With two synthetic Astroturf surfaces on the Island, hockey is an easy sport to access. Governed by the Jersey Hockey Association, the sport boasts four divisions offering different levels of hockey from elite men and women, right down to development players.
The JHA also runs a vibrant development programme on Sunday morning’s at Les Quennevais for junior players to try out the sport before refining their skills.
At elite level, the Jersey men and women compete in England Hockey’s national knock-out competitions, allowing the top players to test themselves against English clubs. The JHA also runs several veteran teams – for both men and women – that enter national competitions.
As well as the annual inter-insular clash with Guernsey, both Jersey’s men and women enter the biennial Islands Tournament, which is due to be hosted in the Island in September 2015.