Membership and Fees New members All the details about IES HC – seniors section and junior section – can be found on our new members information sheet, available to download here NEW MEMBERS INFORMATION If you would like to register as a member, please click on the link below to fill in your details on Read More ...
IES HC a club for all the family, based at a venue with world class facilities, is looking to recruit new members of all ages. We offer hockey for women, men, boys and girls of all ages and all abilities. So if you are a beginner, someone coming back to hockey or if you just fancy a new challenge at one of the region’s leading clubs, now is the time to get in touch.
Summer league, starting in May, is a great opportunity to meet IES members and play some hockey in a fun and friendly atmosphere. If you would like to join an IES summer league team or come to one of our matches, contact Jess Gray (women/girls) at email@example.com or Geoff reed (men/boys) at Geoff.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to announce a new Back to Hockey programme at IES. Whether you have never played hockey, or haven’t played for a while, these fun sessions for adults will build your confidence on the hockey pitch.
The first session will take place on Sunday 15 May from 9.15am to 10.15am. This has been timed so that parents can drop their Junior hockey players at their training at 9am, and then come for some hockey fun themselves!
To join in, just come along to Ipswich School Centre and speak to Moira and Pete on Sunday morning. You don’t need a hockey stick or other equipment (unless you already have something at home), just comfortable clothes and trainers for running around, and a refillable water bottle.
We are hoping to run these sessions on Sunday mornings until the start of July, but there will also be a special Back to Hockey training on Saturday 25 June as part of the Charity Day – people can sign up for the June session here: https://forms.gle/Kmv8b9bKFywh5Fok6
If you are already an IES hockey player – please pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in starting to play hockey!
Saturday 19 March at Ipswich School Sports Centre
Arrive at 7:30pm for an 8pm start.
£5 entry fee
Cash only betting.
We will have 8 races to bet on – who will be the bookies favourite to win? (Please note, this event will be over 18s only)
ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS
Saturday 14 May at Ipswich Town Hall
Arrive at the venue at 6.30pm for a 7.15pm service. Carriages at 12 midnight. Dress – smart (black tie optional).
Tickets cost £36.50 per person for a two course meal, the club annual awards and end of season party.
Please book via this online form: https://forms.gle/UtpWAu8fyhaeLV3v9
Saturday 25 June at Ipswich School Sports Centre
The annual IES Charity Day returns with a full programme of hockey planned, as well as Junior activities, bouncy castle, BBQ and bar and lots of other fun for all the family.
If you’d like to join one of the teams on the day, please sign up now using this form: https://forms.gle/uJXxH4gYdgVopVDq8
We hope you’ve had a great Christmas! To get you back into hockey-mode, we are planning some senior social intra-club matches for Saturday 8 January at Rushmere.
These will be open to anyone aged 13 or over (from the senior and junior sections). Cost will be £10 (adults) and £5 (students/juniors). Time – 11.30am. We hope to be able to provide refreshments afterwards.
There will be a mixed hockey match in addition to the M4/M5 match already scheduled.
Please complete your availability on the form linked below, by Mon 3 Jan 2022.
Thanks – and Happy New Year!
As we’re almost in December, we are finding our Santa hats, and letting you all know about some festive things coming up
1 – Curry and Crackers – Saturday 11 December – 7pm
This is our traditional end-of-the-year social event, at ISSC Rushmere. Curries are provided by the teams, you just need your £5 entrance and an appetite!
To give us an idea of numbers, please fill in the form linked here: https://forms.gle/A9qyB5k5rChVes2X8
All are welcome!
2 – Christmas Trees to support IES Juniors
With Christmas just round the corner, please get your Xmas trees from Zoë and Colin Lees to help support our Junior section.
Zoë and Colin Lees are accidental Christmas tree farmers having inherited a field of trees when we moved into our house. Each year we sell them with all profits going to good causes. This year our chosen causes are -> UNICEF & IES Juniors.
If you are interested in a tree then please email email@example.com for the address. Costs and opening hours are in the attached advert
3 – Follow us on social media
With the increased likelihood of frosty pitches affecting matches and training for both sections, please follow our social media accounts on facebook, instagram and twitter for updates – @ieshockeyclub
|Mens 1st||04/12/21||Broxbourne 1||Rushmere P2||12:00|
|Mens 2nd||04/12/21||Bury 2||Culford||12:30|
|Mens 3rd||04/12/21||Sudbury 2||Gt Cornard||15:15|
|Mens 4th||04/12/21||Bury 5||Rushmere P3||11:00|
|Mens 5th||04/12/21||<No game>|
|Ladies 1st||04/12/21||Cambs City 2||Rushmere P3||13:00|
|Ladies 2nd||04/12/21||Bury 3||Culford||10:30|
|Ladies 3rd||04/12/21||Ipswich 3||Rushmere P1||11:00|
1 – Senior section Saturday results
- Men’s 1’s lost 0 – 2 home to Old Southendians 1s
- Men’s 2s won 1 – 0 away at Newmarket 1s
- Men’s 3s lost 0 – 5 away at North Norfolk 1s
- Men’s 4 won 3 – 2 home to Pelicans 3s.
- Women’s 1s lost 1 – 5 home to Harleston Magpies
- Women’s 2s won 7 – 1 IESHC 3s.
- Women’s 3s lost 1 – 7 IESHC 2s.
- Women’s 4s failed to raise a team.
2 – Junior section Sunday results (new Area League)
- U16G beat both Felixstowe and Harleston Magpies 1-0 in their triangular tournament at home
- U14B lost to Norwich Dragons 0-1 and to Ipswich 7 0-2 in their triangular tournament at home
- U14G drew 0-0 against Norwich Dragons and beat Harleston Magpies 1-0 in their triangular tournament away at Harleston.
There were many positives, as well as learning points, for all the junior teams, but mainly it was just great to see them back in competitive matches. For many in the U14s this was their first competition in over a year, and the first time playing 11 a side full pitch hockey. Thanks to the senior club for supporting with umpires and to all the coaches and parents for shouting from the sidelines!
Two teams of U12s will be taking part in a mixed hockey tournament at Ipswich High School this Sunday – good luck to the teams.
3 – Club clothing
Don’t forget that the Club Shop is now open for you to order the new IES branded clothing. We have had positive feedback from people on receiving their orders from the first sale. Please place your order before end of day on Sunday 10 October: https://ieshc.tsunami-sport.com/
4 – Club games on Saturday 2 October
1. Club Clothing
We are delighted to confirm that the first batch of the new range of club clothing ordered via the online shop arrived today. Anyone who has ordered shorts, skorts, socks, jackets etc can collect these from the bar at the club before training tomorrow and/or on Wednesday this week. Please arrive between 7pm and 7.30pm tomorrow and from 6.30pm to 7pm on Wednesday.
The club shop has reopened. https://ieshc.tsunami-sport.com/ Please place the order before end of day on Sunday 10 October. Deliveries should be made week commencing 22 November to the club.
Please note that the items in the online shop are mainly for adults and older juniors. The juniors are planning to hold a sale of our junior training tops and jackets at half term.
2. League Hockey
The adult league season kicked off on Saturday with eight club teams in action. Pride of place in week one goes to the Men’s 1s, who secured an outstanding win away to City of Peterborough 1 – 0. A new look Men’s 3s secured a great draw at home to Norwich Dragons but there were defeats for Men’s 2s at home to Magpies and Men’s 4s away at Sudbury. The men’s 5s will have to wait for their first taste of league action after Newmarket conceded.
A below strength Women’s 1s were well beaten at Bishops Stortford, one of the fancied teams in East Prem whilst the 2s lost a tight derby game at home to Ipswich. The 3s lost at Castaways whilst sadly we couldn’t field a Women’s 4s team this week.
3. League Results
The new England Hockey Game Management System is unfortunately having teething problems but the East Area league results can be found here: https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk/
4. Come and support our teams on Saturday.
Please try to pop up to the club this coming Saturday and support our teams. There are games throughout the day, with the Women’s 1s at home at 12.30 v Harleston Magpies in East Prem, and the Men’s 1s are also in Prem action taking on Old Southendians who include Ex Olympian Jonty Clarke – push back is at 14.30. Full list of fixtures below.
|M3||N Norfolk 1s||L||A||15.00|
5. Junior Hockey
We started the new season with a bang! Two weeks with over 100 young people training each week, including a number of new members – a big IES Juniors welcome to you.
Our first competitive matches start this Sunday, with the U14 girls away at Harleston, triangular fixture v Harleston and Norwich Dragons, the U16 girls at home for a triangular fixture v Felixstowe and Harleston Magpies and the U14 boys at home, for a triangular fixture v Norwich Dragons and Ipswich 7.
Looking to get back into hockey or to try for the first time?
Whether you haven’t played since school or have been inspired by the GB Olympic medal winners to pick up a stick for the first time we would love to welcome new members!
We have 5 mens teams and 4 ladies teams and of course a junior section too so whatever level/age you are there’s a team for you. There is no formal team selection process but if you attend training you will play matches and move up or down the teams as appropriate.
Senior/Student training starts again at Rushmere on Tuesday 17 August (men) from 7.30-9.30pm, and Wednesday 18 August (women) from 7pm to 9pm.
Junior training will return on 12 September and will take place every Sunday morning. The U8s, U10s, U12s and U14s will train from 9-10.30am, and the U16s from 10.30-12noon.
If you’d like to come along to a training session to get a feel for the club please contact us (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org – we are in the process of sorting our current enquiries email inbox so please use this email address in the interim). Please note you will need to fill out some forms (due to COVID) and we will of course provide you with these to you once you’ve messaged us.
See you soon!