9 Feb 2015

Committee Positions

The Club Annual General Meeting will take place on April 29th 2015 The following committee positions are available next season:


Primary responsibility is for the ongoing management of the club finances, including:
  • Arranging collection of revenue from the club members by communicating to the club/team treasurers about paying subs and match fees, then make sure this is collected.
  • Authorising all payments out of the club account.
  • Paying any invoices or costs which need to be paid throughout the season. You will also be responsible for paying coaches and refunding any club members who incur costs on the club's behalf.
  • Keeping the club accounts up to date and ensuring the cash book balances with the accounts.
  • Understanding the club's cashflow position to inform decisions about what we can spend our money on, how much we should charge subs etc.
  • Presenting to the committee/the club what the financial position is.
You will also be a member of the club's executive committee. This is a group of four who make decisions about the day to day running of the club in between full committee meetings. 
You need to arrange the club insurance on an annual basis.
Time commitment
- Accounting for subs - two days
- Making payments - Approximately 3 hours per month
- Answering email queries - 3 hours a week
- Updating the accounts - couple of afternoons through the season
- Finalising the accounts - a day
- Attend committee meetings and AGM
Social Media / Comms (shared role) 

Keen to help promote Wanderers and keep members informed with club news? Got new refreshing ideas to help us do this? Then this could be the role for you, tasks include:

  • Maintaining the Wanderers Website 
  • Managing the club email account, responding to emails
  • Producing the Club newsletters through FixturesLive
  • Administer the Club Facebook Group Pages and Twitter Account 
  • Producing promotional material  
Mixed Secretary

Role description to follow

Social (1 position in team of 4) 

The club normally has 3-4 social secretaries, working together to organise anything social related for the club…setting the social calendar and organising the main socials of the year (Start of Season, Xmas Party, End of Season) as well as any other club socials (Pub Golf, Poker Nights and anything else the social committee comes up with!). This involves sourcing venues, booking DJs, booking caterers (End of Season only) and coming up with the theme and advertising to the club. The Social Secretaries also organise the awards ceremony for all the awards at the End of Season party.


At the start of the season you set up the league which is pretty simple then you add all the teams and slot the players into each team. This is not as big a job as it may sound as you can copy the teams from last year and remove any players who have left the club and you add in any new players who join the club. The most challenging bit of setting up the league is getting the captains to send you there squad lists!! Once the league is set up you invite managers from each team to add their teams stats each week- the captains will pick someone in there team for you. Every week thru the season you check that all the fixtures have gone in and adjust any errors in the stats if they occur. Some times you have to chase a naughty assistant (usually one of the mens teams =P ) to get the fixture in but its usually pretty easy. Once all the fixtures are in and checked you click go and the program works out the points for the players and the managers table then sends everyone an email. At the end of the season you work out who the team of the year is- the program helps with that as well, order some T.Shirts and ask the treasurer nicely to send some money to the winners. Simples

Its an easy role and once the league is set up it  just ticks over during the season. If you like knowing how other teams get on and whos doing what in each team its a good role to have as you get to over see everything. Its a pretty easy invite to the committee dinner...
Umpiring Sec
Liaise with captains to find out who needs umpires where and when- this tends to be a Monday morning job. Once you have that info, its a case of looking at the fixtures spreadsheet to see who else (i.e. the teams who get appointed umpires) is around to help out with cover as well as getting in touch with Eds to see what help they need and where they can help us out. In terms of time, the role isn't particularly onerous. Each week varies but typically you probably spend between 1-2 hours sorting this out. Everything is done by email so this would suit someone who is office based, in front of a computer.

2 Nov 2014

Team Bryant Events - November 2014

Team Bryant Frat Party - Saturday 22nd November 8pm @ The Clubhouse

  • 5 "sports", 1 winner. Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Boat Race, the Oreo Challenge, Peanut Butter Relay. Jelly wrestling was vetoed…
  •  Theme = America. Extra points for team with best fancy dress.
  • Win or lose, we still booze… BUT winners get: PRIDE, 5x big gun points, and £50 bar tab. 
  • 5 people per team. 
  • 10 pound entry fee per team all goes to Team Bryant, and we also will be adding on £2 (optional) charitable donation per jug of beer.
To enter send your team & choice of team costume to saramccraight@gmail.com. Its FIRST COME FIRST SERVED – 20 teams available.

The Annual Digger Cup - Sunday 23rd November 12.15pm @ Battersea Park 

After the success of last year's event we'll be holding the Jo Bryant Memorial Match on Sunday 23rd November at Battersea Park. The plan is to have a friendly knock around followed by drinks at the Duke of Cambridge and it would be great to get as many Wanderers as possible involved. 

We'll meet at the pitches at 12:15pm to sort out teams and play for a couple of hours before heading to the pub for drinks and food. There'll be an opportunity to buy Team Bryant merchandise and Ceelect sports will be hosting a pop-up hockey shop so it'll be a great opportunity to get any new bits of kit you need for the season ahead.

If you'd like to play please email Simple on simonrees@live.com, if you aren't keen to play but fancy coming to support please do head down to the pitches and join us for a drink afterwards!

21 Sep 2014

Wanderers on Facebook

Wanderers now have a brand new Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/WanderersHockeyClubUK  so please do come and visit us there.

For members only we also have a Facebook Group with is only visible to members to post. If you are a member of Wanderers Hockey Club and would like to be added to the facebook group please speak to your team captain.

11 Sep 2014


The training rota for all teams for the 14/15 season is as shown below. This rota will commence the week beginning the 15th September 2014. Note. This was updated 02 November 2014, now Kennington Park is back in action. 

BP Tuesday
BP Wednesday
KP Thursday
Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

BP  = Battersea Park, Corner of Albert Bridge Road and Prince of Wales Drive
Battersea, SW11 4NJ

KP = Kennington Park, Kennington Road (near Oval Tube Station)London, SE11 4AU

All training pitch slots are 9-10pm