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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

OSS Leisure Swim School LTD

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

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.

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

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.

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!!

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

Norfolk Hockey

Governing body for hockey in Norfolk

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!!

4ward sports

4ward Sports provide nurseries, schools and communities with qualified coaches to implement sporting opportunities.

Our objectives are simple; we want as many children involved in sport as possible.

4ward sports provide bubble football and archery t

Walking Hockey, Norwich

Walking Hockey, Norwich

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

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

Ashbourne Ladies and Juniors are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic coach to continue our development over recent years.

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.

Charlie Farrow

Relationship Manager (Eastern)