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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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

Back to Hockey

Back to Hockey has inspired thousands of players to pick up a hockey stick and they have told us they love the social element of the session, it’s a great way to get fitter and the perfect opportuni

In2Hockey

In2Hockey is a fun, exciting and dynamic small-sided version of the game designed for the U10-U14 age groups to help them develop their hockey skills and techniques and to provide a gradual progressio

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
Community Sports Foundation

Community Sports Foundation

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) is the official charity partner of Norwich City Football Club and helps over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people

Norwich Dragons Hockey Club

Norwich Dragons Hockey Club

A fun and friendly club (Norwich City Council Sports Club of the Year 2015), recruiting now for all teams. Encourages you to give hockey another try or give it a go for the first time!!

Norwich inline hockey club

Norwich inline hockey club

we are a new senior inline roller hockey team. The first of it's kind in Norfolk, we are a mixture of ice, inline and recreational skaters, we have come together to promote inline roller hockey in Norfolk with the aim to play at a competitive level.

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UEA Floorball Club

What is a floorball?

Floorball is a fast-paced, exciting, skill full, safe type of indoor hockey. At first glance, it resembles icehockey with out the ice and physicality and rules that promote safety.

We are looking for male and female players both

UEA Sportspark

UEA Sportspark

Sportspark originally opened its doors for the first time in 2000. Funded primarily by the Lottery and Sports England it has become one of the most successful community sport facilities in the UK.

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Broadland Hockey

Broadland and Norwich Exiles Hockey Club are a club where like-minded players come and play, train, have fun around friendly players. We enjoy training, games and host a summer tournament and are growing!!

Norfolk Hockey

Norfolk Hockey

Governing body for hockey in Norfolk

Norwich City Hockey Club

Norwich City Hockey Club

Norwich City Hockey Club is one of the largest and ever growing hockey clubs in Norfolk. Open to players of all ages and standards, from U8s to O60s and beyond.

The Sports Factory

The Sports Factory

We are passionate about sharing sport with people and the community. We want to see lives changed as a result of engagement with sport, faith and the church.

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Carrow Hockey Club

Carrow Hockey Club is a women's hockey club. The club is a member of the Norfolk Hockey Association and currently has three active teams.

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".

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.

Hockey Development Officer

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join and help the continued success of a dynamic organisation.
The role would suit an individual who has a passion to deliver consistent and exceptional programs.
With a ‘can do’ attitude, the ideal candidate must be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.
The role involves organising and coordinating the delivery of existing development programs, with the support of coaches, club officials and volunteers.

Charlie Farrow

Relationship Manager (Eastern)