The History of East Glos Hockey Club

In July 2022, with endorsement from the East Glos Board, the hockey committee reluctantly agreed that the future of hockey at East Glos was no longer practical or viable. Hockey has played a vital part in the success of East Glos Club over the past 124 years. For that reason, we feel it is important to document some of the vibrant history of hockey at the club.

This situation had arisen gradually over the preceding years. It was partly because of the difficulty of providing continuous playing opportunities across all age groups and the lack of volunteer organisers combined with a recent heavier administration workload imposed by England Hockey.

The situation was brought to a head by increased demand for tennis courts and the need to resurface the club’s astroturf courts, currently used for junior hockey training.

A decision was taken to merge with Lansdown Hockey Club to provide players with more comprehensive and joined-up opportunities. The merger will complete by September 2023 when the U12 and U10 girls teams transfer. 

The merger has been a resounding success with merging players joining a variety of teams. These players have seemlessly transitioned in to the club providing both on pitch success and made fantastic contributions to club socials.

A few quotes from former EG players:

"Everyone was very welcoming and I've enjoyed the social side of the club".

"Since joining last season, everyone has been really welcoming and friendly. There's a great mix of ages and competitive spirit whether you want to play at a high level or are just getting into it".

A full history of East Glos Hockey Club can be found via The History of East Glos HC



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