Summer Hockey takes off

EREWASH MIXED 7s FESTIVAL   Yardley turned out to play in the Erewash Mixed 7s Festival with friends from City of Birmingham Hockey Club. A day of hockey, in the sun with a BBQ and lots to enjoy. Named the “Wild Bunch” many of the team donned fancy dress outfits matching the theme of the wild west, with our hockey dog Jackson also wearing and sharing some fancy dress which later helped us win a …

TORBAY REPORT 2019

TORBAY TOUR REPORT 2019 Our annual touring party headed down to Torbay, once again, over the Easter weekend and were treated to some lovely weather, though at times a bit too hot for hockey. With games starting on Good Friday, the Normans, got their tour off to an exciting start as always, another 8 goal thriller against the West Brom Stags, a game which ended 4-4. 2 Short corner goals from James Livingston and 2 …

FINAL GAME OF THE SEASON

Yardley 4-2 West Brom   Goal Scorers: Jeevan Chagger, Sean, Noor Zaman, Kyle Letts   This end of season friendly was  played in such spirits. A club game – neither 1sts nor Badgers, but  mixed Club side consisting of players from both teams. Yardley loaned Paul and Owen to the visitors in a game that was taken in good friendly spirit. Yardley went 1-0 in the opening 2 minutes but the game saw them claw …

END OF SEASON CLUB DAY 2019

End of season Club Day A modest turn-out  arrived in the spring sunshine to enjoy an afternoon of hockey. The afternoon’s proceedings began with the Chairman presenting the Annual awards to those who were unable to attend the club Dinner. Those receiving awards were Mat Bartlett (Clubman of the Year), Kyle Letts (Young Player of the Year), also Thomas Denny for a new  award, for Most Improved Player (the trophy for which was kindly donated …

EASTER TOUR 2019

EASTER TOUR Our Normans touring side will be traveling to Paignton over the Easter weekend Friday 19th April – Monday 22nd April to enjoy the sun, sea and lots of festival hockey. With 6 games over the weekend, we hope that our team, families, and friends in attendance have a wonderful time. Tournament fees will be £20-22 per player which is to be paid on tour. Speak to Jeevan for more details Thanks Jeevan

REPORT ON CLUB DINNER

ANNUAL DINNER 2019   This year’s club Dinner was well attended by 30 club members and their guests. Thankfully, this year no-one fell ill before the event or forget the date or found any other reason to not turn up!! Those that were able to attend enjoyed an excellent meal as always at the Westfield Court Hotel. It was good to see most of the regular faces who usually attend this club event, including ex-player, …

QUIZ NIGHT REPORT 2019

QUIZ NIGHT REPORT 2019 This year’s quiz night proved to be a great success. I remember that after last year’s event we wondered what would happen for the this year. We need not have worried, as our move to the Willclare Club has proved to be a successful one. Orders for fish and chips were such that we needed to postpone the scheduled ‘feeding time’ to enable the large order to be prepared. When all …

Alex into Team of the Week

Congratulations to Alex who made it into the team of the Week for his heroic efforts in helping Yardley to grab all three points with the last action of the game against Blossomfield.

CLUB TRAINING

CLUB TRAINING   It is of growing concern to the club Management Committee that the club is paying out each week for the hire of facilities for Club training and so few are actually attending. The Management also totally understands that club members have family and work commitments that might well affect attendance at training. However, the Management of the club is also mindful that club members need to train to improve team performance. Therefore, …

Early New Year News

Jan  5th     1st X1 .v. West Brom  (A)                   Badgers .v.  West  Brom   (H)  2.30   Tuesday 8th Jan   –  Club Training  – Small Heath  – 8.00pm – 9.00pm Sunday  13th Jan – re-starting Youth Training  – 11.00am – 12 noon   Monday 7th Jan – Selection meeting – Willclare Club – 7.00pm   Early notice – Quiz Night with Fish and Chips …