South Hockey League Premier Division 1
The Men's 1st XI is our flagship team that competes in South Premier Division 1, just one level below the National League. After successive league-topping promotions in the previous two seasons, the 2018/2019 campaign saw the side safely consolidate in Prem 1, with the season rounded off in style with a Kent Cup victory over Marden to ensure silverware for the side for the third successive season. A lot of work goes on both on and off the pitch to continue to develop the team under the guidance of manager James Wattenbach, player-coach Ben Allberry and his assistant Keir Starley. The side is looking to continue its progress in coming seasons with the objective of a further promotion to see the Club reach the National League for the first time in its history.
Our progress and success in recent years has flowed from a mixture of younger players coming through the Club's own ranks complemented with players who have joined from elsewhere and who want to be part of the ongoing development and progress of the side - and the Club as a whole. We will continue to promote the team's development in this way by ensuring we have the right support for talented young players coming up through the junior ranks, whether direct from the Junior Academy or via other senior sides in the section, whilst at the same time striving to remain a welcoming but exciting and ambitious proposition for new players joining us for the first time.