Queen's University Hockey Club Men's Section was formed at Queen's in the latter part of the nineteenth Century. The Belfast News Letter reported the Ulster Hockey Union AGM of 19 September 1898, and recorded that "a committee meeting was held afterwards when Queen's College Hockey Club was admitted to membership." Queen's was known as a 'College' until it was granted its Charter as a University in 1908.
Members are given a "years grace" in their playing career, to allow them to play one more season after they have left academic study at the University. In 2011-12 the first team plays in Section 1 of the Ulster Senior League.
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