Queen Mary Hockey Club is one of the largest mixed sports club at the university. There are three teams within the club: the men’s 1st team; women’s 1st team and mixed 1st team. These teams compete weekly at a high standard in the BUCS and LUSL leagues. In addition to competitive hockey, the club also provides opportunities for beginners and developing players to play. The club has grown rapidly over the past few years and success has followed on and off the pitch, with the now 5th year running of the mixed/development team providing a huge success for the club.
It is also renowned for its fantastic socials and is one giant family. We are also hoping to increase club membership, whether playing or social members, due to the retention of our current members and the recruitment of lots of new members.
Moving forward Queen Mary Hockey Club is increasingly helping the local community through charitable and voluntary work. This season will be a large, positive step forward, in charitable activities within the community.
We as a club pride ourselves on our member’s satisfaction, and so the committee will continue to work to ensure that Queen Mary Hockey Club continues to provide the best student experience.
The format of the first session will involve some basic skills followed by simple gameplay.
Preferably bring a stick, shin pads, and gum shield.
Selection for the first games will be made by the Captain throughout the first few weeks. If players are not selected for the 1st team, they have priority for the mixed/development team. We ensure everyone who commits to training has the opportunity to play competitive Hockey, whether that is for the 1st or mixed/development teams.
Mondays 19:00-20:30 pm at Lee ValleyHockey and Tennis Centre.
Equipment: Participants will need a hockey stick, a gum shield, and shin pads if they have them. These are not essential to begin with but if the student decides to join as a playing member they will need to purchase the equipment. If they do not have a stick they will be able to borrow one.
Commitment levels required: Attendance at all training sessions and matches will be compulsory, however, captains will understand if for some reason you cannot make a match or training session.
We also encourage attendance at our weekly socials on Wednesdays as these are a good way to increase involvement within the club and to be able to mix with the other members of the club.
BUCS League and Cup for the men’s and women’s teams, LUSL League for the mixed/development team. We also participate in friendlies and tournaments throughout the year.
Match day will be a Wednesday afternoon, from around 1 pm. The home venue is the Lee Valley Hockey Centre, home of England hockey! Away matches will take place in and around London.
Mixed/development matches will take place on a Sunday afternoon.
How do new members join?
- Like the Facebook page or message the Instagram linked above or email, and get in contact with the club committee members.
- Attend the taster session - this first session is free!
- Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
- Enjoy! Take part in the sessions, and compete in the matches.
QMSU offers a gym on the Mile End campus, Qmotion, as well as a sister-gym in Charterhouse Square, Fitness to Practice, both with competitive student membership rates. This is ideal for students who want to purchase a gym membership - which is separate from a Club Sport subs - to improve and maintain peak physical fitness.
With every gym membership, you get a free 60-minute one-to-one session with trained instructors which includes:
- A personalised gym programme tailored to your own fitness goals;
- A full demonstration of exercise and techniques, and guidance on resistance machines;
- Information and advice on nutrition;
- A 60-minute review session every 6-8 weeks to re-evaluate and re-customise a new programme to avoid plateaus.
President - Laura Neill - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Holli Thompson
Women's Captain - Millie Lang
Men's Captain - Matthew Palmer
Mixed Captain - Benjamin Parry
If you were involved in our Society or interested in helping the club out, and would like to support our current hockey players, please click on the link below, either log in as a guest for non-QM students or your QM SU Login add the amount to your basket and proceed to click review basket, you will then be able to specify the Society, Sports Club or cause you wish to donate to (QM Hockey) on the following page. Link: https://www.qmsu.org/donate/