Loughborough Students Mens Hockey Club are the most successful student club in the country, competing in National Premier League. The club also has an excellent reputation for producing many international players. Former students and players have included Jason Lee (GB & England), Jerome Goudie (GB & England), Glenn Kirkham (GB & England), Barry Middleton (GB & England), Richard Alexander (GB & England), Alistair McGregor (GB & Scotland), Jon Bleby (GB & England), David Ralph (Scotland), Mark Gleghorne (GB & England), Ian Lewers (GB & England), Nick Catlin (GB & England), Richard Smith (GB & England), David Beckett (GB & England), Andy Bull (GB & England), David Condon (GB & England), Henry Weir (GB & England), Chris Griffiths (GB & England), Harry Gibson (GB & Eng) & Ian Sloan (GB & Eng).
Alumni and ex-players David Ralph and Jon Bleby are currently Assistant Coaches to the England Hockey men’s national team and Danny Kerry is the current Performance Director for England Hockey as well as well as Head Coach of the England and GB Womens Team.
Current Students with International Honours;
- Luke Taylor – Senior England Training + Eng Indoor
- Dan Faulkner – GB Development Squad
- Jonty Griffiths – England U21 + GB Development
- Ed Horler – England U21 + GB Development + Eng Indoor
- Toby Reynolds-Cotterill – England U21 + GB Development + Eng Indoor
- Nick Page – England U21 + GB Development
- Laurie Bowden – England U18
- Murray Collins – Scotland Senior + GB Development
- Conor Annand – Scotland U21
- Jack McAllister – Scotland U21
- Ed Greaves – Scotland U21
- Robbie Shepherdson – Scotland U21
- Rhys Doherty – Wales Senior
The performance squad currently competes in the England Hockey Premier Division and the National Premier League for indoor hockey. As a result of playing in these league we compete against the best teams in the country.
The first team have won the National Indoor Championships four times since 2003, as well as gold (2004) and bronze (2005) at the European Indoor Challenge, and were quarter finalists in the European Hockey League in 2008.
The University has recently become a Innovation Partner to the FIH (Federation of International Hockey) which will lead to greater exposure for the clubs as well as offering international players the chance to come and play for the club.