What is field hockey like in Sweden?
Field hockey (“Landhockey” in Swedish) is a popular sport globally, but is not so widely known in Sweden. There are a number of active hockey clubs – shown in the table below – and competitions take place both within and between districts. Landhockey in Sweden is split up into indoor hockey and field (outdoor) hockey, with the outdoor competitions taking place during the summer, and the indoor competitions taking place during the winter. Find out more about these two variations of hockey here.
Since many of our members are coming from different countries, they are grown up with playing field hockey, However, in Sweden it is called Landhockey, while we in MESAICOS just say Hockey.
That usually leaves Swedish people a bit puzzled, since they usually think about ice hockey when you refer to hockey. They would usually see landhockey as a kind of outside bandy.
Hockey is played on a national level in the Swedish Championships, simply called SM.
Field hockey is divided into several leagues through out the year. For example during the winter month indoor hockey is played with a national championship tournament, or SM, in March. In the summer a combination of 11-aside, 7-aside and Hockey5s is played. In the same way, these series have national tournaments at the end of summer. That means that over the cause of a year several different challenging matches are played even on a national level.
Swedish Hockey Clubs
Although we would of course like you to join our club, we at Mesaicos believe it is important for the hockey scene in Sweden to grow. Below you can find a list of active clubs in Sweden and where they are located. If your hockey club is not in this list, please feel free to contact us so we can add it.
If you want to join Mesaicos instead, click here to Become a Member.
|Nacka Landhockeyklubb||Nacka||East||Nacka LHK|
|Åkersberga Landhockeyklubb||Åkersberga||East||Åkersberga Landhockeyklubb|
|Hela Uppsalas LHK||Uppsala||East||Hela Uppsalas Landhockeyklubb|
|Örsundsbro SK||Örsundsbro||East||Örsundsbro SK|
|Roslagens IF||Åkersberga||East||Roslagens IF|
|Halmstad LHK||Halmstad||West||Halmstad Landhockeyklubb|
|Lerums Landhockeyklubb||Lerum||West||Lerums Landhockeyklubb|
|Lexby Sports Club||Lexby||West||Lexby Sports Club|
|Partille Sport Club||Partille||West||Partille Sport Club|
|Valhalla Landhockeyklubb||Gothenburg||West||Valhalla Landhockeyclub|
|Landhockeyförening Älmhult||Älmhult||South||Landhockeyförening Älmhult|
|Lunds LHK Nayan||Lund||South||Lunds LHK Nayan|