All players must complete membership - depending on age and who they play for, there are different levels of subs for the colts. Please go to the membership section to sign up and "join". If you have any questions then please contact the coach or AGA (Age Group Administrator) of your age group
Everyone welcome, just turn up on Sunday mornings (September to March)
New members are “buddied” with an existing member
New players may attend two “taster” coaching sessions before joining
Subscriptions are due by middle of October (or when joining if later)
The new season starts with our Club Open Day on 3rd September. The colts and Minis are from 9am on Sunday 3rd Sept. The first main Sunday sessions are on 10th September.
Please register in the clubhouse BEFORE going to the pitches
Under 12, 10, 8 and 6 age groups (ie anyone born on or after 01/09/2006):
Under 18, 16 and 14 age groups (ie anyone born between 01/09/99 and 31/08/2006
We offer regular goalkeeper coaching on Sunday mornings adn Monday evening (Junior GK academy), please see Colts Junior Goalkeeping pages for sessions planned. Your age group administrator will add session dates to your team page on this website
Reading Colts Under 8, Under 10 and U12 teams play matches in our club shirt and navy “Next Generation” colts sweatshirts. Our youth playing kit, along with sticks and other hockey accessories, is available online from our kit partner Hawkinsport. All kit can be viewed and purchased online, and at specific times, will also be at the club on a number of weekends throughout the season. More information can be found on the Club Shop section of this website
One of the biggest problems we have is young players with a stick which is too big for them. It is one of those things that you just can’t buy a size too big and wait to grow into. Please buy your stick at the [club shop] or other reputable sports shop which will make sure you have the right size. Don’t let mum and dad buy one without taking you to be measured up.
These are essential. You will not be allowed to train or play without them.
A properly fitted mouthguard (gum shield) is highly recommended. Please ask your child's coach or AGA for more information on where they can get gum shields fitted.
RHC boasts a strong Young Leaders team that helps every week in the u6 to u14 age groups with coaching, umpiring and coordination of the monthly Thames Valley Mini tournaments. The YLs are the Next Generation of club leaders and the leadership skills they learn and practice provide great confidence not just in hockey but to take forward as they progress in their lives. 16 new YL completed the YL course this past Summer and join the YL team assisting with Mini's coaching.