Ulster Hockey is one of four Provinces that together form the Irish Hockey Association (IHA). The Irish Hockey Association, as the overall governing body for the sport across the island, is the principal body responsible for the development of hockey at all levels.

In its relationship with the Irish Hockey Association, Ulster Hockey has responsibility for the administration, development and delivery of hockey within Ulster.

Following the amalgamation of the Ulster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association (UBIHA) and the Ulster Women’s Hockey Union (UWHU) to form the Ulster Hockey Union (UHU) in May 2009.

The origins of the Ulster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association dates back to December 1896 where a meeting was held to discuss the forming of an Ulster Hockey Union to further the interests of hockey in Ulster. The UBIHA grew and grew over the following 110 years until the amalgamation with the Ulster Women’s Hockey Union in 2009.

At present, the Ulster Hockey currently has over 16,000 participants playing the sport on a weekly basis and with efforts to grow the figures in the next few years, hockey in Ulster has a bright future ahead.

Within Ulster Hockey there’s over 70 clubs (Men & Women) competing in the various league and cup competitions.

Ulster Hockey incorporated in October 2020.

George Wilson Chair

Marc Scott Chief Executive

Why Ulster Hockey is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

Ulster Hockey is a well governed organisation which provides an appropriate environment through which a Boardroom Apprentice can develop and grow.

We have engaged with the programme in 2022/23 hosting Chloe Gillard and believe that the arrangement has been beneficial to both parties with the provision of additional and fresh skills to the UIH Board.

We also believe that the programme provides an opportunity for succession planning if matched appropriately.

Finally, Ulster Hockey positions itself as a community focussed organisation and we feel as part of our corporate social responsibility, engaging with programmes such as Boardroom Apprentice allows us to provide support to members of our community.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Ulster Hockey office, Castlereagh Road, Belfast & Hybrid option

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

8 meetings per annum generally held in the evening (7-9pm)

Date of Board Meetings (September 2023 – August 2024)

Meetings confirmed at present:







Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2023 – August 2024)