Welcome to the new 2018/19 season which starts with our Open Day on Sunday 2nd September. Please allow enough time to park as the club house & grounds and Sonning Lane will be busy. Times are shown below but please also see the main Colts Section homepage for full details.
Our youth hockey section is the ‘The Next Generation’ and we provide a safe and fun environment where young players from the age of 4 to 18 can learn and enjoy hockey. We are always delighted to have new young people join us. Enquiries: Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk
MINIS GENERAL INFORMATION
We welcome girls and boys from age 4 to 12 in the Reading Minis. No-one needs to have played hockey before as our sessions cater for all abilities. All that is required is the enthusiasm to want to get active and find out about hockey. Anyone can come along and join in 2 taster sessions before deciding whether hockey and Reading is right for them and we can often provide hockey sticks for trial sessions. Don’t forget your shin pads and mouth guard, you will not be allowed train or play without them.
All new players are welcome to join us on a Sunday at the time shown below. Please contact the age group contacts shown on each team page for further details, including 'taster sessions', subscriptions and how to join. Registration 15 mins before the session starts.
U6s – 9am to 10am
U8s - 9am to 10.15am
U10s – 9am to 10.30am
Girls U12s - 9.00 to 10.30
Boys U12s - 10.30 to 12.00
For you pitch allocation please check the website for pitch allocations prior to the Sunday or the white board on the side of the clubhouse on arrival.
Parking for the the 'Cage', Sonning Lane Water (SLW) and Sonning Lane Sand (SLS) pitches is at Reading Hockey Club. When allocated the Sonning pitch (the furthest from the Reading HC clubhouse), please park in the car park at Sonning HC.
Our Hungry Hut will be open from 9.00 for refreshments including the delicious breakfast butties. This is situated by the Reading HC clubhouse and SLW pitch.
IMPORTANT: Parents and guardians of children in the U6, U8 and U10 sessions are expected to remain on site throughout the training session (and at matches) in case of emergency. Parents and guardians of ages U12 and above are expected to be within 15 minutes (arrival at the pitch side) travel time in case of emergency. It is the responsibility of the parents and guardians to ensure all their membership details for themselves and their children on our members database (pitchero) are current and that they are capable of being contacted during training sessions or matches. This membership detail includes all medical and contact details.
Registration – Children in age groups U6, U8, U10 and U12 are registered in and out of sessions at Reading HC. A child’s parent or guardian must accompany their child to the designated registration point by the side of the pitch and collect their child at that same registration point at the end of the session.
Please see the Colts Section for further information including subscriptions
Head of Minis:
Nick Hooper NHOOPER@marsandco.com 07970 662 434