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Junior Hockey - General Info

Stroud Hockey Club is enthusiastic about its Junior Section as it represents the future of the club.

The popular Junior section is managed by the Club's qualified coaches under the guidance of Head Coach, Robert Fynn - 07900 693422\email robertjfynn(at)hotmail.com.

No previous experience is required and, where necessary, sticks can be provided. All juniors should come to training with shin pads and a mouth guard (gum shield).

During the season the Junior teams play in U8, U10 and U12 7-a-side tournaments against local clubs at a central venue.  There are regular weekend games for the U16s; Badgers matches for the boys and Vixens matches for the girls.

A Badgers / Vixens hockey squad compromises a maximum of 3 adult players and up to 13 junior players. These matches provide junior players with a taste of competitive hockey and a safe environment in which to test their skills.

Since starting the junior section in 2001 the club has nurtured numerous JDC & JAC players (County Level), several JRPC (West Level) players, one U21 international and a handful of players now plying their hockey trades at National League Level at larger clubs.

Stroud Hockey Club's juniors act as part of the England Hockey Single System, more information about which is available here

http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/page.asp?section=1416§ionTitle=Single+System+-+Long+Term+Athlete+Development+%28LTAD%29# 

Coaching\Training

Junior training takes place on Tuesdays 6pm-7.15pm, at the wonderful Leisure Centre astroturf pitch behind Stratford Park Leisure Centre.  U8s, U10 and U12s 6pm to 7pm and Badgers (boys 12-15) train until 7.15pm

Vixens (girls 12-15) 6.15pm to 7.30pm at Wyclifffe school astroturf

Junior training fees are £100 per season (£90 B4 4th October). This can be split into 2 payments of £50 payable in September and January.

 

Junior tournaments 2017/18

Tournaments are dependent upon numbers of players and coaches to run the teams. They are all held in Cheltenham at one of three venues - Dean Close School, Cheltenham College or Cheltenham Ladies' College.

Date
Clubs Time Venue
08/10/2017 U12 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
05/11/2017 U8 Mixed 1pm Cheltenham College
05/11/2017 U10s 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
12/11/2017 U12 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
03/12/2017 U8 Mixed 1pm Cheltenham College
03/12/2017 U10s 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
10/12/2017 U12 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
14/01/2018 U8 Mixed 1pm Cheltenham College
14/01/2018 U10s 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
21/01/2018 U12 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
04/02/2018 U8 Mixed 1pm Cheltenham College
04/02/2018 U10s 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
25/02/2018 U12 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)
11/03/2018 U12 1pm Dean Close (Boys)/CLC (Girls)

 

Child Protection Policy

Welfare Officer : Robert Fynn

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