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Leeds Beckett University Hockey Club (LBUHC) has eight teams - four men’s and four women’s - that compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS).

The women’s first team compete in the new BUCS Premier A and the men’s first team compete in BUCS Premier B.

The University is in partnership with Leeds Hockey Club (LHC); They have thirteen teams – eight men’s and five women’s – that compete in North and Yorkshire Leagues

Both first teams currently compete in the Northern Premier League with the aim to get to the National Conference North and then the National Premier League.

The Hockey programme is full-time with athletes attending two pitch sessions (One LBUHC, one LHC) two strength and conditioning sessions, one sprint session and two fixtures (One LBUHC, one LHC).

Players within the programme represent England u21s and beyond. Notable Alumni include Samantha Quek (GB and England) and Alistair Brogdon (GB and England).

Gold-winning Olympian Sam Quek

Olympic gold medallist and Leeds Beckett alumna Sam Quek


Oliver Lumley – Head of Hockey and Men’s 1st Team Coach (LBUHC)

As a former student at Leeds Beckett University and LHC 1st team player, Ollie has been involved in the programme since 2005.

In his time as Head Coach the club have achieved multiple promotions, cup wins and accolades off the pitch. He is a coach for the Men’s 1st team at LHC, as part of the LBUHC/LHC partnership he is a lead in junior development.

Ollie has coached in the England Hockey Single System as a Futures Cup Coach for the Pennine Pumas.

Jaspal Panesar – Ladies 1st Team Coach (LBUHC and LHC)

Jaspal has been the Ladies 1st team coach since 2013 and has guided both LHC and LBUHC to multiple promotions and cup wins.

Lewis Butcher – Men’s 1st Team Coach (LHC)

Lewis is a former LHC player and has coached at both Sheffield HC and Durham University. He is currently the Director of Hockey at Queen Ethelburga’s School, York.

As a level 4 coach, Lewis has coached in the England Hockey Single System from JACs (junior academy centres) through to NAGs (national age groups).

Partnerships and pathways

LBUHC has been in partnership with LHC since 2014/15, offering playing, coaching, umpiring and video analysis opportunities to all students.

For more information regarding joining either club, please contact Head Coach Oliver Lumley on oliver.lumley@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or 0113 812 7625.

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