About the Club

Leicester Hockey Club

Leicester Hockey Club was established in 1885 (not 1889 as some sources state). In more recent history, the Club was for a long time based at Illston-on-the-Hill, sharing the clubhouse and grass pitches with the cricket team and Illston Sports Association. From the early 1990s the teams (sometimes three, four or five, depending on the season) entered a nomaic period of playing at several artificial pitches (Guthlaxton College, Uppingham College and others) before settling in the late "noughties" at its new home ground at Leicester Grammar School. 

Our newly redesigned (2021) club badge and kit are based on the traditional badge and colours of red and white, whilst maintaining the black from more recent designs.

Leicester Hockey Club was originally a men's hockey club, but now prides itself in offering an inclusive range of teams for all.

The Club plays all home matches at Leicester Grammar School and runs four senior men’s teams and a women's team, each playing in the Midlands Region Leagues. The club also runs a Badgers team, a Masters (Veterans) team and coaching and games for all age-groups. In addition, LHC provision includes many different squads each week (running our own junior and senior leagues on Thursday evenings). LHC has a well established hockey development programme for boys and girls from primary school age all the way up to senior hockey.

Leicester Hockey Club can boast some of the best hockey facilities in the Midlands with thanks to a long term agreement with Leicester Grammar School.


  • 1 water based hockey pitch
  • 1 sand based hockey pitch
  • Indoor sports hall fully set up for indoor hockey
  • Pavilion
  • Changing rooms with showers

Training Sessions / Come And Meet

Training Sessions 2022-23 are:

Juniors Tuesdays at 17.30 - Men's Tuesdays at 18.55 (to 20.30) - Women's Thursdays at 18.55 (to 20.30).

Men's 1s have a further training session on Thursdays.

Nobody is charged for a "try-out" session or two - after that we hope your will decide to join and play for LHC in games and fixtures.

Whatever your level, new sport or seasoned player, junior or senior, new or returning to hockey, just moved to the area or finding out about a new club. Get in touch and come along!

Dave Standish

Club President

Club Documents

  • LHC Constitution 2022 PUBLISHED.pdf
  • LHC_club_safeguarding_commitment.pdf

Welfare Information

Leicester Hockey Club are proud to support the FIH ideals of inclusion, diversity and respect. As part of this, we are committed to meeting all obligations in all aspects of player safety and child welfare.

The Club has adopted the England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy. All of our Coaches, Team Captains, and Managers in Junior and Senior sections are made aware of their responsibilities for the welfare of all U18s. Follow the links below for further detail.

Leicester Hockey Club has adopted England Hockey Safeguarding Policy "SafeD"- Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy

Leicester Hockey Club supports England Hockey Code Of Ethics - RESPECT Code of Ethics and Behaviour

Leicester Hockey Club supports England Hockey policy regarding Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Framework

Leicester Hockey Club – Commitment to Policies, June 2020

Club Welfare Officer

Our Club Welfare Officer is Andy "Smudge" Smith

Andy supports and promotes good safeguarding practice and is the point of contact for all our members, parents, coaches, managers and players. If anyone has any welfare concerns at all, please contact via the link below.

Abiding to all confidentiality and disclosure procedures, all concerns will be investigated accordingly.

Smudge Smith


If you have any urgent concerns that a child, young person or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger you must call 999


Help for adults concerned about a child: Call NSPCC on 0808 800 5000

Help for children and young people: Call Childline on 0800 1111

(If you are aged 19 or under, Childline can help you with any issue you are going through - visit their website to speak to someone online, or call 0800 1111)

First XI Club Coach - Statement Of Aims 2022 - 2025

The purpose of this document is to give the 1st XI purpose and direction. We all love this sport, dedicate ourselves to training and performance in matches, so lets add a layer of direction. Get this part right and everything else from points in the league, to feel-good socials off pitch will fall into place.

The Present

  • To secure promotion this year. (**Division Runners-up and promoted 2022**)
  • To improve game awareness - when to be direct and ruthless, when to minimise turnover.

Our Principles

  • To be respectful to fellow team mates, punctual, wearing the correct kit and positive in everything you do.
  • To be competitive and driven to succeed, ensuring the highest league standards.
  • To ensure the longevity of the club, giving juniors the opportunity to succeed at the right level of ability, allowing this progression to naturally occur.
  • To be able to offer these juniors an elite opportunity where they can see a pathway and not move away from the club to fulfil this.
  • To give back to the club giving your time umpiring, coaching and volunteering.

The Future

  • To source a new set of playing and training kit with a brand new direction.
  • To be competitive at a regional level from Division 1-3 in the next 5 years.
  • To annually integrate 3 U18 players into 1st XI training and match days when appropriate.
  • To create an over supply of players ready for 1st XI through structure of coaching and information sharing across teams.
  • To continue a formal link with Leicester Grammar School & Leicester University, integrating talented students to training and opportunities to play Saturdays at the club.

Henry H 2021-22 Season

Contact us today if you are interested in finding out more about our club either as a player, official, coach or volunteer.

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