We are Ealing’s very own local field hockey club at the heart of the leafy West London Borough. We welcome hockey enthusiasts of all abilities and have teams in all junior and senior age groups.
Relaunched in 2013, Ealing Hockey Club has a legacy of hockey excellence in West London dating back to the 1880s. “We are not just a hockey club, we are part of the local community in so many ways”.
We cater to our extended hockey family with a weekly social hockey programme that enables adult players to get back into the sport or just continue to play the sport in a relaxed and fun environment.
Ealing’s junior hockey club has had impressive growth (350) from its inception and is very much a reflection of the diversity of the community it serves. We wish to enable any junior to play at their highest level. All our junior teams compete in the Home Counties, with a number of teams in the Tier 2 England Cup, National Age Group, and National Indoor competitions. We cater for all standards and make them feel welcome.
The club is very proud that it attracts juniors from all backgrounds and schools, helping with bursaries and kit to support those families on Universal or Housing Benefits.
In October 1884, Mr Edward H Nash, through the columns of the Middlesex Times, called for other gentlemen to join him in forming a club in Ealing, for the purpose of ‘playing the excellent game of hockey’. This was the birth of Ealing Hockey Club. In 1885/86, this men’s team was involved in forming the Hockey Association and by the 1888/89 season, they had a second XI team. In 1911/1912 the team merged with Mid Surrey renaming themselves the Mid Surrey & Ealing Hockey Club. Sadly following the First World War, the club was renamed again and ‘Ealing’ was dropped from its title.
Ealing Ladies were also one of the first women’s hockey teams in the country. Although exact dates of when the team was formed are not clear, we can be certain that a ladies team was thriving in Ealing by 1888 (possibly earlier) and that the ladies joined the All England Womens Hockey Association in 1897. Ealing Ladies Hockey Club would go on to produce many county and national players over the next 100 years and also won numerous National Finals both in outdoor and indoor leagues.
The current club was setup by Total Hockey in 2013, shortly after the London Olympic Games, under the direction of England Hockey. Our focus is very much on the development of juniors, and being an inclusive club we welcome young people of all ages and ability. Since its revival in 2013 the club has thrived and provides a much needed service in West London. In 2016, some 128 years after our auspicious predecessors, an Ealing Ladies Hockey team was formed and started to compete in a League Competition. We look forward to bringing the fantastic game of hockey to the next generation of young players and to serving our community for many years to come.
Our founders, Total Hockey, were an Official Coaching Agency of England Hockey and employ the coaches for a number of schools and clubs including Ealing, Richmond and Greenwich. Total Hockey donated Ealing HC to the members under the HMRC CASC status providing a light touch charitable status. They remain connected to the success of Ealing Hockey and were awarded The Club’s inaugural Vice Presidents.
Ealing Hockey is fortunate to list 3 Level 1, 7 Level 2 and 1 Level 3 England Hockey Qualified Coaches.
A number of Ealing coaches were part of TotalHockey, formerly an Official Coaching Agency of England Hockey.
As of 2021 Ealing Hockey, under the direction of Dain Lewis, remodeled its coaching to enable the most focused to excel further. The Club introduced the use of video coaching for feedback and record matches as well as player development at its Talen Centre..
Dain, a former National Performace coach for England brings a wealth of knowledge from his years coaching for England and in the Netherlands.
If you wish to speak with any of the coaching staff, please use the Contact Page on the Ealing website.
Ealing Hockey Club has two pitch locations, St Benedict’s Playing Fields and St. Augustine’s Priory School. Both pitches are outside of the extended Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
Weekly training sessions will be at the same venue for each team, but home league matches could be at either location.
For our senior team home matches, tea/hot meals will be provided after the matches. we are seeking a new home for match teas outside of the ULEZ. Details to be announced shortly.
Perivale Lane, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 8TL
Parking: Available on site and in the surrounding roads. No parking restrictions exist at weekends and evenings, but during weekdays residents parking restrictions are enforced.
Facilities: On site toilets. Cafe serving hot and cold snacks and fresh coffee (Sunday mornings).
Hillcrest Road, Ealing, London, W5 2JL
Parking: Available on-site and on the surrounding roads. However, school restrictions prevent entry times for child protection prevents and access at various times. Do not park in Hogarth Close. No parking restrictions exist at weekends and evenings, but during weekdays residents parking restrictions are enforced
Facilities: NO CHANGING FACILITIES On-site toilet.
Please note: There are no changing facilities. There is a gate entry code required for access to St. Augustine’s school grounds, please contact the Team Manager/captain to make access arrangements prior to your match.
Welcome to your committee. The club is managed by an Executive Committee and sub-committees
Please contact us if you would like to volunteer for any position or role in the club!
The following documents provide details of club policies, best practice, codes of conduct, health and safeguarding. Click on the subject below to open the relevant document.
Ealing H&S Policy
Message from England Hockey: England Hockey (EH) believes that all young people have the right to be safe and enjoy their involvement in hockey. We accept a responsibility to promote the welfare of young people and protect them from harm, in partnership with The Hockey Family. All clubs, associations and individuals are bound by England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy. Our revised policy shows commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people involved hockey.