Established in 1961 and is a thriving and successful regional hockey club. The club has been based at Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes since 1991 when the facility first opened and proudly had one of the best playing surfaces in the UK hosting several international matches.
At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June 2011, Milton Keynes Hockey Club as it is now was formed when the Men’s and Ladies club combined to form one entity.
In the Men’s section there are four senior teams, one development team plus a Vets team that plays in various cups and tournaments.
The Ladies section comprises four senior teams plus a Vets team for tournaments and cup games.
League matches are held on a Saturdays between September and April with Vets and cup games taking place on Sundays.
There is also a mixed senior side for tournaments and cup games.
Both sections have a thriving development section for younger players where players as young as four or five can have a go. From this section we also have eight junior teams that compete in age ranges from under eight to under 16, with a cross over for the older juniors into senior hockey.
MKHC is a friendly club which offers both competitive hockey and regular social events, including club days, tours and festivals. Our club welcomes new players irrespective of age or experience.
The club runs ‘on season’ training sessions for each section of the club.
Ladies and Men’s training: Tuesday from 7:00 to 10:00pm
Men's training: Wednesday from 7pm to 10:00pm
We do also hold additional training days to the normal training schedule in the six-week run up to the start of the season for pre-season training and at various points through the season depending on need.
Junior training: Sunday from 10am – 12pm and any league matches from 12pm throughout the season.
Summer Mixed Festival
The festival is run by MKHC and is typically held on the second weekend in June. Originally played as an 11-a-side tournament on grass, it has since developed into a 7-a-side mixed festival and we now welcome somewhere between 40 and 50 teams to the festival. These teams are mostly UK based, but we do have had a small regular international contingent that does also join us each year.
June 2022 would have been our 20th Year of running the event but was cancelled due to the uncertainty over the management of Woughton. We are hoping to see a return of the festival in 2023 as a significant event on the site which raises the profile of the club and brings in joint revenue to support the running of the club and the site.
Mixed Summer League
MK summer league is a fun summer hockey league that takes place at Woughton on the Green during the ‘off season’ summer months. The summer league invites a number of clubs and teams within Northants, Beds and Bucks to participate.
The club runs several social events through the year and uses the club house making use of the bar and catering facilities. There is a club social team who work closely with the bar management to organise and plan for such events.