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1. About Our Club

Chester Hockey Club currently has 6 Men's, 4 Ladies Teams and an active junior section.

Steve Hyden

Life Members

N.Blezard, Phil Bond, Vanda Bond, D.G.Castle, Brian Claringbold, Barbara Cowup, J.R.Evans, R.Evans, Jill Gratwick, Sue Hughes, Chris Hyden, Steve Hyden, Andy Ible, F.Janes, M.Jones, D.Lester, Alex Lewis, John Lewis, Gary McCartan, T.Parkin, I.Price, Debbie Roper, Keith Roper, Janet Sowden, A.Thistlewood, Alan Turner, Geoff Venables, Phil Warren, Dave Wells, Pat Wells, Jane Bills, Ian Boothroyd, Jill Parkinson, Phil Roper, Paul Williams, Dafydd Jones (Snr), Corinne Boothroyd, Peter Cunnington, Simon Jones, Malcom Padmore, Marion Ardron.

Club History

Chester Hockey Club was founded in the 1948/49 season at County Hall, thanks to the efforts of a member of the Treasurer's Department who managed to get together just enough players to form a team, which was registered under the name of Cheshire County Officers Men's Hockey Club.

There was already a Ladies Team at County Hall which had been playing for a couple of years. Both teams had the use of two grass pitches at the original County Officers Sports ground at Newton Lane, Hoole for many years. The original fixture list for the men's team included mainly local Service teams and some of the larger employers in the area who financed multi-purpose Sports clubs.

As the popularity of men's hockey grew, the Club was able to field further teams, and fixtures with all the leading Clubs in the area were added to the list. In 1975 the move to the new County Officers Club in Plas Newton Lane heralded a further increase in membership, and with additional playing facilities and a modern multi-purpose Sports Club, the Hockey Section grew over the years to 8 men's teams, 4 ladies teams and junior teams. The completion of the first astro-turf pitch enabled the Club to enter into Northern League Hockey, and the recent addition of a second astro-turf pitch provided the Club with playing (and social) facilities of a very high standard.

Club History - Contributed by the late Len Holland