About the Club
A Brief History - by Kit Gawne
By the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s hockey on the Isle of Man had diminished to such an extent that it was in danger of folding up. The Thursday mixed hockey league had been associated with half-day closing of offices, shops and firms, but Saturday was now becoming the principal day off. As a consequence the Saturday mixed league was established in the 1961/62 season. This league consisted of four teams, Cammags, Onchan, Valkyrs and Vikings, all generally made up of current and past Douglas High Schools pupils.
In 1962 Valkyrs Hockey Club became independent of the schools with two mixed teams, Valkyrs A and B. By 1964/65 there were three teams, Vulcans, Vagabonds and Valiants, all playing in the one mixed league. Hockey flourished, and the club soon formed men's and ladies teams. From the late 1960s to the mid 1970s Valkyrs dominated Manx hockey. It then became an upper middle order club with occasional successes, mainly in cup competitions. During the early 1980s Valkyrs became masters of the indoor leagues, dominating them for many years. It was at this time that the club relocated to Peel and again used a high school, Queen Elizabeth II, as a base for development. After many years of success, Valkyrs has again become the premier club on the Island.
The club is still based in Peel and plays home matches at the Queen Elizabeth II High School astro turf pitch. We have four mixed teams, three mens teams and three ladies teams. We also enter men's, ladies and mixed teams into the indoor leagues and also have Under 11 & Under 13 teams for boys and girls.
Training is held on Wednesday evenings, 6.00pm - 7.30pm for juniors and 7.30pm - 9.00pm for seniors. Any juniors wanting to play hockey should contact our Junior Secretary Cath Killey
For anyone wishing to register for Valkyrs, download the Player Registration Form and send to Jenny Walmsley
Subs for 2014/2015
Adult Full Season - £200
Adult Half Season - £100
Juniors & Students - £70
Social Membership - £40
Anyone wishing to pay by standing order should download the Subs Standing Order Form and send to your bank once completed.
All cheques should be made payable to Valkyrs Hockey Club and handed to your team captain or the Treasurer.
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The Club has Public Liability insurance through Perkins Slade Insurance Brokers but advises all members to take out their own Personal Accident cover should they feel it is necessary. Please follow this link to a company offering sports injury cover from £6.95 per month: Sports Injury Insurance. The Club also recommends that players should take steps to wear whatever protective equipment that they feel is necessary in order to avoid injury.