Wilmslow Hockey Club

Wilmslow Hockey Club

Wilmslow Men's Hockey Club, a hockey club in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, was founded in 1896/97 as one of the very early member clubs of the Cheshire County Hockey Association. Little is known of its early history but a team photo dating to 1899 is believed to have been taken on the Rectory Field.Fact|date=March 2008 There was, however, no continutity of existence during the war years.


The Rev D. M. Brookes restarted the club in 1947/8 with a Parish Church Youth Club team. This team played in the local Youth Clubs Mixed Hockey League.

The Club's first full season as Wilmslow Men's HC was in 1957/8, playing in royal blue and white halved shirts.

In 1964, at the Annual general meeting certain members, fuelled by drink, decided the club strip was boring and clashed too often. "Why don't we wear those luminous orange motorway shirts then we'll never clash with anyone?" one said. The following was greeted with hysterical laughter after which the evening degenerated further. The following day it dawned on the secretary that he had to go and organize two sets of bright orange shirts.Fact|date=March 2008

After playing on the Rectory Field (before the construction of Wilmslow Leisure Centre) the Club moved to its new home at Oakwood Farm, Styal, with three grass pitches and a purpose-built clubhouse in 1980. In 2004 the Club built its own all weather 'astro turf' pitch on the Oakwood Farm site.

Although the men's section has had only occasional flirtations with glory, the Club has been responsible for grooming a large number of players who have gone on to play at the highest levels. The Cheshire, Durham, Derbyshire and Warwickshire county teams have all benefited from players reared by WHC.Fact|date=March 2008

External links

* [http://www.wilmslowhockey.org.uk Wilmslow Hockey Club's Website]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Wilmslow — infobox UK place country= England latitude= 53.325 longitude= 2.239 official name= Wilmslow population= 30,326 (2001 Census) shire district= Macclesfield shire county= Cheshire region= North West England constituency westminster= Tatton post town …   Wikipedia

  • Knutsford — infobox UK place country = England official name= Knutsford latitude= 53.300 longitude= 2.371 population = 19,607 (2001) civil parish= Knutsford shire district= Macclesfield shire county = Cheshire region= North West England constituency… …   Wikipedia

  • Alsager — Not to be confused with Alsagers Bank. Coordinates: 53°05′46″N 2°18′17″W / 53.096100°N 2.304790°W / 53.096100; 2.304790 …   Wikipedia

  • Sale, Greater Manchester — infobox UK place country = England static static image caption=Sale Town Hall latitude= 53.424 longitude= 2.322 official name= Sale population = 55,234 (2001 census) population density=12,727 per mi² (4,914 per km²) metropolitan borough= Trafford …   Wikipedia

  • Neston — For the village in Wiltshire near Corsham town, see Corsham. Coordinates: 53°17′20″N 3°04′26″W / 53.289°N 3.074°W / 53.289; 3.074 …   Wikipedia

  • Chester — For the larger local government district, see Cheshire West and Chester. For other uses, see Chester (disambiguation). Coordinates: 53°11′33″N 2°53′30″W / 53.192 …   Wikipedia

  • Didsbury — For the town in Canada, see Didsbury, Alberta. Coordinates: 53°25′00″N 2°13′52″W / 53.4166°N 2.2311°W / 53.4166; 2.2311 …   Wikipedia

  • Gran Mánchester — Condado del Reino Unido Entida …   Wikipedia Español

  • Greater Manchester — Infobox England county name = Greater Manchester motto = status = Metropolitan county Ceremonial county origin = 1 April 1974cite web|url=http://www.local.odpm.gov.uk/finance/stats/lgfs/2005/lgfs16/h/lgfs16/annex a.html|title=Local Government… …   Wikipedia

  • Cheadle Hulme School — This article is about the independent school. There is also the state funded Cheadle Hulme High School nearby. Cheadle Hulme School Latin: In Loco Parentis ( In place of a parent ) Location …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»