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Get to know your Committee!!

Harvey Terry14 Aug 2023 - 23:00
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Barnes Hockey Club Newsletter - August 2023 by James Shaw

The following is an extract from the Barnes Hockey Club newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here!

The 2023 Committee consists of 20 Committee Members that tirelessly volunteer their time to help maintain, improve, and grow this special Club.

Zoe Corney - Committee Secretary
Zoe is the anomaly of our team as she does not play hockey, Zoe is the mother of Women’s 3’s Goalkeeper Mia. Zoe became club secretary in 2021.

Linda Lonsdale - Fixtures, outside hires & membership manager
Linda has been a member at Barnes for 50 years playing for the first team. She was the former chairman of the club at one point but now retired from playing she still umpires some of the women’s games.

Jenny George - Club captain, running the junior section
Jenny is a member of the club for around 25 years and has captained the ladies’ team for a couple of seasons. Now retired from play Jenny looks after the junior section of the club and has been part of the committee for over ten years.

Tom Ward – Community Amateur Sports Club Administrator
Tom played many years for Barnes before retiring, has been captain of the men’s First team, and has worked in many of the club’s administrative positions. He is responsible for turning the Hockey Club into a Community Amateur Sports Club. He is also a member of the sub-committees covering club development and coaching.

Charlotte Nickels – Club treasurer
Just recently promoted with the 4’s last season, Charlotte has been a member at Barnes since 2019. Before that a member of the Sheffield Bankers and the Richmond junior team.

Jonathan Peplow – Director of Barnes sports club
A first-team player in the 80’s and 90’s he captained the 1's for three seasons. Jon has played eight seasons for the Accidentals as well as 18 seasons for the Veterans XI. His career with the veterans has seen him selected for England's Over-60 team and he has recently returned with a gold medal from Spain. Jon is also a former chairman of the club.

Elizabeth Ammon – head of sponsorship and operations
Known as Lizzy in the clubhouse, a versatile player who captained the 7's to the title undefeated last season. Lizzy has been a member of Barnes for 20 years and it was the first time Lizzy has ever been promoted as a player.

Laura Swaine – Ladies club captain
Joined Barnes 11 years ago, Laura is currently the Ladies club captain. Her career has seen her progress through the ranks, she has previously played for the 3's and 2's and even captained both teams in the past.

George Ashton – Men’s Club Captain
A Welsh international hockey player at under-16, under-18 and under-21 levels George has represented Barnes and their first team since 2019. He has joined the 2's team for this season as captain, where he looks to follow on from Dave Mason’s fine work last season.

Harvey Terry – recruitment lead for men’s teams
Harvey has been part of the club from a young age and has represented every team making his Accidentals debut in 2014 in their inaugural season and a year later starting for the 1's.

David George – Pitch development and maintenance
Known as DG, David has played for Barnes’ first and second teams before becoming captain of the Accidentals, the men’s development team, and the Veterans team. This season will see the arrival of a brand-new electronic scoreboard thanks to DG.

Sophia Nall – Social Sec
Sophia has been at Barnes for two years now and is a member of the Women’s 4's who got promoted as champions. Her career has seen her play previously at Reading and Henley. She will be organising some of our fantastic events across the season.

Charlie Bowman – Social media manager, website manager, and branding
A regular of the Barnes Women’s first team Charlie has been at the club for a decade. Loves the club and Barnes especially the welcoming family vibe, the yellow tent, and the new toilets at the pitch. One of her favourite matches was the famous victory in the cup against Surbiton.

Jess Ward – General Committee Member
Has been a member of the Barnes since 2004 and plays with the Women’s 4's, she was captain for three seasons and has spent four years as social sec. Spent the last season helping the team win the title.

James Griggs – General Committee Member
A stalwart Central Midfielder for 3’s last season he will join the newly formed 4’s team. He joined Barnes in 2021 before that his career peaked at the age of 11 when he became a national champion with Canterbury.

Katie Bartlett - Communications & General Committee Member
A member at BHC and the Women's 4s for 5 years - with a stint as Captain. Looking to make a comeback this year after a season out injured. Katie has written the Barnes Newsletter for the past 3 years and supports the social media, website and branding.

James Shaw - newsletter writer
I Joined Barnes last season, playing hockey for the first time in my life and now decided that I would like to keep you all informed of what is happening this coming season at the club.

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