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 welcomed 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 England Hockey National League, which sees them competing 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 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 goalkeeper Ollie Payne, alongside other rising stars in the national squad, Jake Owen and Tom Russell also play crucial roles. Our Women’s 1Xl squad includes Wales Senior internationals Beth Bingham and Rose Thomas, along with our home grown rising talent, England U18 Izzy Shelley, who started her hockey journey in our junior U8 squad. Recently another young goalkeeper, Tilly Woodhead has been selected for the England U16 squad at the tender age of 14.
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 5 to 16 years old.
Our senior club coaches include GB double-Olympian Julian Halls (Men’s 1XI) and former Men’s 1XI captain Chris Bowen (Women’s 1XI), assisted by Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist for Pakistan, Annan Zakir (Womens’ 1XI). All coaches bring a wealth of experience to the club. Julian and Chris 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