We are proud to be celebrating our 125th anniversary in 2019 and we will be marking our special birthday in style.
Formed in 1894, Wallingford HC now boasts nine senior teams, while our juniors, the Wildcats, will also be celebrating their 25th anniversary.
We have come a long way. The Wildcats are one of the largest and most successful junior set-ups in the south of England with more than 300 juniors playing club, county and regional hockey. The senior side of our club is also thriving and we cater for players at all levels and aspirations and is a key part of the local community in south Oxfordshire.
The first records show that a game between a Wallingford team and Oxford University alumni took place on the St John's Paddocks at the beginning of 1894. We will be marking that historic match with a Vice Presidents' Day on January 19th 2019, which will include a special 125th anniversary fixture between our Ladies 2nd team and Oxford University Ladies 3rd team. There will also be a Wallingford HC kit and memorabilia store, complete with #WHC125 t-shirts, pin badges, cufflinks and mugs, as well as food, drink and entertainment. The party does not stop there as a race night will take place at the club in the evening.
Our second event will be even bigger and is spread across the weekend of May 18th -19th 2019. It all starts on the Saturday with the ticketed WHC 125th Anniversary and Awards Ball, which will also include an exhibition of the club’s history and is preceded by reunion games. There will then be a ‘Big Club Breakfast’ the following morning, as well as social mixed hockey and the Wildcats’ 25th Anniversary Awards, which is also ticketed.
Tickets for the Anniversary and Awards Ball on Saturday 18th May 2019 are now available to purchase from our online shop, and are also be on sale at most club events and matches.