Thursday 19th

Due to Medway Mini Youth Games being on this week and most of us being involved there will be no junior training this week 4.30 to 6.

Sorry everyone.


October 8th.

Matches 8th October.
U12 Girls are at home. 10.30 meet for 11 to 11.15 start. Finish by 1.15.
U12 boys are at Folkestone Optimist Hockey Club, Three Hills Sports Club, CT19 5JU. 8.45 meet for 9.15 start. (Sorry, not my doing.)
U10s are at Sutton Valence Preparatory School, Church Road, Chart Sutton ME17 3RF. For those approaching from the South, the main school gates will be shut so they should continue up Church Road and the gates by the sports fields and astro pitch will be open. 9.45 for 10.15.

Under 8s will train as normal and U14/16 will train at 9.30.

U12 training

Don’t forget u12 training is now 10.30 to 12 every Sunday. 

Don’t forget Thursdays at the pitch and Wednesdays indoor at the Howard Sports Hall for years 4 and older.

Battle of the ages at Family Funday

fundayA family funday fundraiser at Anchorians Hockey Club on Saturday 1st July saw mums play against daughters in just one of many special games which raised £600 for charity.

The event started with a family tournament involving 60 children and parents including a number of new players from the Gillingham club’s Back to Hockey section.

This was followed by a Doris versus Mini-Doris game of mums and daughters comprising many former players from Anchs ladies section. The seniors won 4-3 despite the best efforts of 10-year-old Izzy Goddard in goal for the girls.

The scoreline was reversed for Old Gits against Young Gits which saw the under-30s side beat their older and more experienced opposition 3-2.

A barbecue and cake sale meant spectators and supporters enjoyed a great day too and the money will be split between the hockey club and a number of charities as organiser Gemma Smith explains: “I will be taking part in the Great Kent Cycle in two weeks time, covering 200 miles around the county in just three days for Kent Sports Trust and Help for Heroes. I’ve also just accepted a place to run the London Marathon for the Mental Health Foundation next year so while I’ve retired from hockey, I picked up a stick again and managed to convinced a lot of former team mates to do the same so we could raise lots of money for these great charities. While taking on my 12-year-old daughter Grace and her friends was fun, it was also very competitive and there’ll be lots of aching mums this week so it’s back to the bike and running for me until next year!”

The next event for Anchorians is its annual open day on Saturday 2nd September when players of all ages and abilities, including those new to the sport, can join in a mixed seven-a-side tournament.

Funday old gits

Players Elite Academy Summer Soccer School

Are your children likely to be running around in circles over the school summer holidays? Might they fancy something a bit different during the hockey off-season?

Well, Players Elite Academy will be running a soccer school at out very own Darland Avenue astro over the school holidays. A great way to have your kids burn off some excess energy and hopefully learn some new transferable skills that might benefit their hockey for the start of the new season.

Details below:

Read all about it!

Great coverage in Friday’s Medway Messenger of our annual dinner & dance awards night with a focus on our Back to Hockey campaign which resumes its summer sessions from 7.30pm on Monday 8th May.

These fun and informal sessions are free and designed for men and women who have never played before or may be returning to hockey for the first time since playing at school.

We launched our Back to Hockey campaign in May 2017 and saw over 50 people sign up for the six summer sessions with many returning in September for more training sessions.

Club members/players are welcome to come along and help out. To find out more go to our Back to Hockey page on this website or visit our Facebook page at

Any queries, please email us at

annual dinner 2017