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The University of St Andrews has heavily invested in its facilities over the past few years.
The sports centres major £14m redevelopment and extension was completed in 2017 and has provided the university was access to a vast range of modern and spacious facilities to cater to all sporting needs. These new facilities cemented a major, seven-year investment in sport at St Andrews, bringing our indoor facilities in line with the rest of the estate at University Park and offering our members greater capacity and the opportunity to participate in a far wider variety of sports at higher levels.
Over the past two years the indoor sports facilities at the University have been transformed following the construction of a new eight-court sports arena and the refurbishment, extension and modernisation of the original sports centre building. The final phase which involved the construction of a new four-court indoor tennis centre was installed at University Park in 2018, completing the refurbishment.
As a performance sport, the Saints Hockey programme is designed to encourage athletes in their sporting opportunities and ambitions, whilst still achieving a world-class education. The facilities at University Park have aided us in achieving this, by providing access to a full strength and conditioning suite, aided by supervised hockey specific sessions from one of the accredited strength and conditioning coaches. The facilities also allow us to provide players with physiotherapy and injury prevention support, as well as hold regular video analysis sessions to analyse performance.
"The facilities at the sports centre have been fundamental in improving my ability. The performance suite creates a really positive and motivating environment and our video analysis sessions are great for aiding individual and team performance".
Our Vision is to create a programme in which every player competes to the highest level, works hard and enjoys their hockey experience at university. With over 200 members, we are one of the largest clubs in the university and proudly cater to all levels of experience as well as provide a vast range of opportunities to get involved.
For more information on the hockey performance programme, please take a took at our brochure where you can also find all relevant contact information.
One of the key foundations of Sport at the University is the development of students.
The Hockey Club believes volunteering is imperative to gaining transferable skills to all walks of life; we pride ourselves in being one of the sports at the forefront of volunteering within the University and provide local and international opportunities to volunteer through the University led Saints Volunteer programme. To find out more visit our volunteering page or check out this news article about our members experience volunteering in Stellenbosch in 2019.
University of St Andrews
St Andrews is a unique and captivating place, and the University is a key part of its charm.
Seven centuries of history link the students with the town, leading to the ancient and yet modern institution apparent today. For those interested in visiting or studying at the University of St Andrews, we recommend taking a look at the the university's website, which has all the information you need to further explore what St. Andrews has to offer. Here you can also find information about the University’s governance, history, and strategy for the future.
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