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Welcome to Doha Hockey Club

Doha Hockey Club
warmly welcomes all players keen to play social hockey. The club has a broad player base, from beginners to ex-International and European first division players.  At last count we had players from 22 different countries, ranging in age from 6 to 60!

As the biggest club in Qatar, Doha Hockey Club
has fielded teams in the Qatar Hockey League for the past 4 years. Our primary focus is social hockey; to enjoy the game in a social environment, improve fitness and enrich the experience of working in Qatar.

The club is also extremely active on the International hockey tour circuit, sending teams to play at tournaments in Dubai and Singapore in recent years. We also host tournaments here in Qatar for visiting teams from around the region.

In addition to hockey, the club has a thriving social scene with numerous events on offer throughout the year, ranging from fun days out for the whole family to sophisticated black-tie occasions at 5* hotels.

So regardless of your background, age or ability, come along and join us!


For more information about Doha Hockey Club, please email

info@dohahockeyclub.com

News:

2014 Middle Eastern Ladies Indoor tournament

The Doha Ladies arrived at the 2014 Middle Eastern Ladies Indoor tournament motivated and energised, with only a few headaches. Despite not having sticks (nor a matching kit...) first impressions gave our competitors a false sense of security since we started our campaign against Fantasticks with Val, Nat and Robyn scoring, making the final score 5-0. Our toughest match came next, against Doha Hockey Club 2. Playing the same team as we had met in the Doha 6s, we met a lot of strong defense and breakaway balls that Val consistently cleared. Unfortunately, we couldn’t hold them off and lost the game 0-1. After an interlude of stretching and sideline entertainment provided by Kasia and Nat we were back on court against Doha Hockey Club 1. As fast paced as the game before, they did well to run around Kat and Val at the back, scoring an early goal. We responded by pushing forward using Robyn as a pivot in the centre and soon Kat equalised. Our next game was against the Dubai Youth Hockey, a team not to be dismissed because of their age! The talent in this team was exceptional, yet Gemma soon stormed through their defense to score 2 fantastic goals from very tight angles. Nat and Amy contributed 2 and 1 respectively to the score board, resulting in a convincing 5-1 win. This saw us through to the Semi-Finals, where again we met DHC 2. As expected, they came out fighting and immediately stepped up pressure on our defense. A fluid midfield with excellent positioning from Robyn gave us an equally strong attack, and Amy soon found herself at the top of their D from where she scored the first goal of the game. This unsettled DHC 2 as much as it gave us confidence, and we stayed strong whilst their play lost structure. However, they forced a foot in our D and scored from a short corner. As our heads went down, the umpire blew his whistle to disallow the goal as the player had been marginally outside the D – the umpire’s word is final! This 1-0 win saw us through to the final against DHC 1 with deafening cheerleading from Kasia and Gemma. DHC 1 wanted revenge, and soon put the ball behind our excellent keeper borrowed from Dubai Hockey. Not disheartened, Val worked on passing the ball hard down the left to Nat who had found a great position on the edge of their D. After a few (!) attempts, Nat got an accurate cross to Amy who equalised. This gave us the drive we needed and in the final minutes Val stepped up into attack to score the winning goal. And that is how Doha Ladies became the Middle Eastern Ladies Indoor Hockey Champions!

Written by Captain Kat ;-)

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