Belfast Harlequins Women’s Hockey Club is effectively the former Collegians which was formed in 1944. In 1999 the club became Belfast Harlequins through the merger of Collegians and North.
In recent years it has become popular with all comers as it provides a great base in South Belfast, socially and for sport.
The Women’s Hockey Club Firsts currently play in the EYHL – the showcase for Hockey in Ireland, competing amongst the top 10 teams in the country. This season (19/20) the First’s squad includes 3 current Internationals – Lizzie Colvin, Bethany Barr and Serena Barr. Lizzie is a member of the history making Ireland Team to win a silver medal at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in London.
Numerous players have and continue to represent Ulster and Ireland at various levels.
The other four teams play in the various Ulster leagues and the club fields a very successful veterans team which competes in the veteran’s league. The senior club is currently one of the largest clubs in Ulster with approximately 90-100 members.
The junior section is very strong with approximately 130 10-15 year olds. We also coach a minis section and recently a tot’s section has started up.
On the administrative side both Gerry Gray and Lesley Spence have worn the Presidential chain of office for the Ulster Women’s Hockey Union and the club continues to have representatives on UH committees. Roisin Walsh, Karen Caldwell and Alison Watt have all managed Ulster representative sides.
Belfast Harlequins can proudly boast about its history and about its current set up. Coaching is provided at all levels and the club is a mix of youth and maturity making it a socially active and family oriented club - yet still striving to reach the top in the hockey world.
MONDAY 6.30-8PM GENERAL CLUB - 7.30-9PM 1/2’s SQUAD
WEDNESDAYS 6.30-7.30PM 3’s AND DEVELOPMENTAL SQUAD - 7.30-9PM 1/2’s SQUADS
JUNIOR CLUB (age 15 and under)
SUNDAY 1.30-2.30PM - UNDER 11’s and UNDER 12’s
2.45-4PM - UNDER 15’s
WEDNESDAYS 5.30-6.30PM P2-P7 ( 2 blocks per season)
JUNIOR CONTACT ROISIN 07881736064