The University of York Hockey Club is one of the largest and most successful clubs on campus. We field 3 men's teams and 3 ladies' teams, with the opportunity to play competitively up to twice a week: once in Yorkshire League and once in BUCS. This is all to reach the ultimate goal of each team defeating their Lancaster counterparts in the annual Roses varsity – the largest of its kind in Europe.
The club is a sociable and welcoming group, with a strong sense of camaraderie and something on offer for all abilities. We have weekly Wednesday socials, each with a different theme; a night not to be missed. We also have regular team meals on a Tuesday to prepare ourselves for important BUCS matches. If that isn't enough for you, then we also have two black-tie events to celebrate our successes throughout the year. If you're at all interested in playing hockey, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Every Monday evening we have training on the JLD from 18:00-22:00. This is split into three sessions 18:00-19:20, 19:20-20:40 and 20:40-22:00. Training times will alternate for teams each week. All six teams also compete in BUCS every Wednesday.
Furthermore, we run a fitness session once a week on the 22 acres, typically on a Thursday evening, and as a member, you'll get sent regular at-home fitness routines to try out. This offers a fantastic opportunity to have some guidance on how to get fit whilst improving your game.
In addition to this, the 2016/2017 season saw UYHC merge with local club, City of York Hockey Club. This is a merger that we have sustained over the last three years and has benefitted both clubs and individual players. City of York Ladies 1s & 2s train on the JLD every Tuesday 19:45-22:00, and Ladies 3s & 4s train on the JLD 19:00-20:30. CoY Men’s 1s & 2s train at Huntington School every Tuesday 19:30-22:00, and men’s 3s & 4s training is 20:30-22:00 at the JLD every Thursday. They all compete in the Yorkshire Hockey League with matches every Saturday.
The University of York Hockey Club is an extremely inclusive, friendly and sociable club, welcoming all abilities. If you are thinking of joining hockey at York, we will be on hand throughout the Freshers Fair in Freshers' Week to give you all the information you'll need and the opportunity to sign up for our trials.
Following this, if you do not make it into one of our competitive teams, we offer the opportunity to play in our development team with a training session once a week. Our development training sessions, led by two of our own committee, is a brilliant bridge into our competitive teams, and our Development Secs will work with you to make sure you have the best chance of pushing for the 3rd teams!
Overall, UYHC is guaranteed to improve your time at University. We can promise amazing people, amazing hockey and amazing memories. So definitely join the club!!
This club is a Black tier sports club. You must have already purchased a Black tier membership. If you have a Gold tier membership you can upgrade to a Black.