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Havant HC

Havant Hockey Club is a hockey club based in Havant, Hampshire, England. The hockey club has been established since 1907 and their first team currently compete in Slazenger England Hockey League Men's Premier Division. The club has achieved great success nationally all the way througth its history, however especially in the early 90s where the clube became one of the best known clubs in the country. They were National League Champions three times in four years, hosting the B Division of the European Cup, and representing England in the European Cup A Division twice in Spain, and once in Holland. Havant also achieved great succes from 2005-2008 when the club won back to back leagues titals, and once again found themselvs competing in the countries top division. During this time Havant started to build a reputation of being a very entertaining and attacking goal scoring team. In the Men's National South Division 2005/2006 they scored 116 goals , in the Men's Division One 2006/2007 they scored 90 and in the Men's Premier Division 2007/2008 they scored 73.

Currently the hockey club fields 9 men’s teams and 5 ladies teams as well as a junior section.

History

Havant Hockey Club came into existence in 1907. However research suggests that Havant Hockey Club took to the field at least two seasons earlier, and therefore 2004/5 was the clubs centenary season. The home ground, Havant Park, was originally named The Recreation Ground, and in 1905, the club were proud tenants of an almost new pavilion, which they shared with Havant Cricket Club, Havant Rovers F.C, The Lawn Tennis Club, Athletics, and even Bowls.

As the club approached the fifties the club went from strength to strength fielding five sides and other grounds had to be found. Our ladies section was formed in the early fifties and a mixed hockey team in the mid sixties. The 1960s & 70s saw a large expansion of the club. Havant won their first National League title in 1974. In the 1990s Havant became one of the best known clubs in the country, when they were National League Champions again, three times in four years, hosting the B Division of the European Cup, and representing England in the European Cup A Division twice in Spain, and once in Holland. Mini hockey was introduced to Havant one of the first clubs to do so in England, and to this day we still have a thriving youth section, which can claim two hundred and fifty members, many past juniors have gone on to represent this club at first team level.

In 1998 the club installed a state of the art Water Based ATP that meets FIH international standards.

2007-2008 1st XI Squad

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