London Wayfarers Hockey Club aims to provide the facilities for all members to play hockey.
London Wayfarers Hockey Club was formed to promote community participation in the amateur sport of hockey across the various hockey leagues promoted by England Hockey, FIH and any other friendly matches that may be arranged.
Teams play at the highest possible standard but we are conscious that most of the members play hockey for fun and relaxation and therefore aim to provide an environment to achieve this.
London Wayfarers Hockey Club was established in 1989 and has grown significantly in recent years becoming the biggest hockey club in London in 2017. At present we are officially based in Battersea, London but use facilities across South West London.
Historically our senior membership has been made up of young professionals, joining when they first arrive from university to get their first job in London until they move out of the area – generally due to family commitments. In the last few years, members have remained in London longer and the average age of our players is slowly increasing. The majority of our senior members are currently between 24 and 40 years old.
This increase in the average age resulted in setting up our first veterans’ team, the Centurions, in season 2012-13.
Currently we have nine men’s sides and ten ladies sides competing in various leagues. The men’s sides play in both the South and Surrey League and the London League. The ladies teams all play in the South and Surrey League. Both the Men’s 1s and Ladies 1s play in their respective South League.
As of January 2010 London Wayfarers Hockey Club has successfully run a junior section to encourage the development of hockey in young people. We aim to achieve this by embracing the England Hockey single system. The purpose of the Single System is to make opportunities for participants fair, equitable and consistent. The Junior section now has more than 600 members between the ages of 4 and 18.
In 2014 London Wayfarers Hockey Club celebrated it’s 25th anniversary.