Its our 50th anniversary season, Streetly Hockey Club was established in 1966 based at the Streetly Clubhouse which was the home of Streetly Cricket Club. The club house and cricket ground now include a bowling green for the Streetly Bowls Club. This combined sports venue is now known as “Streetly Sports Club”. The Sports Club provides us with a comfortable base with a well maintained bar, including the ubiquitous sports TV’s which is open 7 days a week. There is a lively, diverse and well integrated membership from all the sports sections and social members.
The Hockey Club has grown/shrunk/grown over the years, the age demographics of our members is predominately under 25’s. We are currently in the ascendancy with the Men’s 1st XI recently promoted to Midlands 2 playing in the Midlands Mens Hockey League. The 2nd and 3rd X1 Men’s team are also playing in West Midland leagues. We have a very successful Badgers side who have been providing talented players to the mens and ladies teams for over 10 years now. The Ladies section currently have one side playing in Staffordshire League this but we do have ambitions to run more than 1 team as players become available.
One of the major successes of the Club in recent times has been the development of a successful junior/youth coaching and development program. Our junior section was established in 2000 and shortly after we were able put out a Badgers team who play in a local under 15 boys/girls development league. Many of the players now in the Mens and Ladies league sides would have passed through our junior/youth development program and/or the Badgers team.
We play all our games on the astro of The Streetly Academy who are in partnership with us for the development of junior hockey with coaching on every Saturday morning of the school term. During the last season the club also participated in EHB Back to Hockey (mixed) and This (Brum) Girl Can national campaigns.