Mini Hockey Round up 2018/2019

MiniHoc have had another busy season with 155 children registered and 20 volunteer coaches/managers supporting the development of our young players. Managers and coaches have sought an increased number of fixtures to cater for all abilities, allowing the appropriate development of players within squads in a competitive environment.  See all the squad photos here in the Photo Gallery Little Stars Our U8 section, known as Little Stars, have  been fantastic this season. We have had Read more…

‘P K = 50 : L M’

P K is PK – everybody knows him as such. His parents probably knew him as Peter Kennerdell. As a youngster he joined Belper Hockey Club in 1969, and has had continuous membership, as man and boy (or should that be ‘boy and man’), now totalling 50 years. He remains a keen player in the mens 7th team – and so attended the 7ths annual end-of-season dinner.  It was there that, as a complete surprise, Read more…

U10 & U12 In2Hockey County Championships

The In2Hockey Championships for U10s and U12s were held at Belper on Sunday March 3rd. What a great day for our club! Organised and hosted by Audra from Junior Boys, the tournament was supported by Ladies, Men’s and Minis and was the best yet– a true whole club effort. The work that went into the day really paid off, and having the club house to keep warm and dry, with the Ladies serving hot and Read more…

Umpire related abuse – red card suspension. Important Message for all clubs

 UMPIRE ABUSE/ DEROGATORY REMARKS IN DIRECTION OF UMPIRE  Message to All Derbyshire Clubs  Please note that England Hockey, MRHA and Derbyshire Hockey have had a zero tolerance policy for any abuse directed towards the umpire.  Any resulting red card means a minimum of 30 days suspension. Please note that reasons such as ‘out of character’, ‘exceptional emotional stresses’ will not be entertained.  For many this would mean an early end to the 2018-2019 seasons and Read more…

U16 Boys qualify for Indoor National Finals

On Saturday 15th December the U16 boys attended the Midland Round of the Super 6s indoor tournament. This was the 3rd year of the competition for some of the boys and they were determined this time to make the National Finals for the Super 6s Junior competition. The boys had 3 pool matches. The first against Repton, last years winners. The match ended in a 3-3 draw, the boys a little disappointed that they had not won Read more…

Sat 13th Oct 2018 – NEW PAVILION OPENING CEREMONY

“It was nearly 2 decades in the planning, but we did it!” The new sports and community pavilion at Christchurch Meadows was officially opened by Robert Kirkland, of Bowmer and Kirkland Limited, and Mrs Jane Morris, on Saturday 13th October in beautiful sunshine! Jane was representing her late husband, John Morris, who was treasurer of the Sports Club, working on the develoment of  funding for the pavilion project for many years. Sadly, John passed away in Read more…

‘New Pavilion : Celebration Match’

To celebrate the completion of the new multi-sport pavilion, a hockey match was played between the Belper mens hockey President’s XI and the North of England XI, on Sunday 2 September. The President’s team comprised those members who have all given many years of service to help the club, in so many different ways. This was a way of saying ‘Thank you’ to them. In true international style, the teams posed for photographs, followed by Read more…

“#itsnever2L8 Exin Master World Cup Barcelona 2018”

In July 2018 the biennial Masters Hockey World Cup was held again, this time hosted by Spain in Terrassa, Barcelona. Teams in age groups of over 35s to over 75s were invited and more than 25 countries participated. Because of the enormous amount of fixtures this created, the competition for different age bands is split between Grandmasters (age 60 & above) & Masters (age 35s to 55s) As previously reported, Belper’s  Mike Christie and Alan Read more…

BELPER MIXED 7s TOURNAMENT – Sat 4thAug 2018

A big thank you to Belper Players & Helpers: Thank you all for taking part in the tournament on Saturday and making it a successful day. Yet again we were blessed with fantastic weather! PHOTOS FROM THE GALLERY It was good to see some new faces, as well as some familiar ones. Great to see the Pink Panthers with their tails again – Maybe we do more fancy dress next year! I hope you enjoyed the hockey, Read more…