Leeds Beckett Hockey Club is one of the largest clubs at the university with three Men’s, four Ladies’ and a mixed team all competing in regular competitive fixtures. We accommodate players of all standards from complete beginners looking for recreational hockey to international players wanting performance level hockey. Away from the pitch we have a vibrant social presence with weekly socials, as well as showing a keen interest in charity work.

LBU hockey players

Our Ethos

Friends for life

Students should choose to play hockey because players will have access to performance coaching, strength and conditioning sessions, analysis, physiotherapy and nutritional assistance all helping to deliver success on the pitch, whilst making friends for life. Through playing hockey at Beckett, you will be following in the footsteps of England greats such as Sam Quek and Kirsty Mackay, both Olympic gold medal winners!

Do I need experience?

Beginners to international players welcome we have teams to suit all.

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A male hockey player

Everything you need to know

Train to win

The Leeds Beckett Hockey team provides players with the best training programmes available. That’s why here at Leeds Beckett our players have access to performance coaching, strength and conditioning sessions, analysis and physiotherapy.

Men’s and ladies’ 1st XI’s players can expect to train around two times a week. Sessions will be a combination of pitch sessions, strength and conditioning and analysis sessions. The remainder of the club train one to two times a week. All teams compete in BUCS fixtures on a Wednesday with social events taking place weekly post-match.

All programmes are designed to fit around your studies so you can get a great education while playing hockey at your preferred level!

What equipment will I need?

All players will need to provide their own:

  • Hockey stick
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield
Gold club mark

The hockey team has been awarded the Gold LBU Club Mark for 2023/24

We have been supporting students to reach their potential through the scheme since 2002. Famous alumni that have benefitted from the scheme include Lucy Bronze, Alistair Brownlee, Alex Yee, Emily Scarratt, Vicky Fleetwood, Laura Weightman and Tom Bosworth.

Leeds Beckett awards a number of sports scholarships to high performing athletes each year who are committed to upholding the values of the university and willing to represent Leeds Beckett in BUCS events. Scholarships are also awarded to those who demonstrate the ability to progress and achieve high levels of success in their chosen sports.


As a hockey player you may be eligible for a scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  • Play in Investec Premier Division (W) or English Premier Division (M)
  • GB International
  • Home Nation International
  • U18 or above International honours

Join the Hockey Team

How to get involved

If you want to join one of the most successful teams at the university, whether you want to try Hockey for the first time or you’re an experienced player, connect with us on social media:

Contact us on any platform if in interested in joining or with any questions.

Athletic Union Kit

Our 'Clean Sport' commitment

All sporting participants have the right to compete in drug-free sport (Clean Sport). Leeds Beckett University adopts the UK Anti-Doping and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) position that cheating, including doping, is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport, undermining the otherwise positive impact it can have on society.
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Sports treatment centre

Leeds Beckett University has a free Injury Clinic at our Headingley Campus - giving students the experience they need for massage and injury treatment under supervision from qualified staff (only available during term times.)

  • Located at The Trackside Pavilion (Upstairs), Headingley Campus
  • Free treatment clinic when you have a sports membership
  • Injury treatment
  • Sports massage

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Be part of the winning team

Whether you're an elite athlete or just looking to get active or have some fun, we have something for everyone.

Our Athletic Union has 38 sports clubs, and over 80 teams - regardless of your sports interest, the Athletic Union is here to help you have the best student sport experience during your time at Leeds Beckett. We also have affordable gym memberships available, packed with fitness and other great activities you can get involved with.

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Male using gym facilities for a work out

Get in touch with the Carnegie sport team