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Ipswich - East Suffolk Hockey Club

Archive - IES Grounds and Clubhouse Directions

Latest update: 25th July 2009

Introduction

IES is scheduled to use the Copleston School astro pitch for all Saturday home fixtures during the 2009/10 season.

The Framlingham College astro pitch is to be used for the Mixed X1 Midweek fixtures (usually Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7.30pm).

It is possible that occasional Sunday home games, such as Cup games, may be played on the Ipswich Hockey Club, Tuddenham Road pitch (depending on availability of Copleston and Tuddenham Road).

The IES Clubhouse is at Rushmere Sports Club Ltd

Details are provided below.
Adequate parking is generally available at all grounds and the IES clubhouse.

Copleston School (astro pitch & changing facilities).
Ipswich Hockey Club (Tuddenham Road pitch) (astro pitch & changing facilities)
Framlingham College (astro pitch & changing facilities)
Rushmere Sports Club (club teas & Indoor Hockey venue)

Copleston (School) Centre, Copleston Rd, Ipswich

Local map: Go to the street map web site:    and enter the Post Code: IP4 5HD  in the search field.

Follow A1214 ring road round the north of Ipswich (from junction A12/A14, following signs for
Woodbridge & Gt Yarmouth) until you reach the “Heath Road” roundabout (just beyond a Shell Garage
on the left). Alternatively, if travelling from the north on the A14, take the 'Ipswich West & North' exit
off the A14 - which is the old Norwich Road, and follow towards the Ipswich town centre until you intersect with the A1214 ring road, where you turn left and find the above-mentioned Shell garage after crossing an intervening set of traffic lights and 4 roundabouts.

For both the above approaches, generally, follow directions for the Ipswich 'A & E' Hospital, which is in
Heath Road. At the Heath Road roundabout, turn right and proceed past the front of the hospital to the
next roundabout. Turn right into Foxhall Road. The entrance to the ground is about 400 yards from the
roundabout (almost opposite Chilton Road), just past the St Elizabeth Hospice which is fronted by a row
of turquoise railings.

(Note - Copleston Centre are discouraging access to the School and pitch from the Britannia
Road/Copleston Road side of the school, because of traffic congestion. Please use the main sports access
entrance off Foxhall Road, as described above).

Telephone number: 01473 277260

Approximate distance/driving time from A12 / A14 junction: 6 miles, 30 minutes.

Approximate distance/driving time back to Rushmere Sports Club (for hospitality): 1.5 miles, 5 minutes:
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Ipswich HC, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich (formerly Ipswich Ladies HC)

Local map: Go to the street map web site:    and enter the Post Code: IP4 3QJ  in the search field.

The directions are as for Copleston School (see above) except that you should turn off the A1214 ring
road at the Tuddenham Road roundabout. Directions provided by Ipswich Sports Club
are as follows:

From main A12/A14 Junction take A1214 towards the Ipswich town centre; go past Forte Posthouse
Hotel & lights, and then Chantry Park on the left; over next set of lights and at 4th set take first exit into
Yarmouth Road towards Woodbridge; over traffic lights; over a 'double roundabout', over the traffic
lights at Henley Road over another roundabout; turn left into Tuddenham Road at next roundabout; over
railway bridge; ground on right hand side.

Telephone number: 01473 259060

Approximate distance/driving time from A12 / A14 junction: 4 miles, 20 minutes.

Approximate distance/driving time back to Rushmere Sports Club (for hospitality): 2 miles, 8 minutes.
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Framlingham College

Local map: Go to the street map web site:    and enter the Post Code: IP13 9EY  in the search field.

Take A12 going north from Ipswich (passing by Woodbridge) or south from Lowestoft. From Ipswich take the B1116 signposted to Framlingham; from Lowestoft take the B1119 signposted to Framlingham; both these roads lead into Framlingham.  From Ipswich go past Broadwaters and keep on road; B1119 joins this road in the centre of Framlingham;  go past the turn off signposted to Saxstead and about 200 yards on the right take third entrance into Framlingham College, where there is a substantial car park with the astro pitch immediately in front of it.
Telephone numbers: 01728 727208 or 01728 723789

Approximate distance/driving time from A12 / A14 junction: 28 miles, 45 minutes.
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Rushmere Sports Club (IES)

Local map: Go to the street map web site:    and enter the Post Code: IP5 1DE  in the search field.

N.b Venue for the 2009 / 2010 Suffolk Hockey Association Indoor League & Cup programme !!

All teas & hospitality are provided here. (No outdoor hockey pitch - do not come here for the game !).

From Main A12/A14 junction take the A1214 into Ipswich; over lights by the Forte Posthouse Hotel,
passing Chantry Park to your left.  Continue to the bottom of the hill; turn left at the third set of traffic
lights into Yarmouth Road.  Head in the direction of Woodbridge, travelling straight for approximately 3
miles; across lights at Bramford Road and ‘double’ roundabout at Norwich Road (Inkerman PH), lights
at Henley Road and six further roundabouts (roundabouts 5 & 6 are close together by Woodbridge Road
East Shell Garage and shops).  After the 6th roundabout, continue for 200 yards heading towards
Kesgrave (still on the A1214), take the first turning on the left (Playford Road) continue for approximately half a mile.  Just after passing Ipswich Town Football Academy, take next turning on the left into The Street, Rushmere. Rushmere Sports Club can be found 200 yards on the left; proceed down the track taking the right fork.

Telephone numbers: 01473 272525 or 07703 502193 (IES Business Manager's mobile)
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