League Dates Season 12/13
Proposed Dates for the forthcoming season are attached HERE
There are currently 71 teams so unless there are any withdrawals one division will have fixtures over 22 weeks instead of 18 and will need to start at least a week earlier. Final decision will be made after the AGM once all Clubs have confirmed their team entries
5 Counties Women's Hockey League
Annual General Meeting
will be held on
Thursday 14th June 2012
Gosling Sports Park,
Welwyn Garden City
(Refreshments available from 7pm)
Clubs are reminded that attendance, by at least 1 representative, is MANDATORY. Failure to attend could result in a fine or deduction of points from next season.
Queenswood School Astro
As from September 2012 Queenswood School have astro time available for matches on most Saturday afternoons from 1430 – 1730. The school is situated off the A1000 in close proximity to the M25, M1 & A1 and has previously housed St Albans Hockey Club. The facilities are kept to a high standard and the surface is sand based and is just two years old . There is ample parking for teams, male and female changing facilities, indoor and outdoor viewing areas, snack and drinks machines. Subject to availability there may also be astro time available on evenings for training.
For further details and prices please contact :
Promotions & Relegations Update
All fixtures have now been played and the Promotion & Relegations have been finalised. Royston are Premier Division Champions and will go to the East next season to be replaced by Welwyn Gdn City 1's. Tring 1 and Chiltern 1 are relegated.
Division 1 - Promoted - Luton 1 and Shefford & Sandy 2. Relegated - St Neots 2 and Shefford & Sandy 3.
Division 2 - Promoted - St Albans 3 and Leighton Buzzard 2. Relegated - Royston 2 and Luton 2
Division 3 - Promoted - Saffron Walden 3 and Berkhamstead & Hemel Hempstead 1. Relegated Vauxhall Chiltern 2 and Bishops Stortford 4
Division 4 - Promoted - Saffron Walden 4 and Leighton Buzzard 3. Relegated - Enigma (St Neots 3 withdrew)
Division 5 - Promoted - West herts 4 and Luton 3. Relegated - Welwyn 4 and Rickmansworth 2
Division 6 - Promoted - Letchworth 4, Saffron Walden 6 and Tring 4
Congratulations to all those teams who are promoted, and commiserations to those who are relegated
Promotions & Relegations
Now that the season is nearly over I just wanted to confirm the Promotion & Relegation situation. Generally there are two up and two down from each division but this is dependant on what happens in the Premier Division with movement to and from the East. This season there is likely to be a one for one swap so the two up two down in the rest of the divisions will apply. Bishops Stortford 4 in Div 3 and Enigma in Div 4 unfortunately had to concede more than two games during the course of the season so all their results have been wiped and they have automatic demotion to the division below. I hope they'll be able to carry on next year. Three will be promoted from Div 6 to make up the gap left by St Neots 3 who withdrew at the start of the season.
There are still a couple of critical fixtures to be played next Saturday so the final picture will be known then.