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The Leagues on 2 Dec.
Dec 9th wiped out by weather

England Conference:
Men: In winter break until February.
Women: In winter break until February.

East Premier Divisions:

Men: Leaders St Albans beat Harleston 2-1 and are now six points clear of Wapping who beat Cambs Uni 3-0. CoP versus Bedford was cancelled, leaving these chasers further behind but with games in hand.
Women: Ipswich increased their lead at the top by beating Sevenoaks 4-0 while Wapping could only draw 1-1 with West Herts and CoP lost 0-1 to Canterbury. Both chasers though have a game in hand.

County Premier Leagues:

Essex: No change at the top as leaders Southend beat Chelmsford 6-0 and chasers Wapping beat Maldon 1-0 to stay a couple of points behind.
Five Counties: Leighton Buzzard stay top after a 4-4 draw with Stortford while a 3-1 win over West Herts moves Blueharts to second by a point. Welwyn, Hertford, and Stortford are all tied just a couple of points further back.
Kent: Bexleyheath stay top following a 4-0 win over Brom & Becks, while Blackheath are a couple of points behind after a 6-0 win over Sevenoaks. Kings Alleyn lose a little ground by drawing 1-1 with Old Bordenian.
Norfolk: Norwich Dragons 3rds stay top by beating Norwich City 4ths 6-0. Broadland are second by a couple of points after a 4-0 win over UEA.
Suffolk: Harwich & Dovercourt stay 6 points clear after beating Sudbury 12-1 while chasers Felixstowe beat Castaways 3-1. Ipswich 7 did not play.

East Region HA News

England O35 Masters 
England Hockey are inviting anyone who will be 35 to 39 on or before the 31 December 2018 to apply for a trial to represent England Women’s/Men's O35s teams. The first trial will be held in the Midlands on December 17th 2017. Further trials are scheduled for 20th/21st January and 31st March/1st April 2018.
Players wishing to be considered should send their contact name, address, relevant tel numbers, e mail address, preferred playing position, their Hockey Club and details of any representative honours; via e mail to: Steve Floyd - In addition, nominees should provide the contact information (mobile no. and E mail) for one referee, who may be contacted.

East Mens O60's Masters 
The Over 60's Regional tournament will take place at Cannock HC on 28th/29th April 2018. Trials will take place on Sundays 4th and 25th February 2018, 2-00pm until 4-00pm, at Long Rd Sixth Form College, Cambridge. For details please contact Graeme Welch: 01923 232731 (H) 07759417518 (M)

Club Affiliations - Update 
A massive response from East League clubs in ensuring their England Hockey Affiliation has been paid, well done. Just the stragglers now with 3 days left. Just a reminder, on this subject we are acting as a message provider for England Hockey, if you have any queries you should contact Joe Daniel at England Hockey, his number 01628 895081. The clubs still to pay are: Canterbury, Luton Town, Norwich City, Sevenoaks, Tower Hamlets and Wellingborough. Please remember if you have seen this and your club is listed do not assume other members in your club have seen it. Do speak to senior members to your club to ensure as many people in your club know about this payment being outstanding. It's better that the senior members get lots of reminders then none you lose all of your hard earned League points.

East webmaster email 
Use not please. Most links on the website have been updated accordingly.

East O35 Women Masters team 
East is trying to raise an O35s team to enter into a Regional tournament. Players born in 1983 or earlier are eligible. If you wish to trial for this team please contact Sally Tippen on

Graham Ward 
Please note that the memorial service is slightly earlier than previously announced, and is at 1.00pm

EH affiliation fees 
Clubs are reminded that the deadline for EH affiliation and payment is 30th November The link for the affiliation portal is here. If you have any problems with affiliating then please contact Joe Daniel at EH on 01628 895081 or

Graham Ward:  
We have been notified of the passing of Graham Ward. Graham was an ex-President of the East Counties Hockey Association and helped push the game forwards as a coach both at County and Club level. A true legend at Wisbech Town Hockey Club, where he had been a stalwart for many years as a former Chairman, team captain and coach.
Since taking a step back from the game Graham could still be seen regularly on the sidelines at Harecroft Road where he would always have a smile and a friendly word with all of his friends in the hockey family. He will be sadly missed.
A memorial service celebrating Graham's life will be held at St Peters Church, Wisbech on Friday, 17th November at 1.00pm.

EH Governance survey 
EH is seeking responses from across hockey via on-line surveys to better understand current governance structures. We want your views about the way in which hockey is currently run and managed at regional, county and league level and whether this meets the needs of clubs and players. We want to know if you feel that it currently works well or if improvements could be made and, if so, we want your thoughts and ideas on practical solutions. An England Hockey governance review working group has been established to address the AGM resolution. The findings from the survey will be used by this group to help identify opportunities and develop best practice in governance for the benefit of our sport. More...

Access to Bedford HC - final mile of journey through Queens Park. 
Robert Oakley (, President of Bedford HC) has sent out a notification of a route they have made on Daft Logic Advanced Google Map Distance Calculator. The route name is "Bedford HC route whilst Ford End Rd bridge one way", with the following message … If you normally travel to Bedford Hockey Club travelling over the Ford End Road railway bridge into Queens Park, this bridge will be one way from 16th October to the 30th November. More...


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