WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...

July 27, 2020

Despite coronavirus, UWLHC has still been very active throughout lockdown!!

Unfortunately our plans to do the Draycote Water 10K were ruined by corona, but we had a wee rethink and decided to do our own 10K fundraiser at home instead! On May 10th, over 40 of us ran 10K from home for NHS Charities Together. We raised a HUGE £2756 total, all going towards NHS staff and volunteers caring for coronavirus patients around the UK! Massive shoutout to everyone that took part and donated!!

We kept up the running throughout June with the club taking part in Warwick Athletics’ Run for Black Lives Matte...

April 13, 2020

My final term as charities officer for UWLHC before I hand over the reins has been amazing! We started off the new calendar year by celebrating our Freshers at the annual Talent Show. Unfortunately, most teams forgot what ‘talent’ meant, while others (*cough the 4s cough my own team cough*) forgot to show up. However, some shining stars brought us Tik Tok dances, sexy singalongs, soapy shirtless wrestling, and our winners even provided us with a throwback to the highlight of mine and all our childhoods by performing Troy and Gabriella’s High School Musical duet. It was also an amazing nigh...

April 9, 2020

The 4s have come long way since the start of Term One this year. Term 2 has been a massive success for us, and we have performed brilliantly in both our friendly league Wednesday matches and in the WWHL Sunday League.

One of my proudest moments as Captain of the 4s this year was our match against Coventry NW, in which we decided to play in the questionable conditions during  Strom Ciara back at the beginning of February, and won! We have really upped our game this year in terms of dedication to the team, including training and matches alike, and in terms of hockey. We have played several We...

April 4, 2020

Term 2 has been a fantastic time for the 3s; the team has become ever closer over the many matches that we had this season due to the many re-arrangements from the shocking English weather! Our performance had vastly improved from term 1, thanks to our amazing coach Andy along with the help of Louis always pushing us to be better players.

The 3s have performed brilliantly in BUCS this season, winning all of our matches apart from our very last match of the season against Derby 1s. It was a very narrow loss, we were tied 0-0 at half time, however given that this was our only BUCS loss this t...

April 3, 2020

I'd like to say a massive thankyou to the 2s, you have made me so proud to be your captain this year, it’s an honour and I’m so proud to have continued the tradition of having such a close knit group of girls even with so many new faces. On and off the pitch you girls are fantastic and I already miss spending so much time with you all. 

We are very happy with a mid table finish, securing our places in both BUCs and Saturday league with some fantastic play. We have given some of the best hockey and best results in the club with massive 6-1 win against Shipston 1s, 5-0 and 4-1 wins in Saturda...

April 2, 2020

Coming back after Christmas, with only 3 BUCS games left, we set our sights on gaining back our high position in the Saturday league table. Although Daura had unfortunately returned after her Erasmus term, meaning we were down a defender, we were pleased to welcome Charlotte Thomas back to the forward line after her term in Venice. When we started the rotation of teams in the league again, the return of her speed and skill was felt immediately as we began to win with greater results than the previous times we’d played those lower teams. Every week felt really exciting as we continued and c...

January 8, 2020

What a term it has been for UWLHC charity! This year we have chosen to support two amazing charities.

The first is our national charity Teenage Cancer Trust (https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/) and the money we raise this year will be going to providing young people with essential support throughout their cancer journey, before, during and after.

Our second chosen charity is Coventry Cyrenians (http://www.coventrycyrenians.co.uk/) and the money we raise will go towards giving those in Coventry and Warwickshire who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, individualised support to promote...

January 7, 2020

Term 1 has seen the 4s get off to a positive start. Trials and tasters at the start of term saw a huge amount of interest in joining the club. We continued to gain interest throughout the term, welcoming many later members. 

This season has been one of the most successful and promising starts for the 4th team. Our training sessions have become increasingly varied, as we have started to focus increasingly on match play and tactics. We have managed to form a strong team for matches, with a dedicated forward, mid and defence. The girls that do play, tend to play most matches, which has allowed...

January 5, 2020

The 3s didn’t have the most confident start to the season, with only 5 of the original players from last year left it was going to be an uphill battle. As the term began the freshers appeared, 15 in total, each of them bringing a different set of skills to the pitch and we were very thankful to have gained not one but 2 goalkeepers! By the end of week 3 we had scored 7 goals in both Saturday league and BUCS bringing our grand total to 14 in just 3 weeks, (the highest in the club)!! This included a 5-1 win over Staffordshire University and  2-0 win over Barfford Tigers. We also had our firs...

January 3, 2020

It’s been a fantastic first term for the twos!! Every year the 2s have a big fresh intake and this year has been no different, with 12 new members from fresh and the 3s we’ve made ourselves incredibly proud with our performances in the last 10 weeks. After a very strong trials at the start of term we have continued to improve throughout the term to finish at christmas placed highest out of all the teams in our BUCS league!

After getting promoted in saturday league last season we’ve had some very challenging matches but despite this the girls have put in an excellent effort every week withou...

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