Archives for the ‘L1’ Category

Ladies Coach Announcement:

By helenritchie • Jun 22nd, 2014 • Category: Home Page, L1, News

Reading Hockey Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Merijn van Willigen as the Ladies 1s Head Coach. Merijn joins us following five successful years as Director of Coaching at Havant Hockey Club. He is an England Hockey centrally contracted coach, and he has also coached Welsh national teams (U18 Boys and U21 Women) [...]



The current state of Hockey within the UK

By Reading Hockey Club • May 30th, 2014 • Category: Home Page, L1, M1, News

Shane Ryan went to visit a host of clubs, including Reading across the UK to investigate the issues checking on the current health of hockey, to find out how it compares in other countries and where its future lies, both at the top and bottom of the game. Published on 29 May 2014, this is [...]



Reading 3 – Clifton 1

By Reading Hockey Club • Mar 16th, 2014 • Category: Home Page, L1, Match Reports

8th March 2014 This weekend saw the top four teams in action against each other, Reading were taking on Clifton who had been dubbed the ‘Silent Assassins’ after their recent good form. The spoils had been shared during the previous encounter between the two sides, but this time the Ding were on home soil and [...]



Sutton Coldfield 3 – Reading 5

By Reading Hockey Club • Mar 16th, 2014 • Category: L1, Match Reports

March 1st 2014 After the previous weekends indoor exploits in Lithuania, Reading were back outdoors, travelling up to the Midlands to take on Sutton Coldfield. The Ding were looking to keep the pressure on league leaders Canterbury and therefore required all three points from the fixture. Reading started extremely brightly, with Maguire and Wilkinson controlling [...]



A Lithuanian Adventure- EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy 2014

By Reading Hockey Club • Mar 5th, 2014 • Category: Home Page, L1, Match Reports, News

Day One Reading’s EuroHockey Indoor campaign kicked off against the Turkish team Kecioren Baglum SC. Reading started slowly and struggled to break down the extremely deep defence of Kecioren. However, Reading were the first to break the deadlock, through Helen Richardson-Walsh who calmly placed the ball past the onrushing keeper. Kecioren posed a threat in [...]



Maxinutrition Hockey5s Champions

By Reading Hockey Club • Feb 13th, 2014 • Category: Home Page, L1, Match Reports

The Blue Army were out in force, their destination Wembley Arena to see the Reading Ladies take on Bowdon Hightown. The prize up for grabs: the possibility of being crowned Maxinutrition Hockey5s Champions. The atmosphere in the arena was fantastic; the part of the crowd wearing blue was buzzing and the girls didn’t disappoint them. [...]



Reading Hockey Teams Up With “Dream It Believe It Achieve It”

By Reading Hockey Club • Jan 31st, 2014 • Category: Home Page, L1, M1, News

Reading Hockey, one of the leading hockey clubs in Europe, has today announced a new partnership agreement with the charity “Dream It Believe It Achieve It” (DBA). The club recently embarked upon a new sponsorship drive aimed at enhancing the ability of their men’s and ladies teams to compete at the highest level in Europe [...]



Reading Ladies 1 Clifton 1

By Reading Hockey Club • Nov 4th, 2013 • Category: L1, Match Reports

Match Report from Ladies 1′s v Clifton on October 26th Reading’s previous outing saw the team secure yet another excellent victory over Sutton Coldfield. However this weeks contest against Clifton, a side unbeaten thus far in the Investec Premier League, were undoubtedly going to prove a tougher test. Both teams started brightly, and a fast [...]



Defending Masterclass

By Reading Hockey Club • Oct 23rd, 2013 • Category: Events, Home Page, L1, News

Want to learn how to defend from the best in the business? Join Reading Ladies first XI on Friday 8th November for an exciting Masterclass! With an interactive pitch session and tips from top British athletes our Masterclass caters for coaches and players alike! The session will be led by internationals Kate Walsh and Emily [...]



Ladies win again…

By Reading Hockey Club • Oct 5th, 2013 • Category: Home Page, L1, Match Reports, News

After a resounding victory last time out over Olton, Reading were keen to continue their winning ways against newly promoted Beeston, a side sure to provide a stern test. The team welcomed back newly weds Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, along with the Mediterranean sunshine that had appeared to have followed them home. Reading started brightly [...]