Aberdeen University Men's Hockey Club

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aberdeen University Mens Hockey Club
Founded 1903
Ground Aberdeen Sports Village
Website Club home page

Aberdeen University Men's Hockey Club is a hockey club at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Founded in 1903, it is one of the largest clubs within the University and the Sports Union. With over 40 members, the Club caters for all levels of hockey experience, from complete beginners to internationals. There are currently three competitive teams and a fourth beginner’s team, which play matches on Saturdays and Sundays. The first team plays national league hockey, second team plays in regional league and the third team plays in the local district league, while all three teams compete in the BUSA league. The club also has two indoor teams: The 1s in National League and the 2s in the North District League.

All training and home matches take place at the Aberdeen Sports Village (New as of the 2009/10 University Year), which has a fully floodlit, International standard, water-based Astroturf pitch used only for hockey. Training times vary year on year. The Club is sponsored by the ADTI and the Kirkgate Bar in the centre of Aberdeen, which provides the Club with strips, after-match food and a meeting place from which to commence various social nights. Social events are frequent within the club, and nearly always involve the women’s hockey club: highlights include the Curry Night, Family Ties and the annual Hockey Ball. These social events are intended to ensure easy integration into university club life.