Wander-a-palooza

Get your Americana costumes ready because Wanderers are going American for a full blown Frat party at the clubhouse. We’re talking beer pong, red cups, flip cup and most likely Johnny Ross dressed as a cheerleader of some sort.

Team pairings for pre drinks are as follows:
M1 & L2
M2 & L5
M3 & L6
M4 & L7
M5 & L4 & L3
M6 & L1

Please be at the Clubhouse for a 7.30pm kick off.

1st kit ordering window open

Reminder that the first kit ordering window for the new season is OPEN! Head over to Tacklebag to place your order. Timing details below.

1st order window: orders placed between 9th and 17th September 2017 will be delivered week commencing 2nd October.

2nd order window: orders placed between 7th and 15th October 2017 to be delivered week commencing 30th October.

3rd order window: orders placed between 7th and 12th November 2017 to be delivered week commencing 27th November.

Clubhouse opening 23 September!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Wanderers seasoned and newbies, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for… the CLUBHOUSE is opening for the season on 23 September!

All the ladies teams are in action, and most boys have friendlies so please make your way to the Clubhouse after your matches for the cheapest drinks in Clapham and many big gun points!

More than ever it’s important we show our support of such a fantastic asset to our club, we are one of the few teams in London with a proper Clubhouse, so let’s make full use.

Spread the word with your teams, and see you there!

Storming pre-season by Ladies 1s

The Ladies 1s have had a storming pre-season. Fresh off the back of a win at the Spencer Summer League, Ladies 1s make it 2 wins out of 2 in their pre-season friendlies!

Last week, a 10-0 slam over Richmond 1s. Joint MOM to 2 newcomers, showing us how it’s done, DOD to our coach!

This weekend saw a 3-1 win against Eastcote 1s. MOM to Vern for her first ever goal for Wanderers (only taken 3 years). Special thanks to Ken Goodbody and Woodsie for umpiring.

Bring on the season!

Successful Club Day!

An outstanding turn-out of 8 mixed teams provided a fantastic Club Day tournament on Saturday. Thank you to Scrappy and Nic (club captain’s) for organising the day. Congratulations to the eventual winners ‘Team Clubhouse’!

Winners, Team Clubhouse!

All players ensured they were fully re-hydrated at The Grove afterwards, in true Wanderers style.

Roll on the upcoming weekends of pre-season friendlies! We’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a great season…

Club Day this Saturday!

Come along to the Wanderers pre-season club day on Saturday 2 September from 1.45pm until 5ish. It’s a great chance to play some mixed hockey and catch up with people before the season starts. It’s free and open to current and new members!

Please bring a light and a dark top.

Stick around after (bring a change of clothes and shower stuff) for drinks and food at The Grove pub (SW11 4NE) which is a 5 minute walk from the pitch as the clubhouse will not be open until later in the season.

Pre-season Newsletter

Welcome back Wanderers!

With pre-season well underway, it’s time for the first Newsletter of the 2017/18 season.

Club Day *this Saturday!*

Come along to the Wanderers pre-season club day on Saturday 2 September from 1.45pm until 5ish. It’s a great chance to play some mixed hockey and catch up with people before the season starts. It’s free and open to current and new members!

Please bring a light and a dark top.

Stick around after (bring a change of clothes and shower stuff) for drinks and food at The Grove pub (SW11 4NE) which is a 5 minute walk from the pitch as the clubhouse will not be open until later in the season.

Training times

Details on training times and locations can be found on the Wanderers website: https://www.wanderershockeyclub.co.uk/training/

There will also be goalkeeping training sessions throughout the season at KP on Thursdays – the first one is 14th September. Further details can be found on the website.

Socials – start of Season & Christmas

Start of Season – 30th of September

Get your Americana costumes ready because Wanderers are going American for a full blown Frat party at the clubhouse. We’re talking beer pong, red cups, flip cup… Full details r.e. timings & team pairings will be announced shortly, please click attending on the FB event which will be posted to the Wanderers Facebook page shortly. If you don’t have access to the private FB group please request to join here then you should be able to see the event.

Christmas Party

This has been provisionally booked in for the 9th of December so please try and keep this date free. More details to be revealed in due course…

Annual subs

Subs will be £200 for outfield players, £120 for goalkeepers, students and unemployed.

An initial installment of £50 is due by Monday 18 September and then the remaining £150 (or £50 + £70 for students etc) is due by Monday 30 October. Money needs to be transferred to your team treasurer, who will then transfer to club treasurer.

Get into Umpiring course

9 October – 7pm – Wanderers Clubhouse – FREE to club members

Following feedback from a lot of you last season the club will be a hosting a Get into Umpiring evening at the Clubhouse. As a club we rely on support from all of you to ensure that games can go ahead. We want to provide you with the skills and confidence to go out there and boss it when it comes to your turn. The evening will be hosted by Surrey Hockey Umpire Association Secretary and L1 coach Matt Dean. He will cover off the basics of umpiring and to answer questions or concerns you may have, helping you feel more confident when it’s you’re turn to umpire.

Please put this in your diary, we expect a strong turnout from across the club!

Closed Facebook group

If you haven’t already, please request to join the Wanderers closed facebook group, as it’s where a lot of the club news is shared.