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At the end of the 1997/98 Centenary Season, the members of Chelmsford Hockey Club and Chelmsford Ladies Hockey Club voted to dissolve their respective clubs. Immediately following these events, the members reconvened and voted to pool their resources to form a new Club - Chelmsford Hockey Club...
Members of Chelmsford Hockey Club who attended the final AGM and voted to dissolve the Club after a 100 year existence.
Members of Chelmsford Ladies Hockey Club who, like the men, attended their last AGM on the same night.
The inaugural AGM of the new, united Chelmsford Hockey Club.
Pictured seated at the front are the key Management Committee Officers (L-R) Gareth Kemp (Treasurer), Spencer Wilcox (Secretary), Alan Draper (President), Ursula Heelis (Chairman).
2000/01 - The Club announce ambitious plans to lay a new water-based artificial pitch, to relay the existing sand-based pitch and to build a new block on the Clubhouse to accommodate dedicated changing facilities, lecture/meeting room, physio treatment rooms and fitness suite.
2001/02 - The WaterPitch 2002 fundraising appeal is launched. The target is to raise £200,000 for the new facilities.
2003/04 - The construction of the new water-based pitch and changing facilities are completed at the start of the season. The Ladies win the Indoor EHL title for the third time in five years. The Men finish runners-up in EHL Division One and gain promotion to Premier One for the first time in their history. The new £1.6 million facilities at Chelmer Park are officially opened on Sunday, 18th April, 2004 by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr. John Hunnable.