In the second instalment of our “Why you should join” series, the Ladies’ Hockey Club have their say.
The University of Warwick Ladies’ Hockey Club or UWLHC is one of the largest female sports clubs on campus and prides itself on inclusivity, ranging from total beginners, to girls who have played for many years and are striving to improve and compete at higher levels – this makes us different from other universities.
We train and play hard but also have an unreal social calendar and strong bonds with other clubs. Your university life will undoubtedly be transformed when you join UWLHC.
We have 4 teams who play at least once a week, ranging from BUCS division 1A through to our social team which plays in a local friendly league! Our 1s, 2s and 3s all got promoted last season so we’re looking forward to a new start in our respective leagues, and would love for fresh blood to join us!
Twice a week we take over Westwood Astros with professional coaches to work on skills and match play. We even have a beautiful new waterbase astro! Fitness sessions on Tuesday mornings are great to improve your fitness off the pitch. We also offer a Sunday ‘rock up and play’ session.
We’re also a Performance Sport Club, which means we’re one of the top performing clubs on campus and we get extra personalised training, fitness and strength sessions suited to hockey.
We’re most often found circling upstairs before Pop with a lot of noise, face paint, wigs and questionable dressing-up. Our social secretaries work hard to organise unforgettable socials with a range of clubs like cricket, hockey and rugby to name a few, so you’ll get to make lots of friends outside of the club. We also go on tour twice a year, and don’t bother bringing your hockey stick…
We have sober fun too – charity tournaments, pub quizzes, club meals, Varsity, bowling, trampolining and more.
OFF THE PITCH:
A UWLHC calendar is busy to say the least. Varsity against Coventry University is the highlight, as we remain unbeaten for the 28thyear with the most recent 8-0 smashing. There are also the Christmas meal, Hockey Ball, Sports Ball, and we conclude with our infamous UWHC charity hockey tournament, which attracts nearly 200 participants. We do lots of other charity work throughout the year; last year we supported MIND and a local homeless shelter through our ‘February Charity Challenge’.