Louth Hockey Club

Club News

Welcome to A New Season At Louth Hockey Club  -  Please click HERE for important information

Family Bingo Evening

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed to a later date due to unforseen circumstances. Please support the family quiz on the 22nd November    


Family Quiz

22nd November'14

More details to come

Christmas Event

13th December '14

Race Night

28th February '15

End of Season Presentation Evening

28th March'15















 29th March 2014

The Pavilion, London Road, Louth

 London Road, Louth, LN11 9QP

Presentations - 7pm

Cèilidh Dancing 8pm - 11pm

Finger Buffet & Bar

Adults £5 - U16's £2.50

Smart Dress Please

This will be a real fun filled event for the whole of Louth HC, Juniors, Seniors, Family, Friends & Guests - all are welcome

Tickets can be bought from your Captain or a Committee Member & at the door on the night

*  For players there will be a Senior mixed hockey event on the astro - time TBC, please come and play.











Level 1 Umpire Course

Calling All Members & Parents - would you like to become a Level 1 Hockey Umpire? Well now here s your chance!  If you are 14 years and above then this could be for you! Whether you are a player or a supporter please give this opportunity  to make a great contribution to your Club. You will not have to go far and if you are a Club member it will give a subsidy of £20 towards the overall course cost.

The Club would like to encourage those who take the course to become active umpire members of the Club so that they could help with youth games at weekends and also league game fixtures - there are teams at various levels so you can practice your newly acquired skills!

We know you're hooked by now so all you have to do is click HERE and you will be WHISTLED away so you can get much more information - including a link to the England Hockey Rules Education website which is packed with a tremendous amount of useful information.


Click on the above logo to visit the RUSH HOCKEY site


GET YOUR FIRST RUSH ... do you love the rush of a team sport, but never find the time to commit to one?

Now there's a game that fits around your life - it's Fast - it's Furious - it's Fun - it's Outdoors - it's on Smaller Pitches - It's 5-A-Side - now you can play whenever & wherever you want.

COME AND GET INVOLVED ... whether you join as a team or an individual, we accommodate all abilities & all playing equipment is provided - no need to have played hockey before, we use a larger softer ball not the usual hockey type ball.



Louth HC will be running RUSH HOCKEY sessions on Thursday evenings.

Starting on 13th February 2014.

At The Pavilion

, London Road, Louth, LN11 9PQ

 For male & female, aged 14 years & above.

From 7.15pm until 8.30pm for 6 weeks @ £2 per session

For more information call Veronica on 07849478370

Rush Hockey Rules at a glance :-

1.Teams are either 5 aside with squad sizes made up of up to 7 players

2.The game involves no deliberate:

- Feet

- Using the back of the stick

- Stick tackling

- Contact with other players

3.Neither the stick or the ball should be raised above knee height

4.Players can shoot from anywhere

5.After a goal is scored, play is restarted from the centre of the pitch.

6.A sideline ball is taken from the point of exit. The ball can either be passed to a team member or taken into play yourself (known as a self pass).

7.When a rule is broken the ball will be awarded

If you click on the RUSH HOCKEY logo below it will give you more information about this fantastic game




Starts Monday 4th November 2013

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Cost £1

Equipment Provided

While your child is having fun playing hockey, come and give it a go yourself!

Sessions will be led by qualified coaches - just bring yourself, a drink, warm clothing and suitable footwear.

' Back To Hockey ' provides a gentle re-introduction or introduction to hockey.

It's open to anyone over 13 years of age, male or female, whether you've played before or not.


Tombola Stall

Louth H.C. would like to produce a Tombola Stall at the Louth Christmas Market - please could we ask members to donate items for the stall.

We would be gratefully receive anything e.g. tins of fruit; packets of crayons; socks; notebooks etc.

There will be a plastic box at training for you to put your donations in.

Louth H.C. Committee thank you for your support.



Family Fun Afternoon

(for all ages)

Sunday 29th September 2013 - 2pm till 4/5pm The Pavilion/Astroturf

£1 Entry Fee onto the Astro

Come and try your skill at Inflatable Hockey !!!!

The afternoon will be packed with lots of activities to try and join in with, plus refreshments.

More details to follow - we'll keep you posted!

Ideas & Offers of help - gratefully received - please contact Veronica on  01673 838446

Lincolnshire Friendly League

For Fixtures & Venues for 2014 and 2015 - please click HERE

Lincolnshire County Hockey Association would like to invite young players to attend their junior hockey training sessions. All young players are very welcome to attend the training and games sessions that we are incorporating in the Junior Development Centre (JDC) Training Programme. For more information please look in the 'Junior' section.


Wanting to get de-clutter? Here's your chance!!!

Members are attending two Car Boots - one on Market Race Course (23rd August, at 9am) and one at Conisholme (25th August, at 10am).

So, if you have anything that could be used for the Car Boot please take it along to the next training session on the 19th August @ 7.15pm.

Also if you can help on either of those dates that would be great - please contact Veronica on 01673 838446


Matt Taylor Summer Hockey Camp

at Glen Park , Surfleet, PE11 4DB

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August

Being a former England player himself, Matt is now coach at champions Beeston HC and will be joined by a team of internationals, possibly including Alex Danson who was a bronze medallist with the GB team at the London 2012 Olympics.

Why not join him and his team for the excellent value course this summer? The course is limited to 60 people and is open to boys and girls aged 11 to 18 years. Please click HERE for further details and if you're 'hooked' please email Fred, in the first instance on fredricmorris@yahoo.co.uk if you wish to attend


Part of the 2012/13 Ladies 1st Team Squad

A mix of the 2012/13 Ladies 1st & 2nd Team Squads

If you have any team or action shots of any of the Louth HC players you would like to see on the Club's website please forward them to Annie at snowleopardlynx@lineone.net - many thanks

End of Season Presentation Evening

Thank you to Club members and their Supporters

The Louth HC Prizes were distributed to the winners by Carolyn & Ben Young, club sponsors, each captain gave a summary of their teams season, a lovely finger buffet was enjoyed, several party games played and after a very enjoyable evening, many went home with a prize from the room raffle.

A list of Junior Award Winners can found by clicking HERE

A list of Senior Award Winners can found by clicking HERE


'Bring a Friend to Hockey' Evenings

17th & 31st May plus 7th & 21st June - £3 per person

Twice a month, on Fridays, 7-7.30 until 8.30/9pm - to play mixed 7 a side, social, friendly hockey - ONLY 3 hockey members per team and 4 friends, including a GK if anyone would like to try, (but not a necessity) OR 7 outfield players (nominating a kicking back - to be played on Half Pitches - we shall have the pitch dividers out. We also have sticks in the store cupboard, so if you do not have a spare for your friend WE have.     SO get together with each other and let Veronica (07849 478370) know what you are calling your team - you will need to register your team.   EVERYONE is very welcome, over the age of 13. Please support this new venture.  Afterwards we shall go up to The Pavilion Bar area for a lemonade/ coke/ beer/wine (depending on your age).

Click Here for the full details


Interested in becoming a Sports Coach?

If so why not go along to a 'First Steps into Coaching' workshop? 

There is also be a Level 1 Hockey Coaching Award course at Lincoln University in June.

Please check out our 'Coaching' page for further details of both courses


CLUB NIGHT on 17th December '12 for all players that go to the senior training sessions on a Monday and Thursday night - come along and join in the festive fun - all ages and abilities are invited to play in the MIXED games - 6.30/7pm till 9pm


This is a new award which enables present level 1 hockey coaches and anyone who would like to coach children 5 - 12 years old (U12 age group) independently.

Please click HERE to find out more


'In The D'

is England Hockey's official Junior website.

Please click on the 'In The D' logo to find lots of interesting information

Calling all female playing members

Please search your kit-bag for the 'Club Team Shirts'

There are several missing from the various Team Kit Bags and we'd like to reunite the missing ones with their awaiting numbered shirts!!!

So whether they are Red, Red &Navy or the new Emerald & Navy please return them to Chris, Kelly, Veronica, Ali, Ange, Joski, Tot, Amie or Lesley a.s.a.p. very many thanks.


Lincolnshire Hockey Association  - new website:-


Why not click on the Sports News logo to look at the latest Lincolnshire Sports Partnership's newsletter


Lincolnshire Sports Awards

The deadline for nominations for the Lincolnshire Sports Awards is next Friday (14th September) so there is just over a week left to nominate your club or organisation, athletes, coaches or volunteers.

There are 15 awards up for grabs so why not clicking on the 'Championing Lincolnshire' logo and get more details of how to nominate a deserving person.

Click on the above logo to find out about getting back into hockey



2011/12 Presentation Evening

4th May 2012

at the

Town & Country Club


7.30 pm

Junior & Senior Presentations Start At 8pm

Free Admission

The theme for the evening is

'FILM Characters'




Donations For The Raffle Would 

Be Gratefully Received

Jill Lancaster is co-ordinating

the refreshments.

Please contact her on 07913377608 

to see if you can help

Victory For The U14's

The Club's U14 squad, together with Coaches and supporters, went to Long Sutton HC for this months Lincs. Lge. U14 friendly  tournament.

For the second month running they were stupendous victors being undefeated and winning all 10 games over the two sessions.

The squad has worked hard at training and gelled together tremendously, producing superb team play, with applause given by all spectators at the event.

Squad:- Will Trotter (Capt.); Johnny Campbell; James Keast; Tom Keast; George Johnstone; Robert Johnstone (GK); Arabella Olivant

Louth Leader 23rd November 2011

2012 Photography Competition

This has been launched to celebrate International Paralympic Day.

The Olympic and Paralympic Values Photography Competition will have seven categories, reflective of the seven Olympic and Paralympic values of Respect, Excellence, Friendship, Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality.

Amateur photographers are encouraged to submit sporting photographs representative of an Olympic or Paralympic value before the closing date of 31st December 2011. There will be two categories for two age groups; under 16 years and over 16 years.

The competition has been developed by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, Lincolnshire One Venues and Ruddocks printers.

Why not give it a go! For more information please click on the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Newsletter link below or visit their website on www.lincolnsports.com Click HERE for the Competition Entry Form and HERE for the Rules


The latest Management Committee Meeting Minutes can now be viewed via the link on the Home page.

2010/2011 Season Award Winners

Senior Winners

Junior Winners


Beach Fun Days

3rd & 24th August 2011

Lots of fun for everyone

Please click here for more info - thanks



Goal Keeper Day at Dereham Hockey Club

4th September 2011

The day is open to all - it's aimed at ALL levels, junior & senior, male & female, both goalkeepers & coaches.

Former England & GB goalkeeper Simon Mason will lead the day, delivering goalkeeping fundamentals.

Please click here to view the advertising poster & here to get more info & the application form

The Lincolnshire League End of Season Tournament

This year it was decided to hold the tournament in memory of Ruth Robson, a long standing, and much loved, player of Skegness Ladies. Funds raised on the day would be donated to Cancer Research UK. 

The day was a great success and it is hoped that over a £1000 has been raised. Thank you to everyone who played and helped in any way.

Please see the results by clicking on the links in the next section.

End of Season Tournament Teams & Match Results

End of Season Tournament Final Results

Congratulations to Spalding Poachers I who won 2-1, in an entertaining Final against Alford I

Click here to check out the Club's latest Newsletter!

Thanks once more to Martin Roe for putting it together. If you have an item of news that you think the Club members would be interested in hearing about in the next issue please email him at nitram.roe@virginmedia.com

Also if you'd like any news included on the website please email Annie at snowleopardlynx@lineone.net



East Region Hockey Association

6NW League Champions - 2010/11

Even though there is one more game to play the Louth Men's squad have won their league in their first playing season. Excellent play lads!!!!



 Club Prize Bingo Night

Feeling Lucky?

Bring family and friends

Click on the Bingo Card to the left for more details

A New Season Begins And A New Era !!

History was made yet again at Louth Hockey Club this weekend. The new Pavilion hosted the first Louth Men's Team game when they faced a team from Brigg H.C. The sun was shining and both young and old players arrived with nerves, smiles and loads of energy.

Capt. Will Bunney had put together a cracking squad. From the starting whistle the players looked the part, supporting, calling and running for each other. Nerves were settled and the midfield of Martin, Daryl, Will B, Alex and Will P began to link their play and feed the forwards of Timmy 118, Harry and Henry.

The target for the team was to keep possession and read the play. Understanding of each others runs and passes grew as the time ticked away. Brigg were strong in the defence and play was repeatedly put back to the midfield. Read More

Click here to see the Team Photo

11th September 2010

Capt. Will Bunney showing determination against Spalding's 5th team in a 6 -1 win for Louth on the 9th October, well done

Good Luck To Louth's First Men's Team!!!

A piece of Club history will be made when Louth's first ever men's team step's onto the pitch at the Peele School, Spalding, on the 2nd Oct'10 at 2.30pm, to face Long Sutton's 4th team. Louth are starting in the East Men's League Division 6NW(N). In this league they will face teams from Alford, Boston, Leadenham, Long Sutton and Spalding.

We wish them the best of luck.

 ClubFirst Award From England Hockey

The Club gained it's ClubFirst award in the 2009/10 season.  This award is a recognised kite mark for good practice within a Club.  It shows all the hard work, time and effort the volunteers give freely to the Club to help it's progress enabling it's members to enjoy playing hockey at whatever standard they may be.  Well done to everyone.

Louth Hockey Club Enter Another Team Into The Lincolnshire Green League In September 2009

A ladies 3rd team has been introduced into the Club due to the number of players wanting to take part in competitive hockey.  Like the 2nd team, before it, the purpose will be to introduce and groom the Club's younger players into the ladies hockey. They will be guided and helped along the way by some more experienced players. They're first game will be against Spilsby Ladies on the 12th September'09 at 11am on the astro at London Road.

Louth Hockey Club U11 Boys Become  County Champions

The first round of the National Yazoo U11 Mini Championships were held here at Louth on 8th MARCH ’09. A windy, but bright sunny day saw teams from Brigg, Lincoln, Long Sutton, Louth, Sleaford and Spalding take to the astro turf ready for some challenging play.

Welcoming a new player to their midst, Louis the Goal Keeper, Louth began as they meant to go on and sent a flurry of goals past Brigg to win 7 – 0.

As the weather deteriated so Louth’s confidence grew. A great spirit prevailed and excellent team work proved them unstoppable. They went on to beat Spalding 8 - 0, Long Sutton 5 -0, and finally Lincoln 5 - 0, scoring 24 gaols in all with none against. Thus making them Lincolnshire Champions.




A Great  Spirit Prevailed

This earned them a chance to go to the East championship, at the Harleston Magpies Hockey Club ground, on April 25th ’09 where they will face some very tough opposition in order to reach the National Final at Highfields, Nottingham in May’09.

Congratulations To Newly Qualified Level 1 Club Coaches

The Club would like to congratulate Amie Wright. Claire Canning, Jane Chamberlin and Richard Limmer for becoming England Hockey Level 1 Coaches and wish them every success in the future.uture

The Four Nations Tournament in Seville - Spain  April '09

Congratulations also to Samuel Temple-Baxter who has been selected to play with England's U16 squad.

Samuel came to train at Louth when he was about 7 or 8 and has gone from strength to strength playing, originally with Louth juniors, then for a short time with Lincoln juniors. He then went into men's league hockey, playing for Horncastle and finally for Alford & District H.C. He also progressed through the County and Regional squads and finally reaching the dizzy heights of National recognition - well done Sam. We'll be following your progress!

More Congratulations!!

Chloe Thornley, Kelly Thomlinson, Michelle Scott, Lizzie Marshall and Rosie Bunney have passed their theory as Level 1 Umpires, well done.

There are various courses held throughout the year - for more details please click here


England Hockey


Newsletter  January 2009

The International Hockey Federation (F.I.H.) Implement Experimental "Free Hit" Rule.

A “self-pass” from a free hit has therefore been introduced.  It enables the player taking the free hit to play the ball again after taking the free hit which will encourage free-flowing hockey. 

As with other actions on the hockey pitch, this must take place safely.  Other aspects of the free hit rules have therefore been reviewed.  To read more click here



Louth forward putting the opposition's Goal Keeper under pressure in an U14 mixed league game at North Kesteven in the New Year.

See more action shots in the

Junior Gallery


"Louth  Hockey Club Makes It's Mark"

Good Technique and Concentration


Jane Chamberlin

as shown on the cover of the

East Hockey Handbook 2008/09 



Jane Chamberlin and Jill Lancaster

as shown on the

East Hockey Women's League Web Site Page


Following a plea, mentioned in the East website for 'Action Shots' for the new season's handbook, Phil Canning sent some in he had taken last year, and low and behold not only one but two were chosen, well done Phil!!


Home Again At Last

This season saw the Club being able to use the tremendous facilities, housed in the brand new pavilion at London Road, provided by East Lindsey District Council. It is here where the Club can, once again, host it's home matches and train.

This photo was taken outside the new pavilion to mark the raising of the 2012 Olympic flag and to begin the Olympic countdown! Representatives from E.L.D.C. and from the clubs, based at London Road, were invited to attend.

Pictured here:- from left to right, are some Louth Old Boys Junior F.C. members in the foreground; James Turner (Operation Manager, London Rd); Louth Old Boys Junior F.C.representative; Amie Wright (Louth H.C); Adam Grist (E.L.D.C. Champion of Sport); Coun. Doreen Stephenson and  some of members of Louth Cricket Club


Photo courtesy of E.L.D.C.


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