About Us

Southern Counties Hockey Association


 

The Southern Counties Hockey Association was formed in 2000 and represents all hockey in the South of England. The Association is the successor to the former highly successful associations that previously managed the sport as single sex associations during the twentieth century. We have a range of competitive and social hockey.

Hockey is a sport for all the family. It is a game which can be enjoyed by all whatever your skill level and whatever your age. In the South of England there is competitive hockey for all ages.

There are clubs with sides competing in the English National Hockey League and mixed adult sides playing just for the social pleasure. Adult leagues are organised on a county basis feeding into regional leagues with winners of these leagues being eligible for entry to the national leagues.

The Association runs PC Centres as part of the England Hockey Player Pathway for Boys and Girls at U15 to U17.

The Association runs Masters Teams at O40, O45, O50, O55, O60, O65 for men and O40, O45, O50, O55 for women. The sides compete in regional tournaments each year. 

Clubs will accept newcomers to the sport - both adults and children.

Hockey offers opportunities for skills other than playing; umpiring, coaching, team management and administration. In each of these functions an experience as a player is helpful but it is certainly not essential. If you have an interest in any aspect of hockey do not hesitate to contact the clubs mentioned in this site or its linked sites.

Umpiring: Each game of hockey requires two umpires; the county umpires' associations run courses for umpires. We never have enough umpires.  Look at our county websites for details of county umpires’ associations and the courses they run.


Coaching: There is a range of courses leading to qualifications in coaching. More and more clubs and development projects require coaches at various levels.  Details of coaching courses can be found on the England Hockey coaching courses webpage.

For information about hockey in England view the England Hockey site.

For information about the international governing body contact the International Hockey Federation (FIH).


 

 

South News

Chris Burton It is with great sadness that we report the death of Chris Burton ('Burty'). He did a significant amount of work for hockey over the last 40 years as an umpire, umpire coach, appointment secretary, league administrator and several strong club affiliations. You will be much missed. Fineral 12:00 02 August at North East Surrey Crematorium, Merton, SM4 4NU.

Women's Masters Only the Over 65 Women have a regional tournament this year. There will be a festival for all in the South on 25 July at Basingstoke.