5 men's teams, 4 ladies' teams and too many boys' and girls' teams to mention playing at a vast range of ability levels from regional hockey to a very much slower pace of the game
Our Wildcats coaching takes in boys and girls from age 5 and we have members playing league hockey in their 70s
Our all-weather pitch is our own so we look after it! Wallingford Sports Park, our home, provides us with our own club hut, club room with bar, our own club changing rooms and many opportunities to play other sports such as tennis, squash and even petanque
We offer all of this for some of the cheapest club membership and match fees in southern England, offering discounted membership fees for new members and service personnel
Whether you're a current player looking for a new club or looking to return to hockey after a while we have something to offer you. We are also offering half price membership for all new senior members.
Keep an eye on the calendar below for details of social events and training and please do get in touch with one of our Club Captains for more information.
A YOUTHFUL Wallingford ladies 1/2s side delivered a promising performance but suffered a 3-1 defeat against Oxford Hawks C in the Oxfordshire Summer League.
Anabelle Neal scored their only goal as they slipped to a second-straight defeat on Tuesday but, with a couple of 3s players also involved, it is proving to be an important learning experience. Hawks shaded a relatively even first half, but Wallingford created the best chance. However, Phil Morris was unable to get a touch on Neal's ball across the face of goal.
Wallingford conceded twice in quick succession to fall 2-0 behind at the start of the second half. Hawks hit a post, but our ladies looked to get back into the game. Connie Potts saw her strike from a short corner stopped on the line. And they were not to be denied as Morris dispossessed a defender, broke forward and squared for Neal to sweep home with seven minutes to go. Wallingford looked for an equaliser, but the game became stretched and they conceded a third late on.
Over in Abingdon, our ladies 3/4s fielded two teams in the White Horse Cup. Both sides played well and put together a number of fine passing moves. The A team drew 1-1 with Abingdon A, Amy Lissenden finding the net. She then scored a hat-trick as the B side recorded a convincing 4-1 win over Abingdon B. Ginny Light was also on the scoresheet for Wallingford.
Ever wanted to play hockey with different club members away from the hustle and bustle of the league? Well mixed hockey could be for you. We're floating the idea of reintroducing a mixed team at Wallingford HC on an ad hoc basis next season - it's just a bit of fun and a great way to get to know new people of all ages at the club.
Last Saturday was a great example of what we are trying to achieve, with eleven of our finest dusting off their sticks, and some found their sun cream, to enter the seven-a-side Fox Festival at Bicester. With six teams covered across our club, it really was a great mixture and everyone enjoyed a fun day out in the sun. We know we were seventh in our pool and won the play-off to finish on a high, but there is some doubt over our overall position! Nonetheless, everyone enjoyed playing alongside different players - hats off to Phil Morris and Tom Arnott, who scored cracking goals.
For those already signed up for mixed, next stop is the grass of Rickmansworth!
IT'S that time of year again when our players swap hockey sticks for cricket bats.
Wallingford kicked off their T20 season at North Moreton, but were unfortunately beaten by 24 runs. The hosts batted first and scored steadily, despite some decent bowling, to set a target of 115 from their 20 overs. Wallingford were good in the field, taking three catches, with wickets for Tim Chamberlain, Andy Barber and David Jones. We started steadily in reply against a tight attack, John Phillips making 14. Wallingford found themselves 40-5 after ten overs, before the run rate was upped by George Potter (18) and Andy (16). Tim's quickfire 14 gave us hope late on, but we were dismissed for 92 in the final over.
Want to get involved next time? Send us a message on Facebook at Wallingford Hockey Club - anyone is welcome.
SENIOR men’s hockey makes a welcome and fun return at the club next month.
We are running six sessions on a Thursday night from 7pm between June and August, so make sure to put the below dates in your diaries:
Everyone is welcome for a bit of casual hockey and a beer afterwards. Also please feel free to bring along friends and family - there is no prerequisite to knowing how to play, the more the merrier. Hope to see you all soon!