Secondary Schools

Opportunities to play hockey in secondary school


Hockey is one of the most gender-equitable team sports and is fun, fast, safe and exciting. There are generally three formats of hockey delivered in secondary schools and the most appropriate format depends on the age and stage of the player, along with the facilities at the school.

All ages 

Aged 10 – 14 years

Aged 13+

  • 11-a-side Hockey

11-a-side is the traditional version of hockey, with goalkeepers and full rules. This is the version of the game favoured by schools with suitable facilities and established hockey delivery.

Junior Hockey Opportunities in Clubs

Many schools have links to their local hockey clubs to support students to want to play hockey outside of school. Hockey Clubs are accessible and welcoming environments providing a range of traditional, informal and social hockey opportunities to fit your aspirations, experience and lifestyle. 

With hundreds of clubs across the country that provide a fun, social and welcoming experience, you can 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.