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 aiming for a promotion back into the top Scottish BUCS league. The men's 2nd team are going into league 3A after a wonderful promotional campaign last season.
The ladies' 1st team provide a competitive standard of hockey in League 3A whilst the 2nd team provide the opportunity for more social / recreational hockey competing in tier 5 Scottish south east.
A new partnership with Watsonians Hockey Club, fresh for the new academic year 2017/18 will take us a long way in developing the club. A strong hockey club, with 5 men's teams, training on a Monday and Thursday, and 5 women's teams; training on a Tuesday and a Thursday. This partnership gives Heriot-Watt students further opportunities to play for the Edinburgh side at both national and regional level. If you are interested in joining Watsonians please contact any of the committee members, or email the club.
HWUHC are relishing the challenge of a new season, and are vying for promotions all round. If you are a new or advanced player please contact us using any of the details below.
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 WHC 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 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 (8.45 - 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 (8.45 - 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|
Matches take place on a Wednesday afternoon with opponents such as Glasgow University, Aberdeen University and our varsity rivals; Edinburgh University.
How do I join the club?
To join the Hockey Club, you have to first join Oriam, then pay an additional club membership fee of £20. You can pay this online on the Oriam website.