Membership and Fees

Membership and Fees

Membership Form

Existing or new members – please register as a member or prospective member on the LoveAdmin web site:
or, as detailed in the most recent Members Briefing:

Existing members can review and/or amend their contact details by logging on to this site and inputting the required security entries – then Save and exit the site. Prospective new members will initially need to set up an account on this site with a User name and Password. Payments of subscriptions for Senior and Student members are now made largely by bank transfer (BACS) but other methods are available.  An email reminder is sent round before the start of the new season with full details of preferred methods of payment. Membership payments for existing members are due on 1st September 2021 and certainly no later than just before the first league game of the season. (18th September 2021).

Please note that, as instigated for the 2019 – 2020 season, the term ‘Student Member’ will continue to be used for young players, (generally 13 – 18 years or those continuing in full time education beyond 18 and who have been IES Junior or Student members up to that age), who participate in the Senior hockey programme. This is simply to provide clarity between those players and the young players who attend the Sunday morning coaching and related competitions programme who will continue to be called ‘Junior Members’.

IES Membership & Playing Costs

Playing and associated Membership fees. These are payable by Senior players and Student players who play in the senior hockey programme on Saturdays.

Fees for 2021-22 are listed below. These are subject to variation by the Club Executive Committee, in the event of factors beyond the control of the Club or factors associated with use of the playing and social facilities at Ipswich School Sports Centre (ISSC). The ongoing situation with Covid-19 and possible associated additional costs may have to be reviewed during the 2021/22 season for fees adjustments.

Members who paid the full Senior or Student subscription for the 2020-21 season, which was significantly curtailed due to Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions, have been offered the opportunity to apply for a rebate of 50% of their 2021-22 subscription. Playing members are also obligated to purchase a new club Red shirt as detailed below.

The text of the communication to members on 16/08/21 is copied here as follows:

We are writing to let you know that your annual membership subscription for IES Hockey Club is now due for the 2021-22 season, and to ask you to update your details on our club database please.

1 – Membership subscriptions

Your membership payments aim to cover the club’s fixed costs, such as England Hockey affiliations, ISSC memberships, insurance, first aid, playing equipment, and league fees.

In light of the continuing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, IESHC members agreed at the AGM in July that we would keep membership costs at the same level for a further season (although this is likely to result in a significant reduction in the club’s financial reserves).

It has also been agreed that those members who paid their full membership fee for the 20-21 season would be entitled to apply for a 50% rebate on their 21-22 fees, but any members who wish to waive any rebates as a reinvestment in the hockey club for future years would be hugely appreciated.

In addition, as you know, we are introducing a new playing shirt for the 2021-22 season, with new sponsors, including the new Senior Club sponsor Drain Doctor. Anyone playing senior hockey will need to buy a shirt at the subsidised price of £20, and we are asking you to pay that now to make it easier for bank transfers.

The annual membership subscription is due on 1 September 2021, and prompt payment would be appreciated please. The deadline for applying for a rebate and paying the reduced 2021-22 subscription and new shirt fee is 17 September 2021. For everyone, we would like the shirt fee to be paid before the new shirt can be provided please, and we’ll let you know when these will be available in a future club bulletin.

If you’d like to apply for a rebate or request a receipt for fees paid, please email the Senior Section treasurer, Christ Hatch:

2 – Total money now due for a full membership fee and playing shirt, and how to pay

Senior members: £140

Student members (those aged under 18 or in full time education): £80

Associate Members (non-playing and with no shirt purchase necessary): £40

Please pay by bank transfer to the following account:

Account Name: Ipswich – East Suffolk Hockey Club

Sort code: 20-44-51

Account Number: 70512753

Reference: please include your Name + Subs in the reference.

A separate email about membership fees has been sent to our Junior members (those aged U16 who train and play on Sundays)

3 – Club database update

Please do update your details on our club database for the 2021-22 season by logging on to LoveAdmin, using this link:

When you are logged in, you will then be able to view the information we hold for you/ your children. Click on the arrow for the drop down menu to select the 2021-22 season – this will provide you with pre-filled information which you can update as necessary and then Save (and then exit from the web site).

Further details on Membership and associated costs

In addition to the annual Subscription, which covers the period 1st September 2021 – 31st August 2022 and is detailed above, there is also a Saturday match fee of £10.00 (senior men), £10.00 (senior ladies), £5.00 (student men) or £5.00 (studentladies). Match fees accumulated over the season are set to also cover the cost of about 24 mid-week training sessions, general club costs e.g., 1st Aid supplies, match balls and teas at home or travelling when away from home (for all league and friendly games). This represents outstanding value for a good day out, including a game of hockey on Saturdays during the winter months (Sept – April), plus some summer evenings and membership of ISSC.

Non-Saturday playing ‘Associate Membership’, also known as Sunday/Midweek (S/M) membership, [ie, covering non-participation in the main Saturday match programme, (which, we regret, is non-voting and non-inclusive of membership of ISSC*)] is also available at £30.00 (men or ladies).

Non-playing Associate Senior Membership (voting), primarily applicable to club umpires and retired players, is available at £40.00.
The Club also welcomes non-playing members as Social Associates (non-voting & non-ISSC membership) at an annual subscription of £9.00. This may be applicable for volunteers, those wishing to make a small donation to the club and all those who generally wish to be on the club’s contact and e-mailing lists. (It does not appear as an option on the LoveAdmin database – so please apply directly to the Club Senior Treasurer for this Associate category).

Payment of either the full
Senior or Student Subscription or the S/M Subscription allows the (associate)/member to be considered for selection in the Summer League teams (May – July, mid-week evening games) and the Suffolk HA Indoor Leagues (October – April, mostly Monday evening games at ISSC in the sports hall). Note that there may be restricted opportunities to play as the club fields about half the number of teams in the Summer League and indoor League competitions as it does in the regular winter outdoor league programme.

Other participation fees for 2021/22 include:

Late Subscription fee. £10.00 addition for fees not paid by 01/10/21 unless there are special arrangements made in advance with the Senior Treasurer.
Midweek evening Mixed Hockey Match Fee; at cost (about £5.00 for seniors, depends on squad sizes and needs to break even, so the Captain has some flexibility in order to meet the target)
1 day Mixed or Men’s / Ladies Tournament Fee £5.00
Training Fee (non S/M or non Full member) £4.00
Monday evening Indoor Hockey (Suffolk Indoor Leagues or Summer social sport) fee £6.00 per 2 game or per 3 game evening session (or £2 £3 per game)
Summer evening Match Fee £5.00 (with Captain’s discretion to vary, in order to meet the target)
Sunday/National Competition Match Fee £10.00
1-off or ad-hoc midweek games – at shared cost

Full Senior or Student
Membership of the Hockey Club includes full membership of Ipswich School Sports Centre (Tel 01473-272525). This Sports Club is owned by Ipswich School (and trades as ‘Ipswich School Enterprises Ltd’), and is run by the Manager, Mr Neil Scrine as a progressive concern aiming to provide the infrastructure for a number of ‘Associate Member Clubs’ (which includes Ipswich – East Suffolk H.C. together with football, badminton, dancing, tennis, netball and other clubs). Members may hire club facilities at advantageous rates. There is (usually) free car parking at the Club and a professionally-staffed bar and a coffee bar, as an additional benefits for members.