De Montfort University
DMU Hockey Club is proud to be the biggest mixed sports club at De Montfort University. The club has two BUCS teams: A Men's team and a Women's team, we cater for all abilities from county and international representatives to someone who wants to develop their enthusiasm and passion into talent! Double promotion winners in 2015, 5 years consecutively Mixed Hockey Varsity Champions, and 2017 men's varsity winners. We are certainly a team to be reckoned with.
Our BUCS teams play on Wednesday afternoons at St Margret’s Pastures, just a short walk away from our campus. We offer training sessions on Monday evenings and Friday evenings, with S&C sessions on Monday mornings and Thursday evenings. We have a motto at our club, "we train hard, we play hard and we celebrate even harder"!
Official Club Partners: DMU Hockey has a fantastic partnership with former European champions, Leicester Ladies Hockey Club. The collaboration allows for national standard coaching, physiotherapy, mentoring, and travel across Europe. There are also opportunities for members to play a high level of hockey on a Saturday, with both Women's and Men's matches available.
Socials: DMU Hockey is renowned for having a great social side to the society. We go out every Wednesday and often have one of the biggest turn outs in the Student Union! Entertaining themes, traditional events and hard work from our Social Secretaries make for a cracking year. Our sponsors for the year, Distillery, provide us with the ideal base for our social events, including team meals, Christmas and Varsity events!
Events: In 2015, DMU Hockey became official charitable partners with the British Heart Foundation in which we hold fundraisers, donation events and awareness of the cause. Most recently supporting Hockey For Heros, a charity close to us as a hockey family! We also participate in events with the De Montfort Student Union and are often seen cheering on sports teams we are proud to share a crest with. We also have team meals, pub quizzes and varying sober socials and teambuilding in order to incorporate everyone into our club!
Tour and Travel: As a club, we are often seen across the UK and Europe as we travel to meet and defeat rival universities from across the UK in countries such as Croatia, Spain and Italy. As partners with Leicester Ladies Hockey Club, we travel across Europe to support and entertain our hockey partners. Funded by DMU Global, cheap travel to watch sport and indulge in cultural activities with LLHC is something we recommend to all our playing and non-playing members.