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Ravi Ghowry Memorial Tournament

11 months ago By Fran Harvey

Let's pull a RHC team together!

The aim is simple: Celebrate Ravi and raise funds for the charity his family have nominated. More below.

As you know Ravi sadly passed away in 2016. His family nominated CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably, to channel donations in his name. His passing impacted thousands of players and members of the Hockey Family across the world. In tribute to Ravi, giving him the farewell he deserves, and to raise funds for CALM I'd like to invite you to the following event:

Date: 27 May 2017
Venue: Wide Lane, Southampton (SO50 5PE)
Who: Wessex Alumni, Wessex, Gophers Alumni, Reading HC, Fareham HC
What: A (very) friendly tournament, followed by a trip to Clowns & Jesters in the evening

The Details:

This is envisaged as an all day / weekend event, starting at 10am on the Saturday. The event will take place at Wide Lane Sports Ground on the outskirts of Southampton. All are welcome to attend, whether you are participating or not. I'd hope we can raise a minimum of one team per named club, but think we can probably get a few out. The format is yet to be determined, hopefully we can get a six a side event together with multiple teams from each club.

Wessex Clothing have kindly agreed to help produce kit for the occasion so we can raise further funds for CALM, and of course get some great stash which we know Ravi loved! Current plans are to have Wessex Alumni in maroon, current Wessex in yellow, Gophers Alumni in white, Reading HC in light blue and Fareham in black. On the back of each shirt would be "Ghowry 1".

I am assembling a collection of items to either be raffled or auctioned off at the event. Already I have had donations from Olympic Champions Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, Sam Quek and Adidas Hockey amongst others. If you are able to help with this or have any suggestions please message me.

As you surely know photography was close to Ravi's heart and he went on to become a preferred England Hockey photographer, testament to his craft. In light of this please feel free to bring your camera(s) with you and get in to the full spirit of things. I am also hoping to confirm with Wide Lane that we can blue tak some photos Ravi took of us playing up on the wall inside, to create a nice collage of his work.

Galvanised Hockey and The Hockey Paper have both agreed to cover this event. If you attend and do not wish to feature in footage please alert myself and any photographers / videographers.

Children are welcome by the way.

This is in the early stages of planning still so please feel free to contribute any ideas, the more the merrier!

Confirmed Raffle / Auction Donations
- Tickets to an England Hockey event (details TBC)
- Adidas DF24 Hockey Stick
- Donation from Olympic Gold Medalist, GB Hockey Captain, Kate Richardson-Walsh
- Donation from Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Richardson-Walsh
- Donation from Olympic Gold Medalist Sam Quek
- Actual playing shirt of Welsh Hockey senior international Rhodri Furlong
- Opro Gumguards

For more information please contact Georgia Boother ( Ladies Club captain )

Updated 22:07 - 30 May 2017 by Liz Spencer

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Sat 27 Jan
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League TBC
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Men's 5 Ealing Lions 1
League 10:30
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Ladies Riots Sonning Ladies 3s
League 10:30
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League 10:40
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League 11:00
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League 12:00
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League 12:00
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Friendly 13:00
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League 13:30
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Ladies Rockets Thame 1
League 13:30
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Men's 4 Harrow 1
League 14:00
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Ladies Rogues Windsor 2
League 14:00
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Men's 3 Aylesbury 1
League 15:00
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League 15:00
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Rascals Thame 2
League 16:30
Sun 28 Jan
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BOYS U16 SQUAD Reading Hockey Club
Friendly TBC
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Girls U10 Ravens Teddington
Tournament 09:00
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GIRLS U16 SQUAD Training
Training 10:15
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GIRLS U14 SQUAD TRAINING
Training 10:30
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Girls U12 Rev'its Oxford U12G
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Girls U16 Reelers Guildford Girls U16C
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Girls U16 Revels Phoenix and Ranelagh U16G
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Ladies 3 Oxford Hawkes
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Girls U18 Premier Sevenoaks Girls U18
League 13:45
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Boys U14 Challengers Newbury and Thatcham U14 Boys
League C – C
C
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Boys U12 Mercian 7s Newbury & Thatcham
Friendly 14:15
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League 14:30
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Girls U16 Prem Oxford Hawks U16 Girls
League 14:30
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League 15:30
Sat 3 Feb
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Men's 3 Oxford 2
League TBC
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League TBC
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League 10:00
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Ladies Rockets Oxford Hawks 4
League 10:00
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Men's 4 Eastcote 2
League 11:30
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Rustlers Surbiton Jokers
League 11:30
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League 12:00
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League 12:30
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League 13:00
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League 13:00
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League 13:00
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Ladies Rebels Milton Keynes Ladies 2s
League 14:30
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Ladies Rogues Milton Keynes 3
League 14:30
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Rascals Oxford 9
League 16:30
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Ladies 1 Team Bath Buccs
League 16:30

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