Joining a social sports league as an adult can be daunting. We’ve spoken to our players across the country to find out if they had any initial worries before joining one of our leagues, in the hope to encourage other women who are interested in joining to have the confidence to take up, or play hockey again.


“I’m Too Unfit!”

The first hurdle that often worries women before joining one of our hockey leagues is the belief that they are not fit enough. We believe that as long as you love playing the game, that’s all the matters! Our leagues are designed to be fun and friendly, and cater to players of all fitness levels. The beauty of hockey lies in its versatility, offering a position for everyone on the field. Whether you prefer to take it slow or bring the heat, our leagues provide an inclusive space where you can enjoy the game at your own pace, and most importantly, with other like-minded people. Don’t let concerns about your fitness level keep you from the thrill of playing hockey!


“I Don’t Know Anyone”

Feeling like you’re stepping onto unfamiliar territory can be daunting. But did you know, 80% of our league players sign up as individuals without knowing anyone else. Our commitment to creating a welcoming community means we’ll place you on a team with like-minded individuals who share your passion for hockey. You’ll quickly find yourself forming bonds with other players who are as excited as you are to hit the field. So, even if you don’t know anyone when you start, you’ll soon have a supportive network of friends who share your love for the game!


“I’m Too Old”

We encourage women of all ages to take up hockey. Age is just a number, and it should never be a barrier to pursuing your interests, especially when it comes to sports! Our leagues are home to players of various age groups, proving that it’s never too late to pick up your stick again, or for the first time! Whether you’re in your twenties or your eighties, you’re welcome to join us on the field. Hockey is about passion, friendship, and enjoying the game, regardless of your age!


“I’ve Not Played for Years”

Life often gets in the way, and sometimes, our beloved sports take a backseat. If you haven’t played hockey in years and worry about your rusty skills, rest assured that everybody is welcome, regardless of their skill level or experience! Our leagues prioritise the fun and sociable side of the sport, making them ideal for those who want to relive the joy of playing hockey without the pressure of intense competition. Don’t let the gap in your playing history discourage you, use it as an opportunity to rediscover the love you have for the game.


“I’ve Never Played!”

Perhaps the most common apprehension is the fear of the unknown. If you’ve never played hockey before, the idea of stepping onto the field can be intimidating. However, at Play Hockey, we celebrate newcomers with open arms, as do your fellow team-mates and competitors! You don’t need any experience to join our leagues, and our dedicated league coordinators and admin are there to support you every step of the way. From learning the basics to mastering more advanced skills, you’ll have the support of your new team, umpires and the whole Play Hockey community! Embrace the opportunity to try something new and discover the thrill of playing hockey for the first time!

Play Hockey is more than just a platform to play hockey; we are a community that welcomes individuals of all fitness levels, ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. So, if you’ve ever felt of these concerns, it’s time to put them aside and experience the joy, friendship, and excitement that hockey can bring.


Read more about Play Hockey here and find out why you should sign up to your nearest league!

We would love to hear from you! You can register on the website as well as email us to let us know where you’re based and that you’re interested in joining a Hockey league and our dedicated admin team will keep everybody updated with league locations and information about new leagues starting as it happens!



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