Charity total - £2378
Coventry Haven - £1,408.91
Other charities (Movember and LWS Night Shelter) - £970
This term at UWMXDHC we have well and truly immersed ourselves into charitable endeavours. Before term started a group of us took on a sponsored Snowdon climb and got us off to a great start for our charity Coventry Haven raising £876!
As term began, returners made the most of the last tendrils of summer and turned our hands to gardening, volunteering for Age UK at the Campion School by doing some community gardening to help create a space for elderly people with dementia as well as the eco-club at the school.
Week 5 rolled around and we decided to spice our fundraising up a bit by hosting a charity MarioKart tournament on the Big Screen! Playing from Terrace Bar, we invited anyone and everyone to come and donate £2 to have a race for charity. It was slightly surreal experience but everyone had a blast and we raised £207!
Next we fancied a bit more volunteering, this time for LWS Night Shelter, and a few of us took to the night and organised a cloakroom for Bootsncats at Zephyr Lounge, raising £60!
As November rolled around, the challenge of Movember to raise money for men’s health was irresistible for 4 of our boys. Tommy, Sarban, Nick and Luke blew expectations out of the water, running very impressive social media campaigns and proving that social media fundraising is powerful! The 4 of them alone raised an unbelievable £910, placing the Mixed Hockey team 5th in the Warwick rankings. Special mention to Tommy for raising £424 alone and placing 2nd in the individual Warwick rankings!!!!
Our last fundraising event of the term came in the form of our beloved Old Boys Freshers Pledges. Shoutout to the 7 brave freshers - Holly, Tom, Oli, Joe, Eve, Kat and Oscar who put forth embarrassing stories and beautiful smiles to be bidded for the services they’ve pledged by the returning Old Boys to be their Bar Bitches or Caddies. Massive thanks to the Old Boys who came prepared to donate - amazing total of £324!
Our final effort of the term was in the form of canned goods and non-perishables - a very heavy bag for life of which our freshers donated to the Great Give Warwick drive for surrounding homeless charities. Thanks to the generous freshers for that!
I am so proud of everyone’s efforts and passion this term for charity and can’t wait to keep organising some funky events for people to get stuck into next term! To give you a flavour - we’re doing a January ‘Give Up’ Challenge, our annual Charity Pub Quiz, a charity collab week with Mixed Netball and Mixed Lacrosse, a charity Karaoke / Open Mic night, and an awareness campaign for Coventry Haven!
Domestic Tour Roundup 2018
After almost 4 weeks of spreading rumors that domestic tour 2018 was going to Bath, Liverpool, Plymouth, and various other UK locations, 39 of us hopped on a coach heading for the one and only Cardiff.
The weekend started as we checked into the hostel, hydrated ourselves with some refreshing grape juice and took off to Pryzm for the night.
On Saturday morning we had breakfast at the local spoons (obviously) and those who didn’t need extra beauty sleep visited the national museum in Cardiff, where we soaked up the history and culture- or if you were Nick complained about being tired the whole time and fell asleep in the children’s area.
We regrouped for a much-needed lunch at PizzaExpress and headed back to the hostel for tour circle, chaired by Ganney, Gigi and special appearances from me. Our theme was ‘noughties’ and our members did not disappoint with their costumes, with outrageous wigs, a lot of effort, and more face paint than a year 6 disco (beats most of my pop costumes which consist of a piece of paper pinned to a t shirt).
We then made our way to Soda, Cardiff, which I had been informed was an honorable student location for their version of circle. Imagine my dismay when it turns out that on weekends it’s the Cardiff version of House in Leamington, the drinks are expensive, and there are people in suits, dresses and heels who are definitely judging us for our jeans and a nice top look. Regardless, we had a lovely night, and all made it back to the hostel in one piece.
On Sunday morning we groggily made our way to Cardiff Metropolitan university- eager to actually play some hockey. Although we were late, hungover, had no keeper or keeper kit, Cardiff Met were super nice to us and seemed pretty enthusiastic at the idea of a mixed match. They lent us a keeper kit-which we later found out belonged to an international German player- and had the debacle of who was going to play keeper. With the words “Rads, do it, it’ll be funny” the decision was made and yours truly fumbled their way into the kit. The first half went pretty poorly, we were down 3-0 and decided the best course of action was probably for someone who can actually defend properly to be in goal, so Billy took one for the team and replaced me.
Although we didn’t win- in fact we conceded another two goals- the team stayed strong and Seb scored us a spirit-lifting goal. To be perfectly honest, it was a solid effort from a team that were hydrating themselves with shots 9 hours earlier and at the end of the day, we had fun and that’s what matters.
We then trekked to a pub which seemed to be in the middle of nowhere to wait for the coach to take us home. The coach ended up arriving 3 hours late, but this wasn’t a problem as the locals in the pub took it upon themselves to provide entertainment such as arm wrestles and press up challenges, with everyone keeping spirits high with the classic UWMXDHC chants every now and again.
The stress of organizing tour and keeping track of 38 students was like no other but weekend we had was definitely worth it. Special shout out to the exec for being absolute stars. I can’t wait to see what international tour brings.
Peace, Hugs and Tour Love,
Hi everyone! As you are all aware, the Christmas break has arrived. You should already have realised that this means there won’t be any matches for the next few weeks. With that in mind, the following is a brief roundup of the key stats so far this year!
MOST CLEAN SHEETS (DEF or GK only):
1= Ben Hunter (1)
Maisie Winter (1)
Emma Lees (1)
Eve Clarke (1)
Lydia Johnson (1)
Billy Arnold (1)
MOST GOALS SCORED:
1. Charlie Weston (7 from 4 games = 1.75 goals/game)
2. Luke Reynolds (3 from 4 games = 0.75 goals/game)
3= James Anderson (2 from 2 games = 1 goal/game)
Seb Sander (2 from 3 games = 0.67 goals/game)
5. Alex Schumacher (1 from 1 game = 1 goal/game)
Tom Rice (1 from 2 games = 0.5 goals/game)
Eddie Ayoub (1 from 3 games = 0.33 goals/game)
George Campkin (1 from 4 games = 0.25 goals/game)
Lydia Johnson (1 from 5 games = 0.2 goals/game)
Nick Metcalfe (1 from 4 games = 0.25 goals/game)
Aaran Somal (1 from 5 games = 0.2 goals/game)
Ella Ralli (1 from 6 games = 0.17 goals/game)
1. Aaran Somal (2)
2= Billy Arnold (1)
Chris Wright (1)
Ery Rizly (1)
Luke Reynolds (1)
Lydia Johnson (1)
Tommy Kew (1)
Katarina Hutchin (1)
Seb Sander (1)
DICK OF THE DAY:
1. Nick Metcalfe (2)
2= Charlie Weston (1)
Izzy Grint (1)
Lydia Johnson (1)
Matthew Pledge (1)
Tommy Kew (1)
▪️ Lydia Johnson is now fully qualified to umpire!
▪️ Radhika Urvashi Patel and Billy Arnold have both made their debuts in goal wearing a German international goalkeeper kit
Finally, I'd like to say a massive thank you to Alex Baker, Seb Sander and Tommy Kew for umpiring in matches they could have been playing in!
🌟UWMXDHC vs WARWICK MEDICS🌟
Last night saw us play a rematch against Warwick Medics! After the last close game we were determined to not be beaten, and thanks to some insane team play, we smashed it 🎉
Goals from Charlie (x3, his second hat-trick of the season), Luke (x2), Andy and Lydia we finished the game with a stunning score of 7-2. 😱🏑
MVP to Luke for consistent great play and helping out in every position, and big thank you to James from the Medics team who played wonderfully in goal for us 💗