Ipswich Hockey Club is a friendly and successful Men's and Women's club based in Ipswich, Suffolk in the UK.
We are ClubsFirst Accredited and are recognised as working towards providing a Safe, Effective and Child Friendly hockey environment.
The club has won over 16 National Titles, 2 EH Cups, 2 European Silver medals and 1 European Bronze.
We run 4 Men's Senior sides and 5 Women's sides, as well as Mixed, Veterans and Junior teams.
We are able to provide hockey for both Men and Women at ALL levels and for ALL Ages.
Our Women's 1's play in Investec EHL East Conference , last season they finished in 3rd place and they won the title in 09-10. Before that they played in the English National Premier League for 19 consecutive seasons.
The team are coached by Olympic Bronze medallist Sandie Lister and have long term ambitions to regain a place back in the Premier League.
Indoors the team reached the semi final of the National Finals for four consecutive years (2005-2008) and this season they won promotion to Division 1.
The Men 1's currently play in the East Premier B League. They also had several seasons in the English National Conference East and their long term ambition is to return to the national League. They are coached by GB Olympian Dave Hacker.
England, GB and International Players
The club has been home to many England and GB International players, Leisa King and Olympians Sandie Lister, Vicky Dixon, Jo Ellis, Harry Martin, George Pinner and Jo Thompson to name a few. Current stars are U18 England International's Kitty McWhirter & Clare Poole and England U16 Internationals Sophie Sunderland & Sophie Hart.
Our 1st Team GK and Assistant coach is South African Double Olympian (Beijing & London) Mariette Rix.
The club are particularly proud of the thriving and successful Junior section and we have over 150 Junior members Our Girls U18 Team won the National Plate Champions (09-10) and were the first team in the country to win successive titles in 04 and 05. Our U16 girls team reached the National Finals of both the indoor and outdoor competition in the 2012-13 season.
Junior sessions, open to all ages 6-18 run weekly on our two astro-turf pitch's.
We are also part of Ipswich Sports Club, a members only club that has over 1,500 members. This link offers us access to top class tennis and squash facilities, as well as access to the newly refurbished Gym, Sauna, Steam Room and clubhouse at Henley Road.
Each team has an allocated coach (see Contacts).
The training schedule for the season is shown below: