Juniors (7-17 years)

We have a thriving junior section for children of primary and secondary school ages.

All abilities from the age of 7-years-old are welcome to come along and have a go at MHHC—just pop in during the season for your first free session.

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Our junior hockey training takes place every Wednesday and Friday throughout the hockey season at Welland Park Academy on the all-weather pitch. The training at our junior sessions is specifically designed for different age-groups. 

The MHHC Hockey School on Fridays is for those looking for specialist coaching to improve their technical skills and who have a desire to reach the highest level of their ability: see here for more information about the MHHC Hockey School.

At Welland Park Academy there is ample parking and sticks are provided if you don't have your own. You just need trainers with good grip, shin-pads and mouthguards. There is no charge for the first session, to allow players to decide if they wish to continue, and discounts are available for multiple family members.

 

Training dates 2019/20:
 

U8 – U14
Lead Coach: David Richardson

U8s & U10s
School years 2-5

Wednesdays, 17:30–18:30

6th September 2019 to 11th October 2019;
25th October 2019 to 11th December 2019

8th January 2020 to 1st April 2020

U12s & U14s
School years 6–9

Wednesdays, 17:30–19:00

4th September 2019 to 11th December 2019
8th January 2020 to 1st April 2020


There will be additional summer sessions for the younger Juniors, more details will be released on this page nearer the time.

 

U16 – U18
Lead Coach: David Richardson

Girls
School years 10–13

Tuesdays, 18:30–20:30

20th August 2019 to 17th December 2019
7th January 2020 to 7th April 2020

Boys
School years 10–13

Wednesdays, 19:15–21:00

21st August 2019 to 18th December 2019
8th January 2020 to 8th April 2020


Training for the U16s and U18s will be during the Senior sessions. Senior training is open to all aged 13-years-old and above.

 

Competitive Matches

There is the opportunity for all youngters to play in local tournaments on Sundays throughout the season; we field teams of under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, under 14s and under 16s. Players are not charged to play in U8–U12s Sunday tournaments. For older children there is the chance to play regularly for the Badgers team.

 

Badgers

The MHHC Badgers play on Saturdays in the Northamptonshire Two Counties Badgers League. The Badgers League is a good introduction to full sized hockey, and is competitive and friendly. Badgers teams are made up of nine juniors and two supporting adults playing 11-a-side on a full size pitch. Junior players must be under 16-years-old, most are aged between 13- and 16-years-old but some as young as 11-years-old have been part of the squad.

Badgers 2018

Our Badgers team have lots of fun, playing hockey in a supportive and friendly environment. In 2017/18 the MHHC Badgers team was very successful and finished the season top of their league!

 

Club Training and Membership Fees

For younger juniors—U8s, U10s & U12s (School years 2-7)—training costs £40 per school term (£80 per season) for Full Junior members, or £4 per session for Guest Junior members.

For older juniors—U14s, U16s & Badgers (school year 8 and above)—Full Concession membership costs £80 per season and includes all training, or £4 per session for Guest Concession members.

Badgers match fees are £5 per game for Full Concession and Full Junior members, or £8 per game for Guest Concession and Guest Junior members.

Winter training (Sept–Easter) is included in all Full Annual Memberships, please see our Costs & Fees page for more details.

 

Please get in touch with us at MHHC for more information

 


 

MHHC Hockey School – Specialist Hockey Coaching

For children aged 9–16 (school years 5–11)
Fridays at 19:00–21:00

Based on the coaching of world renowned FIH Master Coach David Vinson, who coached Great Britain, England and many other major International Countries, together with numerous Olympic Gold Medalists on an individual basis.

With Lead Coach David Richardson, the specialist coaching at the MHHC Hockey School will offer the right practice and technical coaching for players who wish to improve their technical skills and who have a desire to reach the highest level of their ability.

Cost of the course is £10 per session. 

See here for more information about the MHHC Hockey School.

 

    

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We welcome new players of all ages and abilities. Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about our club either as a player, official, coach or volunteer.

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Nick Riley

Chair

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Wyn Sleeman

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Jo Bevan

Secretary

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