Welcome to the Amber Valley Hornets Ladies Hockey Club
Inspire, Develop & Achieve
Our first team, The Hornets were formed in March 2010 and are currently playing in Derbyshire League Division 1. Most of the original ‘Hornies’ had played together over many years at various clubs or knew each other from annual tours: we always had so much fun, we thought ‘why not set up our own team?’ – so we did exactly that!
Since our foundation, the club has grown and in 2012 our second team, The Bees, also joined the league and have since gained promotion to Division 2 where they are currently playing.
The club also set up a number of ‘Friends and Family’ matches during the course of a season, for players who are new to hockey or returning after a break to play alongside some of our regular players in friendly matches.
Whilst we are a club that competes in formal league hockey, we aim to stay true to our original focus that hockey should not only be fun, but also affordable. We believe in making our club accessible regardless of your ability or finances.
The emphasis at the Hornets is on the social side of sport –
Yes – we want to perform to the best of our ability
Yes – we want to improve our fitness and skill levels
Yes – we want to win
BUT – whether you have played for your country or never picked up a stick in your life you will be welcomed with open arms.
If you are the sort of player who wants to combine fitness with fun, Amber Valley Ladies could well be the club for you. Visit the rest of our website where you will find out all about our teams, training, matches etc; or take a look at our Facebook page, which is updated regularly with important news and blogs that take a look at the lighter side of life as a hockey player.