With the Team GB men's hockey team due to play in the Olympic semi-finals against the Netherlands, interest in the sport is booming.
If you want to find out about how to take part in the sport go to the Great Britain Hockey website.
Olympic medal winners from the East have been welcomed back to the region
Some of the region's Olympians have been immortalised in Lego.
Olympic bronze medal winning hockey player, Chloe Rogers from Great Dunmow, returns to Essex.