Sussex Hockey Association


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This site contains news, details and activities going on throughout the Sussex Hockey Association
and its member clubs. Please feel free to browse this site using the menus and sub-menus above. You do not need to register or login.  

Please report any problems or feedback regarding the site to Martin Headey.

Latest County News

JDC 2019-2020 Nomination forms and letter (published 28-Apr-19)

The nomination form for the 2019-20 Junior Development Centres is available on the Junior page of this site. Nominations due in by May 17th.

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Sussex Cup Finals at Hurstpierpoint College on Saturday 13 April 2019 (published 03-Apr-19)

The above finals for men, ladies, boys and girls (under 14 and under 16) are taking place on the above date. All 3 pitches are being used and umpires are being provided for all finals by Sussex HUA. All appointments and game times can be found on Fixtures Live (where the finalists are known) and the Sussex HUA website for all games.

Eligibility rules for all competitions can be found on this website. Food and drink will be available all day. Games start at 0930 and will be finished by 1800. Parking will be fully signposted.

There are 14 games on the day so teams are asked to be ready on the pitch before the start time.


Sussex Men's Cups (published 22-Mar-19)

The above tournaments are taking place on the following dates. Please advise whether your club would like to enter to

Under 21 - Sunday 3 March 12 noon at Eastbourne HC
Masters - Sunday 17 March 12 noon at Worthing HC
4th team - Saturday 6 April 12 noon at Brighton HC

Eligibility details are shown in the Competition rules on

The finals of the men's and ladies cups will take place at Hurstpierpoint College on Saturday 13 April 2019

Worthing Club House (published 16-Mar-19)

Congratulations to Worthing on the completion of the new club house at Angmering School. Enjoy the opening day and celebrations.

EH Clubs Forum (published 16-Mar-19)

Message from Gaynor Toms EH:

I have the great pleasure of announcing the next wave of ClubForums. This time the main topic will be around Valuing Volunteers, recruiting and retaining them.
We all know how important volunteers are to our game and as we head into the time of year where AGM meetings are held and plans for the coming season are put in place clubs have requested ideas tips and hints about how to tackle a lack of volunteers. The evening will consist of a presentation but the main learning will come from the clubs networking and speaking with each other sharing good practice. Please make every effort to send at least one representative from your club along to one of the following evenings.

 Monday 25th March – 7-9.30pm – Bournemouth Hockey Club – Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 6BL

Tuesday 2nd April – 7-9.30pm – Horsham Hockey Club - Cricket Field Rd, Horsham RH12 1TE

 Tuesday 9th April – 7-9.30pm -Old Cranleighans Hockey  Club – Thames Ditton KT7 0HB

 Wednesday 10th April – 7-9.30pm -Haslemere Hockey Club - Woolmer Hill Sports Ground, Woolmer Hill Rd, Haslemere GU27 1QA
Please confirm your club attendance and attendees by contacting before the 20th March so we can confirm numbers with the venues. Places will be reserved on a first come first served basis. I am reliably informed that there 
venues. Places will be reserved on a first come first served basis. I am reliably informed that there will be a bar open at each of the venues. 

Funeral of Hugh Thomas (published 25-Feb-19)

The funeral of Hugh Thomas will take place in St John’s Chapel at Hurstpierpoint College on Thursday 28th February at 3.00 pm.

All will be welcome at the service and for refreshments afterwards in the Dining Hall.

Family flowers only, please.

Hugh Thomas - Sussex HA Vice President (published 15-Feb-19)


Horsham Hockey Club is very sad to announce the passing of our president, Hugh Thomas.  A founder member of our modern club in 1969, Hugh assumed the role of president in 1977 and has held many roles within the Club and on  country committees since.  Hugh has been such an integral part of Horsham for so long, he will be badly missed, but will never be forgotten.  All Horsham teams this weekend will be observing a minute's silence in his honour.  

We will advise funeral details in due course for anyone outside the club who wishes to attend.



Ladies Plate and Vase competition (published 15-Jan-19)

Thank you all for such a wonderful day of hockey. 

Thank you to all those who stepped in to help me pitch side. Particular thanks to Becca Barnes who was a god-send at the High School pitch. Becca arrived at 9am to open the pitch and didn't leave until the competition had almost ended.  Having no official affiliation with the competition, she was simply being what good hockey is all about!!

Thanks also to all the umpires who stepped in to umpire other teams: Jean Hewitt (southwick) Tina Keartland (Chichester) John Procter (Chichester/Centurions) Kirsty (Burgess Hill) Jess (Brighton) and Andrew (Mid Sussex). Some of these umpires spent more time in the January cold than any player today and the games ran brilliantly because of all the umpires involved. 

The finalists will play as part of the Sussex Finals Day. Date and venue TBC, provisionally 13/14 April.

Finals for the PLATE competition will involve:
Centurions v Horsham 4s

Finals for the VASE competition will involve:
Chichester 3s v Mid Sussex 2s 

I'll keep those teams informed of dates and venues. When we have confirmation, it will also be posted on the Sussex Hockey website so feel free to come along and watch!

If anyone is interested in taking on the organisation of these comps in future, or working with me with the aim do so later, please do let me know -forward to all your club members in case there is interest. 

At the end of the season, there will be a meeting where all clubs are invited to make any suggestions/developments in this competition. 

In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your season all!

Best Wishes,


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