University of Exeter Hockey Club
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|University of Exeter Men's Hockey Club (EUMHC)|
|Full name||University of Exeter Hockey Club|
|Colors||White and green|
|Home ground||Sports Park, Streatham Campus,
University of Exeter
|League||England Hockey League Conference West|
University of Exeter Men's Hockey Club is a field hockey club based in Exeter, Devon, England. The club plays its matches at the Sports Park on the University of Exeter's Streatham Campus. There is a water based pitch and a hybrid pitch.
In 2009, The Men's 1st XI gained promotion to the English Hockey League Men's Premier Division. The club has failed to retain its position in the flagship league for more than one season, and is currently considered the "yo-yo" team of the Men's English Hockey League. As such, for the 2014/15 season the Men's 1st XI will again play in the England Hockey League Men's Conference West.
The club fields six men's teams which compete in BUCS leagues on Wednesdays and in local and National leagues at the weekend. A seventh XI was formed in 2014, serving as a Development XI for those working towards a berth in one of the six regular outfits.
EUMHC work in the community providing coaches to the England Hockey Junior Development Centres (JDC) and Junior Academy Centres (JAC). Furthermore, the club supports a twenty team intramural hockey competition. In all, just over 450 students play hockey at the University of Exeter on a weekly basis.
A committee, elected annually by the members organises the club's affairs and works in conjunction with the University sport department, Athletic Union and other agencies involved in the provision of sport within the in higher education sphere. The current Club Captain is Rory Collett and Todd Dudley serves as Chairman.
The club has contributed players to international sides, including:
- Nick Brothers (England and Great Britain)
- Thomas Carson (England and Great Britain)
- Nick Cooper (England U21)
- Olly Deasy (England U21)
- Ben Edge (Wales)
- Mark Lewis (Wales and Great Britain)
- Ian Haley (South Africa)
- Ed Kelleher (England U21)
- Rufus McNaught-Barrington (Wales)
- Nick Page (England Indoor)
- Veryan Pappin (Scotland and Great Britain)
- Chris Rea (USA)
- Peter Swainson (Wales)
- Jimmy Wallis (England and Great Britain)
- Matthew Woods (England U21)
- Tom Woods (England U21)
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