The Queen’s Christmas message – a preview

Dear subjects,

It truly has been an annus mirabilis. We have seen our new artificial pitch laid, we have all enjoyed an amazing Pitch Opening Ceremony with a host of dignitaries and faces old and new attending, we have witnessed the further growth of our amazing junior section, and we have run a highly successful Back to Hockey campaign.

In case you have been hiding under a rock (or just cannot stand Facebook or social media), our amazing year was capped off by Anchs receiving Club of the Year at the prestigious Medway Sports Awards on Friday evening. I am still absolutely blown away by the honour. I suspect that any upcoming photos of Gemma and me receiving the award will show just how surprised and delighted we were. Here’s an online report of the event:

A massive thank you from me and my royal family (well, the Committee anyway) for everyone’s efforts over the last 12 months. We could not have achieved everything that we have achieved without each and every one of you.

It has been proven incorrect to say that royal blood is blue, it is in fact purple.

I would like to wish a merry Christmas and a happy New Year to the whole Anchs populace. I hope that Father Christmas brings you everything that you deserve. From a personal perspective, we have our new pitch and we are have been recognised as Medway Sports Club of the Year. I’m not sure that there is anything more that your ruler could ask for.

Here are a few reminders of what is coming up over the next few months:


Burn off that Christmas excess with the annual ARRS Wobble 5k or 10k fun run/jog/walk on Saturday 31st December and end 2016 in style!

10am meet for 10.30am start – choose from a 5k or 10k route from the club through Darland and around Hempstead. All non-runners and non-Anchorians are welcome. Please note that we have no marshalls and it is your responsibility to navigate the course safely! Adults £10 and juniors £5 (juniors must be accompanied by an adult). Tea/coffee and cake at the finish. Helen Truffs Goddard is collecting names –

Then it’s the Juniors’ New Year Disco on Friday 20th January, organised by Zoe Sindrey. Details to follow.

Band Night on Saturday 28th January – we’ve got a new band in called Mr Kite who cover classics from The Police, Jimmy Hendrix, Blondie and The Beatles. Entry is £10 adults, £5 juniors (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Followed by Quiz Night on Saturday 25th February that will be run by our experienced Quiz Master, Mr Richard Brewer.

Finally we have the Junior Players’ Awards Night on Friday 24th March and the Seniors’ Annual Dinner and Dance on Saturday 8th April.

Tickets for the Junior dinner are £10 each and all juniors under 16 are welcome. Tickets for the Senior Dinner are £40 – all senior players, parents and supporters of the club are welcome.

Please transfer money to the club account with your name and put “JuniorDinner” or “SeniorDinner” as the reference, then email Truffs at to confirm that you have sent the money. Alternatively, see Truffs on a Sunday morning to buy tickets after Christmas. All money for both dinners needs to be paid by the end of February.

HRH Queen Gary I


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