Our Sports Hockey Hockey is a fantastic team game that encompasses all levels from High Performance through to social and all ages from the very young to those who are still playing in their 70s. Fast, skilful and fun, it does not need a big financial outlay to play - a stick, shin pads and astroturf shoes are all you need, along with a desire to give it a go. At Bath Buccaneers, we have 8 Mens Teams. The Mens 1st XI play in the English Hockey League West Conference - they are reigning champions - and the remainder of the Mens teams play in the Gocrea8 Mens Hockey League from the Premier down through the divisions. The 5 Ladies teams play in the West Womens Club League (WWCL) from the Premier down through the divisions. Teams from Bath Buccaneers also enter the English Hockey National Cup and Trophy competitions annually and the Mens Indoor Leagues. Team Bath Buccaneers is closely affiliated with the University of Bath Hockey Club, many of whose members play League and Cup hockey for TBBHC. To find out more about the University Hockey Club, go to: University of Bath Hockey To find out about the rules of hockey, go to: Rules of Hockey To find out more about playing hockey in England, go to the following websites: England Hockey International Hockey Federation (FIH) Junior Hockey Bath Buccaneers has a thriving Junior Academy with approx 300 members and 17 teams (from U8 through to U18, Boys, Girls and Mixed) supported by an enthusiastic team of coaches and parent volunteers. The U18 Boys are the National Club Champions of 2013/14 and bronze medallists of 2014/15 and the Girls U18s are reigning West Indoor Champions but there is strength in depth at all age groups. The Academy is split into 2 sections: the Sunday Academy for U8 - U12 which trains on a Sunday morning and the Junior Performance Academy where teams train on weekday evenings and also play competitive junior matches. Full details at: U8 - U12: Sunday Academy U14 - U18: Midweek Programme All players aged 14 and above are also encouraged to play senior hockey where they wish to while high performing players can join the England Single System and also the Buccaneers Player Pathway. Full details of the Bath Buccaneers Player Pathway are at: Junior Pathway Mixed Hockey Bath Buccaneers enters mixed teams into matches, tournaments and festivals on an occasional basis. A sociable form of hockey, if it takes your interest keep your eyes peeled on the website for information about upcoming fixtures. Summer Hockey For those who want to keep their game going during the off season, Team Bath Buccaneers enters several teams (Men and Ladies) into the local Summer Leagues and this is very popular with many players allowing competitive hockey but also letting players develop their skills. The Mens side of the Club have 2 teams in the Bristol and District Summer League. The As is run by Chris Jones and plays in Division 1, the Bs is run by Martin Pellow and plays in Division 3. The League and Fixture details are at the link below. Why not sign yourself up now under your Member profile - select the category 'Summer Hockey'. Bristol and District Summer League (Mens) Veterans Hockey Bath Buccaneers has 2 Masters teams, one for O40 Men know as the Mariners and one for O35 Women. These teams enter the National Veterans Trophy competitions annually while the Mariners go on tour, often abroard, on a regular basis. Indoor Hockey Indoor Hockey is played at the new Founders Hall at the University of Bath. During the December / January break from Outdoor Hockey, the Mens 1st XI enter the National Indoor 5s competition, playing against some of the other best teams in the country and with the prize being attendance at the televised National Finals at the end of January each year.