The Early Years
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8. The Early Years

The Early Years
Atherstone Adders Hockey Club was established in 1953 and played all of its home matches at Atherstone Cricket Club in North Warwickshire, UK.

In the 60’s the grass pitches became unsuitable for league hockey and the Adders played all of their home games ona shale surface at Woodhouse School in Tamworth until the 70’s. Following the advent of astroturf pitches the Club became nomadic as it played it’s home games in Nuneaton, Chelmsley Wood and more recently at Earl Shilton.

Then, quite dramatically, nearly 60 years after it was formed the Club finally gained access to its very own astro pitch in the heart of Atherstone at QE School on Witherley Road. The Club now plays every Saturday and trains every Wednesday during the season at The Queen Elizabeth Academy on Witherley Road.