With 20 international players and 10 Olympians, Wimbledon are one of the top hockey teams in Europe. The men topped the English National League in 2018 and reached the final 4 of the European Championships in 2017 and the women play national league and are packed with star players including Crista Cullen (MBE) who won Olympic gold in Rio. The club is situated within a drag-flick of The All England Club - home of the famous Wimbledon tennis tournament situated in the leafy suburbs of London. With world class players comes world class coaches - Dr Karl Stagno, men’s first team coach is Director of Hockey at Whitgift School and Alex Danson MBE, former GB Captain and Olympic Gold medalist, has recently joined us to coach the ladie's first team.
Wimbledon has one of the largest and high performing junior sections in England comprising 850 young players, with over 60 playing regional representative hockey or above. Inclusivity and contribution to the community is also a high priority and the club are very proud of the schools outreach programme Quick Start Hockey launched in 2017 which has so far helped over 5000 local state school children have more access to hockey. Significant expansion of the outreach programme is planned for this year, with our new coaches playing a major role in this expansion.
We are proud of our success and the way we are building for the future. The key is to keep striving, learning and never stand still. We are focused on improving our coaching and facilities so that we continue to offer the best hockey experience in the area.
We provide well organised hockey for players of all ages and standards. Whether it’s coaching, umpiring or volunteering, the philosophy remains the same – regardless of ambition or ability we commit to providing a clear player pathway to improve skills and create a fun environment for young players and adults alike. At whatever age or ability level, we want players to enjoy their Wimbledon Hockey club experience and make friends along the way.
The roles of coach & umpire and volunteers across the club are so important and we cannot function without them. We welcome volunteers to assist with umpiring and coaching all levels.
If you would like to become part of this team, whether you have a coaching qualification at the moment or not, please contact our club co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org