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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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Upcoming Matches & Events

 

Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup

THE football may have captured the hearts and minds of the nation, but the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup is fast approaching. And we at Wallingford HC are doing our bit to get behind the girls.

To celebrate what should be a fantastic advert for hockey, we are inviting members to come along to The Hithercroft and support England.

We are planning on having the pitch available for a couple of hours on Saturday, July 21, before descending on the new bar at the club to watch the opener against India at 2pm.

We also have an hour of pitch time on Wednesday, July 25, and Sunday, July 29, ahead of the matches against USA (8pm) and Ireland (7pm) respectively. 

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The social club will also have drinks offers, including £12 beer jugs, bottles of prosecco and cheap deals on squash.

More details will follow in due course, including a sweepstake.

Schedule

  • July 21 - 12-2pm: Pitch time. 2pm: England v India.
  • July 25 - 7-8pm: Pitch time. 8pm: England v USA.
  • July 29: 5-6pm: Pitch time. 7pm: England v Ireland

Summer silverware

WALLINGFORD'S Ladies 3/4s A team collected the runners-up prize in the White Horse Cup.

In a tense final at Tilsley Park on Tuesday, we were beaten 1-0 by Abingdon C. On the whole it was a profitable summer league campaign, with our B team finishing fifth. We had a good mixture of third and fourth team players across the team, skippered admirably by Laura Harding, while a number of our B2H ladies and juniors tasted competitive adult hockey for the first time.

Earlier in the evening, our 1/2s team lost 6-2 against Oxford B in their final Oxfordshire Summer League fixture.  It was a great effort from the ladies, who only had 12 players and struggled with injuries in the scorching heat at Oxford Hawks. Phil Morris, who took her summer league tally to seven, and Suzi Pegg scored our goals. We finished fifth in a very competitive Pool B against National and South League players. Great effort from captain Sarah Edwards and her side, a handful of whom had stepped up from the third team.

WHC Ladies 3/4s - White Horse Cup Runners Up

Fitness for all

IT'S that time of year when we start thinking about pre-season training and Wallingford HC are offering something a little different.

Led by our Ladies 1s captain Suzi Pegg, there will be four Insanity sessions on the grass trail area at the club. Instead of the usual running, this is all about rounded functional fitness. There will be cardio for aerobic endurance, body weight-based moves, agility and coordination drills, speed work and a focus on core strength throughout.

The sessions are open to all members and prospective new players, while it is suitable for all levels of fitness.

They will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 24 - 7.30pm-8.30pm
  • Tuesday, July 31 - 7.30pm-8.30pm
  • Tuesday, August 7 - 7.30pm-8.30pm
  • Tuesday, August 14 - 7.30pm-8.30pm

Sessions are £5 or £10 for all four.

Pre-season fitness

Golf Day success

MORE than 30 of our finest members headed to Wallingford HC sponsor Hadden Hill for our annual golf day. 

With a record turn out of 32, the weather did not disappoint. After polishing off the bacon baps, the golfers began the morning with a nine-hole Texas scramble, tee-ing off the first with a hockey stick.  This produced mixed results with the pick of the bunch being Mike Latham, who found the middle of the fairway for his best drive of the day.

Scoring in the scramble was good, with Tom Allen, Andrew Dart, Mike and John Stockings the eventual winners on four under par. They were closely followed by Tim Chamberlain, Jonny Bradshaw and Andy Barber.

With the sun still shining, it was time for the afternoon round which was a team and individual competition. 

The ladies was dominated by Penny Hawson who won both the best female and longest drive titles. Nearest the pin was collected by Ed Allen with cousin Tom making it a family affair by picking up the nearest the pin in two prize. Longest drive looked set to be won by John Stockings until Del Bateman bettered his effort in the final group.

In true WHC golf day style, scores were very high and this fed across to the team competition where the best two scores on each hole counted.  This was won by Ed, Rowan Wheeler and Mike with an outstanding 92 points, seven clear of the closest team. This left just the overall individual prizes and the battle for the coveted Claret Jug.  Three players finished on 41 points and had to be separated on countback for second place, with Jonny pipping Del, leaving Chris Hawson to just miss out.  However, the overall winner and the 2018 WHC Golf Day champion with a very impressive 44 points was Ed.

Congratulations to all of the prize winners and a big thanks to Hadden Hill for hosting a very enjoyable day!

Golf Day 2018

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