Anita Briddon Award

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The Anita Briddon Award for outstanding contribution– a little background

Anita joined the hockey club in her teens and played until her early 40s when she sadly lost her battle against cancer in 1999.

She was one of the most naturally gifted hockey players you’ll ever see and played with great skill and spirit.  As a sports teacher she passed her love of hockey on to hundreds of children and spent time working with our club juniors when the junior section was formed in the 1990s.

Not only was Anita a valued hockey club member, she was an excellent person.  She always had a twinkle in her eye, enjoyed a good giggle and a joke with her friends – and everyone was her friend.  She had time for the young and old and thoroughly enjoyed other people’s company.

It was cruel and tragic that Anita developed cancer.  She fought against it with dignity and determination.  During her last year she watched every second team match, both at home (the seconds played at Buxton then as we didn’t have our pitch in Wirksworth until 2001) and away, always giving positive, sensible advice.

For those of us who knew her she was an absolute joy and we miss her.

Following Anita’s death her husband Nigel set up the ‘Anita Briddon Award for Outstanding Contribution’ and he or a member of his family comes and presents the recipient with the silver salver at each annual dinner.  It’s a very special award and always brings a tear to a number of eyes in the room. 

Please give some serious thought to who you would like to nominate this year, someone who you think has done something important for you and the hockey club during the season.  Below is a list of the previous recipients together with a brief outline of why they were nominated to give you some ideas.

I hope this helps everyone understand why we value this award so much.

Jane Proctor – player and friend

The Anita Briddon Award  - Previous recipients

1999-2000 Chris Allen – for dropping from 2nds to 4ths to captain the first ever 4th team
2000-2001  Jane Proctor – working on the astroturf project and getting the Wirksworth pitch
2001-2002 Laura Loeber – commitment to the juniors (Monkeys)
2002/2003 Helen Cope – work with the juniors over the years and first team captaining
2003/2004 Chris Poyser – years of organising the fixtures and representing the club
2004/2005 Sally Spencer – coaching the third team and general club commitment
2005/2006 Ann Bradley – years of being president and achieving Club Mark
2006/2007 Helen Greer – commitment to junior and adult coaching
2007/2008 Sue Hickmore – years of running/co-ordinating the Matlock Monkeys
2008/2009 Gaye Smedley – commitment to the Matlock Monkeys and young players
2009/2010 Anne Young – club commitment: - support, playing, administration and coaching.
2010/2011 Jane Whitworth  – umpiring for many seasons and over 50 years as club member.
2011/2012 Sarah Archer – umpiring / umpire organisation: playing commitment role-model.
2012/2013 Nicky Camfield – arranging fixtures, captain and fundraising
2013/2014 Sarah Newbury – Club Treasurer and committed player
2014/2015 Bridget Gould – vets tour, coaching and help with juniors
2015/2016  Claire Mosley – for talking to much
2016/2017 Sally Bradury- 5th team captain
2017/2018 Liz English -  Chair

 

 

ANITA BRIDDON AWARD
For outstanding contribution

You, the members of MBHC, vote for this annual award.

Please register your vote for the person who, in your opinion, has made an outstanding contribution to the Club in the season.  This can be any Club member (be they a Vice President, official, player, umpire, volunteer etc) – their work could be behind the scenes or active (this is NOT a playing award but one for a person who contributes to the overall vibrancy of the club). It’s your vote: remember, this is a very special award; try to give it some serious thought.

Name of nominee …………………………………………………………………………….

Reason for nomination  …………………………………………………………………….

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……………………………………………………………………………………………………Email your vote to:

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End of Season Do


As you probably know, 3rd team are organising this year; details as follows-


Saturday 13th April, 7pm start @ Haarlems Mill, Wirksworth.
Dress code- Smart


Tickets are being printed and will be distributed to all teams on Tues/ Wed by Nic. It will be £17 per person.
Jo will need to know FINAL numbers 1 week before to order the buffet.

UNDER 18 PARENTAL CONSENT FORM

End of Season Dinner 2019

Please give to your team captain (along with your money) or alternatively forward to.

Please note there is a bar facility which will be open on the evening, alcoholic beverages will be served to over 18 members only. 

We also ask that U18 members are collected by 10.30pm.

For parents of U 18’s
Please sign and return the attached slip with your payment to confirm you have read and understood the above.  U18 members will not be admitted if this slip is not returned.

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Name of member ………………………………….

I understand that the Hockey club do not consent to and will not knowingly allow U18 members to drink alcohol and cannot be held responsible if these rules are not adhered to by individual members.

I will collect or arrange for my child to be collected by a responsible adult at or before 10.30pm.

Name of parent: ……………………………………..

Date: …………………………….

Signature: ………………………………..

Training Times

 

Wirksworth Leisure Centre

Mondays - 3rd, 4th and 5th Teams - 6:30pm to 8pm

Tuesday - 1st and 2nd Teams - 7pm - 8:30pm

Any adults who would love to get back in to hockey please do not hesitate to contact us. Join us at the pitch on Monday evening from 6:30pm - 8pm.

For further information please contact Liz English on 07814 797155

 

Junior Hockey

Wirksworth Leisure Centre -Starts Thursday 6 September

Thursdays - Primary age up to and including Yr 5 (U10) - 6pm to 7pm.

Yr6 and Yr7 (U12) - 6pm to 8pm

Club welfare officer

Bridget Gould

07906 211522

Club Kit

Socks, skorts and jackets will be for sale or order at Kick Off Sports, Firs Parade,Matlock

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