Maxinutrition Hockey 5s Championships comes to a conclusion

Mickel Pierre shields the ball from Ashley Watson

The Maxinutrition Hockey 5s Championships Division Two brought the leagues’ section of the competition to a conclusion last weekend. Of course, the top prizes to decide the national champions will be fought for in the Maxinutrition Hockey 5s Finals at Wembley Arena on Sunday 2 February. Click here to find out how you can get tickets!

Surbiton bounced straight back to the Men’s Premier Division with an impressive 100% record in Division One. Joining them in the Premier Division next season for the very first time are Team Bath Buccaneers, who have progressed from the regional leagues to the top league in just three seasons. Surbiton and Team Bath Buccaneers will be taking the place of Doncaster and Loughborough Students, who both had a two year stint in the top flight having been promoted together back in 2012.

The University of Birmingham and Clifton return back to the Women’s Premier Division at the first time of asking. The two teams dominated Division One with the students going unbeaten, and Clifton only losing one match which came against the league champions. They take the place of 2012 champions Leicester and 2009 finalists Olton & WW.

Havant and Hampstead & Westminster fall from Men’s Division One, to be replaced by Wimbledon, who have had back to back promotions from the regional leagues, and Harleston Magpies who make an immediate return to Division One having been relegated last season.

Chelmsford’s brief spell in Division One comes to end as they narrowly go down alongside Sevenoaks. They will be replaced by Horsham, who also make a quick return to Division One and Ipswich who return after a two year absence.

The make-up Divisions for the 2014/15 season can be found below. The provisional Division Two North & South Leagues will be known in March.

Men’s Divisions

Premier Division Division One Division Two North/South*
Beeston Bournville Cheltenham
Bowdon Brooklands MU Hampstead & Westminster
Canterbury Cannock Havant
East Grinstead Doncaster Indian Gymkhana
Holcombe Harleston Magpies Sheffield Hallam
Reading Loughborough Students West Herts
Sevenoaks Old Loughtonians + Six Regional Qualifiers
Surbiton Southgate
Team Bath Buccaneers Wimbledon

Women’s Divisions

Premier Division Division One Division Two North/South*
Bowdon Hightown Bristol Firebrands Army
Canterbury Brooklands Poynton Chelmsford
Clifton Buckingham Old Loughtonians
East Grinstead Horsham Oxford Hawks
Harleston Magpies Ipswich Sevenoaks
Reading Leicester Stourport
Slough Olton & WW + Six Regional Qualifiers
Sutton Coldfield Surbiton
University of Birmingham Wakefield