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Posted by HBU Admin on July 30, 2013


Equally at home on Ice or Roller skates the incredible success of Skater Kym Marsh continues ! Local super skater Kym Marsh has just been selected to represent G.B at the European Roller Skating Championships in September in Portugal and at the World Roller Skating Championships in November in China. Kym won the selection after her amazing performance at this weekends British Roller Dance Championships in Hayward Heath. Wowing the judges and audience with some amazing routines she placed 2nd overall scoring the most points but missing out on the title by a 3 to 2 split on the judges placings after winning the compulsory dance section. Kym who is trained by former ice and roller skating Champions Ashley and Angela Moore at the Bury St Edmunds based Skatecrazy Skating School and also represents the Herne Bay United Club has benefitted also this year by training in Italy with National coaches Fabio Hollan and Mario Vitta and Elvia Levi. It has been a very expensive season so far for Kym and with trips and training for the European and World Championships ahead of her which have to be paid for entirely at her own expense she is looking for help with sponsorship to be able to go ahead and represent her country. Coach Ashley Moore says “It has been a fantastic year of sport this year following on from the London Olympic Games and people assume that when you represent your country everything is paid for but sadly in our non-Olympic sport we receive absolutely no funding. Kym is a very rare and exceptional talent and she is capable of playing her part in continuing the success of British sports in 2013 and beyond and it would be a tragedy for us not to be able to continue Kyms inspirational journey due to lack of funds” Anyone interested in helping please contact coach Ashley Moore on 01284 753137 or email ashley@skatecrazy.co.uk

Roller Hockey: HBU Club awards BBQ to mark end of season 2012/2013

Posted by HBU Admin on July 30, 2013


The 2013 HBU Awards

















Firstly, a moment to reflect upon our successes nationally:

National Awards
National Plroject 2013 won ND1 – HBU Participating Players – Lewis Greenwood, Alex Mount, Josh Branchett, George Kohler and Luke Latham
Alex Mount – National U15 Player of the Year
Jocie Greenwood – National Ladies Development Player of the Year

Competition Results
Premier League – 2nd
ND1 – Winners (“Project” top on points)
EVRIcup Over 35’s 3rd
National Cup: Winners U15 and U17, Runners-Up U20
ECRHA – Winners U15 and 2nd U13
SECRHA – Results to be inserted
KCRHA – 1st 2nd and 3rd

Last Year’s Text for updating: We attended tournaments in Holland (Seniors and U13) and France (U11), U13 winning in Holland (Volkenswaard) and U11 2nd in France (St Omer).

Club Awards:

Season Commemorative Medals for the Players of Season 2012- 2013

Most Improved:
2012 2013
U7 Will Hosking
U9 Joseph Barley U9 Fionnbarr Parkinson-Terry
U11 Luke Huckstepp U11 Millie Clarke
U13 Olii Hudson
U15 Josh Branchett U15 Jocie Greenwood
U17 Josh Branchett
O16 George Holmes O16 Ed Mount

Best 1st Season Performance: Jack Bloyce

Youth Academy Player of the Year: Alex Mount and Lewis Greenwood
supported by McDonalds

Senior Player of the year: Neil Austin






































Team Achievements:

I think that all of our teams have made great progress this year. The above decisions were very difficult with a very fine line between the winners and others in their group, particularly U15 where every player is a success story. I could mention them all but Amelia stands out for getting in goal, looking like she intends to be a goalkeeper and sometimes being the only goalkeeper to stay on the training session as those hitting the ball at her get bigger and bigger.

In competition, the U15s won everything they went for and with the addition of Ashley Barton on the pitch and Ed Mount in goal pulled off a very sweet success in winning the U17 Cup Final against Bury. It was a pity Lewis was in hospital and could not play the U20 Final as that ruined the balance of the team game that had incredibly beat Bury in the Semi-Final.

The season ahead promises even more progress for the players and our teams, especially in the Premier League where the younger players will be increasingly relied upon. We need consistency of performance and reliability of attendance will be required if we are to avoid missing out on winning leagues by dropping points to teams lower in the table – we missed out on the Premier League and EC U13 by one point this year because of this.

I would like to thank our coaches for their work and the improvement showing in our players. I would like to thank timekeepers, organisers, hardware builder, kit washers and those who plugged the gaps when they appeared.

To mention some and with apologies to any I don’t mention:

EVRIcup Event Team
Mark Greenwood gained International accreditation and Mark has been a great asset in support of or U15 and U17 teams and in HBU’s ability to fulfil refereeing duties.
Youth Coaches – Paul McVey, Brendan, Simon. The U13/U15 group trainings are now very thorough with a greater understanding of team play. The U9 group is now well established and really got it together as the season closed and as we saw with their participation in the mix’n’match. Matt Holness quietly helps out with this which has been a great addition. Ed Mount helps out as well sometimes but not so quietly!
Managers – Phil, Paul Mount, Mark Greenwood. Clive Bassom. Neil has increasingly be seen at the manager’s gate and has driven his Kent League team to the top of the table.
Kym and Mike – support us in running hockey as well as running the Club and the Friday Social Skate. Mike has provided and mended goals, goal nets and the team foul board. They were the focal point of the EVRIcup organisation
Kelly and Family Daly –Youth Academy communications hub and , in the season ahead, international tournament search engine
Fabio Vicente – was a great addition to our coaching team as well as a player. Unfortunately his need to find work has taken him to London and I would love to find a way of having him back with us.

Looking to next season:


2012-2013 Training Sessions (Time pm)
Monday: Simon/Brendan 5:00 – 6:00 Entry Level (7 and under)
Simon/Brendan 6:15 – 6:30 Improvers from group
Chris/Clive/Ron 6:30 – 8:00 U11
Paul 8:00 – 10:00 U15 (plus)

Wednesday: TBA 8:30 – 10:30 Premier League Squad

Thursday: Phil  9:00 – 10:30 Over 27

Friday: Chris/Paul/Neil 5:15 – 7:00 U13 (plus)

The following explanations are additional to the general format:
The general “Group” descriptions are for ease of reference only; the actual group will be a list of names
The “Entry level” group is expected to be the same group as this year: the group has moved forward and there is little scope for new beginners in the coming season.
“(plus)” means designated players from the age-group below and above
even greater emphasis will be given to team preparation and players must be fully registered, available to play and attend reliably, especially goalkeeping duties.

Leagues and Competitions 2013 – 2014

National Premier League
National Cups and Championships at all age-groups
Eastern Counties U15 Div 1
SECRHA at all age-groups
Kent League 2 Senior Teams
International Tournaments at all age-groups with particular emphasis on YOB 2000 – 2001 (U15 in European terms)
Jubilee Cup (Eastern Counties U13)
David Walters Cup (Herne Bay Club U9 and U11)

We have not entered National Division 1 as the younger players and the Veterans have other commitments (for example our young players in the National Project playing in ND1) and others will be in Kent League teams (which we hope will be an increasingly competitive competition).
We have to get to the National Club Championships through SECRHA. SECRHA has some latitude as to how to deal with this. Team lists must be with the NRHA by the end of December. 2nd claim registrations from other clubs in the same region are allowed for teams in the NRHA Club Championships (up to U17).
The 2 Kent League teams will each have a particular nucleus – U17 and Veterans. The nucleus will be increased t a longer list with other players particularly those who will not get competitive matches in other leagues.
Premier League match (Saturday) nights will be one match only (at 7pm) and the intention is to have a junior match before (at 6pm).

One big request – We need more referees and SECRHA now has the means to get you your ticket so come on!

I hope you enjoy your summer break and see you again in September.

Roller Hockey: Kent League Finals HBU Centurions on Top!

Posted by HBU Admin on July 30, 2013


Kent League Final Tournament 28 July 2013

Herne Bay United rounded off a very successful season with their “Centurians” team winning the Kent League Shield in a round-robin tournament with RHC Invicta and Maidstone at the Bay Arena on Sunday morning.

HBU 9 RHC Invicta 3

With both teams fielding Premier league players HBU beat Invicta 9 – 3 despite Invicta scoring the opening goal of both halves.

HBU 12 Maidstone 2

Maidstone put up a strong first half performance to trail HBU 1 – 3 at half-time but this required an enormous work rate that took its toll in the 2nd half and the full-time score line was to 12 -2 in HBU’s favour.

RHC Invicta 6 Maidstone 2

Invicta beat Maidstone 6 – 2 to secure 2nd place.

Medals were provided by Kent County Roller Hockey Association Competitions Executive Deb Pughe and awarded to winners and runners up.

The Cup was presented to Centurians’ captain Neil Austin for winning the league and then the Shield for winning the Final Tournament.

Neil commented “we have fielded a consistent team throughout this season and set our sights on winning and I am delighted that we have done it. After a season’s hard work we still had to win this morning and I am pleased that we were on form”.

HBU Centurians: Ed Mount (goalkeeper), Joe Singleton, Dan Butcher, Alex Mount, Neil Austin (Capt), George Holmes, Ashley Barton

In a message dated 29/07/2013 09:30:44 GMT Daylight Time, RonEBarker@aol.com writes:
Along with this report I would like the following KCRHA comment:

After presenting the Shield, Kent County Roller Hockey Association President Ron Barker commented “This is the 1st time that the Kent Shield has been presented since 1986. This historic trophy goes back to 1922 and I would like to thank past KCRHA General Secretary Roger Pout for its safekeeping and complete refurbishment”.

National Cup Finals: HBU Triumph in Under 15’s and Under 17’s!

Posted by HBU Admin on July 4, 2013


HBU Won the National Cup in the Under 15’s and Under 17’s with outstanding performances, winning by golden goal in the Under 17’s. HBU were unlucky in the Under 20’s coming runners up to Kings Lynn. Lewis Greenwood was taken to hospital after the Under 17’s to be checked over so was not able to play in the Under 20’s. Lewis after being checked has been found to have a chest infection and is pleased as he was concerned he would ot be available to travel away with the National England Squad to Portugal this week.

Also during the day HBU’s;  Alex Mount was awarded National Under 15’s player of the Year 2013 and Jocie Greenwood was awarded Ladies Development Player of the year 2013, massive well done to both of you!












Well done to all that took part all that helped with managing and supporting these squads throughout the season it is very much appreciated and the results speak for themselves.


Roller Hockey Club Championships 2013: Cancelled in all age groups

Posted by HBU Admin on July 4, 2013


It is with regret the NRHA Executive have decided to cancel the Club Championships this year.
Northern Counties are struggling to field teams in U11’s and U13’s but they have not played U15’s and U17’s this season they have played U16’s and U18’s. Therefore they would struggle to field teams at these levels and it would not be the team which won their league.

It was decided rather than run a competition which is supposed to be prestigious event, with only two regions taking part to cancel for this year only. Next year there will be 4 regions which will make a much better competition.