Girls win Gold at the London Youth Games Hockey Finals

What a fantastic Hockey Journey finishing with gold medals and Bromley Borough being crowned 2017 Champions for the London Youth Games.

The girls hockey squad made up of Year 8 & 9 girls travelled to Crystal Palace on 09.07.17 for the London Youth Games Hockey finals after success at the Redbridge qualifiers held back in June.

The finals were made up of 8 London Boroughs who were all looking to take home the hockey trophy back to their respective Borough!

On a very hot morning  Bromley played some excellent hockey in the group stage securing them 2nd place in their group which guaranteed them a semi-final place where they were to meet Redbridge.  This was a very tough group but the girls battled hard and got their reward.

With the girls Improving all of the time Bromley started the semi-finals very strong going 3-0 up but after a late challenge from Redbridge the girls held onto their lead finishing 3-2 taking them into the final where they would play Richmond.

After a short welcome break the whistle blew for the start of the final.  Again Bromley started very strong and took an early 2-0 lead after playing some great hockey.  The girls continued to press Richmond and scored again only for the goal to be disallowed as the ball was deemed to be hit outside the D before hitting the backboard.  Richmond battled hard to get back into the game but Bromley defended very well and continued to attack until the final whistle blew.  What an achievement!

Bromley were the new 2017 London Borough Hockey Champions!!!

A fantastic display of hockey during our 12 week Hockey Journey.

The Bromley squad has been very professional in their attitude towards training and worked very hard indeed.  All of the girls have displayed a great team spirit and they have all worked together as team which has been great to see.  It has been hard work  but everyone has had a lot of fun along the way and the girls have all enjoyed playing their hockey and representing their Borough.

Commitment, hard work, determination, skill, team work and fun has all played a major part in achieving top spot and the girls lifting the trophy.

A brilliant effort girls.  You should all be very proud of your achievement.

We have had great support all of the way from the parents, friends and family getting their daughters to training and match days.  Their support has been fantastic and has definitely helped the squad succeed.  A massive thanks to you all.

I would also like to thank my fellow coaches Andy Willis and Andrew Pearce.  Their help, experience and support throughout has been superb and they also deserve a massive thanks!

Well done again girls and keep enjoying your Hockey.

Bromley team coaches: Matthew Butler, Andy Willis & Andrew Pearce

Girls through to London Youth Games finals

 

Hard work, determination, skill and team work sees our girls squad through to the finals at Crystal Palace in July. 

The girls team made up of from Yr 9 & 8 girls and below travelled to Redbridge Sports Centre on 10.06.17 for the qualifiers and they won their respective group, winning all 4 games to finish top in the league.  This guaranteed them automatic selection for the finals in what was a very tough league!

They now go to the finals on 09.07.17 at the Crystal Palace Arena.

A massive well done Girls and keep the hard word and efforts going.

 

New Member Recruitment Drive

We are excited to announce our new member recruitment drive for the 2017/18 season.  We are aiming to grow the club significantly over the next 3 years.  Our two offers are set out below.
 
Building on the back of the huge success of the new pitch we are also planning to improve our coaching offering.  We hope you have already seen the adverts on Facebook and Twitter for our new, full time, coaching role as Club Coach.  We are also looking to recruit a Director of Hockey (advert going live shortly).  This is on top of the existing roles of Mens 1st team coach and Ladies 1st team coach roles. Peter Dobson has confirmed he is prepared to continue as Mens 1st team coach with the aim of securing promotion back into the National League, while the Ladies 1st team coach role is currently being advertised with interviews starting next week.  The closing date for applications for the club coach and ladies coach is 9th June.  Please do pass these on to anyone you think might be interested in applying for these roles.
 
Referral Offer
We are increasing our member referral bonus from £40 match fee credit to £80. That’s 8 free games for asking a mate to play hockey with you!
 
The above offer is reduced for part season and reduced subscription rates (e.g. student).  The match fee credit is applied to future games once membership payments are fully up to date by both parties, and only applicable to the existing member.
 
Membership Fees
On top of the referral incentive, for brand new members we will continue to offer a first season discount, which works out to a 33% discount.  We are therefore offering new adult memberships for £160 and a student rate of £100.
 
Universities
This year, as well as the above offers, we are putting a real focus on bringing in new players just out of university to build the future of the club.  We are therefore keen to ensure this offer is publicised in as many universities as possible.  If you have a good link back to your university, please let Katie know (development@brombeckhc.co.uk) so that we can help you build a link or reach out to a contact at the University directly.

If you have just seen your University friends over the bank holiday, please do let them know about our offer and encourage them to join one of the most sociable hockey clubs in London.

Don't forget  to invite your friends and colleagues to join in with our current summer league  and our back to hockey programme which will be starting soon, as a friendly way to try the club out.