The London Royals is the UK’s first and largest Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Hockey Club and we have been playing men’s, women’s and mixed hockey for the last 10 years, based in Wapping, Central London.
We are a fully inclusive, sociable and extremely diverse club that particularly encourages participation from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community.
Although we are predominantly an LGBT club we are completely open, and do have members of any sexual orientation, sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality and anything else in between! We aim to provide a fun and supportive environment for all hockey players from all backgrounds and all abilities.
You can even join us alongside your current club. As we often train on Sundays and so are our matches.
We train regularly and play in league and friendly matches. We have both Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams and regularly travel to international LGBT events and tournaments including the recent EuroGames 2015 in Stockholm, Pink Hockey festival in London in 2014, the World Outgames in Antwerp in 2013, the Dublin PinkHockey Fest in 2012, the EuroGames in Rotterdam in 2011, the Gay Games in Cologne in 2010, and we are all looking forward to playing at the next PinkHockey festival next year in Berlin, 2016.
We’re also an very sociable club and regularly organise nights out in London. As well as drinks after training and regular ad-hoc evenings and events throughout the year organised by members and the committee alike.
Don’t worry if you don’t take your hockey too seriously – you’re more than welcome to join us for a casual training session as well as a few beers! We even have non-playing members who are either currently injured or just very social!
So if you’re interested in learning how to play hockey, join a club along side your current club, or would like to brush up on your skills with some training, even if you don’t play but want to help out in other ways (such as umpiring etc) all with mixed in with a great sociable scene, click here, and join us!