Halcones en España....
Eight Falcons flew to Spain
to play in a small tournament in Moraira.
The squad battled the elements and the beers to notch up two draws and a couple of losses. No trophy this year but plenty of cultural enrichment and we have been invited to return in 2024.
The Falcons sporting tour also included some golf. Thanks to John Mellor for organising such
a great time for the group.
Squad: Rob Wood, Charlie Docherty, Norman Tree, Nigel Moor, John Watson, Oz, Alan Malcolm and John Mellor
Falcons golfers master the elements....
Our September Falcons Golf Day at Garons Park went ahead in better than expecte conditions, The forecast had predicted blustery and wet weather but thankfully – while the wind certainly blew across the course – the rain held off till we were heading home about 4pm.
Unfortunately we didn’t get the numbers of Club members that we had hoped for – but, of course, “quality” (from some Falcons, at least) was more important than quantity. In fact, Alan Malcolm, who made a huge contribution to the day going ahead, boosted the numbers with a group of his friends – helping to make it a very good occasion.
Our late lunch saw those who mastered the elements – and some who didn’t -- receive their recognition. Some of Alan’s guests picked up picked up prizes but among Club members, the “honours”, went to:
John Smith – for Longest Drive and winner of the Stapleford competition
Mark Hughes – who picked up both Nearest The Pin awards and runner up in the Stapleford competition
(* Both John and Mark clearly must have had bandit handicaps which will be reviewed for next year!)
Amazingly, Marc Waldron failed to maintain his customary grip on the coveted “donkey” prize for playing the most strokes on the day; this year the no-expense-spared prize went to Keith Hoskins.
Above all, a good day was had by all and well done to everyone involved for making it so entertaining and enjoyable.
1955 - 2023
As a club, we were so saddened to hear that Ken Howard had passed away after his long battle with cancer. As other messages have said, he was a great bloke and a true club man and it’s hard to believe we won’t be playing alongside him again. He loved his football and over the years he had served the club as a Committee member and a team manager and, of course, as a valuable player known for his dogged defending. He was, as he always made obvious, a huge Hammers supporter. Ken was well known for his tireless enthusiasm and his sense of humour and he enjoyed nothing better than to have a beer and a good chinwag with his footballing mates after training. He will be sorely missed by us all.
Our sympathy and condolences go to all his family.
Rob Evison, Chairman
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A confirmed concussion requires at least a 14-day respite from physical activity followed by at least 5 days of gradual exercise prior to a return to full play.
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