Hockey (Men)

Each year Edinburgh University Men's Hockey Club selects 18 players to be part of the Team Performance Programme.

Men's Hockey player sweeping ball


One of the most highly regarded of its kind in the UK, the University of Edinburgh Performance Sport Programme enables athletes to achieve a world-class degree and perform to the best of their ability.  The University of Edinburgh Men's Hockey Programme prides itself on developing players with potential and a positive attitude into performance athletes. In return for your dedication and hard work, we will offer you world-class training facilities and support to allow you to be the best you can be:

  • 1 Head Coach
  • 2 Assistant Coaches 
  • Full Time Strength & conditioning Support
  • Academic support 
  • Performance lifestyle support 
  • Nutritional advice 
  • Mental skills training and assistance 
  • Access to world-renowned FASIC sport and Exercise Medicine Clinic  
Ben Pearson playing hockey

With the support of the University, I am able to fully pursue both the demands of my degree and my sporting career


Our 1XI play in Scottish Premiership, the highest league in Scotland and they compete with English Universities in the BUCS system playing in National Premier League.

The team are the first Scottish men's team to compete in the BUCS National Premier League since the formation of BUCS in 2008. They have won 2 BUCS Premier titles, the BUCs Vase and have consistently finished in the top half of the Scottish League for the last 10 consecutive seasons.

We have an exceptional record of developing International players and have had representation at the last 3 Commonwealth Games and over 26 current students/ alumni having played internationally, as well as our Head of Performance working with Scotland Senior Men. 

A selection of our recent successes:

  • 2021/22 BUCS Vase Champions 
  • 2021/22 BUCS Promotion to National Premier League 
  • 2021/22 Scottish Premiership 3rd place finish 
  • 2018/19 Scottish Premiership 5th place finish
  • 2018/19 BUCS Trophy Runners Up
  • 2018/19 BUCS Northern Conference Premier Division B 2nd place finish
  • 2018/19 Scottish Cup Semi-finalists

We support elite athletes during the University application process by crediting athletic attainment.

Find out more about our Elite Athlete Policy:

Elite Athlete Policy

Hamish Imrie, Head of Performance Men's Hockey

Head of Performance Hockey (Men), Hamish Imrie

Hamish is a current Scotland international with over 35 caps and 20 goals. He joined EUMHC in 2021 from playing professional hockey in Belgium with Royal Antwerp, prior to that in Germany with Harvestuder, and also in England with Beeston.

He brings a wealth of both coaching and playing experience having held coaching roles in all the clubs he has worked and played for.

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Our aim is to train, develop and retain some of the finest hockey talent in the country. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of hockey players to our Performance Programme and hope to hear from you soon.

Hamish Imrie

Head of Performance Hockey (Men's)

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