A National League Hockey Club, part of Holcombeians Sports Club     

Faithdean PLC Emirates


New Ladies Chair

Dear Members

New Ladies Chair

Due to increasing work commitments Carmel Sutton has had to resign as Chair of the Ladies section after 4 years in post.  A personal thanks to Carmel from all members of the Management Committee for her enthusiasm and help during her tenure.  There have been some major structural changes to the management of Holcombe in the last year or so (which will be explained in more detail at our next AGM) and Carmel has been a big help in this reorganisation.  Carmel has kindly offered to assist in an orderly handover of responsibilities.  She will obviously be missed as Ladies Chair but luckily we have managed to find a very strong replacement.

We are delighted to announce that Karen Drake has accepted the position of Ladies Chair for next season. Karen has been playing hockey for 30 years and has represented her clubs and two counties in that time - Lancashire at senior level and Kent at O40's. She has extensive committee experience as the Ladies Chair of the Lancashire Women's Hockey Association and Vice-President of the Lancashire Hockey Association. She has regularly captained her club sides and is the current co-captain of Holcombe ladies 1A's. As a player, she is an outstanding defender and has reached a national knockout final in 2016 with Formby, her previous club. She is a true leader and a great role model and we are extremely pleased that she has agreed to Chair the Ladies section going forwards

Lisa Parker continuing as Vice Chair will be a great help in the continued excellent organisation and progression of the Ladies section.

David M South MBE


Sport England Medway Sport Kent Sport Notts Sport The Online Sports Shop