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.
Junior Skills Camp August - Soma Singh
The Juniors are in for another treat - ex-GB and England International Soma Singh will be our guest coach for our next camp taking place in August. Soma captained his country and played 190 times for England and GB; he represented Great Britain at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, in two World Cups, two European Cups and 5 Champions Trophies.
After successful top club coaching appointments - he was Club Coach of the Year 2013 - Soma is currently the Head of Sport at Lord Wandsworth College. He loves coaching and is looking forward to meeting our Guildford Juniors!
- Tuesday 2 August
- Wednesday 3 August
Spread the word - and book now:
Club Day - Saturday 3rd September
Ladies and Gentlemen, mark the calendars and kick off the season (subject to tweaking).
Visitors and new/prospective members very welcome at the club anytime and on pitch with us from 1230:
- 1000-1130 - Men's 1s & warm-up space
- 1130 - 1230 - Men's 2s v U16/17/18 Boys
- 1230 - 1400 - Men's Fun Hockey
- 1400 - BBQ
- 1700 - Men's 1s match
- 1000-1115 Ladies 1s v London Wayfarers
- 1115-1230 Ladies 2s v Cheam
- 1230-1400 Ladies Fun Hockey
- 1400 - BBQ
Junior Club Day - Sunday 4th September
And something for the Juniors, too:
- Coaches and Squad Managers Meeting
- Coaching the Coaches Session
- Pitch space for Junior squads
Men's 1st XI Pre-Season Details
Men's 1st XI training starts on Thursday 11th August and then on Thursday 18th August and thereafter on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-10pm at GHC.
New players welcome. Please contact for details.
Head Coach Toby Mullins is looking forward to coaching Guildford Men's 1st XI this season. Toby, an EHA Level 4 Coach, joined us last season with much 1st team playing experience and a breadth and depth of coaching experience including in the England System and with National League Clubs including Ipswich, Havant, Bracknell, Trojans and Olton.
He coached Ipswich Ladies to National Champions and Trojans and Olton in top levels of the Conference. Junior Internationals experience includes the U18 Ladies and Toby has much experience with U18, 19 and 21 Divisional men's teams as well as in the England Development Programme for the Senior Men.
Toby is an excellent addition to Guildford and will be well supported by Jason Ellis-Woodley, a strength and conditioning coach and Sam Plater, a sports developement coach, both of whom will be playing and supporting the coach and team. Here's to a great start to the season.
New players welcome, please get in touch.
Pre-season home friendlies:
- Saturday 20th August at 2pm v Blueharts
- Saturday 27th August at 2pm v Lewes
- Saturday 3rd September (Club Day)
- Saturday 17th September at 2pm
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.
Saturday 27th August - triangular at Eastcote (mixture of 1s and 2s)
Wednesday 31st August - match versus Woking (1s match) (2s training night)
Saturday 3rd September - Club Day
Saturday 10th September - Basingstoke HC away, stay over in Oxford...
Sunday 11th September - Oxford Hawks & Oxford HC away
Also please note: Monday evening fitness sessions begin Monday 8th August 7.30-8.30pm - open to all Ladies, delivered by Personal Trainer and Ladies 1s Player Suzi Cook! £2 contribution please.
New Club Kit - 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 and 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.
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).
Registration for the 2016/17 Season
Having reviewed plenty of club management tools, we have decided to use PaySubsOnline and are in the process of implementing this tool for our needs and to help with management of membership, registration, renewals, payments, events and fundraising.
No tool is perfect or does everything that we need it to but this one will better support much of the detailed administration involved in managing more than 1000 members. The tool will be ready in the next few weeks at which point we will need all existing members to verify their details (and pay subs). We will also need new members to register using the tool.
Watch this space. Many, many thanks to Dave Dickson for leading the charge to help us improve what our army of volunteers can offer to the club and community.
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