Updated Training Times

Weekly training will resume on the following dates – please note slightly altered training times. These are the on-pitch times, please arrive 15 mins beforehand to register and warm up

  • Tuesday 23 August – 7.30-9pm – Men
  • Wednesday 24 August – 7.30-9pm – Women
  • Sunday 11 September – 9-10.30am(Then changing to 9.30-11am from 17 Sept) – Juniors (U14s and below)

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

IESHC Club Day – Saturday 3 September 2022

The IES Club Day will take place on Saturday 3 September. This will take a slightly different format from previous years, and will consist of a series of short matches to help coaches, captains and others select our new teams / squads for the early part of next season, including the transition of Juniors into Senior sides, and it will also help with the development of our U12/U14 Junior sides. 

  • 1.30-2.30pm – Junior matches for boys and girls in school years 7, 8 and 9 (from September)
  • 2.30-5pm – Senior matches for all over 13s, including those in Year 9 who are eligible to play senior hockey
  • 5pm – Refreshments in the bar.

The match fee for ALL players will be £5. (If Year 9 players are taking part in both parts of the afternoon, they only have to pay once!).

Saturday matches will start from 10 September – and the league season starts on 17 September.

Please sign up for the Club Day 3 September afternoon so that we know who will be attending. This event will be an important part of selection this season, so we hope you will make every effort to attend.

SIGN UP FORM: https://forms.gle/Dz5DSyHM31v9HViGA

Job Advert: Hockey Coaches Wanted

Ipswich East Suffolk HC are seeking talented coaches to the club to work with our senior 1st teams, who play at the top of the East Area leagues, and in support of our club and junior club programmes. We can offer competitive remuneration for the right candidates and we will be pleased to discuss details with interested parties. We look forward to hearing from you, whether you are an experienced coach or someone starting on the coaching pathway.

  •  Role – Lead coaching roles at Ipswich East Suffolk HC.
  • Deadline for applications – Friday 15th July 2022
  • Contract – Part-Time (anticipated 3/4hrs per week during season, plus off-season planning.)
  • Contract Period – Start Aug 2022 / End April 2023
  • Employment Status – Self Employed (Contracted)
  • Remuneration – Competitive, dependent on the applicants approach, qualifications and experience.
  • To apply – Please send a coaching CV and a covering note to Charlie Farrow (Club Chair) Charlie.farrow@btinternet.com or call Charlie on 07811 336895 if you would like to discuss any details.

Come and join our club!

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 jessgray2110@hotmail.com or Geoff reed (men/boys) at Geoff.reed@live.co.uk

Back to Hockey

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!

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 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: https://ieshc.tsunami-sport.com/

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. 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.

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.