Junior Information


Welcome to Eastcote Hockey Club Junior section. Hopefully all the information you need is in this section but if not, just visit the Contacts page and contact the Team Admin Person for your age group as they will be happy to help.

We hope you have a great season with us and enjoy your hockey.

Jo Copley
Junior Section Captain

Training Information

We have a thriving Junior section based at our Clubhouse and Astro Pitch in Kings College Road, Ruislip Eastro. To cope with our growing membership, this season we will also be using the new pitch at St Helens School, Northwood http://www.sthelens.london/How-To-Find-Us-Contact for our U6s and U10 Boys as well as evening slots during the week at the Eastcote pitch.

Children can start playing from Reception in the Under 6s through to U16s. As they progress through the club children gain experience in festivals, tournaments, leagues and cup games. The coaching and most of the competitions, league and cup games are played on Sunday mornings. Qualified Coaches and experienced hockey players help the children develop their skills, have fun and play in competitive hockey fixtures.

We currently have over 230 juniors playing at Eastcote. Girls and Boys from 13+ , if ready, are able to start playing Saturday League hockey with adults being introduced at appropriate stages of their development by our coaching staff.

The junior section is always looking for more people to be involved; be they coaches, helpers or administrators. Please let the Juniors Section Captain know if you might be interested.

Schedule

Currently we are hoping to restart as detailed below for 2020/21 and are awaiting new guidance from England Hockey.

The new timetable is below – please read through it carefully as there are many changes from previous years. The changes allow the section to grow and where appropriate to have more pitch space.

Coaching: Starts in mid-September and runs until the end of April, except Christmas, New Year and Easter. Please check your times and venue as this season may see changes.

Age Group Venue Training Day Time Session Start Date Lead Coach
Under 6s (Rec & Yr 1) Mixed EHC Sunday 10:30 – 11:30 Sunday 13 Sept Jane Carter
Under 8s ((Yr 2 & 3) Mixed EHC Sunday 09:30 – 10:30 Sunday 13 Sept Simon Samuels
Junior GKs EHC Sunday 09:30 – 10:30 Alternate Sundays TBC Colin Barber
Under 10s (Yr 4 & 5) Boys St Helens Sunday 09:30 – 10:30 Sunday 13 Sept Colin Carter
Under 10s (Yr 4 & 5 ) Girls EHC Sunday 10:30 – 11:30 Sunday 13 Sept Adam Mulholland
Under 12s (Yr 6 & 7 ) Boys EHC Friday Eve 06:30 – 07:30 Friday 11 Sept Keith Antony
Under 12s (Yr 6 & 7) Girls EHC Sunday 11:30 – 12:30 Sunday 13 Sept Adrian Carter
Under 14s (Yr 8 & 9) Boys EHC Friday Eve 06:30 – 07:30 Friday 11 Sept Peter Phillips
Under 14s (Yr 8 & 9) Girls* EHC Thursday Eve 06:30 – 07:30 Tues 8/Thurs 10 Sept Heidi Pentecost
Under 16s (Yr 10 & 11) Boys** EHC Sunday 11:30 – 01:00 Sunday 13 Sept Andy Lazarevic
Under 16s (Yr 10 & 11) Girls EHC - - - Kandi Todd TAP

-We are unable to to run an U16G session this year. Please contact Kandi Todd as the administrator for this age group as all girls are being included in training and playing with the women's section.

*Please note that this session may change to Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30. Your TAP will be in contact with you to confirm.
** U16B allocated longer to allow for game practice

Kit

Following a club decision, the colours for the men’s and boys section of the club are changing to come into line with the women’s and girls. Everyone will play with navy shorts or skorts and the men/boys will no longer be in white shorts. This will give a more unified look to the club and we have also switched suppliers and brands.

Please note that you only need to buy the new branded kit when your child has grown out of their existing kit. We anticipate that it will take a couple of seasons for all our members to graduate over to the Adidas kit. We would ask you though from September that all junior boys are in navy shorts.

To visit the website go to: https://www.hawkinsport.co.uk/clubs/hockey-clubs/eastcote-hockey-club or via the Club Kit page on our website

Important: Don't forget to get or check your shirt number before you order
Ladies - Anita - ahuntley@112@gmail.com Men - Deffy - mdefanis@me.com

Facemasks

The club has published a Policy on the use of facemasks when defending Penalty Corners based on guidelines supplied by England Hockey who strongly recommend that they be worn. Subsequent to this the Management Committee have had detailed discussions about the implementation of the Policy, with particular reference to the position of Junior members. As a result of these discussions, the Policy has been refined and updated, and the revised Policy is set out below.