Back to Hockey is designed for women who want to come back to hockey having played maybe at school or university. It is based around fun, sociable hockey that gives women the chance to get fitter and enjoy themselves while playing some informal hockey. The programme is run in 6 to 8 week blocks which will introduce you back to the game by mixing in some skills exercises with some small sided game play (eg 5v5, 6v6).
We also welcome new participants to try hockey for the first time. It will provide you with a great opportunity to make new friends and will give you the basic introduction if you haven't played before in a friendly and relaxed environment without the pressure to perform.
Every Back to Hockey session will help you to relearn, refresh and replay the game and provide you with opportunities to continue to play, whatever your fitness or ability, whether for fun or as part of a competitive team.
We a running a national Back to Hockey campaign in the spring to encourage clubs to deliver activity and to help them attract new players to their club. Full details of which can be found here.
If your club is interested in running Back to Hockey please don’t hesitate to contact your local Relationship Manager for more information - see contact details below:
Yorkshire & Humber - Heather Douglas
Cheshire, Lancashire & IOM - Julie Longden
Northumberland, Durham & Cumbria - Lynne Dobison
Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire & Staffordshire - Simon Dowdy
Shropshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Black Country & Warwickshire - Paul Smith
Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex & Hertfordshire - Charlie Farrow
Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire - Andy Dale
Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset & Avon - Andy Blackmore
Cornwall, Devon, Somerset & the Channel Islands - Barbara Reynolds
London (Middlesex, all London Boroughs) - Gil Robertson
Surrey, Sussex & Kent - Natalie Beckett
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Hampshire (inc IOW) - Lucy Moore