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Goalkeeper wanted Rickmansworth HC

Written by sue owen on 05 August 2019.

Rickmansworth Ladies HC are seeking a goalkeeper for the coming season. They have teams in Divisions One and Three

Interested players should contact the club via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   _ post now filled


Goalkeeper Wanted - Tring HC

Written by sue owen on 26 June 2019.

Tring Hockey Club, Ladies section,  are looking to recruit a goalkeeper for the coming season

Contact details can be found on the club web site


Front page news items from season 18_19

Written by sue owen on 11 April 2019.





Important Notice:- Postponed Fixtures from 2nd February 2019

Please rearrange on one of the next available slip dates - 16th February or 23rd February.

Please Note: Slip dates are part of the fixtures that all clubs sign up to as part of their subscription to the League so should be used if there is pitch availability.

Div 5 A&B Crossover friendly games do not need to be rearranged (unless both teams want to of course)

Details should be forwarded to Results Secretary, Sue Owen, as soon as possible so that the details can be updated on the web site


Division Five Matches:-

Please note that the fixtures listed in the crossover sheet are friendlies so you dont need to complete team sheets or send in the results.

Division 5A teams have 2 more weeks of League fixtures before they join the crossover friendlies. 

Division 5B have already finished their league games (apart from 2 that still need to be completed due to rearrangements)

The top team in A&B will be put forward for promotion


Away teams-Please make sure you check kit colours for your opposition as it is your responsibility to change to your away strip if there is a clash. That's shirts and socks. 


Please ensure sheets are legible and submitted by the deadline. In addition, Results should be sent to the results secretary by 8pm on the day of the match by both teams. Fines may be enforced this season. We have been very lenient the last few years but standards have slipped and it makes it an unnecesssarily tedious task for the League administrators.


Please take note of the Rule amendments (Highlighted below)

Captains Match Day guide has been updated

Please ensure your Registration sheets have been submitted prior to the first League game. Amended copies will be accepted after that date, for new players, so dont delay sending the initial list.

There are 17 Teams in Division 5 so it has been split into A & B divisions with some crossover games at the end as a fill in so that teams have the opportunity to play a similar amount of games as the other divisions. Unfortunately Southgate have now withdrawn from the League (Div 5A) and St Albans, who had attempted to fill the gap, can now no longer participate as expected player numbers did not materialise


Following the AGM on the 12th July there are two rule amendments for you to be aware of:-

  • Rule 8b. The penalty for breaching this rule will also include the result being amended to a 3-0 win to the non-offending team as well as a fine and 2 point deduction. 
  • Player rules for Division 5 will be relaxed to enable clubs to field a team if they have poor availability, as in previous seasons. Its expected, however, that players from higher teams are only used to make up the numbers and help with development and not to ensure a victory. Misuse of this concession may result in the privilege being withdrawn.
  • Umpires need to be Level One in Divisions Premier, One, two and three. However, in Division 3 one umpire can be a Probationary Umpire (aka Provisional or working towards Level 1) as long as the second Umpire is an experienced Level 1. Divisions Four and Five can be Probationary Umpires although it would be good practice if at least one was a Level 1.
  • It was also agreed that Clubs could charge costs to teams who do not stay for Teas and do not give sufficient notice in the week preceding the game.

Tring HC - Sarah Henshaw

Written by sue owen on 23 February 2019.

It is with great sadness that Tring Hockey Club heard the news that one of their ex players was tragically killed recently in what appears to be a case of domestic violence.

Clare Whitehead from Tring writes:-

"Sarah Henshaw played for Tring Ladies for many years and was a regular player in the L1 and L2 teams. It is an absolute truth to say that Sarah had a heart of gold and a smile that would warm even the coldest heart.  She played in the era with Lynn Buckley, Sarah Scriven, myself and many others. Our club is still reeling from the shock news of her death.

 Tring Ladies will observe a 1-minute silence before the start of their games this weekend

Apologies for having to send an email like this but I wanted you to be aware and also it would be great to think that somehow the ladies that join together every Saturday can be a network for anyone else suffering any form of domestic violence that generally goes unseen."


Im sure the 5 Counties Hockey family will join me in offering our deepest sympathies



Stevenage 7 a side Grass Tournament 2019

Written by sue owen on 28 January 2019.


Stevenage Hockey Club, Annual Ladies Grass Tournament, 7 A-Side. Sunday 17th March.


Every year since the 1990s we run a well-attended Ladies 7 a-side Grass Tournament around the end of every season, this year is no different!


Come along and play against your local rivals in this fun, friendly and competitive tournament!


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click here for futher details

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