Playing

Our Playing Philosophy

West Bridgford is all about "grass roots" hockey. We believe passionately that the game is for everyone of all abilities and that if you share that passion then we want to know you. We strive to ensure that hockey is affordable for all, and have some of the lowest subscription and match tax levels in the country. We also have the Helen Richardson Fund to assist young players to fulfill their potential as future coaches or umpires as well as assisting if there are any financial restrictions to their playing development.

We are very well known throughout the Midlands, and now, thanks to national success at 2nd team level, the country, as a vibrant Club that plays competetively across 14 teams, and enjoys all aspects of the game on and off the pitch. We invest heavily in youth development, not just for ourselves but for the future of hockey in general as our youngsters inevitably leave us for further education and work, taking the love of hockey with them. We are enormously proud of this. We are now finding that many of our ex-juniors are returning after College to renew their hockey with us.

We have a fantastic player retention record, with members finding it impossible to leave us even when their bodies cry enough. Last season we were proud to be able to say that one of our teams sported players with an age gap of 55 years, and the first team traveling support included several ex first team players who have had a free bus pass for over fifteen years. Our bar is arguably the best, (bar none!) with a dedicated CAMRA member running it and a local brewery owner supplying it how could it not be?
If any of this strikes a chord with you then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Find out about our teams below:
Team League Captain Contact number
Mens1  Midlands Premier  Ben Farrar  07847 450038 
 Team ethos  Play exciting attacking hockey - win - unite as a team that the Club can be proud of.
Ladies1    Alice Lineker  07717213110 
 Team ethos  
Mens2  Midlands Premier  Alex Marshall / Ali Lewis   
 Team ethos  Good hockey, good laugh, provide players to challenge for the 1XI
Ladies2  NWHL Division 1  Laura Smith / Nic Bradley  07875763765 
 Team ethos  
Mens3  Midlands Premier  Richard Whittle  07880 888 757 
 Team ethos  
Ladies3  Notts Women's Div 2  Caroline Gates  Caz on 07966714567 
 Team ethos  
Mens4  Midlands Premier  Josh Carroll  07941896357 
 Team ethos  Play for the club and each other . . . a bit like hockey musketeers
Ladies4  Notts Women's Div 3  Jenny Garnham  07742 669 145 
 Team ethos  
Mens5  East Midlands Premier  Steve Thompson  07766820977  
 Team ethos  Always play;you are a long time dead!!!!
Ladies5  NWHL Div 3  Jo Marshall/Louise Walton   
 Team ethos  
Mens6  East Midlands Premier  Ian Johnson  07970972111 
 Team ethos  Developing the future
Mens7  North East 1  Mat Ormian  07734 859718 
 Team ethos  Strive hard, play fair and enjoy the game!
Mens8  North East 2  Chris Garnham  07 887 856 030 
 Team ethos  
Mens9  South East 2  Mike Barnes  07721015783 
 Team ethos  
Mens10  North East 2  Clive Notman  07976 400981 
 Team ethos  Play good hockey, score goals and let the opposition worry about their game.
U18 Boys      07976 400981 
 Team ethos  Play for enjoyment - and to win!
U16 Boys    07739 902622 (Glyn Abba) 
 Team ethos  Play for enjoyment - and to win!
U14 Boys     
 Team ethos  Play for enjoyment - and to win!
Mens VETS    Mark Carroll   
 Team ethos  Playing with a smile is better than being angry!

Team Information & Top Scorers
Mens1  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
24
13
4
7
66
61
43
Position
Ladies1  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
20
14
5
1
84
20
47
Position
Mens2  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
5
4
13
55
90
19
Position 10 
Ladies2  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Position  
Mens3  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
19
6
4
9
30
54
22
Position
Ladies3  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
19
13
0
6
54
28
39
Position  
Mens4  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
21
6
4
11
16
32
22
Position  
Ladies4  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
20
14
3
3
59
16
45
Position
Mens5  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
20
1
2
4
90
44
43
Position
Ladies5  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Position  
Mens6  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
20
9
3
8
50
55
30
Position
Mens7  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
19
8
4
7
54
55
28
Position
Mens8  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
13
7
2
70
39
46
Position
Mens9  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
20
9
3
8
51
57
30
Position