We are proud to be celebrating our 125th anniversary in 2019 and we will be marking our special birthday in style.
Dear promising youngsters, boys, girls, ladies, gentlemen, pensioners, athletes at the peak of fitness and performance and members of the hockey undead, we’re ready to welcome you all to a celebration of 125 years of hockey at Wallingford.
|Time||Category||Format||Length of Game|
|11.15||Ladies - all ages||11 a side||30 minutes|
|12.00||Men 40-125||11 a side||30 minutes|
|12.40||Men 13-40||11 a side||30 minutes|
|13.20||Parents and Daughters||7 a side||20 minutes|
|13.50||Fathers and Sons||7 a side||20 minutes|
|14.20||Walking Hockey||7 a side||20 minutes|
|14.45||Mixed A vs B||11 a side||20 minutes|
|15.15||Mixed A vs C||11 a side||20 minutes|
|15.45||Mixed B vs C||11 a side||20 minutes|
Download the programme for full details.
Formed in 1894, Wallingford HC now boasts nine senior teams, while our juniors, the Wildcats, will also be celebrating their 25th anniversary.
We have come a long way. The Wildcats are one of the largest and most successful junior set-ups in the south of England with more than 300 juniors playing club, county and regional hockey. The senior side of our club is also thriving and we cater for players at all levels and aspirations and is a key part of the local community in south Oxfordshire.
The first records show that a game between a Wallingford team and Oxford University alumni took place on the St John's Paddocks at the beginning of 1894. We have marked that historic match with a Vice Presidents' Day on January 19th 2019, which included a special 125th anniversary fixture between our Ladies 2nd team and Oxford University Ladies 3rd team. There will also be a Wallingford HC kit and memorabilia store, complete with #WHC125 t-shirts, pin badges, cufflinks and mugs, as well as food, drink and entertainment. The party did not stop there as a race night took place at the club that evening.
Our second event will be even bigger and is spread across the weekend of May 18th -19th 2019. It all starts on the Saturday with the ticketed WHC 125th Anniversary and Awards Ball, which will also include an exhibition of the club’s history and is preceded by reunion games. There will then be a ‘Big Club Breakfast’ the following morning, as well as social mixed hockey and the Wildcats’ 25th Anniversary Awards, which is also ticketed. More details below.