CHC DINNER DANCE 2013
- Date: Saturday April 20th
- Where: The Cheltenham Park Hotel
- Ticket Price: Just 35 Quid!
Saturday 4th February sees the return of the CHC quiz night! The night will be run by Mr Duffy (senior) and is sure to entertain all. Please spread the word, the more the merrier. Prizes to be won, including a prize for the team that manages to get the most people attending! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE - 4TH FEB!
VP Day - Saturday 22nd October 2011
May we invite you to join me at a special Vice Presidents day this Saturday. A busy day of hockey is planned commencing with our Men's Castlers at 1030am, followed by the Men’s 1st XI playing at 12.30pm against National League opponents, Guildford. At 2.00pm our Ladies 1st XI will then be playing against Bournemouth in Premier Division One, concluding with the Men’s 2nd XI playing Marlborough HC at 3.30pm. Refreshments will be served for you throughout the day.
The focal part of the day, will be the unveiling of the brand new Honours Boards, in the Pavilion after the conclusion of the Ladies 1st XI game. The four honours boards will allow members and visitors to CHC to see those names that have been memorable in the development of CHC and we hope that it will inspire them to great things. We are very pleased to welcome Simon Mason, England Hockey President and current Guildford player as well as Peter Marsden, CHC VP and former Chairman of CHC to help us unveil the boards.
First Training Session - Thursday 8th September
- Women's: 6.30-8pm
- Men's: 8-9.30pm
VP Day and Club Day - Saturday 3rd September 2011
A great day was had by all at Balcarras, on Saturday 3rd September. The clubhouse was buzzing, and everyone enjoyed the fine weather and BBQ, while getting reacquainted with CHC players of yesteryear. The Badgers opened the activities with a great game in the morning, followed by a super exhibition from the club's VPs who pitched their skills against a select President's XI. Following this, the women's 1s played host to Howardians, comprehensively beating the Welsh visitors 4-1.
CHC Summer Camp - CANCELLED
This year's Junior Summer Camp has been cancelled. We hope to be running one next year. Sorry for the inconvenience.
U18 Social - Sunday 15th November 2010
A chance for our younger members to get together at the clubhouse for a social evening of fun and competitive Wii games. Cost and time TBC
VP day and CHC Dinner Dance - 3rd or 10th or 17th April
Don your DJs boys, and girls, get your hair done; its time to party!! This annual event ensures that achievements, results and hopefully promotions are celebrated in style
Race Night - Saturday 20th March
Following the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse the races will be coming to Balcarras. Ever fancied owning a race horse? This is your chance!
Teams Like These - Saturday 20th February
Choose your team members wisely. Each member will face a challenge which will test their strength, flexibility, or endurance. Which team will take the top spot??
Curry Night - Saturday 30th January
A favourite from last season, even if it is just to see the men cooking to order and serving 30 curry lovers! Who will brave 'The Demi Special'???
Christmas Social - Saturday 12th/19th December
An evening of merriment to celebrate the successful completion of the first half of the season. Optional fancy dress. Entertainment TBC. Cost and time TBC
Halloween Party - Saturday 31st October
A toffee apple, trick or treat, apple bombing delight
Chilli Night & How to be a Good Hockey Player, by Lee Robson - Saturday 10th October
This event will be hosted by the men’s coach Lee Robson (Robbo). It will be a fun, interactive, thought provoking evening in which Robbo will take us through all aspects of being great hockey players. Come prepared with questions and ready to take on challenges
CHC Club Day - Sunday 20th September
This year we are reintroducing the CHC Club Day. The day will take the form of a 6-aside mixed tournament, to be held at the clubhouse, on Sunday 20th September, from 11am to 4pm. Following the prize giving at 4pm, there will be a quiz (included in your entry cost!) that you can take part in, with your 6-aside team mates. We welcome all players, of all ages, and of all standards, and players will be allocated to teams upon arrival.
To register or to ask any questions, email email@example.com
- Date - Sunday 20th September 2009
- Location - CHC Clubhouse, Balcarras School
- Time - Tournament: 11am - 4pm, followed by prize giving. Quiz: 5pm
- Cost - £5 (includes entry into the tournament and quiz)
There will be drinks available over the bar and a barbecue running throughout the day. Last but not least, Duffy will be selling the last few 100 Club numbers on the day, so contact him now if there is a number you want to secure.
CHC Junior Hockey Camp
The CHC Junior Summer Camp takes place 24th - 28th August 2009. We urgently need to finalise volunteers and coaches for the event, so if you are available, please contact
The details are:
- Location: Cheltenham Hockey Club, Balcarras School
- Date: 24th - 28th August
- Running Times: 10am - 4pm
- Age Groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-16
- Cost: £20 per day, £100 for the week
Please advertise the event to your friends and family. More information and the application form can be found here.
GHA Junior Hockey Camp
3rd - 7th August 2009
Cheltenham Ladies College, Gloucestershire
GHA Junior Hockey Camp
10th - 14th August 2009
Oxstalls University Campus, Gloucestershire
Annual General Meeting
7pm, Friday 5th June at the Clubhouse
- Overview of the Season with Captains reports
- Nominations for new club officers and captains
- Bar-B-Q and Social
From the HA: Every Female Athlete Has An Achilles' Heel - HER KNEES. The statistics are startling - female athletes in specific sports are 4 to 7 times more likely to injure their knees than men. SportsPerform and Dean Close School would like to invite you to a presentation on this crucial topic, the programme will include:
- The anatomy of the knee - Kate Markland (Chartered Physiotherapist, The Markland Clinic)
- The incidence of knee injury in female athletes - Dr Mark De Ste Croix (Reader in Sport and Exercise Physiology, University of Gloucestershire)
- The diagnosis, management and long term consequences of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture - Mr Harminder Gosal (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Cheltenham Knee Unit)
- Why women are at greater risk of knee injury and how they can be prevented - Kate Markland (Chartered Physiotherapist, The Markland Clinic, Gloucestershire)
The event will be held on Tuesday 21st April at 5pm, Seminar Room, Main Entrance, Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE. Directions are available at www.deanclose.co.uk. For more information or to reserve a place please call us on 0845 2304228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday April 4th - VP Day
A great day was had by all. See the full report here.
Saturday April 4th - Dinner Dance
Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Dinner Dance at the Queen's. With over 90 CHC members in attendance, it was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. A special thanks to Ben Marsden, who kindly came back to Cheltenham to present this year's prizes. Check out the award winners page to see the worthy recipients.
CHC Annual General Meeting
Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM on Friday 6th June. It was great to see everyone there for the meeting and the bar-b-q afterwards. Thanks to Demi for the catering
Many thanks to everyone who joined us at the 2008 End of Season Dinner Dance, on Saturday April 12th.
Photos from the evening can be found in the gallery.
Award winners can be found on the club awards page.
Vice Presidents Day
Vice Presidents Day is one of the most important days in the club's calendar, as it is a chance to honour club members from the past who have made an outstanding contribution to CHC over the years, and a great opportunity to celebrate our club's strong history. We'd like to thank everyone who attended on Saturday April 12th.
Photos and highlights can be found on the vice presidents page
Race Night at the Clubhouse
Anyone who has taken part in a race night before, knew what was in store. The evening was packed full of fun and excitement, as teams bet against each other, in the hope of backing the winning horse. The team that backed the most winners throughout the evening, was rewarded with prizes. Jonny Bryan’s team won, betting lots of money on the last horse to win. The Ladies 1s also did well, wining £33,000 on one race! Thanks to all for making it a really great night. There will definitely be a follow up next year!
During this evening of glitz and glamour, each team was invited to entertain the rest of the club with a cabaret act. Will an all star panel of judges the night was a huge success with some memorable performances. Don't forget to check out the photo gallery for pictures of the event.