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The Leagues on 13 Jan.

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

East Premier Divisions:

Men: With postponements for EH indoor only Bedford of the top four play, beating Blueharts 4-0 to move into third place.
Women: Leaders Ipswich are held 0-0 by Cambs City and second placed Wapping lose 0-2 to Canterbury, so a win for CoP 2-1 over Norwich Dragons moves them closer to the top. With a game in hand, CoP are now only a point behind Wapping.

County Premier Leagues:

Essex: Wapping 3rd stay top by a point after beating Braintree 4-1, while chasers Southend beat Maldon 5-0. A 2-0 win for Crostyx over Chelmsford leaves them 10 points behind in third place.
Five Counties: Welwyn move further ahead at the top after thrashing Hertford 6-1 as chasers Leighton Buzzard are held to another 3-3 draw by Berkhamsted. Bishops Stortford beat West Herts 5-1 and are third, but with three games in hand over the leaders.
Kent: Leaders Bexleyheath beat Sevenoaks 3-1 and are four points clear of Kings Alleyn who beat fellow chasers Blackheath 3-2.
Norfolk: Norwich Dragons 3rds have their lead at the top cut to three points as they lose 3-1 to Norwich City while chasers Broadland beat Harleston Magpies 4-0.
Suffolk: Harwich & Dovercourt beat Lowestoft Ladies 10-0 and are eight points clear of Felixstowe who had a more modest 3-0 win over Sudbury.

East Region HA News

Janet Goody 
We are saddened to hear the news that Janet Goody (a very long term League Manager for the EWL Women's Premier Division) has passed away. Janet was at the forefront of the combining of the East Men's and East Women's League committee's into a single entity and was admired by both clubs and her fellow committee members for her sincere and common sense approach in dealing with problems. She will be sadly missed. Details of her funeral will follow on the East Leagues web page.

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.


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