Four teams with a 50 year history of the friendliest club in North London

OMT Men’s Hockey London

Fun, ambitious and inclusive.

The men’s section at OMT is an extremely fun and inclusive environment for players of all abilities, young and old. We strive to offer the best level of hockey possible to all members. Our coaches push players to improve constantly.

We have four league teams and a friendly XI so there’s a team for you, whatever your ability level. Wherever you fit in you’ll feel accepted and part of the team from day 1.

Things don’t just stop at hockey. We hold regular socials in the clubhouse, curry houses and at members houses; including the annual zorb football match.


We have two state-of-the-art water-based astroturfs located next to our fantastic OMT War Memorial Clubhouse, with six modern changing rooms, a discounted bar for members, social and meeting rooms, a viewing balcony and plasma screens with BT and Sky Sports.

Both our pitches and clubhouse are located within the grounds of Merchant Taylors’ School, a safe and friendly environment easily accessible from the M25 and Moor Park Tube Station on the Metropolitan Line.

Our playing and social facilities are second to none.

The Coaching

Training is on a Tuesday evenings from 19:30 – 21:00 on one of our two state-of-the-art water based astroturf pitches. While a lot of fun is involved, training is taken by some exceptional coaches that have played and coached at very high standards. 

Nigel D’Cruz – 1st XI Coach

Nigel comes with a wealth of experience as a highly qualified England Hockey Coach. He has years of experience in improving players and teasing exceptional and intense performance from teams while retaining a friendly environment. Nigel’s enthusiasm for coaching, partnered with his drive to score win is a massive asset to OMT. His leadership this year will help build on the solid foundations already laid.

Nick Koo – Club Coach

Nick Koo developed his coaching skills at Loughborough University, where he coached alongside Joe Cowan. Nick believes in free flowing expresive play while ensuring the basics are covered. He is technically excellent and has a huge repatoir of training exercises that force players to improve their core skills while learning to shine where their game allows.

Why I joined (and stayed)…

“I joined OMT to play fun competitive hockey with old mates and to make new ones. I love the mix of ages and being challenged by the juniors for my spot. It’s a great club and we’re definitely on the up!” Tom

OMT 2nd XI

“I joined OMT after being a memeber of many other clubs, it is full of nice guys who like to play competitve yet fun hockey, so I stayed!” Imran

OMT 3rd XI

“This club has a fantastic atmosphere, both on and off the pitch, everyone supports each other and I am really enjoying my time here!” Warren

OMT Vets

Key Clubmen

These are the key figures behind the OMT mens setup, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Mike Penny

Junior Section Founder and Club Director

Benji Hassell

Director of Men’s Hockey

Andy Pollock

Club Chairman

The club’s plan

Old Merchant Taylors’ Hockey Club has grown from a club that relied on the school’s old boys to a community club with a hugely diverse set of members. Our players come from all over London, many of whom have joined based on the club’s friendly reputation. Once a player joins, they seldom leave.

We do enjoy the benefits of the hockey-ambitious school boys joining to progress their hockey and MTS old boys returning to continue playing hockey.

The Junior section is quickly becoming a key feeder to the Men’s section. The talent within the young players is exceptional.

OMT has had a change of leadership in the last 5 years and the club is growing fast with the ambition to become one of the biggest in North London with the best facilities and the friendliest group of players.


Our men’s teams have been playing 50 years. We now have a women’s section and as part of our 50th year anniversary have added a Junior’s section that will become a leading light in coaching youth as well as community hockey.