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England Hockey

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01628 897500

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Mum & Mia

Friday 23rd March


Tuesday 20th March

Women's Hockey Training

Tuesday 20th March

Men's & Mixed Hockey Training

Wednesday 21st March

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - Sun, 15 Apr 2018

2018 National School Games

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 - Sun, 02 Sep 2018

Funding opportunities

What is Hockey?

Team, ball game played with sticks.

Family orientated sport, played mainly in clubs by both men and women. Involves two teams of 11, usually on an outdoor pitch, where the object is to get the ball into your opponents net using your stick.

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.


  • Improves fitness and stamina
  • Improves co-ordination


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


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


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


  • 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.


Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairn

JUST Get Involved

JUST South Leicestershire is a campaign to get more females taking part in more local sports and activity sessions.

National Sporting Heritage Day

Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.

Local Programmes

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Team Leicestershire

'Team Leicestershire' is the umbrella Association for all traditional competitive school sport in secondary schools across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

National Programmes


In2Hockey is a fun, exciting and dynamic game designed for 10 to 14 year olds to help them develop their hockey skills and techniques, and to provide a gradual progression into the 11-a-side version o


An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds

Local Contacts

Simon Dowdy

Relationship Manager (East Midlands)

07718 980 507


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    Sport England
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  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
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  • Loughborough University
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Sport England
  • Blaby District Council
    Equality Standard
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Harborough District Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Age UK L&R
    Melton Borough Council
  • Safeguarding