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Hockey has been played for centuries and cannot be said to have one single point of origin, since hitting a ball with a curved stick seems to have been a popular pursuit the world over for quite some time now. A game similar to field hockey (a term that is used to distinguish the game in countries that also practise ice- and street hockey) has been found depicted in 4000-year-old Egyptian drawings, as well as in Greek manuscripts and the Mongolian oral tradition. The modern game and its rules are said to have evolved from a winter sport that Middlesex cricket clubs played to keep fit during the rainy season.
Today hockey is played all over the world by both men and women on surfaces as varied as gravel, grass, sand and artificial turf. Some of the countries that are particularly involved at an international level include Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa. The sport is governed by the International Hockey Federation, which is made up of 116 members.
Playing hockey has a variety of physiological- and psychological benefits, especially for school children. These include:
These are just some of the benefits associated with participation in a team sport like hockey. Are you looking to invest in some quality hockey equipment? We have done the legwork for you in sourcing everything from bibs to hockey helmets. All you have to do is browse and select our wide range of sports equipment.