Hockey players studying at University of Nottingham join an extensive set up with seven male squads competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues.

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Men's Performance Hockey

Why Nottingham?

Hockey players studying at University of Nottingham join an extensive set up with six male squads competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues. Our hockey facilities are world-class; we've recently opened a international-standard water-based hockey pitch within the Nottingham Hockey Centre adjacent to campus and the £40 million David Ross Sports Village houses state-of-the-art physiotherapy and strength and conditioning facilities.

With several University alumni having represented Team GB at the Olympics, including James Gall, Tom Sorsby, George Pinner and Harry Martin at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Victory for the University of Nottingham Men's first team in the 2022 BUCS national university championship highlights that this strong heritage of performance success is combined with significant investment in our facilities and players of the future!

Men's Performance Hockey at the University of Nottingham

Supporting our student-athletes

Our Men's Performance Hockey Programme


2 weekly squad sessions (60-120 min each)


3 weekly strength & conditioning sessions, including sprint training (60 min each)


3 weekly drop-in sessions available


International-standard water-based hockey pitch


Access to Nottingham Hockey Centre


Additional squad training for National League players


High Performance Zone for Strength & Conditioning

done On-site Sports Injury Clinic with specialist sports physiotherapy, sports massage support and plunge pool
done Heated Hydrotherapy Pool and ice bath for rehab and recovery
done Nutrition and Sports Psychology support

Performance analysis support, including GPS and video analysis

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Representing the #GreenandGold


  • 2023/24 - BUCS Vase Winners (Men 2)
  • 2022/23 - BUCS Championship Winners (Men 1)
  • 2022/23 - BUCS Premier National champions (Men 1)
  • 2022/23 - BUCS Vase finalist (Men 2)
  • 2021/22 - BUCS Championship finalist (Men 1)
  • 2021/22 - BUCS Division 1 North champions (Men 1)
  • 2016/17 - BUCS Championship finalist (Men 1)
  • 2016/17 - Midlands Premier champions
  • 2016/17 - BUCS North A champions (Men 1)
  • 2014/15 - BUCS Championship winners (Men 1)


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High Performance Zone - University of Nottingham Performance Facilities

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Performance Coaching

James Bateman - Head Coach

Joining the Green & Gold coaching team in 2019, James became Head Coach in 2021. James, or JB as he is more affectionately known, brings a wealth of experience to the programme having previously been a teacher and Director of Hockey at Oakham School. Alongside University of Nottingham commitments, JB is the England U18 Boys Assistant Coach and in 2022 completed the European Hockey Federation’s Top Coaches Programme.

James Bateman - University of Nottingham Men's Hockey Head Coach

Christian Battye | 2nd X1 Head Coach

A new face at the university for 2023/24, Christian has joined the programme as the Men’s second team coach. In addition to extensive experience within club hockey, Christian worked within the EH junior pathway at the East Midlands Performance Centre from 2018 - 2021, becoming Head Coach in 2019. Christian also completed the GB Hockey Advanced Coach Programme, graduating in summer 2020 as part of cohort 3.

ONE Sports Warehouse
Official Equipment Sponsor

Our University of Nottingham Hockey clubs are proud to partner with ONE Sports Warehouse as equipment supplier for our performance teams. ONE Sports Warehouse have over 60 years combined knowledge in the hockey industry. Established in 2015, OSW the company has grown from a small local family retailer to a large online store that offers fantastic customer service and the best brands on the market.

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