Sport & Exercise

Hockey (Men)

Each year Edinburgh University Men's Hockey Club selects 18 players to be part of the Team Performance Programme.

One of the most highly regarded of its kind in the UK, the University of Edinburgh Performance Sport Programme enables athletes to achieve a world-class degree and perform to the best of their ability.


Information Pack

Further information on studying and playing sport at Edinburgh, as well as etails on our Performance Programme for Men's Hockey.

Men's Hockey Programme              


A world-class city

Edinburgh mixes architectural beauty and history with a lively, fun environment and has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. As part of our Performance Programme, you will develop your athletic and academic skills in tandem, competing for one of the United Kingdom’s best sporting higher education institutions and studying at a university that is consistently ranked in the top 50 in the world:

  • Over 650 degree programmes
  • Flexible study
  • Ranked 32nd in the world for graduate employability


A world-class experience

In return for your dedication and hard work, we will offer you world-class training facilities and support to allow you to be the best you can be:

  • 1 Head and 2 Assistant Coaches
  • Full time Strength & Conditioning support
  • Academic support
  • Lifestyle and nutritional advice
  • Access to the world-renowned FASIC Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinic


Leading the way

The programme also has a proven track record of developing junior players with potential into senior international athletes and has even sent players to the last two Commonwealth Games. Our coaches have extensive international experience and our Head Coach is also assistant coach on the Great Britain Elite Development Programme.

We have an ambitious programme in world-class facilities and it's great to be working with a group of players that have the hunger and desire to train to be the best they can be.

Graham Moodie, Head Hockey Coach


Training to be the best

On top of two matches a week, we have two hockey practices and there is the opportunity for one-to-one coaching with our Head Coach. We train at Peffermill Playing Fields, which has recently been upgraded and boasts two world class water based Astroturf pitches. Another two training sessions take place weekly at the dedicated Performance Gym at the Pleasance.

With the support of the University, I am able to fully pursue both the demands of my degree and my sporting career.

Ben Pearson, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Scotland U21 International


Compete at the highest level

We have a clear focus; developing players to become the best that they can be in our Performance Programme. We have an exceptional record of developing International players and have had representation at the last 3 Commonwealth games and 3 alumni playing for Scotland in 2018, as well as our Head coach working with Scotland Senior Men. 

The Men’s hockey have been in 3 of the last 5 Scottish Cup finals, as well as winning 2 BUCS Premier League titles, the BUCS trophy and we have been in the top Scottish League for the last 10 consecutive seasons.


Want to know more?

We are always looking for ambitious, academic athletes to realise their potential with us. Below you will find information on Sport & Exercise, funding, scholarships and our Elite Athlete Policy;


Sport & Exercise

Student Funding 



Our aim is to train, develop and retain some of the finest hockey talent in the country. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of hockey players to our Performance Programme and hope to hear from you soon.

Graham Moodie

Head of Performance Men’s Hockey

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