Juniors (5-17 years)

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

All abilities from the age of 5 upwards are welcome to come along and have a go—pop in any Wednesday or Friday during the season for your first free session. 

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Our junior training takes place every Wednesday and Friday throughout the hockey season at Welland Park Academy on the all-weather pitch. 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

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

U8s & U10s
School years 2-5

Fridays, 18:00–19:00

6th September 2019 to 13th December 2019
10th January 2020 to 3rd 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.

 

New in September 2019 – Hockey Heroes

Hockey Heroes

A fun and welcoming programme aimed at children aged 5–8 that aims to develop both their physical and character superpowers, unlocking the hero inside them!

Hockey Heroes is a 6 week hockey programme aimed at beginners that not only focuses on helping children develop some physical hockey superpowers such as dribbling, passing and goal scoring, but also places as much emphasis on character development superpowers including teamwork, communication, perseverance and respect. The aim is for children to have lots of fun, experience lots of success, and feel like a hero! This will boost their confidence, and ensure a positive experience of physical activity and sport that will have a beneficial effect in the rest of their life.

You can find more information about Hockey Heroes here. Book a place for your Hockey Hero here.

 

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 and under 14s. Players are not charged to play in 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!

 

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

 

    

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