Swansea University Hockey Club is an all inclusive club, whether you're an international or if you've never played before and would like to just give it a go there is a team for you! Swansea University Men's and Women's Hockey Clubs were established in 1920 as two of the founding sports at Swansea University. Starting with only one side each, the clubs have grown significantly, now boasting eight teams and a large social community.
In 2018, a merger between Swansea University Men's Hockey Club, Swansea University Ladies Hockey Club, Swansea City and Spartans, created Swansea Hockey Club. In which, we now have 7 men's and 8 women's teams that play on the weekend.
Training times are dependent on team and training is held at the international sports village on Sketty Lane. These sessions are supplemented with additional elite performance sessions and club beach fitness training throughout the year. If you would like to join the club and have not yet been given a team please email email@example.com or find the 'Contact Us' section on our website.
The club has one of the largest social lives within the university, having weekly Wednesday socials with various themes for the evening. There are a variey of club events over the year including our welcoming event 'Freshers' Families', an Easter 'Tour' where we've visted Croatia and Catalonia in the past. One of the largest and most memorable events of our calendar is 'Old Boy's Weekend', where 100+ veteran players come back for 2 days and compete in Sport Swansea's largest Old Boys event.
The Welsh Varsity
The Welsh Varsity takes place every year between Swansea University and Cardiff University. It is the second largest of the British varsity games, behind Oxford v Cambridge. The hockey match is watched by hundreds of students and has featured many past and present international players. In 2014, Swansea won for the first time in the clubs history. Two historic goals by Tom Newman sealed the emphatic victory on Cardiff soil. Swansea won again in 2015 under the leadership of James Nicandrou. James Rogers scored the only goal of the game with a dragflick. In 2016, The match ended 2-2 after a tight contest with Cardiff winning the match 8-7 on penalty flicks.
It was in 2019 that Swansea went to Cardiff and got their best result ever in Varsity. After an extremely tight first half which resulted in Swansea ahead 2-1 at half time, with a number of superb opportunities to speak of and an incredible goaline save by goalkeeper and captain Conor Baverstock. Cardiff drew level early on in the second half through a penalty flick however Swansea took control of the second half with Welsh internationals Jacob Draper and Ioan Wall leading the way, three short corners, three drag flicks and two goals from Ioan meant Swansea were dominant throughout and to finish it all off, a poachers goal from "Yorkie" sealed the game and ended Cardiff's humiliation with Swansea running out as winners. Swansea 6-2 Cardiff.
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