Field hockey in Great Britain


Field hockey in Great Britain is governed by Great Britain Hockey. The organisation focuses on international competition only.[1]

Field hockey in Great Britain
Governing bodyhttp://www.greatbritainhockey.co.uk/default.asp Great Britain Hockey
Nickname(s)GB Hockey
First playedEarly/mid 1800s.
Registered playersEstimate 32,000
Clubs1145 (~1050 English ~60 Scottish ~35 Welsh)
National competitions
Great Britain Super League (defunct)

Governance


GB Hockey administers the National Men's and Women's hockey teams for both Great Britain and the home nations during competition such as the Olympic Games, Hockey World Cup and other international events.

Domestic competitions are organised on the home nation basis by England Hockey,[2] Scottish Hockey,[3] Welsh Hockey,[4] and Irish Hockey.[5]

National teams


Great Britain's women's team in 2015, who'd later win Gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Great Britain[lower-alpha 1]
Home nations[lower-alpha 2]

Tournaments hosted


CompetitionYearHost City[lower-alpha 3]
Field hockey at the Summer Olympics 1908 M London
1948 M London
Men's FIH Hockey World Cup 1986 London
EuroHockey Nations Championship 1987 W London
Women's FIH Hockey World Cup 1994 Dublin
EuroHockey Nations Championship 1995 M 1995 W Dublin
Hockey at the Commonwealth Games 2002 M 2002 W Manchester
EuroHockey Nations Championship 2007 M 2007 W Manchester
Field hockey at the Summer Olympics 2012 M 2012 W London
Hockey at the Commonwealth Games 2014 M 2014 W Glasgow
EuroHockey Nations Championship 2015 M 2015 W London
Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 M 2016 W London
Women's FIH Hockey World Cup 2018 London
Hockey at the Commonwealth Games 2022 M 2022 W Birmingham

Great Britain Super League


The Great Britain Super League was established by Great Britain Hockey in 2007 as a showcase for British hockey talent. The event was shortlived running from 2007 until 2012 and is now defunct. The inaugural teams were from England (Wessex Leopards, Saxon Tigers and Pennine Pumas), Scotland (Caledonian Cougars and Highland Jaguars) and Wales (Celtic Panthers) competing. Players from the national leagues represented their relevant region.

Winners

Men's Super League
Women's Super League

See also


Notes


  1. Competitions: Field hockey at the Summer Olympics, Hockey Champions Trophy, Men's FIH Pro League, Women's FIH Pro League.
  2. Competitions: Men's FIH Hockey World Cup, Women's FIH Hockey World Cup, EuroHockey Nations Championship, Women's EuroHockey Nations Championship, Hockey at the Commonwealth Games.
  3. Competitions where the United Kingdom competes as a whole and therefore where the Republic of Ireland competes without Northern Ireland are represented by the flags of the sovereign nations. Other competitions are represented by the flags of the home nations.

References


  1. "Great Britain Hockey". GB Hockey.
  2. "England Hockey". England Hockey.
  3. "Scottish Hockey". Scottish Hockey.
  4. "Hockey Wales". Hockey Wales.
  5. "Hockey Ireland". Hockey Ireland.