Market Drayton Hockey Club

 Welcome to the online home of Market Drayton Hockey Club.

Market Drayton Hockey Club was founded in 1904; its members often also being part of the cricket club. We played at Betton Road on the grass until the advent of artificial pitches. Our clubhouse is still there as we are part of Market Drayton Community Amateur Sports Club. As of August 2018, we are proud to be 'Clubmark Accredited'. 

We offer hockey for all ages and abilities; our men play in the Midlands Leagues and the ladies play in the Shropshire Women's Hockey League having recently merged with Wem Ladies. We are a thriving club based in North Shropshire. Our men's section play league matches at Keele University with the ladies playing at RAF Shawbury. 

The majority of our news is run through our Facebook page, which can be found here: 

Men's League Website:

We run three men’s teams in the Midlands Leagues on Saturdays through the winter. We also run a summer league team and an indoor team in the autumn.

Wem/Market Drayton ladies have two teams playing at Shawbury through the winter season.

The men and older juniors train at Whitchurch Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings from 6th September 2018 to March 2019 from 7.30 to 9.00 pm and junior coaching happens from 14th September 2018 to March 2019 from 5.00 to 7.00 pm at the Maurice Chandler Sports Centre just outside Market Drayton [junior school age boys and girls from 5 to 6 and older juniors from 6 to 7 pm].

  Men's Captains 2018/19:

First XI Captain - Phil Williams.

Second XI Captain - John Ainsworth

Third XI Captain - Mike Riley/Andy Lockley

2018 Christmas Prize Draw Terms & Conditions:

  • The winner will be drawn at midday on Monday 17th December by an independent party.
  • All tickets in the draw must include a contact number to be valid.
  • If the winner cannot be contacted by 12pm on Wednesday 19th December, a redraw will take place.
  • The winner will be required to order and collect the 36x pints of Joules Pale Ale from Joules Brewery (TF9 1JP) in Market Drayton. Orders must be placed by Friday 21st December and the latest collection day will be Christmas Eve. Call 01630 654400 to order.
  • The winner will be required to collect the meat hamper from Buttercross Farm Foods, Shiffords Grange Farm, Market Drayton, TF9 2QS. Orders must be placed by Friday 21st December and collected by Sunday 23rd. Call 01630 656670 to order.
  • Any queries can be directed to –
  • Proceeds from the draw will be used to support the junior and senior sections of Market Drayton Hockey Club.