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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.

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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.


  • Improves fitness and stamina
  • Improves co-ordination
  • The sport can be mentally stimulating, will improve your fitness and your hand-eye 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.

Find Hockey Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.


An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds

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North Norfolk Hockey Club

We are a newly formed club, and our aim is to offer mens, ladies, juniors, mixed and veterans hockey for all ages in North Norfolk.


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.

OSS Leisure Swim School LTD

From its base in North Walsham, OSS Leisure Swim School offers swimming lessons for children aged 3-14 years.


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

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!!


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!!


Lowestoft Ladies Hockey Club

The most easterly ladies hockey club in the country we play our game in the East North Division 2 & the Suffolk Premier League. Females of all ages and levels of experience welcome

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.

Train With Premier

Provider of accredited courses, training worksops and e-learning related to the sports, fitness and wellbeing industry - specialising in coaching sports to children in school settings. Our HQ in Shropham, Norfolk, hosts a wealth of courses. Discover, how

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.

Walking Hockey, Norwich

Walking Hockey, Norwich

Fun and healthy walking hockey sessions for people of all ages and abilities.

Youth Hockey Coaching at Harleston Magpies

Youth Hockey Coaching at Harleston Magpies

Harleston Magpies youth coaching calendar for the 2020 begins on 6th January for Boys and Girls in school years 2 to 11. All experience levels are welcome. In our younger age groups focus is particularly on the ‘taking part’ and development of core skills in a safe environment. We firmly believe that a positive and enjoyable hockey experience will enable all our club juniors to realise their potential. We also recognise that whilst some players will progress to 1st teams there are also those who will experience lifelong enjoyment at a social and club level.

Free Drop-in Hockey Sessions

Free Drop-in Hockey Sessions

Player led hockey session. Room to practice and learn for all ages and abilities. Space and time to develop skills in a fun environment.

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.

Charlie Farrow

Relationship Manager (Eastern)