About the Club
Team Bath Buccaneers HC is a Club for everyone whose strength is built on the diversity of its playing membership, its partnership with Bath University and the quality of the coaching and facilities that it has access to. We intend to harness these strengths as it continues its development as the biggest Hockey Club in the West Country and aspires to become one of the best Clubs in the country.
TBBHC has very strong representation amongst Club, Student and Youth players and has strength in depth in playing numbers with 8 Mens, 5 Ladies, 2 Masters, 2 Indoor, 5 Summer League and 17 Junior teams. We intend to continue to develop this strength in depth across all sections of the Club, as well as broadening our appeal to supporters and family members to encourage greater participation.
TBBHC wants to play a brand of hockey that is Fast, Fearless and Fun. We see this as being technically and tactically creative, having a positive attitude and enjoying the game. We believe in achieving excellence in coaching and promoting a culture of player development and learning in support of England Hockey’s aims.
Formed in 1955 from the Admiralty Hockey Club, TBBHC was first known as the Bath Civil Service Hockey Club before changing its name to CS Bath Buccaneers in 1977. In 1996, 'Buccs' merged with City of Bath Ladies and in 1999 moved to the University of Bath to become part of the 'Team Bath' franchise with the aim of bringing English National League hockey to the Club. This was achieved 3 years later under Head Coach Bobby Crutchely (ex GB and England), now the GB and England Men's Head Coach. The Mens 1st XI have subsequenty been crowned Champions of the EHL West Conference 4 times (2009/10, 2011/12, 2014/15 and 2016/17). With a 10 year partnership with the University of Bath signed in 2010, Team Bath Buccaneers aims to go from strength to strength over the coming years.