2016-17 season.
Goalkeeper, Heesh, 24 years old and a member of Great Britain’s centralised training squad, will join Surbiton from Leicester.
Heesh made her Great Britain debut against Germany on 12 November 2013 and went on to make her second appearance against Japan, replacing Maddie Hinch in goal at half time on 27 Apr 2015 at Lee Valley.
Although Heesh has yet to formally make her England debut, she was named in the England squad which won the Unibet EuroHockey Championships at Lee Valley in 2015.
Heesh has represented England at Under-16, Under-18, Under-21 and Under-23 level.
Heesh has previously played for Belper, Cannock, Bowdon Hightown and Loughborough Students.
With the Summer programme coming to the end it gives a chance for our colts to have a break before the hockey season starts again in September.
This year’s Summer programme saw 644 colts taking part, 144 colts coming externally from the club. This not only gave our colts the chance to play throughout the summer but also other colts players in the local area the opportunity of continuing to play hockey and improving their skills.
The introduction of the Dexters Game Time, which is played in a six a side format on a third of a pitch, was a new addition to the summer programme this year.
The club was lucky enough to secure sponsorship from Dexters Estate Agents who are based in Claremont Road in Surbiton which enabled the club to invest in new equipment, including pitch dividers, strips for marking the shooting areas and new balls.
The new format was a great success as it gave the colts … read more
Great Britain’s men, again without Surbiton’s Chris Grassick, through injury, needed two goals in the last ten minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw against Belgium in Dusseldorf on Sunday.
Reading’s Simon Mantell struck twice in the 50th and last minutes, both times from open play, after Belgium led 2-0 through Elliot van Strydonck’s 15th minute opener and Sébastien Dockier’s 22nd minute goal, also both from open play.
Germany defeated the Netherlands 3-2 in the last game of the tournament to overtake Great Britain and win the ERGO Masters 4 Nations Invitational.
After the game, Great Britain’s Head Coach, Bobby Crutchley said: “When we play the way we’re capable of and we do what we set out to do, we create chances. It’s nice for Simon Mantell to get a couple of goals, too. I’d probably say we’ve produced two and half good performances out here. We played some good hockey at times and we did plenty … read more
After a rest day on Friday, Great Britain’s men followed up their 1-1 draw with Germany on Thursday by beating the Netherlands 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at the ERGO Masters 4 Nations Invitational tournament in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Unfortunately, Surbiton’s Chris Grassick didn’t play against the Dutch after being injured late in the game against Germany.
Holcombe’s Ashley Jackson won his 100th Great Britain cap, with club mate Sam Ward scoring twice in the 11th and 43rd minutes with Wimbledon’s Henry Weir adding a third in the 48th minute.
Great Britain face Belgium in their third and final game at 1030 am (BST) on Sunday.
Belgium lost both their games 3-2, to the Netherlands on Thursday and to Germany on Saturday.
With one game to play, Great Britain lead the table on four points, with a two better goal difference over second placed Germany.
The Netherlands are third on three points with Belgium last on no points.
Colin … read more