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News & Diary

Diary Items to Note

26th September 201819:30League Committee Meeting @ The Hankridge Arms, Hankridge Way, Riverside Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2LR
29th September 2018Start of Scheduled League Dates
21st November 201819:30League Comittee Meeting @ The Hankridge Arms, Hankridge Way, Riverside Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2LR
8th December 2018End of first half of the League Season
12th January 2019Start of Second half of the League Season
6th February 201919:30League Committee Meeting @ The Hankridge Arms, Hankridge Way, Riverside Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2LR
20th March 201919:30League Committee Meeting @ The Hankridge Arms, Hankridge Way, Riverside Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2LR
23rd March 2019End of Scheduled League Dates
29th April 201919:30South Area Meeting
30th April 201919:30North Area Meeting
1st May 201919:30South Wales Area Meeting
8th May 2019League Committee Meeting @ The Hankridge Arms, Hankridge Way, Riverside Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2LR

Latest News

9th JulRevised Promotion/Relegation

When the changes to promotions and relegations at the end of the 2018/19 season, due to the expansion of the English National League, were discussed at the Area meetings some valid points were made that were then discussed by the League Committee.

Our original proposal showed no relegations from the Premiership and Championship but after further consideration, and given that all other Tiers would see teams relegated albeit in reduced numbers, it was felt that similar principles should apply at the top two Tiers in order to ensure that all teams have the potential for relegation.

The revised statement shows one relegation from the Premiership and two relegations from the Championship with additional teams being promoted to fill the gaps meaning the 5th placed team in the Championship will be promoted as will the 3rd placed teams in Conference North and South. Promoting two additional teams from the Conference divisions is also in line with the additional promotions from the Tiers above.

21st JunNew sponsorship agreement with Verde Recreo

The West of England and South Wales Hockey League are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Verde Recreo, specialists in artificial sports surfaces. Bath-based Verde Recreo has been appointed the League’s flagship sponsor. As of 1st July 2018, the League will be renamed “The Verde Recreo Hockey League”.
Verde Recreo has built a solid reputation in the South West for the design, build and maintenance of award-winning sports facilities. The business is committed to creating exceptional spaces to support all levels of play, from grass roots to professional standard.
League Chairman, Terry Cook comments: “We selected Verde Recreo as the League’s new sponsor because of the genuine commitment they demonstrate and the clear benefits they bring, to the sport and individual players, through the service and application of their excellent play surfaces and pitches. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank GoCrea8 Hockey camps for their support over the last three years and wish Matt and his company all the best moving forward".
Verde Recreo - Managing Director, James Jenkins adds “ We are really proud to be associated with the West of England and South Wales Hockey League. We are not only committed to the sport but also to building and maintaining strong collaborative relationships and local partnerships in and around the South-West. We have a keen focus on supporting local clubs and we welcome the opportunity to give something meaningful back to the sport. We all look forward to a lasting relationship with the League and to supporting the development of hockey in the South West and Wales.“
Verde Recreo’s involvement and sponsorship will ensure all clubs in the league benefit from ongoing low subscriptions rates, as well as a dedicated website and results service. In addition the team at Verde Recreo will be on hand to offer expertise on funding options, planning issues, surface renovation and maintenance and replacement.
www.verderecreo.co.uk

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3rd Jun2018/19 Season Fixtures

Fixtures for the forthcoming season are now available to view

1st JunSwansea Hockey Club

Please note that Swansea City Hockey Club and Swansea University Hockey Club have agreed to merge to form a new club that will be called Swansea Hockey Club. The team placements show this change.

1st JunTeam Placements 2018/19 season

Teams in their divisions are now available to view, go to information and downloads

10th May2018/19 Season League Dates

League dates for the 2018/19 season are now available to view, see Forthcoming events at the bottom of this page

29th AprPromotion for Exeter University

Congratulations to Exeter University on their promotion to the top flight of the Mens Hockey League. Doing our League proud!

29th AprPlacings for 2018-2019

Now that the MHL relegation matches are complete, we can work on the placings for the 2018-2019 season. The finalised placings should be available following the committee meeting on May 9th.

21st Sep (2017)Club Expenses/Discounts Etc.

As reported at the Area Meetings the League committee have now paid traveling expenses to clubs who qualified for payments. Clubs which also incurred NO penalties last season have also benefited this season with a reduction of Affiliation fees.......Well done to those clubs!

Please remember that there is also a discount for clubs who include the GoCrea8 Logo on the front page of their websites, please send a copy of the front page of your club website to the League Administrator to qualify for this discount for next season!

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