Grasshoppers Ladies



27th September 2014

Sudbury 3 - 1 GH1's.
(Julia Sheppard)

GH2's 5 - 0 Sudbury 3's
Sudbury conceded the game.

4th October 2014

Ipswich 5's 2 - 4 GH2's
(Connie Hawks 3, Sheldene Ford 1)

GH1's 3 - 0 Castaways
(Olivia Locke, Wendy Dix, Sophie Tarrant)

11th October 2014

Lowestoft 2's 2 - 3 GH1's
(Connie Hawks, Sarah Dodsworth 2)

GH2's 5 - 0 IES 3's
(Liz Palmer, Wendy Dix, Sophie Tarrant 2, Beth Dwerryhouse)

Club Day Announced!

Club day has been confirmed for September 13th 1:30pm - 4:30pm. All members are encourage to attend along new players or those just wanting to give it a go.

There will be refreshments for sale including drinks, cakes and sweets. We will also be taking orders for new kits and club wear for those that want to purchase some.

Bring your children, bring your neighbours bring anyone, we are a friendly bunch!

We will see you there!

Grasshopper Ladies Summer League Triumph 

Wednesday 10th July 2014 - posted by Sarah Dodsworth
Grasshoppers last night secured the Ipswich Summer League Division 2, with a 12-0 Victory over Castaway Ladies. Grasshoppers who still have one game to play, have romped to the winning so far scoring an incredible 59 goals, and only conceding 4 to date.

Grasshoppers tonight stormed to a 12-0 over Castaway team that bravely fought for every ball having only been able to field nine players.

Having killed the game off in the first 5 minutes where they stormed into a three goal lead, Grasshoppers played very well. Kept the ball moving and there were some lovely passing patterns.

Beth Dwerryhouse continued her fine summer league form with 5 goals, Micayla Tootill scored 3, Liz Palmer helped herself to 2, Lucy Elsdon & Sheldene Ford scored 1 each.

Grasshoppers have their last game next week against Felixstowe B, 8:30PM at Tuddenham Road.

Another Strong Win For The Ladies In Summer League

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 - posted by Sarah Dodsworth
Grasshoppers last night face Christchurch in a summer league fixture, if Grasshoppers won, and last weeks opponents Bury dropped points, it would mean Grasshoppers would have become champions. But despite a comfortable 6-1 win, Bury were awarded a 5-0 and three points when their opponents Sudbury fortified their fixture.

Hoppers knowing a win would take them one step closer to being champions started very well, and Beth Dwerryhouse fired in her second hat-trick in two games in the first fifteen. Olivia Locke went on a surging run starting inside her own half, powering past serveral players before sliding the ball to Sophie Tarrant who applied a smart finish to put Hoppers 4-0 up. Sheldene Ford then added a fifth went she found herself one on one with the goalkeeper where she finished calmly.

The second half saw hoppers take their foot off the gas and it quickly became a sloppy game as Christchurch battled back. They were rewarded for their efforts with a smart goal from a short corner. Micayla Tootill finished off the scoring with a quick taken free hit and solo effort.

Next week Grasshoppers face Castaway's, 7pm push at Rushmere Sports Center, come along and support the girls, as they seek three points and chase the - so far - elusive summer league title.

Grasshoppers Secure New Facilities

Sunday 29th June - posted by Sarah Dodsworth 

Grasshoppers Ladies are proud to announce their new school club link with St Joseph’s College. We hope that this partnership with help develop the club further, and we are also very excited to get a chance to assist the continued development of St Joseph’s hockey programme.

This agreement compliments our recent Junior Regional Performance Center successes with Olivia Locke and India Goodman already attending St Joseph’s. The partnership sees Grasshoppers have use of St Joseph’s brand new sporting facilities for training and match days.

Head coach Laura Quinn said "This school partnership marks another milestone for the club and is another building block in the future of hockey in Suffolk. As a club we are always trying to improve on the field and off the field, the new facilities along with being able to provide coaching to young players developing their core skills at a younger age - will only benefit the players, the school and the club. We are delighted and feel privileged to be involved the continued development of St Joseph's College hockey programme."

The school link also marks a milestone in England Hockey's Olympic Legacy vision, as these links have been encouraged since and this was a strong influence in deciding to seek the link. Kelly Rodwell who has been at the club since it's creation, and now is secretary at Grasshoppers  said "It's a fantastic achievement for a small club, and one that we are extremely proud of. Our hard work is just beginning and we will also be looking to form some more links with other local schools, to get as many children as possible picking up sticks and having a go."

Grasshoppers Ladies hockey club offer training from the age of 5 years for boys and girls, and adult hockey starts at 13+. All ages and abilities are encouraged to develop and fulfil their potential. Grasshoppers currently have two field hockey sides first’s and second team and three indoor teams; a youth, vets and first team.

We have a place for everyone, please . Or email us your details for us to contact you when these are ready.

Grasshoppers Form Partnership with Cranes Hockey Club

Sunday 15th June 2014 - posted by Sarah Dodsworth 
Grasshoppers Ladies Hockey Club are delighted to announce that they have secured a working partnership with Ipswich Cranes Men's Hockey Club.

By forming this partnership we hope to share knowledge, and resources to further develop both clubs, in both their adult and youth sections.

Grasshoppers club development officer, Laura Quinn says "This is a fantastic opportunity to grow the coaching and umpiring teams of both clubs and most importantly offer a clear consistent pathway for our youth players from age group squads into our senior sides."

Ladies win Harlseton May Day Tournament

Tuesday 6th May 2014 - posted by Sarah Dodsworth

Grasshoppers Ladies returned to the Harleston Magpies May day tournament for the second successive year, hoping to improve on last finish of runners up in the cup. 

Grasshoppers took a good mixture of experience and youth along and it proved to be a winning formula.

Grasshoppers won all of their group games, leading to the qualifying for a place in the cup semi final against their local rivals Christchurch. It was a tight and tense affair and it was 0-0 at full time, meaning penalty flicks would decide the result. Grasshoppers won 4-3 with goalkeeper Tracey Baldwin making some fantastic saves in the nets.

The final was a very similar game with a repeat of last years final against a Magpies XI, but this time saw Hoppers come out victorious with an excellent slap from the top of the D by Julia Shepard giving Hoppers a 1-0 and earning player of the final trophy for Julia.