Fri. May 27th, 2022

Club Info

As far as can be ascertained, the club began its activities in 1926. 

Starting as a mid-week side, the club’s popularity soon grew and it wasn’t long until it was able to field two Saturday teams. Following the WWII the club continued to grow and by 1950 had relocated twice, from Cliftonville to Margate and then finally to Ramsgate.

The club has always maintained a full social calendar. Players have enjoyed many tours to the continent as well as hosting and attending festivals in the UK. In the 1970s, the club was host to The Thanet Festival – the largest festival of its kind in the world.

In its more recent history the club has been joined by the Thanetians (1980), Ramsgate Ladies (1983 – marking the formation of the first Ladies section) and Westgate Ladies (2007).

The club has enjoyed success on the hockey field at all levels. Over the years a number of Cliftonville players also have gone on to play hockey at County, National, International and Olympic level.

Club Officials


N. J. Alder

Past Presidents
T.R.Hume, P. Firminger, J. Robinson, T. Westby.

Vice Presidents
N. J. Alder, D. Ash, P. Bailey, S. D. Ballard, S. M. Ballard, Mrs T. Ballard, D. Burnley, C. Burton, J. Carr, Mrs J. Cobb, P. Cobb, A. Cox, T. K. Devon, N. Elliott, R. Fleet, T. Gilliland, J. Goatcher, N. Jones, S. Jones, N. Leach-Bing, M. Linington, J. Lowden, M. Paine, R. Setterfield, G. Sneller, K. Stephens, F. J. Thomas, G. Voizey, Mrs L. Wells, M. Yates.

Honorary Life Members
N.J. Alder, D. Ash, S. Ballard Mrs T. Ballard, C. Burton, J. Carr, Mrs J. Cobb, P. Cobb, A. Cox, J. Parkin, R. Setterfield, T. Westby.

Aron Walker

Nick Jones

James Provins

Media Lead
Cat Doherty

Media and Social Assistant

Social Lead

Bar Manager
Graham Cammish

Ladies Section Lead
Rachael Ruocco-Buchanan

Men’s Section Lead
Alex Newson

Junior Section Lead
Anna Elliott

Junior Administration Assistant
Nick Jones

Welfare Officer
Nick Jones

Assistant Welfare Officer
Anna Elliott

Discipline Officer
Nick Jones

Covid Officer
Nick Jones


Ladies 1st XI
Kerry Constantine

Ladies 2nd XI
Laura Moor

Men’s 1st XI
Alex Cowell

Men’s 2nd XI
John Barrett and Paul Coleman