The End of Hockey in Stafford?
Following on from the announcement from Beacon Sport and Fitness that they are re-laying their artificial pitch and turning it into a 3G surface, Stafford Hockey Club are looking for support from their local community and further afield in securing a new playing pitch surface in the local area.
After 30 years at Beacon Sport and Fitness, previously known as Beaconside Sports Centre, Stafford Hockey Club now find themselves in the challenging situation of having no home pitch to play on for the foreseeable future. Following the recent successes in Olympics, Euros and Commonwealth Games, our aim as a community amateur sports club is to continue to inspire all people, but particularly young girls in getting into team sports. We believe there is already a lack of provision in the Stafford area for young people to get into sport and that is now being further amplified by the lack of playing pitch provision for hockey in the Stafford borough.
As part of Stafford’s oldest sporting club (Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club, founded in 1864), we now face the challenge of travelling to play our home matches and attend training, increasing the risk of players leaving the club and us being unable to deliver the provision of hockey to local people that has been in place for over 150 years.
5 mens teams
4 ladies teams