Welcome

We are a friendly hockey club based at the Cow Roast, just between Berkhamsted and Tring.We run 5 mens teams and 4 ladies teams, covering all ages and abilities.

For the stars of the future, we have a packed youth section, split into various age ranges, training at various times.

The men play in the Eastern Counties league and the ladies play in the 5 Counties league.

These leagues comprise clubs spread across Hertfordshire and nearby parts of the neighbouring counties.

 


Our clubhouse and grounds are available for hire. See the Clubhouse Hire section or click the button below to send us a message.

 





DAWN OF A NEW ERA
Finally, after much work, the EGM took place on Sunday. We have now agreed the new CASC structure to the club with both Hockey and a Trading Committees, overseen by an Executive Committee. The Meeting was very constructive and provides a very positive platform for the club to move forward.

Massive thanks to everyone who volunteered for the club. We are truly blessed with such an amazing collection of people.The structure and roles have been filled as follows....

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chairman - Roger Macklin
Treasurer - Dave Gardener
Independent Directors - Jim Carlile, Liz Holderness & Emma Potts
Hockey Committee Representatives - Pete Allam and Sarah Brydon
Trading Company Representatives - Simon Kaye and Nick Cave

BHHHC TRADING COMMITTEE
Chairman - Roger Macklin
Other Directors - Nick Cave, Simon Kaye, Helen Morton, Rebecca Wells

HOCKEY COMMITTEE
Chairman - Roger Macklin
Secretary - Kate Goodwyn
Ladies Club Captain - Sarah Brydon
Men's Club Captain - Pete Allam
Treasurer - Simon Kaye
Communications - Ben Moorhouse
Youth Development - Annemarie Wagner (Annamarie pictured this weekend showing us how to wear the goalie gear in the Ladies 4s)

This structure is effective immediately and will remain until the AGM on Thurs 2nd May.

On with what has happened on the pitch this weekend...

On a beautiful sunny day (somewhat better weather than the previous weekend) the club had some great success. Most noteably, and not for the first time this season, all the Ladies teams won.

Starting with the Ladies 2s (pictured below) who beat Welwyn with a comfortable 4-1 scoreline. This featured a hatrick from Charlie Nash including a well-taken Penalty Flick. The other goal was scored by Lauren Ware. The player of the match award went to the Captain Sarah Filby, who led the team from the front. WON 4-1 Match Report



And the unbeaten run continues for the Ladies 3s. They scored a well deserved 2-1 win against Broxbourne. Goals came from Sophie Lawrance and Terraine Payton. Uncharacteristically, Kate Hedge received the teams first card of the season!! Oh the Shame of it! But let's be honest, one card this season across the whole team is hardly that bad. I reckon Paul Whitby gets a couple each week just on his own!
Also - it's a little disturbing to see how happy Peter is to be awarding Kate the card!!



The Ladies 4s (pictured below) notched their third win of the season with a wonderful 3-1 win against Milton Keynes with goals coming from Jenny Musgrave x2 and Ellie Cella x1. Massive thanks to Steff and Charlotte who helped out with the umpiring.
WON 3-1 Match Report



The Ladies 1s continue their great season with a 1-0 win against Bishop Stortford. The only goal was scored by Abi Lawlor (pictured making a new fashion statement her hair). WON 1-0 Match Report
The 1s are now 2nd in the league, just a point behind Bedford but Berko have a better goal difference.

The Men's 1s are making a habit of winning high scoring games. This week was no exception with a 4-3 win away at Luton. Pete Allam once again scored a hatrick. They are now 2nd in the league, with a couple of other teams just a point or two behind. It's going to be an exciting 2nd half of the season.
WON 4-3 Match Report

The Men’s 2s (pictured below) suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat today against Bishop Stortford. Both Berko goals were scored by Roger Payton from short corners. Lost 3-2 Match Report



The Men's 4s (Pictured below) lost narrowly to Hertford 2-0 and remain rooted below the bottom of the league with -3 points. If you think Teresa May has it tough sorting Brexit, spare a thought for 4s Captain Jim Carlile, who's role defines the title of difficult job. Lost 2-0 Match Report



The Men's 5s had a tough 9am push back against a young Blueharts side who frankly should have still been in bed. What's happened to youngsters these days? Lost 6-0 Match Report

The Men's 3s had the strange experience of turning up at Southgate Adelaide to find the opposition didn't have any working goals. After much too'ing and fro'ing, it was agreed to play a makeshift friendly which was done in great humour and a lovely, very close game was played between the two teams. The post match Chicken Curry and Rice was so nice that Steve Redman and Nigel Edwards didn't leave any for the home team. #GreedyPigs

We have a full set of fixtures on Saturday so if you haven't done so already please give Roger or Jo a shout with your availability...

We have a full set of fixtures on Saturday so if you haven't done so already please give Roger or Jo a shout with your availability...

Ladies - Sarah Brydon
Men - Pete Allam
 

RESULTS THIS WEEKEND...

Saturday 17th November
L1 v Bishop Stortford - WON 1-0 Match Report
L2 v Welwyn - WON 4-1 Match Report
L3 v Broxbourne - WON 2-1 Match Report
L4 v Milton Keynes - WON 3-1 Match Report
M1 v Luton - WON 4-3 Match Report
M2 v Bishop Stortford - Lost 3-2 Match Report
M3 v Southgate Adelaide - GAME POSTPONED
M4 v Hertford - Lost 2-0 Match Report
M5 v Blueharts - Lost 6-0 Match Report
 

 

MO BRO'S

Mark Johnson (M2s GK) and Steve Redman (M3s Captain) are both growing facial hair in support of this months Movember campaign. For Mark this is part of a 9 year quest (so far) to raise £10k to increase awareness of men’s health and particularly prostate cancer. In Steve's case, he has partnered up with other teaching colleagues at Berko School to raise as much as possible.
Please support either or both...
MARK JOHNSON in his 9th year (aiming for £10,000) - Click Here
STEVE REDMAN and the Berko School Mo Bro's - Click Here
 



IT'S BACK - BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE!

The BERKO FANTASY HOCKEY LEAGUES

How are you doing as a player? If you've entered a team into the Fantasy League, how is your team getting on?

This week’s Fantasy League has seen a fair few changes especially after “a few” goals were shipped across the Mens’ section and the Ladies once again had a good weekend overall.
This week’s Manager of the Month is Debbie Walker, whose “Walker’s Warriers”, (after a poor week 4) have climbed 7 places and back into the Top 10. Your free drink awaits you at the bar next weekend!

Top 20 Teams:


Top Ladies’ Table:


Top Men's Table:




 



BHHHC DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 24th November - COMEDY NIGHT featuring Christian Reilly & Chris Stokes
CLICK HERE FOR COMEDY TICKETS


Saturday 8th December - Christmas Social
Thursday 20th December - Santa Sleigh Collection
Saturday 29th December - "Boxing Day" Game
Friday 8th February - BINGO NIGHT
Saturday 27th April - AWARDS NIGHT
Thursday 2nd May - HOCKEY AGM
 



INDOOR HOCKEY

Ashlyns School - sports centre
9pm to 10pm on Thursdays...
Running from 6th September to 12th December (Excluding 4th Oct and 1st Nov)
Then after Christmas, from 3rd January to 28th March (Excluding 21st Feb)

Interested in indoor - contact Jo Fisher
 


 

Santa Sleigh Collection

OK, so it may be a bit on the early side to be getting ready for Christmas but I know that Santa Sleigh is becoming something of an annual ritual for many club families.

This event has raised literally hundreds of pounds for our club as well as local good causes and all it takes is 6 to 8 club members spending a couple of hours escorting Santa through the streets of Berko.

Its great fun, a good way to get in the festive mood and an opportunity for a few drinks to warm up after.

 

Date : Thursday 20th December

Time : 6-8pm

Route : tbc

Meet : Garages at end of Clarence Road (limited parking) at least 20 minutes prior to departure

 

Let Nick Cave know if you can spend a couple of hours with Santa.

 

DON'T MISS OUT ON TRAINING

CLUB TRAINING
From Monday 3rd September at the Tring Sports Centre.
Starts 7pm
Finishes 9pm
This is eligible to all club members.
Runs from 3rd Sept to 17th Dec, then from 7th Jan to 15th Apr

1s & 2s SQUAD TRAINING
From Wednesday 5th September at the RAF Halton Astro
Starts 8.30pm
Finishes 10.15pm
This is eligible to all 1st team squad members. You will be invited if you are good enough!!
Runs from 5th Sept to 19th Dec. then from 2nd Jan to 17th Apr
CLICK HERE for the astro addresses
 

JUNIOR HOCKEY
STARTED SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
This years sessions are lead by Will Holderness. He will be ably supported by a collective of helpers (both adult and teenage hockey coaches).

Click here for the Junior Registration Form

SESSIONS...
TIGERS HOCKEY
9.45am to 11.00am (From School Year 2 upwards and beginners to hockey)

ACADEMY HOCKEY 10.45am to 12.00pm (School Year 5 upwards and those players with previous hockey experience)
Forms and leaflets will be sent out next week.
To get on the Junior mailing list and for anything else about Junior Training contact Jo Fisher

 

NEXT FIXTURES...

Saturday 24th November
M1 v Letchworth - HOME. 1.45pm at Tring Sports Centre
M2 v Vauxhall - Away. 2.00pm at Luton 6th Form College
M3 v Rickmansworth - HOME. 3.15pm at Tring Sports Centre
M4 v Stevenage - Away. 1.00pm at Nobel School
M5 v Letchworth - HOME. 4.30pm at RAF Halton
L1 v St Albans - HOME. 12.00pm at RAF Halton
L2 v Shefford and Sandy - Away. 10.00am at Sandy Leisure Centre
L3 v Stevenage - 11.30am - Away. 11.30am at Nobel School
L4 v Tring - HOME. 1.30pm at Meadowcroft

Saturday 1st December
M1 v Blueharts - Away. 12.00pm at Hitchin Boys School
M2 v St Albans - HOME. 10.30am at RAF Halton
M3 v Stevenage - Away. 2.30pm at Nobel School
M4 v Blueharts - HOME. 3.00pm at RAF Halton
M5 v Bedford - Away. 4.00pm at Bedford HC
L1 v Potters Bar - Away. 11.45am at Dame Alice Owen
L2 v Harpenden - HOME. 10.45am at Tring School
L3 v Rickmansworth - HOME. 12.15pm at Tring School
L4 v Luton - Away. 10.30am at Challney Girls School

Please either contact your club captain or team captain to give your availability.
Ladies - Sarah Brydon
Men - Pete Allam

 



REMEMBER get yourself following the Berko Hockey Facebook page for more up-to-date information about the club, banter from the usual idiots, particularly Didi Seymore, who hasn't said a sensible thing in years.

 



For up-to-the minute results and banter of the most banal kind courtesy of tweetmeister's including Mark Johnson, Stef Abson, Ben Moorhouse and Jo Fisher.

Follow us - @berkohockey

 




Who has a clue why this exists, but it does and "BerkoHockey" has quickly become one of the best hockey accounts to follow.

 


 

 


  




 

VACANCY - LEVEL 2 COACH

We are looking for a Level 2 Coach. A player/coach would be preferable, to aid the Mens 1's in 2S after promotion this year. Premier training on a Wednesday evening and Club training on a Monday as well as other opportunities.

Potential further paid coaching role with Berkhamsted School as well.
If interested, please contact Roger Macklin 
 

 


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TRAINING

Club training 7pm to 9pm at Tring Sports Centre

Men's 1s Squad and Ladies 1/2s Training
8.45pm to 10.15pm at RAF Halton

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INDOOR HOCKEY at Ashlyns School

We are now fortunate to have access to indoor hockey facilities at Ashlyns School, in their new sports hall.

Indoor hockey offers the best fitness workout you can possibly do and is great for honing your hockey skills as well.

Starts Thursday 14 September 9pm to 10pm at the sports hall at Ashlyns School.

Contact Ben Moorhouse for more info.

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Newsletter

  THE CLUB NEWSLETTER

The weekly newsletter will give you all the information you need to see about the club. Have a read through the archive or feel free to join our mailing list. CLICK HERE

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BERKO TIGERS

Hockey players start out as Tigers before progressing through the youth section towards adult hockey.

See the Youth Section for details of the training programme and a registration form.


Any questions about the Tigers please contact Jo Fisher

 YouTube
THE BERKO HOCKEY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 

HIRE OUR CLUBHOUSE!

Our club house is set in 20 acres of land and the perfect setting for all kinds of parties and events.

Click here for more info

 


 

ADDRESS: BHHHC, Lockhart Field, Cow Roast, Hertfordshire, HP23 5RF