A Message From Our Chairs

We are the University of Surrey Hockey club, one of Surrey’s largest clubs. We foster a welcoming and diverse community where competition, club socials and ocol* thrive.

We have five BUCs teams, made up of three Ladies’ teams and two Men’s teams. With these, alongside a Mixed team, Small Sided Hockey and a Charity Tournament there is something for everyone to get involved in whatever your experience! This year the BUCs season will be starting in January but we are actively engaged with other universities to ensure we have a packed first semester of friendly games provided it is safe to do so.

We have a strong affiliation with Team Surrey Spartans, a Saturday League Club based at Surrey Sports Park giving our members even more opportunity to train and play. Spartans are hoping to start their season in early October depending on the England hockey guidelines at the time.

We run socials every week and will be adapting these throughout the year to fit the Covid situation, maintaining our community whilst keeping everyone safe! We hope to run our annual tour in the Easter break for some hockey fun in the sun. The social side of the club is a lovely way to meet new people and become part of our hockey family.

We are actively engaged in the local community, providing ample opportunities for our members to volunteer and get involved in supporting many great charities.

We are very excited to welcome lots of new members this coming year and hope to see you at our freshers events!

Kiwi and Moody

(2020/20+1 Chairs)

* ocol - One Club One Love

With two Men's and three Ladies teams there is plenty of opportunity to play at a competitive level every Wednesday. With our Ladies 1st XI in the Women's Premier League and our Men's 1st XI in South Eastern Tier 1, hockey has become recognised as a performance sport within Surrey.

Most of our members would agree that they play hockey to spend time with their friends and enjoy the great atmosphere that the sport breeds. Mixed hockey retains that competitive element whilst having a more relaxed tone than BUCS Wednesday.

Never played hockey before but want to get into the sport? Small sided hockey is a great way to build up your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Sessions run every Sunday, with Intramural occurring once a month.

Team Surrey Spartans play an integral role within university hockey, allowing students to continue playing at the weekends. They cater for all levels of ability whether you are pushing yourself to the peak of your hockey performance, or looking to start playing competitively for the first time.

A tiny taste of UOSHC

Matchday is BACK! 💙💛

Join us as we face off against Canterbury’s 1st teams in a double header from the start of the season. Featuring some questionable filming, inspirational commentary, and of course; our best moves. If you could summarise OCOL* in one video, this would be it.

*(One Club One Love)

MATCHDAY | Hockey

Matchday is BACK 💙💛 We let the University of Surrey Hockey Club loose with our GoPro for their double-header against Canterbury last week. Featuring 'unbelievable scenes', terrible filming an all important win, you don't want to miss this one! #Stags #TeamSurrey

Posted by Team Surrey on Thursday, 18 October 2018

Fundraising and Volunteering work

We are proud to be verified Surrey Allies! As a club we are dedicated to creating a safe and comfortable space for all members of the university to be in.

Each year we raise money for Stonewall, selling rainbow laces and more to raise money for this fantastic cause! We also fundraise for: Movember; USSU’s charities of the year through Kelly’s 10k; and Oakleaf Enterprise.

As a club, we have provided huge amounts of volunteering opportunities to our members. From umpiring at local Quicksticks tournaments to volunteering as race officials for AAT Events, we try to get our members as involved in the local community as possible! If you have any ideas for fundraising or volunteering opportunities, get in contact with us at ussu.hockey@surrey.ac.uk

Current members: if you have volunteered through UOSHC, go to https://www.surreyvolunteering.com/ to log your hours!

Mens

We currently offer two Men's teams, who have both consistently achieved top 3 positions within their respective leagues, and several promotions over the last few years. The Men's 1st XI are currently playing in the South Eastern Tier 1, and the 2nd XI in South Eastern Tier 3. Training is held every Monday from 20:00 - 22:00 and Thursdays 20:30-22:00 at AGP 2, at Surrey Sports Park.

Men’s 1st XI

Hi my name is Harvey and I’m in my 2nd year of studying Economics and Finance. I have always enjoyed my hockey from a young age and have continued to do so at university. The Men’s 1s play to a great standard and we had a good season last year, but we are constantly looking of ways to improve our performances and results, so we can secure that number one spot.

By joining hockey you will get to experience a lot more of the university lifestyle, with BUCS games and great socials every week. It definitely made my first year a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet great people.

Men’s 2nd XI

Hi there, I’m Jordan! I’m a second year Political Science student and captain of the University Men’s 2nd Xl for the 2020/20+1 season. I started playing aged 7 for Mid-Sussex HC. Aged 12 I moved from CB to a GK position which I represented my county for 5 years winning 2 titles on the way. At Mid-Sussex I have experienced 2 promotions and 1 relegation from a number of leagues in Kent and Sussex (guess which one I want my team to experience this year). When joining Surrey HC I stepped out of the kit and now sit largely back at CB where I famously throw aerials and fail to keep up with the opposition.

The hockey club at the University of Surrey offers players of all abilities a great time both on and off the pitch. I found it to be the best way to socialise, meeting all sorts of great people, playing your heart out with them and cooling off after a game with a well-earned beverage.

After a brilliant season last year, the Men’s 2s team were placed in second position in the South Eastern 3B league. My aim for this year was to get promotion for the team which we narrowly missed last season. However with the COVID-19 pandemic who knows what the leagues will allow to be played. So the focus of the team should be participation in inter club friendlies as well as a number of competitive matches against the Men’s 1Xl, maybe more wins against the 1XI could be our little promotion as a team this year?

Whether you’re new to the sport or have played for years before, hockey at Surrey is an experience like no other and I strongly encourage you to come and try out at any of our social hockey events. Hope to see you there!

Ladies’

All of our Ladies’ teams have consistently performed well in recent years, repeatedly claiming top 3 spots in their leagues. The Ladies 1st XI secured promotion into the Women’s Premier League for the 2020/21 season and the Ladies 2nd XI finished top 3 in South Eastern Tier 3 and continue to push for their next promotion. The Ladies 3rd XI, only 2 seasons old, have finished top 3 twice, narrowly missing out on promotion. Although the 2020/21 season will not be a normal season, they are looking to put in the groundwork to achieve a promotion in the 2021/22 season. Ladies training is every Monday from 18:00 – 20:00 (1st XI and 2nd XI), Sundays 19:00 – 21:00 (3rd XI) and Thursdays 19:00-20:30 (1st, 2nd and 3rd XI) at AGP 2, Surrey Sports Park.

Ladies’ 1st XI

Hey everyone, my name’s Emily, although most people know me as Em, I’m a third year vet student and have the incredible opportunity of captaining the Ladies 1’s this season! I’ve been playing hockey for around 11 years now and joining UOSHC has continued to fuel my love for all things hockey! The Ladies 1’s earned promotion into Prem at the end of last season, having taken Div 1A by storm and won all BUCS games! Despite COVID throwing a spanner in the works and impacting on how we normally train and play, I’m confident that we will be able to safely maintain the fun socials, team bonding activities and winning ways of the squad this season!

Alongside having a great time with the girls, one of the stand out aspects of the club are the whole club socials! Whether you are into having a wild night, a couple of bevs or none at all, you can be guaranteed an evening filled with fun, laughs and friendships. Joining the hockey club has allowed me to make friends both on and off the pitch and ultimately provides an amazing family away from home too! I can’t wait to meet you all for what is assured to be a season like no other!

Ladies’ 2nd XI

Hey, I’m Clara and I have the honour of captaining our Ladies 2’s for the upcoming year. I’m a 2nd year vet student, so trust me when I say uni is all about work hard, play harder and for me that is hockey! Joining hockey is a great escape from all the stress of your course. Whether you are a complete beginner or have been playing hockey for years UOSHC has something to offer you, from competitive matches on a Wednesday to Wednesday night socials, hockey is great for making new friends and to really help you feel more at home whilst at uni.

I have been playing hockey for around 12 years and having the opportunity to captain the Ladies 2s this year will allow me to put all of that hockey passion into the sport and the club, in the next few years we will be working towards promotion that is within sight for the team, so there’s nothing to lose this year, all be it that Covid allows our matches to kick off and get this season started with a bang, I am so excited to captain this year and look forward to meeting you all very soon and welcome you into our hockey family.

Ladies’ 3rd XI

Hi friends, my name is Rosie and I am the Ladies’ 3’s Captain. Having played hockey at secondary school and just having a brill time of it, I thought it only right to keep it up at uni. I am a final year Event Management student (proving you don’t have to be Sports Science or a Vet to be in Hockey!) and I can’t wait to get stuck into my final season with UOSHC (however that looks – thanks COVID).

Ladies’ 3’s have been sitting pretty in our league for the past couple of years with wiggle room for promotion. We are a new team having only completed 2 full seasons so far, so nearing promotion is an unprecedented result. The 3’s is always full of fun and happy to give anyone a go, from those who haven’t picked up a stick before, to those who could go pro but are looking for slightly less intense competition. There is plenty of fluidity within the club so if you want to push up we will help support you to reach the level that’s right for you. Having also played Mixed I can guarantee that you will have no trouble finding the perfect spot somewhere within the UOSHC family.

Though we all love hockey we are certainly not all about the sport, and despite what comes with the new restrictions I have no doubt we will be able to continue to some extent our social life as a club. Carb-loads no doubt coming into their own until Rubix opens up again. I’m excited to see what our Social Secs have planned.

I look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to the wonderful world of UOSHC, whether at 2m distance or not!

Mixed

Hi, I’m Tom, a 2nd year psychology student and your Mixed Hockey Captain for 2020/21. I hadn’t played hockey for several years before I joined the club in my first year but I’ve had such a great time both on and off the pitch I wouldn’t dream about playing another sport any time soon!

Mixed hockey is a great time no matter your level of experience. Whether you’re looking to play your first ever hockey match, haven’t picked up a stick since primary school , or just want to play some hockey outside of the competitive BUCS leagues, anyone can and is highly encouraged to get involved!

I can’t wait to get back on the hockey pitch and am so excited to meet all of you in September!

Small Sided

Hi, my name is Jamie and I’m the Activator for UOSHC this coming year. I’m a third year Economics and Finance student at the university so know how important having a sport to participate in regularly can help with the overall student experience. This year I will be running the small-sided sessions occurring every weekend. Whether you are completely new to hockey, want to casually carry it over from school or just get back into hockey after a few years away; small sided is a great way to do it. Together with Owen as Coordinator, we will run friendly hour long sessions covering different hockey skills.

The main aim though is not only to help you improve your hockey skills but also come into a great community which is the hockey club. Every member of small-sided sessions is as important a part of the community as 1st team players, playing in top BUCS leagues; being invited to all socials and club nights. So, if you are looking for a sociable and friendly way to play a sport then I hope to see you at a small-sided session on Sunday evenings.

 

Hey guys, my names Owen, I study Chemical Engineering and am going into my second year of ‘study’. Uni Hockey was undoubtedly the highlight of my first year and I know a lot of my fellow club members feel the same way and we’d love to have as many of you as possible join our ranks. Myself and Jamie will be this years dream team and will be running the small sided sessions throughout both terms. Small sided is a great way to become involved in hockey whether you’re new to the sport or a returning player trying to get all the rust out your system. The training sessions are in a enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, are a great way to meet new people and the perfect place to grow in confidence on and off the pitch. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the sport as I have and I look forward to seeing you all in the coming months 🙂

Testimonials

Everyone was so friendly and made us feel welcome straight away. They were really keen to get us involved with the rest of the hockey club which was really great!

Small sided is very welcoming and all inclusive. It doesn't matter what level you play at, its cheap, cheerful and no one takes themselves too seriously. You get invited to all the hockey socials, learn a new sport and make loads of new friends. I went from never having picked up a hockey stick to winning most improved player of they year!

Tour

Hi, I’m David, mostly known as Hovis and I will be your Tour Sec for this coming season.

Once a year, the hockey club takes an excursion like no other, think socials but on steroids. This week is widely known as the best week of your life so far. Think costumes, consumption, and creating friendships for a lifetime. Tour 2020+1 will be the greatest experience, #Lifeisbetterontour.

More info will be released throughout the year

Social Media

Hi, my names Genevieve but everyone calls me Gen. I’m a third year vet student and I am the Social Media and Charities Sec for UOSHC Committee 20/20+1. I do all the Instagram photos, Facebook posts, Tweets, and more. Along side of promoting the club online, I am hoping to raise even more money for our chosen charities, through new events and exciting fundraising ideas.

 

Hi Folks, my name’s Josh aka Kittle and this year I’m on of the social sec’s for UOSHC. I’m now a 3rd year Vet Med student (though maybe I should star calling myself a part-time student with my lecture attendance). Having never played any form of sport before university, joining UOSHC in my Freshers week was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My main role and aim within the club this year is to try and get as many people out and involved in our range of different socials throughout the year.

Hey, I’m Lucy but most people know me as Robbo. I’m a second-year sports science student and will be one of your social secs next year. As much as I love playing hockey, the social side of the club drew me in even more. I’m excited for you all to experience socials next year during these unprecedented times and Wednesday nights will be the highlight of your week.

Socials

A majority of our members would agree that they came for the hockey, but its the social aspect that kept them coming back! Over the course of the year we’ll have lots planned, including bar crawls, sober socials and the odd occasion that requires you to pull out your Sunday best and scrub up for Christmas and End of Season dinners. Most importantly, we’ll be representing as a club every week in Citrus without fail, we’ll be waiting for you by the bottle bar so come along and say hi!

Treasurer

Hi my name is Brett and I am a 5th year chemical engineering student. This year I will be returning as treasurer to the hockey club having done it in second year and club captain in my third year. I work along side Moody and Kiwi to ensure the club can succeed in playing, volunteering and social events. Ensuring the club has enough money to pay for day to day runnings, special events and free goodies. As long as everyone pays their match fees on time I won’t be a pest to anyone. Looking forward to seeing returning members and new people thinking of joining the club.

Club Captain

Hi, my name is Becky (fourth year Vet Med), and I will be your Club Captain for this season. My role is to organise transport and umpires for everyone’s matches, and to act as a mediator for anyone who needs it. If you have anything you want to share, whether it be feedback for your captain, committee as a whole, or the club, I’m your girl. Having previously been Ladies 1st XI Captain in my second year, and Chairlady in my third, I know this club inside out and cannot recommend it enough! Whether you’re new to the university, or a current student who is interested in joining – it’s worth it! My other main role is to run the website, so if you have any feedback of things you would like to see on here, let me know!

See you in September!

Meet The Committee

Ellie Kiely

Chairlady

James Moody

Chairman

Brett McConnell

Treasurer

Becky Williams

Club Captain

Em Dale

Ladies 1st XI Captain

Clara Duffy

Ladies' 2nd XI Captain

Rosie Streat

Ladies' 3rd XI Captain

Harvey Sarson

Men's 1st XI Capitan

Jordan Lake

Men's 2nd XI Captain

Tom Good

Mixed Captain

Jamie Goodall

Activator

Owen Casey

Coordinator

David Hurrell

Tour Sec

Lucy Robson

Social Sec

Josh Kittle

Social Sec

Gen Barron

Social Media Sec

Meet your Wellbeing and Inclusion Champions

 

Wellbeing and Inclusion Champions are here to support the wellbeing of our members, whilst ensuring that inclusivity is a core value of UOSHC. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant services should you need any help or advice. There is a Champion on each team, but feel free to get in contact with whomever you feel most comfortable talking to!

Your Champions for 2020/21 are: Jasmine Alcorn, Amber George, Spoorthi Phanish, Owen Casey and Rohan Bapna.