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Blackheath or Teddington? Oldest hockey club in the world revealed

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Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

Blackheath has ‘officially the oldest hockey club in the world’, while Teddington states ‘oldest club in the world’ proudly labelled on their club social media handles.

But the debate over who can lay claim to this historic mantle can now be put to bed. Teddington HC, who mark 150 years this season but have put celebrations on hold, have the rightful claim to the accolade over Blackheath, according to research by The Hockey Paper.

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