News & Events
Hockey Juniors - 14th April 2013 North Finals
For the first time in Bowdon’s history we were playing in the U10’s and U12’s Finals. Great news for the club's future!
U10’s Boys – Semi Finalists.
The U10’s played well and they all enjoyed the day, hopefully the experience they have gained this year will help them to go one further next year!
Team: Ethan Doevelaar, Sulaiman Anis, Nathan Harrop, Joe Brookes, Michael Bellin, Ben Quealy, James Hinchliffe and Oliver Aloul.
U12’s North Champions:
The U12s went one further and were crowned champions. They played 6 and won all 6 with only one goal against.These talented guys became an unstoppable team.
Now for the National Finals on 11th May at Cannock.
All supporters welcome.
Team: Ed Farrelly, Billy Cavenagh, Max Brookes, James Mazarelo, Matthew Bellin, Alec Makin, Henry Browne, James Vallely.
Level 2 Coaching Award
The UKCC Level 2 qualification is for those who wish to coach the techniques of the game beyond an introductory level and apply them to tactical play and the coaching of teams. It is only suitable for those with experience of coaching hockey. A prerequisite for this course is the England Hockey UKCC Level 1 Coach Award.
UKCC Level 2 will involve a minimum of 28 hours of tutored pitch-time and theory work. All theory work will be completed on the course and related directly to the practical situation by the tutors. A further six hours of practical coaching, some of which will be mentored will take place following the course prior to assessment. Candidates will have two practical assessments; one with adults and one with children and those who are successful will be awarded the Level 2 in Hockey Coaching. The course must be completed within 18 months of registration and it is anticipated that candidates will complete within 6 – 9 months.
Those licensed at Level 2 will be able to coach the full range of techniques and skills in the modern game and may take responsibility for other coaches involved in delivering a programme in a safe and enjoyable way. It is recommended that the coaching of junior teams or adult teams should not be undertaken by coaches who have not achieved the Level 2 Award. It is compulsory for all Level 2 coaches to have an Emergency 1st Aid Certificate and have attended the scUK Good Practice and Child Protection Course or equivalent training.
If you are interested please Click Here for a link to the Level 2 Coaching Course - Brooklands Hockey Club - 1st,2nd,15th and 16th June 2013
Tina Cullen MBE
It is with great pride, we are able to announce that our Ladies First Team Head Coach Tina Cullen has been awarded the MBE in the Queens New Years Honours list.
Tina has been a one club player all her senior hockey career with Hightown and for the last 10 years Bowdon Hightown.
Not just a great servant for club Tina has in excess of 200 GB and England Caps. She is currently the all time leading scorer in the Womens Premier League with over 350 goals.
However it's not just Tina's work as a club coach but also a career dedicated to school sport and grassroots participation across various sports which has earned her this accolade.
Back to Hockey - Friday Morning Hockey
Ladies Back to Hockey / Friday Mum's
Friday's 9.15am - 11am including tea/coffee and great conversation.
Great way to re-engage with Hockey, meet new people and keep fit.
Cost is £6 per week or discounted if paying up front.
Coach Res Taylor can't wait to meet you.
Yr 7 & 8
In order to try and do the best with what we have (pitch allocation, budget and available coaches) and after significant consultation with both the boys and girls groups, the following will now apply with immeadiate effect:-
Sunday 10.30am - 12pm - Girls
Sunday 4.00pm - 5.30pm - Boys
Boys and girls may attend the alternative session should they have availability issues. ie Boys may attend the girls session and vice-versa.
Sally Brings Bronze to Bowdon
On Saturday Sally Walton played her first game for the Ladies 1's since gaining an Olympic bronze medal with Team GB this summer. After the game which the girls won 4-0, Sally spent time with many of the clubs Juniors (and some Seniors), kindly allowing them to feel the weight and wear the medal. Below is a picture of just a few of the Juniors with Sally.
Forget about E. L. James this is the must read book of the year.
FREE download of the Cheshire Women's Hockey League Booklet HERE
Rule Changes Season 2012/2013
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have announced new rules which will come into effect in
England on 1st September 2012. Full details of their announcement are below:
Rules of Hockey
Based on recommendations from the FIH Rules Committee, the FIH Executive Board has agreed changes to the Rules of Hockey.
Changes to the Rules of Hockey (with reference to the numbered Rules in the 2011 edition) are as follows:
Rule 8.1: method of scoring. The way a goal is scored is amended; it now includes what is sometimes referred to as an “own goal”. That is, a goal can now be scored after the ball is touched in the circle by either an attacker or a defender. It is anticipated that the detailed text will read:
8.1 A goal is scored when:
a the ball is played by an attacker, or touches the stick or body of a defender, within the circle
b after either of these actions, the ball does not travel outside the circle before passing completely over the goal-line and under the cross-bar.
This is described as a “Mandatory Experimental Rule” so that it applies at all levels of hockey but, because it is a significant change, it will be monitored closely. After a period of review, the FIH Rules Committee will decide whether or not it becomes a permanent change to the Rules.
Rules 13.2.d and e: procedures for taking a free hit, centre pass and putting the ball back into play. The ball may now be raised intentionally and directly using a push, flick or scoop action; this action must be conducted safely.
This is essentially an evolution of what is known as the “self-pass” from a free hit. By having the option to raise the ball immediately, opposing players will not have had the opportunity to get closer than five metres; a raised ball should be safer.
It is anticipated that Rules 13.2 d and e will read:
d the ball is moved using a hit, push, flick or scoop
e the ball may be raised immediately using a push, flick or scoop but must not be raised intentionally using a hit.
Rules 13.2.f and g: as a consequence of the changes above, these Rules have been deleted.
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