Ipswich Sports Club is home to one of the leading Hockey Club’s in the East of England. We nurture all levels of play, from beginner to elite. Our commitment to making Hockey accessible to people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds is one of the reasons why we’ve seen so many members reach the top of their game.

Hockey for all

Whether you’ve never picked up a stick before or you’re an accomplished player, you’ll always be welcome at Ipswich Sports Club. We have 5 Women’s teams, 5 Men’s teams, and 6 Junior teams – so there’s a match for every level of play.

Meet our Teams

Women’s 1st

Coached by Mariette Rix, our Women’s 1st play in the National League East Conference and have been playing at that level for 24 of the last 26 seasons. The team also has a successful history of playing indoor hockey within the National League 2 Division.

Men’s 1st

Coached by Club Stalwart, Nick Fry, our Men’s 1st play in the National League East Conference and have enjoyed several seasons in the English National Conference East over the years. They are also very successful at indoor Hockey, following a double promotion to the National League Division 1.

Fixtures and League Tables

Find your Hockey community


A match for all

We have 10 Adult and 6 Junior Hockey Teams.

Personal Trainer

A Social Hub

Make new friends who share your love for Hockey.

Door Open

Open to everyone

From beginner to elite, everyone's on a journey.

Meet our Sponsor – Seven Group

Our lead sponsor is Seven Group who have been supporting Suffolk’s leading club for many years. Headquartered in Ipswich, Seven Group are a family run business with over 25 years in Suffolk. Their multifaceted business specialises in Logistics, Contract Hire, Fleet Management, Refrigeration, Property, Used vehicle sales, and Training. They have helped Ipswich build a strong junior section and they have been instrumental in keeping Ipswich at the top of Suffolk Hockey.


A history of success

Founded in 1899 as Ipswich Town Hockey Club, we’re enormously proud of what we have achieved over the decades. We have won 16 national titles, two England Hockey cups, two European Silver medals and a Bronze. Many England, GB and International players have started their sporting journey with us.

I went from playing lowest level local league hockey to the highest league in the country and that was when I was well into my 20’s! At Ipswich Hockey Club I feel included and part of something much bigger than me… I have made lifelong friends, found true love and a place I will always call home. IHC is so much more than a hockey club. It’s a family and one that has been leaving a legacy of teamwork, friendship and fun for decades… many people want to be part of carrying that legacy on. I know I do.

Emma Rix

Our Hockey News

Lisa Aitken & Greg Lobban Commonwealth Games 2022

Commonwealth Games 2022

Vitality England Hockey National League East Conference

Hockey Reopens

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Ipswich Sports Club is committed to prioritising the well-being of all children and adults at risk, promoting safeguarding in our club at all times, including all programmes and events we run.

To find out more information please see our Club Safeguarding Policy