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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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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

In2Hockey

In2Hockey is a fun, exciting and dynamic small-sided version of the game designed for the U10-U14 age groups to help them develop their hockey skills and techniques and to provide a gradual progressio

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

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@englandhockey.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01628 897500
Primary Sports UK

Primary Sports UK

Working with children aged 2-16 years old across a range of different sports and activities.

Hockey

Heckmondwike Hockey Club

A one team hockey club enjoying playing on a Saturday lunchtime in the Yorkshire hockey league.

The National Hockey Foundation

The National Hockey Foundation

Grants to meet one of their chosen areas of focus which includes "young people and hockey", "enabling the development of hockey at youth or community level" and "smaller charities".

The National Hockey Foundation

The National Hockey Foundation

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 available to organisations to grow hockey at youth or community level.

Hockey Development Officer

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join and help the continued success of a dynamic organisation.
The role would suit an individual who has a passion to deliver consistent and exceptional programs.
With a ‘can do’ attitude, the ideal candidate must be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.
The role involves organising and coordinating the delivery of existing development programs, with the support of coaches, club officials and volunteers.

Heather Douglas

Relationship Manager

07702 258 465

Heather Douglas

England Hockey Relationship Manager (Yorkshire & The Humber)

07702 258465

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk

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