Please find our 2023/24 welcome letter here!
Many parents want their children to enjoy their chosen sport, and we would like to see young people enjoying the sport of hockey.
Our club will:
- provide a valued home for hockey;
- allow our members to play hockey and develop social relationships;
- help our junior members realise and develop their potential;
- work in partnership with the local community and other sporting organisations;
- develop the management structure, coaching qualities and playing opportunities of our adult and junior sections.
There is some more detailed information below but if you do have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you and your child(ren) to Holcombe Hockey Club.
Marcus Davies and Craig Snell (Directors of Junior Hockey).
What can we expect from Holcombe Hockey Club?
- A friendly welcome, an opportunity to meet new friends play and watch hockey
- Opportunities for your child to have fun and develop their game as much as they want to
- A safe environment
- Qualified coaches and responsible volunteers
- Relationships based on trust, honesty and respect where your child is valued and listened to
- Your child’s welfare and safety is paramount
- Club members will recognise your child’s rights, whatever their age, gender, culture, ability, language, religious belief, racial origin, and/or sexual identity
- Opportunities for you to get involved in the club
- A Child Protection policy is in place, please take time to read the ‘child protection’ webpage
What does Holcombe Hockey Club expect from me?
Our club expects you to:
- ensure that your son/daughter is dropped off and picked up promptly from the club and matches
- contact the club if you are running late to collect your child – 01634 409515
- adhere to the rules of the club
- adhere to the codes of conduct within the club, in particular the Roles and Responsibilities of a Parent (please see ‘Parent rules’ webpage)
- accept the guidance that coaches provide and umpire’s decisions within matches
- use correct language at all times
- stay off the pitch during training and matches
- never force your child to participate
- provide emergency contact details and any relevant information about your child including medical history
My child has never played hockey before. Can they come along and try out a couple of sessions?
Of course they can.The first session will be free and they will be introduced to the game of hockey, the equipment and they will make some new friends along the way.
When is training?
Junior training takes place on Sunday mornings from 0930–1100 for U10s & U12s, 1100–12.30 for U14s & U16s. There is also a midweek session for U10s & U12s.
When are the matches?
Matches are usually played on a Sunday around junior training, and you are informed two weeks in advance of the game. The majority of the fixtures, if we are aware of them, will be included in the junior teams fixture list.
What equipment is required?
A hockey stick can be provided if needed, but trainers, shinpads and mouthguard are essential. Astroturf trainers are advisable but we do not allow members to wear football blades.
What facilities are available on a Sunday morning?
The kitchen is kindly opened by volunteers to provide refreshments to parents and junior members. All of the profits from the snack bar go back into the junior section. Everything from the snack bar can be bought at pocket money prices!
Does the club have social events?
Yes we do, and you can find out all the information on our website
How much does it cost to be a member of the club?
Junior training costs £4 per session – there is no membership fee payable. Parents can become social members of Holcombe for £40.00.
Is the club affiliated to England Hockey?
Yes – as a club we affiliate to England Hockey and to the Kent Hockey Association.
What do I do if I am concerned about my child’s safety, wellbeing or behaviour?
If you have any concerns regarding the above, please contact the club welfare officer.