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England Hockey

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01628 897500

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Junior Hockey Training – 13+ yrs

Wednesday 26th September

Junior Hockey Training – 7-12yrs

Wednesday 26th September

Hockey Taster and Fun Open Day

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 (14:00 - 16:00)

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Hockey Men's World Cup 2018

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - Sun, 16 Dec 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.


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Watch top level sport in Leicester-Shire

Leicestershire and Leicester's amazing sporting offer.

Local Programmes

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

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 the traditional competitive school sport offer across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

National Programmes


An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds

Local Contacts

Simon Dowdy

Relationship Manager (East Midlands)

07718 980 507


  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Sport England
    H&B LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
    Active Rutland


  • Sport England
    Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
  • O&W LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Melton LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Leicestershire County Council