Primary Schools

Opportunities to play hockey in primary school


Hockey is one of the most gender equitable team sports and is fun, fast, safe and exciting.  Multiple skills are developed whilst playing – physical competence (such as balance, co-ordination, agility and dexterity) and also wider personal skills (such as teamwork, communication, respect, discipline, fairness and pride).  The aim is for every child to have fun whilst learning and developing these core skills. 

Below are the three adapted hockey formats that some primary schools might offer during PE or as part of an after school club.  Hockey Heroes, Quicksticks and In2Hockey have been designed so anyone can pick up a stick and play the game, regardless of previous hockey experience.  The aim is to help encourage players of all ages and abilities to have fun, have a positive experience and enjoy being physically active.

Competition Opportunities in Schools

A variety of competition formats are available to suit the level of the school and the players taking part.

School Games 

The School Games is a programme designed to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools.  At intra school level the formats can be to play some small sided matches or to try some hockey skills challenges within school as part of a hockey or school games themed festival.  Further hockey specific School Games information can be found here.

Junior Hockey opportunities in Clubs

For players wishing to play hockey outside of school use our Find a Club page to search for local clubs.  As every club is unique we recommend following up with them to discuss suitable options.