Southgate Hockey Club is a field hockey club based at Southgate Hockey Centre in Trent Park, near Oakwood in London.[1]

Southgate Hockey Club
Full nameSouthgate Hockey Club
Founded1886; 138 years ago (1886)
Home groundSouthgate Hockey Centre
LeagueMen's England Hockey League
Women's England Hockey League

The men's 1st XI play in the Men's England Hockey League.[2] The club has 9 men's sides, 5 ladies' sides and a large junior section. The men's team have been champions of England on four occasions (1976–77, 1977–78, 1987–88, 1988–89).[3][4]

History edit

The club was formed in 1886. Matches were initially played in Broomfield Park, Palmers Green; in 1890 the club relocated to the Walker Ground on Waterfall Road. In order to meet the challenge created by the introduction of artificial grass pitches, the club began hiring pitches away from the Walker Ground from around 1985. After a search for a new location, the club relocated to Southgate Hockey Centre during the 1997/98 season.

For most of its history the club has provided many players for the national side and, prior to the formation of organised leagues in 1968, featuring prominently in the unofficial leagues published in the press.

The club won the Hockey Association Cup in 1975, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988. The club won the inaugural National League in the season 1988/89, bringing the total of national titles to eight.

The club won the European Club Championship in 1976, 1977 and 1978, and won bronze in 1975 and 1983. In 1999, the club won the English indoor hockey title.

Honours edit

Notable players edit

Men's internationals edit

  England/  Great Britain
  Great Britain
  South Africa


References edit

  1. ^ "Southgate Hockey Club". 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  2. ^ "EHL Men's League tables". Archived from the original on 11 October 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  3. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  4. ^ "Roll of Honour". England Hockey. Retrieved 3 November 2023.
  5. ^ "National Representation". Retrieved 18 November 2014.

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