Have you been inspired by the Bronze medal winning women's team? Do you want to get Back to Hockey? Whether it's your first time or you're returning to hockey, Back to Hockey is a great way for women to exercise as part of a team with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship.
Have you enjoyed playing hockey at school or university? Stopped playing and would love to start again? Looking for a fun, new activity? A different way to get fit and loose weight as part of a team?
Back to Hockey provides a gentle introduction or re-introduction to hockey. It's open to all females whether you’ve played before or not.
Maybe you’ve played hockey before at school, college or university, or perhaps in a club or work team, and who want to come back to hockey through the right programme.
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 enjoy training and playing in a friendly and relaxed environment.
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.
Back to Hockey is a continuous programme run in 6 to 8 week blocks which will introduce you back to the game or will give you the basic introduction if you haven't played before without the pressure to perform.
Angela Roberts went back to hockey last year having not picked up a stick since she was at school. At 52, Angela owns her own hairdressing business and has two children who are 12 and 14 years old. We spoke to her about how she got back into hockey...
“Life took over after I left school and concentrating on my career and raising two children left little time for me to think about hobbies and sport.”
“Both my kids play hockey at a local club and I’d been helping out at the weekends. One of the coaches asked whether I’d like to play again and suggested a Back to Hockey session which was running at a club just down the road from me. I wasn’t sure at first, but I liked the idea that it wasn’t at the same club as my kids so I wouldn’t be imposing on them.”
“One of the first things I realised was how poor my fitness had become and doing the Back to Hockey sessions has really helped. I absolutely love it. My kids even come to watch sometimes and think I’m quite good! It’s been brilliant getting to know the other ladies that play and I’ve made some really great friends.”
“I go to the sessions once a week, although it’s really flexible in terms of commitment. We always start with some warm-ups and then go through a few different practices before finishing off with a friendly game.”
If you want to find your nearest Back to Hockey session just click on the activity finder above.