Did you play hockey? Here are 11 'teams of yesteryear'..... Are you or your club featured?

Ipswich ladies hockey team in 1989 Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Ladies, 1989 - Credit: Archant

We all love a team photo.

And hockey was especially good at getting everyone together for a photo opportunity.

I remember playing hockey at Northgate Grammar School, where I attended, long before I played football. The pitches were grass and bobbly and often, as a quick sprinter, I would  chase a through ball, confident it was going to bounce over many defenders' hockey sticks to put me in free to score.

So, for hockey fans past and present, I hope you enjoy looking through a few I found in the Archant archives. One or two pictures have captions, but most don't unfortunately.

Feel free to e-mail any others you have and we can do this all over again another week!.... mike.bacon@archant.co.uk


HALESWORTH ANGELS 1977

Hakesworth Angels Hockey Team, October 1977

Halesworth Angels, 1977. - Credit: Archant


CULFORD GIRLS U-18s 1990

Culford Girls under 18 Hockey Team from January 1990

Culford Girls under-18s, from January 1990. - Credit: Archant


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IPSWICH & EAST SUFFOLK MEN, c.2013

The Ipswich-East Suffolk Men's Hockey team. Back row, left to right, Kevin Brown, Luke Curtis, Tony

Back row, left to right, Kevin Brown, Luke Curtis, Tony Burch, James Howe,Tom Taggart, James Klug and Dave Stephens. Front row: George Sutton, Charlie Coulson, Geoff Reed, Tom Britton and Steven Farrow. - Credit: Archant


IPSWICH INDOOR TEAM, 1975

Star MemoriesIpswich indoor Hockey Team January 1975Neg 42897ES 15.1.13

Ipswich Indoor team, 1975. - Credit: Archant


NACTON HEATH SCHOOL, 1975

Star MemoriesNacton Heath Secondry Modern School Hockey Team March 1975Neg 43656

Nacton Heath Secondary Modern School, March 1975 - Credit: Archant


HADLEIGH SCHOOL, 1976

Memory Frame NostalgiaHadleigh School Hockey Team in April 1976Neg Ref - 49629ES 16.4.12

Hadleigh School team, in April 1976 - Credit: Archant


SUFFOLK GIRLS U-14s, 2011

Suffolk girls under 14 hockey teamMille Haydon (Capt), Rosie Andrews (GK) Maria Alfaro, Scarlett

Suffolk girls under 14s: Mille Haydon (Capt), Rosie Andrews (GK) Maria Alfaro, Scarlett Simmons, Liv Mayor, Ella Dowling, Hannah Vickers, Lucy Holder, Maria Andrews, Emma Watson, Eve Holder, Jemma Andrews, Charlotte Sexton, Camilla Geddes, Phoebe Howe - Credit: Archant


FELIXSTOWE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 1956/57

NewsPic Lucy TaylorReunion of Felixstowe Grammar School 1952 -591st Hockey teamES 18.5.11

Felixstowe Grammar School 1952 - Credit: Archant

Now, after this first went on-line. I received this letter from  Lesley McMaster (nee Shemming)

You recently featured various hockey team photographs in your publication.  One of which was a school team from Felixstowe Grammar School in the 1950's,  which my sister Sandra was in  (nee Shemming - the blonde on the far right, back row). I sent her the  piece and she has come back to me with the names of all the girls. I though you might be interested as will any of the girls who may still be around this area. My sister informs me that the photo was of the school team of 1956/57, and they would have been 5th form (whatever that is now!  'O' Level year). 

Sandra is still well and fit, and lives in Fremantle,  near  Perth, Australia. She will be 80 this year. She continued to play  hockey after school,  at Hull University,  then for  Ipswich Ladies, and a short spell in the Suffolk County team before moving to  Australia in 1969. She then played club hockey there for many years, until her 50th year. She only retired when she did, because her younger sister (me) had four teeth knocked out, also playing hockey, but that's another story! Her husband and three sons also played club hockey in Australia.

Felixstowe Grammar School Hockey Team, 1956/57: From left to right back row. Kathleen Hazeldine, Janet Robinson, Dawn Cavill, Mary Redman, Angela King, Diana Warner, Sandra Shemming.

Left to right front row: Pat Banham, Janet Trollope, Hillary Bellman, Jennifer Hill, Barbara Block.


CARLTON PARK LADIES, 2011

Carlton Park Ladies 1st IV Hockey Team EADT 13.4.11

Carlton Park Ladies , 2011. - Credit: Archant


SUDBURY LADIES 2003

The victorious Sudbury Ladies hockey team.contributed picture

Sudbury Ladies, 2003. - Credit: Archant




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