Chelmsford HC has a lot to offer, whether you’re a junior, senior, beginner or an experienced player. We have incredibly high level coaches, excellent facilities a wide range of teams to suit any level and a friendly and social atmosphere. We would love you to join us: the Chelmsford Hockey Family, est since 1898!
HOCKEY FOR ALL AGES, GENDERS, ABILITIES
We have well over 500 members comprising 17 adult teams and over 20 junior teams that cater for all abilities. Our teams play in the East league with teams at all levels from the highest to lowest divisions – catering for players of all abilities and levels of experience. We also have 2 men’s veterans teams that play regularly in the London Vets and Supervets leagues. Every year in the Spring we also run specific Back2hockey sessions for adult beginners and returners to the game, although beginners can join in at any point in our club training sessions and will be made most welcome. Juniors can start as young as 5 years old and can play in their age group teams as well as the adult teams when they reach 13. Throughout the winter there’s hockey being played in some form every day of the week with leagues fixtures being primarily played at the weekends. During the summer we host our own week night Summer League for clubs in the local area, whilst also entering teams into other leagues being run throughout the area. Our only requirement at CHC is that you enjoy your hockey!
TOP CLASS COACHES
We are very lucky to boast some incredibly talented coaches at Chelmsford. Coaching our ladies 1st team this year, we have Glenn Kirkham, Olympian and former England captain, and in the role of player/coach for our men’s 1st team we have Harry Rayner. We have coaches for both our 2nd teams and at least 3 club coaches at club training nights (for teams 4-7). Every junior age group also has coaches from under 8s to under 18s.
Top Class Facilities
We have excellent facilities at our home ground, Chelmer Park, with two recently laid sand-based pitches situated next to our clubhouse. We have excellent changing room facilities, a meeting room and physio room. We also have a large clubhouse and bar where we can always be found after a game and in which we hold regular social events throughout the year.
A FRIENDLY AND SOCIABLE CLUB
We are a welcoming, friendly and sociable club with a great atmosphere. We hold regular social events in teams and as a whole club. Takeaway nights, Christmas parties, Quiz nights, a beer festival, club day and balls. The junior section hosts or goes on tour to Zevenbergen Hockey Club in The Netherlands Dutch Club every year and our Evergreen’s team has regular tours abroad.