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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

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

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

Ivanhoe College

Specialist Technology College in North West Leicestershire

Soar Valley Leisure Centre

We are a popular and busy centre in the heart of your local community.

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

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

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

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

Partners

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

Partners

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