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Women & Men
21 - 30 August 2015

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre,
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Women & Men | 21 - 30 August 2015

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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The Essentials

The game is
long split into quarters
The most
scored - wins!
on the pitch
10 on the field and 1 goalkeeper
There are
substitutes
who roll on and off
The pitch is made from artificial turf.
It is 91.4 metres long by 55 metres wide.
Wembley football pitch
is 105 metres long and 69 metres wide
Hockey is played with
a hockey stick and a ball.
The ball is slightly larger
than a tennis ball.
At the 2012 London Olympics,
Hockey was the 3rd most
watched sport
Hockey is played by
men and women in over
125 countries
on 5 continents by
over 3,000,000 people
around the world
There are no left-handed sticks.
An experienced drag flicker
can get the ball up to 75mph
(120km/h)
which is as fast as a cheetah!
International players
cover more than
5 miles
during the course of a hockey match
England women’s team
won silver at the
2014 Commonwealth Games
(And the men’s team won bronze!)

The game is 60mins long, split into quarters. The most goals scored wins!

There are 11 players on the pitch – 10 on the field and one goalkeeper.

There are substitutes who roll on and off.

The artificially turfed field is 91.4 metres long by 55 metres wide.

Hockey is played with a hockey stick and a ball.

The ball is slightly larger than a tennis ball.

At the 2012 Olympics, Hockey was the 3rd most watched sport.

Hockey is played by men and women in over 125 countries on 5 continents by over 3,000,000 people around the world.

There are no left-handed sticks.

An experienced drag flicker can get the ball up to 75mph, which is as fast as a cheetah!

International players cover more than five miles during the course of a hockey match.

England women’s team won silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the mens's team won bronze!

The name hockey derives from the old French word "hoquet" meaning a shepherd's crook.

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