HOCKEY SUPER SUNDAY Saving best for last in #MHLWest

Southgate keeper Allan Dick in action. Image courtesy & copyright SIMON PARKERToday is England Hockey League Men’s Conference West’s version of super Sunday – with promotion and relegation issues still in the balance.

Thoughts that Cardiff & Met would claim their third title in a row have been put on hold by a 2-2 draw at home to relegation haunted Indian Gymkhana while Team Bath Buccs bounced back from their recent poor form to beat University of Birmingham 2-1.


WOMENS HOCKEY Clifton Ladies vs Reading tomorrow

clifton ladies hockey club badgeClifton Ladies Hockey Club return to top flight England Hockey League action tomorrow.

Second placed Clifton resume their Investec Women’s Hockey Premier Division programme at home to seventh placed Reading at the University of Bristol’s Coombe Dingle Sports Complex knowing victory would put them level on points with leaders Surbiton at the start of 2015.


SW HOCKEY No regional mid-term rules change

international hockey actionRegional hockey leagues have informed members clubs that new International Hockey Federation (FIH) rules will not be implemented mid-season.

The men's West of England & South Wales Hockey League issued a statement saying: “In recent weeks, the FIH has announced some changes to the Rules of Hockey with effect from 1st January 2015.


WOMENS HOCKEY Clifton Ladies head into 2015 on high

els mansell celebrates scoring picture courtesy & copyright Andrew SmithTitle chasing Clifton Ladies Hockey Club resume their Investec Women’s Premier programme at home to Reading on Saturday January 31 at the University of Bristol’s Coombe Dingle Sports Complex (1300).

Clifton head into the mid-season annual Christmas break placed second in the England Women’s top flight just three points behind unbeaten leaders Surbiton, the only side to beat them this season.


SW HOCKEY Davis Wood League starts today

The 2014-15 men’s Davis Wood-sponsored West of England & South Wales Hockey League season starts today.
Plymouth Marjon men’s first team face a testing opening weekend with a Premiership trip to ambitious Bristol club Firebrands (Clifton College 1400) followed swiftly by tomorrow's home England Hockey Men’s Cup second round tie against national league side Team Bath Buccaneers at the University of St Mark & St John (1230).


COUNTY HOCKEY South West trio through to semis

men's hockey county championship action courtesy & copyright Tom Haigh photographyGloucestershire are eyeing promotion to the England Hockey men’s county championships top tier after clinching a B division semi-final place.

Pool three runners-up Gloucestershire meet pool four winners Norfolk in the B Division semi-finals at Old Loughtonians Hockey Club, Chigwell today at 1300.


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