Masters of Hockey

The Nottingham Trent University Hockey programme, which is run in partnership with Beeston Hockey Club is now able to offer some exciting new scholarship opportunities for prospective students interested in undertaking postgraduate study, whilst continuing to play performance hockey.

As part of the NTU Sports Scholarship programme, we are able to offer a range of fee reduction opportunities to players both from the UK and overseas. Whilst studying and also being able to represent Nottingham Trent in the BUCS National League, players will represent Beeston Hockey Club in the England Hockey Premier Divisions.

The joint NTU/Beeston HC programme, which was announced in February has already supported a wide range of high-performing players, including US international Caroline Hanks, who wrote about her experiences in this recent article and we are now able to offer this experience to a range of athletes across both our Men’s and Women’s programme.

An NTU Sport Scholarship will also provide student – athletes with a range of additional support including high levels of Strength & Conditioning and Physiotherapy, lifestyle guidance particularly around athlete transitions from our qualified mentoring staff, as well as a range of other sport science service,s and assistance with academic flexibility, to allow you to achieve your maximum potential in both sport and academia.


Head of Hockey Colin Clarke, who is also the Head Coach of Beeston Ladies’ 1st team and a former GB U23 & England U21 Head Coach says: “The opportunity to continue your studies at a top 12 Academic University and a University hockey programme with both Men’s & Ladies’ squads in the BUCS National League, coupled with England Hockey Premier Division opportunities with Beeston is the ideal combination. Our high performance ‘international standard ’coaching and support services available to you as an athlete, are designed to enable you to develop your Dual Career aspirations during your time at NTU & Beeston. We have aspirations within the Men’s & Women’s programmes to win BUCS Championships with NTU and qualify for the Euro Hockey League with Beeston.”

David Griffiths, Deputy Chairman of Beeston Hockey Club said of the opportunity: “A partnership with a top flight club and university that is this all-encompassing and comprehensive is a very rare find. I am confident that there is no better place for high level, hockey playing masters students than at Nottingham Trent University and Beeston Hockey Club.

If you are interesting in exploring the opportunities further, please email Colin Clarke on colin.clarke@ntu.ac.uk

*Guardian University League Table 2020 – https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2019/jun/07/university-league-tables-2020

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