Juniors, dates, information and welfare
Junior Hockey Academy in Exeter.
Youth Co-ordinator, David Haines 07989512004 can be contacted if you wish more information
The Junior Section 2018-2019
East Devon Hockey Club Junior Academy is presently based at St Peter's School, Exeter where coaching takes place for year 9 and under on Thursday nights from 6-00 to 7-00. In recent years we have had upwards of 40 boys and some girls of all ages and experiences attending these sessions. Training is usually in small groups of similar aged and ability members under the direct supervision of a member of our junior coaching team. We are a Mens Hockey Club but enthusiastically developing girls teams at Junior Level.
Junior Coaches -Garry Nash and Jack Parfitt with the Girls Under 10s County Silver Medal winners
We enter are boys in tournaments for U10, U12 and U14. In 2016 our boys under 12s finished a very creditable third in the County Finals. In 2017 we entered the girls at U10 level. In 2018 the Under 10 Girls finished second in the County finals and went on to represent Devon in the regionals. In 2020 the under 12 girls were crowned County Champions.
At 14, year 10, boys leave our Junior section and as Youth Members join training sessions and teams with our senior men.
Coaching is provided on 22 Thursday's throughout the Spring and Autumn term. All new junior members are given two weeks trial to see if they like it before we ask for any membership payments. We have junior sticks of all sizes to borrow before they decide to purchase their own. All under 18 's are required to wear shin protection and mouth guards at all training and match days.
Garry Nash is an experienced and well qualified coach who looks after the Junior girls.
Junior Coaching (Boys and Girls Year 9 and Below, our youngest member has been six years old)
Dates for 2021/22 Season
We resume Junior training on Thursday 9th September 2021 at St Peters School, Exeter, from 6-00-7.00. Training is led by Senior and Junior Coaches.
Boys and girls under the age of 14 on Sept 1st 2021, Year 9 and below, are welcomed to this training session . New participants have two free taster sessions before becoming a full member of the club.
Autumn Term - 12 sessions
-start Thursday September 6th 2021
no session half term Thursday October 28th 2021
-last session Thursday December 2nd 2021
Spring Term Times - 10 Sessions
- Start Thursday January 13th 2022
no session half term February 24th 2022
- Last Session Thursday March 24 th 2022
The charge for 22 weeks is £50. Reductions are made for family membership. See Becoming a Member Tab for more information.
If selected for a tournament the usual fee is £3
Under 18’s must have shin guards and mouth guard for all hockey training and games. Sticks for juniors to borrow are available.
Previously registered members need to update their child's details on the website at the start of each season.
Potential NEW MEMBERS please submit a new applicant enquiry form , GET IN TOUCH, to the top right of this article. After your taster sessions if you decide to join us you will need to register online.
Remember we ask for no payment for the first two weeks which are offered as a trial. If you know of other children interested in being coached hockey by well qualified coaches in a friendly environment please let them know about us.
We have entered the Devon U14 and U 12 and U10 Competitions, details are published on the website as they come available.
The Club Wefare Officer is Dan Wride. If you have a welfare concern contact Dan. Email: email@example.com Mobile Phone Number: 075856179667
The club is commited to following the England Hockey Single System Pathway throughout the development of our junior players and we will be notifying the Devon Single System Administrator, Matt Bodily, of players that show the potential to represent Devon at age group level. More information about this can be found on the England Hockey website.
Below are some relevant and important documents that will provide you with further information about East Devon's junior hockey club:
- Parents Guide to EDHC
- Young Members guide to EDHC
- How to stay safe
- How we develop young players
- Moving to a Senior Side
- Safeguarding and Protecting our Young Hockey Players