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England Hockey

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Tuesday 26th June

Female Hockey World Cup 2018

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - Sun, 05 Aug 2018

2018 School Games at Loughborough University

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 - Sun, 02 Sep 2018

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 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.

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 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


An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds

Local Contacts

Simon Dowdy

Relationship Manager (East Midlands)

07718 980 507

Volunteering Opportunities


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


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