Saturday, June 25, 2022

Holcombe

Barry Middleton and Nick Bandurak take up Holcombe coaching roles

Barry Middleton has taken another step forwards in his coaching career by taking over the head coach role at Holcombe Hockey Club, replacing the long-serving Julian Halls. Meanwhile, current England international Nick Bandurak will take over as the club's...

Nick Bandurak, Leah Wilkinson win UK hockey players of year awards

Surbiton’s Leah Wilkinson and Holcombe’s Nick Bandurak, two players who have patiently waited for international recognition at differing stages of their career, were voted UK players of the year at the annual Hockey Writers’ Club (HWC) awards on Friday. Wilkinson...

Holcombe faced playing with 11 outfield players for top Premier Division match

Holcombe men were considering using either a 16-year-old or over-55 Masters player as their goalkeeper in the Premier Division after they were denied grounds for postponement at the weekend, leaving Hampstead & Westminster with a 5-0 walkover. With No.1 Ollie...

Holcombe looking to grow crowds, TV platform and professionalism

Top Kent side on installing cameras, the sport going professional and attracting crowds back to hockey Holcombe chairman Brian Field believes that his club is ready for what will hopefully be a full season ahead in the men's Premier Division. The Kent...

Barry Middleton appointed Holcombe director of hockey

Barry Middleton, regarded as one of Britain's greatest players, has been appointed director of hockey at Holcombe HC as he continues his development off the pitch. Middleton, 37, will combine his role with playing in the men's Premier Division and...

Premier Division hockey returns: History for Oxted, Surbiton double up

As fresh rivals, East Grinstead is only 13 miles away but it's been 23 long years since Oxted began the long road to the Premier Division. The newly-promoted club played gallantly on Sunday but went down 2-1 to East Grinstead,...

It’s a teen game in Investec Hockey Premier Division as Izzy Shelley sets sights

Rising teenage star Izzy Shelley is set on a lengthy hockey career after a breakthrough season with Holcombe. Believed to be the youngest playing hockey at women's national league level, Shelley made her debut for the Kent side in the...

Hockey transfers 2019/20: Latests ins and outs in English Premier Divisions

Transfers should be a major talking point when it comes to domestic hockey. Unfortunately, news is harder to come by than a bumper crowd at an English league game. Here, we list the transfers we do know about, while...

Nick Bandurak takes lead for club, school … and his Doberman

As England's leading scorer in the men's hockey top flight, Nick Bandurak is in sizzling form for Holcombe. The 25-year-old has bagged nine goals in four matches this season, including five times against Sevenoaks, and kept the Kent side...

Watch: Holcombe’s cheeky lob wins shoot-out

By The Hockey Paper Leah Wilkinson said that team-mate Beth Bingham’s ‘cheeky’ lob which handed Holcombe top honours at the women’s EuroHockey Club Trophy in Dublin was down to “excellent nerves”. Bingham produced an audacious lob at the end of a...
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Northampton Saints HC have enlisted the services of Lisa and Simon Letchford, who will lead the club’s development from...
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