Derby Asterdale Hockey Club

Contact Details:
David Vessey


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Derby Asterdale Hockey Club was formed in the Summer of 1999 by the merging of Derby Hockey Club and Spondon Hockey Club (previously British Celanese HC and Courtaulds HC, for those with long memories). The name is taken from the Asterdale Sports and Social Club (former home of Spondon HC) which is now the home of the new club.

The club now runs six Mens teams and three Ladies teams on Saturdays, and a Mixed (friendly) team on Sundays. Several of our players also play for other local Mixed teams, particularly Chestnuts, Long Eaton and Rolls-Royce.

The Mens sixth team is primarily for juniors, so new players will be very welcome - and certain to get some games.

The Ladies third team is also primarily for juniors, and they also have occasional Sunday games and will be entering the Junior Indoor Rally events (run at the Lancaster Youth and Community Sports Centre) again this year.

If you are interested in playing, please contact Gill Howarth (01332) 672324, or Paul Ghundoo (01332) 661997. Or you can email:

Club Training is held on the following days:

Wednesday night: Mens and ladies training, ages 14 upwards.

Venue: Moorways sports centre astro , 7.30 till 8.30

Details: Arrive at 7pm for warm up, ready for prompt 7.30 start. All coaches are qualified to a minimum standard of level 1 hockey coaching award

Cost: £3 adults, £1.50 concessions, per session

Thursday night: Mens 1st/2nd team training

Venue: Indoor at Friesland school sports hall, 9 till 10pm

Details: Close quarters indoor training and games, open invitation to mens 1st/2nd team, other participants by invitation only. Contact David Vessey for details

Cost: £1 for adults and concessions, per session

Sunday morning: Junior Training, ages 6 to 14 years.

Venue: Friesland school astro, 10am till 11am

Details: Split into 2 sessions for younger and older age groups, with a minimum of 2 coaches per group. Coaching is co-ordinated by Will Howarth (also the child protection officer), with assistance from Paul Ghundoo, Dan Martin, Dave Vessey and Leigh Alcock. All coaches are qualified to a minimum level 1 standard. Parents are always welcome to the session and are encouraged to participate when appropriate.

Cost: £1 for all, per session


If you are unable to play, please contact your captain or vice captain as soon as possible. You should presume once selected, that games will take place unless notified by a club official

Club  Colours are:


Home - Royal Blue shirt and socks, white shorts

Away - White shirt, socks and shorts


Home and away - Royal Blue shirt, Navy skirt or shorts, Royal Blue/Cerise hooped socks


Over the past couple of years, many people have asked "What am i covered for if i get injured playing hockey for Derby asterdale?" For any queries, please contact Paul Bradley


If you have any articles you wish to include in the club newsletter, please contact Gill Howarth

Club Membership Form

Please complete your club membership form and return it with your subs to Claire Greaves


Adults - £50 (£60 if paid after October 31st)

Concessions (Junior/Student/Unemployed) - £25 (£30 if paid after October 31st)

Match Fees

Adult - £7

Concessions - £3.50

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