Charity Begins….on a hockey pitch

In preparation for the new season local hockey club Liverpool Sefton’s 5 women’s s and 4 men’s teams are involved in a frantic preseason programme as well as recruiting new players. First came the Help the Heroes hockey tournament  organised by Carl Woods of West Derby. A Help the Heroes team of 26 players from […]

Indoor Vicky Bell Gill Cussons

At 6-45am on Sunday 7 December the women’s 1st indoor squad set off for Hull to play in the North qualifying round for the England Hockey Board Hockey 5s Championships.  The players were full of confidence following their recent Monday evening training sessions at both St Julie’s and Belvedere sports halls although their first game […]

Peter Kenyon and Jenny Ratcliffe

Liverpool Sefton men and women have been busy during the summer evenings taking part in the Bowdon Summer League. In the mixed, we faced tough opposition from some of the Cheshire heavyweights and finished in 5th. Going into the play offs Liverpool Sefton picked up three wins out of three to finish top, although this […]

Jenny Ratcliffe: Young Umpire of the Year

I started playing hockey in PE lessons at Blue Coat where things got off to a rocky start, playing in the winter just didn’t appeal to me! Things gradually improved and by the time I was 14 I was playing in goal for the school team and attending coaching sessions run by the hockey stalwart, […]

HEROES AND SUPERWOMAN

The so-called close season for hockey is frantic. A Sefton men’s team organised by Paul Harley and James Robinson played in the 30th game of the Hockey for Heroes national tour. The tour took in 33 games, over 10 days and included climbing 2 peaks (Ben Nevis was cancelled because of snow!) The super fit […]

End of Season Bash

Liverpool Sefton Hockey Club Annual End of Season Dinner was held at Liverpool Cricket Club on April 25th. It was attended by over 100 players and guests. Guests of Honour were Mr Hans Broekerman, Head teacher of Liverpool College with whom the club has a close partnership; Carl Woods, of West Derby Hockey Club and […]

Nail Biting

Liverpool Sefton Women’s 1st team approach their penultimate game of the season with great trepidation, writes team captain, Vicky Bell. In possibly the tensest ever finale to a season, our survival in the National League largely rests on this weekend’s game at home at Liverpool College against Kendal, who are also fighting relegation.  A win […]

Goalies Galore

Hockey goalies are the craziest people in hockey. Who else would stand in a 12 feet by 7 feet box and be shot at by a small hard white ball travelling at 80mph for fun? Perhaps the answer lies in the flashy kit? Before every game they put on 13 pieces of brightly coloured gear […]

Busy Mid Season Break

Liverpool Sefton Hockey Club has been busy over the mid-season break. The Women’s 1sts played in the National Indoor Hockey 5s League. We travelled to Hull to play in the North round but defeat by Ben Rhydding meant that for the first time in many years, Liverpool failed to qualify for the finals. Also busy […]