Current student Nicole Bowen (BSc Economics) is part of the England U21 and GB Elite Development Programme 2018/2019 (R) and Katie Knight (BA Modern Languages) plays for the England U21 team (L)

Current scholar Duncan Scott (BA Geography) is part of the England U21 and Great Britain Elite Development programme 2018/2019

Ben Francis (BA Economics with Industrial Experience, 2017) plays for Wales Seniors and was part of the Commonwealth Games squad for 2018 Gold Coast 

Kathryn Lane (BA Business and Management, 2016), played for England Seniors and was a Commonwealth Games 2018 bronze medallist 

Hockey Club Alumni

Men's and Women's Hockey are both focus sports and part of the High Performance Programme, giving 1st team players access to specialist support services. The Sports Scholarship programme attracts Junior Internationals to the University and as a result Exeter has a growing number of Hockey Alumni in senior international and GB squads.

The Womens 1st team has won the BUCS league every year from 2009/10 to 2017/18 and made the Championship final in 2015/2016. Women's Hockey is linked with ISCA Hockey Club and competes in the Investec Conference West of Investec Women’s Hockey League.

The Men’s Hockey 1st team were promoted into England Hockey Men’s Hockey League Premier division for the 2018/2019 season. This is the highest league and Exeter are the only University represented. They have also won Premier South/South A which is the highest league in BUCS five times since 2010, made the Championship final in the 2015-2016 season and reached the final in 2018/19.

Hockey Club alumni Tim Ireland, Stuart Moyce (both Class of 1984), Alex Lawton (Class of 1995) and Kieran Payne (Class of 2010) organise an annual Alumni Christmas Lunch in London which is well attended by Club alumni from many decades. The event takes place on the Thursday before Christmas Day. For more information about these events or if you would like to become involved in developing Alumni activity please contact us.

Take Your Seat

In 2013 as part of the £8.5m redevelopment of sports facilities on our Streatham Campus, a spectator grandstand was opened overlooking the Olympic-standard water based hockey pitch. 84 covered seats, situated above eight new changing rooms, provide a perfect location from which to watch the University’s hockey teams in action. Alumni can personalise one of these seats in return for a donation of £240. An individual plaque on each seat shows the donor’s name and an optional message of support. Many seats have already been snapped up by alumni through this initiative. We have also honoured the achievements of six Exeter alumni to have competed in hockey at an Olympic Games by bestowing seats in their names.

If you would like to sponsor a seat please contact 

Get involved

For further information on upcoming events, or to become part of the Hockey Club's alumni community contact us on All enquiries are totally commitment free and we are always happy to hear from our alumni.