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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

Wootton Wanderers Hockey Club

3 ladies team, 2 men’s teams and junior section ranging from ages 5-12. This club caters for all levels of ability

Daventry Sports Park

Daventry Sports Park managed by Everyone Active on behalf of Daventry District Council.

Daventry Sports Park is on Browns Road, Daventry, NN11 4NS

University of Northampton Students' Union

Various University sports clubs ranging from Volleyball to Cheerleading.

Northampton Hockey Club

Northampton Hockey Club (the Saints) is a club that caters for all ages and abilities: From just 3 years old to members in their 60s and 70s. We have a breadth of junior, academy and adult teams. This is just one of many reasons why we should be your firs

Daventry Phoenix Sports Academy

At DPSA, we have three departments that cover: Multi-Sport, Gymnastics & Trampolining. Our new facility is recently refurbished and fitted with great equipment.

Northampton High School Community Sports Centre

A great facility offering a 30 station state of the art gym, studio classes, court hire and swimming pool. Monthly membership available at great rates!

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.

Hockey Coach

Following our promotion to the North Hockey Women’s League Division 3 North East and winning the Durham Clubs League Cup, our coach has decided to take a break from hockey. Therefore, Richmond Roses Hockey Club are looking for a new coach to guide us through the challenges of this new league.

Andrew Dale

Relationship Manager

07725 423013

http://www.englandhockey.org

Connect

01604 366 976

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Sport Development Graduate

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