New Year Social Hockey


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!

IES Club Bulletin – Christmas-y Edition!

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:

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 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


IES League Fixtures – 4/12/2021

Team Date Opponent Venue Time
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

IESHC Club Bulletin 27 Sept 21

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:

4 – Club games on Saturday 2 October

Team  Opposition H/A Start
M1  Saffron Walden A 14.00
M2  UEA 2s H 12.00
M3  UEA 3s H 12.00
M4  Newmarket 2s A 15.00
M5  Felixstowe 4s H 10.30
W1  Upminster 1s A 14.30
W2  Christchurch 1s A 10.00
W3  Felixstowe 1s H 10.30
W4  Colchester 4s H 11.00

IES Club Bulletin 20 September 2021

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.  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:

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.

Team  Opposition L/F H/A Start
M1  Old Southendians L H 14.30
M2  Newmarket 1s L A 15.00
M3  N Norfolk 1s L A 15.00
M4  Pelicans 3s L H 13.00
M5  Sudbury 4s L A 12.00
W1  Harleston 2s L H 12.30
W2  IES 3s L A 11.00
W3  IES 2s L H 11.00
W4  Harleston 6s L A 10.00


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.


Calling all new members!

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 – 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!


IESHC Club Bulletin 6 August 2021

We hope you enjoyed the Olympics, especially the hockey of course. How brilliant to see our very own Sam Beveridge (Women’s 1s Coach) with the GB Women’s Squad winning a Bronze medal overnight! Congratulations to Sam and the support team and of course all the players.

1 Club Award Winners

Many congratulations to everyone who won an award this year – it was great to be able to present many of you with your awards after the AGM last month.


Thank you to all who attended the AGM recently. Please click here for a list of all new club officers . Please do get in touch with your representatives – a healthy the club needs all members to engage and take part.

3 Pre Season & Training Sessions

Senior / student training

This starts again at Rushmere on Tuesday 17 August (men – 7.30-9.30pm) and Wednesday 18 August (women – 7-9pm).

Initial training groups:

  • Tuesday Group 1 – Men’s 1s and 2s. Tuesday Group 2 – Men’s club: Men’s 3s, 4s and 5s.
  • Wednesday Group 1 – Women’s 1s and 2s. Wednesday Group 2 – Women’s club: Women’s 3s and 4s.

We may need to review groups depending on numbers and coach availability.

Junior training

The Junior section will return to Sunday training on Sunday 12 September – make sure the date is in your diary. We are also planning a transition training session for any Juniors going into Year 8 and above in the evening of Friday 3 September – more details to follow in an email to eligible players.

4 Coaching vacancy

We are looking to find a regular coach to run the women’s club training on Wednesday. This is a PAID ROLE. Anyone interested should contact Naomi: or Charlie:

5 Saturday fixtures / New League season

We have arranged fixtures for most club teams on Saturday 11 September (home and away) v Harleston Magpies. Captains will be in touch with details. The new Area league fixtures start on Saturday 18 September. Times and still be to be confirmed but fixtures can be found here:

6 Club Day

We had hoped to run a Club Day (with a charity element) on Saturday 4 September but there is currently no pitch availability at Rushmere on that day. If anything is possible we will let everyone know ASAP. If a Club Day isn’t possible, we will have a Club Showcase / new members’ session on Saturday 11 September instead, details tbc.

7 Summer holiday sessions

It was great to see so many of our Juniors taking part in our summer holiday hockey sessions. These were led by a team of our Young Leaders, and involved three mornings of skills development which finished in style with a water balloon fight and slip & slide goal scoring – so much fun!

8 First aid session

We had an extremely useful and interesting first aid session at the club on 21 July, led by sports injury specialist Ollie Howard. Attended by senior section players and junior section young leaders, coaches and parents. This covered how to deal with some of the particular injuries we may come across on the hockey pitch, plus the chance to practice some resuscitation and use a defibrillator. Thanks to Ollie and all those who attended.

9 Injury rehab and performance services

We have negotiated reduced costs for IES hockey club members for appointments with Ollie Howard (graduate sport therapist) who specialises in sports injuries and adolescent athletes.  Our members (players and coaches) will save £5 per treatment session. To contact Ollie text or call 07527055088. He is currently based at Sports Med East in Ipswich.

We hope to see you all soon


Book now for Junior Hockey Camps this half term holiday

Following on from our successful holiday training sessions last summer, we have launched some Half Term Hockey Camps.

They will be running at the Sports Centre on Tuesday 1 June and Wednesday 2 June, and are open to anyone who’d like to have some holiday hockey fun!

  • Suitable for all ages and abilities from Reception to Year 11
  • You don’t have to be a current IES player to come – invite your friends! This will be a great chance for them to experience the fun of hockey
  • Players will just need shin pads, a gum shield and suitable clothes and footwear to run around outside on our astros. We have hockey sticks to borrow.
  • On Tuesday we will have guest coaches from Surbiton Hockey Club leading the training, including their director of hockey coaching, Will Fulker, and a representative from their ladies 1st team.
  • On Wednesday our coaches will include members of the IES men’s and women’s 1st teams, as well as our IES Juniors young leaders and coaches.
  • Each day will include skills training and fun sessions for outfield players and goalkeepers – and those who have never picked up a hockey stick before. Our skilled coaches will tailor our camps to fit the abilities of all.

The camps are split into two sessions – a morning one for primary school children and an afternoon one for high school children. Within these sessions there will be small groups running. You can book for one day or two days, and each session of 3 hours costs just £10 per child!

Please book using our Google Form: