Come join our club!

Been inspired by England’s success at the Commonwealth Games? New to the area and want to join a fun, thriving and ambitious hockey club? Look no further than IES!

We cater for all ages, abilities and genders, have fantastic facilities and host a number of charity and social events throughout the year! 🏑

Interested? Use our contact us page or send an email to

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.


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) 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 or Geoff reed (men/boys) at

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:

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!

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