The sell out Belper Hockey Dinner Dance was held on Friday 15th April at the Gateway Centre, Derbyshire Cricket Club.  Wahoo!!!

A good night was had by all at this years sell out Diner Dance.

Big thanks to Kyla Madsen, Annie Allum and Wendy Morris for all their hard work, behind the scenes, making it such a success.

Any photos for the website would be most gratefully received. Please send to [email protected])

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Following a fine meal, a few glasses of orange juice, and of course, ‘Heads n Tails’, speeches were inevitable….

In Laura’s absence, Kath Hoult sumarised the Ladies season. The 1st team finished mid table in the National League – the first team to survive their first season in the last 5 years. The 2nds won their league and have gained promotion to Division 2. The 3rds 4ths and 5ths still have not yet finished their season, but 3rds will finish in the top 4 of Derbyshire  Div 1, and 4ths mid table in Derbyshire Div 2, having struggled without a goalkeeper for the majority of the season. The 5ths had to concede most of their league games due to insufficient players, but played their matches as friendlies introducing younger players to the adult game. Many thanks to Chris for keeping the team going.

Ladies Club awards were presented:

Mrs Bs Club Person of the year award has been renamed The Irene Bestwick Trophy in her memory and was presented to Will Howarth.

A new award is to be created in memory of Joanne Rogers, for support to the Junior section. This will be awarded for the first time next year.


Steve Mills gave a brief review of the Mens Club season, the highlight being the 1st team consolidating and finishing in a strong 4th place in Midlands Prem after relegation last season. 4th team finished mid table, but others weren’t so fortunate. 7th team had to concede a number of games due to insufficient players.

Club awards were presented as follows:

Junior Player of the year: Sean Cave

Clubman of the Year: Robin Peach

Special award for his efforts promoting the social side of hockey: Toni Nadolski


Simon Emlsey proposed a toast to Paul (Lozza) Lawrence. We are all thinking of him in his fight against a brain tumour.


The Raffle

The Club would like to express tremendous thanks to all who donated prizes for the raffle:

Barrington Sports voucher (£50)

Sally Montague cut and blow dry voucher

Panto tickets for Cinderella at Derby Arena

Derbyshire County Cricket Club tickets

Fresh Basil voucher

Voucher for Owen Taylor butchers

Golf prize (from Nina, I don’t have details)

Derby Runner £20 voucher


MSFT gifts:

– Turtle beach headset

– Play sonic 1 headset

– Play sonic 2 headset

– Play sonic 3 headset

– Virtual reality headset for smartphones (Homido)

– Xbox One play and charge kit

– PS3/PS4 Next Gen Wireless headset

– Netgear Range Max dual Band Wireless USB adapter

– Afterglow Xbox360 controller

– Xbox one Controller kit (skin and thumb gips)

David Lloyd free 14 day guest pass

Set of 6 espresso cups and saucers

Coaching sessions from Tom Sherratt and Wayne Madsen

Talisker Skye Single malt Scotch whisky


In addition to their raffle prize voucher, Derby Runner ( are also offering 20% discount to Belper Hockey Club members






STOP PRESS – Dinner Dance tickets have now SOLD OUT! No more tickets are available! Thank you to those who have purchased – we look forward to seeing you there!


It is an opportunity to relax, catch up and have fun. It will be a time to celebrate the past seasons events from across the club in style! Please see function details below:

* Venue: Gateway Centre (top floor), Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Grandstand Rd, DE21 6AF

* Date: Friday 15 April 2016   * Time: 7 for 7:30pm   * Cost: £30 per person   * Dress: Black Tie/Evening dress

Tickets are priced at £30 each and include an arrival drink, a 3 course meal and entertainment throughout the evening. We hope to encourage as many individuals, partners and groups with any ties with Belper Hockey over the year to attend to make it a memorable occasion. Any donations for the raffle or sponsorship towards any part of the evening would be welcome, please let me know if you’re able to help out.


Please RSVP by Wednesday 30 MARCH 2016 to secure your ticket, as places are limited. No refunds are available after this date. If you have special dietary requirements, please indicate on the form below in detail. 


Please click on the link to download the Dinner Dance booking form

Thank you for your support and we hope you can join us for our celebrations.


Kyla Madsen   

[email protected]

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