1978-79 in English field hockey

The 1978–79 in English field hockey was the fifth official season since the introduction of an organised league structure and the eighth season featuring the National Clubs Championship.

1978–79 in English field hockey
1977–78 (previous) (next) 1979–80

The Men's Cup was won by Slough who defeated Neston in the final.[1] In the final of the women's cup Chelmsford defeated Leicester 3-0.[2]


The Men's National Inter League Championship brought together the winners of their respective regional leagues. The championship finals were held at Ealing on 22 and 23 September 1979 and won by Isca.[3]



Men's Trueman's National Inter League ChampionshipEdit

(Held in Ealing, September 22–23)

Group AEdit

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Isca 3
Southgate 3
Preston 3
Sheffield OR Stockton 3

Group BEdit

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
Stourport 3
Trojans 3
Westcliff 3
Worthing 3
= Qualified for final

FinalEdit

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Isca

Men's Cup (Rank Xerox National Clubs Championship)Edit

Semi-finalsEdit

(Held on 21 April 1979)

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Blueharts Neston 1-4[4]
Slough Ipswich 1-0[4]

FinalEdit

(Held on 6 May 1979 at Slough)

Team 1 Team 2 Score Scorers
Slough Neston FT 3-1 (HT 2-0) Kehar (2), Churcher / Smith [1]

Slough
Ian Taylor, Andy Churcher
Sutinder Singh Khehar
Neston
Smith, Poole (capt)

Women's Cup (National Clubs Championship)Edit

(April 7)

FinalEdit

Team 1 Team 1 Score
Chelmsford Leicester 3-0 [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Neston Fail, Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 08 May 1979". British Newspaper Archive. p. 17.
  2. ^ a b "Hockey results, Birmingham Daily Post - Monday 09 April 1979". British Newspaper Archive. p. 18.
  3. ^ "Stourport go for top title, Sports Argus - Saturday 25 August 1979". British Newspaper Archive. p. 7.
  4. ^ a b "Hockey". Liverpool Echo. 23 April 1979. Retrieved 12 June 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.