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w/c 14th January 2019

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Motivation & Determination
That's what makes a true Champion

We are approaching the second half of the season for the Canterbury ladies and mens 1st teams -  and we are looking for ball patrol for the home matches - if you haven't heard about this our U12 and U14 teams support our Ladies and Mens 1st  XI teams by providing excellent Ball Patrol for their matches at Polo Farm.
Being part of the match day squad really is a great opportunity to get up close to the best hockey in the country. It is also a really good way of 'giving something back' to the hockey club at Polo Farm - some of the girls and boys have even used it as their volunteering part of their DofE Bronze Award.
We really hope that your sons and  daughters will be able to offer their services to help us cover these exciting home matches. It is not a huge commitment, and if everyone offers to do a few it would be much appreciated. Thank you to all those who have helped out so far this season.
The children get to watch the games close up (often involving  international players), they are  asked to arrive about 20 minutes before the start of the match and between the four/six of them make sure there is always a ball on the pitch during the match. They are lent a Ball Patrol hoodie, and receive a free drink and food from the kitchen after the matches. We also offer a free CHC training shirt for any children who ball patrol for four matches throughout the season.
The last four matches for the Ladies are;
Saturday 16th February @ 4pm vs University of Birmingham
Saturday 23rd February @ 2pm vs Bowden
Saturday 16th March @ 4pm vs East Grinstead
Saturday 30th March @ 2pm vs Holcombe

The last four matches for the Men are;

Sunday 10th February @ 12.45pm vs Oxted
Sunday 24th February @ 12.45pm vs Old Loughts
Saturday 2nd March @ 4pm vs Richmond
Sunday 24th March @ 12.45pm vs Brighton & Hove

Please do contact me direct at, with fixtures your sons/ daughters can ball patrol, many thanks.
U14 GIRLS v Tunbridge Wells 
The Canterbury U14 Development squad faced Tunbridge Wells on a chilly Sunday afternoon at Polo Farm on AW1.
The girls started strongly, gaining a short corner with Irmak Kara hitting the post and some great stickwork down the right wing from Jess McCully. This was followed by a period of pressure from Tunbridge Wells. Our defence battled well and Georgia Binfield made a number of great saves.
Our defence made consistent long clearances finding Sophie Wain and Molly-Anne Burden in space up front who made a number of powerful runs forcing saves from the Tunbridge Wells goalkeeper. There was some fine stickwork at speed on display from Eleni Godwin.
The Canterbury pressure finally paid off with a great solo goal from Sophie Wain leaving Canterbury 1-0 up at half time.
Tunbridge Wells came out fighting after the break and probably had the better of a second half where they scored twice - a result of keeping possession, passing the ball well and intercepting our attempts to get the ball clear of our defensive quarter.  
However, the Canterbury girls worked very hard and refused to give up.  The defence held firm, the midfield tackled fearlessly and supplied great passes to the forwards.  Our hard work paid off with Sophie Wain bursting through on a strong run finding the back of the Tunbridge Wells’ net to score the equaliser.
The final score was 2-2, which was a fair result.
The girls can reflect on a positive match where some great skills and teamwork were on display from both sides.
Player of the match goes to Sophie Wain.
Team: Amelia Benson   Annabelle Styles  Eleni Godwin  Elissa Kingsbury  Georgia Binfield (GK)  Irmak Kara  Jessica McCully  Kiera Beerstecher  Molly-Anne Burden  Natalya Hoare  Olivia Ryeland  Rebecca Carter  Sophie Aikin  Sophie Wain

Report by John Aikin.
U14 GIRLS vs Sevenoaks
A well drilled and skilful Sevenoaks took on Canterbury at a wind swept Polo Farm. Rebecca Hutchings won the home side the toss but Sevenoaks applied pressure from the start and after 10 minutes the first goal was scored from a short corner. 5 minutes later they scored a second from open play.
Canterbury had the better of the next ten minutes with the Sevenoaks goalkeeper making some fine saves. Rebecca made a couple of mazey runs followed by Harriet Brealy and Felicity Ward driving forward to earn successive short corners but our home team could not capitalise. Another spell of Sevenoaks pressure created a 3-0 deficit at the end of the half after a Canterbury goal was disallowed.
The second half saw some more fine passing and interplay from Sevenoaks which resulted in their fourth goal. Canterbury girls battled hard to apply pressure and never stopped working for the cause. Beth Langdale broke from our defensive line to dribble down the right wing and cross to the far post just narrowly missing the stick of Lily Beer. Georgia Binfield pulled off some fine saves to limit the damage. With 10 minutes left on the clock Sevenoaks had a break away goal making the final score 5-0.
Player of the match was Harriet Brealy.
Report by Jeremy Ward

U14 BOYS A team vs Sevenoaks Mercian Premier League.
Canterbury knew that this fixture was potentially their toughest test so far this season. The boys started brightly, creating two very good chances in the first 10 minutes but unfortunately not converting either. Sevenoaks were then able to play themselves into the game and scored the first goal of the match. Canterbury fought back hard in the first half, creating more chances and finally being rewarded with a goal to bring the score to 1-1.
The second half saw both teams having to defend well and attack hard, with Canterbury and Sevenoaks both creating good scoring opportunities. It was Sevenoaks who were able to convert one of their chances to give them the 2-1 lead. Canterbury continued to attack, narrowly missing both sides of the post & having a number of goal-mouth melees. Unfortunately the ball would simply not go in the goal and Canterbury were unable to equalise, despite the valiant efforts of the team.
Lots to work on over the next 3 weeks before the boys meet Sevenoaks again, this time in the EH cup. With everything to play for, and knowing they can play much better team hockey, we are certain that the A team will head into the fixture knowing that they can get the result they deserve.
Goal scorer: Blue Kelleher
Most Valuable Player: Sam Laird – for his commitment to the team and for his energy levels.
Team: Eddie Rowney, Charlie Jain, Harry Halle Smith, Jude Stroud, Edward Lampard, Callum Conlon, Michael Sabine, Leo Norwood, Josh Prebble, Sam Laird, Sam Ericson, Josh Kitson, Charlie Gotke, Blue Kelleher, Ethan Aitken, Thomas Izzard (Captain)
Report by Ziggy Ericson
U14 BOYS B team v BromBecks Mercian Challenge League
Canterbury U14 Bs traveled up to Langley Park in London to take on Brom Becks and came out on top!
Canterbury started slow and suffered two injuries in the first 10 minutes which unfortunately meant they were down to 11 for the rest of the game. Not to be deterred though the boys secured a goal and great keeping by Barnaby from the U12s kept them ahead going into the break.
Knowing that their best play came from quick passing and nice leads from the forwards, the boys were determined to take home 3 points and set out again in the second half.
A brief lapse in communication by the defence gave a BBHC player just enough space to fire a rocket on his backhand which no one could reach and suddenly the game was tied!
Still focused on three points Canterbury knuckled down and soon started getting into the D more and more, piling on the pressure and finding the goal once again. Now back ahead again, Canterbury dominated the rest of the game and didn’t tire, finding the goal a further 3 times before the final whistle! The final goal just seconds before the end, from a great ball into the D from Wilf to the far post, beating all the defenders and finding an unmarked red shirt for a neat finish by Riley.
With a total of 23 shots on target, 34 circle penetrations and no PCs conceded, the boys should be proud of their great opening to the second half of the season!
5-1 win. The goals came from Issac, Angus, Riley and Luca (2)
Most valuable player was awarded to Hugo for his great effort at CM - not letting anyone past him with the ball and finding the forwards with every pass he made!
Team: Barnaby Wills, Harvey Godden, Thomas Long Castro, William Jull, William Adams, Hugo Corteen Coleman, Luca Bywater, George Coombs, George Meineck, Riley Holness, Wilf Taylor, Issac Culver, Angus Boarman Powell
Report by Sammzi Bhowry
U16 GIRLS vs Tulse Hill & Dulwich

Firstly, special thanks to Ella, Hannah, Jess and Yazzy for helping out the Ladies 2a team and headed to Old Loughts for a rearranged fixture, and to Clara, Georgie Ericson and Georgie Upton (U14s) who helped out the U16s at short notice - what team work and great club spirit, well done girls!
A fantastic game for the U16s (please see match report from Issy S below) - a 3-2 win and goals from Issy Mount, Flora B (welcome back!) and Issy Savage. Unfortunately a 3-2 loss for the Ladies but our girls played really well by all accounts.
Thanks to Soak and Chris for umpiring and Jack for coaching, as well as our lovely kitchen ladies for providing match teas for you all.

As we pottered onto the windy water base, with a high amount of optimism, we started a brisk warmup before setting off to beat Tulse Hill & Dulwich. We were off to a slow start as the ball went back and forth between both teams, but with a sudden burst of energy Issy mount managed to score an excellent back hand goal from the top of the circle which shot past the keeper. As the half time whistle blew we were left more confident but knew we would have to continue fighting.

We started the next half with a lot more aggression which meant we had a lot more opportunities at scoring, unfortunately after copious amounts of short corners we were unable to score, but luckily Flora Brett managed to come in and score giving us a 2-0 advantage. With our heads held high we continued fighting, however they were sadly dropped as the opposition broke through our defence and managed to score.

As the second half progressed we managed to pass a lot more and we become more confident in carrying the ball which resulted in many attempts at scoring, especially down the righthand side, which resulted in another goal by Issy savage. Kiera Papper stayed strong in Goal as Tulse Hill & Dulwich  were getting more and more determined to beat us, which sadly led to another goal by our opponents.

After that both teams failed to score anymore goals and the game was about to draw to a close meaning we had to fight to make sure we wouldn’t concede anymore goals, thankfully to our strong defence and the midfield continuously turning over the ball we finished the game with a respectable 3-2 win. Hopefully we can expect to beat them again as we play them shortly at their home ground, well done and good luck girls.

Report Issy Savage

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;
Wednesdays 6.00pm to 8.15pm

Saturday afternoons from 1pm (if shop is locked please ask for Sally at the bar)

Sunday mornings 9.45am to 1145am.

For Shop enquiries please email Sally Hayes at
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for ages 3 - 18
Scholarships available. 

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