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Read the latest news from the Isle of Wight Hockey Club below.

20 Mar

Whoaaaa it's a big'un πŸ‘πŸΉπŸ†πŸ»

Doff that snowman's cap, make his coal grin wide and polish his big old carrot, this years awards do has gone down a storm. Over 70 people will be attending this years event, our biggest EVER!! Make sure you all buy your social committee a beer, mines a Guinness or Snakey B, cheers 🍻 πŸ₯‚  

18 Mar

"There's raisins in coronation chicken!?" G.Whittle '18

Mens 1s slipped to 3-0 defeat at home to league leaders Basingstoke. A strong first half saw the Island enjoy the better of the chances however with seconds until halftime it was the away side that took the lead. The Island never recovered from this sickening blow. 
Ladies 1s  enjoyed playing in our white away kit in a full on blizzard, not ideal, however they did take the lead against Hamble through K.FRASER. The Island fought to keep their somewhat frozen noses ahead but were unable to do so, an unlucky deflection of an Island defender giving the home side a share of the spoils.  
Mens 2s returned to winning ways with a majestic 4-0 victory away at Poole. M. DODDS bagging himself a hattrick and TOMAS finishing off the rout. 
Ladies 2s season over. 

11 Mar

1st XI debut and MoM performance by birthday boy Bailey

Mens 1s took a depleted side away to Winchester and struggled to get in the game from the start eventually loosing 3-0. A nasty facial injury to island pinup J.Cutting did however see the debut of 14yr old B.Woodford which he crowned with a MoM performance. 
Ladies 1s  earned a hard fought victory at home to Portsmouth and Southsea. Goals from L."where the hell have you been"ROOVIS and S.HART saw the Island edge it 2-1.
Mens 2s postponed. 
Ladies 2s were involved in an absolute goal fest. Unfortunately they were on the wrong end of a 12-4 scoreline. With the score 9-0 at halftime the island did win the 2nd half 4-3 which means they get 1.5points (that's how it works right πŸ˜‚). Goals from MIA, MAISIE, L.SIMMONDS and M.BRIDGER.

04 Mar

"Snow" trouble for Ladies as they cruise into semis

It was hard to believe the Island had been under snow and ice just 24hrs earlier as the ladies 1s hosted Andover in the quarter final of the Hampshire trophy accompanied by beaming sunshine. Those that turned up to watch weren't just given a treat by the sun gods they also received one from the goddesses of Island hockey. A comfortable 6-0 victory was what the Island's performance deserved. The goals were scored by J.UNSWORTH, S.HART, K.FRASER (2) and ALISHA (2).

25 Feb

Ladies 1s put on a show for the crowd

Mens 1s had a poor game at home to Bournemouth who came out on top 3-1. T.YOUNG getting the Island's only goal from a short corner.
Ladies 1s  shrugged off lasts weeks disappointment by producing an impressive display at home to Fleet and Ewshot infront of an adoring crowd. A 3-1 win was the reward for a superb defensive performance and clinical forward play. J.UNSWORTH, K.EDNAY and ALISHA with the goals.
Mens 2s went down 3-2 away to Salisbury in a game as close as the scoreline would suggest. It was a battling performance in which the Island's youngsters worked hard but just couldn't level. Goals from M.DODDS and ARCHIE.
Ladies 2s like the men also played out an extremely close encounter away to West Meon. A single goal early in the second half was enough to give the home side the victory.

17 Feb

Earthquake wobbles Island sides

Mens 1s played out a rarity in the hockey world drawing 0-0 away to Southampton. Both sides defended on the edge all game and threw everything they could infront of each others attacks. Both keepers also provided heroic displays to keep this hard fought battle a stalemate.
Ladies 1s  had a day to forget against an unexpectedly strong Haslemere side. A 6-0 defeat. But at least it didn't rain.
Mens 2s postponed
Ladies 2s arrived late to the party after the halfterm break giving away a quick 2 goal head start to travelling Petersfield. After waking up the Island matched the away side and had chances to reduce to deficit. The second half was the Island's, pulling a goal back through Kara. Unfortunately they couldn't find the equaliser going down fighting 2-1. 

13 Feb

It's time to celebrate!!!

It's that time of the year where head bands are swapped for tiaras and astros are left at home in favour of shiny black shoes.... Your end of season awards night has finally been confirmed. Time to celebrate those successes, laugh at those mishaps and dance those bad moments away. The details are as follows:
March 24th.
Royal esplanade hotel Ryde. 
Black tie and cocktail dress.

11 Feb

1st teams fly high as 2nds crash land

Mens 1s put it a controlled, exciting and clinical display to dominate Chichester. The Island cruised to a 8-2 victory at a freezing and wet Smallbrooke stadium. Goals from T.YOUNG (3), L.VENGA (2), S.WOODFORD (2) and J.CUTTING.
Ladies 1s  also put in a professional display convincingly winning 4-1 away to Portsmouth and Southsea. In a game rescheduled from December due a frozen pitch the Island put in an ice cool display with goals from K.EDNAY (2), J.UNSWORTH and G.WHITTLE.
Mens 2s title hopes took a nosedive as they lost 5-2 away to fellow title chasers Lavant. In a hard fought extremely competitive game the home side were just too strong for spirited visitors. M.DODDS and S.CHALLIS with the Islands goals.
Ladies 2s No game.

04 Feb least there was a cup win

Mens 1s were outnumbered and outgunned away to Petersfield going down 7-2. Two short corner goals from A.PAYNE(2)
Ladies 1s were unlucky at home against league leaders Fareham. Despite having the better of the contest they ended up loosing 2-1. ALESHA scoring for the island. The only positive result of the weekend came when the ladies knocked Gosport out of the cup with a 4-1 victory. Goals from K.FRASER, K.GARDIEN, HARRIET and K.EDNAY.
Mens 2s No game.
Ladies 2s travelled away to Aldershot and Farnham but came home empty handed after being defeated 6-2. The islands goals came from L.SIMMONDS and E.LORD. 

02 Feb

Kit now available online

Our new suppliers have now made the kit available to order online:

27 Jan

Ladies will not be outdone by the men

Mens 1s eased to a 4-0 victory at home to Gosport. The island controlled from start to finish with Goals from A.PAYNE(2), S.WOODFORD and a goal of the season contender from L.HEAVEN-GANDY.
Ladies 1s produced a carbon copy of the mens 1s and also cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory away to Andover. Goals from K.EDNAY(2), E.LORD and continuing to strike everyone down like Australian flu J.UNSWORTH.
Mens 2s were unlucky to lose 2-1 away to Alton. The island had by far the better of the game and were made to rue misses opportunities. Their 'one of those days' was compiled by a huge goof straight from the outtakes reel by veteran defender Pearson which gifted Alton thier winner.
Ladies 2s No goofs from the ladies 2s but despite this they did match the mens 2s result losing 2-1 at home to Fareham. Going in 1-1 at the break and matching the visitors stride by stride the island pushed to find the winner however it was Fareham who took home the spoils with a late short corner strike. JESS scoring for the home side.

20 Jan

Soggy Saturday

Mens 1s played out a 3-3 draw away at a very soggy Salisbury. Goals from A.PAYNE(2) and S.WOODFORD.
Ladies 1s hosted Aldershot and Farnham who were just to strong eventually running out 7-1 winners. K.FRASER getting the Island's consolation.
Mens 2s No fixture.
Ladies 2s No fixture.
On Sunday the boys u14 travelled away to Southampton and were very unlucky to return empty handed loosing 3-2 despite taking the lead. The goals came from Ethan and Harry.

13 Jan

Mixed bag for Seniors as Juniors produce cup upset

Massive congratulations to the u16 girls who join the u14s in the semi final of the Hampshire cup after defeating league leaders and strong favourites Romsey 3-2. 

Mens 1s were involved in a real ding dong at home to Poole. 3-3 was a fair result but the Island squandered a golden chance to knick it with the last play of the game. Goals from S.WOODFORD (2) and A.PAYNE.
Ladies 1s had a slightly easier time of it at home against Gosport completely outplaying their opponents. Ending 7-1 winners with goals from K.EDNAY (2), J.UNSWORTH (2), K.GARDIEN (2) and HATTY.
Mens 2s put in yet another great display to overcome Trojans away 4-0. A balanced mixture of flair and maturity was just to much for a young opposition. Goals from JOE (2), E.LYNAS and M.DODDS
Ladies 2s unfortunately travelled away to Winchester with only 9 players and despite a valiant effort this numerical advantage showed, the Island eventually going down 5-0. 

06 Jan

New year hangover for Ladies sides

Mens 1s No fixture.
Ladies 1s travelled to Alton where they unfortunately went down 1-0 to a first half wonder goal. 
Mens 2s No fixture.
Ladies 2s were treated to an unexpected trip to Basingstoke after the islands home pitch became unable. Unfortunately this favoured the now home side who took a 4-0 lead. The island did manage to grab a consolation goal through a L.Simmonds short corner.

16 Dec

Mens 1s end first half of season on a high.

The mens 1s played their rearranged fixture against Southampton in glorious sunshine and treated the spectators to an enthralling game of hockey. The island edged the game 3-2 with goals from A.Payne, L.Venga and S.Woodford. 
Enjoy your Christmas everyone and go easy on them pies 😜 

10 Dec

Christmas party a festive blast!

The IOWHCs chirstmas party was a roaring success. The club raised over £200 and brought together members and parents of all ages in an evening of much celebration, party games and a quiz. 😁😁

09 Dec

Island sides only manage a point between them

Mens 1s were left frustrated as despite creating countless chances they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton uni. A.Payne converted a short corner for the Island's only goal.
Ladies 1s travelled to Portsmouth and Southsea only to find a frozen pitch, resulting in the game being cancelled. 
Mens 2s unfortunately lost their unbeaten record,  going down 3-1 away to US Portsmouth. Striker B.Lloyd netted on his return.
Ladies 2s took the lead against league leaders New Forest but they couldn't pull off an upset eventually going down 5-1. E.Lord with the goal.

02 Dec

2 contrasting last minute goals for Ladies.

Mens 1s albeit severely depleted executed the perfect game plan to grab a point at run away league leaders Basingstoke. 1-1, T.Young with the goal.
Ladies 1s Lost 6-5 at home to Southampton uni. The winner coming with seconds left to play. J.Unsworth (2) K.Ednay (2) and S.Hart with the goals.
Mens 2s beat Poole 4-1 to maintain top spot in the league. J.Kirby, M.Dodds, A.Hartup and M.Cripps getting the goals.
Ladies 2s also had a last minute winner in their game away to Yately, but unlike the 1s they were the beneficiaries. It ended 2-1 with E.Lord getting both the Island's goals.

18 Nov

Mens 1s forget the script and spoil a perfect weekend.

Mens 1s suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Alton after having a day to forget for Woodford senior's men.
Ladies 1s Won 2-1 in another impressive display against Haslemere. K.Ednay finishing clinically past an onrushing keeper and J.Unsworth smashing home in typical fashion. Proving you can teach an old one trick pony new tricks Unsworth unleashed her new bag of tricks and pirouetted into the D winning a penalty, unfortunately the rush of blood to her head was too much and she was unable to convert. An enjoyable game which the mens 1s were even able to enjoy despite their earlier disappointment.
Mens 2s beat Romsey 3-1. L.Venga grabbing a goal on his return from injury, J.Kirby and R.Christenson also got themselves onto the scoresheet. Woodford junior ensured there was something to celebrate in the Woodford household taking home the MOTM award.
Ladies 2s finally had something to celebrate after a bad run of results. They travelled to Petersfield and comfortablely secured a 3-0 win with an impressive haribo fuelled display. The goals came from E.Lord, M.Bridger and L.Simminds

25 Nov

Goal fest

Mens 1s showed great bounce-back-ability returning to winning ways by beating Winchester 5-2. Goals from Venga(2), Woodford, Payne and Cutting.
Ladies 1s battled hard and hung on to secure a point away to Fleet and Ewshot. 2-2 with K.Ednay and E.Lord grabbing the goals.
Mens 2s continued their winning streak and stayed top of the league by beating Swanage and Wareham 5-4. Goals from M.Dodds(2), J.Kirby, N.Riley and a reverse stick last minute wonder from Louis. also got themselves onto the scoresheet. MOTM was yet another junior stepping up into the senior ranks in goalkeeper Max. Congratulations Max. 
Ladies 2s

11 Nov

Ladies wet and frustrated, men celebrate.

Mens 1s beat Bournemouth 2-1 with an impressive display. Goals from A.Payne and T.Young.
Ladies 1s were left wet and frustrated after suffering a 2-1 defeat in the driving rain to league leaders Fareham in a game that could have easily finished in the islands favour. K.Gardien grabbing the goal.
Mens 2s beat Salisbury 5-2. Like his waistline J.Heaven-Gandys goal tally has greatly increased as he feasted on goal scoring chances, converting 3. A.Hartup and J.Kirby also scored in an incredible performance.
Ladies 2s again had a difficult afternoon loosing 5-0 to Aldershot and Farnham.

04 Nov

Ladies 1s look impressive..

Mens 1s game against Southampton postponed.
Ladies 1s Won 5-2 in an impressive display against Andover. Goals from K.Ednay, H.Mack, S.Hart, S.Brown and J.Unsworth with a trademark finish.
Mens 2s beat Hamble 4-1. M.Dodds and J.Heaven-Gandy getting one each. The big story though was Tomas Who grabbed his first two ever goals. 
Ladies 2s had a difficult afternoon loosing 5-0 to Fareham.

28 Oct

1s wilt in the heat as 2s lap up the rays

In scorching heat which isn't ideal for a winter sport the island had a mixed bag of results:
Mens 1s Lost 4-3 away to Chichester with A.Payne netting twice and S.Woodford grabbing the other.
Ladies 1s lost 3-1 away to Aldershot and Farnham with K.Ednay grabbing the islands goal. 
Mens 2s beat league leaders Lavant 4-3. Goals from R.Christenson, M.Cripps, M.Dodds and J.Heaven-Gandy. 
Ladies 2s game was cancelled due to the opposition failing to arrive at fortress Smallbrooke.

21 Oct

Brian claims victory

The mens 1s played out a frustrating 1-1 draw against Petersfield, where both team's hardest battle was against storm Brian. Battling against the mighty Brian in the first half the Island were happy to go into the break at 0-0, safe in the knowledge they'd have "star player" Brian working with them in the second half. The half started exactly as planned and the Island were soon 1-0 up through an A.Payne short corner. Looking to add to this the island pressed on and started to creep up the gears. However the wheels then totally fell off the island wagon, as true to form this year Jason Bourne was hiding somewhere in the bushes and successfully hit both Liddiard and Gould in the hamstrings. With only one fit sub left the island played out the rest of the game with 10 men desperately trying to hold on. With nothing looking to beat keeper D.Green the equaliser came in controversial fashion, the island incensed that an infringement in the build up wasn't called. That aside credit where credit is due, a one in a million finish you would only see on a goal of the century highlight reel flew past a rooted Green (no one else saw or expected it either). 

16 Oct

Alex 'Breach'es first team.

Despite only being weeks into the season, the island’s newly formed development squad has already seen one junior promoted into the 1st XI squad.

Looking towards its future, the Island has remodelled the 2nd XI into a development side, whose primary objective is to fill the void between the junior section and senior 1st XI. A.Breach has become the first success story to come from the new squad and no-one could have envisaged that the Island would reap the rewards so soon.

Development squad manager J.Kirby was quick to speak about the call up:

"Alex’s hard work on the pitch, and at training, has paid dividends and he’s earned his well deserved place in the ones squad. It’s great to see the current level of commitment from the younger players in the club."

The Island hopes that seeing Alex flourish will encourage more juniors to set their sights on regular 1st team places.

14 Oct

The island delivers the "Payne" to Gosport

Mens 1s beat Gosport 5-1 with A.Payne netting 4 from short corners and S.Woodford grabbing the other.
Ladies 1s also beat Gosport 2-0 with goals from A.Lines and J.Unsworth who assures me that she isn't a one trick pony. 
Mens 2s drew 1-1 with Alton. Veteran heavyweight J.Kirby grabbing the goal.
Ladies 2s lost 4-2 to Winchester. E.Lord continues to score netting herself a brace. 

12 Oct

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the wayyy to the Xmas party!

πŸŽ… Christmas is here! πŸŽ„
Make sure December 9th is in your diary!!
Further info to be found in the social section.

08 Oct

The 'Venga'bus is comin' and everybody's jumpin'

Mens 1s secure victory despite injuries seeing them end with only 9 players. German import Venga grabs a hattrick on his home debut in 4-2 win against Salisbury.
Mens 2s game was postponed.
Ladies 1s slip to a 1-0 defeat against Alton in a flat and frustrating game. A moment of individual magic was the only difference between the two sides.
Ladies 2s suffered a 10-0 loss away at Basingstoke. Despite a valiant effort the home side were just too strong. 

03 Oct

Playing Shirts

Our new online club shop is in the process of being set up. In the meantime shirts can be ordered via email from at a cost of £24 which includes your name and number.  A proof will be sent to you which once you have accepted will provide a link for payment. When ready shirts can be collected from idml in Newport.
Please check with your team captain what numbers are available before making your purchase.

01 Oct

League wins all round for senior sides.

Mens 1s beat Poole 1-0 in what was described as an ugly victory by midfield star S.Allen.
Ladies 1s beat Basingstoke 3-2 with help from their new international import Kinge, who picked up a brace and the player of the game award on her debut.
Mens 2s beat Trojans 4-0 in an exciting game with numerous juniors making their senior debuts after being promoted from the junior ranks.
The ladies 2s also had a pre season friendly against New Forest which unfortunately they lost 4-0. However there was a lot to be taken from a promising performance and debuts from yet more juniors stepping up into the senior side.

26 Jul

Olympic Stars Help Make Annual Memorial Day Huge Success

Team GB's hockey heroes have helped the Isle of Wight Hockey Club's annual Phil Selby Memorial Day the most successful yet, with more than 100 people taking part and over £500 raised for charity. 

Rio gold medallists Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, and Team GB veterans Brett Garrard and Ben Hawes visited as part of the day on 22 July, teaching more than 70 youngsters in a morning session. The players all signed autographs and posed for selfies and group photos, before each taking part in a friendly adult member tournament in the afternoon.

More than 40 senior players took part in the afternoon, all getting the chance to play alongside their hockey idols. 

Chairman of the Isle of Wight Hockey Club Harry Kirby said: "The day was nothing short of fantastic. Kate, Helen, Brett and Ben were all superb, and to have over 100 people take part was beyond our expectations. 

"It is fair to say everyone who attended, both junior and senior members, were a little star struck having four world class players there, two who so memorably won gold at the Rio Olympics only last year. Both Kate and Helen let members hold their gold medals and take photos with them which the youngsters and parents alike really appreciated. They are welcome back anytime and I cannot thank them enough. 

"I also want to say thank you to the club members who organised the day, and to Phil's family for being part of the day and playing a huge part in arranging for the Team GB players to come to Smallbrook. Without them it would not happen."

The club will shortly begin its pre-season, with training due to start in the middle of August and junior training beginning in September. New and returning members should visit for news and updates on confirmed times, dates and locations. 

12 Jul

Gold Medal Stars to Visit Smallbrook

Two famous heroines of Team GB's victorious ladies Rio Olympic hockey team will be coaching young Isle of Wight hockey players next weekend.

Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, who famously help lead Team GB to a first ever ladies hockey gold medal in the summer Olympics in 2016, will help teach youngsters at Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde on Saturday 22 July from 10am until 12pm as part of the annual Phil Selby Memorial Day.

Also joining Kate and Helen will be former Team GB men's hockey captain Brett Garrard, and Team GB international Ben Hawes who will also share their skills and coaching tips with youngsters. 

Kate Richardson-Walsh is a highly well known and famous player, amassing an incredible 375 caps for England and Team GB, competing in four Commonwealth Games and four Olympic Games, including Sydney 2000. 

Helen Richardson-Walsh has chalked up nearly 300 international appearances, and has also competed in four Olympic Games and four Commonwealth Games. Earlier this year, she returned from playing professional hockey in Holland.

Brett Garrard has over 250 international caps and a wealth of experience in major international tournaments, while Ben Hawes has over 130 international caps and is the current captain of Premier League side Wimbledon. All players have nearly 1000 international caps between them.

All four are part of the Phil Selby Memorial Day, which is held in memory of the former Isle of Wight Hockey Club player who passed away in 2015.

The day will see young people receive coaching and play informal games in the morning session from 10am until 12pm, before a friendly senior players tournament takes place in the afternoon from 12.30pm, with teams competing for a trophy. 

There is no charge to take part on the day, although donations are welcome and all money raised goes to charity. New members, both youngsters and adults, are welcome to attend the day. All juniors must wear shin pads and mouthguards. 

Harry Kirby, Chairman of the Isle of Wight Hockey Club, said: "We are truly honored to welcome such prestigious and well known players from the hockey world. 

"For juniors to be coached by such experienced and famous players, all of whom have played in an Olympic Games, is a superb opportunity and one not to be missed. I want to personally thank Helen, Kate, Brett and Ben for taking part. 

"I remember watching the Team GB Ladies hockey team win the gold medal against the Netherlands last summer and it was fantastic. We are looking forward to welcoming all four to the Isle of Wight."

The Isle of Wight Hockey Club is encouraging any one who is interested in playing hockey, from junior to senior level of any ability, to come along and take part Officials from the club will be there during the day to answer any questions and provide information for the forthcoming season and training sessions. 

20 Mar

End of season awards and celebration.

The end of season do has now been confirmed. April 22nd, £20 per person, returning to Shanklin con club after last year's success. Full details can be found on the official Facebook event. 

11 Mar

Mark Dickinson

The club is sorry to report that long standing member Mark Dickinson has passed away following a short illness. 

Mark's funeral will be held at the Isle of Wight Crematorium on Wednesday 22 March at 3pm. If any member or supporter would like to make a donation in Mark's memory, Mark's family have asked any donations be made to Friends of the Animals, which is based on Riverway Industrial Estate in Newport, or via its website. 
All our members and supporters offer our condolences to Mark's family. He will be sorely missed. 

01 Feb

Club Announcement

Unfortunately, we have taken the tough decision to withdraw our Men's 2nd XI team from the Hampshire League for the remainder of the season.

Despite a very positive first half of the season, with the team lying third in their devision, due to the ongoing unavailability of members, the team has become unsustainable for the second part of of the campaign.

However, this is certainly not the end for the team, as the club will be re-entering the side in the Hampshire League for the 2017/18 season with the intention of promoting a number of our club juniors into the side from September in a lower division, to enable their development.

01 Jan

Merry Xmas and a happy new year.

The club would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Now bring the hockey back we hate weeks off!!!!

03 Dec

1 week to go.....

Don't forget next Saturday is our Christmas party so don't forget to give your captains your £5.

16 Nov

Twas the post about Christmas.....

The Christmas party details have now been posted on the social section of this website. An event has also been created on the members Facebook page. Please remember the social committee work hard to create and organise these events for your enjoyment, the success of them determines whether more events are worth planning or not so please do all you can to attend. 

12 Nov

Trump that.....

In a week where something to do with an election has dictated the column inches it will now take some doing to keep the IOWHC out of the headlines. Thee senior sides were in action today with all three bagging maximum votes points, racking up 19 goals in the process. 
Mens 1s   9   -   4   Andover 
Mens 2s   8   -   1   Gosport 1898
Ladies 1s   2   -   1   Fleet & Ewshot 

04 Nov

Did someone say mince pies and mistletoe

Your social team is busy beavering away like good little elves organising this year's Christmas social event. A provisional date for your diary is the 10th December. The date and further details will be published soon so keep your eyes peeled.
Update - Fancy dress theme is Christmas movies. 

26 Oct

Membership deadline fast approaching.

October 31st is the deadline for memberships to be paid or direct debits to be set-up.
Remember no pay no play!

18 Oct

Fortress Smallbrook proving hard to conquer.

With the ladies sides five games into the season, and the mens sides playing three, it has already become clear that 'fortress Smallbrook' is once again going to have an important role to play. Eight home games have been played so far with only one ending in defeat. 
  • The mens1s currently sit 2nd with two wins and a draw.
  • The ladies 1s currently sit 9th with one win, two draws and two losses.
  • The mens 2s currently sit 7th with one win and two losses.
  • The ladies 2s currently sit 6th with two wins, one draw and two losses.

16 Aug

A New Season

The new 2016/17 hockey season will be getting underway in September with a series of friendlies ahead of a new league season for our teams. 
We're always on the hunt for members, and if you fancy pulling on the Navy Blue and white, please get in touch via the contact section or just turn up to one of our training sessions. 
We're a very friendly bunch, and will make you feel very welcome. It doesn't matter if you are a GB international or a complete beginner, we welcome all ages and abilities. 

We look forward to meeting you!

01 Mar


The AGM of the Isle of Wight Hockey Club wil be held on Friday 20th May 2016 at Smallbrook Stadium , starting at 7pm.

Proposals,  resolutions and nominations should be sent to the Secretary ( in writing  and  proposed and seconded by   April 2nd 2016.

The minutes of the 2015 AGM are  available on the  club website  and can also be obtained by emailing the Secretary for a copy.

21 Feb

Three out of Four

The two men's teams kept up their promotion pursuits with victories in their latest games. The men's 1s overcame Alton 4 - 2, while the men's 2s thrashed third place Tadley 11 - 3. Tadley were forced to change their keeper mid-way through the game due to injury, but by then the team were already 5 - 1 up.

The ladies had mixed results, with the 1st XI going down 2 - 0 at Winchester, but the ladies 2s picked up a good 1 - 0 win at home to Aldershot & Farnham.
All teams return to action this coming weekend. 

31 Jan

Mixed Bag for Teams

The club's first XIs led the way this weekend, with two victories for the sides. The men's side had no problems troubling an understrength New Forest, easing to a 4 - 0 win. The ladies meanwhile were involved in a tight match at Hamble but came away with the 3 - 2 win.

The Ladies 2s made it three unbeaten with a 1 - 1 draw against Gosport. Despite not having a keeper, captain Aly Townend played as a kicking back and even saved a penalty flick, which of course she hasn't mentioned once....

Finally the men's 2s were involved in a stonking game at Winchester, and found themselves 5 - 1 down on a very tricky pitch. However they came back and very. very nearly snatched an unlikely draw, losing 5 - 4 and seeing the Winchester keeper save a shot on the line at the end.

All our teams are back in league action this coming weekend. 

21 Jan

Ladies 2s Begin 2016 With a Bang

The ladies 2s got off to the perfect 2016 with a dominant 3 - 0 win over Southampton V last weekend. Bolstered by returning players, the team picked up their third win of the season in impressive style.

The men's teams didn't fair too well, as the 1st XI let a 3 - 0 lead slip to lose 5 - 4 against Winchester III, while an understrength men's 2s fought well but conceded late to lose 4 - 2 at Lavant.

The ladies 1s match at Eastleigh was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

This weekend all our sides return to action. The men's 1s travel to Portsmouth & Southsea, the men's 2s host a top of the table clash against Fleet & Ewshot III, the ladies 1s take on Fareham II while the ladies 2s go to Portsmouth University. 

09 Dec

There were two top of the table clashes at the weekend for our men's 1s and ladies 1s, but sadly both sides failed to pick up points despite battling hard in their games.

The men faced one of the best sides they have played in recent years in Haslemere II, and had the unbeaten league leaders on the ropes before eventually going down 5 - 4.

The ladies meanwhile faced Trojans II and also took the lead, but were beaten 3 - 2 in another close game.

Our ladies 2s battled well, but were again short of a full side and went down 4 - 1 at Trojans III.

The only side to pick up a win was our men's 2s, whoi beat Gillingham 7 - 2. Despite the mixed bag of results, the men's sides and the ladies 1s remain in the top three in their respective divisions going into the winter break.

09 Dec

Training Update

Due to an issue with the floodlights at Smallbrook, training on 9 December has been cancelled.

Senior training will now take a break for Christmas, and will resume on 6 January at the normal times.

01 Dec

Two Wins From Four

There were two wins and two defeats for the Island this past weekend, with both 1st XIs winning high scoring matches, but both 2nd XIs missing out on the points.

The Men’s 1s put in a superb performance to defeat Bournemouth III 7 – 0, with hat-tricks for two players, while the Ladies 1s beat Andover II 5 – 3 – Kate Ednay leading the way with four goals. 

Unfortunately the Ladies 2s struggled with numbers again and only eight players could be fielded. They battled well but lost 10 – 0 to Southampton IV, but given they were 9 – 0 down at half time, their second half performance deserves credit.

The Men’s 2s remain in the hunt for promotion despite a 3 – 1 loss at a very physical Yateley IV side. A side, missing numerous players, were heading for a draw but lost out in the closing stages.

All sides are back in action this weekend.

23 Nov

Unbeaten Weekend

It was two wins and a draw for our senior sides this past weekend, as both men's sides picked up important wins and the ladies 1s battled to a draw as all three teams kept up promotion pushes.

The men's 1st XI cruised to a 7 - 3 win over Southampton University II and were out of sight by half time. Despite a second half fightback from the students, they were already 6 - 0 down.

The 2nd XI were cruising in their match at Southampton Otters, being 3 - 0 up with only 10 minutes to go, but the youngsters of the Otters put in a stirring fightback themselves and got it back to 3 - 2. They very nearly snatched a draw, only for the post to come to the Island's rescue in the last minute. 

The ladies 1s continue to go well in their league and battled to a 2 - 2 draw at Fleet. It is still just the one defeat for the 1st XI.

Meanwhile the 2nd XI were due to face Waterside but the opposition pulled out due to the ferries being cancelled at short notice. The match will be rearranged. 

Reports available on 

16 Nov

Ladies Lead the Way as Men Falter

The ladies 1st and 2nd XI's both picked up valuable wins at the weekend in games that were played in terrible weather conditions.

The 1st XI scored early vs Havant III and held on to secure a 1 - 0 win at Smallbrook and keep up their promotion challenge. The ladies 2nd XI could only field nine players, but came away with a stunning 4 - 1 win at Winchester Academy, who boasted 15 players. Well done to both sides.

The men's sides though both faltered in their push for promotion, as the 1st XI, despite playing superbly, went down 5 - 3 at Southampton II.

The men's 2nd XI only played 55 minutes of their game against Romsey III at Smallbrook, but had to abandon the game. With the heavy wind and rain, plus fading light with no floodlights available, making seeing the ball almost impossible, the decision was taken to end the game early but the result stands.

All sides are back in action this weekend, and hoping the weather improves. 


11 Nov

Training Update

Unfortunately Ryde School have informed us there is an ongoing issue with the floodlights at Smallbrook Stadium, so training has been cancelled on 11 November. 

The school say the fault should be fixed this week, so training is due to resume on Wednesday 18 November. 

10 Nov

Men Keep up the Pace but Ladies Lose Unbeaten Start

The Men's 1st XI continue to push for promotion from Hampshire II with a hard fought 3 - 2 win over Alton. The side were under strength but came back from 2 - 1 down to secure three valuable points. 

The Men's 2nd XI were ruing bad luck as they led 5 - 4 at Tadley in the final minute, only to concede a penalty corner much to their frustration. Tadley almost inevitably scored it to share the spoils in what was a classic end to end game.

The Ladies 1st XI finally succumbed to defeat as they went down 1 - 0 at Southampton University in a tight match. However they too remain on course for a sustained promotion push and will be confident of returning to winning ways this weekend.

Our Ladies 2nd XI put in a much improved performance, boosted by the return of a number of players, and fought well in a 3 - 0 loss to West Meon. However, given their recent problems with getting a side out, this was an encouraging performance. 

All our teams return to action this weekend. 

03 Nov

Another Mixed Bag for Senior Teams

It was another case of two wins and two draws for the senior teams this past weekend.

The men's 1st XI finally lost their 100% start to the season, slipping to a 5 - 3 defeat at Trojans III in a game where they never really got going. However they remain second in the table and well on course to maintain a promotion push.

The men's 2nd XI meanwhile racked up the goals in a convincing 10 - 1 win over Bournemouth V - that's now 21 goals in four games - which sees them also move into second place but they have a tough run of games coming up.

The ladies 1st XI remain top of the pile and boast the club's only unbeaten record, recording a 1 - 0 win at Haslemere II thanks to a Kate Ednay goal.

It was bad luck for the ladies 2nd XI though, as for the second time in succession they could only field eight players against a promotion chasing side. They went down to a 12 - 0 defeat to Haslemere III, but despite the scoreline they caused the visitors plenty of problems at times. 

All teams are back in action this coming weekend. 

26 Oct

Goals Galore in Men's Victories

There were plenty of goals and two wins as both our men's sides played out thrilling games at Smallbrook.

First up were the 1st XI who smashed a stunned Salisbury side 11 - 1 with hat tricks for three players. That win leaves the Island still top of Hampshire II, level with Haslemere.

The 2nd XI were involved in a real dogfight with Winchester VI, having led 2 - 0 only to find themselves 3 - 2 down. They battled back to level twice more, and with the game heading for a 4 - 4 draw, a late strike saw them home 5 - 4. 

The ladies has a weekend off, but all our teams are back in action on 31 October. See the fixtures page for more info. 

20 Oct

Three of a Kind for Teams

There were three matches held on 17 October, with a win, a draw and a loss.

The men's 1st XI remain with a 100% record, beating New Forest 5 - 1 in Lymington.

The ladies 1s secured an impressive 1 - 1 draw with Hamble, who were playing two divisions above the team last season.

The ladies 2s struggled for players, fielding only nine and at one point seven due to injury and illness in the game, but managed to fulfill their game at Gosport II and went down 12 - 0 but deserve credit.

The men's 2s match at home to Winchester VI was postponed to Saturday 24th.

12 Oct

Mixed Weekend for Teams

It was a mixed bag for our senior teams with two wins and two losses. 

The men's 1s went top of Hampshire 2 with a thrilling 7 - 5 win over Portsmouth & Southsea I in what was a home game - in Portsmouth. The ladies meanwhile maintained top spot in their Hampshire 2 with a narrow 1 - 0 win at Fareham II.

Our 2nd XIs however slipped to defeats, with the men's 2s not playing at their best in a 2 - 0 loss at Fleet & Ewshot III, while the Ladies 2s lost 6 - 1 at home to Portsmouth University.

All teams are back in action this weekend. You can read match reports in the fixtures section. 

06 Oct

Good Start to League for Men

Both men's teams got off to winning starts at the weekend in their respective leagues. 

The men's 1st XI recovered from 2 - 0 down to beat Winchester III, with Liam Roberts netting all four goals. The 2nd XI were involved in a high scoring game, beating Lavant 6 - 2 with a hat trick for Aaron Baker, two for Barry Lloyd and a strike for Simon Butler.

The ladies 1s are top of their division are a last minute goal from Jaimie Unsworth secured a 4 - 3 win over Eastleigh at Smallbrook. The side were 3 - 0 up only to be pegged back, but Unsworth had the last laugh.

Unfortunately the ladies 2nd XI were forced to concede their game at Southampton V, but will be back in action this coming Saturday. 

27 Sep

Good Weekend for Senior Teams

A good weekend all round saw all teams unbeaten. League action saw the Ladies 1s battle to a 2 - 2 draw at Portsmouth & Southsea 1s with goals from Holly Newton and Saffi Hart.

The Ladies 2s got their league campaign underway with a win, beating Porsmouth & Southsea II 2 - 0 with strikes for Hannah Seaman and Louise Simmonds.

The men's sides both picked up wins vs Alton, with the 1s winning 8 - 0 vs Alton 1s, and the men's 2s coming from behind to beat Alton 2s 4 - 3. Goals for Liam Roberts (4), Adam Payne (2) and Colin Simmonds (2) for the 1st XI, with two goals apiece for Carl Joyce and Barry Lloyd for the second XI.

20 Sep

League Win for Ladies 1s

The Ladies 1s got off to a winning start, with new captain Kate Ednay (Edders) grabbing a hat trick in a 5 - 2 win over Winchester II.

The Ladies II game vs Aldershot & Farnham was postponed until later in the season.

There was mixed news for the mens sides in their penultimate friendlies, as the 1s beat Hamble II 5 - 2 in coach Richard Christensen's first match, while the 2s went down 3 - 2 at City of Portsmouth IV.

09 Sep

Friendly win for men

A mixed team made up of men's 1s and 2s players returned with a comfortable 7 - 1 win at Romsey III on Saturday 5 September. 

A good work out for the team, which gave new captain's Tom Young and Carl Joyce a chance to experiment with formations and positions. 

A first half hat trick from Simon Butler, a Colin Simmonds strike and a second half trio for Tom sealed the win against a good Romsey side, who should be credited for the spirit in which they played the game.

See a full list of fixtures in the Fixtures section. 

09 Sep

Junior Training

Weekly junior training is now running at Smallbrook Stadium every Monday between 6pm and 7.30pm.

All juniors are required to wear a gun shield and shinpads.

10 Aug

New website

Welcome to our new website!

The club is very proud to be working with Deep Design as our title sponsors for the coming season. Please browse the site and get in contact if you have any questions

10 Aug

New Facebook Page!

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