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!
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.
- We are looking for a top Men's 1st XI coach or player/coach to continue the team's success in the Conference West and set a solid foundation in place to build for promotion to the Premier League.
- And we welcome new players of all ages and ability levels.
If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact who is spearheading the 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
Notice of AGM with a twist
The Club's Annual General Meeting will be held:
Sunday 5th July 2015
Players looking for a bit of summer fun and to dust the cobwebs off your stick, we will start with some mixed hockey games and then some socialising in the bar over drinks and snacks. The meeting will commence at 5pm:
- 3.00pm - hockey games for all - please your interest for planning purposes
- 4.30pm - gather in the clubhouse (bar open)
- 5.00pm - start of the meeting (bar still open!)
All club members are welcome including Playing, Non-playing and Social Members (junior parents, you are Social Members - come and support your family club). We are looking for record attendance and support this year - please join us for some socialising and the beginnings of the new season.
Download the agenda here.
Please if you would like to join in the games at 3pm so that we can make up the teams; all welcome including juniors (at least 13 years old please - EH guidelines).
Thank you and see you there!
gofest 2015 coming to Surrey
The UK's Family Festival of Sport, Dance, Health and Fitness is coming to Surrey Sports Park:
Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July 2015
"A Sporting Glastonbury"
Hockey is one of the sports on offer and Guildford HC are helping run the sessions on all three days in conjuction with England Hockey and Surrey Spartans. We need volunteers to help - please email to help.
There is a free family ticket up for grabs - all volunteers will be entered in the draw to win it.
Have a look at the:
Also note that they are running Rush hockey tournaments on Sunday 12 July... click here for gofest 2015 tournaments
5-a-side Squad of up to 7
- 09:00 12:00 hrs U10s (years 5 & 6)
- 15:00 18:00 hrs U13s (years 7 & 8)
- 15:00 18:00 hrs Adult (16+)
Please contact at gofest if you would like to enter a team.
Junior Summer Skills Sessions
Arrangements are being finalised to keep your Junior player fit and happy during the off-season.
Next up we will be making sure our JDC and other players are also keeping fit. This is what we have planned for you so far:
- Thursday 9 July Speed-Agility-Quickness (SAQ) Training 6.30-8pm
- Saturday 11 July JDC Booster 10am-12pm
- Sunday 12 July JDC Booster 1pm-3pm and/or SAQ 4-6pm
- Thursday 16 July SAQ 6.30-8pm
- Saturday 18 July JDC Booster 10am-12pm
- Sunday 19 July JDC Booster 1pm-3pm and/or SAQ 4-6pm
Please watch your email to sign-up so we can plan for numbers - coming soon.
More 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 19-21 August
- Monday - Tuesday 24-25 August
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!
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