Contact Us

Army Hockey Association Badge

Army Reserve Forces Hockey

Army Hockey Team

 Sally Watkins

 

RESERVES HOCKEY OFFICER

LCpl S Aldridge (Sally)

Mob: 07793 763757

Email: Watkins_sally@hotmail.com
Email: reservehocsec@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

ARMY HOCKEY ASSOCIATION MAIN EVENTS

ARMY RESERVES FORCES MIXED INTER CORPS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, OUTDOOR 21 OCTOBER 2017, INDOOR 22 OCTOBER 2017 - ALDERSHOT


I would like to start by saying thank you to you all for your support of this event, without Unit support events like this are simply unable to function. I am pleased to say that the weekend can be deemed a success.

The following Units were represented either as full teams or individual entrants, which amounted to over 75 Reservists.

With the knowledge that many team were bringing new to hockey players a training session had been planned for Saturday morning. Thanks go to LCpl Bubnelis, Lt McDonald and Dan Wall for running a superb training session. They expertly managed the large numbers and varying levels of skill.

After a much needed break the players divided into their teams to play inter unit matches. 7 a-side on a full pitch meant a lot of running but with the promise of a curry at the end all the players put 100% into their games. The pools were hard fought by all but in the end the final was between 159 Regt RLC and Exeter UOTC. The teams were so evenly matched that it was only on a second round of penalty flicks that UOTC Exeter were hailed as champions of the outdoor tournament.

Sunday morning saw the players take on yet another challenge this time on the Indoor court. Many of the players had never played indoor but in true testament to the day everyone learnt and developed as the day progressed. UOTC Exeter proved a strong side once again but narrowly missed out on the winning spot to an amalgamated teams of HAC, RA, Royal Signals and AGC individual players.

The weekend was very enjoyable for all and I hope it leads to new players wanting to do more hockey, indeed as a result of the weekend I already have players enquiring about playing at Corps level. I would like to reiterate that Reservists are eligible to play at Corps and Army level wherever time, commitment and funding allows. The Regular teams play an internal league usually on Wednesday afternoons (obviously not ideal for Reservists) and their big tournaments such as the Inter Corps Outdoor in May. It would be great to see more Reservists involved where time and commitments allow.

Please can I take this opportunity to thank 254 Medical Regt for their expertise over the weekend in helping to patch up a few players. Their knowledge, skill and calmness was a real credit to them. Also thank you to our umpires, without them I am unable to run tournaments like this.

I look forward to seeing your Units on the hockey pitch in the future.

S ALDRIDGE
LCpl
Reserves Forces Hockey Secretary
           

 

FOLLOW RESERVE FORCES HOCKEY ON TWITTER   Twitter

ARMY HOCKEY ASSOCIATION ON FACEBOOK find us on facebook

Archive

Army Hockey Association footer showing sponsors Kuke and Forces Financial Towergate Insurance Forces Mutal The Army Sport Control Board Selex-Es A Finmeccanica Company Army Lottery Team Army Driving funding for Army Sport THIS LINK GOES TO THE ASPIRE DEFENCE WEBSITE