who are we?
The University of Exeter Hockey Club has long been an integral part of the University and is currently one of Exeter's High-Performance Clubs. The men's club fields six teams in BUCS and seven in men's hockey leagues, playing clubs and universities all over the country. EUHC ended the 2018/19 season as the highest BUCS ranked hockey university in the country and have finished as one of the top two since 2011.
The Exeter University Ladies Hockey Division is also a longstanding high-performance club, with six teams playing in top level BUCS leagues as well as a Saturday league team. Our 1st XI play in the BUCS Premier South division as well as National League hockey for the ISCA-University side every weekend. The club is integral to Exeter’s sporting success, and offers an opportunity to be part of a club that competes against the best in the country.
Our success has attracted high quality coaches and players, this quality is represented throughout the club as a whole and, along with our fantastic facilities, has helped make us one of the most successful clubs on campus.
Finally, our Intramural programme enables students to play mixed hockey in an extremely social and enjoyable environment, whilst also being coached by members of our 1XI who have represented England U21s and higher. With matches running every Sunday evening, Intramural is ideal for taking time out from academic study.
why are we raising money?
We have ambitious plans for the Hockey Club and wish for it to continue to go from strength to strength. In order to build upon our recent successes and maintain our position as one of the top clubs in the country, we need to continue to invest. Currently our members pay a subscription at the beginning of the year, most of which is spent on transport and equipment, which are fundamental costs, leaving very little left over to spend on club development.
Where will the money go?
We would love to be able to buy new kit and equipment and improve our facilities. For example:
- £50 could buy a new goalie smock
- £100 could buy a set of 20 match balls for a team
- £250 could provide League affiliation for a team
- £500 could contribute towards our plan to redecorate the home changing room
- £1000 could contribute towards installing weatherproof lockers at the Astroturf for teams to store equipment
Everyone who makes a donation, regardless of size, will be given the opportunity to have their name displayed on our new donor board, which will be located next to the pitch. For those who make a gift of £240 or a regular donation of £10 per month, their name will be displayed on one of the seats in the Grandstand (pictured below).
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