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Hockey (Amateur Tournament) Travel Insurance

No matter what type of Hockey (Ice Hockey, Field Hockey or Street Hockey) it is played recreationally somewhere in the world. Ice Hockey and Field Hockey are the most popular types. All types of Hockey have the same goal getting a ball or puck in the…

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No matter what type of Hockey (Ice Hockey, Field Hockey or Street Hockey) it is played recreationally somewhere in the world. Ice Hockey and Field Hockey are the most popular types. All types of Hockey have the same goal getting a ball or puck in the goal of the opposing team using a stick. On an Amateur level, Hockey is practised in specific Tournaments or Annual Competitions.

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To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Popular European Hockey Tournaments 

The Netherlands

  • MHC Heerhugowaard Easter Tournament -  19th April - 21st April,  2019
  • EGGZperience Tournament -  19th April - 21st April, 2019
  • Schiedam Easter Tournament (U14) -  19th April - 21st April, 2019
  • Hoorn Easter Tournament (U17/U19) -  18th April - 21st April, 2019

History of Hockey

Hockey, although it was not named as such until relatively recently, is an ancient sport. Many cultures from all over the world are known to have played games that involved sticks and a ball for many centuries and even millennia. For instance, 4,000 year old Egyptian carvings depict groups of people with sticks and a ball and Greek depictions from 600 BC also show a similar game. The Daur people of Mongolia have been playing a game that closely resembles modern Field Hockey for approximately a millennium.

Closer to home, Hockey in Ireland dates from as far back as the 13th Century BC. It was not until the end of the 19th century that the various types of Hockey got their official rules and regulations.

Organisations were founded to codify the sports rules and (inter)national governing bodies were established. This was also when Ice Hockey came into existence as an adaptation of Field Hockey to the harsh winter conditions in Canada and the northern parts of the United States.

Popular Locations for Hockey

Field Hockey is a popular sport all over the world among both Men and Women. It is especially popular in the following countries and regions:

  • Europe
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Argentina
  • South Africa

Additionally, Field Hockey is the official national sport of Pakistan and was the national sport of India until 2012, when it was declared that India does not have a national sport. Men's Field Hockey has been an Olympic sport since 1908, while Women's Field Hockey was added in 1980.

There are several Field Hockey Competitions and Leagues in England, including the Women's Hockey League, Men's Hockey League, five regional Men's Leagues and five regional Women's Leagues, Junior Leagues, Indoor Championships, School Competitions, Masters Knockout and Senior Knockout.

Common Injuries whilst playing Hockey

As with most sports, there is the potential to sustain injury. The majority of injuries sustained from the sport are as a result of direct contact during the game from either objects such as the stick or the ball, or with other players. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Cuts
  • Lacerations
  • Abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Muscle tears
  • Ruptured ligaments
  • Sprains
  • Strains

Hockey Equipment

Field Hockey is played with a J shaped hockey stick with a flat side on the playing side and curved surface on the other side. These sticks are made of wood, carbon fibre or glass fibre and are all right handed left handed hockey sticks are not allowed. This type of hockey is played with a hard ball on a gravel, sand, grass or turf field. The teams jerseys are somewhat similar to those worn in football.

Ice Hockey, on the other hand, is played on a flat area of ice and with a rubber disk, called puck. Ice hockey sticks are made of graphite or wood and are shaped like an L with a flat blade at the playing end. Ice hockey sticks are either right-handed or left-handed. Ice hockey is an aggressive sport and requires protective clothing. The players wear protective harnesses, helmets and gloves and goalkeepers wear extra layers of protection. Of course, ice skates are also an essential part of the equipment of an Ice Hockey player.

Important Information

You must ensure that you do not participate in Hockey (Amateur Tournament) for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This Sport does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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