Welcome to the Aberdeen University Women’s Hockey Club!

As one of the biggest sports clubs at Aberdeen University, we are determined to stay strong both on and off the pitch despite these uncertain times. Everyone across the club shares the same enthusiasm and love of hockey- no matter how much experience they have. Whether you’re a keen player, or have never picked up a stick before AUWHC is incredibly accommodating.

We currently have 4 teams, ranging in ability, playing in leagues such as BUCS 1 and National League 2. This year, we are so excited to be able to return to play after a long year off the pitch! We will be playing our BUCS games on Wednesdays, both home and away and also have games on weekends. Our training sessions are on Tuesdays 4.30pm-6.30pm and Thursdays from 6-7:30pm at the Aberdeen Sports Village Hockey Pitch. With our development team training at Hillhead pitches on a Friday from 5-6.30pm. Not only are these sessions important in improving our skills, fitness and matchplay but they are an opportunity to meet new people and have fun with your friends.

The club doesn’t stop there, the social side of hockey at Aberdeen University is also very important to us. You will always find an AUWHC girl in the middle of the dance floor on SKITE Wednesdays and we take pride in the many socials that we have throughout the year. These socials are huge amounts of fun and a great opportunity to get to know the other girls and the boys’ club, AUMHC.

Another exciting part of our year is Tour, which we plan for after exams and the beginning of Summer. Previous years have included Dublin, Salou (Spain), Lloret de Mar (Spain), Prague and most recently the AUWHC girls went to Budapest. The club sadly hasn’t been able to tour in previous years due to the pandemic, but we plan on making a bigger and better return this year! We use this website for signing up for memberships and paying for socials/tour. Everything else is found on Facebook. Our Fresher 2021-2022 group can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/384213876655135/ 

Once memberships are paid, we'll add you to the main group where you can keep up to date on matches, socials and everything going on in the club.

Everybody is welcome at AUWHC - from those who have been playing hockey their whole lives to the girls who are wanting to try something new. We really hope to see you at our stall at the Fresher's Fayre on Tuesday 21st September between 11am -3.30pm. We have also published a form so we can get a rough idea on your level of hockey before our ‘give it a go session’: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXEkd_SV5Y8MZlVwALpY22eI90jx6V9I1wI7NQ29ILzW9PfA/viewform?usp=pp_url

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Butler (AUWHC Club President) at auwomenshockey@gmail.com or message our Facebook page (University of Aberdeen Hockey). You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter (@auwhc) where we post regularly to keep the club informed on things like committee members, matches and socials. Feel free to have a stalk, follow and message us on any of these sites! We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to meeting you all.

Lots of AU love,

The AUWHC Committee

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