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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

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC (VSA) is a Birmingham based sports coaching social enterprise, more specifically a community interest company which tackles social objectives & reinvests profits back into the community.

Active Communities Worcester

Freedom Leisure’s Active Communities team work on developing a range of sport, play & physical activity programmes to get the local community active!

Stourport Sports Club

The Home of Stourport Hockey Club, Kidderminster and Stourport Athletics Club, Kidderminster and District Netball League and Wyre Forest Cycle and Racing club

Disability Sport Worcester

Disability Sport Worcester specialises in creating and running sporting events, clubs and activities for children and adults with disabilities.

Nunnery Wood Sports Complex

Nunnery Wood Sports Complex is located to the rear of Nunnery Wood High School off Spetchley Road. The site benefits from leafy surroundings, being adjacent to both the Nunnery Woods themselves, and Worcester Countryside Centre.

Yardley Hockey Club

Yardley Hockey Club is a family orientated hockey club which looks to introduce and develop players throughout our club. With opportunities to play, volunteer and officiate, we offer a range of opportunities for you to get involved.

AU Sport & Education

A sports coaching partnership offering school sport provision, specialist cricket coaching and school holiday sports.

Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre

With an abundance of activities on offer, get the whole family involved and enjoy the fantastic facilities on offer at Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre.

Rivers Fitness Room
Exercise Studio
Squash Courts
25m Swimming Pool
4 Court Sports Hall
All Weathe

Only Girls Allowed - Dines Green

Only Girls Allowed - Dines Green

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Walking Hockey / Back to Hockey

Walking Hockey / Back to Hockey

It makes perfect sense to try something new. Start exercise at your own pace - Walking hockey is still one more step than doing nothing. All Welcome. Complete beginners, a bit rusty, anybody who would like to give it another go.
Please get into touch if you're interested or even if you can't make these session and would like to join us at a future date.

Only Girls Allowed - Sixways Stadium

Only Girls Allowed - Sixways Stadium

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Only Girls Allowed

Only Girls Allowed

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Walking Hockey

Walking Hockey

Our own innovation that is now growing worldwide. A more sedate version of the game played with less players on a much smaller pitch. Fun, Fitness and Friendship is our motto.

Only Girls Allowed - Kidderminster

Only Girls Allowed - Kidderminster

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

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.