Southgate has a thriving junior section and provides coaching that is second to none. In this section you will find everything you need to know about Southgate’s junior section and how to get your child involved.
1- Sundays – this is our main club day, with all age groups training and playing games. We have a waiting list for all age groups for the Club Sundays.
If we are unable to fit you into our main Sunday sessions, or Sundays dont fit in with your other activities we have other opportunities for you to play.
2- Tuesdays 4.30 – 6pm for children in school years 3-6. Pay as you go, £5 a session. For more information click here.
3- Holiday Hockey Camps – we run day camps every holiday. For more information click here.
Junior training starts again on Sunday 11 September 2016. U14s & U16s weekday training starts the week before. Below are details of training dates and times for each age group, membership and training fees.
We have a waiting list across all age groups. Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 7 May – Different times as training on far pitch only.
U10s & U12s @ 9am, U12s @ 10am, U14Gs @ 11am, U14B @ 12 noon, U16s @ 12.30
Sunday 14 May – Training as usual
Sunday 21 May – Training as usual
Sunday 28 May – NO HOCKEY
Sunday 4 June – Training as usual
Sunday 11 June – Training as usual
Sunday 18 June – NO HOCKEY
Sunday 25 June – NO HOCKEY
Sunday 2 July – 9am – 2pm, Festival, Awards & BBQ
In the summer term, we move everyone into their age groups for next season. This gives the coaches a chance to start work on the squads for next year.
The biggest change is for those in year 7, who move to the 10.45am session and year 9 who move to the 12.30 session. However, note changes in timings for the first week only, see (2) below
School years 1 & 2 – U8s 9am – 10.30
school years 3 & 4 – U10s 9am – 10.30
School years 5 & 6 – U12s 9am – 10.30
School years 7 & 8 – U14s, 10.45 – 12.15
School years 9 and above – U16s, 12.30 – 2pm
The school years given are the school years your child is currently in, NOT the year they are in, in September.
Southgate’s main junior hockey training takes place every Sunday morning. Training times on a Sunday are as follows:
A few years ago we moved to an annual fee which has made admin much easier and was widely welcomed by parents. So we are continuing with the annual system.
Payment can be paid in one lump sum or in two installments as follows:
If you have problems paying in two lump sums, particularly if you have a more than one child playing at Southgate, please contact the junior administrator so that we can organise an alternative payment structure for you.
Please complete your SHC Junior Membership form 16-17 and return it to us by 30 Sept with your payment.
Pay your adult fees which will cover membership, adult games and adult training. Then pay junior training/match fees of £70 to the junior section.
Pay your junior membership and fees (£200) and individual match fees will be collected for adult games.
We recommend everyone wears shin pads and a gum shield. We have these available to buy in our shop which is open on some Sundays, advertised in advance. Most players have their own sticks, but we have a supply for those that don’t. Players should wear comfortable sports gear and trainers, not studs.
The coaching we offer is second to none. We have two top quality coaches who head up the coaching team: John Shaw, Southgate first team player for over 15 years who won over 200 caps for his country and is fantastic at inspiring young people. Martin Foxall, a superb coach of young hockey players who has previously coached teams to win the National U16 Championship and is widely regarded as one of the best coaches of young players in the country. We have a coaching team working under John and Martin, looking after the individual squads and an army of helpers and junior coaches.
For more information please contact the Junior Co-ordinator, HERE