• New England Hockey registration requirements

    Posted by Peter Kempe on 5 September 2021

    With effect from 6th September 2021 every hockey player playing league or cup hockey must be registered with England Hockey. 


    All team sheets will have to be submitted via the new EH Game Management System so if you are not registered you cannot play.

    Players Over 18


    1. Go to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk and click ‘Register’
    2. Select ‘player’, add your details and select your club (get this right!)
    3. You’ll get a code sent so you can proceed
    4. Complete your full profile
    5. Wait for approval from your club


    Players under 18 must be registered by a parent

    1. Go to https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk and ‘Register’
    2. Select ‘parent’, add your details, select your club (get this right!)
    3. You’ll get a code sent so you can proceed
    4. Complete your full profile including the details of your players
    5. Wait for approval from your club


    (Note that when players are 18 full profiles can be created and transferred to player)


    This EH registration requirement is in addition to registering with the club. Unlike our club registration u18s and u16s cannot register in their own name.

    For more details please follow this link to the EH Game Management System page.

    The requirement is part of the  “Structure Fit for the Future” 



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  • New website

    Posted by Peter Kempe on 3 August 2021

    Dear Members 

    As mentioned in the message to you on 21 July, the club is moving its website to Pitchero.  The new site Old Loughtonians (oldloughts.co.uk) is still under construction but will go live in mid August. 

    From that date all communication with members will be through the new site, so we need everyone please to register as soon as possible so that you receive the messages about training, availability and selection.  You can pay later but please register now if you want to train and play. 

    We have transferred brief details of all members to the Pitchero database.

    One important difference between the way Clubbuzz holds member information and how Pitchero does this, is that the latter requires parents of under 14s to have their own record (sometimes called an “account”) on the database, as well as one for their youngster. It is the parent record which will contain the contact email address. Their record will then be linked to their children's records (where the email field will be blank). We have actually created some new parent accounts based on information held in Clubbuzz for this purpose.

    Since Pitchero also does not allow one email address to be used for more than one member record, we have had to use the “parent master record linked to child record method” for some 14 to 18 year olds, where there was more than one sibling using the same parental email address on Clubbuzz.

    Practical steps 

    Adults, Youth and senior Colts 

    1. Your name, gender, date of birth and email address (in most cases) have been transferred to the Pitchero website. 
    2. You will each receive an invitation directly from Pitchero to log in and register. Please check inbox and junk folders as your membership will not be finalised until you have logged in to confirm details.   If you do not confirm your email address the club will not be able to contact you.
    3. We have attempted to set you up with the appropriate “role” (eg Player, Coach, Manager, Parent), but if you think this is wrong you can “apply” for additional roles.
    4. Fill in your registration details and please upload a photo if you are an officer, coach, captain or manager.  This will be used on the contacts page Contact Old Loughtonians (oldloughts.co.uk) 
    5. For parents of under 14s, we have aimed to link you to your offspring, but you can use the drop-down list to link others if we have missed any. Use the “Add new child” option where you have a new youngster wanting to join the club.

    Pitchero Club App – all members 

    Once you are registered as a member please download the club Pitchero App  Pitchero Club App - Download Now  This is what will now be used by every team to manage selection, note availability and for squad communication generally.     

    Captains and managers will be using the Pitchero Manager App.

    Junior members who are part of an adult squad are expected to have downloaded the club app and be responsible for notifying availability and accepting selection for club matches (parents will be copied in to all correspondence).

    Membership Fees 

    Pitchero uses a different payment system to Clubbuzz.  All membership categories are described as “Products”.  Harriet Chere (your membership secretary) has individually allocated the correct membership product to each existing member (for example Adult member or Colt member).  Payments can be made using Stripe or GoCardless and can be made in one lump sum or in 8 monthly instalments.  Products are either individual or family based and where applicable include the discounts for volunteer roles and umpiring.  Please do not try to change the allocated product. If you think it is no longer the correct membership category for you please contact Harriet (membership@oldloughtonians.co.uk ) or John in the office (OLHC@oldloughtonians.co.uk).  Fees as before are payable with effect from 1 September and “ no pay, no play” as always.

    When the new site is live you will be able to see the membership details on this webpage. Membership in Brief (oldloughts.co.uk)


    A lot of time has been spent trying to get everything in place ahead of the new season.  Please have a look at all of the Information pages (what used to be called “About the Club”) and the Team pages and the Contacts and Gallery and let us know if you have any suggestions or would like to volunteer for any role in the club.  Please familiarise yourself with the messages page on the app which will be your contact with your captain, coach and manager for the season. 


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  • AGM 2021

    Posted by Peter Kempe on 1 August 2021

    We are planning to hold this year's annual general meeting ("AGM") on Sunday 26 September  2021 at 3.00pm   We hope the meeting will be at the clubhouse, but it may have to be by zoom.  The notice of the meeting and the form of proxy are on the new website.

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  • Lea Valley Summer league

    Posted by Peter Kempe on 28 July 2021

    Over the last two months our men's and ladies summer league teams have been competing in the highly succesful Big Blue and in the Lea Valley summer league for first teams.

    Congratulations to our men's team which won all eight of its matches at Lea Valley and was presented with the trophy last night after winning the final match.  Well done to all of the players who took part. 

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  • England Hockey Talent Centres

    Posted by Peter Kempe on 28 July 2021


    England Hockey has  received over 120 expressions of interest from clubs across the country who would like to be accredited as Talent Centres as part of the new England Hockey Talent Development Strategy  https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/play/future-talent-strategy

    This is four times the number of places available in year one.

    We are therefore delighted  to be able to report that Old Loughtonians Hockey Club has been offered and has accepted a place in the first accreditation window which opens in September this year.

    A committee of coaches and other volunteers started work earlier this year  to prepare for accreditation and the club is well placed to be able to demonstrate that it meets the accreditation requirements.  The club already has Clubmark status and can also already show how it shares the EH vision both for Talent Centres and Talent Academies.

    There is of course more work to do but it is a great credit to everyone working directly with players and behind the scenes at the club that we have been selected in the first wave of clubs.

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  • Hockey Headlines - We're Back

    Posted by John Wright on 16 April 2021

    Hockey Headlines - We're Back  


    It’s Starting to Feel Like a Hockey Season . 

    After a plethora of games, some intra club, we have a very full schedule at Lought’s on Saturday 17th , currently with 7 Games followed by games on Sunday as well . 

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  • Lought's Camp

    Posted by John Wright on 14 March 2021

    Old Loughtonians Hockey Club are delighted to announce the return of the Lought’s Camps for

    Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th April 9:30 – 1pm

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  • Hockey Headlines 182

    Posted by John Wright on 11 December 2020

    We’re Back! – Last Weekends results and roundups

    Update to our listed England Players

    Rainbow Laces Arrive

    Important Information on EH Regional Changes from Peter Kempe

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