BHUK - Ball Hockey UK
1980's, 1990's and early 2000's
An early form of the sport, played with a puck, is played around the country in small pockets. No National association exists.
Social media allows groups of players around the country to begin to make contact with one another. GB competes at the 2005 and
2007 World Championships with players of British descent from North America.
The Northeast Dekstars and Nottingham Wolves begin to meet for informal competitions.
GB team uses British based players for the first time. Following this the UK Dek Hockey Association (UKDHA) is formed.
The first season of UKDHA culminates in the North East Dekstars being crowned first National Champions. The sport switches
from using a puck to a ball. Plans begin for the 2011 World Championships and a fully fledged British team. Total number of
clubs rises to five.
The 2nd UKDHA season ends with Nottingham Wolves as champions. The first regional league commences in the Midlands. Total
clubs rises to six. Miraculously a ladies national team is pieced together in five months to attend the world championships
in Bratislava. The mens team battles to fourth place in pool B.
The number of clubs rises sharply to fourteen. London Crusaders become National Champions. The first Junior Nationals is held
with teams from Ealing, Nottingham and Ayrshire competing. GB competes at the World Juniors for the first time with an under
The association re-brands to Ball Hockey UK. Nottingham Wolves become National Champions again. GB men and ladies travel to the
World Championships in Newfoundland.
The number of clubs hits 20. Maidenhead RedKites win their first National Championship. GB sends U16, U18 and U20 teams to the
A ladies Nationals is held for the first time, won by the Angry Beavers. London Crusaders win all qualifying competitions en-route
to their 2nd National Championship and the first ever Grand Slam in association history. GB ladies show massive improvement in the
World Championship in Zug. The men win their first ever B pool bronze medal. GB win the right to host the 2016 Junior Worlds in
The amount of clubs tops the 25 mark. The annual Fantastic Fours competition has 24 teams compete at it, which is a record. The
London Crusaders repeat their Grand Slam.