SUMMARY OF 2017/18
Fresher’s week saw us have a large intake of freshers into both 1st and 2nd teams leading to the eventual creation of a non-BUCS league 3rd team.
Our first charity event was an SU quiz in which we raised over a hundred pounds. We hosted a St Patrick’s Day bake sale and face painting at the SU an also had a stall at varsity selling snacks and face paint to the home supporters and the visitors from Salford. The final event of the year was a walk-up Snowdon which was very successful. Several individuals within the club carried out their own fundraising.
We had a new contract with Revolution this year which gave us great discounts and made Wednesday night socials even better.
All teams played consistently well throughout the year and we had an excellent turn out at the majority of home games, including the cup games for the 1s and 2s.
CHARITY & COMMUNITY
We raised over £3500 in the events listed above which was split between the following charities: MIND, RSPCA, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Beat and a private charity which raised money for a young hockey player who lost his legs to cancer.
We participated in a community clean up organised by the student’s union. Throughout the year several of our members volunteered with Chester City hockey club. Our members helped coach, captain and umpire many of the teams, including the youth teams.
The women’s first team won their respective league, going unbeaten all season. The second team performed considerably better than previous years in their league and finished a respectable third. A 3rd team was introduced, which played several friendly games against other universities and also in inter-club games with the 2s. Hopefully this will be a team than can be entered into the BUCS league in the near future.
Many of the our members played with Chester City Hockey Club this year across all 5 teams. A long-lasting partnership has now been set up with Chester City. This partnership saw the addition of new dugouts and a 75 – seater stand on the university hockey pitch.
PLANS FOR 2018/19
We are very excited for the year ahead in the hope to raise over £1,000 for charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), a private charity which raised money for a young hockey player who lost his legs to cancer and MIND.
We hope to raise at least £1,000 for BEAT in the coming season