Cardiff & Met Hockey Club

Cardiff & Met Hockey Club, previously known as Cardiff & UWIC Hockey Club, is a field hockey club based at the Sport Wales National Centre in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales. They play in the Men's England Hockey League.

Cardiff & Met Hockey Club
Founded1896; 124 years ago (1896)
Home groundSophia Gardens
OwnerCardiff Athletic Club
LeagueMen's England Hockey League

It was established in November, 1896 and today forms the hockey section of Cardiff Athletic Club with its headquarters at Cardiff Arms Park. The teams play at the Sport Wales National Centre and Cardiff Metropolitan University. It is one of the oldest sporting organisations in the whole of Wales.


An early logo of Cardiff Hockey Club
Sections of Cardiff Athletic Club
Cardiff Athletic Club
Cardiff Rugby Football Club
Cardiff Cricket Club
Lisvane (CAC) Tennis Club
Cardiff Athletic Bowls Club
Cardiff & Met Hockey Club

The club was established in November 1896 as the Roath Hockey Club.[1]

The club was one of the first hockey clubs in Cardiff.[1] The first game was played on 5 December 1898, however within a few months the club had changed its name to Cardiff Hockey Club.[1] The Club moved from its original ground at Roath Park to Llandaff Fields and the Whitchurch Polo Fields.[1]

In 1920 when a ladies hockey club was formed, called Cardiff United.[1] In 1927 the club became part of the Cardiff Athletic Club, and played under the name of Cardiff Athletic Ladies HC until 1939.[2]

In May 1945 the Management Committee of Cardiff Athletic Club decided to form a Hockey Section by inviting the Cardiff Hockey Club to become a section of the Cardiff Athletic Club.[3] Around 2008 the club merged with the University of Wales Institute Cardiff to form the Cardiff & UWIC Hockey Club, which later became the Cardiff Metropolitan University.[4]

The home pitch is based at Sophia Gardens with training facilities at the Cardiff Metropolitan University.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "History". Cardiff & Met Hockey Club. Archived from the original on 2013-08-17. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  2. ^ "Cardiff & Met". Hockey Wales. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  3. ^ a b "Cardiff Athletic & U.W.I.C. Athletic Hockey Club". Cardiff Athletic Club. Archived from the original on 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  4. ^ "Hockey: Cardiff are determined not to miss the boat this time around". Wales Online. Retrieved 2016-10-23.

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