Alton Hockey Club News pages

06 Oct 2017 : New members welcome

Although the season's started, new members are welcome. You can come along to a couple of sessions to try out the sport and the club before joining.

Please contact us first to find out more information and so that we can advise you about which session to attend.

We'd be particularly interested in hearing from you if your child played in this week's Alton schools competition and maybe wants to take up hockey.

Pete Tynan

Junior Chair


15 Sep 2017 : AHC - The Final Push for a Pitch Party!
AHC - The Final Push for a Pitch Party!

Over the summer we asked you to pencil in the 18th November for our 'Final Push for a Pitch' party fundraiser to be held at Eggar's.


We would now like to invite you to attend what we hope will be the final fundraiser for our new astroturf. We have committed to raising £50,000 towards the pitch and currently we have just over £10,000 to go.

The party last year raised just over £10,000.


Tickets are £25 per person or £200 for a table of 8.


Slightly different to last year, we have Simon Mason as our guest speaker. He is a three-time GB Hockey Olympian. This will be followed by an auction and a disco.


Details of items in the auction will be provided nearer the time. If anyone does have anything they would like to donate, please contact us.


Tickets are on sale from today on our website or at Junior training starting tomorrow!


We look forward to welcoming all players (over 16yrs) and parents! Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will need an adult to accompany them.


The Development Committee

25 Aug 2017 : GB International Liam Sanford at Club Day!


With just over one week to go before Club Day we hope you're already excited for the new season. You should have already received the schedule for Club Day, but in addition we are excited to announce that GB and Reading player Liam Sanford will be coming along to Club Day too. He will be at Amery Hill from 11-1pm so if you would like to meet him please stick around/come early.

If you would like a new gumshield for the season, OPRO will be taking impressions at the Rugby Club on Club Day (Saturday 2nd September). You need to have placed your order ( by the end of TODAY. The dentist will be at the Rugby Club from 10am so get there as soon as you can. OPRO cannot give us a time for how long the dentist will stay. There is also a new unique AHC design.  

We look forward to seeing you all at Club Day, next Saturday!


09 Aug 2017 : 2017/18 Season Membership Details

Here's a link to the new season's membership form: AHC_Membership_form 2017-18.pdf

There have been no increases in fees for this year!


Please note the following dates for payment of subs:

25th September (full payment or first instalment)

1st October - final deadline to be able to continue training and playing matches (£10 surcharge)

17th February - second instalment due


The reason for the slightly earlier than usual deadlines for first payment is that the new EH insurance policy will only cover unpaid members for three weeks.


Any questions, please email Matthew Steven -

01 Aug 2017 : Pre-season training - starts 16th August


We are starting pre-season training on Wednesday evenings at Lord Wandsworth commencing 16th August. The sessions will be for ladies and men and will run from 7:15-8:30pm until the first week of September when normal training will start. It is strongly recommended that you attend as many pre-season sessions as possible so we can kick off the season in great form.

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible! Any questions, please ask.



19 Jul 2017 : AHC - Eggars Astroturf Update - Exciting News!

We have some great news from the Development Committee – the planning application for the new Astroturf @ Eggars has been submitted!


You can find details here:


Please can all members view the application and submit positive comments supporting the application? This is important as it demonstrates community support for the pitch.


Whilst on the subject of the new astroturf, we are into the final stage of our ‘Push for a Pitch’ campaign. Rather than ongoing small events to generate funds, we are proposing to hold another party at Eggars in November so  please save the date – 18th November 7pm to midnight. More details to follow but we are hoping to replicate and improve on the event we held last year!


Finally, we have been investigating other ways of generating funds without actually asking for people to donate. Impossible? Turns out it isn’t! We have set ourselves up as a cause on the Easy Fundraising site. By simply registering, any online shopping you do will result in a donation to Alton Hockey Club.


As an example, Gosport HC have been using this for about three months and in that time, over 51 people have registered and has resulted in over £600 of donations!


Please take the time to register at the following site, it takes under a minute and it costs you nothing, but will help the club!


More details on the 'Final Push for a Pitch' party to come soon!




The AHC Development Committee


14 Jul 2017 : Club Day - 2nd September 2017
Club Day - 2nd September 2017

A few minor changes to the format this year in that each age group has a time slot and there is also time for juniors who are completely new to hockey:


9-10am - New to hockey juniors (feel free to invite your friends!)

10-11am - U10

11-12pm - U12

12-1pm - U14

1-4pm - U16/U18 and adults - (7-a-side tournament)


We will have the usual BBQ and refreshment stands plus England Hockey, Stitch-a-Logo, OPRO (gumshields) and also More details to follow soon as well as a new membership form to bring along.


We look forward to welcoming existing, new and old members @ Amery Hill in September!


AHC Club Day Committee

07 Jul 2017 : Alton Hockey Club 2017-18 Training Times

 we have had to make some amendments to the Club Training times for the upcoming season.

The main switch is that Men's Training has moved from a Tuesday to a Wednesday Evening 7pm to 8-30pm and the Under 12 now have another slot at Lord Wandsworth College on a Tuesday Evening.

Training Times are:

Monday's 6-7pm Under 14's Lord Wandsworth College (LWC)

Monday's 7-8.30pm Ladies @ LWC

Tuesday's 6-7pm Under 12's @ LWC

Wednesday's 7-8-30pm Mens @ LWC

Saturdays 9-11am Juniors aged 6-12 Amery Hill School


Training will start week commencing Monday 4th September 2017


Have a nice rest of your Summer and remember that there is still a few summer inter club games at LWC on a Thursday evening left if you want to dust off your Stick and shin-pads!!!!!


Ian Southgate

Fixtures Secretary


04 Jul 2017 : Real Ale Train - 25th August

We have 30 tickets available, (Over 18's Only but parents of Junior members welcome), for the Real Ale Train on Friday 25th August 2017 departing at 19.20 from Alton Station.

As availability is limited, please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to reserve your ticket(s). This will be on a first come first served basis.

Price is £20 and will be payable on the night to Matt Steven.

With thanks

Paul Chester

10 May 2017 : Club Award Winners

Alton Hockey Club ended the season on a high with their Dinner and Awards evening held at The Alton House Hotel on Saturday 6th May. A record number of people attended with 115 members from all senior teams squeezed into the venue to enjoy dinner, speeches and presentation of team and club awards. Club Chairman Dave Harvey introduced the evening and gave his speech on the success of the club over the 16/17 season - all four mens teams gaining promotion with three of them finishing as league champions, and the mens 2s going all season unbeaten. 
Each team Captain gave a speech and presented individual team members with Most Improved Player, Players' Player and Captain's Player awards. The official section of the evening culminated in the presentation of Club awards, voted for by the Club committee. Winners were:
Golden stick - James Goulding-Stewart with 28 goals scored in the season
John Young Goalkeeper of the Season - Bex Chester
Dennis Martin Young Player - Tom Green
Team of the Season - Mens 2nd XI
Fred Patel: Contribution to the Club - Ian Southgate (absent on the night, but his award was collected by his son, Kieran, on his behalf)
Robin Glanfield Spirit of Hockey Award - Paul and Bex Chester
Personality Award - Adrian Trim