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
First  National Conference North  Chris Collison  07788 412600 
 Team ethos  Play exciting attacking hockey - win - unite as a team that the Club can be proud of.
Mon1  Midlands Feeder East  Ellie Howatson  07507594223 
 Team ethos  
Second  Midlands Premier  Nick Robinson  07817602980 
 Team ethos  Good hockey, good fun provide players to challenge for the 1XI
Mon2  NWHL Premier  Liz Abba  07887768665 
 Team ethos  
Third  Midlands Premier  Chris Berry  07791121104 
 Team ethos  Play as a team, win as a team.....or non loqui sed facere - Not talk but action!
Mon3  Notts Women's Div 1  Lucy Blyth  07789118893 
 Team ethos  
Fourth  Midlands Premier  Adam Bush  07828 197 230 
 Team ethos  
Mon4  Notts Women's Div 2     
 Team ethos  Happy Days!!
Fifth  Central Midlands Premier  Andy Holmes   
 Team ethos  
Mon5    Helen Spencer   
 Team ethos  
Sixth  East Mids Prem  Ian Johnson  07970972111 
 Team ethos  Developing the future
Seventh  Central League South East 1  Mark Carroll  07827828659 / 08008498188 
 Team ethos  Play hard , play fast and party hard!
Eighth  Central League NE 1  Mike Barnes  07721015783 
 Team ethos  
Ninth  NE 2  Chris Garnham  07 887 856 030 
 Team ethos  
Tenth  EM 2  Bob Douglas  07738 762897 
 Team ethos  Play for enjoyment - and to win!

Team Information & Top Scorers
First  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
18
3
2
13
47
81
11
Position 10 
Mon1  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
16
7
3
6
33
37
24
Position
Second  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
14
4
4
95
50
46
Position
Mon2  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
18
5
1
12
18
46
16
Position
Third  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
11
3
8
71
63
32
Position  
Mon3  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
17
5
3
9
22
57
18
Position
Fourth  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
11
7
4
62
35
40
Position  
Mon4  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
16
6
1
8
26
31
19
Position
Fifth  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
10
2
9
64
70
32
Position
Mon5  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Position  
Sixth  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
12
1
9
55
68
37
Position  
Seventh  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
16
2
4
102
34
50
Position
Eighth  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
20
10
2
8
42
51
32
Position
Ninth  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
22
16
2
4
47
18
50
Position