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Hockey

Hockey is in some ways like football. It's an 11 a-side team game, where the aim is to score a goal in the opposing team's net.

See Also:
Ice Hockey

An Overview of Hockey

  • Each player passes a small hard ball around the pitch with a hooked stick.
  • A match is 70 minutes, with two halves, and the winner is the team which scores the most goals.

There are also variations to the traditional 11-a-side game these include:

Rush Hockey is an 5 or 6-a-side indoor version of hockey

Quicksticks is a four-a-side version of the game adapted for 7-11 year olds

Zone Hockey is a five-a-side adaptation of the sport that for young wheelchair users to participate alongside able-bodied players.

Benefits

  • Improves fitness and stamina
  • Improves co-ordination
  • The sport can be mentally stimulating, will improve your fitness and your hand-eye co-ordination.

Costs

Dependent on the club and coach, starting playing can cost from as little as £2 per session but 'taster' sessions may be free.

Involvement

Hockey clubs are supportive of beginners, and are likely to help out with equipment and advice.

Equipment

A t-shirt, shorts and socks, as well as some robust trainers with a sound sole grip will get you started

  • For a beginner, clubs will be able to supply basic equipment, including sticks and balls, but in time, buying a good stick which suits you will prove a sound investment
  • Similarly some padded gloves, to avoid getting your knuckles cracked now and again and a mouth guard is no bad idea
  • A goalkeeper, will eventually need a mask, body padding and leg pads

Facts

  • In the 1988 Olympics in Seoul the Great Britain men's hockey team claimed the gold medal beating West Germany 3-2 in the final.

Find Hockey Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Back to Hockey

Back to Hockey has inspired thousands of players to pick up a hockey stick and they have told us they love the social element of the session, it’s a great way to get fitter and the perfect opportuni

Flyerz

Fun and friendly sessions inclusive of all abilities and ages. Flyerz Hockey enables disabled and non-disabled players to play together

Hockey Heroes

A fun and welcoming introduction to hockey for all 5-8 year olds

In2Hockey

A progressive format of the game suitable for 10-14 year olds

Quicksticks

An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

England Hockey

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General Information
Contact Email
info@englandhockey.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01628 897500
Apex Multisports Bedfordshire

Apex Multisports Bedfordshire

Apex Multisports Bedfordshire started in August 2014 having been invited by Team beds and Luton to deliver across the No Limits programme as well as in partnership with Bedfordshire based colleges, the university of Bedfordshire and National Governing Bod

Luton Town Hockey Club

Luton Town Hockey Club

Luton Town HC (LTHC) is a friendly, community club, open to all from the age of 5 upwards, with junior training for boys and girls on Sunday mornings, September to April. Venue for junior, senior mens and womens training: Challney Girls School, Luton. Clu

Yes We Can

Yes We Can

Yes We Can provides sporting opportunities to those with a Disability in South & West Bedfordshire and surrounding area.
Current sports are Archery, Football, Swimming, Lawn Bowls, Tennis and Hockey as well as Multi Sports Days in the school holidays.

Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club

Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club

Providing hockey opportunities for all.

AJ Sports Group Limited

AJ Sports Group Limited

AJ Sports Group Limited is a family friendly Sports Club based in Stewartby, Bedfordshire promoting high level sports teams, fun sessions, birthday parties and school holiday camps.

UK Sport

UK Sport

UK Sport provides strategic investment to enable Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes to achieve their full medal winning potential.

England Hockey

England Hockey

England Hockey is the National Governing Body (NGB) for hockey.

Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

If buildings could speak, Bisham Abbey would have a fascinating story to tell. The 800 year old Abbey was once a home for the English nobility and aristocracy and is now part of one of Sport England’s National Sports Centres.

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, and our vision is simple, to enhance the student e

Lead Coach Shepton Mallet Hockey Club Men's Section

LEAD COACH FOR SHEPTON MALLET HOCKEY CLUB - MENS SECTION

Hockey Coach

Lead Coach(es) for a growing and successful club to build upon recent success and push the club further forward

Halifax HC is a successful local, family friendly, yet competitive club, with 4 teams in each of the Ladies’ and Men’s senior sections as well as a thriving, highly successful junior academy.

The time is now right for us to have a Lead Coach for each of the L1 & M1 squads, working under our Head Coach and we are looking to recruit coaches of a suitable standard to create the desired structure