Juniors

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.

Sessions Available

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.

New season 2016-17

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.

Limited places

We have a waiting list across all age groups. Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list: juniors@southgatehc.co.uk.

Sunday Term Dates

  • Winter Term: 8bSeptember – 18 December 2016
  • Spring Term: 8 January – 26 March 2017
  • Summer Term: 7 May – 3 July 2017

Training Times

Southgate’s main junior hockey training takes place every Sunday morning. Training times on a Sunday are as follows:

  • Under 12 (up to and including school year 7) – 9am – 10.30am
  • Under 14s (school years 8 & 9) – 10.45am – 12.15pm
  • Under 16/U18 (school years 10 and above) – 12.30 – 2pm

U14s (school years 8&9)

  • Sundays as above.
  • Thursdays 6.30-8pm, 8 Sept – 23 March (to end April if team progresses in competitions)

U16/U18 boys (school years 10 and above)

  • Sundays as above.
  • Thursdays 7-8.30pm, unless invited to higher performance men’s training, 8 Sept – 23 March (to end Apr if team progresses in competitions)

U16/U18 Girls (school years 10 and above)

  • Sundays as above.
  • Wednesdays 7-8.30pm, unless invited to higher performance ladies training, 7 Sept – 22 March (to end Apr if team progresses in competitions)

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Costs

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.

  • Under 12s (up to and including school year 7) – £170
  • Over 12s (school years 8 and above) – £200 (includes Sunday and weekday sessions)

Payment can be paid in one lump sum or in two installments as follows:

  • U12s – £120 in September, £50 in January
  • Over 12s – £130 in September, £70 in January

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.

Question: What do I pay if I am playing regularly in an adult teams?

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.

Question: What do I pay if I am playing occasionally in adult teams?

Pay your junior membership and fees (£200) and individual match fees will be collected for adult games.

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Equipment

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.

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Coaches

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

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Contact Juniors Co-ordinator

juniors@southgatehc.org.uk

To view information for each junior team please select one of the links below.