Mens Hockey Code of Conduct
Mens Hockey Constitution
Mens Hockey Risk Assessment
The University of Warwick Men’s Hockey Club are one of the biggest and friendliest sport’s clubs on campus. With 4 teams all playing twice a week, training twice a week and socialising at least once a week, the club are certainly one of the most active on and off the pitch. The UWMHC pride themselves on the welcoming nature of the club that sees international hockey players mix with complete beginners.
Recent success saw the 2011/12 1st XI crowned champion of the BUCS Midlands 2a league and narrowly miss out on the double as they lost at the final hurdle in the BUCS Conference cup. The 2nds, 3rds and 4ths have all enjoyed similar successes in recent history and it is testament to the club that all the teams compete at or near the top level for their respective sides. Of course any discussion of success for the club should not ignore the fact that the side have been crowned European Champions on their annual foreign tour every year since records began.
The club is also very active socially, with weekly Wednesday night circling in the union which this year will be taken by our social secs Tom Kight and Joey Dwoncyzk, 3 tours (pre-season, domestic and foreign), frequent Saturday night trips to Leamington’s finest establishments, annual trips into Birmingham, events such as bowling, go-karting, and an annual golf day where the Magnificent Men often prove that their best skills lie away from the hockey pitch. The best social occasions are often the away trips to other Universities which see the UWMHC play some liquid hockey before thoroughly enjoying themselves as they celebrate their victories.
Perhaps the most important work the club does is its work in the community; The UWMHC has been involved with charitable endeavours for many years and our work has gone from strength to strength. Since 2009 the Magmen have, in combination with the UWLHC, ran the ‘Hungry for Hockey’ scheme, which seeks to introduce the game in local primary schools to children who otherwise would not have the opportunity. The hard work and effort behind the ‘Hungry for Hockey’ initiative was acknowledged by Warwick Volunteers, who presented both clubs with the Warwick Volunteers Community Award at the 2010 annual Sports Federation Ball which involves all sports club affiliated to the University of Warwick. More importantly however, the scheme continues to bring lots of fun to the kids and volunteers alike which will inevitably continue this year. principally through its commitment to coaching in local schools through their Hungry for Hockey initiative. . In recent years the club has also taken up the tradition of entering many members into the Stratford Half Marathon to raise money for our chosen charities, as well as running other events such as our annual talent show evening, which sees the aspiring boy band members of the club come to the fore.
The club trains twice a week on Monday evenings (8.30pm – 10pm) and Friday evenings (5.30pm – 7.30pm). We are extremely privileged in having two top class and experienced coaches working with us – Kali Takher and Simon Lee – who have served to increase the quality of Warwick hockey throughout the club and allow players of all abilities to continue to improve and fulfil their abilities. The club is also lucky to have use of two quality pitches at Westwood on the university’s campus.