On behalf of the men’s section may I welcome you to the 2017/18 season at Banbury Hockey Club.

We aim to provide you with a great club to enjoy hockey. We do our best to achieve this through our men’s 1st XI  playing a high standard of hockey in the Southern Premier league Division 2, to sociable hockey in the mixed team (National Champions 2015), as well as all teams focussing on developing young players, so Banbury Hockey Club’s future is in safe hands. We welcome all new members, and whatever your age or ability, there is something for you at Banbury Hockey Club.

The club has great tradition and great pride in its DNA and our purpose as members is to maintain this pride and improve processes off the pitch in order to improve the standard and experience on the pitch. We are aiming for promotion with the 1st and 2nd team, as well as improving the playing experience of all members of the club. We have enjoyed many new members joining in 2017/18, thanks to Back 2 Hockey and our summer league teams and hope to continue to welcome back our University students after their periods of study and those that have stepped away from the game recently for a break.

Our captains, George, Barney, Nick, Stuart, Gary and Matt invest huge levels of energy into the club, I am grateful to them for what they do, they are the engine room of the men’s side of the club. Another advanced thank you is to our coaches this year, Andy, Stuart, Rhys and Ian, sessions have focus because of their support.

I  am going to echo the Chairman’s comments regarding being a club that likes to win but also a hospitable one, a drink in the bar post game with our opposition, umpires and friends makes the our experience more enjoyable.

To all players, coaches, managers and umpires of the club may I wish you a successful and enjoyable season and for those reading this considering a new club or re-joining the club I look forward to hearing from you.

Richard Hobley
Men’s Club Captain


Mens Training Times

To see the Men’s training times, visit our Training page