Information for visiting teams
If you are playing a match at Wapping please see below for key information. If you are playing at Lee Valley or Redbridge please pay particular attention to the parking details at those venues.
For any enquiries ahead of match day please contact our Fixtures Secretaries, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact on match days should be captain to captain and not involve the fixtures secretaries. A full contact list of team captains will be circulated in the weekly email to clubs.
Kit: As a general rule, Wapping play in maroon at home and away in white. Please check the East/Essex websites to see if you need to change shirts/socks.
Teas: Captains should contact the relevant Wapping team captain by Tuesday evening to advise on numbers/dietary requirements. Teas will be ordered for you unless you advise otherwise.
Venues (for maps please click here):
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre (LV)
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, London E20 3AD
Match start times as per East/Essex league websites.
Changing room allocations are listed in the reception area and are available 45 minutes before pushback and for 30 minutes afterwards. Please ensure you do not leave any kit in the changing rooms outside of those times as teams playing in other fixtures may be allocated the same changing room.
Teas served upstairs in the Centre overlooking Pitch 1, 1 hour 50 mins after the allocated start time - 2 hours after for 4:00pm / 5:00pm matches.
Any players with dietary requirements should make themselves known to the kitchen (behind the bar) upon arrival at the centre.
If you are driving to Lee Valley, please register your number plate at reception to avoid a fine, and allow extra travelling time should West Ham be playing at home.
Please note :
Lee Valley HTC has a paid car park, with heavy fines for those who fail to comply. Wapping has negotiated a fee free period of up to 4 hours during game days, for those who register their details on the system at reception on arrival.
NB: 4 hours is the absolute maximum for free parking, and the timings are controlled by cameras.
Wapping HC has no responsibility for, or say over, those who receive fines, and has no ability to influence anything once the fines are issued. If you have any concerns, or believe you have been wrongly fined, please contact LVHTC or go through the online appeals process provided for in the appeal notice.
If there is a delay in starting or during a match and the wait is likely to be over the 4 hours, please speak to the reception staff as you can pay £2 to extend your stay up to 10 hours.
John Orwell (JO)
Tench Street, Wapping, London E1W 2QD
Please don't leave cars in the John Orwell car park past 6pm as the car park will be locked.
Match start times are as follows:
- 11:00 am – our Wapping Kidds training takes place prior to these fixtures, so teams will have access to the pitch from 11:00, and not before. Umpires are aware of this, and will start fixtures at ~11:00 allowing teams time to warm up on pitch
- 12:30 pm
- 2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
Teas are served on the top floor of The Moretown Belle:
5 Thomas More St, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1YW - 2 hours after allocated start time.
Any players with dietary requirements should make themselves known to the kitchen upon arrival at the pub.
Please be aware that teas at the Captain Kidd are served in bulk, rather than to individuals – each bulk serving serves both home and away teams, so it would be appreciated if teams could bear this in mind, and ensure teas are distributed fairly between all players.
Redbridge Sports Centre:
Forest Rd, Illford IG6 3HD
Redbridge Sports Centre has a paid car park –
- The car park is only available for use by genuine visitors to the Centre, while on the premises.
- Visitors shall park in any available, designated parking bay.
- Visitors shall be required to make appropriate payment for their period of parking, in line with the published tariff at the time of parking, unless exempted from payment by holding a Whitelist registered with the Approved Car Park Operator
Wapping HC has no responsibility for, or say over, those who receive fines, and has no ability to influence anything once the fines are issued. If you have any concerns, or believe you have been wrongly fined, please contact LVHTC or go through the online appeals process provided for in the appeal notice,
Teas will be served in the sports centre bar/clubhouse on site, 2 hours following the start time of the match.
Possible weather issues
Our home venues are prepared to make any play/no play decision 2 hours before the times as published below. John Orwell opens at 9:00am and Lee Valley at 8.00am, and we are unable to access pitches for inspection before those times.
If your journey is a long one, please get in touch to advise of when you plan to leave, and we will try and help out if possible.
Wapping team captains will be notified as soon as possible if the game is off, and communicate this decision by phone to opposition teams, league secretaries, and umpires.