Crazy Bird Comedy Night

The CrazyBird bring their ever popular Comedy Club to Stafford Cricket & Hockey Club on Friday 9th February 2018 for a night of stunning Stand Up comedy, consisting of four professional comedians from the UK and International circuit.

The night will be hosted by MC Jon Wagstaffe “A naturally sharp & funny comedian, fresh like everything from Tewkesbury.” – Patrick Monahan, who will regale you with stories of his weekend, complete with raucous detours, unfinished sentences (not that it meant you couldn’t follow) and inappropriately mixed metaphors!

Opening the show will be Kiwi Sully O’Sullivan “had the audience showing their appreciation with fits of laughter and applause” Sully O’Sullivan’s been declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald, a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, featured on Australian TV’s ‘The Comedy Channel’, hosted a sell-out stand-up tour of Croatia, won Canada’s annual ‘Improvaganza’ Tournament, and in 2012 completed a 50 date UK tour alongside cult Aussie Comic Steve Hughes.

Blasting through the middle section will be Gavin Pond who will be treating you to his style of stand up that include a mixture of songs with his trusty guitar and story based anecdotes. Accompanying Gavin is our favourite German ‘Marti’. Marti loves to mock British local customs, language and habits. His naïve observational content and attempt at British wordplay give his storytelling a broad and entertaining appeal.

Closing the show we are delighted to have the superb Alex Boardman “…a rare mixture of wit and charm” The Guardian. Alex is now one of the most sought after acts in the country due to his ability to interact with any audience and to seemingly conjure something out of nothing. His free flowing style and natural charm breeze through in performances. His unique brand of “Flattery and abuse” is done with a lack of malice and a big sense of fun. Alex’s pedigree is of good stock having written material for John Bishop’s recent Stand Up tour, live material for Jason Manford on 8 Out of 10 Cats as well as warming up audiences for numerous household comedians.

Be quick folks as tickets are selling quicker than fidget spinners!

Door & Bar open at 6.30pm
Show starts at 8pm
Tickets – £13.50 – available from:
Matt Jefferson – 07737 833572
Nick Bird – or 07967 214477

Club Captain XI v Chairman XI

12:30pm meet for a 1pm start at Beaconside. Here are the teams for tomorrow:

Chairman XI (Gold Kit)

Club Captain XI (White kit)

Helen Paling (GK)

Vanshi Chaudery (GK)

Julie Hackett

Chris Weetman

Kate Bartell

Kate Faulconbridge

Kay Cantril

Poll Brazier

Lisa Cooke

Amy Mitchell

Pam Mitchell

Amanda Trotter

Amy Williams

Bev Leng

Hilary Glaister

Sarah Thompson

Emily Mallaband

Isabelle Varga

Tracy Craig

Sam Bevington

Rachel Morris

Match fees will be £3

Please bring both colour kit as we are a player short on the Chairman’s XI team so may swap people at half time

AGM Reminder

Just a reminder that it is the club AGM this coming Saturday 14th May at 3:30pm at the hockey club

So far only 1 nomination has been received for either a captaincy role or a position on the committee

Please can you ensure you discuss within your teams, submit nominations for captains and attend the AGM to ensure each team has an appropriate person standing for captaincy

Last season the nominations process and lack of attendance at the AGM was a contributing factor to an unfortunate situation whereby ALL captains needed to be changed throughout the season. A situation we would hope to avoid this coming season to give stability and consistency to each team

There is also a Club Captain XI v Chairman XI match at Beaconside from 12:30pm. If you want to play please can you contact Mary Moss ASAP

Annual General Meeting 2016

We will be holding our Stafford Ladies Hockey Club AGM on Saturday 14th May at the club at 3.30 pm.

Please remember that all positions are open for nomination.

The Junior captaincy is to be decided by a junior vote before the meeting (as under 16s are not eligible to vote at the AGM). We would however like to see as many juniors at the AGM as possible, and therefore I would encourage you to think about this role and let me know of any candidates.

Please send any completed nomination forms back to the Club Secretary before the meeting.  Please note an email trail from you and your nominated person count as a signature.

If you have any questions or agenda items you wish included as a discussion point for the meeting, please let the Club Secretary know.

I hope to see as many of you there as possible. It is your club and this is your opportunity to have your say.

NOTE – Due to various circumstances, there was a need to change ALL captains from those voted in at the 2015 AGM. It is of great benefit therefore that you attend the meeting to assist in ensuring the right people are voted in for the relevant roles