Welcome to Barts and The London Men's Hockey Club - the closest and friendliest club at Barts. With regular training sessions and matches held at the London 2012 Olympic Grounds, weekly social events at The Griff Inn Student's Union, and many special events throughout the year, this is a club for everybody - whether your talents be on the pitch or in the Griff, we look forward to meeting you.
With a 1st and 2nd team, we welcome persons of all abilities. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, come along and find the perfect place for you in the club. Both teams train together from Mondays at 17:45-19:15, supported by our fantastic coach, Jason. Wednesday afternoons are protected sports time (that means no teaching, just hockey!) during which we play BUCS matches.. On Sundays we take part in LUSL matches, a less-competitive league providing more opportunities for beginners and those looking to improve their skills.
With a wide variety of social opportunities (alcohol-free events) offerered alongside the on-pitch hockey, there is something for everyone! Every Wednesday evening we head to The Griff Inn - Barts' wonderful Student's Union bar - for Tables: a celebration of our sporting success along with the other sports teams at Barts (providing the perfect opportunity to socialise and meet people from other clubs). Additionally, we also have several special events, including Christmas Dinner, Party Bus, and Pub Golf to name just a few, so we know you will have a fantastic time!
There's plenty of additional information below, but if you have any questions at all feel free to get in touch with any of the committee members listed at the bottom of this page.
We look forward to seeing you in September!
This year's Freshers' Fayre is on Wednesday 21st September, where you will be able to meet with committee, get a feel for the club, and ask any questions you may have. That evening the club will be heading to the World-famous Brick Lane for Fresher's Curry to welcome our newest members to the club and provide you with an opportunity to get to know some of our current members.
Shortly after (usually the following Wednesday - but we will be able to confirm this at the Freshers' Fayre) we will hold our Taster Session. This light-hearted introduction to hockey is not to be missed, as we will be introducing you to the club, gaining an understanding of what you would like to get from being a club member, and providing an opportunity to get some stick-on-ball action. Even if you've never played hockey before we are able to provide all of the equipment necessary (just bring yourself and some appropriate clothing) so we are all looking forward to meeting you!
The session will be held at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre (E20 3AD) - the site of Olympic hockey during the London 2012 Olympic Games, just a short walk from Leyton Station on the Central Line.