Welcome To Holcombe Hockey Club
We are an established and inclusive club with a vision to provide a home of hockey for all. You will always be made to feel welcome when you join us at Holcombe Park – whether as a player, a supporter, a volunteer or an official.
Our Men’s and Women’s 1Xl both play in the top-flight of the England Hockey National League (Premier Divisions), which sees them compete against the best teams in the country. Our 1Xl players are all committed to performing at the highest standard and the club is firmly behind these aspirations.
Our Men’s 1XI features former Great Britain and England captain Barry Middleton, who also brings his wealth of experience to the club as our Director of Hockey, Scotland international Robert Field, GB and England players Ollie Payne, Phil Roper and Nick Bandurak, alongside other rising stars in the national squad, Sam Taylor and Tom Russell. Chile international Jose Maldonado, New Zealand international Hayden Phillips and Wales man Rhodri Furlong are also in the squad. Our Women’s 1Xl squad includes New Zealand international Phoebe Steele as well as a host of experienced Vitality Premier Division players such as Emma Bandurak, Harriet Pittard and Charlotte Daly.
We have something for everyone, whether you’re new to the sport or looking to develop your existing hockey skills. We offer competitive, social and inclusive hockey opportunities, within our 10 men’s and 5 women’s senior teams, through to our junior programme for U8s to U18s. You can play in a competitive league structure, join our popular social adult ‘Back to Hockey’ or junior ‘Hockey Heroes’, take part in our inclusive ‘Flyerz’ hockey sessions, or just come and watch hockey action from the comfort of our terraces which overlooks our water-based show pitch.
Our junior section continues to go from strength to strength and we have an established support team developing the section. Junior training – on a Sunday morning and Tuesday evening – currently attracts over 200 participants aged five to 16 years old.
Our senior club coaches include GB’s record cap holder Barry Middleton, current GB captain David Ames [both Men’s first team] and rising international star Nick Bandurak and New Zealand international Hayden Phillips [both Women’s first team]. All coaches bring a wealth of experience to the club. Barry and Nick support coach education throughout the club and believe in growing the player pathway from the junior to adult section. We also have dedicated coaches for every team, ensuring consistent training and development throughout.
Please continue to browse our website, which will provide you with an insight into our club. If you have any questions please contact a member of the committee through our contacts page.
We look forward to welcoming you to our ‘home of hockey’ here at Holcombe Park.
Karen Drake and Brian Field