Season Tickets and Ticket Pricing for the National League Home Matches this Season

I am aware that some members have questioned the policy of charging entry for L1s and M1s fixtures. We have experimented with charging entry for several seasons now and this is in line with other National League clubs and England Hockey’s wish to promote hockey as a high-quality sport. With so many international players at the club, we believe that a charge of £5.00 per match (or for a double-header) represents good value, especially as it includes a free programme (for all home matches). All funds raised through ticket sales will go towards the cost of replacing the water-based...

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Carolyn Llewellyn appointed Club Vice Captain

On 2 September, an EGM took place to formally elect Carolyn Llewellyn as Vice-Captain of the club (standing, in pink, on the right). The intention is that Carolyn will become Club Captain when Mark Waller steps down at the end of the coming season. As Vice-Captain, Carolyn will join the Board, enabling her to better understand how the club operates, and help to ensure continuity next year. This is an historic moment in the club’s history. Given the tremendous success of the women’s section, it is only right that this is reflected in the management structure of the club....

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A Vacancy Exists for a Communications Manager

Communications Manager The job holder will be responsible to the Board and report to me in the first instance. It is a non-remunerated position. Although it is anticipated that the role will take up no more than a few hours’ a week on average, a flexible attitude is required, along with the ability to respond promptly to requests. Previous experience in a related communications/media role welcome. Please send expressions of interest, outlining experience, by 31 October to: Job Description  In consultation with the Board, agree key messages that the Club wishes topublicise; identify target audiences and the best means of reaching them.  Under the guidance of the Board, make sure the brand, image and messagesare delivered to the media and others in a timely, accurate and coherent manner and are reflected on the website.  Develop a code of conduct and strategy paper for all communications output.  Develop a quantifiable means of measuring the success of the Club’s communications.  Ensure appropriate media coverage and visibility for all SHC hockey and social events, and follow up with images and articles; ensure the right people are placed in front of the media at the relevant times.  Monitor the media for any discussions, comments, articles or statements relating to SHC, ensuring timely response when appropriate.  Proof-read and authorise all external public messaging and information, including...

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Domestic Bliss

What a fantastic weekend it was at Lee Valley, with our men’s and ladies’ first teams winning their respective National League play-off finals on Sunday. For the men, the sense of unbounded joy was tangible, tinged with a hint of relief for some of the players.  On previous occasions the team had fallen at the penultimate or final hurdle, and many questioned their ability to perform under pressure.  How they confounded the doubters.  David Beckett’s match winning penalty shuffle brought a tense and closely-fought match to a thrilling finale.  To come back from a 0-3 deficit against Wimbledon –...

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