Maidstone Hockey Club
Maidstone Hockey Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country, founded in 1878. It is located at South Park, Armstrong Road near the centre of Maidstone, the county town of Kent.
The adult sides play primarily on Saturday afternoons. We are currently running 4 Ladies' sides & 6 Men's sides, when we play a variety of league hockey at Regional and Kent levels. The Ladies' 1st team is in the East Region, and the Men's 1st team is in South Region. In the summer break we are active in various leagues and competitions. As a Club, we cater for all ages, genders and skill levels.
Both our Ladies' and Men's top teams play indoor hockey in December and January.
Both Ladies and Men train in the week, in the evenings - outside on the Armstrong Road pitch. See training pages.
On a Sunday morning (starting at 9.30am) we provide coaching for youngsters aged 5 - 18, and run a number ofyouth sides ranging in ages 9 to 18. There are competitive matches with other Clubs. We are a "ClubsFirst" accredited club, ensuring that we have a safe and child friendly environment for developing young players.
We have our own all-weather floodlit Pitch and also use of a local school astro, ensuring that all home games are played on a first class surface. The Club's pitch was resurfaced and extended during summer 2007, and improved lights (500 lux) installed in 2013. It is heavily used.
The rebuilt Clubhouse was opened in November 2006. It has a friendly feel to it and there is plenty of lively activity there - especially on a Saturday night! Every year there is a full calendar of social events. And the season closes with the AGM, and a black tie dinner-dance, together with annual awards.
After every home match there is a great hot meal, for home and away teams, plus a great social atmosphere in the clubhouse.
Maidstone HC is also home to a Kent Junior Academy Centre (County Squads). These are parts of England Hockey's Single System, ensuring we really develop the sport amongst our best youngsters. The best ones go on to the Junior Regional Performance Centre.