3RD IN THE NATIONALS!
Alderley Edge Girls U14 came third in EHB National Finals on Sunday 12th May. They narrowly missed out on playing Surbiton in the finals, losing the final game in their pool to Teddington on sudden death penalty flicks - never a nice way to go. However they pulled back from their disappointment to beat Cambridge resoundingly for bronze medal position. Congratulations to all involved.
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IRISH TOURISTS AT THE EDGE
The Church of Ireland Hockey Club from Garryduff in County Cork ,Ireland were guests at The Edge yesterday. They brought two teams of under 14 girls on tour to play Bowdon - Saturday, Alderley Edge - Sunday and Deeside Ramblers today Monday.
In a round robin tournament Alderley Edge won and were victorious in the main game 2-0. The guests had a great time and enjoyed food in the clubhouse and exchanged pennants before going back to their Manchester Hotel base. A big team of volunteers down at The Edge arranged drinks and snacks and decorated Sh'Eddies in a sea of Irish green! A grand day to be sure! It's great to welcome Irish visitors to the club and share our common love of hockey.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES AT THE EDGE:-
Junior Quicksticks Club for primary school children
SUNDAYS, all summer long, 9:30am until 10:30am
£3 a session , pay as you play .
Back To Hockey
THURSDAYS, evening session, 7:15pm, finish 8:30pm.
FRIDAYS, morning session, meet 9.15am, finish 10.30am.
£5 a session, pay as you play, includes a free cup of barista style coffee, chocolate or tea!
WEDNESDAYS, all summer long, 7:00pm until 8;15pm
£3 a session , pay as you play.
Sunday mornings continue at The Edge
Girls and Boys U9s QUICKSTICKS
9.30- 10.30 am at The EDGE ,£3 a session.
BACK TO HOCKEY
Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm during the summer months and Fridays at 9:15 am-10.30 am For Ladies new to the sport or returning after a break .£5 a session, free cup of freshly ground Barista style coffee on Friday mornings at 'Sh'eddies' cafe in the 'Shed at The Edge'..
contact: Ghislaine Barrie firstname.lastname@example.org about Monday nights and Kelvinbriggs@btconnect.com about Friday mornings
We run 6 Ladies, 7 Men’s and a range of junior teams.
New members welcome
Why not 'Give it a Go' at The Edge!
Amanda Partington - New Director of Coaching for 2012-13.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Amanda Partington will be taking on the role as Director of Coaching at Alderley Edge Hockey Club with immediate effect. In this exciting new role for the club Amanda will take responsibility for coaching across the club working with our lead and volunteer coaches. She will implement a club wide coaching strategy and policy for coaches, teams and players.
Amanda will need little introduction to most of you, since she was coach for the Men’s 1s and 2s last season and was instrumental in both teams winning promotion, but her experience and qualifications are outlined below:
Amanda is a currently working towards her L4 Hockey award and has a wide variety of experience in Sports Coaching and Sport Development. Following a degree in Sport from Leeds Carnegie, Amanda began lecturing in PE and has worked in FE & HE teaching Sport Studies and Sport Coaching. Within hockey her experience has been varied and includes playing and coaching Poynton in National League, coaching the North of England U18, Loughborough Students and being a high performance coach for World Class Hockey between 2002 and 2006 (attending the European Championships and Four Nations tournament with England U18 girls).
In 2004 Amanda completed an MSc in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Chester University, this involved research on the physiological training demands of practice drills in invasion games. Amanda has also worked in coach education, authoring workshops on decision making, player profiling and game play for England Hockey and tutoring coaches working towards their awards.
In 2009 Amanda became the first female coach in men’s Premier League Hockey and was later appointed assistant Coach for Wales Senior women, attending the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Most recently Amanda has been appointed Head Coach for Wales Senior women.
Amanda has a passion for hockey and holistic approach to athlete development. If you have been coached by Amanda then you will have experienced the intensity and effectiveness of her approach.
Amanda will be working with our club coaches across the summer to put in place the coaching strategy and plan and we are sure that you will join us in congratulating Amanda on this critical appointment and make her most welcome; as more of you get to see her around the club
Runners up European Hockey Club of the Year
We were happy enough to have reached the shortlist for European Hockey Club of the Year. The 10 top clubs in Europe included 5 English clubs, the mighty Beeston, Surbiton, Wakefield, Old Sihillians and ourselves. Sadly pipped at the post by TSG Heilbronn, Germany, we are delighted to have been crowned runners up. Officially number two in Europe but England's number one Club.
email from EHF:
EHF wishes to congratulate all the finalists for the tremendous work that they are doing for hockey.
This years runners up are Alderley Edge HC (England). For their commitment to the development of their club and in particular their ‘Back to Hockey’ programme for all ages.
However there can be only one winner and the EuroHockey Club of the Year 2011 is: TSG Heilbronn, Germany
Open for business at THE EDGE!
Great Britain hockey goalkeeper Kirsty Mackay and her England and GB teammate Katie Long were among the star attractions at Alderley Edge Hockey Club as it hosted its Harvester ‘Grow Your Own’ Club Day on Sunday, 23rd October.
The above copyright photo shown by kind permission of Alderleyedge.com is of Mackay and Long, who both play in the Investec Women’s Premier Division for Bowdon Hightown and Leicester respectively, took a break from Great Britain training to help launch the new £520,000 Edge Hockey Centre at the Ryleys Playing Fields ground on Wilmslow Road.
They were on hand to deliver advice and coaching to youngsters before officially opening the pitch alongside the Club's President Mike Wildig, after the PA system blasted out the Lady Gaga anthem, On the Edge of Glory.
Kirsty Mackay said: “Being part of occasions like the Alderley Edge Grow Your Own Club Day really inspire me. It’s always great to see kids enjoying themselves. They represent the future of our sport and it’s fantastic that they will have the superb new pitch to hone their skills on. We were signing T shirts, a few hockey sticks and balls throughout the day, we had a great time.”
Nick Rudgard, President of Alderley Edge Hockey Club said: “It has been a long but ultimately very rewarding journey to build our new pitch at The Edge Hockey Centre.
"The club is very grateful to all those who have contributed to its planning, funding and construction, and we hope that it will prove to be a significant asset to the local community.
"The England Hockey Board has helped us to lay on a huge amount of hockey related activity on the day and we were delighted so many people came down to join in the celebration.It was a super day of sport at the Club with children able to play not only hockey but also cricket tennis and squash.”
Alex Teasdale, National Manager for Clubs & Facilities at the England Hockey Board, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to support a club like Alderley Edge, which has done incredibly well over the past few years. Far from being the end of a long process, the opening of the new pitch signifies the start of the next chapter in the club’s story. As our national ‘Club of the Season’, Alderley Edge is a leading example to hundreds of other hockey clubs up and down the country.”
The Club Day featured activities at Alderley Edge Cricket Club on Moss Lane and the new Edge Hockey Centre pitch. As well as dedicated coaching clinics for children, two Back to Hockey sessions were held for women looking for a gentle introduction or re-introduction to hockey. There was also the opportunity to try Rush Hockey, hockey’s new fast paced 4 or 5-a-side format.
The Alderley Edge ‘Grow Your Own’ Club Day was an amazing success with The Club's Mens 1st team winning 7-0 against local rivals Stockport Bramhall in the EHB Trophy match. The quality of the new pitch and facility design was praised by both sets of players.
First match played on THE EDGE. Sunday 16th October.
The Girls under 18's played Wakefield in the EHB knockout Competition on Sunday 16th October, a week ahead of the official opening on Sunday 23rd October.
Above: AEHC UNDER 18's Girls team, played the first match at THE EDGE HOCKEY CENTRE.