About Us

(Updated February 2024)

We are a friendly, ambitious & inclusive hockey club based in Gloucestershire, UK, with strong and successful senior (mens and ladies) and Junior/Youth sections. We pride ourselves at being at the heart of our local community.

The club is run entirely by volunteers, we feel that everyone can play a valuable part in the running of the club.

The Executive Committee is made up of the Club Chair/s, Director of Hockey, Secretary, Treasurer and Club Development Officer. They meet every other month and look after the ‘business’ operations of the club dealing with everything from setting annual memberships and match fees to kit suppliers.

The Executive Committee works with the Operations Committee which includes both the Mens and Ladies Club Captains, Coaching Lead and the Umpire Co-Ordinator in addition to the Chair/s, Director of Hockey and Secretary. This also meets bi-monthly, alternating with the Executive Committee. The Operations Committee looks after the ‘playing’ operations of the club dealing including pitch bookings, league matters and selections.

In addition to the formal committees, each of the junior, youth and senior sections has coaches and parent helpers who manage and plan the training sessions and match days for their teams and of course our umpiring team without whom we wouldn’t be able to play or host home matches.

The club holds an Annual General Meeting each Spring.

There are usually a variety of social & fundraising events run throughout the year, and the club holds an end-of-season dinner dance and awards presentation every March/April for seniors as well as end of season events for junior/youth sections.

Senior Hockey
The club runs 4 Men’s league teams and 3 Ladies league teams all of whom play in the regional league structure with matches played on Saturdays from September to March/April.

  • Men’s 1st XI: West Premier
  • Men’s 2nd XI: West - Div 2 East
  • Men’s 3rd XI: West - Cotswold Div 2
  • Men's 4th XI: West - Bridge Division 1
  • Ladies 1st XI: West - Division 2 East
  • Ladies 2nd XI: West - Berkeley Division 2
  • Ladies 3rd XI: West - Brunel Division 3

In addition, both men and ladies play in local, friendly Summer leagues from May – July.
Indoor hockey is a developing area for the club with an increasing amount of indoor hockey being played by all sections. Our u16 Boys are current National Indoor Super 6s Champions (January 2024)

Junior/Youth Hockey
We run a number of junior teams, who play regular outdoor and indoor matches throughout the year. Catering for all abilities

Boys U16s/Girls U16s/Boys U14s/Girls U14s – who play in local ‘leagues’ and area competitions arranged by West Hockey & England Hockey; usually Sundays.

Our U8 – U12 teams play in tournaments – usually on Sundays – organised by Gloucestershire HA throughout the winter. We also run our own home tournaments to run alongside these with invited teams from across the locality.

The club has nurtured numerous younger players who have gone on to represent their County & Region over the years. We currently have 3 youth internationals in our ranks as well as several players who represent their nations at ov50/Masters level.

The club is currently well represented by both boys and girls at County & Talent Academy level -part of England Hockey’s player pathway approach

**Winter Training runs from September 2023-April 2024** (with occasional breaks for school holidays & half terms, TBC)
Training is supervised by accredited coaches and takes place on the sand-dressed pitch at Wotton Community PARC, adjacent to KLB School. For details and times, please click on the 'Training Times' tab on the homepage

Annual Membership & Match Fees 2023/24:
Annual subscriptions are to be paid online (see ’shop’ tab, above). Payments for the membership fees will be taken in 2 payments, one in September and one in October. Match fees are paid each week via Pitchero app

  • Senior £ 140 membership fee + £10 match fee (£8 students playing senior hockey)
  • U18s £105 membership fee + £7 match fee
  • (£4 match fees per junior tournament, PAYG
Umpires who officiate at a match on the same weekend they play will receive a match fee credit

Any player who will struggle with membership payments and match fees is asked to approach any member of the Exec Committee who will look at what help and assistance can be offered in a totally confidential manner.

Club Colours:
Wotton-under-Edge HC plays in Royal blue and white shirts, white shorts (Men) / Black Skirts or Shorts (ladies) and Royal blue socks.