Letchworth Hockey Club is a constituent member of Letchworth Corner Sports Club. The other members are:
The Management Committee of the Letchworth Corner Sports Club consist of a Chief Executive, a Secretary, A Treasurer and an ex-Officio (Bar), plus 3 members of each of the Hockey & Cricket Sections and 1 member of each of the Bowls & Weightlifters Sections.
Officers of Letchworth Hockey Club
The Men’s 1st XI have been champions of Div 2 South 2007/2008 and Div 1 in 2008/2009.
In season 2004/2005 our Ladies 1st XI joined the Women’s National Premier League 3 for the first time in our Club’s history. Despite getting relegated Letchworth Ladies have successfully raised the profile of our club and shown they can compete with the best clubs in the country.
Letchworth HC has gained accreditation under Club’s 1st from the England Hockey Association.
Letchworth Hockey Club was formed following a meeting of local hockey players at The Anchor Pub, Hitchin on 5 April 1960 and started playing with 2 Men’s teams at the Baldock Road Recreation Ground. Subsequently they moved to Letchworth Corner in Muddy Lane to join Letchworth Cricket Club and help justify funding for the building of a new Clubhouse. In 1974, the Ladies section was formed and Ladies changing facilities along with Squash Courts were built at Letchworth Corner.
The Hockey and Cricket Clubs moved to Whitethorn Lane in 1996 and with major grants from Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, The Football Trust and The National Lottery, a new Astroturf Hockey Pitch was laid and the Clubhouse refurbished to provide a showpiece sports facility in North Herts. Since 1975 the Club has run 10 Adult teams (6 Men and 4 Ladies) playing at County, Regional and National level plus a number of Junior teams.
The Club celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its foundation in 1960 over a weekend in March 2010 and comprised a weekend of festivities at the Letchworth Corner Sports Club, Whitethorn Lane with Men’s and Ladies Representative Hockey Games. It was also an opportunity for Life Members, Vice Presidents and previous members and players to join the celebrations.