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  Chris Collison  07788 412600 
 Team ethos  Play exciting attacking hockey - win - unite as a team that the Club can be proud of.
Ladies1  Midlands Feeder East  Ellie Howatson  07507594223 
 Team ethos  
Mens2  Midlands Premier  Ollie Matharu  07507896877 
 Team ethos  Good hockey, good laugh, provide players to challenge for the 1XI
Ladies2  NWHL Premier  Liz Abba  07887768665 
 Team ethos  
Mens3  Midlands Premier  Richard Whittle  07880 888 757 
 Team ethos  
Ladies3  Notts Women's Div 1  Caroline Gates   
 Team ethos  
Mens4  Midlands Premier  Ian Freegard  0778 8416157 or 0115 9747249 
 Team ethos  
Ladies4  Notts Women's Div 2  Jenny Garnham  07742 669 145 
 Team ethos  
Mens5  Central Midlands Premier  Nigel Turpin  07768526594 
 Team ethos  Turn up before the game starts
Mon5    Helen Spencer   
 Team ethos  
Mens6  East Mids Prem  Ian Johnson  07970972111 
 Team ethos  Developing the future
Mens7  Central League South East 1  Mark Carroll  07827828659 
 Team ethos  Playing with a smile is better than being angry!
Mens8  Central League NE 1  Mike Barnes  07714953282 
 Team ethos  
Mens9  NE 2  Chris Garnham  07 887 856 030 
 Team ethos  
Mens10  North East 2  Clive Notman  07976 400981 
 Team ethos  Play for enjoyment - and to win!
U18 Boys     
 Team ethos  Play for enjoyment - and to win!
U16 Boys     
 Team ethos  Play for enjoyment - and to win!
U14 Boys     
 Team ethos  Play for enjoyment - and to win!
Mens VETS    Mark Carroll  07827828659 
 Team ethos  Playing with a smile is better than being angry!

Team Information & Top Scorers
Mens1  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
10
3
3
4
21
21
12
Position
Ladies1  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
4
2
0
2
6
11
6
Position
Mens2  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
7
2
0
5
16
33
6
Position
Ladies2  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
7
1
0
6
6
31
3
Position
Mens3  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
8
0
5
3
13
33
5
Position 10 
Ladies3  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
6
1
1
4
4
16
4
Position
Mens4  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
7
3
2
2
19
21
11
Position
Ladies4  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
7
1
0
6
3
28
3
Position 10 
Mens5  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
7
1
0
6
3
Position  
Mon5  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Position  
Mens6  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
8
2
1
5
18
29
7
Position
Mens7  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
7
5
2
20
13
15
Position
Mens8  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
7
3
0
4
11
16
9
Position
Mens9  team                   
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
6
4
1
1
11
6
13
Position