University Hockey

College or University Clubs
Traditionally, hockey is played in clubs at Colleges and Universities. These Clubs normally play 11-a-side matches against other local Colleges and Universities, and may play in national, regional, county or local leagues. Students can usually find out about opportunities to join sports clubs when they begin their studies, or through the Athletic Unions.

Affiliation to England Hockey is open to any College or University Club – please see the affiliation section of the website for further information

Rush Hockey / Intramural Activity
Rush Hockey now gives students a new way to play hockey.  The England Hockey has developed Rush Hockey - a small sided game which can be played indoor or outdoor, and is suitable for intramural type competition as a way of engaging new players as well as retaining players that are not able to or wanting to commit to a Club team.

For more information about Rush Hockey and to set up a league go to

College and University teams often play in national, regional, county or local leagues.  To find out more about leagues in your area and their entry regulations please see the competitions pages on this website for more information.

  • British Colleges Sport (BCS) runs a range of hockey competitions for Colleges – for more information see
  • British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) runs a range of hockey competitions for Universities – for more information see

Club Community Links
As part of our Club Community links programme we are always keen to try and link local FE and HE students to their nearest Hockey Club, to ensure sustainable and ongoing opportunities for players when they leave College or University .  The find your nearest Hockey Club please go to

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