How many players are there in countries such as ... ?

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  1. Jake Harvey

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    The numbers are pretty far off the truth. First up, the UK having only 3x more than france cannot be true, pretty sure there are about 120k at least in the UK, and maybe 10,000 here in france. In France, something like 75% of clubs are in the north east, near belgium, but there must only be 50 clubs in the whole of france. compared to a few hundred in the UK.
     
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    Geographical spread of hockey players in the Netherlands

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    Latest official number in the Netherlands is 251.287 hockey players (october 2015) , an increase of 1 % compared to 2014
     
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    would think there are closer to 100 clubs in France. When I moved to Montpellier in 1995 there was no club within 150km so i started one with a Belgian player I was introduced to. Hockey is still running down there but Montpellier Hockey club got merged into the MUC sporting club.
     
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    Switzerland

    3500 members, around 22 clubs
    German speaking clubs are dominating.
     
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    Biggest clubs in Belgium

    VHL = dutch speaking league
    LFH = french speaking league

    1 VHL Dragons 1571
    2 VHL Victory 1487
    3 LFH Orée 1453
    4 VHL Braxgata 1404
    5 LFH Racing 1298
    6 LFH Waterloo Ducks 1248
    7 LFH Parc 1215
    8 VHL Antwerp 1145
    9 LFH Wellington 1133
    10 LFH Rasante 1076
    11 VHL Herakles 1073
    12 LFH Pingouin 1035
    13 VHL Indiana 1025
    14 LFH Léopold 1022
    15 LFH Uccle 1001
    16 VHL Leuven 963
    17 LFH Ombrage 941
    18 VHL Gantoise 931
    19 VHL Beerschot 891
    20 LFH Lara 877
    21 VHL Mechelse 872
    22 LFH Louvain La Neuve 869
    23 LFH Namur 827
    24 LFH White Star 750
    25 LFH Rixensart 728
    26 VHL Brugge 714
    27 LFH Daring 574
    28 LFH Amicale Anderlecht 572
    29 VHL Temse 566
    30 LFH OC Liège 528
     
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    Ireland

    Hockey is quite popular in schools.
    About 300 schools are participating with around 27.000 school competition players.
    Officially Ireland has 168 clubs with close to 35.000 members.
    There's some overlap here, but 45.000 players should be a proper guesstimate.
     
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    italian hockey

    around 12.000 players
    concentrated in northern Italy and Rome
    girls/boys fifty fifty
     
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    Hockey Australia

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    Denmark 750 players total from u6 to oldboys
     
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    Chatting today with the coach of the malaysian women team.

    He estimated the number of competitive players (both F and M) in his country at 2.000. Mainly KL based.
     
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    Scotland

    5.000 players participating in competitions.
    60% boys, 40 % girls (on the increase)
    growth rate 3 to 4 % a year

    common complaint: Team GB is hawking our best players
     
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    China

    Around 20.000 players
     
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    Benjamin Stanzl the great Austrian player (now playing for Oranje-Rood, Hoofdklasse) tells us:

    Austria has 3,000 players and 12 clubs.
     
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    Zimbabwe (let's NOT forget its ladies were once olympic GOLD medal winners)

    Between 20.000 and 30.000 active players. For a major part school and college related.


     
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    Think that greatly underestimates the number of players in Malaysia. Lots of players also in Penang, Ipoh, Johor etc.
     
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    In terms of England, the figures are actually around 138,000 players affiliated to around 830 clubs. There are then also players at Universities that are not counted within this club affiliation number.

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    Antwerp finally has a hockeyclub within its municipality border.
    Traditionally Antwerp clubs are nestled in its suburbs, but OLYMPIA is right in the Wilrijk quarter of the city of Antwerp.

    The club hopes to grow quickly to 1500 members
     
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    Is that the most recent figure? EH changed the affiliation process last year so that University players are counted...
     
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    That number doesn't include Universities that do not play league hockey I don't believe.

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