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HBU Uniform Update for 2015 – 2016 season.

Posted by HBU Admin on July 20, 2015


HBU Uniform Update for 2015 – 2016 Season:


HBU is introducing a Club Tracksuit for next season; it is aimed that Club squads will wear this when traveling and attending events as a team. The Tracksuit has been chosen to complement the Polo shirts that have been introduced from this season 2014.

If you would like to order yours ready for next season please pass this onto the manager of the squad you are part of and we will order them altogether. In considering what sizes you would like the club has three sample sizes Small, Medium or Large if you would like to try, the sizing options are the same as the Polo shirts and training kits already purchased so please also use this as a guide. When quoting an age choice please work on the European sizing and not the UK this makes it easier in ordering and saves on confusion.


With the Introduction of the tracksuit, the HBU College Jacket will no longer be available for purchase.

The HBU Hoodie, T-Shirts, Polo’s and training Kits will remain available.


Please contact: Roller-Shop in regards to HBU Hoodie’s and T-Shirts, and in regards to Training Kits please make any requests through the manager of the squad you are part of.


Prices are as Follows:


£40: Full Tracksuit

£18: Polo Shirt

£15: Training Kit (Shirts and Shorts)

£20: Hoodie

£10: T-Shirt

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National Cup Finals – Middlesbrough 4 July 2015

Posted by HBU Admin on July 14, 2015

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National Cup Finals – Middlesbrough 4 July 2015

The town was well represented at the National Cup Finals with Herne Bay United in U15 and U17 and Herne Bay club in U11 and U13. The event was originally scheduled for the Bay Arena but was moved to the new Middlesbrough venue due to hire costs.

Herne Bay United’s Under 17s finished the season with mixed emotions. Having completed a regional league and cup double – undefeated, HBU were hoping to add to their trophy collection facing Letchworth in the U15 & U17 age groups.

U17: HBU opened the scoring through Josh Branchett with a long range effort that flew past the unsighted keeper and 2 minutes later a retaken direct free hit from Lewis Greenwood doubled the lead and saw HBU dominate the first half without adding to the goal tally, something they would regret later in the match. After a sending off, keeper Rhys Young saved the resulting penalty but HBU had to continue for the next 2 minutes reduced to 3 out-players. HBU maintained the lead until the last 5 minutes when Letchworth scored 2 quick goals but with less than 2 minutes later of the match remaining Greenwood added to his tally and HBU ran out 3 – 2 winners and are National Under 17 champions.

U15: The U 15 game saw HBU hold a 2 -0 lead at half time despite a sluggish performance not reflective of the team’s usual style. Extending the lead in the 2nd half and conceding a poor goal HBU were defending a 3-1 lead with goals from Ollie(2) and George(1) before 2 late Letchworth goals took the game into golden-goal extra time.  Letchworth’s strong play had built up a 10 team-foul count and HBU were awarded a direct free-hit. The hit was not converted and when Letchworh regained possession a shot was deflected past HBU’s keeper and Letchworth were cup winners. Disappointed HBU were unlucky to lose the game and rued the many missed chances and multiple penalty misses.

Both games were great for the crowd and despite the late loss the team rounded off a successful season.

U17 squad: Rhys Young, Jack Thomas(gk) Lewis Greenwood (c), Josh Branchett, David Martindale, Josh Butcher, Will Parkinson Wellard, Matt Lawrie, Jamie McVey,Ollie Hudson.

U15 squad: : Rhys Young, Jack Thomas(gk) Jamie McVey(c), Ollie Hudson, George Daly, Luke Huckstepp, Noah Latham, Harry Slack, Cameron Lawrie

During the medal ceremony HBU players Lewis Greenwood and George Daly received national recognition and were announced as the best players in the U 17 and U15 categories respectively. Congratulations to both of the players! This season has seen 6 Herne Bay United players selected to represent England with:

Lewis Greenwood & Eddie Mount recently competing at the world senior championships in France.
Jocie Greenwood ( England Ladies)
Josh Branchett( England U20)
Jamie McVey& Rhys Young have been selected to play for the England Schoolboys team.

Great recognition for the Club and the players

The HBU Club Awards evening takes place on 18 July with will provide recognition to the season’s achievements as well as a social for the players, parents and coaches, after which we will all  take a well earned break.

Final Social Skate for This Season Tonight 10th July; All Members and Visitors Welcome: 7 – 9pm

Posted by HBU Admin on July 10, 2015