Hockey in Tuscany

It was quite surprising to discover not only that in Tuscany there is a long tradition in hockey, but also that Tuscan teams are really successful! Hockey is not so common in Italy (as well as many minor sports) but highly spectacular, technical, and, (considering?) looking at the results, it is also a sport that gives the region Tuscany an incredible prestige. For those who need to know a little bit more about hockey, it is that family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to push a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick. There are many kind of hockey: roller hockey, field hockey ice hockey, roller hockey in line and so on.
[Photo Credits: Lega Nazionale Hockey]
[Photo Credits: Lega Nazionale Hockey]
The highest championship is called A1 series and is made by 14 teams. Tuscany is well represented with successful teams.In the last decade, in fact, many Tuscan teams won the championship: the Primavera Prato (today Hockey Prato 1954) in 2003, Etruria Follonica from 2004 to 2008, CGC Viareggio in 2011. Three Italian teams can compete also in the CERH European League.
[Photo Credits: CGC Viareggio]
[Photo Credits: CGC Viareggio]
Thanks to Tuscany, Italian roller hockey reached the highest levels in Europe and in the world: Follonica team won the European Hockey League in 2006 and the International Cup in 2007. These are the Tuscan teams: Roller Hockey
  • Hockey Castiglione
  • Hockey Empoli
  • A.S.D. Follonica Hockey
  • Circolo Pattinatori Grosseto
  • Hockey Primavera Prato
  • In Line Versilia
  • C.G.C. Viareggio
ASD Follonica Hockey vs Estra Prato [Photo Credits: ASD Follonica Hockey]
ASD Follonica Hockey vs Estra Prato [Photo Credits: ASD Follonica Hockey]
Field Hockey
  • Hockey Club Pistoia
  • CUS Pisa Hockey
Inline Hockey
  • Hockey Empoli