Welcome to Redditch Hockey Club.

We are a club with a long proud history and a firm focus on the future. We are trying to expand as a club and are looking for players, coaches and umpires of all ages and standards to help move the hockey club forward in these exciting times. The club boasts excellent facilities with on-site pitch, changing rooms and club house, all recently developed. Redditch Hockey Club also proudly holds the Sport England Clubmark accreditation which is aligned with the England Hockey ClubsFirst award and proves this is an excellent environment for juniors.

We are a very social and friendly club and welcome all new members so if you are interested in joining please feel free to contact the club secretary for more details or just turn up to one of the training sessions.
We look forward to seeing you soon!


Saturday 8th Match Reports

5 of our teams were in action this weekend.

The Men’s 1st team were away at Barlaston this week and were looking to build upon a good win from the previous week. Redditch started off well with some opportunities being created from the midfield, however this was overturned with a fair amount of pressure building from Barlaston, this pressure was nearly turned into a goal as a long ball through to the Barlaston attack saw the ball deflect off the Redditch keeper from underneath his pad towards the goal, fortunately Adrian Young was there to slide full stretch to clear the ball from the Redditch goal.

Redditch then upped their game and began to attack with multiple efforts from Harry Capewell and Tom Dunkley, the pressure finally resulted in a goal when James Makin fired into the bottom corner off his reverse stick. The build-up of pressure created from Redditch continued in the first half resulting in another goal, a top corner finish from Chris Thomas.

Unfortunately, during this half Redditch also suffered an injury as Captain Andy Billingham fired the ball into the oppositions D and accidentally hitting his own team mate Matt Walton in the hand who now may miss the coming games due to a broken bone in his index finger.

As the second half got under way, Redditch were slow to start which resulted in pressure from the Barlaston attack, this was kept at bay however by clever defending from the Redditch back three and defence was turned into attack from the midfield and Redditch again had countless efforts to put the ball in the goal.

Redditch again scored another goal from a reverse sick strike from Jacob Beard from an acute angle. Redditch were looking for another a clean sheet, when an unlucky own goal from Adrian Young chipped the Redditch keeper making the score 3-1.

Redditch’s fourth and final goal was a miss hit into the bottom corner from captain Andy Billingham, after multiple attempts from short corners during the game taking the overall final score to 4-1, a good win for Redditch.

Redditch Ladies game finished with an impressive 5-3 win against Pershore, starting the game with intensity and pursuing this throughout the game. First goal coming from Leanne Styzaker with a post shot, via the deflection of the goal keeper’s pads, shortly followed by captain Jodie Williams, who after carrying the ball past two of the opposition defenders, to finish with taking an impressive strike from top of the D into bottom left hand corner, increasing Redditch’s determination and pressure.

Redditch unfortunately conceded a goal bringing the score to 2-1, however this did not lower Redditch’s intensity and fight shortly before the half time whistle, Redditch was able to gain another goal from Anna Dawson. From a strike in the middle of the D and gained some height, resulting in a brilliant goal over the keeper’s pads. Ending the first half 3-2 ahead.

Redditch came into the second half as motivated as the first, however Pershore was able to bring as much fight as us putting pressure on Redditch’s keeper Amy Youster who was able to defend their shots well, allowing Redditch’s defence to break down Pershore’s attack to gain ground, this enabling a fourth goal from Ruth Waite, via a powerful push from centre D, into bottom right corner past the keeper’s feet, making the score 4-3.

Moments before the final whistle, the final goal was from a strong cross via the right wing from Leanne Styzaker to Anna Dawson who was centre D who managed to get a touch on the ball, resulting in it being forcefully taken into the bottom left corner, past the keeper and all defending players of the opposition, giving Anna her second goal of the game. Leaving Redditch with a well-earned 5-3 win. The team gave an overall strong and positive performance, this showing through the result.

Redditch 4’s travelled to Edgbaston to gain a 5-3 win, Redditch started the game off with 10-men and that gave Edgbaston the freedom to gain a 3 goal lead inside the first 20 minutes of the first half.

The introduction late on in the first half of Richard Sellors in the centre of Redditch’s midfield allowed the game to become more open and the passing and movement off the ball improved by all involved, which lead to the away side being able to pull a goal back, scored by Russ Baldwin – his first goal since 1992/3. Russ joined Redditch over the summer through the successful back to hockey programme.

More chances followed with Josh Checkley being open on the back post to shoot just wide, as well as missing from a penalty stroke meant that Redditch went into halftime with the score at 3-1 after some excellent saves from goalkeeper Lee Wickersham.
Redditch started the second half the way they ended the first with a double from Sellors and a strong shot past the keeper from Sean the young left winger. The game was wrapped up by a last minute shot from Ben Tominski which wrong footed the keeper and gave the 4th team a well-deserved 5-3 result.

Other results this weekend, Men’s 3s had an impressive 12 – 0 win against Edgbaston’s 8s and Badgers drew 2-2 against Bromsgrove Reds


First Weekend to the Season Match Report

6 out of our 7 teams were in action this week.

Redditch Mens 1st team began their league campaign with a home match against Droitwich with Redditch fielding their youngest team in recent memory. The Game started with both teams enjoying periods of sustained possession with very little chances being carved out in the early periods. But soon Redditch began to put pressure on the Droitwich defence with the midfield trio of Chris Thomas, Jacob Beard and skipper Andy Billingham starting to send inviting balls into the box and testing the visiting keeper with Beard going close with one effort. With half time approaching and Redditch down to 10 men with one of their players receiving a 2 minute suspension for not retrating 5 meters, Redditch where awarded a short corner with Pete Dawson firing the ball into the bottom corner with a firm shot to bring the first half to a close with Redditch in the ascendency. 

The Second half began in the same vain as the first with Redditch beginning to show their quality with numerous chances being created, one of which was despatched by Tom Dunkley after a great run from Beard who put the chance on a plate for Dunkley, who had no problem tapping the ball in to make it 2-0 which became 3-0 soon after with Thomas, on his league return for Redditch after re-joining the club over the summer, Slapping the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the D put the game to bed. With the game drawing to an end, Redditch scored a fourth and final goal, courtesy of last season’s top scorer Harry Capewell who fired the ball into the back of the goal to give Redditch a 4-0 victory to start the season, of which could have been plenty more opportunities with Dunkley missing 6 goal scoring opportunities, they now have momentum going into next week’s away game in Barlaston.  

The ladies were in action against bournville away this week with an unfortunate loss of 6-1, with Redditch consolation goal coming from Anna Stafford from a penalty flick.

The men’s 2 were in action against Droitwich 2s winning 2-0.

The men’s 3s had no league game scheduled this week but a friendly was arranged against Warwick unfortunalty lost 2-1

The men’s 4s were also in action in the league against Old Sills, they showed a promising team with the influx of our back to hockey players creating this newly formed team this season, unfortunalty they lost 5-2 with goals from Simon Bagladi and 

Our badgers team were the last team in action this week, winning 3-1 away to Worcester.

Coach Paul Cowley said there was great team performance and I even managed to take myself off and let just the juniors play, Some of the players even played some in places they never would so to even the game as we were walking it, proving that the team is working as a unit and weekly training sessions which we have seen a huge influx of new players this season coming through. Goal scorers were Harry scoring 2 and Luke with 1