The REAL Battle of Bosworth Centenary Challenge Game 4

On the 22nd of August 1485 King Richard III lost both his crown and his life to Henry Tudor at the battle of Bosworth. This may well have been one of the most decisive battles in Bristish history but its historical significance was completely overshadowed by the real battle of Bosworth fought 535 years later at the Dixie Grammer School Astro pitch.  Much more than the crown of England was at stake as the Whitefriars met Read more…

VIRTUAL OLYMPIANS BATTLE FOR GOLD ON THE BBC

2 contestants. One aim. To win gold on the BBC’s virtual Olympic quiz.  One contestant was a top performing, elite athlete, known throughout the hockey world for skill and dexterity – the other was Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE.            (Ok, Helen may have 293 caps for Great Britain, a Gold medal, an MBE and two surnames, but Pat Veasey has a 25m swimming certificate,  a cycling proficiency badge and once got a prize for full attendance Read more…

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Today, England Hockey advised that all club hockey be suspended until further notice. That means our training sessions on Wednesdays, league games and Badgers on Saturdays and Junior hockey on Sunday will be postponed.  Naturally we regret having to take this action but we have to respect the guidance of our governing body. There’s no ban on jogging however, so keep you fitness up, stay safe and watch this space!

‘Centenary Challenge Game 3 : Whitefriars 1 Greenfriars 1’

Super Sunday It was indeed a Super Sunday for game 3 of the Centenary Challenge with a record 32 players turning out for the two competing teams. With the Whitefriars leading the series 2 games to nil, the Greenfriars were desperate for a win. However, it was the Whites who started strongest pinning the Greens into their own half. The continued pressure  paid off and a well worked short corner gave Oz Yasin the chance to slam Read more…

‘Centenary Challenge Game 2 : Whitefriars 3 Greenfriars 1’

Whitefriars 3 Greenfriars 1 With the festive season approaching would it be a White Christmas or a Green day in the second intra-club game? With the Whites currently ahead in the series, the Greens were keen to square the account. Both teams started well but it was White’s Captain, Pat Veasey who received an early Christmas present, a gift wrapped pass from young Sam Bennett, allowing Veasey to slam the ball under the diving Scott Denny and Read more…

Nuns take to the airwaves

Nuns’ Nic Cusack and Patrick Veasey took to the airwaves as the BBC’s Club of week with radio star Lorna Bailey. The duo talked about the club, its history and ethos and laid down a cheeky challenge to Lorna herself to turn out for a game. Will she take the challenge? Tune in later and see.

‘Centenary Challenge 2019/20 : Game 1 : Whitefriars 4 Greenfriars 3’

Nuneaton Hockey Club’s Centenary Challenge kicked off in dramatic style with a 4 – 3 win for the Whitefriars. The Whites dominated the first half with two excellent goals from young Issac Hiatt.      The Greens fought back hard in the second half to lower the deficit, but were narrowly beaten.  Both teams played with excellent spirit epitomised by the two goal keeping dads. Martin Kendal and Scott Denny deserve a special mention. Both players made their goalkeeping debut Read more…

Nuneaton Badgers go from strength to strength

Khalsa 3 Nuneaton 2 Nuneaton  Badgers put on a sterling performance on Saturday away to a strong Khalsa side. Despite going down by 3 goals in the first half they battled on to reduce the deficit with 2 goals from striker Sam Cooper. Despite the final score line, the Nuneaton youngsters dominated much of the play.  Coaches Jamie Freeguard and Josh Pennington were delighted with the team’s performance and their continued improvement.