Canterbury HC

Canterbury Hockey Club

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About CHC


Welcome to Kent’s top hockey venue. We’re a friendly, family club based at Polo Farm Sports Club in Canterbury.

We have teams playing at every level from National League to local leagues, veterans to juniors. Whatever your level of hockey, fitness or commitment you’ll find the right team for you at Canterbury Hockey Club.

Our 1st XI's both compete in Divison 1 South of the England Hockey League with our remaining sides competing in the South East Hockey leagues.

We provide opportunities for juniors all the way from U6s to U18s.


Canterbury Hockey Club was founded in November 1901. The only details available are those provided in an article from The Kentish Gazette of 9th November 1901 and which are reproduced below:

"Hockey. At a well-attended meeting held on Friday night at the Foresters' Hall, of gentleman interested in the game of hockey, it was resolved that a club should be formed to be known as the Canterbury Hockey Club."

Whilst no Canterbury Ladies H.C. is known of in 1901, a report in The Kentish Gazette in December of that year did provide team lists for the 1-1 drawn ladies match between Town and Country played at Loo Down.

For the Junior section, the story begins in 1977, the season following the club's 75th anniversary, when a few club members began to realise that the future success of the Club would be greatly advanced by helping young players to develop their skills, particularly those children who were not at hockey-playing schools and for whom club coaching was the only way into the game.



Robert PrestonChairman
Adam WatkinsVice chair
Nick BuckinghamSecretary
Andrew DunnClub Captain
Ben LawfordFixtures Secretary


Jaynie Scott-KilvertChairwoman
Jackie LaslettVice Chair
Alex HookerVice Chair
Kate JainFixtures Secretary


Michael FarrerChairman
Jackie EricsonVice Chair
Sally HayesTreasurer
Rachel BrettSecretary
Jo MartinAdministrator
Ollie LumleyDirector of Hockey


In appreciation of, and support for, Canterbury Men’s, Ladies & Junior Hockey Clubs.

Providing a link with those who wish to keep actively involved in the club, whether their playing days are over, coming to an end or who literally just want to show their support.

For a nominal subscription of just £10 per month you will be helping to raise money for specific needs of the club and its members and providing financial assistance to support future developments both on and off the pitch.

Our aim is not only to benefit our elite athletes performing at the top level but also the general membership needs and our aspiring juniors hoping to be our future 1st XI players.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron or would like further information, please email


Polo Farm Sports Club is located in the heart of the Kent countryside, and is Canterbury’s premier destination for all things sports. We are proud to offer a 47-acre site that is the home of Canterbury Hockey Club, Canterbury Cricket Club, Canterbury Tennis Club and Canterbury Croquet Club.

Our club has a strong partnership with Christchurch University, enabling students to make use of the excellent facilities and for the Clubs to work together to provide mutual benefit. us to provide the very best in coaching and development to our members.

Whether you are a novice, or a professional, we have something to offer everyone. We invite you to come and experience the beauty of our grounds and to join in on the fun of our sports activities.

Our Partners

CHC Patrons
CHC Patrons
Kent College Canterbury
The King's School Canterbury
St Edmund's School Canterbury
St Lawrence College Ramsgate
Port of Dover
University of Kent
Kent College Canterbury
The King's School Canterbury
St Edmund's School Canterbury
St Lawrence College Ramsgate
Port of Dover
University of Kent
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