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Welcome to Crowborough Hockey Club

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*Pitch Update*

The re-laying of Beacon Hockey Pitch is officially finished and our new Women's 4's played on it for the first time this week. Everyone thought the pitch was great and the new Women's team put on an amazing performance especially considering this was their first time playing together as a team! Such amazing milestones happening for our club.

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Club Training Times

Monday 19:00pm - 20:00pm

Girls & Boys Development Squad

Monday 20:00pm - 21:00pm 

Mens Threes & Womens Threes

Wednesday 19:00pm - 20:00pm

Womens Ones & Womens Twos

Wednesday 20:00pm - 21:00pm

Mens Ones & Mens Twos

Saturday 09:00am - 10:15am

Junior Club Members

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About the Club

Crowborough Hockey Club is a family friendly hockey club with competitive teams at all age levels. The club has three mens teams, four womens teams, two development squads and a thriving junior section. In the last season of 2023/24 our mens 2's managed to gain promotion to Martlets Division Two with the rest of the club recorded some excellent victories. Our junior sides secured a number of tournament medals and we have had to create another womens team due to the high demand of young girls developing through the Club.

Club History

Crowborough Hockey Club was formed in December 1968 at an inaugural meeting at the Wolfe Recreation Ground, Crowborough by a small collective of hockey-loving enthusiasts. 16 players joined the first practice game at the Wolfe on Sunday 18th January 1969.
In attendance were Tony Gliddon, Brian Ware, M Vidler, Derek Prangnell, Doug Treacher, D Eldritt, D Jeggo, Peter Barford, R Smith, P Lynch, J Saunders, D Green, B Nye and M Stewart. The first competitive match was played against Crawley on 25th January with a final score of 4-4.

By mid February the club had grown and Crowborough Hockey Club was able to field 2 men's sides, with a total of 32 playing members. Initially the teams took a while to ‘bed-in' and after a significant loss or two, goals started to appear on the scorecards. In these early games goal scorers included the likes of John Schumacher, Peter Barford, Tony Gliddon, Brian Nye and Alan Patterson. An "able and spectacular goalkeeper", Gary May joined the club as a relatively inexperienced player. And it was at this stage that our much treasured Ron Easton was making his appearance as an "enthusiastic winger", making many a dash up the right wing, and seemingly stressing the opposition defence.

 

The first Annual General Meeting of the club was held at the end of their first season, on Monday 28th April 1969 at the W.I. hall in Crowborough. They celebrated a club membership of 41 players. In his report the secretary, Derek Prangnell wrote "Such has been the enthusiasm that the ladies have also formed their section, and their membership is now 23".

 

It was at this meeting that the club, currently playing in white shirts and blue shorts, decided they needed a more distinctive colour to set them apart from the rest of the teams in the County. It was then that our infamous orange was born! Or tangerine, to be more precise.

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Contact Us

Pitch Location:
Beacon Community College,
North Beeches Road,
Crowborough,
TN6 2AS

Club House Address:

Crowborough Social Club

 Croft Road

Crowborough

TN6 1DL

07771 805 610

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