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Welcome to Wallingford Hockey Club

The home of seriously fun hockey

We strive to be one of the leading clubs in Oxfordshire admired by the hockey community for our ongoing improvement in playing standards and youth development born out of the fun, enjoyment and welcome that is at the heart of our club.

 

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There's a team to suit any level

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

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There's a team to suit any age

Our Wildcats coaching takes in boys and girls from age 5 and we have members playing league hockey in their 70s

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Our facilities are second to none

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

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We don't charge the earth to play the sport you love

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

Thinking of joining us?

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.

Ladies Club Captain: Josie Brettell

Josie Brettell - Ladies Club Captain

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Mens Club Captain: Nich Golding

Nich Golding - Mens Club Captain

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Back to Hockey Coordinator: Karen Rivers

Karen Rivers - Back to Hockey Coordinator

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Upcoming Matches & Events

 

New Season's Training Programme Confirmed

WITH the new season fast approaching we can now announce our training dates for the 2018-19 campaign.

Ladies pre-season has been scheduled for consecutive Wednesdays on August 22nd and 29th between 7-8.30pm. These sessions are open for all and there will be something for everyone, including a specific Back To Hockey group. This is a great chance to invite your friends who may have been inspired by the Women's World Cup!

Men's pre-season takes place on the same evenings (Wednesdays on August 22nd and 29th) from 8.30-10pm and is open to all members.

There will then be Ladies section training for all, including Back To Hockey, on Tuesday, September 4 from 7.30-9pm, following an under 14 girls session between 6-7.30pm.

Men’s trials will take place a day later on September 5 from 8-10pm, with a club session 24 hours later on September 6 between 7-8.30pm.

Under 14 boys training is then scheduled for 7-8.30pm on Friday, September 7.

We have also confirmed the regular training dates. From the week commencing September 10, our under 14 girls will train on a Tuesday between 6-7.30pm, preceding ladies 3s/4s and Back To Hockey who will use the pitch from 7.30-9pm. Wednesdays will prove to be a busy evening at the club, with our under 16 girls (6.15-7.15pm), Ladies 1s/2s (7-8.30pm) and Men’s 1s/2s (8.30-10pm) training. Goalkeeper coaching with Adam Mills will also be available on the same night, but a time is yet to be confirmed. The men’s club session has been moved to a Thursday evening between 7-8.30pm, while the working week finishes with an under 14 boys session on a Friday (7-8.30pm).

New members are more than welcome and we look forward to seeing you all at the Hithercroft very soon!

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Our new Director of Hockey

WALLINGFORD HC are delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Abrey as Director of Hockey. 

Already well-known to many at the club, we believe she is the ideal person to take on this important position. The new co-ordinating role is based around supporting the continued development of our club. Sam will oversee and provide help to our fantastic volunteers in the Wildcats section to allow more than 400 children to continue their hockey development. Another key part of that will be strengthening the transition of young players into our adult squads. Sam will also be tasked with improving the many processes that are behind the growth of this club.

We wish her all the best in the role and here's to more seriously fun hockey at Wallingford.

Our new Director of Hockey - Sam Abrey

Our new Mens Performance Squad Coach

WALLINGFORD HC are thrilled to announce the appointment of Pete Scott as coach of our Men's Performance squad.

Pete takes over the role from Owain Dolan-Gray, who oversaw our first and second teams last season. Pete, from Bracknell, plays for National League side Reading and has a degree in sports performance from the University of Bath. He is also part of the senior international GB programme and is hoping to build on the exciting brand of hockey we promote at Wallingford.

Pete said: "My club coaching philosophy is to play fast, aggressive, attacking hockey which will be hard work but is fun to play. "I believe that making mistakes on the pitch isn't an issue as long as you are trying to do the right things. "So being adventurous and not being afraid to make mistakes in training will make you a better player when it comes to match days."

Mike Latham, Wallingford vice chairman, said: "We’re delighted to welcome Pete who will be coaching our men’s performance squad. Pete’s coaching philosophy matches Wallingford’s attacking hockey nature. "The forthcoming season is already lining up to be a great one for the Men’s 1st XI with the squad attracting five new players bolstering an already young and strong team. Attracting a host of new talent, there has never been a better time to be or become part of Wallingford Hockey Club."

Olly Deasy remains the head coach of our Ladies 1s and 2s and is excited to be working with the club for another season.

Our new Mens Performance Coach - Pete Scott

Bunkfest 2018 - volunteers needed

BUNKFEST, Wallingford's free family festival, is fast approaching and the organisers are calling on our help to make it as memorable as ever.

Taking place from Friday, August 31st to Sunday, September 2nd on the Kinecroft, the annual festival needs volunteers before and during three days of music, dance, beer and various other events.
Jobs include poster distribution before the festival, setting up and stewarding.

If you would like to volunteer, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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