Everything you need to know about Red Sox Hockey Club – in English!
We warmly invite international players of all ages and abilities to join our various indoor and outdoor squads. Our current members include players from many countries, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, and even a few from Switzerland 😉
Our club caters for all levels of hockey; whether you are already a passionate player or curious to try this exciting sport. Two mens teams and one ladies team compete in the main Swiss leagues, and a veterans squad as well as several junior squads compete in additional competitions. While our teams play in various leagues, we organise our trainings such that players from various teams also have the chance to practice together, and to get to know the whole of the club.
If you have played hockey before coming to Switzerland, or if you’d even like to try it for the first time, you can find useful information and contact details here – feel free to get in touch with us!
Mostly to avoid the snow, we play our outdoor hockey seasons in two halves: from August to October, and then from April to June. Our home ground for outdoor hockey is at Sportplatz Buchlern, in the west of the city. It can be reached in 20-25 minutes from the main station, by taking the S-Bahn two stops to Bahnhof Altstetten, and then a 5 minute bus ride (to Rautistrasse or Schulhaus Buchlern bus stops).
Outdoor training is followed by drinks/snacks (preferably beers and toasties) together in the nearby cafe. Matches are always at weekends – usually on Sundays, and transport is organised for away games.