London Edwardians HC

London Edwardians Hockey Club


Welcome to London Eds! 👋

We're a friendly and inclusive South London club, with National League status.
Our main pitches are Battersea Park and Honor Oak Park.
We have 5 Men's and 5 Ladies' competitive teams as well as Mixed Teams.

We're halfway through the 21/22 season!


We are full for this season! It's been fantastic to have so many new people join the club. We are always keen to keep in touch, so if you would like to remain on our books, please drop us a message on Instagram.

In the meantime, check out the socials we have in the Club Schedule section and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with us!
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We're always up for a social!


We're a friendly community, who love playing hockey and having fun!

We believe it's important to have fun both on and off the pitch and have regular socials to help create lasting friendships in the Ed's family.

Interested in joining?

UPDATE 03/11/21 - We are full for the 21/22 season! Thank you to everyone who got in touch.
If you would like to get in touch and to be on our contact book, please message us on our Instagram @londonedshc

Alternatively if you have a general enquiry, please complete the form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Our Teams

We have 5 ladies teams, 5 mens teams and 1 Weekly Mixed Social Team and 1 Mixed Cup Team

Ladies 1st XI

Our awesome Ladies' 1s
Captains: Yas Lewis & Emily Anderson
Coach: James Adgey
LH League: Division 2 - South

Mens 1st XI

Our talented Men's 1s
England Hockey National League - Conference East
Captain: Michael Roper
Coach: Tom Woods

Ladies 2nd XI

Our top-notch Ladies' 2s!
Co-Captains: Georgia Robinson and Hannah Lisley
Coach: James 'Huss' Husselbee
LH League: Division 2 - South

Mens 2nd XI

Our terrific Men's 2s!
Captain: Ben Ratcliff
Coaches: Josh Lawrence
LH League: Division 2 - South

Ladies 3rd XI

Our terrific Ladies' 3s
Co- Captains: Claire Jones and Fiona MacKenzie
Coach: Yas Lewis
LH League: Division 4 - South East

Mens 3rd XI

Our top-notch Men's 3s!
Captain: Jonathan Knight
Coaches: Josh Lawrence
LH League: Division 3 - South

Ladies 4th XI

Our fantastic Ladies' 4s!
Captain: Jess Braddock
Coach: Dan Langman
LH League: Division 5 South East

Mens 4th XI

Our fantatsic Men's 4s!
Captain: Matthew Biggs
Coach: Rob Plummer
LH League: Division 4 - South East

Ladies 5th XI

Our fabulous Ladies' 5s!
Captain: Camilla Seward
Coach: Catriona (Ceebs) Spiers Bennett and Toby Howard

Mens 5th XI

Our fabulous Men's 5s!
Captain: Freddie Howell
Coach: Rob Plummer
LH League: Division 6 - South East

The Eds Mixed Social Teams

We also have our Mixed Social Hockey Teams. Perfect for those who just love having a bit of weekly Sunday fun!
Mixed Social Captain: Euan Philip
Mixed Cup Captain: Nicki Best

Where we play

Honor Oak Park

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Battersea Park

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Kennington Park

Please note - this has changed to Crystal Palace for the 21/22 season due to maintenance.

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Kit

The Edwardians are supplied by the awesome Young Ones.

You can view and buy any of our fabulous kit using the button below.

Club Events Schedule

We are over halfway into the 21/22 season already!
Here are the upcoming Whole club socials up to the end of the 21/22 season!

DateTimeEventLocation
12/2/2219:00Team SocialsDecided by Teams, South London
20/2/2218:30Quiz EveningBattersea (Pub TBC)
5/3/2219:00Pub GolfAround Balham
9/4/22TBCEnd of SeasonThe Gable (TBC)

About The London Edwardians

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Contact us

Useful email addresses:

  • Chairman - Greg Murdoch

  • Ladies Club Captain - Steph Pugh

  • Mens Club Captain - Dan Langman

  • Covid-19 Officer - James Husselbee

  • For Covid-19 Information and Enquiries from Opposition Teams - londonedscovid@gmail.com

Support the club:

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Our Club Captains will respond to your interest as soon as possible!

We look forward to welcoming you into the Ed's family!

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Edwardians Club History

The Ed’s were officially formed in 1997 by Edward Simpson, who at the time was playing with a Wandsworth Club.
Here is his story of how Edwardians came to be:

'I had a good look at the hockey 'product' and with the digital era slowly becoming a way of life, the old model of play/old clubhouse really didn't enable Clubs to offer better hockey, social life, more often than not set in their old traditional ways.
When I approached Chris Burty he couldn't have been more helpful. The official naming and brand of the London Edwardians HC was born. We were entered into Surrey County 1st XI Div 2 in 1998.
I spent some time and effort to ensure that our brand, our way of playing, hockey, the social life post match, our sponsors, our way of being seen by those we would meet on the circuit, would build not just a positive first impression, but THE Hockey Club in Central London both on and off the pitch. To date I believe that London Edwardians is exactly that, THE Hockey Club for Central London.
In 1997 we toured to Washington DC in the JFK Memorial Tournament, with players from Spencer, Wayfarers, and Ed's. This tournament was for national teams B squads, and THE Ed's. We won the plate against India A 1-0!
Ed’s in their first league year - 1998 - having successfully recruited a squad of 22 players and keepers, went onto to win Surrey County 1st XI div 2 in their first year, we scored over 120+ goals, running riot against the likes of Bank of England. We really had a great squad, Spencer McDonald I think was player of the season!
The Ed’s were quickly being recognised as not only a great hockey side, but one that looked beyond hockey with an amazing social life, it was not unheard of for various members to still be in shin pads, Ed’s shorts, socks, and top, having had a skinful at the then infamous Legless Ladder (legless being the right word) to go onto The Grand, only to be refused entry whilst protesting that they were in a uniform and should be allowed in, with nowhere else to go but the Wessex House.
Everyone had an ‘Ed’ nickname, so for example ‘Nurse’ might become ‘NurseEd’, Spence was ‘FluffEd’, others were MattEd, Ed K, Ed S (we got off lightly!),Von BlottEd, TimEd, HailEd, StupEd, and so forth, maybe time to resurrect an Ed handle for all Ed’s today?!
We put lot of effort into the Ed’s brand, sponsors (Ed’s Easy Diner, John Smiths Smooth, Lucozade, Hockey Centre, The Legless Ladder, etc perfect sponsors!), the teams, where we played, how we played, website, that combined made for a lasting experience, this as you can imagine was way different to what was being offered by other clubs at the time, like one which was founded in 1905 in Wandsworth…which we broke loose from to set up the Ed’s.
By season three we had 2 men’s teams, a ladies’ 1st XI – Fiona Morris was inspirational in helping me expand the club, and by season 5 we had 3 men’s teams, and four ladies teams… With the club growing fast, we were competing in both league and cup, one of which saw us take on March Town in the semi’s of the H.A Trophy – our bus broke down in Stevenage, we had to get taxi’s for the rest of the journey, we pulled off the impossible, celebrations followed with every man of us drinking their club house dry.
The Ed’s continue to go from strength to strength, facing new challenges, making new and renewing old contacts, always social, playing great hockey, and I genuinely believe that what we have all achieved is a belief in each other as players, as a team, as a club, and to field hockey in general.
The brand ‘Ed’s’ is known throughout the Hockey world – from Hong Kong to Dublin, from Holland to Washington DC our brand is growing. From encouraging your fellow ‘Ed’s’ on the side-lines, to continuing the drive and impetus already achieved, to future growth and brand development, I firmly believe the fun and the work put in by past, current and future Ed's maintains Central London' LEADING Club.
It was a great day for Ed's when the Men's 1st XI achieved National League status and hopefully the ladies will progress further up the leagues; to have 5 Ed’s mens and 6 ladies Ed’s, several colts Ed’s, and their own Clubhouse/Pitch!?
My thanks to past Ed’s and current Ed’s.
Do send me your experience with The Ed's, or send me an email mailto:edward@simpson.ie