ATHC was founded in 1952 by a group of hockey lovers, as a non-for-profit organisation. According to its foundational statutes, the main object of the club is the promotion of physical activities, focuses mainly in Hockey.
Nowadays, ATHC has more than 5.000 members actively participating in a wide offer of sports: hockey as the core activity, tennis, paddle, swimming, fitness, and others aiming at the promotion of the physical activity in a familiar environment and taking special attention to all ethical and human values of all members, at all levels, but mainly for the youth. The club is locally, regionally, nationally and internationally open to the society for any purpose it may contribute.
In 2002 ATHC celebrated its 50th anniversary with many sport successes and having consolidated a Club that is constantly growing and evolving. The most important successes have been in the 80’s, when ATHC became for a decade one of the best men teams in Field Hockey at European level, with 9 consecutive Spanish Leagues with a total of 20, 15 Spanish Cups, 2 European Cups (1985 and 1998) among others. In Indoor Hockey, ATHC has also relevant successes with 1 European Cup and 15 Spanish Cups. At female level it is important to outline the 2nd place in the Spanish League (1) and in the Spanish Cup (2), as well as the 3 times Catalan Leagues.
The ATHC has also wide experience in organising important sport events at National and International level, such as many Spanish Cup’s, the European Clubs Cup in 1984, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001 and, in 2002 indoor hockey European Cup. It is important to outline the organisation of the Champions Trophy in 2006, with the participation of the 6 top national teams at that moment: Australia, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Argentina, Germany and Spain.
ATHC has been competing at the highest level for many years both, at male and female Spanish leagues and at European competitions, contributing to the Spanish Olympic teams with many players and technicians since 1976.
Atlètic Terrassa has following sport facilities: 3 hockey fields, 13 tennis courts, 8 paddle courts, a sports hall, indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness facilities and a modern social house with Restaurant among other services. ATHC has currently 785 hockey players (about 500 male and 300 female), of which 200 are senior players and 500 young players from 6 up to 18 years old following a new training methodology.
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a leading public university with a strong international vocation, highly committed to promoting mobility, collaboration and the capture of talent.
The UAB offers top level academic programmes in all areas of knowledge, with almost 100 bachelor’s degrees, some 300 official and UAB-specific master’s degrees and graduate diplomas and almost 70 PhD programmes. Academic teaching at the UAB is characterised by its multidisciplinarity and is closely linked to many research activities. The UAB pioneers the implementation of several action plans focused on increasing sustainability and environment-friendly measures on campus.
Founded in 1968, the UAB is one of the top academic institutions in Spain and the European Union. It is one of the leading universities in many world rankings such as the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR), the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR), the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.
Beeston HC is steeped in history. The Club was founded in 1907 by a number of Nottingham High School boys who lived in Beeston.
Since the beginning of the National League in the late 1980’s Beeston have been involved in a fairy-tale run of success during the last 25 years and the Club has climbed from the basement of local hockey to the top of the National Premiership.
The Club reached its first domestic cup final in 1998 and qualified for the European Cup Winners Cup in 1999. This was the Club’s first taste of top flight European Hockey and the beginning of many more.
The Club has over 900 members with 180 adult playing members and a junior section with over 450 children as well as over 300 non-playing members.
The men’s first team have appeared in the cup final 6 times in the last 9 years, winning the trophy on 5 occasions.
Last season the ladies’ 1st team finished 2nd in the Investec Women’s North Conference. The team also reached the semi final of the England Hockey Cup for the first time in the club’s history. Many of the teams’ younger players play for the England age group teams.
Today, the ladies 1st team are top of the conference and are hoping to progress in to the Premier League at the end of this season.
A year ago, the Club twinned with HC Rotterdam, and formally announced a ground-breaking new partnership which aims to transform the development of club hockey in Europe. The clubs, both recent league champions in their respective countries, are regular participants in the EuroHockey League.
The facilities at Nottingham Hockey Centre have seen a large number of improvements over the past 6 years. Pitch 1 and pitch 3 were resurfaced in August 2016 with an AstroTurf Nylon carpet. Pitch 2 was also resurfaced in 2012. Pitch 4, a new water base pitch that has an identical carpet to Pitch 1 was built in 2016.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU), university of the year in 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards 2017), is committed to making an impact with its academic and research quality. One of the university’s strategies is Connecting Globally, a strategy that drives internationalising the curriculum to establishing strong international relationships to ensure wide global opportunities to students and staff. NTU has over 200 partners in more than 35 countries and is committed to build more in the near future.
NTU offers over 500 courses covering almost all subjects, taught and administered by 8 academic schools over 4 campuses.
- The City Campus – the largest campus in terms of students is based in the heart of the city with excellent learning and teaching facilities, Award-winning Students’ Union – 2,400 capacity events venue, sports hall, gym, cafés and bars
- Clifton Campus – Based just four miles outside of the city centre is the University’s Science Quarter and main sports site with top-class sports facilities: Indoor Tennis Centre; Hockey pitches, football and rugby pitches etc.
- Brackenhurst Campus – smaller rural campus set in a beautiful countryside estate with woodland, a lake and landscaped gardens; working farm, specialist glass houses and equestrian centre.
- Confetti campus – Based in the heart of the city’s Creative Quarter and specialist centre for the creative industries with the latest creative technologies, studios and TV facilities
NTU has overall 29900 students and over 3500 international students. Out of these international students 1011 are from EU countries and 2543 from the rest of the world. NTU receives in average 400 exchange students from our partners.
HC Rotterdam is one of the leading hockey clubs in The Netherlands. Every week its 2,500 members train and play matches. HC Rotterdam is known for its talent development. Its first youth teams play on the highest level and regularly win national and regional championships. Its first men’s team plays on the highest national level and was national champion in 2012. Since 2014, its first women’s team plays on the second highest national level after competing on the highest level for over 20 years. Its aim is to have the team return to the highest level within a few years. The aim of the organization is to facilitate the members becoming better hockey players, referees, trainers and coaches and thus to progress the hockey sport in The Netherlands. Through international partnerships we also aim to strengthen club hockey throughout the EU.
Founded in 1913, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is currently one the biggest universities of the Netherlands with a student population of 26,000, 2,700 employees among which 475 professors and a research community of circa 1,400. The scientific research at EUR has a strong social orientation, drawing inspiration from the issues facing the metropolis Rotterdam. It is deeply embedded in international research networks and one of Erasmus University’s priorities is to recruit and train top academic talent. Socially relevant research is increasingly carried out by multidisciplinary teams. The underlying areas of expertise can be grouped into four domains in which the leading research conducted by Erasmus University can be seen: Wealth, Health, Governance and Culture.
EUR has a large global network of academic partnerships, a strategic alliance with Leiden University and Delft University of Technology and a unique collaboration with city and port. The university has a consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. On the lively, modern campus, students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. According to the “New York Times Global Employability Survey”, EUR delivers the best employable alumni of all Dutch Universities.
Erasmus University of Rotterdam is full member of the ENAS (The European Network of Academic Sports Service), the association of Sports Offices in Higher Education Institutions in Europe, an international alliance with a common interest in the promotion of higher education sport and physical activity.
KHC Dragons was established in 1946. The club is one of the largest hockey clubs in Belgium, with around 1500 playing members.
The club is uniquely situated in the 147-hectare municipal park of Brasschaat just north of Antwerp.
The top men, women and youth teams all compete at the highest level of the Belgian competition. The Dragons men were national champions 10 times in the past 20 years and won 3 bronzes and a silver medal in the Euro Hockey League.
Several of its players are a part of the national selection. Dragons own Arthur van Doren was voted FIH best player in 2017.
The club is also known for organising hockey events, including the 2015 Hockey World League, 2016 Belgian Play-Off Finals and 2017 EHL Final 4.
The University of Antwerp is a research university where pioneering, innovative research is conducted at an international level. Research and education are closely linked. Educational innovation is a constant focus, and special care is also taken to welcome and guide each of the 20,000 students spread across our nine faculties.
The University of Antwerp is not an island: we build bridges to secondary education, to industry and, by extension, to society as a whole. With over 5,000 members of staff, the University of Antwerp is one of the most important employers in Antwerp, Flanders’ largest city.
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Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club (PWHC) in Dublin was founded in 1922 and is now one of the largest hockey clubs in Ireland. With almost 1,000 members playing Senior and Junior hockey, Pembroke Wanderers has competed successfully in numerous provincial and national competitions over its 95 year history. The club currently has 8 women’s teams, 5 men’s teams, 2 enthusiastic Vets teams and a vibrant junior section of over 600 young players between the ages of 6 and 16.
Both our Men’s and Women’s 1sts teams play in the Irish Hockey League, a national league that includes the 10 top teams of Ireland. They also compete in the Irish Senior Cup competition where they have been finalists and title holders in recent years. The Men’s 1st team have been regular representatives in both the European Hockey League and Eurohockey Club Trophy. They won the Eurohockey Club champions trophy in 2009 on the occasion when Pembroke Wanderers hosted the competition in Dublin. The Women’s 1st team have also qualified for European club competition on 2 occasions over the past decade.
Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club were delighted to have a significant connection with the Ireland Men’s team that qualified for and competed at the Rio Olympics in 2016; 7 current/former players and members of coaching staff were part of the team on that occasion and the club currently has 2 Senior International Men’s players and 3 Senior International Women’s players. We also have 5 Junior Irish representative players and development of our under 16s will be one of our central priorities as we approach our centenary celebrations in 2022.
Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. Since admitting its first students in 1980, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size and is now a multi-campus environment located just north of Dublin city and close to the airport. In the last nine years, DCU has twice been named Sunday Times ‘University of the Year’ and now provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses to over 16,000 students. It is recognised internationally as a research intensive, globally-engaged University of Enterprise that is distinguished both by the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit.
Sport plays a major part in DCU’s life with numerous elite athletes and Intercounty GAA players who avail of the great on campus facilities and support. A number of international hockey players have studied at DCU including twice World GK of the Year David Harte (Physical Education and Biology), Conor Harte (Business), Hannah Mathews (Athletic Training Therapy) and current students include young star Sarah Torrans (Ireland senior women) and Keith O’Hare (Ireland senior men).
The School of Health and Human Performance teaches, researches and advises on the scientific factors influencing exercise, sports performance and health. From the detailed knowledge the school provides specialist advice on improving individuals or team health and performance. We also design and administer appropriate methods of assessment, thus creating exercise or training programmes. These programmes could be of a health, therapeutic, technical, physiological or psychological nature, and cover areas like exercise rehabilitation, psychological preparation for competition, movement analysis, dietary considerations and strength training.