Scarborough Hockey Club on look-out for new recruits

Scarborough Hockey Club on tour in Rotterdam
Scarborough Hockey Club on tour in Rotterdam

Scarborough Hockey Club are looking for new members for the 2016/17 season.

The club has grown dramatically over the past few years and is now one of the fastest growing clubs in the country.

Just two years ago, the club were struggling to field a men’s team, but the club has worked hard to promote hockey in the local area and build key relationships to grow the club’s member base.

The club will be entering two men’s teams and a women’s team into the Yorkshire hockey league this season, along with a junior academy.

President Chris Tait, said: “We used to be one of the largest clubs in the area, and had an extremely good reputation within the hockey community, and this is something we are trying to revitalise, we seem to be succeeding greatly.

“We have had a vast amount of new members over the last year or so.

Tait added: “Kids, adults and even full families have joined our growing community. There is a really good feel at the club at the minute and we have a bright future ahead of us. We would invite anyone to come and see for themselves.”

The Scarborough men’s first team will continue their pursuit of promotion in Yorkshire Division Four, while the second team will push for the Division Six title.

The ladies first team will be competing in Yorkshire Division Five with a realistic chance of taking the title.

“Although we are building a fantastic member base, we still want more. We want to have one of the biggest clubs in the area again. More members means more funding and better training facilities, sponsors etc. We want the town and its folk to be proud of the club and its members,” said Tait.

Scarborough Hockey Club play all of their home games at Scarborough College, who have invested in a brand new, top-of-the-range astro turf pitch which will be completed just in time for the new season.

Tait added: “The hardest thing for people to do is actually make the effort to come to their first training session, but we can assure you that there is a genuine community feel to the club and we embrace, develop and encourage any new member that comes along.

“We like to think that it takes just one session with Scarborough Hockey Club, and you are hooked, both on the sport itself and the SHC atmosphere for life”.

The club hosts plenty of social events, fitness training and tours, alongside the actual pitch time. In February, the club went on tour to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, to play one of the largest clubs in the world, and experience their Olympic standard facilities.

The club also hosts several “club days” throughout the year, bringing friends and families together in the spirit of the sport.

Scarborough HC will be starting a junior academy this season. For any youngsters that want to try out, or develop their hockey abilities.

For more details, contact Tait on