Whilst we at the Chesterfield Hockey Club
look forward to welcoming you to our facilities at St. Mary’s
Sports Partnership in Chesterfield, we are sorry that, due to
Covid-19 precautions, we are unable to offer you our usual
hospitality. Necessary safety precautions comprise:
• Access to the pitch and parking is via the bus turning circle off Gatefield Close. The gate to the usual pitch access and car parking is locked. First left off the B6051 after the traffic signal-controlled junction.
• There will be no changing facilities open at the pitch (but there will be access to toilets - please ensure only one person accesses the toilets at any one time)
• We ask each team to ensure that their own track and trace details are recorded
• No players are to enter the pitch until the previous game has concluded and all persons involved have exited
• Dugouts are not in use and must not be used even in bad weather
• Spectators are allowed on the pitch but must sign in on our forms (please bring your own pen) and stay behind the blue line staying 2m apart
• Sanitiser is available at the double gate approaching entry to the pitch and it is recommended that all involved use this upon entry and exit
• Further guidance on routes to be adopted to enter / leave may be displayed on signage around the pitch
• The Partnership encourages masks to be worn on site until your activity starts - this includes outdoors
• For the foreseeable future we will be unable to provide teas after the match
If there are any changes, further updates will be provided but, for the time being, we shall see you on the pitch and look forward to a safe, enjoyable season..
See Fixtures page.
We are a relatively small but very friendly Men's Hockey Club now running 4 teams, all of which play in the Midlands League - plus a "Badgers" team playing in the Yorkshire Development League. We've a long history (1899) and are one of the founder clubs of the Derbyshire Hockey Association. We also run a thriving 'junior-hockey' scheme for youngsters of both sexes up to the age of 16 on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. We have ClubsFirst Accreditation, regularly re-assessed and renewed, and Sport England Club Mark. We welcome new members, adult and junior, so if you're interested do please telephone one of our "Contacts", or e-mail general enquiries to: email@example.com. Please hover over one of the headings above for our full menus and click on an entry to take you directly to the relevant web page. Follow the links to Sponsors below.
It was with great sadness that we had to email members and friends
of the Club to announce the death of Life Member Bob Battye from a
heart attack whilst out cycling, one of his favourite exercise
pastimes, along with golf, since retiring from Hockey.
Bob did so much for our Club and County over the years.
He joined the Club from Loughborough Colleges after he’d graduated. He rapidly established himself in our 1st XI along with the County 1st and it wasn’t long before he captained both sides – and played representative hockey for the Midlands.
He played as 1st Captain for many many years, helping the Club firstly to strengthen and grow with fixtures against some of the best that Yorkshire and the North Midlands had to offer and then to consolidate the 1st XIs position in the second highest league in the Midlands with the introduction of League Hockey.
He was a major contributor to the Club also in other ways –
• through his positions on the Club’s General and Selection Committees, again for many years.
• through his support for mini-hockey and in the original “Badgers” team
Another significant contribution was to provide two sons, Fraser and Christian, both of whom developed to be excellent hockey players and now, in Christian, shortly to be at the top level in hockey coaching.
Bob was a great supporter of Club tours – to remote foreign parts, to Ireland for the Three Rock Rovers’ Veterans weekends and for the Club’s forays into, firstly Over 40s, then Over 50s.
There is so much more we could write about Bob and so many of our members, past and present, will have been touched by his influence and always in a positive manner.
We offer our most sincere condolences to Josie, his partner, to Fraser and Christian and their families.
If you have a message you would like to pass on to the family please email us.
Despite coronavirus, the Leagues have been restarted. We wish our 1st and 3rd XI's success in their new leagues following promotion.
Race Night at the Rose and Crown (Brampton) on Saturday 29th February raised £260 net of expenses for Club funds. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.
We meet after matches and for Social Events at our Sponsors, the
Britannia Inn, 56, Old Hall Road, Brampton.
Brampton Brewery, are also sponsors of Chesterfield Hockey Club and we are supported by them at the Rose and Crown.
View/download a copy of the Club's 3rd party insurance.
We have generated some publicity material in the wake of GB's
hockey success at the Olympics in Brazil.
If you've been fired with enthusiasm for our sport, why not come and give it a go ?
See our Publicity release here, read more about our Club on this website and then,
come along to one of our training sessions.
See the feature on our Club in Sport in Profile Magazine Issue 8.
Wednesday evenings from 4th Sept. -:
6 pm - 7 pm Under 8s, 10s and 12s
7 pm - 8 pm Under 14s
8 pm - 9:30 pm Men's
The full League fixture list is now
published ... go to the Fixtures
menu link. Friendlies will be added as soon as available.
Home games normal start times:
1st & 2nd XIs start 13:30. 3rd XI and 4th XI start 12:00 and Badgers XI 15:00 or 16:30 but check on Weekend Teams below for specific times for the current week.
Members only can access this area. Mac McCran - 07969 971255 for further details
Forms for your parents to complete and essential information are available on the Junior Hockey / Activities page. You are welcome to attend our Wednesday evening and/or Sunday morning sessions.
Also Floodlit 5-a-side Football Pitch Hire in Chesterfield
available from St. Mary's Community Sports Partnership
Click here for more details and how to contact John, the St. Mary's Partnership Sports Development Officer.
Details will be posted as soon as possible.:
Christian Battye continues as the Men’s 1st XI Coach for the forthcoming season. Shane Hale continues in the Team Manager role. We welcome the Team captains for another season: Josh Brocklehurst as the 1st XI Captain, Sam Unwin as 2nd XI Captain, Paul Ryan as 3rd XI Captain and Mac McCran as 4th XI Captain. Steve Lord will run the Badgers team.
It’s been a summer of success so far for two of Chesterfield Hockey
Rising star Joe Morton has been selected to play for the Pennine Pumas Under 17 squad in the England Hockey Futures Cup later this month. The competition features the best young players in England, Wales and Scotland playing in six regional teams – the Pennine Pumas, Saxon Tigers, Mercia Lynx, Wessex Leopards, Celtic Jaguars (Wales) and Caledonian Cougars (Scotland). The tournament takes place in St Albans between the 21st and 24th August, where the England selectors will be casting a close eye on proceedings.
Joe also took part in a recent Home Nations tournament as part of the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) program at Lilleshall national sports centre. The competition featured the DiSE teams England ‘Red’, England ‘White’ and England ‘Blue’ alongside England U16s, Scotland and Ulster. Joe captained England ‘Red’ and came away with a silver medal, losing to England U16s on penalties after the game was tied 2-2 in normal time. The event also forms part of the assessment process for the England U18s squad.
Lead junior coach Christian Battye – “Joe has worked incredibly hard on and off the pitch and should take great pride in his attitude and dedication to the sport. He has been a consistently high performer at junior regional level and to see him on that Pennine Pumas squad list and in the England ‘Red’ shirt was a proud day for the club too. His goal is to be selected for an England trial in September – he’s certainly on the right track to achieve that”.
There was also more good news with young umpire Esther Beardsley being appointed to officiate at the Futures Cup.
This comes after impressing during the regional Performance Centre Competition days and working incredibly hard over the past few seasons.
St Mary’s pupil Esther has also been promoted to the Performance Support Panel for young umpires in the Midlands.
Christian Battye – “Esther has really taken ownership of her own development over the last couple of years and it’s great to see her rewarded with a place at the Futures Cup. Being an umpire can be a pretty tough gig at times but Esther has a natural talent for it. She’s gained great experience with Chesterfield and Staveley Ladies HC over the past few seasons and we wish her all the best for the tournament”.