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The Lines All Go Up

The club has come a long way since Sawston Men’s Hockey Club – followed shortly afterwards by the Ladies’ club – was forced in the mid-90s to relocate from the village playing fields into the city in order to play its games on the newly-mandatory astroturf surface, later changing its name to reflect its new ...

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Season 2019-2020 - Shortened But Still Very Sweet

What an unforgettable season, but just in case you are tempted to forget let’s summarise:

  • Ten senior league teams ALL ACHIEVING BEST EVER finishing positions in their respective leagues.
  • THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS and a PROMOTION. Once again…a record.
  • Two more teams waiting in the wings to join leagues next season (hopefully).
  • One amazing friendly, growing, successful ...

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South's triumphant Boys' U10s after a great day's hockey
South's triumphant Boys' U10s after a great day's hockey

After the Girls’ U10s finished runners-up in their debut tournament two weeks’ ago, this Sunday was the turn of our new Boys’ U10 side at their ‘In2 Hockey’ county championship at the Cambridge University Sports Ground.

Our first match was against Saffron Walden. This was a tough match and we narrowly lost when Saffron Walden ...

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The team with their silver medals and big smiles - well played!
The team with their silver medals and big smiles - well played!

Marking another first for the club’s ever-growing junior section, Cambridge South debuted its Girls’ U10 7-a-side team at the In2 Hockey Club Championships on Sunday, the first team from the club to have featured in this competition.

The Cambridgeshire county round for the Girls’ U10s took place at the University Sports Ground on Wilberforce Road ...

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Cambridge South hosted a round robin of matches at Long Road between U8, U10 and U12 teams from South, Newmarket and Cambridge Nomads on Sunday 2 February.

Thank you Kendra for organising this day so well! The fixture timetable, logistics, team assignments, junior umpires and coffee man all worked especially well. Here are a few ...

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Some of the Cambridge South Hockey Club Juniors who played at Newmarket on 17th November 2019
Some of the Cambridge South Hockey Club Juniors who played at Newmarket on 17th November 2019

This blog is courtesy of Bhav, Rob and the other coaches who attended…

The setting…
It’s October… Our juniors had plans to play at Wisbech…but too much rain came our way! NO MATCHES! :-(

It’s November… It was cold but sunshine greeted South’s U8, U10 and U12 sides in Newmarket. The facilities were great, we saw ...

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What Lies Beneath

Ok, so you've got your new club playing strip and are raring to go for the start of the season. Your kit feels great and uses smart, modern, technical fabrics designed to aid performance and keep you comfortable while playingbut does what you wear beneath match up to the same standards?

For those looking for ...

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© Jean-François Beauséjour. This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
© Jean-François Beauséjour. This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

What does it mean to be a part of a team or a club, and what attitudes and values enable a group to thrive? An article by a New Zealand All Blacks rugby coach has some interesting insights, which are relevant to anyone who wants to help build a positive club culture.

Alongside the technical skills, physical ability, tactical ...

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A cursory glance at the CSHC records shows Bhav Virdi, current L4s-L5s coach and M1s player leading the Naughty Step. Recording 4 yellow cards and 9 green is no mean feat across a span of 11 seasons, although a certain Mr Bailey may well surpass this in what will be only his 2nd season at ...

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