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A perk of the ball patrol duty can be spotting, and catching up with, well known international players.  Savanna Truelock had a great day on Saturday - she had her photo taken with former International Sam Quek who was playing for Bowden at Canterbury

Sam was part of the GB team at the Rio 2016 Olympics - who can forget the Final vs Holland when GB clinched that gold medal!

Savanna said "I was nervous about asking Sam for a photo, but she was so friendly and interested in my hockey that I am really glad I approached her, a really lovely person. Even though it was not a win for Canterbury ladies 1's on Saturday, there was some great hockey"

The U12 girls A/B squad headed off to Guildford for a stern test in preparation for the upcoming county tournament. Playing against teams from Guildford, Teddington and Wayfarer's Canterbury A's were tested from the onset.

The team dominated most of the play during the first match but got caught out on break away leading to 3 goals from Wayfarers.

The second game again Canterbury were playing well but just missing the final tackle or pass which again lead to a goal by the opposition, Teddington. The short corner routine was working well but just could not get the decisive shot in.

The third match against Guildford Shadows was a tight game with chances being missed by both sides, along with some great defensive work and fine saves from both Goal keepers, leading to a 0-0 draw.

The fourth game Canterbury finally woke up and started playing some passing hockey, when the team does this they look unstoppable. This style of play finally led to a goal from open play. With the ball being moved from the backs, up the wings, then back and across the pitch before being crossed into the D and shot on goal.

The final matches the girl started to tire in the Sunday morning sunshine and were finally completely overwhelmed by a strong Guildford Flames team, losing their shape the girls went down 7-0.

Moving towards the 10th March there are many positive points within the team but as ever many things to continue to work towards.

The girls showed great spirit and continue to develop as a team.

Team; Neave (GK), Tilly, Issy, Freya, Savannah, Lucy, Poppy, Eleanor.

Report; Ali Coleman
An early start for the U12 girls who travelled to Guilford on Sunday morning for a friendly triangular against the host Guilford and London Wayfarers.
What a day for hockey, the temperature quickly rose into the mid teens and the girls were starting to cook......under their base layers :-) and there just was not enough time for a wardrobe change between games.
It was a frustrating morning for the girls as they struggled to gel and work as a unit in a way they know they can.
There were no wins for the team on Sunday but everyone of the girls had a positive to take away from the mornings hockey and an understanding of what worked and what didn't.
I am sure they will be back at training and raring to go and improve in the run up to counties.
Coach: Guy Truelock


Canterbury faced Guildford this weekend in the league title decider, Canterbury knew that nothing short of three points would be enough to get to the finals!
From the off Canterbury started strong, pressing hard and creating chances just a few minutes in. Time after time the boys found themselves being just shy of the target and the first troublesome shot from Tom Izzard was saved by a lightning fast reaction from the Guildford keeper. It wasn’t long though before the scoresheet was opened and Blue’s hard work paid off, finding the target, 1-0 Canterbury!
The chances kept coming and captain Tom Izzard scored two in quick succession! A slight lapse in the defence cost a the team a goal, 3-1 however, Canterbury reacted well to conceding and within 30 seconds of restarting Callum found himself in Guildford’s D and he put the ball away with a calm finish. The boys were unfortunate to concede a second before half time and went into the break 4-2 up.
Canterbury knew how important this game was to their chances of going to the league finals and knew all they had to do was keep working together and capitalise on their chances.
The second half saw the boys play their best hockey of the season, creating plenty of opportunities once again and all working together as a well oiled machine! News broke on the sideline that the B team had won and this gave the boys even more fuel to burn to secure their win, Ethan found the net and not long after found it again! Hard work from the forward line kept creating opportunities while the defence remained solid, preventing Guildford from even entering the D! Michael and Leo’s hard work helped Josh Prebble secure two goals, bringing the final scoreline to 8-2! Come the full time whistle the boys were met with great applause as they had topped their league and booked a spot at Southgate for the 28th April!
There were great stand out performances from so many of the boys this week, Tom, Josh P, Micheal and Sam E to name a few, but the most valued player this week had to be Blue as he never once stopped working for the team and showed great determination to create opportunities not just for himself but his teammates too!
Goal Scorers: Blue Kelleher, Thomas Izzard x 2, Callum Conlon, Ethan Aitken x 2, Joshua Prebble x 2
TEAM: Eddie Rowney, Edward Lampard, Jude Stroud, Charlie Jain, Harry Halle Smith, Sam Laird, Blue Kelleher, Thomas Izzard, Callum Conlon, Ethan Aitken, Joshua Prebble, Leo Norwood, Michael Sabine, Sam Ericson, Josh Kitson
Report: Sammzi Bahrawy
U14B BOYS vs Sevenoaks
It was perfect hockey weather on Sunday for the U14B team match against Sevenoaks.  The team started very brightly and scored after 3 minutes with a calm finish from Riley.  We continued to enjoy the majority of the play until a series of injuries disrupted the team and allowed Sevenoaks back into the game.  However some determined defending kept the opposition out and we finished the half the stronger team. 
The second half was end to end action between two evenly matched teams.  Luckily for Canterbury, Riley was finding lots of space in the middle of the park and was running with purpose at their defence.  This led to two more individual goals from Riley to complete his hat trick and give us a comfortable 3-0 lead.
This however spurred Sevenoaks into action and they pulled back a goal with a tap in at the back post.  Earlier in the season this would have led the team to panic, but we are now made of sterner stuff and we quickly regained control, with Theo scoring with a stunning LBZ strike from the top of the D.  At this point in the match the team was creating numerous chances, and only some excellent saves from the opposition keeper kept us from adding to the total.
With 5 minutes to go, the boys started to tire from their high tempo game and allowed Sevenoaks back into the match.  Two quick fire goals put us under some late pressure, but the final whistle signalled an impressive 4-3 win.  A great performance from the whole team who are going from strength to strength as the season progresses.  The unbeaten run since the Christmas break now stretches to 4 straight wins.

Team: Charlie Gotke, Hugo C C, Will Jull, Elliot Spencer Tanner, William Adams, Angus BP, Theo Panteli, Isaac Culver, Riley Holness, Arthur Fassum, Thomas Long-Castro, Harvey Godden, Barney Batchelor.

Man of the Match:  Riley Holness

Report; James Long
U16 BOYS vs Sevenoaks


The U16 boys have completed their England Hockey league games with a good 1-0 over a strong tenacious Sevenoaks side.  This means they have topped their pool with 23 goals scored and none conceded and they now move forward to the regionals on 10th March. 
Numbers for training have been light and a decision has been made to switch training to 6pm on a Thursday evening as we hope this will support the boys.
Report; Katie Young
U16 GIRLS vs Brombecks

We were welcomed today with sunshine and a feeling of deja vu as we arrived at Bromley for our Home Counties Quarter Final Game Versus  Brombecks. This was a must win game to progress to the next stage in the competition.
Within the first two minutes of play we were awarded a penalty corner but unfortunately could not convert it to a goal. The game was a little scrappy in the first half, but also with some fine solo chances and runs - in the twenty first minute Flora Brett outskilled Brombecks defence to grab us our first goal.
H/T  Canterbury 1  0 Brombecks
Sophia returned back on to the pitch after receiving a face injury in the first half and continued to defend and chase down the opposition. Two more P.C's for Canterbury, and once again we tried to score but to no avail. Not long after - Flora decided that a repeat performance was needed to increase the lead and we went 2 - 0 up. 
Brombecks were given a penalty corner which was saved by Ashleigh who then went on to save a field shot at goal shortly afterwards.
What happened next was a Hatrick for Flora Brett (putting us out of danger!) even though Brombecks scored from a PC in the final two minutes of play.
F/T  Canterbury 3  1 Brombecks
Team; Ashleigh Menniss (GK), Channice Marks, Ella Jain, Flora Brett, Hannah Harvey, Iona Boyd, Issie Martin, Jess McMeeking,  Lucy Henderson,  Molly Upton,  Sofia Basir,  Tilly Tillings,  Yazzy Carney

Many thanks to Jack, Soak and Chris for coaching and umpiring, and all our sideline supporters.

Report; Tilly Tillings

There is a lot going on at the hockey club this weekend - we have Super Social Saturday - with matches galore, followed by a mini beer festival (for the grown ups!), food available from about 6pm (Chilli) and music by some multi talented hockey players!

The 1st mens team face Richmond at 4pm on Saturday, 

The complete line up for the day ...

(Water 1)   Squires v Gravesham 3s 10.30am,  L2A v Ashford 1s 12pm, M2 v Reading 2s 2pm, M1 v Richmond 1s 4pm.

(Water 2)   M3 v Burnt Ash 2s 11am, Griffins v Blackheath 12.45pm

(Sand )  L3s v Holcombe 2s  12pm, Millers v Holcombe 3s 1.30pm

Do come along and support the green and white army and join in the fun

Help make it a really Super Social Saturday, the club looks forward to welcoming you.


We sell our Adidas club kit at Polo Farm, this is run by Sally Hayes. The shop stocks all playing kit as well as outer wear, shoes, sticks and accessories. The shop will be open at the following times every week during the season;
As from 17 February the club shop will only be open on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings, other times can be agreed by contacting Sally Hayes by email on or by text on 07702 317044.

There will be an end of season sale so watch this space for further information.
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