Hockey is a popular sport in Oman, so get to know some of the popular joins if you're interested in joining in.
18 July 2013| Last updated on 24 July 2019
Hockey truly is thriving in Muscat and Oman and is a great team sport for kids and adults alike- here we take a closer look at the clubs you can join... keep fit and make friends... what a great combination!
Muscat Arabian Foxes Hockey Club
We are a friendly, mainly expat hockey club formed in October 2011, by a group of players who wanted to take expat hockey in Oman to a more organised level.
As Non-Omanis are not permitted to play in the Omani National Hockey League, there are some clubs aimed at expats so that they can continue playing field hockey whilst living in this beautiful city.
Back in 2009, small pockets of expats began playing some hockey on the new astroturf pitch at the British School Muscat, to help raise money for a set of floodlights. By 2011, this group had grown into a consistant weekly gathering of players, and regular games were organised against our friends from a local Indian expat club.
The idea to formalise the club was concieved in the Duke's Bar in the Crowne Plaza Hotel after a good victory over a visiting Navy team. By late 2011, we were set up as the Muscat Arabian Foxes Hockey Club complete with Committee, club kit, and regular fixtures.
We are growing all the time and currently have between 25-30 regular players. Nationalities represented include Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Oman and India.
Our team comprises of both male and female hockey players of all ages, abilities and nationalities, from ex-national league, to youngsters and beginners learning the game. We play a good social standard of hockey all year round, against local Omani clubs, expat clubs, teams from visiting ships, and in tournaments in the Middle East.
We play every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm on our floodlit Astroturf pitch at the British School Muscat, with whom we hold a close affiliation. With temperatures reaching 40 plus degress in the summer, many of us have our questionable fitness levels severely tested!
Hockey Playing Times: Training every Tuesday 7pm til 9pm
We are open to all new members and are always pleased to see fellow hockey players here in the Sultanate of Oman. So if you live here in Muscat, or happen to be passing through get in touch with them here >> or email [email protected]
Ras Al Hamra Recreation centre (RAHRC)is the recreation centre of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) which is the main oil and gas company in Oman. For over 40 years the centre has been providing recreation to PDO staff and external members.
The Muscateers Hockey Section consists of 70 members including different nationalities, gender and age (from 5 up to 60 years old, mostly veteran’s age). We play recreational hockey, provide basic training to adults and young children and from play regular friendly matches with other teams in Oman.
On average about 14 – 18 people play weekly on Saturday evenings (20.00 hrs) at the school pitch. About 30 children from the PDO school choose every year to do hockey as an after school activity on Saturdays (17.00 – 18.00). Training is provided by volunteers in the hockey section. We also provide Indoor Training to youth and matches in the RAHRC Indoor Hall. Regularly we participate in friendly matches against Omani teams, Indian Teams, BSM Team, or teams of a visiting marine vessels. Also we participate in tournaments (Dubai 2010) or organise tournaments (Indoor June 2010, field March 2011).
If you'd like to join us, please contact: [email protected].
Our regular events
Saturdays 17:00 – 18:00 hrs PDO School Kids Hockey (IP3-IP5).
Saturdays 19:45 – 20:15 hrs Adults Training.
Saturdays 20:15 – 21:15 hrs Friendly Matches Adults.
Tuesdays 17:00 - 18:00 hrs Indoor Kids Hockey (9-13 years).