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.

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!

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.

Wanderers Cup of Nations – Saturday 5 August

Wanderers!

  • Last year the great Scottish nation strolled to victory in the inaugural Wanderers Cup of Nations (The Scrappy Cup).
  • On 5th of August 2017 the lesser nations of the world will be given the opportunity to wrestle the crown away from those pasty heroes in blue.
    We are once again looking to put on a tournament involving Scotland, England, Wales/Ireland, The Commonwealth and The World – actual divisions will be decide depending on the spread of entrants.
  • This will take place on August 5th followed by an evening social.
    Current Wanderers players – If you are interested please email your nationality or nationalities to: [email protected]
  • It doesn’t matter how tenuous or how far back in your heritage you look. You could have lived abroad or your grandmother could have had a penchant for sake. Doesn’t matter.

 
Don’t delay, sign up today for the showpiece of the Wanderers summer!

End of Season Award Winners

Congratulations to the following who won club awards for the 2016/17 season. Presented at the End of Season Dinner, here’s a reminder of the winners for those with somewhat patchy memories of the night…

  • Golden Stick – Most Goals Mens/ ladies

Simon Ensor – 16 goals / Ellie Jesty – 27 goals

  • Big Gun Champion Team

Mens 1s – 186 points

  • Biggest Gun (individual) – Best “socialer” Mens/ Ladies – Chosen by Georgie & Ken

Men’s: Jonny Ross (Hillary Clinton herself)

Women’s: Emma Randles

  • MVP – Fantastar individual Mens/ Ladies

Men’s: Mike Sedcole – 116 points

Women’s: Ellie Jesty – 180 points

  • Fantasy League winner

1st: Emily Collins

2nd: Jonny Ross

3rd: Graham Cox

  • Men’s Teams Players of the Season

Mens 4 – Jonny Ross

Mens 5s – Ollie Denny

  • Men’s team of the year – Chosen by MCC Scrappy

Mens 4’s

  • Ladies Teams Players of the Season

Ladies 1s – Nicola Vernon

Ladies 2s – Foxy

Ladies 3s – Emma Water

Ladies 4s – Mollinda Gardner

Ladies 5s – Becky Davidson

Ladies 6s – Kat Gordon

Ladies 7s – Victoria Speers

  • Women’s team of the year – Presented by LCC Isla

Ladies 4’s

  • Chairman’s award – Chosen by Chairwoman Foxy

Nicola Philips

Wanderers Club Newsletter

Happy sunny Wednesday Wanderers!

In this newsletter are final placings for the 2016/17 season, details for summer mixed hockey and EOS this weekend!

2016/17 Season Results

Promotions/demotions are TBC
M1  12th
M2  10th
M3  3rd
M4  6th
M5  5th
M6  7th

W1  4th
W2  6th
W3  9th
W4  3rd
W5  6th
W6  7th
W7  6th

End of Season Social – this SATURDAY!

Venue
Vuk Club, Park Place, Chiswick, W3 8JY, London, England (https://www.hallshire.com/halls/view/2520/vuk-banqueting-suite)

Timings
6.30pm  Drinks reception
7.30pm  Meal begins
8.30pm  Speeches
3am  Venue closes

Transport to venue
All stations are about 10-20 minute walk from the venue with Action Town being the closest. Uber is also an option.

Train – Kew Bridge
Tube – Action Town (District & Piccadilly) or Chiswick Park Station (District)
Overground – Gunnersbury or South Action

Pubs Nearby
There are limited pubs directly beside the venue for pre-dinner drinks and team awards but there are some nicer pubs within about 5 minute taxi ride from the venue & close to transport links. Your team social secretaries have the details.

Clubhouse

A reminder that the clubhouse is now closed and thanks to all for your support of the CH this year.

Summer (mixed) Hockey

Summer (mixed) hockey starts on Tuesday 11th April and will go on until Tuesday 1st August9pm to 10pmat BP. We ask that everyone brings a DARK and a WHITE top so teams can be split on the evening. Please note that you should wear CLEAN shoes on the astro and not ones that you may have done a muddy run in!

Match Fees

Match fees – must ALL be paid by the team treasurer to the club treasurer, using the appropriate forms NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR TEAMS LAST GAME. If you have any questions about this please contact Lori ASAP.

Wanderers Club Newsletter

Happy Friday Wanderers!

Results 11 March

Womens

L1 v Fareham Ladies 1s 4:1

L2 v Oxted 1s 0:2

L3 v Epsom Ladies 2s 1:8

L4 v Croydon and Old Whitgiftian 1s 2:2

L5 v Leatherhead 1s 0:4

L6 v Spencer 6s 1:3

L7 v THD 5s 0:4

Commentary

Ladies 1s win 4-1 with Amy Hicks leading them to victory! MOM going to a team that is indecisive with Caroline Mary, Rose Harriet and Jennifer Hodges all having joint points, DOD to Mads Smags.

Ladies 5s suffered a 4-0 loss away at Leatherhead. Big thanks to Freddie Stacy for coming along early to umpire and to Amanda Harris for stepping into Goal. Mom unanimously goes to Fran Robinson for putting in a relentless fight and great running in midfield. Dod goes to Ellie Coward for thinking Manda’s child was called Rocky Road.

Mens (unfortunately I only have those results that are on FixturesLive and Facebook this week)

M6 v Old Kingstonian M1s 0:1

Home games this weekend

Battersea Park

11.00-12.30  Mens 3s v EUHC Gamblers London

12.30-14.00  Mens 1s v Fareham

13.30-15.00  Ladies 3s v Richmond

15.00-16.30   Ladies 4s v Reigate Priory

Kennington    

11.00-12.30 Mens 5s v Surrey Spartans

12.30-14.00 Ladies 7 v Bank of England

We love boozing

The L7 are currently leading for the ladies and the M4 leading for the men’s. It is a very tight contest for the men though, so depending on how the next couple of weekends go, it could swing one of many ways! So get down to the Clubhouse and help your team to the main victory that matters this season!

Heads up that the last Saturday that the Clubhouse is open this season is 25th March… only 2 more Saturdays to go! Any teams playing after this date will have to organise home teas in a local pub. Please talk to Becky Reid if you have any questions about this.

Wedding Bells!

Congratulations (in advance) to Wanderers Social Secretary and M6 player Oli Dobbs who is marrying L3s GK Lou Matson this Saturday in Belfast.