BUCS Hockey

BUCS Hockey








The University of Birmingham Hockey Club is the most successful University hockey club in the country. We have 6 teams for both men and women. All teams compete on both Saturdays and in BUCS on Wednesdays. Our ladies 1s compete in the EHL Investec National Premier Division and Men’s 1s in the EHL National Division One (North). We strive to be the best we can be in all areas, whether that be on or off the pitch. All our teams challenge and aim for top spot in their respective leagues year on year.

The Club has a number of international players competing for us currently, as well as many notable alumni. With brand new, world-class facilities including 2 international grade hockey pitches, the club is well set for another successful season. The Club is proudly sponsored by EH Smith Builders Merchants and Phaidon International.

How to get involved


Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon. The membership fee is £220, and if you want to play in the Saturday leagues only it is £130.

Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies.  This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.

Get into hockey for fitness, socialising, performance, development and achievement.

3 skills this sport will give you:
Team work


Training times & venues


1st and 2nd team – Monday – 20:00-22:00, Thursday – 18:00-19:30

3rd and 4th team – Tuesday 17:30-19:00, Thursday – 21:00-22:00

5th team – Tuesday – 20:30-22:00, Thursday – 17:00-18:00



1st and 2nd team – Monday – 18:00-20:00, Thursday – 19:30-21:00

3rd and 4th team – Tuesday – 19:00-20:30, Thursday – 20:00-21:00

5th team -Tuesday – 20:30-22:00, Thursday – 17:00-18:00

Development Team – Thursday – 21:00-22:00


Successes and Achievements

Men’s 1st XI achieved promotion from the EHL National Conference (West) in to EHL National Division One (North).

Women’s 1st XI reached the Cup final at Big BUCS Wednesday, just missing out on Gold.

Men’s 2nd XI were promoted into Midlands Prem. and reached the Semi-Final of the National Tier 2 EH Cup.

Women’s 2nd XI got promoted into the Investec National Conference (West) from Midlands Prem.

Men’s 3rd XI won the West Mids. Prem. and promotion to Midlands Division 3.

Women’s 4th XI won all their BUCS games giving them promotion along with the Midlands 2A title and also won their Saturday league meaning they are promoted to Midlands Feeder West.

Men’s 5th XI were crowned champions of Midlands South West 1 and are therefor promoted into Midlands South West Prem.

Women’s 5s won their Saturday league with the Women’s 6s only losing to them all season.

Interesting facts

Lily Owsley became the first student at the University to achieve Olympic Gold at Rio 2016 whilst still studying along with Sophie Bray MBE, Psychology, who also got an Olympic Gold for GB Women. Hywel Jones, Business, 2019, played at the Commonwealth Games for Wales, and at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast 8 of the Women’s squad were UoB current students or alumni!

Our pitches will be the home of hockey at the 2020 Commonwealth Games.

Key contacts

President:  Matt Simonds