MENS 1s HOCKEY NATIONAL CHAMPIONS and will play in Europe – “Come on Wimbledon!”
Semi final: Wimbledon 2 Surbiton 0 Final: Wimbledon 8 East Grinstead 5
Wimbledon hockey club are now the second largest hockey club in GB and the mens team are the National Champions. A great team performance and everyone involved, staff, sponsors, members, volunteers and players, deserve a huge pat on the back!
In 2006/7 the mens first team were last in the Hampshire/Surrey Premier Division 2. In 2015 they are officially the best team in the country and representing England in Europe. That’s a staggering journey and shows what can be achieved with ambition, talent and hard work.
This was an outstanding squad performance from a Wimbledon side who have so much going for them with two very experiened Olympians in Ben Hawes and Ben Marsden, backed up by a great team of men. Add to that the exuberance of youth. Let’s not forget that 6 of the goals in the final were scored by 18 year olds.
Finally, a very special thanks to the Wimbledon supporters, who were first class.
For everyone who has been involved, a wonderful achievement ...........a day to remember.
Squad: Bailey(GK), Millington (GK), Woods, Osborn, Marsden, Hawes(Capt), Hoare, Weir, Cerulus, Ball, , Brogdon, Roper, Sloan, Kinder, Ebbers, Farrant, Govers, Hanspal, Waller, Gregg
The Wimbledon Club is one of Surrey's premier multisports Club with separate sections for tennis, squash, cricket and men's and ladies' hockey. Adult members can also join the fitness suite. There is a junior section that covers all four sports.
The Club is owned by its members and provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, with a vibrant social scene. Members enjoy regular social nights, including quizzes, wine tasting, evenings to the Wimbledon theatre, a Christmas pantomime, individual sports section events, inter-section sports days, plus the finals' days for tennis and squash and the annual Club Ball.
The facilities include a 9 acre site off Church Road, with a cricket pitch and practice nets, 1 grass hockey pitches, 7 grass tennis courts, 8 hard courts (clay, astro and acrylic - 5 floodlit), 5 squash courts (4 glass backed), an indoor sports hall which is used for tennis, cricket and hockey, and a fitness suite. Under long-term lease arrangements the Club hires 2 astro turf hockey pitches from King's College School grounds in Raynes Park. Crucially, the Club has ample parking for all members.
The Clubhouse, which opened in April 1998, has a first floor bar and restaurant with balconies overlooking the tennis courts and cricket / hockey pitches. There are extensive changing rooms and showers, plus a mixed sauna. Members can sit out on a summer's day and unwind with a drink and a meal, overlooking the famous spire of St. Mary's church whilst dinghies sail past on Wimbledon Park lake — it's hard to believe we're only 8 miles from central London!
Our aim is to provide our members with the best possible facilities complete with comprehensive, structured, quality coaching opportunities in all four sports. To this end the Club has achieved the governing bodies’ benchmark ‘Clubmark’ accreditation in 3 of our four sports, and expect to achieve the fourth later this year. We pride ourselves on having truly competitive subscription rates and offering a first class sports and social experience to our members.