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For over 100 years, Hockey has been played in Driffield. From the very early days at the Rec to the current purpose built astro pitch situated at the towns Sports Centre, Driffield Hockey Club has provided teams for men, women and latterly juniors to play and enjoy the sport at all levels. The club was started in 1909 and played their matches at the Rec on grass. In the early 1920’s the club had insufficient players so had to disband, only to reform in 1927 with both men and ladies playing at Consitts Field, Skerne Road. Following the Second World War the club moved its base back to the Rec in 1946 where it continued playing until 1995 when the current astro pitch was opened.


We pride ourselves on being a family orientated club, proved in 2005 by two ‘families’ providing over half of the Ladies 1st team. With the introduction of the astro facility, the club worked hard to develop hockey at grass roots within local schools and communities and in 2006 gained the Clubs 1st Accreditation from England Hockey for their junior section. 2009 saw the clubs “Centenary” celebration attended by players past and present, renewing some old acquaintances!


During the 1990’s both men’s and ladies teams achieved many successes, culminating in the ladies reaching the National Plate final at the national hockey stadium in Milton Keynes and the U16 boys making the last 8 of the National U16 Indoor championships in 2010. Over the latter few years, the club has provided many players at regional, county and international level, with 3 players representing England at U16/U18 and two at England senior level.


The club is present at the sports centre most evenings during the week, with training sessions for the juniors taking place and matches for all age groups from U10 to U16 in the Yorkshire Youth Hockey Leagues once a month on a Sunday. The senior teams play in either the Yorkshire or North Hockey leagues every weekend between September and April.


With over 250 members ranging in age from 6 to 56, we pride ourselves on providing a club for everyone to come and enjoy the sport, the social aspects and would welcome any new players into our ‘community’.