Club History & Officers

Worthing Hockey Club has a long history, dating back to our launch in 1896. We are one of the seven founder members of the Sussex County Hockey Association in 1899, and have enjoyed considerable success over the years.

We are proud of our club and its affiliations to both Sussex Hockey Association and England Hockey.

Founded in 1896, for much of the club’s history, it was based at the Manor Sports Ground by the A24 going into Worthing. With 5 grass pitches outside the clubhouse, WHC thrived as one of the top clubs in Sussex and the South of England. As astroturf hockey took over, the club base stayed at the Manor with home matches at St.Andrews, Durrington and Angmering Schools. In 2018 WHC merged with Penguin Mens Hockey Club and began its search for a new permanent home with pitch and clubhouse together. Today the club’s HQ is at The Angmering School, and boasts an astroturf for home games and training, and on-site changing and catering and bar facilities. Our member-funded clubhouse was opened in March 2019 provides a stunning pitchside location to comfortably watch games and host social events.

Click here for the ‘THE CIRCLE’ 125th Anniversary issue which summaries the club’s rich history.


Club Executive Committee 2021/22

Chairman : John HerbertSecretary : Sharon Price
Mens Club Captain : Ian PennyLadies Club Captain : Katie Neil-Smith
Membership Secretary : Abigail HandFixture Secretary : Sheri Halfacree
Club Development : Rex FullerClubhouse & Site Manager : Steven Bird

Club Officers 2021/22

Welfare Officer : Debbie WebbUmpire Co-ordinator : Matt Sephton
Treasurer : Carol GrahamSponsorship Co-ordinator : Rex Fuller
Discipline Officer : Rollo Jarret KerrKit Officer : Simon Keys
Public Relations Officer : David NealeSite Liaison Officer (School / Landlord) : Steven Bird
Social Events Manager : Steven BirdMembership Communication : Rex Fuller
Coaching Co-Ordinator : Simon KeysBar Manager : TBA
Junior Development Officer : Rex FullerCovid Officer : Debbie Webb