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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

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.

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

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!!

Loddon Hockey Club

We are a local market town ladies hockey club. We welcome all abilities to come along and have ago, get fit, and brush up on hockey skills in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

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.

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

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

OSS Leisure Swim School LTD

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

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!!

The National Hockey Foundation

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

Youth Development Officer

Are you:

A talented and enthusiastic hockey coach

Hold an England Hockey Sessional Coach (Level 2) or overseas equivalent

Able to connect and enthuse young people

Significantly experienced in coaching young people 5 - 14 years of age

Experienced in working independently and as part of a team, including leading a team of people

Harleston Magpies are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to lead our youth hockey coaching and development activities for young people up to 14 years of age. This is a new full-time position to deliver high quality coaching programmes and competitive opportunities for all abilities.

Charlie Farrow

Relationship Manager (Eastern)