Boys & Girls U8

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Welcome to the Boys & Girls Under 8 2019/20 season

Welcome to the new 2019/20 season for the MINIS at Reading Hockey

THE SEASON STARTS 1st SEPTEMBER and goes through to May 2020. Our kit supplier Hawkinsport will be at the club on 1st September.

All new players are welcome. Please contact either:
Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk; or
Nick Hooper (Minis Section Contact) by email NHOOPER@marsandco.com; or
simply turn up at a training session and enjoy 2 'taster sessions' prior to joining.

TRAINING
Training for the Boys and Girls Under 8s (U8) is on a Sunday. Registration at 08.45 for a 09.00. Finish at 10.15. Don’t forget your mouth guard and shin-pads. We have plenty of spare sticks to use.

Please check on the Colts section main page prior to the Sunday as times are subject to change when there are matches. For your 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. The white notice board at the club will show training pitch allocations together with the day’s home match details.

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.

MINI'S MATCHES
Matches are played on Sundays. U8s are entered into the Thames Valley Monthly Mini 4-side festivals. The TVMM are for Mixed boys and girls U8 teams and the 4-side format is designed to give as many touches of the ball for players as possible. The dates for TVMM are:
6 Oct 2019
3 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019
2 Feb 2020
1 Mar 2020
Please complete your availability for TVMMs when you receive the pitchero request.

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.

MINIS ACADEMY
The Minis Academy will take place on Tuesdays 17.30 to 18.45. More details of these sessions will be published soon.

SUBSCRIPTIONS for the 2019/20 season
Reading Hockey Colts & Minis section has moved to an all-in-one Subscription/match fee for the 2019/20 season to include the Minis training sessions and matches ie Match fees DO NOT apply to Colts or Minis matches unless hot teas are requested for a match when a fee of £3.50/head is charged. Where U8s are entered into a festival other than TVMM, and where an entry fee has been paid, then those players selected to play are asked to contribute £5 to the entry fee.

BandSubscription descriptionPriceNotes
Band 4Under 8 Minis hockey£200 Includes Sunday Minis U8 training and matches. Excludes mid-week Minis Academy.

These pages will be available shortly: Membership subscription details are shown on the Membership page. To pay your subscription please go to the "Shop & Payments" page and select the appropriate Product Band.

DISCOUNTS available to playing members in the U8s:
- Family discount applies to 3rd family playing member of lowest cost category and only applicable to those playing Colts & Minis (ie Player 1 pays full, Player 2 pays full, Player 3 pays discounted rate). Social members do not count as Player 1 or Player 2.
- All age-related discounts require date of birth and full membership details on club database for the correct subscription and discount to be applied.
If you believe you are entitled to a discounted subscription please contact Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk for assistance.

Subscription due dates
All Subs are due by 30 September. Paying by 3 instalments is available with the first instalment payable prior to 30 September 2019. Except in the case of new joiners during the season, a late payment fee of £50 applies to subscriptions paid after 30 September and we operate a no pay no play policy from 31 October 2019. New joiners may have 2 ‘taster sessions’ prior to joining the club.
If you are experiencing difficulties paying via this website please contact your Age Group Administrator or Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk for assistance.

Boys & Girls U8
Boys & Girls U8
Boys & Girls U8

About the team

Welcome to the new 2019/20 season for the MINIS at Reading Hockey

THE SEASON STARTS 1st SEPTEMBER and goes through to May 2020. Our kit supplier Hawkinsport will be at the club on 1st September.

All new players are welcome. Please contact either:
Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk; or
Nick Hooper (Minis Section Contact) by email NHOOPER@marsandco.com; or
simply turn up at a training session and enjoy 2 'taster sessions' prior to joining.

TRAINING
Training for the Boys and Girls Under 8s (U8) is on a Sunday. Registration at 08.45 for a 09.00. Finish at 10.15. Don’t forget your mouth guard and shin-pads. We have plenty of spare sticks to use.

Please check on the Colts section main page prior to the Sunday as times are subject to change when there are matches. For your 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. The white notice board at the club will show training pitch allocations together with the day’s home match details.

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.

MINI'S MATCHES
Matches are played on Sundays. U8s are entered into the Thames Valley Monthly Mini 4-side festivals. The TVMM are for Mixed boys and girls U8 teams and the 4-side format is designed to give as many touches of the ball for players as possible. The dates for TVMM are:
6 Oct 2019
3 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019
2 Feb 2020
1 Mar 2020
Please complete your availability for TVMMs when you receive the pitchero request.

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.

MINIS ACADEMY
The Minis Academy will take place on Tuesdays 17.30 to 18.45. More details of these sessions will be published soon.

SUBSCRIPTIONS for the 2019/20 season
Reading Hockey Colts & Minis section has moved to an all-in-one Subscription/match fee for the 2019/20 season to include the Minis training sessions and matches ie Match fees DO NOT apply to Colts or Minis matches unless hot teas are requested for a match when a fee of £3.50/head is charged. Where U8s are entered into a festival other than TVMM, and where an entry fee has been paid, then those players selected to play are asked to contribute £5 to the entry fee.

BandSubscription descriptionPriceNotes
Band 4Under 8 Minis hockey£200 Includes Sunday Minis U8 training and matches. Excludes mid-week Minis Academy.

These pages will be available shortly: Membership subscription details are shown on the Membership page. To pay your subscription please go to the "Shop & Payments" page and select the appropriate Product Band.

DISCOUNTS available to playing members in the U8s:
- Family discount applies to 3rd family playing member of lowest cost category and only applicable to those playing Colts & Minis (ie Player 1 pays full, Player 2 pays full, Player 3 pays discounted rate). Social members do not count as Player 1 or Player 2.
- All age-related discounts require date of birth and full membership details on club database for the correct subscription and discount to be applied.
If you believe you are entitled to a discounted subscription please contact Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk for assistance.

Subscription due dates
All Subs are due by 30 September. Paying by 3 instalments is available with the first instalment payable prior to 30 September 2019. Except in the case of new joiners during the season, a late payment fee of £50 applies to subscriptions paid after 30 September and we operate a no pay no play policy from 31 October 2019. New joiners may have 2 ‘taster sessions’ prior to joining the club.
If you are experiencing difficulties paying via this website please contact your Age Group Administrator or Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk for assistance.

Contact
Officials
James Meeks
Boys & Girls U8 Assistant Coach
James Meeks
Will Nassau-Lake
Boys & Girls U8 Assistant Coach
Will Nassau-Lake
Emily Simpson
Boys & Girls U8 Assistant Coach
Emily Simpson
Johnny Downer
Boys & Girls U8 Assistant Coach
Johnny Downer
Chris Gittens
Boys & Girls U8 Head Coach
Chris Gittens
Karen Parker
Boys & Girls U8 Team Admin
Karen Parker

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