Guildford Hockey Club
Welcome to Guildford Hockey Club where players, parents and supporters have been enjoying the sport and social life that thrives around hockey since 1912. As the the game of hockey has evolved, so has Guildford to comprise 6 Men’s teams, 4 Ladies’ teams and a thriving Junior Section encompassing more than 450 children from the ages of 6 to 18 years old. We are situated at Broadwater School in Godalming with two all-weather pitches and a Clubhouse that is brimming with activity on weekday evenings and on weekends during the season when we are training, playing matches and running social events.
We pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable and productive hockey experience for all age groups and all ability levels. Please have a look at our website and if you are interested in playing or getting involved. We welcome new players. Come and see why Guildford is A Great Place to Play.
Alice Lane signed to coach Ladies 1s !!
Alice Lane comes to Guildford with 10 years of National League playing experience at a range of large clubs around the country including St Albans, Bristol Firebrands and most notably Reading where she was Captain of their National League side for nearly 5 years including leading them into the Premier League. This experience, she says, has provided her with a good insight into the workings of successful clubs.
With ten years of coaching experience, Alice has worked with a variety of Junior and Adult squads over the years. Recent successes include coaching the Millfield U14 Girls through to the last eight of the National Schools Competition.
Alice completed her England Hockey Level 3 coaching certificate whilst coaching the University of Portsmouth Ladies 1st XI. She is currently the Lead Coach for the U15 boys at Haslemere JRPC centre and has much experience coaching in the Single System in addition to her Club, School and Uni experience.
Alice says, "I am excited to take the role of Ladies coach at Guildford HC. It is a great opportunity and I look forward to working with the players in the coming season."
We are thrilled to welcome Alice to GHC and can’t wait to get the pre-season underway!
Pre- Pre-season Fitness Sessions!
Libby, one of our Ladies players, has organised a personal trainer friend of hers to come down to the Club and run fitness sessions with our Men and Ladies players before we start pre-season:
- When: Moday evenings from 8-9pm
- Where: on the grass next to the Water pitch
- From: 13th July and running every Monday evening until the season starts.
- How much: £2 contribution please. Thank you.
All levels of fitness welcome - this personal trainer will work with all Men and Ladies to get us into shape.
If you have any questions, please ask .
Junior Registration 2015/16 Now Open
Please register your Junior Player (Under 18 and younger) for the new season. Even if your player was a member last season, we need a new registration form completed each season. Takes about 2 minutes. Thank you:
Junior Summer Skills Sessions
Registration now open for summer sessions and courses...
JRPC booster sessions ahead of the two days of EH JRPC in August:
- Thursday - Friday 13-14 August 10-3pm
August Camps for all Juniors 6-18s:
- Wednesday - Friday 17-19 August
- Monday - Tuesday 24-25 August
We are making good progress to ensure that our top Men's and Ladies teams continue to strive for performance and promotion, that our social/community hockey thrives and grows, that our junior programme continues to build and provides a pathway to adult hockey.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in opportunities at Guildford for coaching and playing, please contact who is spearheading our recruitment drive.
And we are always looking for more people to get involved in making the hockey and the fun happen, please let us know if you will
Summer Hockey - All Welcome
From Wednesday 15th April onwards through to the end of July we will be running 7-a-side mixed (Men's and Ladies!) hockey from 8-10pm on the water pitch at GHC / Broadwater. All are welcome, even non-members, and this is regardless of standard or ability. The emphasis is most definitely on fun & social hockey! The format we create will depend on levels of interest from both within and without the club. Just £5 roll-up fee to cover pitch hire.
- From 5th August onwards throughout the whole 2015-16 season we have a regular slot on the Sand pitch between 7-8pm on a Wednesday evening dedicated to Men’s Back-to-Hockey drills, skills, rules, games & learning for those who want just the most gentle (re)introduction to hockey. All those attending this session are welcome to stay on for the regular adult training that will take place immediately afterwards from 8-10pm.
- Ladies Back to Hockey finishes on Monday 29 June for the summer. Come back to Back to Hockey at the start of next season, first session planned for Monday 7 September: £5 per session 8-9pm.
Come and have fun and get fit!
Club Day - Sunday 30 August
Mark your calendars for a super start to the 2015/16 season. There will be something for everyone. Details coming soon...
Under 14 Boys 3rd in England
Unbeaten in the first two stages of the England Hockey Boys U14 Championships with a +60 goal difference, Guildford Under 14 Boys took to the pitches at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 9th May for the England Hockey National Finals.
More than 80 teams started the competition back in October and it was down to the top eight to see who would triumph. GHC boys missed out by the narrowest of margins on a chance in the final but overcame any penalty shoot-out nerves to claim the bronze medals in a field of competition that was very tough. Beeston were deserving winners and it was a great day out for GHC players, parents, coaches and supporters. Read about the event and see photos in the tour report here.
FIH President visits GHC
GHC hosted the Mercian Finals Day on Sunday 3rd May. The Mercian Home Counties Colts Hockey League comprises more than 140 teams across the Under 14, 16 and 18 boys' age groups. Finals Day brings together the top four teams in each age group. Guildford Under 14 Boys won their play-off to get into the Final v Surbiton which was drawn at full time. Golden goal went against them in a match that could have gone either way.
Max Greenhalgh was awarded the man of the tournament trophy by FIH President Leandro Negre who came straight from Heathrow to GHC and then back to Heathrow via the Hockey Museum in Woking. Max was presented with a new Mercian stick courtesy of Simon Mason and Mercian Sports.
Men's 2nd XI Win League Cup!
Well done to the Men's 2s who on Saturday 18 April won the Higgins Group London Hockey League Divison 2 Cup!
Under 14 Boys win Regional Play-offs
Under 12 Girls Win South Plate 2015
Under 10 Girls are Surrey Champions 2015
Well done to the GU10s! After a massive effort over 75 gruelling minutes of hockey, the GU10s took away gold medals as Surrey Champions. A great performance by all, and reward for the many hours of training and matches throughout the season. We now head to the South Championship on 29 March and hope to go one better.
Under 12 Boys Surrey County Cup Runners-Up 2015
GHC Under 12 Boys teams came 2nd and 4th in the Surrey Cup held on 1st March. The two teams met each other in the semi-finals and the winning team went on to draw with Surbiton in the final only to come 2nd on penalty flicks for the decider.
Two more teams competed in the Surrey Plate on the same day and one of them finished the tournament as...
Under 12 Boys Surrey Plate Winners 2015
Well done to all!!!
Alex Danson Visited GHC - 23 January
The Junior Section was treated to a special presentation by GB and England Team Member, Alex Danson, on Friday evening during their training evening at the Club. Alex joined in with Under 12 Girls drills and then gave an inspirational presentation to a packed Broadwater Hall of 350 people!
The evening was hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist (Barcelona 1992 Coxed Pairs' Cox) and BBC Olympic Commentator, Mr Garry Herbert, MBE.
For a summary and photos of the evening, click here.
Click on Alex's GB Hockey Profile here to see her impressive list of national team selections and medals.
Under 12 Boys win Gold
One of the tournaments we look forward to each year in the Junior calendar is the Teddington Xmas Invitational. This tournament, held the Sunday before Christmas, includes top teams from across the South region of the country. Not only an excuse to avoid shopping, the Under 10 and 12 boys and girls have a great time and play some really competitive hockey.
Well done to our Under 12 Boys who came home with the gold medals this year.
Junior Tour to Barcelona
Five teams of GHC Junior players ranging in age from 10 to 16, boys and girls, participated in one of Europe's top youth tournaments in Barelona, Spain during the first weekend in December. All teams played very well against strong teams from across Spain and from Russia, Ireland, France and Belgium.
The hockey was fast and physical and our boys and girls did themselves proud by producing some of their finest hockey not to mention their outstanding behaviour on and off the pitch. Coaches, administrators and parents had probably as much fun (or more) than the children; all players were a pleasure to look after and coach during the weekend.
See the full Tour Report here.
Under 14 Boys - Runners-Up
Under 16 Boys - Third Place