Ashmoor Hockey Club

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Ashmoor hockey Club was formed in 2003 and is based primarily in Ashburton, Devon. Since approximately 2007 Ashmoor have had to play their league matches at Isca College Exeter, because the 3G pitch at their home base of South Dartmoor Community College did not meet the new requirements of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) or England Hockey Board. They play in purple, green and white hooped socks, white shorts, and purple shirts. Ashmoor has established itself as a very strong team in Devon as well as a dominant force regionally and nationally. The Mens 1st team (formed when the club was established) has risen the equivalent of 8 divisions in their 7 seasons as a team winning 3 leagues and finishing strongly in the other seasons. The recently formed Ladies team comfortably won Channel 2B in their first season as a team. The majority of Ashmoor's success however comes from their junior teams. Different age groups have competed at numerous county, regional and national tournaments and finals, since the club's creation in 2003, in both indoor and outdoor hockey. The most notable successes have been the 5 National Indoor appearances and the National U15 Plate run that took them to a closely contested final showdown with Teddington Hockey Club (the oldest club in the world),[1] unfortunately losing out 3 – 0.[2] Many players have represented Devon county and played for the West of England teams as well as several players making the full England Junior squads, the Wales squads, and 6 being selected for the UK Lions. A lot of Ashmoor's success goes down to the quality coaching that junior and senior players receive and also the real 'community and family atmosphere' that the club is well renowned for.

As of the 2013–14 season Ashmoor has four senior teams:

Team Division League
Mens 1st XI Conference South West of England & South Wales Hockey League
Mens 2nd XI South Eastern District 1 West of England & South Wales Hockey League
Mens 3rd XI South Eastern District 3 West of England & South Wales Hockey League
Ladies 1st XI Petroc Division 2 West Clubs Women's Hockey League

League finishes[edit]

Season Mens 1st XI Mens 2nd XI Mens 3rd XI Ladies 1st XI
2003–04 1st, South Central District 1 N/A (Team Not Formed) N/A (Team Not Formed) N/A (Team Not Formed)
2004–05 1st, South West Division 1 5th, South Western District 2 N/A (Team Not Formed) N/A (Team Not Formed)
2005–06 3rd, South Division 2 9th, South West District 1 N/A (Team Not Formed) N/A (Team Not Formed)
2006–07 5th, South Division 2 10th, South West District 1 N/A (Team Not Formed) N/A (Team Not Formed)
2007–08 6th, South Division 2 8th, South Western District 1 N/A (Team Not Formed) N/A (Team Not Formed)
2008–09 1st, South Division 2 8th, South Western District 1 6th, South Eastern District 2 1st, Channel 2B
2009–10 4th, South Division 1 1st, South Eastern District 1 7th, South Eastern District 2 3rd, Sedgemoor Division 1
2010–11 3rd, South Division 1 7th, South East Division 2 10th, South Eastern District 2 5th, Sedgemoor Division 1
2011–12 1st, South Division 1 4th, South East Division 2 2nd, South Eastern District 2 8th, Petroc Division 2
2012–13 4th, Conference South 9th, South East Division 1 8th, South East Division 3 3rd, Petroc Division 2

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