Enter The SoftCo Hockey Bucket Challenge

Watch the Ireland Women’s Hockey Team take on the Challenge

  • The Challenge

    Using the hockey stick, the ball must be passed by all players in the air without it hitting the ground, with the last player passing the ball into the bucket (see age categories below for details on the number of players). Your Challenge must be recorded & timed. The winner is the team who complete the challenge in the quickest time. There can only be 1 entry per team, but a club or school can have multiple entries from different teams within the same age category.



  • Challenge Entry Dates

    Challenge is open to entries between April 30 to May 31.


  • How to Enter

    Each recorded Video Entry must be posted on twitter or Instagram by an authorised teacher or coach with the hashtag #softcobucketchallenge and tag @softcogroup on Twitter and @softco_life on Instagram. The winners in each group (see age categories below) will be the team who complete the challenge in the quickest time.


  • Age Group Categories

    Age Groups:                   No of Players
    U12 Girls/Boys                          4
    U14 Girls/Boys                          6
    U16 Girls/Boys                          8
    U18 Girls/Boys                         10


  • Prizes

    Each member of a Winning Team will receive an Official Ireland Hockey Jersey and the team will win an exclusive training session with players from the Ireland Women’s Hockey Squad  (subject to Government Guidelines). SoftCo ambassadors,  Katie Mullen and Ayeisha McFerran will be giving additional prizes to teams for “best skills” and “most fun”!



Limited Edition SoftCo HeadGame HG Sports Wristband

  • Everybody who takes part in the Challenge will receive a Limited Edition SoftCo HeadGame HG Sports Wristband


    HeadGame HG Sports Wristbands are a sports psychology aid, using trigger words to improve all aspects of skill and mind control in sport. The SoftCo Wristbands have been exclusively produced with the trigger word “BELIEVE” to celebrate the amazing achievements of the Ireland Women’s Hockey Team.


SoftCo Hockey Bucket Challenge : Terms & Conditions

    • The winner’s prize is an Ireland Hockey Jerseys for each team member & a training session for the winning team’s school/club with a number players from the Ireland Women’s Hockey Team based on availability (subject to Government COVID-19 Guidelines).
    • Each participating team will receive a SoftCo Green Army HeadGame HG wristband for each member of the team *subject to availability.
    • Challenge is only open to Schools & Hockey Clubs in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland.
    • Challenge entries are open from 9:00 GMT 30/04/21 and close at 18:00 GMT 31/05/21.
    • Video entries must be posted on Twitter or Instagram by an authorised Teacher or Coach tagging  @softcogroup on Twitter and @softco_life on Instagram using the hashtag #softcobucketchallenge.
    • Only one entry per team allowed. A club or school may have multiple entries from different teams.
    • The winning team in each age category is the team that completes the Challenge in the quickest recorded time under the Challenge rules. The decision is not subject to review or appeal by any entrant or by any third party.
    • There will be other prizes for best technique & most fun and the judge’s decision will be final.
    • SoftCo’s decision in relation to the selection of prize winner(s) is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    • In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct or the results of a competition the decision of SoftCo is final.
    • SoftCo competitions are not open to staff of SoftCo Group.
    • Prizes are non-transferable and will only be awarded to the winner.
    • No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize(s).
    • If, due to circumstances beyond its control, a prize becomes unavailable SoftCo reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value.
    • Unless otherwise stated, all taxes, insurance, fees and surcharges on any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
    • SoftCo reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a competition and/or vary competition rules at any time without prior notice.
    • Prizes not claimed within a reasonable time limit will be deemed to have been forfeited and SoftCo may dispose of such prizes without any liability to the winner.
    • SoftCo reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion.
    • Participation in SoftCo competitions denotes acceptance of these terms and conditions and any additional competition specific terms and conditions which may be advertised.
    • SoftCo does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem in any network, system, server, provider, or otherwise which may result in entries being lost or not properly registered or recorded and contestants hereby waive any claim whatsoever for any losses, costs, damages and expenses arising from any such problems.
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