Alton Hockey Club News pages

26 Oct 2016 : AHC-Branded Drinks Bottles for Sale
AHC-Branded Drinks Bottles for Sale

Just in time for Christmas! Drinks bottles for sale. £7 each.


Please see Matthew @ training on a Saturday to purchase.

24 Oct 2016 : AHC Pub Quiz Friday 25th November

Hold the date.

AHC Pub Quiz - 25th November.

The 4th team are hosting a club pub quiz for all members and parents at Alton Rugby Club on Friday 25th November. 

Tickets will be £10 per person which includes a Fish and Chip Supper (or veg alternative). You can either arrange your own team of 4-6 or we can arrange a team for you.

Please see Pete Tynan, Ian Southgate or Adrian Trim for tickets. 

More details to follow. 





21 Oct 2016 : Hockey training during half term

There will be junior hockey training as normal on Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th October.

Unfortunately there won't be any junior training on Sunday 23rd as we don't have a level 2 coach to supervise the session. We hope to run a session on the 30th Oct.

Monday's U14 session is on at LWC. as normal.

06 Oct 2016 : Interested in playing junior hockey?

If you're U16 and interested in having a go at hockey, please contact us. We run taster sessions and beginners courses throughout the year. Contact us for details about the next one.

If you've played before, why not come along to one of our junior training sessions.

U8s and U10s train from 9-10on Saturday mornings at Amery Hill School.

U12 boys and girls train from 10-11 on Saturday mornings at Amery Hill School

U14s train at Lord Wandsworth College from 6-7 on Monday evenings.





03 Oct 2016 : Fundraising Party
Fundraising Party

Alton Hockey Club enjoyed an extremely successful Fundraising Event last Saturday which raised nearly £10,000 to add to the fund for a new pitch. Eggar's School hall was transformed with beautifully decorated tables, a live band and dance floor. In addition to club members and friends, the guest of honour was Olympic Gold medallist Alex Danson who attended with her sister Claire (now a professional triathlete) who both started their hockey careers at Alton Hockey Club. After the delicious hog-roast, attendees enjoyed a game of heads or tails, led by Alex, and an extensive raffle. Alex then spoke about her roots, how proud she was to be returning to her first club and how she was really excited to be helping in the next stage of the Club's development and impressed with the aspirations of the Club. She generously offered a masterclass for the junior section which will take place at the start of next year.


After Alex's inspiring talk, bidding in the main auction got underway with prizes ranging from a week long stay in a villa in the South of France, tickets to the rugby Aviva premiership final, tickets to see Southampton FC and the main prize, a hockey stick used in the Rio Olympic final, signed by Alex Danson. Following the auction, the live band performed two sets enabling everyone to let their hair down and dance the night away.


An excellent evening was had by all and the phenomenal total is testament to the organising committee's determination and everyone's generosity. The pitch fund now stands at £36,500 raised in just one year. For more information on the Push for a Pitch or donations, or fundraising suggestions, please get in touch 

14 Aug 2016 : AHC Welcomes Soma Singh as Head Coach
AHC Welcomes Soma Singh as Head CoachAlton Hockey Club is delighted to welcome former Great Britain and England international, Soma Singh as their Head Coach for the 2016-17 season. Singh captained his country and played 145 times for England and GB and represented Great Britain at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta and is currently the Director of Hockey at Lord Wandsworth College. On welcoming Singh to the Club, Dave Harvey (Club Chairman) said "we are thrilled to be welcoming such a well respected and influential hockey personality to Alton Hockey Club. We have great aspirations and are in a fantastic period of change and development which we hope Soma will contribute further to. We are all very excited for the season to come and to welcoming Soma fully."
Recently Alton Hockey Club have been involved in lots of activities to introduce new players to the Club. In June they once again ran a Back to Hockey six week course for adults to try out hockey for the first time, or to get back into the sport after years out. It was great to see ladies and men of all abilities having fun and enjoying some light fitness too! The Club also ran a friendly mixed league over the summer months to keep members' skills up. AHC will also be participating in the town's Sports Festival at Anstey Park on Sunday 21st August so come along and speak to us if you would like more information about hockey, or to have a go at our activities. Alternatively, the Club is holding its annual Club Day on Saturday 3rd September from 10am at Amery Hill School, open for everybody to attend to have some fun and ask any questions you may have about playing hockey.
The Club has grown so much after the London 2012 Olympics and the success of the Great Britain Ladies including ex-Alton hockey player, Alex Danson, that it has almost reached capacity on the one Amery Hill pitch so they are currently raising money in conjunction with Eggar's School to build a new pitch. They will be hosting a fundraising evening on Saturday 24th September including a hog-roast, live music, bar and auction of exciting items. More details on the event and tickets are available on

02 Jun 2016 : Alton Hockey Club 200 Club- Push for a pitch

Dear Club member

In addition to the major fund raising event to be held on Saturday 24 September 2016 19.00 to late at Eggars school, the Development Committee want to announce the launch of the Alton Hockey Club 200 club at the start of next season

If you take part in the National Lottery then you will know that buying a number each week gives you a chance of winning a major cash prize and a proportion of the money raised goes to good causes.

Our lottery will be monthly and half the money raised will be given back in 3 prizes each month. Numbers will be £5 per month.  So if we sell the maximum of 200 numbers then your chance of winning is 3 in 200- a lot better than the National Lottery !

The good cause for the money raised will initially be the new pitch, but if this proves to be a success we can run it every subsequent year to fund training goals, dugouts, goalkeeper kits, sticks and balls and other junior training materials. The Development Committee see the new pitch as just the start in developing a real community club in the town of Alton.

You can register your interest with any member of the Development Committee over the summer . More details will be posted throughout the summer by email and on the website.


Best wishes

Dave, Grev, Matt, Sig, Paul, Martin, Colin, Mark, Vicky.

22 May 2016 : Minutes of AHC AGM 2016

Dear Members

Please find attached the Alton Hockey Club AGM minutes and summary of club accounts for 2015-16.

We look forward to seeing you all raring to go at the start of the 2016 season. Training times remain the same as last year and we look forward to welcoming Soma Singh as our new Director of Coaching. Soma will be leading adults training sessions, some older juniors sessions and will oversee the coaching syllabus for the club. Soma is a former GB Player and is a very sought after coach having worked at National League clubs throughout the Country. Soma's appointment is a statement of intent for the club in terms of our future aspirations and we look forward to working with him and learning from him.

If you need a little hockey to keep the summer months interesting we have...

  • Junior Half Term and Summer Hockey Camps (booking details on the website)
  • Mens and Ladies summer leagues which are already underway
  • 'Back to Hockey' for both Men and Ladies starting @ LWC on Monday 6th June
  • AHC internal mixed summer league starting @ LWC on Thursday 9th June (open to AHC members who play senior hockey)

Best Wishes


08 Feb 2016 : Fundraising launch and defibrillator
Alton Hockey Club has launched a campaign for a £50K fundraising project to allow the club to help build a new all weather hockey pitch, at Eggar's School, so that the club can continue to provide training for it's hugely expanding junior section as well as provide pitches for adult team matches.
The limitations of Amery Hill pitch on usage at the weekend and the lack of floodlights means that the juniors have extremely limited training space on Saturday and sometimes have to forego training altogether so that the adult teams can play league matches, a requirement they have to fulfil to remain in the league and further the club's already impressive progress at adult team level.
We are working closely with Eggarls to secure a Sport England bid for a grant to build a new pitch with floodlights and after the decision made at the EGM have committed to raising £50K towards the project over the coming months.

Also, recently Humbly Grove Energy, a local company, have kindly donated the funds to AHC to purchase a defibrillator which has been given to Amery Hill School to maintain and look after. The equipment was installed recently on the outside of the changing facilities for school, sport and community use. 

Anyone keen to help with fundraising activities or who would like to donate money to the cause should visit or speak to your Captain.


AHC Juniors - February 2016 from Matthew Steven on Vimeo.

30 Nov 2015 : Notes from EGM
An EGM was held on Friday 27th November 2015 to discuss the proposal for the Club to raise funds for a new pitch at Eggar's School. Notes from the meeting and the decision made are available on the 'Documents' section of the website or here Notes from EGM held on 27/11/15