The GoCrea8 Hockey League
The GoCrea8 Hockey League

The GoCrea8 Hockey League




Follow Us on Twitter

GoCrea8

News & Diary

Diary Items to Note

24th April 201719:30South Area Meeting @ Okehampton Pavilion (Okehampton H.C.) EX20 1GE
Representatives from all South area clubs are expected to attend, failure to do so will incur penalties for the following season.
25th April 201719:30North Area Meeting @ Old Bristolians Clubhouse, Failands, Bristol. BS8 3TQ
Representatives from all North area clubs are expected to attend, failure to do so will incur penalties for the following season.
26th April 201719:30South Wales Area Meeting @ The Haywain, Coychurch Road, Brackla, Bridgend, CF31 2AP
Representatives from all South Wales area clubs are expected to attend, failure to do so will incur penalties for the following season.
10th May 2017League committee meeting @ The Hankridge Arms, Hankridge Way, Riverside Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2LR

Latest News

23rd MarArea Meetings - Your Attendance is required!

The end of season Area Meetings are about to take place on 24th,25th & 26th April. Each club must be represented at one of the Area Meetings. Failure to do so WILL incur penalties to a club for the following season if a club is not represented!
24th April, South Area Meeting: Okehampton Pavilion (home of Okehampton H.C.) EX20 1GE
25th April, North Area Meeting: Old Bristolians Club House, Failand BS8 3TQ
26th April, South wales Area Meeting:The Haywain Colychurch Rd. Brackla Bridgend CF31 2AT

19th MarRobinsons are League Champions!

Many congratulations to Robinsons who are League Champions for 2016-2017 and will join the Mens Hockey League next season. We wish them all the very best.

10th JanBad weather postponements

With the possibility of night time sub zero temperatures in prospect for the coming weekend and snow in places, clubs are reminded of Rule 11.2 and to ensure early pitch inspections are carried out. If matches are to be postponed, please inform your opposition earlier, rather than later and don't forget the umpires! As ever, if you have any queries, please contact your area secretary.

Rule 11.2

The home team should follow the following procedure.

a) The home liaison officer should ascertain from the visiting team the latest time of notification of cancellation, i.e. when the visiting ream intends to depart for the pitch venue. If it is clearly earlier than the above time that the pitch will be unfit due to weather, the visiting side and umpires should be informed immediately.

b) It is the responsibility of the home team to inspect the pitch prior to the above mentioned departure time. The liaison officer and/or a representative of the home side should do this. A realistic view must be taken at this stage. If the pitch is unfit and is likely to remain so, the game should be postponed and reported as such under Rule 11.4(a).

2nd Jan

Aberystwyth Uni A team have withdrawn from the League, all results in concerning this team have been removed from De Cymru 2

11th Nov (2016)Bristol & West F Withdraw

Bristol & West F team have withdrawn from the League, all results in concerning this team have been removed from West Central 3

26th Aug (2016)Development Leagues

Following the recent success enjoyed by the GB women’s hockey team at the Rio Olympics it is great to see the emergence in Devon and South Wales of Development Leagues to inspire the next generation of hockey players.

The GoCrea8 Hockey league is fully supportive of these new leagues and the clubs who wish to participate in these in parallel with playing in the GoCrea8 league.

We would however ask clubs who compete in both to be aware of, and consider the following –

Requests to postpone or re-arrange GoCrea8 league games because of ‘clashes’ with development league fixtures will not be granted. Clubs should therefore ensure they have adequate player resources before committing to both leagues.

GoCrea8 games which have to be moved to a Sunday (because of legitimate postponements such as poor weather) are subsequently highly likely to clash with development league games. Again clubs must be in a position to proceed on the stipulated re-arranged date as due consideration of there being a development league fixture that day WILL NOT be taken into account by the area secretary.

As a league we already face pressure to get fixtures completed on time as there are already exist a number of dedicated “higher priority fixtures” which the league has to work around. This makes it unfeasible to also accommodate development league fixtures.

If you have any queries regarding how your club should consider balancing commitments to the GoCrea8 hockey league and development league fixtures please make early contact with your area secretary.

Interactive System by...
Tex Solutions
www.texsolutions.ltd.uk