New Members Welcome!
It's an exciting time to join GHC - get in touch if you have any questions or would like to know how to get stuck in. You are very welcome to come and see what we do and to join us for the terrific season ahead:
A few highlights as we move into the 2019/20 season:
- GHC Director of Hockey Dan Fox started his new role on 1 August 2019!
- Our Water base pitch is being relaid with a new, blue, Olympic standard pitch beginning of September!
- 7 GHC Senior teams earned promotion for 2019/20!
- Our Men's and Women's 1st teams will play in the South Premier League; our 1st team Coaches Gary Boucher and Shay O'Connell start their third seasons with us, having earned three promotions for the two teams in that time!
- Our Under 18 Boys are England Hockey Indoor and Outdoor National Champions 2019!
- We have a full social programme starting in September and carrying on throughout the season!
- We have new players and coaches joining in all sections of the Club - hopefully you, too...
Register for the 2019/20 Season
Thank you in advance for registering for the 2019/20 season and making your payment as early as possible.
- Returning members - you will have received an email from the LoveAdmin (formerly PSO) system with a link to re-register for the new season.
- New members - please get in touch through the Sign Up button above or have a look at the information about registration here on our Registration 2019/20 page.
Thank you! Roll on 2019/20...
Junior Skills Camps - Book August Now!
Camps are a great way to work on new skills or hone those ones you have - and great fun, too! Ages 6-12 and Performance Group for 12s and up! Next dates:
- Wednesday-Thursday-Friday 28-29-30 August
See our Junior Camps page here for details and to book - Junior Skill Camps
Pre-Season Fitness Training
Double Olympian Dan Fox Joins GHC as Director of Hockey
Guildford HC are delighted to announce the appointment of double Olympian Dan Fox as our new Director of Hockey, a role that will start on 1st August 2019.
Dan's most recent role was Director of Hockey at Charterhouse and he played during the 2018/19 season for Conference East team Old Georgians HC, helping them earn promotion to the Premier League. He was voted into the 1st XI Conference East team at the end of the 2018/19 season (the best players in the XI positions from all ten teams in Conference East).
Dan captained Great Britan in the 2015 World League Finals in Raipur and was named UK Sports Writers' Player of the Year in 2016. He announced his retirement from international hockey in December 2016 with 101 England and 63 GB caps. He had competed in nearly 20 international tournaments including the World Cup in 2014, the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the London and Rio Olympics.
In addition to his long playing career at the top levels of hockey, Dan comes to us with extensive coaching experience - a range that includes running camps for the littlest juniors all the way to assisting with the GB men's team and coaching England U21 men and women, the England Hockey Performance Centres and more.
At our recent April Junior Skills Camp
In his own words...
"The new Director of Hockey role will be responsible for creating an environment in which all our players, coaches, umpires and supporters have a great experience on the hockey pitch. This includes being part of both the adult and junior sections and working with our social and performance teams to build on the long and successful history of the club.
"In a day-to-day capacity you will see me running coaching sessions, leading the club’s coaching team, providing a link between the junior and adult sections, looking after the club’s links with local schools and other organisations, and providing a route into the Player Pathway for elite junior players.
"The Club has an impressive group of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers that already deliver coaching, captain teams, umpire, book pitches, register players and generally ensure that Guildford Hockey Club is a great place to play. That structure will continue to be an important part of how we operate, and as the club grows and we add more senior sides and increase our junior membership, we will continue to encourage more people to get involved.
"I look forward to seeing you at the club and to a bright and successful future."
7 GHC Teams earn Promotion for 2019/20!
Guildford HC Men's and Women's' 1st teams played their way to promotion to South Div 1 for next season with a few games still to play. Summary of the teams promoted:
- Men's 1s and Ladies 1s, 3s and 4s are all League Champions this season!
- Ladies 2s and 5s finish 2nd and will normally also earn promotion.
- Men's 3s also finish second in their league table with the Men's 2s in third.
Ww are adding new teams for 2019/20 - new players, supporters, umpires welcome!!
Men's 1st Team - South League Prem 2 Winners
Women's 1st Team - South League 2B Winners
Women's 2nd Team - Surrey Divison 2 Runners-Up
Men's 3rd Team - Surrey Open Divison 2
Women's 3rd Team - Surrey Divison 7 Winners
Women's 4th Team - Surrey Division 10 Winners
Women's 5th Team - Surrey Division 10 Runners-up
Guildford Hockey Club
Whether you're 5 or 65, there's never been a better time to play hockey. Players, parents and supporters have been enjoying the sport and social life that thrives around hockey at GHC since 1912.
We have 7 Men’s teams, 5 Ladies’ teams, Mixed hockey and a thriving Junior Section with 650 children from 5 to 18 years old. Our Clubhouse is located at Broadwater School in Godalming with two all-weather pitches and it's busy with training, matches and social events on weekday evenings and weekends.
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. New players very welcome. Come and see why Guildford is A Great Place to Play.