Walking Hockey

It's hockey... but walking! Stay active, whatever your age, health or ability


Walking Hockey is perfect for players who are looking for a less physically demanding version of the game but still enjoy showing their skills and being involved in the team and social aspect. 

It’s designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability. Whether you are new to the sport, just not played for a while or had to stop due to injuries or other reasons, Walking Hockey allows you to pick up a stick in a fun and relaxed environment with like-minded people.

It keeps your body active, but it is also good for your mind. People who face medical conditions and problems on a daily basis forget about them while they are on the pitch. It's also a good way to combat loneliness and isolation because there's a very sociable aspect to the sport. I've met people tonight who look forward to it every week.

As well as the health benefits associated with most forms of physical activity; keeping fit and active, weight loss etc there are also many social health benefits that come with playing Walking Hockey. Taking time to socialise, meet new people or even build confidence are all part and parcel of taking part in this version of the game.

Walking Hockey is increasing in popularity, however, if there is no session nearby we recommend using our Find a Club page to find your nearest club and discuss if Walking Hockey might be something new they can offer or what other suitable hockey opportunities they have for you. 

We would love to know how you get on at Walking Hockey! Share your stories, photos and videos with us by posting them on our Facebook page, tweeting us or emailing them to stories@englandhockey.co.uk