The latest news from Ashmoor Hockey Club


We are delighted to announce the forthcoming trip to the Vitality Hockey Women’s World  Cup, at the iconic Lee Valley pitch at the London Olympic Hockey Park. It will be the chance for club members, junior and senior plus parents and friends to see the very best players in the World, including many of Rio’s Olympic Gold medal winning heroes.

Our tickets are for the two opening matches of the whole event, which includes England’s first match versus India, on Saturday 21st July. Those on the trip will also be able to watch Germany v South Africa. It will be a great day, with all those on the trip also having access to Fan Central, the event spectator’s village - Big screen, hockey games and attractions, music, souvenirs, food & drink will all be available. We would encourage all participants to bring packed food for the day, a refillable drinks bottle, and some money for souvenirs and the journey. Warm clothes and waterproof just in case, but also sun screen if needed!

England tickets are all Sold Out, and with adult tickets starting from £50 we are delighted to say that the total cost, including travel to/from the Olympic Park, plus your entry ticket for all the above will be just £40. To secure your place(s) on this amazing trip, please email names of those attending and/or the consent form (for U18s only - available to download HERE) to :

Email :                            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And also pay the amount due by Bank Transfer as follows :

Account :                         ‘Ashmoor Hockey Club’

Account number :            11431439,           Sort code :            40-34-31

State Reference : ‘World Cup’ + Name(s) ……… or cheques £40pp to David ASAP


We will be travelling by minibuses, leaving South Dartmoor at 6:00am.

Returning at approximately 9:00pm.

The trip is open on a priority basis for the female club juniors and seniors and their families, but only for a short time before being opened to the whole club membership….. So book early to avoid disappointment!!!


If you have any queries, please contact David on the email above, or phone 07563 228789. We look forward to seeing you on the trip!

Tues 22nd May  6.00 – 8.15pm. Ashmoor Annual “Parent & Child” Tournament, bring some food to share! Followed by Ashmoor Junior Hockey Annual Presentation of Awards.

We will have squash available, but please bring a donation of suitable party food to share.

Please try to get there on time so we can have a little practise and sort people into teams. Children must wear gumshields and shinpads and whilst parents play at their own risk, we strongly advise shinpads as a minimum !

The Junior Awards will be presented at the end of the evening.

This is the Final Ashmoor Junior Hockey session of the season. Friday night indoor training and Tuesday night outdoor training will start again in September when the schools go back after the summer holiday.

All junior training (U10, U12 and U14 - i.e. School year 9 and below) is 6pm - 7pm on Tuesday's up until half term. The last week will be a Parent and Child tournament night as well as the Annual Junior Awards.

(The Club AGM and Senior Awards is on Saturday 28th April at Bovey Golf Centre. Starts at 6.30pm, buffet is £6 / person)

** UPDATE ** Ben completed the marathon in 4 hours and 47 minutes. Well done Ben !!!!

Just over a week from now, one of Ashmoor's junior players, Ben Cowdry, will be taking on the monumental task of the London Marathon. He won't be the first Ashmoor player to tackle this grueling challenge, but what makes Ben's attempt so extraordinary is that the marathon will take place just one year to the day from when, as a seventeen year old, he was diagnosed with cancer - in his leg !

During his treatment over the last 12 months, Ben has really appreciated the support he has had from The Teenage Cancer Trust and he has therefore decided to use this opportunity to help raise some money for the charity that helped him through such a difficult time of his life.

Ben would be grateful for any help you can give him in this fundraising effort, please follow the link:

The Teenage Cancer Trust have written a very good article about Ben's reason for running which is well worth a read:

An England Hockey Sessional Coach Award Course has been organised in Taunton in June. Please click on the link for details about the course content and pre/post-course requirements.

The minimum age to attend the course is 18 years of age and the cost is £240 (Coach Membership Scheme members), £299 (non members). The course is booked online with the payment made at the time of booking (the candidate’s details must be used for the booking although a 3rd party can make the credit/debit card payment). 

Bookings close on 10 June 2018 but, if interested, you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.


King's College, South Road, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA1 3LA

Dates & Times:

Day 1 – Sunday 24 June 9am-6pm

Day 2 – Saturday 30 June 9am-5pm

Any queries relating to the course should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Other available courses and workshops are listed on the booking page referred to above.

For information about the England Hockey Coach Membership Scheme benefits and how to join to obtain the cheaper course cost click here.

Don’t forget to also access the FREE Hockey Hub coaching and umpiring resources and updates.


 Barbara Reynolds
 Relationship Manager


07718 980517


England Hockey,

University of Exeter, Sports Park,

Stocker Road,





01392 264031


Wales v England - Tuesday 10th April 2018. Ashmoor's Alf Dinnie on the attack.

(Screenshot from BBC's website streamed video: no idea if the link will work but feel free to try)

A good start for Wales, getting a 1-1 draw against a much higher ranked Pakistani team.
Looks like the Dinnie family all enjoyed it (from their front row seats !!!).


The Commonwealth Games hockey gets under way in Australia on Thursday at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre. With Ashmoor's very own Alf Dinnie playing for Wales in what promises to be a tense match against Pakistan at 10.30am (UK time). The majority of our members will have either played alongside Alf or will have been on the receiving end of some of the fantastic coaching sessions he has run for us over the past few years, but now is the time to offer him our support, look out for shirt number 5. Steve has sent the schedule below with the UK times marked up, so we can try to follow the events. It's possible that some matches will be on the BBC red button, especially the finals.

*UPDATE* It looks like the matches will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website.


Thankfully the weather was good enough to dry out the gazebo after Monday nights soaking.

Under 10/12's
Junior tournament was won by the White Team, with some brilliant passing as well as a few solo runs.

Results for the "Penalty Shuffles" (One on One v the keeper):
1st Place - White (18 points)
2nd Place - Orange (16 points)
3rd Place - Green (10 points)

Special mention for our new Under 10 Goal Keeper Oliver Broom, who faced a barrage of 126 penalties during the session and saved a fantastic 65% of them.

Under 14's
The tournament winners were the Green Team, with the Orange Team coming a close second.

Results for the "Penalty Shuffles"
1st Place - Orange (7 points)
2nd Place - Green (6 points)
3rd Place - White (3 points)


(The winners of the senior tournament on Monday were the Orange team with 46 points, followed by the Yellows in second place on 40 points. The Orange team drew their 1st match, then won the other 4, with England Under 18 player Sam Taylor, giving a master class in hockey skills !)

Thanks to everyone for bringing food along and I hope you all enjoyed the tournaments.

Junior training will continue after a two week Easter break, on the 17th April
U8 / U10 / U12 / U14 - ALL at 6-7pm

U.nder 10's and Under 12's mixed teams - 6pm - 7pm

Under 14's mixed teams - 7pm - 8pm