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A  Message from the Club Captain, Rob Dunn
My New Year’s resolution is not to have to play on the “beach” next season!
Amount raised
Use it or lose it – we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to get rid of “The Beach” – but we need to raise the remaining £100k to re-carpet the sand based pitch by the end of the season.  So we need to raise 100k  in 10 weeks (or at least have it within our grasp) and with over 1000 members that works out at £100 per head or just £10 per week – wouldn’t you pay £10 extra per game for your next 10 games of hockey to get rid of “The Beach” and be playing on a “state of the art” sand dressed pitch next season?
We hope you will not need much incentive to buy a square of our new pitch for £100

How do … read more


Surbiton Ladies first team’s Silent Auction closed at midnight last night (27 April).  The final total raised was an amazing £7,539, which as previously stated, will go towards the “Bye-Bye To The Beach” appeal.
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A BIG Thank You to everyone who supported the auction,  since the auction was launched back on 13 March.
The successful bidders will be contacted over the next week to arrange collection/ delivery of the prizes.
The winning bids are as follows:




4 VIP tickets with Full Hospitality in the O2 box at The O2 Arena for BEYONCE on Saturday May 4th.
£ 2750
Tommy Alexander

Signed GB training shirt by the Women’s Olympic Bronze medallists.
£ 275
Kelvin Briggs

A weekend in a chalet in the Swiss Alps (Wengen) for a maximum of 6 people between 1st June & 30th September. (please email if you would like further information)
£ 1500
Simon Jackson

1 x signed Premiership Rugby shirt by any club you ask for.
£ 170
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Waitrose Surbiton – SHC become part of community charity scheme

Waitrose Community Matters
Last week, Surbiton Hockey Club’s “Bye Bye To The Beach” campaign was given a boost when it was registered with Waitrose’s community charity scheme. We would like to encourage members to shop at the Surbiton branch of  Waitrose and drop their green tokens into OUR box at the shop. Many thanks to Sophie Tait for her efforts in getting us registered – now it is down to you to help raise money through the supermarket!
Waitrose Surbiton opening hours:  www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/bf_home/bf/232.html
Waitrose Community Matters
Every month this branch will donate £1000 between three local good causes that you choose. How does it work? At the checkout you’ll receive a token, which you then place in the box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive.  www.resourcecentre.org.uk/funders/general/waitrose.asp
Community Matters launched in Waitrose branches in 2008. All 271 Waitrose shops select three … read more

Surbiton’s Dream of a New Clubhouse Set to Become a Reality

Surbiton’s Dream of a New Clubhouse Set to Become a Reality
Elmbridge Borough Council has approved the plans for refurbishing our Clubhouse. It will now be “all systems go” so that the rebuilding work can start at the end of the current season.
Work will involve demolishing the existing changing rooms and expanding the overall footprint to include four female and four male changing rooms, new showers and toilet facilities and an extended and refitted kitchen.
The approved plans were drawn up by Club member and Architect, Myles Taylor of Kirby Architecture. If you would like to see the plans please click on the following links  (Proposed Changing Rooms) and (Design and Access Statement). Display Boards showing the new designs will shortly be put up in the Bar and will be on show at our Fundraising Evening at Naturally Chinese on 29th November.
And there is more good news! Two weeks ago we were … read more

Phone Recycling

the future is now - poster - phone recycling

What do you do with your old mobile phones? Our phone recycling scheme is up and running so if you have any old handsets lying around at home drop them into the box in the bar this weekend and we can make money from them! Lets see if we can raise £1000 before the end of the season. Drop your phones off this weekend!.

(1)  Club members are requested to bring their old mobile phones to the Club, in an envelope marked with the make of the phone, the model number and whether it works or not, plus a note of which team/group they belong to.

(2)  The phone is deposited in the box which will be in the bar in Clubhouse, clearly marked.

(3)  From there we will be collecting the phones and Tony Portelly has kindly offered to bag them up and send them off for recyling.

The Club will receive a donation for each phone sent off and this will be put … read more

Emma Broad

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We have been overwhelmed with the messages of support sent from near and far which we have passed on to Emma’s family.
Click to read tributes from SCH and the Hockey Community:
Emma Broad – Tribute from SHC and the Hockey Community (PDF)
I have been contacted by Phil Broad on behalf of his family, to express their thanks for the messages of sympathy and support they have received from the members of Surbiton Hockey Club, the wider hockey community and from all walks of life following the tragic passing of Emma at the weekend.
In acknowledgement of the role of the Club in Emma’s life, the family have asked that donations, in lieu of flowers, should be made SHC’s ‘The Future Is Now Appeal’. Their hope is that this may assist young players of the future.
I know I speak for all the Club members in saying we are honoured and humbled by this generosity.
Donations … read more

Barbeque Season Brings In Funds For Club Refurbishment

Tony Smith Tournament BBQ

The Colts season may have ended at Surbiton, but the Club welcomed hundreds of young hockey players from around the country for England Hockey’s South Finals on the 3rd and 10th April, followed by Surbiton HC’s annual Tony Smith Tournament on 17th April.
Paul Stockden and his BBQ team once again surpassed themselves and worked tirelessly to raise over £2,000 for the Club’s “Future is Now” fundraising during the three weekends. Paul and Jose were joined this year by Jose’s brother who is actually a proper chef!  (No wonder there was a queue at the BBQ!). With the enticing smell of bacon butties, hot dogs and burgers, the BBQ was up and running from 8am each morning to welcome the players and spectators to the Club. An additional BBQ cook appeared on the day of the Tony Smith tournament, boosting taking with his wonderful chip making!
A popular addition and many thanks … read more

U16 Girls Cup Squad Win Smarties Fundraising Competition!

Congratulations to everyone in the Colts section. You have raised £2,248.30 from the Smarties competition! A great boost to the “Future is Now” fundraising for our pitches and Clubhouse refurbishment. Give yourselves a round of applause!
A special well done goes to the U16 Girls Cup Squad as they have won the competition by raising £265.50!  The girls will be receiving the prize of a special training session with Brett, followed by a pizza supper and I am sure their manager, Camille Cooke, will be in touch to organise the date and time.
Thanks also to our star individual fundraisers – Callum House, Romilly Walden, Kyra Thomas and Lucy Clacher. We had great support from the Junior Academy and from the U14 boys too. Thanks to everyone who supported the initiative.
Keep watching for the next fundraiser…

New Pitch Opens At Surbiton HC

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We have a wonderful new water-based pitch! Saturday 23rd October was a thrilling day for Surbiton HC. After months of planning, construction and delays, the new pitch was finished and in action for the first time. Both of the Club’s top teams’ celebrated by winning their matches on their new home surface. After the cutting of the ribbon on Saturday at noon by the England Hockey Board’s newly-elected president, Simon Mason, the Men’s 1st XI defeated Loughborough Students in a thrilling end-to end eight goal battle in front of a crowd of almost 250. Then, in the afternoon, Surbiton’s newly-promoted Ladies’ 1st XI claimed a 1-0 victory over Old Loughtonians. All sections of the Club were represented on this Grand Opening day, with 32 of the youngest players in the Club accompanying the Men’s and Ladies’ 1st XI teams on to the pitch for the line up.

Spectators were treated to food while they watched and the … read more


We have had several (sensible) fund raising suggestions coming to us this week and we are delighted to receive them. Keep the ideas coming – and feel free to get started with your own initiatives if you don’t need Club involvement! We will work with you to co-ordinate the activities that need Club input, so keep watching for announcements! Please contact Gill Griffiths (colts@surbitonhc.com) if you need copies of the logo/letterhead or any other supporting documents to enable you to fundraise effectively.

Use your friends and colleagues outside the Club for your fundraising too – we would like to get them all involved. Perhaps they could sponsor you to compete in a sports event or carry out a challenge?