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....

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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...

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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 was shown a yellow card with two minutes to play, Govers completed his hat-trick in the final minute with a penalty corner conversion to give the Kookaburras the series advantage. Surbiton’s Alan Forsyth was in Great Britain’s starting line-up, whilst Chris Grassick came on in the fourth minute. Great Britain Head Coach, Bobby Crutchley said after the match: “Our performance today was littered with inconsistency. We had some decent spells, but suffered too many turnovers in...

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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 Head Coach, Bobby Crutchley said after the game: “The conditions made hockey very difficult early on. We played our best hockey in the third quarter when we controlled the game, but then performed poorly in the final stages with the ball. However, our deep defending was strong throughout.” The second match of the series takes place on Sunday at 7.30 am (BST) and can be watched at: http://www.epicentre.tv/events/kookaburras-v-great-britain/ Colin...

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