Nuneaton 1s vs Khalsa leamington 2s

On a warm September Saturday, 11 set out for St Nics Park Warwick with a mixture of youth and experience hopeful for a good start to their pre-season. It started with a few bumps in the road with James Owens locking his kit in his garage and Ady Baker having the wrong shirt, the rest of the afternoon was hopefully going to improve.  Nuneaton started well playing a 4-1-3-2, creating chances but the Khalsa Leamington goalkeeper was Read more…

Nikki Winchester

Sometimes the world can seem a very unfair place, no more so than today as we mourn the loss of Nikki Winchester who died last night aged just 51. “Winnie” as she was affectionately known, bravely struggled with illness for much of her life but never let it get in the way of her beloved hockey. A member of our club for over 30 years she fulfilled many roles: player, Captain, Chair person, but above Read more…

Centenary Challenge Awards

The Whitefrairs and Greenfriars celebrated the historic Centenary Challenge in style at a special awards evening. Both teams were out in force supported by family and friends. Individual awards were presented to; Logan Veasey, (Man of the match) Warwick Byrne, (Academy Player of the year) Aamir Lockhat-Clegg, (Green’s top goal scorer) Harry Whitelegg, (White’s top goal scorer) Ewan Moorcroft, (Green’s Most improved player) Joseph Kendal (White’s Most improved player). The highlight of the ceremony was the Read more…

‘Game 11 : The Centenary Final’

G Whitefriars 3 Greenfriars 1 (Following a penalty shootout) Warwickshire may be famous for William Shakespeare but the drama enacted at Etone on Saturday was “such stuff as dreams are made of,” and would have given the old Bard of Avon a run for his money in the dramatic stakes.  From the opening curtain to the final call, this game had everything; drama, excitement and a genuine cliffhanger ending.  With all square after 10 games Read more…

‘Game 10 : Whitefriars 2 Greenfriars 0’

The Greenfriars came into game 10 of the Centenary Challenge with victory in sight. A win would secure for them the 100 year old trophy, but the Whites were committed to taking the competition to the wire. From the push both teams battled hard to gain the advantage with defence and keepers tested at both ends of the pitch. Although both teams came close, it was the Whites who broke the deadlock, a well worked mid-field Read more…

‘Game 9 : Greenfriars 3 Whitefriars 1’

With the sun beating down on the Etone pitch, game 9 in the Centenary Challenge got underway. With all square in the series so far, both teams were looking to gain the advantage. It was the Greens who found the net first, with Aamir Lockhart-Clegg blasting the ball into the top corner. Undaunted, the White’s pushed for an equaliser but failed to beat the energetic Green’s keeper Matt Pearce. The second half saw the Greens Read more…

The real battle of Hastings

The real battle of Hastings. Nuneaton Benedictines 1 Hasting School 1   Forget all that 1066 stuff, the real battle of Hastings was fought at Etone School when Nuneaton Benedictines badgers team took on Hastings School. The teams, consisting of 3 adults and 8 juniors were well matched and the game promised to be very close. Both sides pushed forward from the start, looking for an early advantage. Hastings drew first blood with a well executed Read more…

‘Game 8 : Greenfriars 1 Whitefriars 0’

Game 8 : Greenfriars 1 Whitefriars 0 Game 8 in the Centenary Challenge Trophy was a ‘must win’ match for the Greens. Behind in the series they were desperate to get back on level terms and fielded their strongest side to date. The effect was instantaneous with the Whites under heavy pressure from the start. The Greens mid-field, pushed forward in wave after wave of well-connected attacks. The White’s defended desperately, literally putting their bodies Read more…

The Summer is Here!

We have lots of activities running across the summer – so don’t think it’s time for a rest. All Club Tournival: April 27th – 10:00 at Etone – friendly hockey for all ages, junior to adult.  You’ll need to let us know if you want to play.  Contact James Pennington Junior Hockey: The last training session runs on Sunday 14th April at Etone – 10:00.  It will be a friendly family session.   We are running Read more…