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

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Women's Performance Hockey

Why Nottingham?

Hockey players studying at University of Nottingham join an extensive set up with six female 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 a bronze medal for Annie Panter at the London 2012 Games, we have a strong heritage of performance success combined with significant investment in the facilities and players of the future!

Performance Women's Hockey at UoN

Supporting our student-athletes

Our Women's Performance Hockey Programme


International-standard water-based hockey pitch


Access to Nottingham Hockey Centre


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


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 Nutrition and Sports Psychology support
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Representing the #GreenandGold


  • 2023/24 - BUCS Championship Winners (Women 1)
  • 2023/24 - BUCS ICG Women's Premier Champions (Women 1)
  • 2022/23 - BUCS Championship Winners (Women 1)
  • 2022/23 - BUCS ICG Women's Premier Champions (Women 1)
  • 2021/22 - BUCS Championship Winners (Women 1)
  • 2021/22 - England Hockey Division 1 North Winners
  • 2019/20 - Unbeaten season and BUCS Championship Finalists (Final not played due to Covid)
  • 2019/20 - England Hockey Conference North Winners
  • 2018/19 - Midlands Prem Winners
  • 2017/18 - Midlands Hockey 1 champions and promotion to Midlands Premier
  • 2017/18 - BUCS Championship runners up (Women 1)
  • 2017 Investec Trophy winners


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Performance Coaching

Matt Taylor - Head Coach

Director of the University of Nottingham Hockey programme since 2010, Matt Taylor is one of the top domestic hockey coaches in the UK. As well as leading the UoN Men's team to the national British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) title in 2015, Matt has won 3 Premier League championships and the EHB Cup with local National League side Beeston Hockey Club.

A former England senior international, Matt has won four National League championships and three National Cups with Cannock HC as a player. Additionally, Matt has coached over 35 senior international hockey players in the last 15 years.

Matt Taylor - Women's Performance Hockey Head Coach
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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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