National Indoor League Champions 2007
BBC South-East Club of the Year
Runners-up European Indoor Champions Trophy 2007
EH Cup Finalists 2007
Welcome to the East Grinstead Hockey Club website. For updated information throughout the season please click on Latest News in the menu.
The 2006/7 season saw East Grinstead competing in Europe for the first time in many years. The Club represented England at the European Indoor Champions Trophy in Brussels, winning Silver medals, and securing promotion to the A Division of the Indoor Championship next season. The indoor squad were the National Indoor League Champions for the first time in our history, and finished runners up in National Indoor Championship. EGHC won the BBC South East Club of the Year Award.
The 1st XI finished 4th in the Slazenger EH Premier League, and were finalists in the EH National Cup for the second successive season. In order to gain experience of playing in a more competitive environment the men's 2s and 3s both made their debut in the London League with outstanding results. The 2nd XI finished in top half of the Premier Division, while the 3rd XI entered the League in Division 2 and won promotion to Division 1, finishing just two points behind the League winners, losing just four games from 20. The U21 boys were Sussex Champions for the 4th year running; the Men's 2s and the Vets both won the Sussex Cup. Five of our 1st team squad and the team manager were selected to take part in the inaugural GB Super Leagues at the end of the season.
We are looking to progress even further this season, and to this end
have signed former England and GB player Danny Hall. With over 130
appearances for England and almost a century for GB, Danny was the 3rd
highest goalscorer in the
Slazenger EHL Premier division last season and is a close friend of our own
player/coach Mark Pearn.
SeePress Archive for more.
The Club runs 8 mens teams and 4 ladies teams on a Saturday and U14, U16 & U18 sides for boys and U14 & U16 sides for girls on Sundays.
We have a thriving Junior section, with training sessions on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings; details can be found on our Mini Hockey page. Please contact Wendy Masters, our Junior Chair if you would like more information on any aspect of Junior hockey.
We are always pleased to see new members of all ages and abilities. If you are new to the area, or looking to take up hockey again after a break please contact Phillip Coote, Mens Club Captain, or Debbie Guiver, Ladies Club Captain.
Mens 1st XI squad September 2007