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Why us?
As a large club we have many teams so can offer you the appropriate level of hockey
We have a large and friendly clubhouse
Our pitch is located on site along with the club other fantastic facilities including indoor and outdoor tennis courts, squash courts and Cricket pitch, we have a wide range of ages in all the membership categories offering a full youth section all the way to veterans sport

We have a range of fun social events including a Players Black tie Dinner and Awards Night at the end of season, we also run, Quiz nights, Halloween Party, Race Nights, Christmas Party & Band Night!
We run an annual tournament which sees clubs travel from all over the North or England to enter and are the training base of one of the girls County teams

We are very proud to have a large number of County and North of England players in all age groups, boy & girls, as well as senior level

With monthly selection meetings you won’t get stuck in a team and will have every opportunity to progress if you want to, we have great teas! After all league and cup games

2013 has been a great year for us as we have now become a satellite centre with 4 brand new junior satellite centres for kids from 6-17 years, all this is thanks to the Blackburn Rovers Football Club -  PL4S Premier League 4 Sport programme and backing from England Hockey - Juniors now have the opportunity to attend training sessions at 4 different sites throughout the week to fit in around other sports, commitments and family things, information available, just get in touch, or speak to a committee member

That Sounds Great – I want to Join Now!
To join the Hockey Section of the sports club all you need to do is complete a membership form and pay an annual membership fee. Membership entitles you to attend training, play in games, attend all social events and get your own swipe card to our fantastic clubhouse, where you can enjoy a drink, watch sky sports & live football, play table tennis or darts, the bar is open every Wednesday after training and on match days before and after games

We hold trials each year for all existing, new and prospective members who want to play competitive and social hockey at regional level or below.  These sessions are intended to enable you to meet and greet people after the summer, enjoy a few friendly games of hockey and also show off your talents to enable the captains to select their initial squads for September.

How do I sign up?
Send us an email to hockeysection@hotmail.com and request a membership form which we can email back to you, ask any committee member at training, or pick one up from the clubhouse

Whatever your age… Whatever your ability… Welcome
we are delighted that you are interested in joining the Hockey Section at Blackburn Northern Sports Club.   We aim to provide a social and development environment for hockey players of all ages and abilities. Whether you have never played hockey before, whether you are returning to hockey after a break, or just looking for a club environment in which to perfect your skills and work towards your representative ambitions we hope to be able to meet your needs.

I’m still not sure Hockey is Right for Me
That’s OK. We know that playing a sport is a commitment in time and money, and we know it is sometimes hard from initial impressions to judge whether a club with have the right feel and opportunities for you. We would invite you to get in touch with our club captains if you have any questions or concerns.

The ladies club captain is Hannah Laverty and the men’s is Paddy Higginson both can be found down the club on a Wednesday night at training, or you can email hockeysection@hotmail.com with any questions putting the club captain you would like to contact name in the subject box, or you can just email us on the same address to get in touch to introduce yourself and request more information. You can also come along to one our general training or fitness sessions to have a look around, meet some of the other players and have a go before you need to commit yourself to signing up

Here’s why we think you will….

Why Hockey?
You may have never played hockey before but as the sport’s exposure in the media increases you may have thought it looks like a fun competitive sport to try. You may have tried hockey at school but not pursued playing in a club before. Or you may have terrible memories of hockey from school on a cold muddy pitch that bear little resemblance to the fun fast sport hockey is today.

We think hockey is great because:

It is a fast technical game. You can learn the basics quickly, but still be mastering your skills after decades of playing
It is fun and sociable team sport
Rolling substitutions help make it a tactical game and one where you can rest during the game, and re-enter the fray revived
It is played at all ages. You can start at 6 and still be playing, even at international level at 60
it is played equally by men and women. In addition to men's and ladies sides there are many social and competitive mixed sides. Hockey is a sport that has a mixed international team
it can be played outdoors or indoors

Visit England Hockey for more information on the game at


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