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Back to Hockey 2019 – starts Wednesday September 11th 2019

Back to Hockey 2019

Whitchurch(Shropshire) Hockey Club will be joining over 125 clubs across the country in a national Back to Hockey campaign. We welcome you to join us at our Back to Hockey sessions for men and women which will run from Wednesday 11th September 2019 for 6 weeks with no commitment and its FREE!

What are Back to Hockey sessions?
Back to Hockey sessions are coached sessions for men and women who may not have played hockey for a long period of time or who are looking to try the sport for the first time.

Don’t worry if you’re nervous or don’t remember any rules our Back to Hockey coaches will gentle guide you through this series of fun and friendly sessions.

How to take part
If you would like to take part in Back to Hockey sessions sign up by registering in the top left of the below link. We provide all equipment but recommend bringing shin pads as supplies are limited.

Register for Back to Hockey sessions at Whitchurch Hockey Club

Where – Whitchurch Sport & Leisure Centre, SY13 2BY

When – Wednesday from 18.30 to 19.30



Junior GK training course, Ludlow

Junior GK training sessions to be put on by Ludlow Hockey Club.
Nick Lewis has agreed to run regular GK training sessions for junior keepers in Shropshire in collaboration with LHC. Once a half term, on a Sunday, he will run a  2 hour session at our training pitch at Moor Park School.
The cost will be between £12-15 per session.  He has also offered to do a training session near the end of August.  No times and dates have been fixed yet as pitch availability is to be confirmed . He can only take a max of 8 players at a time but we will run two sessions on the same day divided by age and ability.
Any junior keepers that would like extra GK training should contact Angela at
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information.  The goal is to help our young keepers develop their skills and improve the overall level of play on Shropshire pitches.
Whitchurch HC are not involved with the running of these sessions.

Shropshire Flyerz Inclusive Hockey Session – Sunday 14th July 2019

The aim of the session is to encourage young people with physical and intellectual disabilities to play hockey, even if they have no previous experience of the sport.
If the session is well attended, we will look to develop a Shropshire Flyerz Hockey Club in the future and organise regular sessions.
The session will take place between 10.30am and 12pm at Meole Brace, Shrewsbury.
It will be led by qualified coaches and the cost of attending is £5, which can be paid on the day.
To register for the session, parents or participants can click on the following link:

Ladies 1s have been shortlisted for the Team of the Year Women Award at the 2019 England Hockey Awards

It is with great pride that we announce that our ladies 1s have been shortlisted for the Team of the Year Women Award at the 2019 England Hockey Awards Dinner on Saturday 11th May 2019.


Although the ladies 1s have been nominated this couldn’t have happened without the support of all the clubs members, volunteers and officials who work to support the running of the club.


The ladies 1s have been promoted this season and will play in Cheshire Division 2 in 19/20 season. This has largely resulted from the strength and depth that the club now has from the Academy through to the Men’s and Ladies senior sections.


The ladies 1s are made up of a combination of players who have played for the club, come through the Academy and those who have joined the club based on its growing reputation. Players from the team are representing both County and Regional teams as well as school sides in the surrounding area.


The team have been supported by a number of players coming through the ladies 2s and 3s which will give the club strength over the coming years.


I hope you will all join us in celebrating this success and wish the ladies all the best on their big evening.


Whitchurch Hockey Club


Nominate_Shortlist for 2019 EH Awards