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Welcome to the University of Sussex Men’s Hockey Club.

CLUB INFORMATION

The University of Sussex Men’s Hockey Club has witnessed success throughout the years through the BUCS South East University leagues and BUCS University Cups. The club takes pride in the two teams which compete in these leagues and cups, with the 1st XI being in league 2A, and the 2nd XI in league 4B.

 

Between 2014-2017, the 1st XI have won their league twice, both times gaining them promotion to a higher, more competitive league. As well as league success, the 1st’s have been voted for the best sporting achievement by the Student’s Union and are the current Varsity champions.

The 2nd team are competing in league 4B. After being recently promoted from 5B after an impressive 8-goals-per-match average, the 2nd’s managed to be drawn at the top of the league, only to not be promoted due to goal difference. Their promotion gained the side nominations for best team and best sports moment in the 2017 Student Awards.

A 3rd team was introduced last year, playing friendlies throughout the year against local rivals, winning 3 of the 4 games played. The 2018-19 season will see further friendlies with other teams, increasing the skills within our 3rds in order to achieve the ultimate goal of entering them into the BUCS national leagues in the coming years.

 

Over the years, Men’s Hockey has risen to become one of the largest and most successful societies at the University of Sussex. Last year’s committee gained a nomination for best committee at the 2018 Student Awards; gaining this nomination due to their successful sponsorship deals with Walkabout Brighton and Fat Poppadaddys, as well as the introduction of the new 3rdTeam - allowing players of all experiences to get stuck in to Hockey.

 

We have strong links with local clubs such as Lewes Hockey Club and Brighton Hockey Club. Players of all experiences are able to attend their training sessions during the week, as well as play for their teams on the weekend for the local weekend leagues. These clubs allow bursaries to national and county players, as well as a discounted membership price for students.

Due to our strong links with the local teams, we have been able to apply for a University of Sussex Men’s team to play in the weekend league, a first for Sussex Hockey.

 

One of our aims for the 2018/19 season is to bring back the success of our Hockey club that we’ve been known to achieve in the past. Our 2nd team are favourites to win their league after being equal on points last year, and our 1st Team are hungry to get back into league 1A, therefore bound to do well this year.

Our second and most important aim for the 2018/19 season is to give back to the community. We will be doing this through our charity work, specifically helping our chosen charity Hockey for Heroes. We will be helping these charities by running the Brighton Half-marathon, competing in Tough Mudder, hosting a charity night-out where all profits will go to charity, host pub-quizzes and a Charity “sports-day” event, and many others throughout the year.

 

SOCIALS

After our games on Wednesdays, all members meet at our bar sponsors Walkabout and partake in many nights filled with fancy-dress and drinking games. The socials are the bread and butter of getting to know your team mates, with many graduating members agreeing that their favourite memories from University are during their Wednesday Hockey socials. These nights create friendships with other students that will last a lifetime.

As well as our Wednesday socials, we have other social events such as our Christmas meal at Walkabout at the end of the winter term; the Alumni Day, where graduated students come back and partake in a day of Hockey and socials; Club Day, where the Women’s club take on the Men’s club; the tour to Croatia, testing our skills against teams across the country and Varsity vs Brighton University.

 

Many members join Hockey for the social side, rather than the Hockey side due to the welcoming and friendly nature our club has to offer.

 

GETTING INVOLVED

All experiences are welcomed. Please do come to our trials after Fresher’s Week, whether you are a first year, senior or post-grad.

You are guaranteed a place on a team, so come along and we’re excited to meet you in September.

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SussexMensHockey/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/HockeySussex @HockeySussex

Instagram: www.instagram.com/universityofsussexmenshockey @universityofsussexmenshockey

 

Club President: Charlie Macpherson

(charliecmacpherson@gmail.com) 

Club Captain: Tom Bentley

(tom@thebentleys.org.uk)

1st Team Captain: Cameron Green

(cameronfgreen@yahoo.co.uk)

2nd Team Captain: Jonathan Meadows 

(Jonathanm98@outlook.com)

Social Sec's: Charlie Partridge & Tom Demery

(charliep97@hotmail.co.uk/tomdemery@live.co.uk)

Welfare Rep: Henry Wenham 

(hwwenham@gmail.com)

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Email: hockeymen@clubs.sussexstudent.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SussexMensHockey/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1812633812366978/

Twitter: @HockeySussex

Our schedule

Club Training –

- Monday 8pm-10pm,

- Friday 1pm-3pm

League Matches: Matches take place on Wednesday afternoons. Home games are played at the Falmer Sports Complex and away games are fully funded by the Student Union.


Other useful contacts

Activities Officer - Adèle Duvillier

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Development Manager - Sarah Hall

Email: sarah.h@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 877322
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Assistant - Doron Mazor

Email: doron.m@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 87387
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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