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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.

Quicksticks

An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds

National Governing Bodies

England Hockey

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

Clubszone Beeston

Kids Summer Activity Club Beeston.
For Children Aged 5-12 Years Old.

Ratcliffe College

Ratcliffe College is a coeducational Catholic independent boarding and day school in the village of Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire, approximately 7 miles from Leicester, England

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.

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".

Club administrator

Dereham Hockey Club is looking to appoint a Club Administrator to drive commercial value from its assets, and oversee and manage the day to day administration of the club and its members.

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Safeguarding
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • NWL LSA
    Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Sport England
    Safeguarding
  • Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Partnerships