14 Jun 2015

New Player Trials

For anyone looking to join wanderers hockey club please find details below for our new season trial dates which are taking place in August. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the club at wanderershockey.club@gmail.com or the club captains at the email address in the poster below. Please note we are particularly keen to hear from experienced Ladies Goalkeepers. Also check out our About Us page for all the key information including club fees, the leagues and socials. 

19 May 2015

Coach required

The 1st XI play in Surrey Division 3B, finishing mid-table for the last few seasons. There is momentum and commitment from the team to push for promotion but the team needs a coach who is willing to drive the team’s skills, fitness and team work to the next level. This would include attending 1st team games on Saturdays.

The 2nd XI play in Surrey Division 1, after being relegated from Surrey Prem last season. The team are fully committed to reinstating themselves back in prem next season. The Coach will need to prioritise the needs of both teams, whilst recognising that ultimate priority is with the 1s.

Wanderers are committed to recruiting at the top of the club this season to ensure that there is the strength and depth of squad to take both these teams to the next level.

Wanderers pitches are based in South West London, predominantly at Battersea Park but we also use Kennington and Clapham & Streatham High School when needed.

The clubhouse is nearby, just off Clapham Common at the top of Battersea Rise. We have six men’s and seven ladies’ teams, all of which contribute to the highly sociable nature of the club.

  • Level 3 coach preferred but an experienced Level 2 will be considered.
  • Running weekly fitness and training sessions for 1s & 2s squads
  •   Attending 1s matches on a Saturday and 2s when possible
  • Work with the Captains for team selection on a regular basis.
  •  Provide training plans to meet the needs of both teams where possible
Negotiable, based on experience

If you are interested in or have questions about the role or in other opportunities at Wanderers, please contact Isla MacGillivray (Ladies’s Club Captain).

Website: wanderershockeyclub.co.ukTwitter: @WanderersHC
Facebook: facebook.com/WanderersHockeyClubUK 

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
Role: To facilitate umpiring duty across teams where there are no appointed umpires
Time commitment: roughly 1-2 hours a week. 2 x ½ day to plan
 Detailed role description and duties:
-          Using the fixtures schedule (obtained from the fixtures schedule), assign home Wanderers teams for umpiring duty for a team that needs them.  Take into account playing level of teams, number of times a team is asked to umpire and logistics of getting to both umpiring game and their own game.
-          It is up to the team assigned to umpiring duty to put forward someone from their team to do it.
-          Do a draft schedule before Christmas and after Christmas, and distribute it to the teams that find it useful to know in advance, rather than week to week.  Do emphasise this is subject to change.
-          Update this as and when games are rescheduled.
-          Every Monday, send out that week’s schedule to the affected captains, copying in the men’s and ladies club captain.  Emphasise that it is up to the team receiving umpires to confirm with the team on umpiring duty that all arrangements are made.  Facilitate as and when required.
-          For any gaps in the schedule (e.g. when it is logistically impossible for other home teams to umpire the game), fill with the other umpires that we have in the club (or contact London Edwardians – see below)
-          Get in touch with the London Edwardians umpires coordinator at the start of the season – as we play at the same home ground, sometimes we help each other out when either club is struggling for umpires
-          Facilitate organising umpiring slots for members of the club who want umpiring experience – try and coincide with home team duty if possible.

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!