Whether you play hockey casually or for a club at local, regional or national level, TeamBU Hockey welcomes talented male and female players who are keen to progress in their sport.

BU have a strong and progressive hockey programme with a well-established partnership with Bournemouth Hockey Club (BHC) with women’s and men’s 1st XI’s both in the South Central Regional Premier League. BU students have the opportunity to represent BHC on Saturday’s across the club’s teams, accessing extra coaching and playing more games through the season.

The hockey programme and BHC are based at Chapel Gate – a BU Community Business 65-acre sports facility which is located just outside of Bournemouth – and make use of the two dedicated hockey pitches (one of which is a full size, sand-dressed, floodlit pitch) for all home fixtures.

Adam Tapper is the Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s TeamBU squads and also is BHC Men’s 1st XI Coach, along with supporting the Women’s 1st XI set-up at BHC.

Meet TeamBU Hockey: our Performance Sport Hockey Teams

We have four men’s and women’s teams who compete in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and competitions.

Key information

Available to

High-performing BU hockey players


Men’s and women’s 1st teams
Day and times: Mondays, 8:30pm-10pm (men’s); 7pm-8:30pm (women’s)
Location: Chapel Gate, Parley, Christchurch BH23 6BL

Men’s and women’s 2nd teams
Day and times: Mondays, 5:30pm-7pm
Location: Chapel Gate


Chapel Gate: Wednesday afternoons

If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Hockey, you’ll be required to purchase a sport-specific membership.

This membership includes: BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and TeamBU transport (among others)

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From Sports Scholarships to TASS support, the High Performance team here at SportBU supports all athletes in the local area to achieve their highest possible sporting potential. For more information, Scholar Stories, and for elite athlete support visit click the link below:

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