Ipswich – East Suffolk Hockey Club (IES HC) is based at Ipswich School Sports Centre (ISSC), Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 1DE.
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We are friendly club, playing good hockey at an outstanding hockey facility, which includes 3 astro pitches built in the past 7 years and an extensive club house, with the added bonus of a good and active social side
We currently run 4 Men’s outdoor league teams and 3 Ladies’ outdoor league teams which play in the East Area League at various divisional levels.
We also aim to run at least 2 Men’s and 2 Ladies’ teams in the Suffolk Summer League which provides continuity and good competition for members on midweek evenings during May – July.
IES are always on the look out for new members – even if you’ve never played before or have years of experience then give us a look. Use our Contact Form to get in touch for further information about joining & training.
The Club aims to promote a happy and constructive atmosphere both on and off the pitch and be well-organised. We intend to be successful at our level of hockey and attendance at midweek training is expected. We are ambitious to maintain and improve on all current divisional statuses.
The Club places great emphasis on our Junior Coaching programme and policy, as well as supporting the attainment of official qualifications for our coaches and umpires. Indeed, we have been in receipt of significant public Grant Aid and private Sponsorship in past years to help finance these specific objectives.
A key aim in general is to bring young players through into adult hockey and expand the opportunities to play by increasing the number of senior teams competing for the club
The Club is working towards achievement of Clubs 1st accreditation – the national standard for provision of a safe and high quality environment for bringing young players into the sport and for Quality Management of the club in general. The club also fully endorses the ‘Safe Hockey’ initiative, which has been introduced by the national governing body England Hockey, in recent times.
The club’s aims and objectives are embodied in its Constitution and we also operate with a set of club-specific rules and ISSC-specific rules.
In addition to the hockey we organise social events about once a month, such as barbeques, discos, dinners, quiz nights, race nights etc with ticket prices set to provide good value for members and their guests whilst generating some much-needed additional income for the Club.