Old Loughtonians Hockey Club

Old Loughtonians Hockey Club is a field hockey club based at the Roding Sports Centre, Luxborough Lane in Chigwell.[1]

Old Loughtonians Hockey Club
Founded1921; 102 years ago (1921)
Home groundRoding Sports Centre, Luxborough Lane, Chigwell, Essex
Men's England Hockey League
East League Premier division


The club runs ten men's and five women's teams in addition to junior teams from u8s to u18s. The men's first XI play in the Division 1 South of the Men's England Hockey League.[2] The women's first XI play in the premier division of the East Area hockey league.[3]


The club was founded in 1921 after the Loughton Hockey Club had disbanded during World War I. The name Old Loughtonians referred to members of the Old Loughtonians, former pupils of Loughton School which opened in 1890.[4] In 1963 the club opened its doors to all-comers following the demise of Old Buckwellians’ Hockey Club. Ladies teams were also created and in 1980 the club opened its new grounds at Luxborough Lane.[5]

In 1986, the Old Loughtonians Hockey Club was the first English hockey club to own an all-weather pitch. A second sand-based pitch was completed in 1992. In 1997 the main pitch was upgraded to a water-base. This was followed by the building of a mini pitch. Old Loughtonians Hockey Club was selected as the hockey and football (5-a-side and 7-a-side) training venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games resulting in the conversion of the two main pitches to international waterbase standard.[5]





  • 1994-95 National Indoor Championships Champions[6]
  • 1995-96 National Indoor Championships Champions [6]
  • 1999-2000 Premier League Champions[6]



  • 2004-05 Premier 2 League Champions


  1. ^ "Old Loughtonians Hockey Club". Old Loughtonians Hockey Club.
  2. ^ "Old Loughtonians Men's 1". England Hockey. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Teams". Old Loughtonians Hockey Club. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Loughton Schools". british-history.ac.uk.
  5. ^ a b "History". Old Loughtonians Hockey Club. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  6. ^ a b c "Indoor Champions - Roll of Honour - England Hockey". www.englandhockey.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-08.