Welcome to Cambridge South Hockey Club

We are a friendly, lively, Cambridge-based club who run five men's and five ladies' teams as well as indoor, veterans and mixed sides and a growing junior section.

We offer something for everyone; whether you are experienced or new to the sport you will be very welcome at the club.

Our Men's 1sts play in Division 1 of the East Region.

Our Ladies' 1sts play in Division 2NW of the East Region.

Ladies 1sts in action

Improve your hockey skills

  • Free coached men's and ladies' sessions
  • Junior hockey for players age 6-14
  • All levels from beginners upwards
  • Dedicated goalkeeper training
Come train with us

Meet new people

Stay for match teas then grab a drink from the bar and watch the other South teams playing.

In fact, why not just hang out all afternoon!

And then there's the legendary nights outs...

Join in the fun
Socializing
Mens 1sts in action

Great facilities and value for money

  • Lowest playing fees in Cambridge
  • Cheapest student rates
  • New floodlit all-weather home pitch
Get in touch

Upcoming Training Sessions

DateTimeDescriptionVenue
Tue 12th Nov 7:30 p.m. Mens' Training M1-M6 Long Road
Wed 13th Nov 7:30 p.m. Ladies Training L1-L2 Long Road
Thu 14th Nov 7 p.m. Women's Masters Pay & Play Long Road
Thu 14th Nov 7:45 p.m. Pay & Play Long Road
Thu 14th Nov 8:45 p.m. Supplementary Training M1 & L1 Long Road

Latest News

02
Sep

What Lies Beneath

Ok, so you've got your new club playing strip and are raring to go for the start of the season. Your kit feels great and uses smart, modern, technical fabrics designed to aid performance and keep you comfortable while playing…but does what you wear beneath match up to the same standards? For those looking for ...


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22
Aug

What Cambridge South can Learn from the All Blacks

What does it mean to be a part of a team or a club, and what attitudes and values enable a group to thrive? An article by a New Zealand All Blacks rugby coach has some interesting insights, which are relevant to anyone who wants to help build a positive club culture. Alongside the technical skills, physical ability, tactical ...


08
Aug

Back 2 Hockey

A cursory glance at the CSHC records shows Bhav Virdi, current L4s-L5s coach and M1s player leading the Naughty Step. Recording 4 yellow cards and 9 green is no mean feat across a span of 11 seasons, although a certain Mr Bailey may well surpass this in what will be only his 2nd season at ...


Recent Comments

Louise Walker 34 minutes ago

Cambridge South Mixed B Team 2 – 2 Bishop Stortford Mixed B Team (half time score 1-0 to Bishop Stortford)
Scorers: Avi Sharma and Jan Brynjolffssen
Team: Naka (GK), JJ, Jan Brynjolffssen, Sean Gardiner, Louise Walker, Ginny Ashcroft, Wilco Dijkstra, Tess Skyrme, Rhi Davis, Avi Sharma, Jo Dant, Andy Thomas, James Yu, Nicole Mills, Polly Lockyer
Man of the Match: Jan for a great equalising goal
Lemon of the Match: Jan for many reasons (arriving late, throwing stick on the floor whilst taking sideline hit)

Today was the first experiment with a double-header mixed fixture for A and B teams. With the ever growing numbers of players and hockey enthusiasm across the club, how can we involve as many people as possible…answer = more matches! Luckily Bishop Stortford were enthusiastic about the idea and so we started off with the B team, comprised mainly of L3-5 and M4-5 players. We welcomed two new players having their first game for South. Saskia kindly agreed to play for the opposition who were short of ladies (our team already being full).

Before push back we paused for 2 minutes silence in honour of Armistice Day. Then we were off. South were still finding our feet as a team when Bishop Stortford gained an early lead after creating space with some good passes. We picked ourselves up for the restart, woke up a bit and started playing together.

Half time saw us 1-0 down and half time chat concluded that the 3-1-4-2 formation was too defensive and we needed to get a third person up front. Cue frantic calculations from Louise as she tried to work out how to put this into place whilst maintaining the required 5 ladies on pitch and ensuring that none of the men spent too long stuck on the sideline. The change worked and in the second half there was more action in the opponents’ D. Nicole was everywhere in midfield. Some great supporting play from Rhi and determined runs from forwards Tess, Avi, Andy and James saw a few shots go just wide. Eventually Avi made a great strike to put one of these into the goal – a great contribution in his first game which saw him a close second in the man of the match voting.
Bishop Storford regained their lead from a short corner. Naka made some great saves to keep us in the game. Jan had moved up into midfield and struck in the second goal, again from a pass by Rhi.
The 2-0 score was a fair result reflective of an evenly matched and enjoyable game. Thank you to our umpires Adam, Katy and Sean.
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Cambridge South Mixed A Team 1 – 2 Bishop Stortford Mixed B Team
Lydia Neil (GK), Izzy M-P, Jess Foord, Katie Gibson, Nichola Fennell, Jenny Taylor, Alice Wright, Robyn McLean, Tom Marchant, Seb Dias, Harry Lewis, Nik Patel, Dean Birch., Tom Rosselli, Colin Troll
Scorer: Jess Foord
Man of the Match: Jenny Taylor
Lemon of the Match: Tom Marchant

I didn't get to watch this game as I was manning the bar after the first game!

Graham McCulloch 1 day, 17 hours ago

For anyone interested, the Matches page can uncover a wealth of facts. Here's the highest scores:

https://cambridgesouthhockeyclub.co.uk/matches/?orderBy=-score

Rob Barton 1 day, 21 hours ago

Thanks, Jan, I had wondered if that was the case; now duly updated.

Jan Brynjolffssen 2 days, 1 hour ago

The 5th was Spalding's fifth. Our first was the sixth of the game. i.e. it went 0-2, half-time, 0-5, 2-5.

Jan Brynjolffssen 2 days, 3 hours ago

Only joint. The L3s themselves set a high bar in the past - see 27/1/18 vs Newmarket 4ths. They also won matches 17-0 16-1 and 14-0 that season!

Rob Barton 2 days, 22 hours ago

Congratulations, L3s! Now this seems like a club record of ever there was one...