Centenary Challenge 2022 Game 1

Greenfriars 2 Whitefriars 1

It’s back! The long awaited Centenary Challenge returned in style as the 2 Nuns’ intraclub teams met for game 1 in the battle for the coveted 100 year old trophy. The Whites started strongly and after a series of attacks, forced a penalty corner. The Greens defenders denied the Whites a clear shot on goal but it the melee, veteran Pat Veasey found the back of net to give the Whites the lead.

Big hearted cricket and hockey players raise money for Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust

Members of Ambleside Cricket Club and Nuneaton Hockey Club recently joined forces to try each others’ sports by staging a charity cricket and hockey match. The matches raised £295 for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust in memory of Mike Farrall, a long and loyal member of the Ambleside Club. Craig Stevens, Cricket Club Chairman said, “We are delighted to have raised some money in Mike’s memory and strengthened our relationship with the hockey club”. Nuneaton Hockey Read more…

Centenary Challenge : The Final

Greenfriars 3 Whitefriars 0 Despite COVID 19, the Whites and Greens faced each 14 times over the 2020/21 season. With both teams equal on points, game 15 was chosen as the final for the 100 year old trophy. Both teams started the match strongly and the first quarter passed with no advantage to either side. At the restart, the Greens quickly established their dominance, piling on the pressure and forcing some desperate action from the Read more…

Centenary Challenge Game 12 : Greenfriars 2 Whitefriars 1

With the White’s currently enjoying a narrow lead, it was vital for the Greens to get a result. However, things didn’t immediately go to plan. The Whites started strongest and we’re soon pressuring the Greens defence. Some smart passing play from Isaac Hiatt and Alex Harcourt gave Charlie Baker a shooting opportunity which he slammed home in style to give the Whites the lead. With so much at stake, the Greens were soon back in Read more…

‘Centenary Challenge Game 11 : Whitefriars 3 Greenfriars 2’

With all square in the competition, both teams were looking for a win in game 11 of the Centenary Trophy.   The Greens started strongly and piled the pressure onto the Whites.  Their efforts were soon rewarded with a penalty corner which was fired into the net by Liam Spiller.  The Whites immediately fought back and were soon awarded a penalty flick following a deliberate foot in the D. First time goal keeper Oz Yasin was Read more…

‘Centenary Challenge Game 10 : Whitefriars 1 Greenfriars 2’

With one game separating the two teams, this match promised to be a close one and it didn’t disappoint. Both teams attacked relentlessly from the push back but it was the Whites who took the lead with a blistering short corner strike from Alex Harcourt. Undaunted, the Greens fought back, winning a string of penalty corners with Liam Spiller equalling the score with a perfect strike from the top of the D. With all square at half-time, both teams Read more…

‘Centenary Challenge Game 9 : Whitefriars 1 Greenfriars 1’

After 8 hotly contested games and only one win separating the intraclub teams, the Greenfriars were looking to level the series this week. The Whitefriars, for their part we’re looking to extend their lead after a run of poor form. The scene was set then for a cracking encounter and the game did not disappoint. Both teams started well with end-to-end attacking play, but it was the Greens who found the net first. A well worked penalty Read more…

‘Centenary Challenge Game 8 : Greenfriars 4 Whitefriars 1’

With lockdown 3 at an end, the Greenfriars and Whitefriars met again for game 8 in the Centenary Challenge. The Whites started sharply and quickly pressed the Greens goal. Resolute defending kept the Whites at bay until a cracking shot from Fiaaz Vorajee took a deflection from Green’s Captain Kev Chester to find the back of the net. The Greens, undaunted, fought back and found a rapid equaliser through veteran striker Lee Summers. 5 minutes later Read more…

Hockey is BACK

So Hockey is BACK!   We’re easing back gently with InterClub games over the next couple of weeks.  From the 24th we’ll start putting games in place against other local clubs, for the Adults and Badger.    For now the following is taking place and you will have been contacted already regards this coming Saturday.. Wednesday (7th): 6:00 – 7:00 : Junior Training 7:00 – 8:00 : Ladies Training 8:00 – 9:00 : Mens Training Saturday Read more…

‘Centenary Challenge Game 7 : Greenfriars 3 Whitefriars 0’

The first game back after lockdown 2 was eagerly anticipated by both teams. The Greenfriars were desperate to continue their winning streak whilst the Whitefriars, still smarting from their 7 goal hammering in the last game, were set on revenge. Both teams started well with end-to-end attacking play, but it was the Greens who took the lead, a lightening strike from Rob Whittle giving the White’s keeper Martin Kendal no chance. The Greens nearly made it 2-nil following Read more…