Celebrating 125 Years

First established in 1896, WHC was one of the seven original founder members of the Sussex Hockey Association in 1899. The first home was in West Tarring, before putting down roots at the Manor Sports Ground in Broadwater from 1927 until 2019, when the hockey centre at The Angmering School was opened and is now the club’s new base.

This year, Worthing Hockey Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary, which kicked off on Saturday 31st July 2021 with a Gala Dinner hosted in The New Grand Marquee at the Angmering School clubhouse.

The new events venue attached the main clubhouse, saw over 110 guests gather for what was our first club get together in nearly two years!

It was a chance to meet up with old friends and mark the 125th birthday of Worthing Hockey Club in true hockey fashion!

We are honoured to have a number of Life Vice Presidents, current Vice Presidents and former players present – as well as current members and their families at the three course dinner and dance.

The keynote speech was delivered by Robin Carr, a former club president and longest serving playing member with over 52 seasons in the bag. Robin was presented with a framed shirt with his club number to mark this historic event.

The grand marquee was decorated in Gold and Blue balloons and 125 year banners – plus we had a new ONE TWO FIVE year beer from Hepworth Brewers!

Visitors were greeted with champagne on arrival and then treated to the dinner which was followed by Player of the Season presentations to all 8 of our Mens and Ladies teams for their achievements during the year.

We even had a ‘WHC through the years’ picture gallery with team photos going back as far as the 1920’s to give a true sense of the heritage of the club.

Once the formalities were completed, the dance floor opened up with the DJ getting the party started as the Worthing Hockey Club family partied into the night – a great time was had by all – here’s to the next 125 Years!

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