KBC Brussels wants to actively contribute to a positive image for the capital. That's why we support the beating heart of sports-loving Brussels: its hockey clubs.
Roots in Brussels
The capital offers an unrivalled range of sports disciplines and clubs. However, more than any other sport, hockey has a rich tradition in Brussels. The first clubs were founded over 100 years ago, and the teams in Brussels have been delivering top players for many years - including on an international level. Belgium was even one of the founder members of the international umbrella association, which has its headquarters in Brussels.
Belgian hockey is more vibrant than ever before. Our national teams - the Red Lions and the Red Panthers - are performing very strongly, and the membership of the Belgian Hockey Association is increasing year on year. Our country now has over 80 clubs, a larger number of which are found in and around Brussels.
Family and fair play
In hockey, fair play and social and family values play a central role. It is also one of the few major team sports in which men and women are equally represented.
KBC Brussels wants to actively support and promote this positive sports culture in the capital. That's why we are a partner to six leading hockey clubs in Brussels.
- Royal Léopold Club was the first tennis club in our country, but set up a hockey section as early as 1895. This prestigious sports club in the heart of Brussels has over 600 hockey players, and has already won a number of different national titles.
- Royal Ombrage Hockey Club and Royal Orée Hockey Club are both established in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre and were founded in around 1930. The Royal Ombrage hockey teams with their distinctive fox logo count over 850 members in total. Around 1 300 people, divided into 70 teams, play hockey at Royal Orée.
- Royal Daring Club was the first hockey association to be founded in Northern Brussels, and is also closely linked to the International Hockey Federation. The club in Molenbeek is well-known for its professional youth training programmes.
- One of the most successful clubs in Belgium, Royal Uccle Sport has been part of our country's hockey history for over 100 years. This prestigious sports club, which has recently built a new clubhouse, has combined top-level sport with recreational hockey for many years now.
- L’Amicale Anderlecht: ideally situated in the heart of Neerpede Sport: a 43-hectare tree-lined park with an artificial lake and devoted to sports: golf, hockey, skiing, shooting, athletics and football. The club is adjacent to the orbital motorway on the west side of Brussels.The club has a total of 20 teams and 325 players, 40% of whom are youths. The men's team play in Division 1 and the women's in Division 2.
- The youngest hockey club in the line-up, Parc Hockey Club, was founded in the 1950s in the Woluwe park, but has since moved to Auderghem. The blue-and-white women's team at Parc won the Belgian cup in 2002, and the club has already sent a number of its members to the Olympic Games.