Back to Hockey
What is 'Back to Hockey'
Back to Hockey is an opportunity for women of all ages and abilities to get involved in the wonderful game of hockey. Whether you previously played hockey and haven't for a while, or haven't played since school, this is a chance to learn some new skills, make some new friends and fall back in love with the sport. Back to Hockey will take place every Wednesday for 6 weeks starting on Wednesday 21st August from 7pm-8pm. Your first two sessions are free, so what are you waiting for!?
When happens once Back to Hockey is finished?
After your initial 2 free sessions, you can then choose to become a full member of Wick Ladies by paying subs, due bi-annually. Once the 6 week 'Back to Hockey' has finished, you can then attend the full club training sessions on Tuesday evenings. Training takes place from 8:00 – 9:15 pm for stick skills, with the option to attend the free fitness session beforehand, 7:20-7:50. All training takes place at Bristol Met Academy, Fishponds, which is also our Home ground for games.
What do I need to bring with me?
Every hockey player should have at least a hockey stick and shoes suitable for playing on astro turf. Don't worry if you don't have these things at first, we have plenty of spare sticks and you can wear any sports trainers for your first few practises. If you intend to stay on playing hockey we do recommend buying and bringing your own gum shield, shin pads and hockey gloves. We can help by recommending the best places to go and you can usually get a discount on kit from shops by being a member of the club.
What if I can’t make the first training sessions?
Don’t worry if you are on holiday or shift work, just let Jen the Club Captain know and join in at a later date.
I am a shift worker- can I still join the club?
Yes, of course! In an ideal world we would like players to attend every training session and be available for league games, but unlike other hockey clubs, we understand that this isn't always possible. As long as you show commitment and passion to the sport, we don't mind.
What is it really like playing for Wick Ladies?
Our new Third Team Captain, Chloe, breaks it down for you:
"The last time I'd played hockey I was in school. That was about 12 years ago. Since I moved to Bristol 3 years ago I'd thought a few times about picking hockey up again, but my confidence was knocked a few times when I'd emailed several clubs and they said they were only looking for high ability league players. Then I found Wick Ladies! I started playing with Wick last summer during their last Back to Hockey campaign. Arriving at my first training session I was very nervous and apprehensive as my fitness was pretty ropey, I had next to no hockey skills and I didn't know anybody. I had nothing to worry about, though as everyone was so friendly and welcoming. What I really like about Wick is it's a family made up of women of different ages, sizes and backgrounds and the club has a family, community vibe. I'd originally planned to attend training and play just for fun but within a few weeks my competitive nature got the better of me and I wanted to get involved in league games. I didn't really have a clue what I was doing but everyone was really supportive and I soon learnt some new skills. Fast forward 10 months and I have grown in confidence, I have learnt a lot and more importantly I have made some really good friends and I’m now 3rd team Captain going into the new season"
How do I join?
Press the ‘Get in touch’ to fill out your details and Jen, our Club Captain will contact you. Go on, you know your want to, you will not regret it!