Introduction and club history

The Hockey Club has 4 teams (2 men's and 2 ladies teams) competing in the British Universities & College Sports (BUCS) leagues on a Wednesday. The men's 1st team compete in Scottish League 2A, and is looking for promotion back into the top Scottish BUCS league and the men's 2nd team compete in League 4A. The ladies 1st team provide a competitive standard of hockey in League 2A whilst the 2nd team provide the opportunity for more social / recreational hockey competing in tier 5 Scottish south east.

An amalgamation with Inverleith Hockey Club in the 2007–08 season has helped to develop the club further. Inverleith is a local club with 4 mans and 4 women's teams that train Tuesdays and Thursdays and The partnership has seen a number of Heriot–Watt students playing for the Edinburgh side at both national and regional level. If you are interested in joining IHC then contact one of the Club Committee Members, to find out appropriate training times. The Sports Union supports the partnership and pay for your SHU and East District Memberships which is a saving of almost £40.

Our club charter

We aim to provide the following service to all our members:

  • To provide an opportunity for any student to participate in a regular form of Hockey appropriate to their desire and ability.
  • To work, in partnership, with IHC to provide opportunities for Heriot-Watt students to compete in Scottish Hockey weekend competition.
  • To provide an opportunity for members to gain a worthwhile social experience through the Sport.

What does a typical season involve?

Training

Training is divided between two pitches which are alternated on a weekly basis. 90 minutes of training a week on a Monday night at either Peffermill Sports Complex (8.30 - 10.00pm) or Meggetland (6.00 - 7.30pm). The men will train together at one venue whilst the ladies train at the other.

Teams Meggetland (6.00 - 7.30pm) Peffermill (8.30 - 10.00pm)
Ladies Week 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. 12
Men's Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. 12 Week 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Competitions

Matches take place on a Wednesday afternoon with opponents such as Glasgow University, Aberdeen University and our arch rivals Edinburgh University.

How do I join the club?

To join the Hockey Club, you have to first join Oriam, then pay an extra £20 for hockey membership. You can pay this online on the Oriam website.