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Liverpool Sefton, sponsored by M & S hair and beauty supplies, is the most successful hockey club in the city of Liverpool. Our women’s 1st team play in the Conference North Division of the Investec Women’s Hockey League while our Men’s 1st team and Women’s 2nd team play in Division 2 West of the North League. All teams at Liverpool Sefton have access to top level outfield and specific goalkeeper coaching, and excellent playing facilities at the University of Liverpool pitches (Wyncote) and Liverpool College’s pitch in South Liverpool. We run 4 men’s and 5 women’s sides, as well as junior teams and mixed teams. Additionally we play indoor hockey at the Belvedere School and summer hockey at Wyncote and Bowdon.
We are always looking to recruit players of all standards to expand the club and to ensure we remain competitive at all levels. We welcome students into the club and currently have many students past and present playing for the teams.
- Junior and Youth Hockey at Liverpool Sefton Hockey Club Junior and Youth Hockey is important to Liverpool Sefton Hockey Club. Coaching is open to all youngsters in primary or secondary education. Susie McFarlane (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Junior and Youth Co-ordinator. Our Senior Coach is the former England International captain and GB Olympic Coach Peter Nicholson. Coaching sessions are open to all students from all schools and are ...
- Multi sports camp 24th to 28th of October If you are 8 to 15 years of age and have a sport you have always wanted to try or you simply want to improve the one you’re playing, we have a full range on offer at Liverpool Cricket Club. Whether it is Cricket, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Squash or Tennis we will have coaches for all ...
Liverpool Sefton Hockey Club History
Liverpool Sefton Hockey Club is a combination of Liverpool Ladies and Liverpool Sefton Hockey Clubs. Liverpool Ladies came to Aigburth in 1894 and the club was one of the six founder members of the All England Women’s Hockey Association in 1896. Liverpool was the only club north of Bedford. Since those origins the Liverpool Ladies home was at Deysbrook Lane, Crawford’s Sports Club, The Old Hall in Sandfield Park, Wavertree Cricket Club, Picton Road Sports Centre and Liverpool University and are now playing at the astros at Liverpool College and at Wyncote. In 1997 they amalgamated with Liverpool Sefton to become Liverpool Sefton Hockey Club.
Over the years many players have held international honours including Pat Park, Rita Bentley, June Birrell. Lorna Clark and Maureen Short whilst Clare Owens captained Wales. In 1979 England played Wales at Aigburth and won 2-0.
The women’s section currently runs 5 teams with the first team having regained its place in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Conference North.
The men’s section has a history similar to that of the women. They began life in 1885 as Blantyre Recreation Club playing behind the Brook House Hotel in Smithdown Road. In 1889 they became known as Sefton Hockey Club and were founder members of the Lancashire County Hockey Association. Liverpool Sefton is the oldest remaining male hockey club in the north of England. The club moved to Sefton Park and then Wavertree Recreation’s Club on Sandown Lane. In 1910 they moved to Huyton Cricket Club and then for a period were itinerant, moving to Broadgreen, then back to Huyton, then to Stoneycroft, back to Huyton, then to Aigburth for the first time, then Huyton. It finally moved to Aigburth in 1963 and its first game was home to Sale on 5th October. When hockey was played on grass the Aigburth pitches (five at one time) were the best in the land and hosted the traditional Lancashire-Cheshire Boxing Day matches.
The golden period of men’s hockey was the 1970-1990s when the Club won the Lancashire Club Championship in 1975-6, 1983-4, and 1987-8 and won the Northern Counties Knock-out Cup in 1976. The Club won the North West League in 1974-5, 1977-8 and 1985-6. At this time we had five county players including the legendary Dave Blackmore, David Badley who played for England on 5 occasions and Lancashire 127 times, John Badly who played for Lancashire 49 times and Steve Eyre who played for Lancashire 83 times and the England Indoor Hockey team. David Balckmore played for Lancashire a record number of 162 times, for England 32 times and 17 times for Great Britain. More recently he played for the North of England and England over 60s teams.
In 1987 the club narrowly missed becoming a founder member of the National League by failing to win one of their last two qualifying games. The 1st team, after a few years of decline, has steadily improved winning promotion in 2004-5 and 2005-6 and in 2006 winning the National Plate Competition and now playing in the North League Division 2 West.
The 2nd XI plays in the North West League Division 3S, the 3rd team in Division 7SW and the 4th team in Division 8SW.