Here's a lovely picture of some of our boys, Sarban, Tommy, Luke and Nick, showing off their moustaches (or umm..attempted moustaches) in aid of Mixed Hockey's Movember fundraiser! Movember is a cause dedicated to stopping men from dying too young for varying health reasons, and the boys are letting nature take its course for the whole month to raise money alongside with many other #teamwarwick teams. Get on board and donate via our club page ... if everyone who sees this post donates just a couple of £s, we'll smash our target easily! https://uk.movember.com/mospace/team/
In light of #mentalhealthawarness week, its more vital than ever we start giving visibility and supporting changes to combat mental health crises and suicide rates in the UK. With male suicide making up three quarters of these rates in one year, its more important than ever to raise awareness and support charities such as Movember in making a permanent change to these figures. We hope you'll join us in helping to make this a healthier and happier world 🖤❤ #reshapingsport #movember
Match report v Oxford Brookes
After the last visit from Brookes I can't say I wasn't nervous, PTSD about Holly's comment was surfacing. Thankfully, Brookes turned up with only 3 players I recognised and a new goalie, things were looking up. Tommy finally decided to turn up to umpire which meant that we were ready to go. We started well but their press was high and the classic loss of a tie between our midfield and defence was our downfall. We conceded 2 goals in the first half, but Alex did take his anger out by hitting one of their players on the head with his stick, so fairs fair I guess. After a good team talk at half time from everyone, mainly talking about working more as a team and working for each other, we set off again and the improvement was great. We started working for each other and our constant fight proved well, with many more opportunities around goal. El turned up for the last 5 mins and did some awesome supporting on the side line (she wanted a mention cause she hasn't been mentioned in all the games she has played in). They managed to score one more goal past us, just for fun I'm sure. We finally managed to score off some great team play between Aaron, Ella, with a great play round the keeper to Tom who smashed it in the goal. Well done to everyone and sorry for the boring match report, even though this was written about 15 minutes after the game I couldn't really remember what happened in it, classic me...
MVP: Aaron for doing an awesome job at holding our centre midfield, with honourable mention going to Tom
DOD: Me, for unsuccessfully taking part in our numerous 16s, you're all welcome
This week we’re making a real effort to learn how we can be a more trans-inclusive club, going beyond the fact that at UWMXDHC we are inclusive of ALL gender identities. Our Welfare sec Saz attended an incredibly helpful @warwicksuofficial Trans in Sport Awareness workshop put on by Alex Lythall, & fed back some key info + pointers to the exec. We’re going to try and normalise stating preferred pronouns - kicking it off with our snazzy new pronoun badges! We also wore pink, blue and white at our Thursday training session to spread awareness!
With Captain Q leading the way we started brightly with an early attempt from Ella just slipping wide. After that however, we spent most of the rest of the half defending (quite magnificently I must say, shout out to the defenders!!). The medics kept probing closer and closer until eventually they managed to get a deflection in the carnage and score. 1-0. We tried to make our mark on the half with forays from Holly and Saz down the wing but unfortunately, we couldn’t quite break them down.
After a rousing halftime chit chat from Tommy and some wise words of wisdom from keeps we headed out with a plan (namely to end the half with more goals than them). The second half went much better and we were able to have lots more attempts on goal, including some tasty reverse shots from El and myself, a gorgeous drive from Tommy from about the halfway through several players and some good shots from Ella (sorry if I forgot anyone it was several days ago now so I’m hazy on details), but unfortunately we could not quite find the back of the net. Our defence remained solid however so the game ended 1-0 to the medics. And that is the ONLY thing of note in the second half, nothing else interesting happened WHATsoever.
MOM: Tommy for some heroic last line defence and sexy drives in attack.
DOD: Yours truly. Apparently if you get cramp (in the first 5 mins of the second half as well ffs) and Charlie says ‘take two minutes’ that doesn’t mean sit down (like in basically any other sport I’ve played). As has now been made quite clear to me, you’re meant to sub off at that point and not sit on the 23m line stretching your calves...you live and you learn I guess.