Welcome to the 5 Counties Women's Hockey League




(Founded 1988)


   **See Latest News **  (Last updated  5th February 2020)

(Bedford HC Vetsival)


Final Tables 2019-2020

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around when sporting activities can resume the Committee are declaring the season over. League tables are decided on a percentage basis and can be viewed by clicking on the Final Tables link above. These are now the official tables and replace those shown under fixtures and results tabs. We know some teams will be disappointed they couldnt complete all their games but the committee felt this was the best option given the extraordinary times we find ourselves in. Hope everyone stays safe

Coronavirus Update

5 Counties will be doing same as East Hockey and follow England Hockey advise on this as per the below from England Hockey. 

16/3/2020 - Latest Update from England Hockey is to suspend matches until at least 15th April- 5 Counties will be adopting this advise- messages have been sent to your Club representatives advising that no games should go ahead until further notice.


"Community hockey will continue to take place unless we are advised otherwise by government, and we will continue to update the Hockey Family on the situation. Please check with your local league if you are unsure if the game is going to take place. We would encourage all players to follow the widely available guidance of public health with regards to people maintaining good hygiene to avoid spreading of the Covid-19 virus.


In a hockey context, we would advise clubs and other hockey venues to ensure washing facilities have appropriate provision of hygiene products and urge players to follow the public health guidance in environments where they are in close proximity to others. If any players, officials or coaches are feeling unwell, please follow the government’s advice to self-isolate and therefore do not take part in hockey-related activities. We also recommend our more elderly players and officials consider whether they should take part in hockey activity.

All players and officials are responsible for their own safety equipment (goalkeeping kit, facemasks, mouth guards, whistles, shin pads etc) and we would encourage everyone to ensure they are clean and not shared amongst team-mates.

Instead of the traditional handshake at the start and end of the game, we are encouraging players to tap sticks:

A warm smile and thanks of appreciation to officials may be more appropriate at this current time"


Some games have already been postponed due to players having to self isolate and we will continue to monitor




Rickmansworth Hockey Club pitch facilities

Rickmansworth have advised they have received the attached letter regarding use of the facilities at Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth - Please review the document Nuffield Health Corvid-19 if you are likely to be visiting the venue in the near future


Promotions and Relegations:-

If 2 teams are relegated from East into the Premier Division at the end of the season then Divisions for 2020-2021 will be as below.

If only 1 team is relegated then 2 teams will be relegated from each Division and 2 Promoted (except divs 2 and 4 where only the 11th placed team will be relegated)


No Teams Prem One Two Three Four Five
1 East Div 2 10th Prem 10th Div 1 10th Div 2 11th Div 3 11th Div 4
2 East Div 2 11th Prem 11th Div 1 11th Div 2 12th Div 3 3rd
3 2nd 12th Prem 12th Div 1 3rd 3rd 4th
4 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 5th
5 4th 4th 4th 5th 5th 6th
6 5th 5th 5th 6th 6th 7th
7 6th 6th 6th 7th 7th 8th
8 7th 7th 7th 8th 8th 9th
9 8th 8th 8th 9th 9th
10 9th 9th 9th 10th 10th
11 1st Div 1 1st Div 2 1st Div 3 1st Div 4 1st Div 5
12 2nd Div 1 2nd Div 2 2nd Div 3 2nd Div 4 2nd Div 5




Cancelled games due to frozen pitches- please let results secretary know if your game didnt go ahead so we know not to expect a result.


Start Times are available via spread sheet download (on right hand side of this page) - this is constantly being updated as amendments come in so its imperitive you check against your own records.

Consequently you are advise to double check times at least a week  (preferably longer) before the fixture so that any discrepansies can be addressed with sufficient notice.



Features on the Web Site Include:-

Results - Regular updates to Results and Division Tables.

Division Tables - View Tables by clicking on either your Team or Division name in either of the Results or Fixtures sections.

Clubhouse - Contains Club details, Past Winners, Management Committee, Rules and Useful Links

Downloads -Times & Venues and Goalscorers will continue to be shown via spreadsheet download

User Log In -Usernames and Passwords will be issued by the Results Secretary/ Site Administrator. This function will enable Club Reps to update contact details, pitch details etc directly onto the site. Please note: Links to Club web sites will need to be added by the Site Administrator for security reasons.