EGHC News

Investec Women's Hockey League Roundup October 7 2017

In form East Grinstead beat Bowden Hightown in the Investect Women's Premier Division...  Read on for weekly update provided by Snowdon Sports ! 
 As we get up to speed in the new season we wanted to make sure everyone knows how to contact us, and how to make sure to be up to date in all the key news and activities across the club.  Read on...
Click through for scores, scorers and match reports from the last two weeks....
The Mens' 1st Team home match against Holcombe was disrupted back on September 23rd due to technical issues which prevented the water canons from firing correctly.  The good news is that the problems have been fixed and Holcombe have agreed to re-arrange the match for this coming Sunday, October 8th.
Two goals from Hannah Martin help Surbiton overcome Clifton Robinsons.  Read more to see the full roundup... 
Recently, 1-2-1 Coaching interviewed Glenn Kirkham about his transition into the role of Head Coach at EG and his approach to coaching.  Click through for the link and to learn more ! 
Burnet Double Helps Clifton Robinsons Make Winning Start in Investec Premier Division
Champions Surbiton make a winning start to their title defence in the Men's Premier Division season. 
EGHC Mens' 1st Team completed their pre-season programme with a 6:1 win against Brighton on Tuesday evening.  Head Coach Glenn Kirkham was faced with the first tough decision in his new role, to select a squad of 16 having worked with an exciting and diverse squad of approaching 30 players during pre-season. 
The 2017 / 18 season got underway beneath initially sunny skies at Saint Hill this weekend, with a handful of EG sides in action home and away.Continue reading for the latest scores, scorers, and match reports...
Like the men, our Ladies' 1st Team spent the weekend at Lee Valley, and with a squad including many 2nd team players, secured three wins from three against some strong opposition... 
Our Mens 1st Team played in three pre-season matches this past weekend at the National Stadium at Lee Valley.  Three wins from three provided the opportunity for the team to continue to gel and they now look ahead to their last 5 days of preparation before their opening fixture at home to Holcombe on Saturday September 23rd.
​We are delighted to announce the signing of Alistair Clift from the University of Nottingham for the 2017/18 season.
EGHC Men's 1st Team pre-season activities and at full speed with a number of younger players making debuts as well as Glenn Kirkham picking up Head Coach duties over the past week.  During August the squad took part in the Tonbridge Nines tournament, last week a training match was held at Whitgift against Durham University and on Saturday September 2nd, the boys took on Canterbury in their first home match of the 2017 / 2018 season. 
Wonderful news today for our Ladies' 1st Team Squad as Laura Unsworth commits to EG for the foreseeable future.  Laura is one of England's most honoured players having been a part of he sides that won Bronze at London 2012 and Gold at Rio 2016 as well as Commonwealth Silver in Glasgow 2014, Euronations Gold in 2015 and just recently Euronations Bronze 2017.
We are pleased to share the news that we have a new Club Kit supplier from today (September 1st, 2017).  Our new kit supplier is Pro Shop Hockey and orders can be placed direct, online.  Our kit manufacturer remains STX who have continued to evolve the designs and production of the kit they supply us through ProShopHockey.
​We are pleased to announce the signing of Tijn van Groesen from Union HC in Holland for the 2017/18 season...
This weekend sees EGHC hosting the annual Sebastian Wolff Festival.  We welcome junior sides from EG, Rouen and Flotbeck to a weekend of fun and games including social events at the club.  This Festival has been running for many, many years and has seen deep friendships formed, as well as numerous family connections.
Notice is given of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of East Grinstead Sports Club
Following five seasons as Head Coach of East Grinstead Hockey Club Men's 1st Team, Karl Stagno has chosen to take a step back and spend more time with his young family as well as focus on his role as Director of Hockey at Whitgift.
Today, England Hockey announce that it will become a part of the new International Hockey Pro League, to begin in January 2019.  The new league, which is due to launch in January 2019, will see the nine best men's and nine best women's teams from around the world play each other home and away every year, across a total of 144 games. The fixtures will take place in national stadiums, week in, week out, from January to June.