Welcome to the Northop Hall Hockey Club website.
We are the premier club in North Wales, playing competitive yet fun field hockey all over the North of England and North Wales. We are based in Flintshire, just across the Welsh border from Chester, and always happy to have new members join us either for the competitive hockey or just the social side of the sport.
Get in touch and join in, we play on Saturdays and Sundays, all season and throughout the summer.
- Published on Sunday, 10 March 2013 18:06
Tickets available now!
Drink on arrival and 3 course meal, just £25 each. Get your tickets from Ian Warren or Ed Jones.
Northop Hall Hockey Club are pleased to announce that following the 2012 Anniversary Ball which was very well received, we will be hosting a 2013 End of Season Ball. This will again be a formal event (black tie preferred) and will be hosted at Highfield Hall Hotel.
Keep your diary clear for Saturday, 20th April 2013.
- Published on Thursday, 07 February 2013 23:04
It is important for us at Hockey Wales to know as much as possible about how our members feel about the work we are doing to develop and promote Hockey in Wales. For this reason, we have decided to conduct a survey amongst our members. We will use the findings from the survey to inform future planning and decision making. We also hope to revisit the survey over time so that we can monitor our performance.
This is a chance for our members to influence the way we work and we hope that as many members as possible will take advantage of this opportunity.
The survey is being conducted in line with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct. All responses will be confidential and non-attributable. It will not be possible to identify any individuals information. Responses will be fed into an electronic database and will all be analysed together as an aggregate. The questionnaire only asks for personal information that is relevant to your hockey playing/hockey involvement experience. This is done to enable us to target our products and services correctly and to recognise trends within the hockey community.
It would help us very much if you were able to feedback your views. The questionnaire should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.
Thanking you in advance.
Chief Executive Officer
- Published on Thursday, 07 February 2013 22:53
Although Northop Hall HC had all their outdoor games snowed off again this weekend, they returned to indoor hockey after a 3 year absence. Hall headed down to Caerleon in South Wales where they competed in the Welsh National Indoor finals competition, as the only representatives from the North. The young Hall side, captained by the experience Colin Mazzone, played 3 matches against strong opposition, who had just completed their regional indoor league.
First up were Whitchurch HC, a national league club and eventual winners of the finals. Hall took a little while to get to grips with the game, but pushed Whitchurch hard in the second half Chris Howells in goal and Harpal Panesar having an excellent game. Hall had the upper hand at the final whistle but couldn't grab that final goal and lost just 2-1. Ed Iffla picking up the only Hall goal from a short corner, when drag flick specialist Chris Hardy was off the pitch.
Next up were Cardiff UWIC, who will later this year head to the European Indoor Cup to represent Wales and who were much more experienced than the Hall side and quickly ran up a big lead, despite good goalkeeping from Niall Hurst. Ed Iffla, Northop Hall's top scorer of the day with 5 goals, did pick up a consolation goal for Hall.
The final game came against Swansea and at half time Hall were playing well and had been on top 3 time only to be pegged back on each occasion and enter the break 3-3. Early in the second half Swansea, regular finalists for many years, took an two goal lead. With 6 minutes to play, and 6-3 down Hall decided to throw caution to the wind and withdrew their goalkeeper and moved to 6 outfield players. Initially this paid dividends and Hall got back to within one goal. As Hall continued to push Swansea were able to take advantage of the lack of goalkeeper and put in three more goals with just one in reply from Hall. The 9-6 scoreline didn't do justice to Hall's performance as the had Swansea in trouble for large spells of the match, with excellent defending from George Ashton and support play from James Baker and Jack Iffla set up goals for Bart Ryan-Beswick, Ed Iffla and Fergus McMahon, as well as a penalty converted by Harpal Panesar.
Hall's captain, Colin Mazzone said: "I am lucky enough to have played indoor with some fantastic Northop players in the past. I'm proud to say that this team was equally as good but much less experienced. They should all be very proud, I was certainly proud to be part of a great team effort against 3 very strong and experienced teams."
Ian Warren, Coach, stated: "This excellent showing by the team should be a springboard, not just for the club but for North Wales hockey in general. It's important that we now gain support from Hockey Wales and our local authorities, including Sport Flintshire, to ensure that they provide both an indoor league and the facilities that will require. This will develop our sport and help us compete on an even keel with the other finalists who are all able to play indoor hockey in their regional league."