Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

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Section Logo JuniorsJunior Club Hockey Season - Sep to Mar

We have a large and vibrant Junior Section delivering fun and engaging hockey to more than 900 juniors ages 5 to 18 during the Club Hockey Season which runs from early September to end of March.

Our enthusiastic group of volunteers coach alongside our outstanding professional coaches, all under the leadership of former GB and Premier League player and two-time Olympian, Dan Fox, GHC's Director of Hockey.

Details of our programme are below. Please also have a look to see what our club hockey season is all about: age groups, teams, competitions, tournaments, and more.

New players welcome. Parent helpers also very welcome for hockey and non-hockey roles.

Contact info@guildfordhc.com for more information or with any questions.


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GHC use Teamo for club management, payments and communications.

New members are welcome to register - the league season runs from the beginning of September to the end of March.

Please see this page for registration information and the link to Teamo to register. Information about junior subscription fees can be found here.

Existing members, your membership renewal is managed through Teamo - please check the app for messages and details about re-newing.

We also run holiday camps (non-GHC players welcome) and summer activities - see this page for Junior Camp information.


Junior Programme Details

  • Weekly training sessions for all players in their age group squads led by a Head Coach and assisted by coaches for excellent coach-to-player ratios.
  • Weekly specialist training sessions for goalkeepers.
  • Opportunities to play in junior matches and tournaments, both competitive and friendly:
    • South East Junior League
    • England Hockey Championships (National 'Cup' Competitions)
    • Surrey tournaments (South East Finals qualifiers)
    • Indoor competitions
    • Friendly tournaments
  • A Junior Section training programme spanning all age groups based on the England Hockey core skills curriculum, designed and implemented by our Director of Hockey, Dan Fox.
  • Opportunities to play in Men's and Women's hockey leagues from the age of 13.
  • Opportunities to participate in International Tours; recent seasons have included tours to Barcelona, Brussels, Lille and more.
  • Opportunities for cultural hockey exchanges with overseas players and clubs.
  • Opportunities for Indoor hockey training and competitions.
  • Opportunities to build skills through coaching and umpiring in our Young Leaders and Young Leaders Plus programmes. Many players participate in our Young Leaders programme to fulfil their Duke of Edinburgh Award or IB volunteering requirements; many do it for the satisfaction and enjoyment. Participants get coach education sessions and learn and improve their skills through coaching and umpiring our littler Juniors.
  • Coach development sessions and coaching feedback sessions with Director of Hockey, Dan Fox, to ensure our coaches are working with the most modern and relevant techniques and methods.
  • Additional sessions for talent development and summer/half-terms:
  • Our new Future Stars programme for those aspring to county, regional or national age group level hockey (additional charge) - see details here.
  • Additional mid-week skills sessions for outfield players and keepers (additional charge).
  • School holiday skills courses (additional charge) designed and run by Dan Fox with top coaches and international players; see webpage for upcoming dates in the half-terms and school holidays

The children experience problem-solving, teamwork and character-building lessons that are part of the fast-paced and social nature of the game we love.

Our season runs from the beginning of September to the end of March (around Easter depending on when the holidays and final league fixtures fall).


Opportunities to Play in Senior Teams

For those Juniors wishing to play in Senior teams, this can be a really good way to progress and challenge yourself. England Hockey requires any juniors playing in adult leagues to be 13 years old.

  • Girls wishing to play Adult hockey are welcome to train with Ladies squads on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings (minimum age is 13). Under 18 Girls training sessions will also take place on an ad hoc basis. Please contact your Lead Coach/Squad Manager for more information.
  • Boys wishing to play Adult hockey are welcome to train with the appropriate level Men's teams (minimum age is 13): Wednesday (5s, 6s, 7s and Vets), Thursday (3s, 4s), Tuesday (1s, 2s, by invitation), Thursday (1s, by invitation). Please contact your Lead Coach/Squad Manager for more information.

See more information here.


What to Bring

Remember the essentials: mouthguard, shin pads and (named) water bottle. If your child is new to the sport and doesn't yet have a stick, we have sticks to lend.

Trainers are fine but if your child sticks with hockey, you will find that astro trainers will give more grip on the astropitches.

Please make sure your child checks in with the squad manager for attendance before going onto the pitch. Thank you.


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One of our Sponsor Partners is a dental surgeon who makes quality, hand-fitted mouthguards. Please contact if you would like to set up a fitting. She is at the club a few times per year which will be advertised in our weekly newsletter during the season. These really are quality products - click on the logo to visit Deb's website.


Get Involved...

Our Junior Section runs thanks to the tens of volunteers who generously donate their energy, time and skills to youth hockey. Please if you can spare some time to help. Areas where we need help include both hockey and non-hockey related roles:

  • Squad and Team management
  • Match reporting
  • Support for Tournaments
  • Database management
  • Coaching
  • Umpiring

Section Logo Back to HockeyBack to Hockey - Parents Welcome!

And parents, if you are a former or aspiring player and would like to either dust off the cobwebs or learn some basics, please consider our Men's and Ladies Back to Hockey. Light training sessions in a social setting. Please get in touch with (Men) or (Women) for more information.


     

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Thank you to our Partners