The University of York Hockey club is one of the largest and most successful clubs at the University of York. We field three men’s and three women’s teams in the Wednesday BUCS leagues, each team playing over 30 fixtures a season. Many of our players also play for City of York Hockey club in the Saturday Yorkshire Leagues.
We are a hugely social club, with a weekly Wednesday night social which is not to be missed. We also find ourselves regularly out on a Sunday night for team socials and on a Tuesday for team meals before important BUCS matches. We also have two black tie events a year, and often have socials with other university sports clubs.
The ultimate goal of each UYHC team is to defeat their Lancaster counterparts in the annual Roses varsity – the largest of its kind in Europe. UYHC compete for 21 tournament points across ten fixtures, the most of any club, and in 2015 we were unbeaten, sending Lancaster home without a single victory to their name across the whole weekend. Roses is the pinnacle of any young athlete's career; Lord Sebastian Coe created controversy in 2012 when he described the Olympics as an "appertif for Roses".