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 500 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.
New Club Kit Ready - Order Now
Thank you to all who completed the survey about new kit. The kit committee has reviewed the current kit, our club requirements, what is available in the market, various supplier and retailer options and has made a decision. We are entering a new four year kit cycle. See the details here in Club News.
Many, many thanks to Anthony Greenhalgh for spearheading the effort to make sure that the best decision possible was made.
See our new Kit Shop webpage to order your kit ahead of the new season from new supplier Hawkinsport. Please order as soon as you can in order to get as many players as possible in the new kit ahead of the 2016/17 season. Samples are available in the clubhouse; more detail on the Kit Shop webpage.
Mid-week Fitness For All and Junior Skills
- Tuesday 28 June - 7pm at GHC
- Thursday 30 June - 7pm at GHC
Ladies Pre-Season Details
Pre-Season hockey training for Ladies 1s, 2s, Juniors by invitation begins Wednesday 10th August. Meet at 7.30pm, finish 9.30pm.
New players welcome.
Please contact for more details.
First team coach Alice Lane started at GHC ahead of the 2015/16 Season, having come to us with 10 years of National League playing experience at a range of large clubs around the country (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.
Alice completed her England Hockey Level 3 coaching certificate whilst coaching the University of Portsmouth Ladies 1st XI. She has experience coaching in the Single System, including at JRPC level, in addition to her Club, School and Uni experience.
Alice has been a really positive addition to GHC, a terrific role model for the girls and ladies. She is looking forward to the 2016/17 season with plans well underway. Contact Alice for more information.
Please see our exciting list of sessions and courses available for Goalkeepers looking for extra coaching during the summer and in the new season (note this is outside of regular weekly sessions taking place during the season when it starts).
Annual General Meeting - 15 May
Thank you to all who supported our AGM 2016. Some great discussion and support and three new Board members! Well done to all who came and participated. See the minutes here. More details for the new season will be forthcoming.
Mixed Summer Hockey - Wednesday evenings
Come one, come all... Men, Ladies, Juniors 13-years-old and up...
£5 per session
Bring a dark shirt and a light shirt
Please arrive before 7.45pm so we can organise teams and start by 8pm
Under 12 Girls - National Finals Top Four
Well done to the girls for coming fourth in England against tough competition!
Under 12 Girls in National Finals - 14th May
Having come top two in the Surrey County Cup, the Under 12 Girls had their place in the South Cup, the top two teams of which would progress to National Finals.
We won all three of our group matches without conceding a goal. A very comfortable opening 3-0 win over Buckingham was followed by a rather more nervy 1-0 win over Epsom, whose keeper made two or three outstanding saves to keep them in it for a long period. We finished off with a 3-0 win over Wallingford.
In the quarter final we managed to give ourselves a scare letting Sunbury get in behind to take the lead, but after a nervy 5 minutes we ran out fairly comfortable 3-1 winners. Reading in the semis were, not surprisingly, the best team we played up to that point, but the squad rallied after Siena’s injury to win 2-0 and progress to yet another tournament final against Surbiton.
A few injuries left us a bit light of the task against Surbiton, who ran out deserved 3-0 winners in the final, but we live to fight another day and could easily find ourselves toe-to-toe with them again in a month.
Across the day they played like we all know they can and thoroughly deserve their chance in the Nationals. Best of luck at Beeston on Saturday, 14th May!!
Under 16 Boys Win Medals in EH National Finals at Lee Valley
The EH Club Championships began in October with about 80 teams competing for a place in the Regional Play-offs. GHC Under 16 Boys won their Local pool to progress to the Regional event that took place in February. Coming first in the Regional event gave them a place in the final eight teams competing over two days at the Home of England Hockey, the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre in the Olympic Park.
The competition in their Pool was extremely tight. Two draws and a win got the boys a place in the 3rd/4th play-off where they were 2-0 up but then unfortunately let the lead slip. It was all very close and at one point the boys were poised for a place in the final until fortunes changed in the closing seconds of the middle Pool B matches.
The boys had a draw against the second placed team and there was only one goal between them and the bronze medal. Unbelievably tight and a great effort to come 4th in the country.
Well done to Coach Toby Mullins and Captain Josh Powell, to the team who played on the day and indeed to the entire Under 16 Boys Squad who have worked hard all season!
Under 12 Boys & Girls Qualify for South Region Finals 2016
GHC hosted the Surrey County Cup competitions on Sunday 20 March. All teams did well - two teams in the boys' competition and three in the girls' competition.
Both Girls and Boys A teams have qualified for the South Region Finals taking place on 17 April at Merchant Taylor's School.
Superb job everyone! GHC proved terrific hosts once again and once again thanks to Dave Hall and his team for catering.
Under 12 Girls win Surrey Plate 2016
The Under 12 Girls competed in the Surrey County Plate Competition on 13 March and came out winners. See the match report here.
Our Under 10 Boys won bronze in their Surrey Cup Competition in the end of February and the Under 10 Girls finished with bronze in both their Surrey Cup and Plate competitions.
Each tournament included more than thirty teams from one of the most densely populated hockey playing counties in the country. Well done to all involved.
Under 16 Boys Qualify for National Finals
England Hockey run national competitions in the U12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups. The Under 14 and 16 competitions start with a Local regional pool of five teams ('Tier 1') with matches running from October to February. The top two teams in Tier 1 go on to a Regional pool of four teams in 'Tier 2.' The winner of Tier 2 goes on to the National Finals ('Tier 3').
Our Boys won all of their Tier 1 matches earning 12 points in the pool and with a goal difference of 19. They travelled to Bournemouth to compete in the Tier 2 competition where two wins and a draw secured the top sport in the tournament.
The Boys will be playing in the National Finals in early April which includes the top 8 teams from across the country. The venue is likely to be the Lee Valley National Hockey & Tennis Centre. Check back for details and come to support!