Hockey is a sport in which two teams play against each other by trying to manoeuvre a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick. There are many types of hockey such as bandy, field hockey, ice hockey and rink hockey. The object of hockey is to hit a ball with a stick into a goal. Every time the ball goes into the goal then a point is awarded to that team. The team with the most goals at the end of the game is awarded the winner. In the event of both teams scoring the same amount of goals then a draw is called. Each team consist of 11 players. It’s split up into 1 goalkeeper and 10 outfield players. The outfield players will consist of defenders, midfielders and attackers. The amount of each position will vary deepening on the formation that the team adopts. It’s not massively uncommon for a team to have no goalkeeper at the end of game if they are trying to push for a win or a losing the match. The pitch is 100 yards long and 60 yards wide. It has three lines running across the width of the pitch which are two 25 yard lines and a half way line to signify to players the certain sections of the pitch. At each end the pitch will include a goal which is 4 yards wide. Around the goal is a 16 yard line which is the only sections on the pitch that players are permitted to shoot from. A goal scored outside the 16 yard line will not be awarded and the ball turned over.

How to Play

Each team is made up of 11 players and 6 substitutes.
Every player has a hockey stick of which they can only use one side of the stick to hit the ball.
A goal is scored when the ball is successfully hit into the opponent's goal from within the 16-yard area.
The ball must be passed or dribbled using the stick and no other body part is allowed to intentionally come into contact with the ball.
A foul or infringement is called when a player:

o Purposely tries to hit the ball off another player with the intent of causing harm to that player.
o Intentionally uses a body part to assist in moving or stopping the ball.
o Hits the ball with the rounded side of their hockey stick. o Raise their stick above waist height.
o Hit their stick off their opponents to interfere with play.

Sports Associations Details


  1. Registration No                           -           06

  2. Registration Year                        -           1975.05.12

  3. Gazette No                                 -           1990/232016.10.27

  4. Duration of the Position           -           04



Mr. P. Vishwanadan

215/E/7, Anderson Flats,

Park Road,

Colombo 5.




Mr. B.M.D.T.B.Basnayake



Mr. G.S. Kapugoda


  1. List of Affiliated Associations                                    -

·       District Sports Associations  -  9

1. Colombo District Sports Association        

2. Gall District Sports Association    

3. Gampaha District Sports Association       

4. Jaffna District Sports Association 

5. Kalutara District Sports Association

6. Kandy District Sports Association

7.  Matale District Sports Association          

8.  Matara District Sports Association

9. Rathnapura District Sports Association



·       Sub Associations/ Sports Clubs  -  7

1. Defense Services Hockey Association     

2. Nation Services Hockey Association       

3. State Wennappuwa Hockey Association 

4. Sri Lanka University Hockey Association

5. Mercantile Services Hockey Association 

6. State Services Hockey Association          

7. Sri Lanka School Hockey Association