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March 2017

Five of our girls played for Kent girls U17 this week - Anna Billing, Amber Maywood, Flossie Adcock, Sophie Gardner and Lotte Holder


November 2016.....

Congratulations to Georgia Whitaker who was nominated Saxon Tigers Player of the Tournament at the prestigious England Hockey Futures Cup tournament at St Albans and for subsequently being selected into the England under 16 training squad (NAGS).


October 2016 ......Congratulations to Georgia Whitaker for selection to the Futures Cup squad; and Alex Sacker to HiPAC

Here is a photo of them together

An encounter with Olympians - Sophie Bray and Susannah Townsend


A Selection of photos from 2015/16

Congratulations to

Annie Wilson, Georgia Whitaker, Sarah Ross and Oliver Philips for being selected to play in the tier 1 JRPC matches. Picture of Annie and Georgia in their JRPC kit below

U16 Boys Joint team with Sevenoaks

6 of our strong U16 boys will team up with a similar squad from Sevenoaks this year to compete in the EH Cup and the Home Counties Premier league. In their first tournament (in a fetching neutral pink strip) they finished runners-up on goal difference to Marlow (whom they beat) and they will rue their own defeat to Guildford. A good start. Squad from T Wells: Josh Lord, Felix Sessodia, Oliver Phillips, Kyle Mathieson, Louis Tipper, Ben Rees.

South Regional JRPC 2015

The following 19 players have been nominated for the JRPC this year (a great performance that 19 of the 28 who played for county have progressed to regional)

Georgia Whitaker, Annie Wilson, Annie Coleman, Ana Glubb, Pip Ross, Annie Funnell, Perdie Knight, Chanda Lamb, Alice O'Connell, Anna Smith, Lucy Whitehead, Sarah Ross, Oliver Strong, Oliver Phillips, Magnus Sesodia, Louis Tipper, Jamie Strong, James Barnaby, Harry Gollop

Kent County Squads

Congratulations to the 28 TWHC players who have played in this year's Kent County Teams:

Annie Coleman, Annie Funnell, Lucy Fyson, Ana Glubb, Sasha Glubb, Mary Jones, Perdie Knight, Chanda Lamb, Miar Murphy, Alice O'Connell, Pip Ross, Sarah Ross, Alex Sacker, Anna Smith, Alice Tyler, Georgia Whitaker, Lucy GK Whitehead, Annie Wilson, James Barnaby, Harry Gollop, Josh Lord, Oliver Phillips, Jamie Prescott, Ben Rees, Magnus Sesodia, Oliver Strong, Jamie Strong, Louis Tipper

News - Sam George playing for England

Sam George, having attended the National Age Group Squad Academy for U17s, has been selected to represent England in the four day Sainsbury games multi sport event taking place in Manchester 4th-7th September. Sam says he owes much of his success to the training and nurturing he has received at T Wells HC

England Hockey Regional squads 2014

This year we have 25 nominated to play in regional squads - very well done to all of them

U17 - Ben Taffs, Oliver Woodcock, Sarah Martins, Harriet Montgomery, Will Brooks, Niamh Blackburn, Megan Grist, Jess Begg
U16 - James Barnaby, Sarah Ross, Goergie Daniels, Chanda Lanb, Daisy Loveland, Alex Drewe, James Thomas
U15 - Lucy Whitehead, Lizzie Holder, Anna Smith, Alice O'Connell, Pip Ross, Jamie Strong
U14 - Oliver Phillips, Annie Coleman, Ana Glubb, Mary Jones

Team Results and performances in 2013/14

U10 Boys - 2nd in Kent Champs; played in regional final
U12 Boys - 2nd in Kent Champs, knocked out in quarter final of regional champs
U13 Girls - Won Kent U14 league
U14 Girls - Won EH Cup Kent South East pool, came thrid in regional final; also won Home Counties Kent league
U15 girls - Won Kent U16 league
U16 girls - Won EH South East pool; came third in regional final; also won Home Counties Kent league

Coaching Qualifications

Congratulations to Sam George and Ollie Woodcock who have just become the youngest qualified level 1 coaches across Kent and Sussex.

England Hockey Regional Squads 2013

Congratulations to the 20 TWHC players who have been nominated from Kent for the regional squads

U14 - Matthew Barker, Jamie Strong, Alice O'Connell, Pip Ross, Anna Smith, Lucy Whitehead
U15 - James Barnaby, Geni Carter, Alex Drewe, Sarah Ross
U16 - James Thompsett, Ben Taffs, Ollie Woodcock, Georgie Barker, Sarah Martins, Hattie Montgomery
U17 - Rebecca Law, Claudia Lynam, Sophie McGee, Izzy Ross


U12 Boys and U8 mixed - Canterbury Tournament winners


I Finally have a complete list of our players who have been selected for the 2013 Kent and Sussex JAC squads - congratulations to all 48 of them. Let me know of any errors and omissions .... and I don't have a complete list of the Sussex JAC squads.


Taffs, Benjamin

Woodcock, Oliver

George, Sam

Yeoman, Ollie

Lang, Dan

Kingham, Reece

Brook, Will

Thompsett, James

Barnaby, James

Gollop, Harry

Barker, Matthew

Drewe, jamie

Strong, Jamie

Lord, Joshua

Phillips, Oliver

Mathieson, Kyle

Ward. Oliver


Girls U17/16

Law, Rebecca

Lynam, Claudia

Ross, Izzy

Barker, Georgie

Begg, Jessie

Blackburn, Niamh

Grist, Megan GK

Martins, Sarah

Montgomery, Harriet,


Girls U15

Carter, Eugenia

Drewe, Alex

Ross, Sarah

Glubb, Olivia

Kidd, Alice

Loveland, Daisy

Weare, Alice

Woodward, Anna

Girls U14

Fyson, Lucy

Holder, Elizabeth

Knudson, Charlotte

O'Connell, Alice

Ross, Pip

Smith, Anna

Tyler, Alice

Whitehead, Lucy

Girls U13

Bathurst, Octavia

Coleman, Annie

Glubb, Ana

Jones, Mary

Lovitt, Elysia

Ritson, Lucy



Photos of recent matches with Dutch touring sides - March 2013

U10 Girls - Kent Champions 2013!

U13 Girls

U8 mixed team

Christmas Cheer!

ClubsFirst re-accreditation

Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club has passed its ClubsFirst re-accreditation and is now accredited until 2015. ClubsFirst is England Hockey Board's accreditation scheme for clubs; it's a national recognition of clubs that demonstrate that they are working towards providing a Safe, Effective and Child Friendly hockey environment. Find out more about ClubsFirst from the England Hockey website.

2011/12 Season Representative Players

Congratulations to the 42 TWHC players who have played for Kent this season - equal highest (with Canterbury) number from a club.

Even larger congratulations to those nominated for Regional (JRPC) squads

Woodcock, Oliver
Law, Rebecca
Lynam, Claudia
Barker, Georgie
Gull, Emma
Montgomery, Harriet
Barnaby, James
Carter, Eugenia
Drewe, Alexandra GK
Ross, Izzy
Taffs, Ben
Martins, Sarah
Britton, Robbie
Ross, Sarah

Kent and Regional Competitions 2012

Congratulations to our U12 Girls, U10 Boys and U12 Boys teams who were all runners up in the Kent Championships. The U10 boys then went on to perform extremely well in the regional competition, winning their pool and finall just losing 1-0 to Aylesbury in the final.

Photo - U12 boys at the Regional Compeititon

U12 girls

Photos from December's fun training session

Action Photos

Regional Representation 2011

I think those who have made the JRPCs (Regional squads) are:

U16 - Aaron Leadbeater
U15 - Izzy Ross, Rebecca Law
U14 - Robbie Britton, Ben Taffs, Oli Woodcock, Sarah Martins, Georgie Barker

County Squads in 2011

The following have been in County JACs squads this year:


Kent U17 - Dan Barnaby
Sussex U16 - Aaron Leadbeater
Kent U15 - Alex Hollingsworth
Kent U14 - Robbie Britton, Will Brooks, Ed Freeman, Ben Taffs, Oliver Woodcock
Sussex U14 - Sam George, Ollie Yeoman
Kent U13
- Matthew Barker
Sussex U13 - Fox Parker

Sussex U16
- Lily Loveland,
Kent U15 - Helena Bilney, Hannah Edwards, Hannah Gilliland, Maddy Godfrey, Rebecca Law, Izzy Ross
Kent U14 - Gigi Barker, Jess Begg, Niamh, Blackburn, Michelle Donnachie, Rose Down, Annabel Estlin, Megan Grist, Emma Gull, Alice Kidd, Sarah Martins, Georgina Moore
Kent U13 - Emma Bryant, Eugenia Carter, Alex Drewe, Ruby Farrant, Charis Heim, Daisy Loveland, Eleanor Minns, Anna Woodward

Let me know who I have overlooked on this list.

Team Performances in the 2010/11 Season

U16 Girls - top of the Kent League; got to the quarter finals of the England Hockey Plate
U14 Boys - 3rd in the Kent league; in the Regional EH Cup Final
U14 Girls - Kent Champions; in the Regional EH Cup Final
U12 Boys - 3rd in Kent Championships
U12 Girls - 2nd in Kent Championships
U10 Boys - Kent Champions and now South Region Champions

U10 Boys are Kent Champions and South Regional Champions

A decisive victory (7 wins, 15 goals for, none against) at Canterbury in the Kent Championships

 ....... While the Girls U12 came 2nd

Action Photos 2010/11

Boys U14 Regionals

County Squads in 2009/10

Lily Elliot has made it to the England U16 squad - congratulations!

According to my information, I think the following are in County Squads

Kent U17
Kent U16 - Harriet Barker, Cissy Wooley, Lucy Woodward
Sussex U16 - Olivia Mills, Lily Loveland
Kent U15 - Saskia Coakley-Black, Hannah Gilliland, Maddy Godfrey,
Kent U14 - Georgina Barker, Niamh Blackburn, Megan Grist, Emma Gull, Sarah Martins, Georgina Moore, Alice Kidd

Kent U17 - Dan Barnaby
Sussex U16 - Aaron Leadbeater
Kent U15 - Alex Hollingsworth
Kent U14 - Robbie Britton, Ed Freeman, Ben Taffs,

Who am I missing - let me know ......

Photo Gallery

For squad photos, see the teams page

2009/10 Season

Latest photos .....first the U12 boys who won the Plate competition at the South Regional Finals

Squads at the Canterbury tournament - U8 Mixed (came 2nd) and U10 Boys

The U12 Boys and Girls Squads who both came second in the Kent Champs and go through to Regional Final

The Kent U17 squad included Mitch, Thys and Chris from TWHC

Girls U14 against Sevenoaks B

Boys U16 - last match of a successful season (Thanks to Kevin Wisby and Denise Holme for these photos)


More Qualified Coaches

Congratulations to Chris Page and Chris Pelmore for achieving Level One Coaching. And to Vince Holden and Saeed Malik for achieving level 2.

Calling all Parents

I would like to arrange a seminar for interested parents on the rules of hockey (especially the new rules due to come in this season). This is partly with a view to broadening your understanding of what your children are doing, but also in the hope that I might persuad a few of you to do some light umpiring! At U13/12/11, it is really not too difficult - I promise not to throw you into U18 boys matches! Could anybody interested please contact the Junior Coordinator

Ashley Jackson - Player of the Tournament at Eurohockey Championship

Ashley Jackson, who started his hockey career at Tunbridge Wells, was awarded Player of the Tournament for his role in the winning England side at this year's Men's Eurohockey Nations Championship. Find out more about the tournament results at the England Hockey website. Read the report from the British Olympic Association website.


Congratlations to Vince Holden, Robert Harrison and Saaed Malik for completing their Level 2 coaching courses.

National Winners

Lily Elliot (capt) and Lucy Lawson played in key role in Kent's victory at the U15 National County Championships

County Champions

The U14A girls beat Canterbury 2-1 to take the 2008/9 Kent title. Meanwhile the U14C team lost in their last league match against Canterbury B to take 2nd place in the B league.