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COLTS GENERAL INFORMATION:
We have a new Colts Offering for the 2019/20 season. Chris Gittens is our new Head of Colts Coaching and our Junior Colts (U12 & U14) and Senior Colts (U16 & U18) will have 2 hockey sessions per week. Minis (U6, U8 and U10) have Sunday sessions with the option to join a mid-week Minis Academy held on Tuesday evenings 17.30 to 18.45.

More details of the new Colts schedule are on this page further below.

KIT SUPPLIER HAWKINSPORT will be on -site on Sunday 1st September.
All Colts and Minis sessions start on Sunday 1 September.

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

At all ages we provide a balance of training and hockey game/match play suitable to the age of the child which allows them to continually develop their skills and understanding of the game whilst enjoying themselves and taking exercise. 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. We can provide hockey sticks for trial sessions. Mouth guards and shin pads are available for sale in the Hungry Hut.

Refreshments and snacks are available throughout the Sunday mornings at the Hungry Hut.

Our U10s to U18 play in the Home Counties Junior Leagues. In addition these age groups compete in the England Hockey national competitions. Our U8 and U10 also play in the Thames Valley Minis.
Many of our colts play adults hockey once they have reached the age of 14. Inclusion depends on ability, strength and space in the adults' teams. Please speak to your coach or the men's or ladies' club captains, if you are interested and see age group pages for information.

Coaching Sessions schedule

Coaching Sessions and times may change due to weather conditions and matches.
Please check the news area of this website or colts twitter prior to your session to check the times. Pitch allocations will be shown on the whiteboard on the side of the clubhouse.

Sunday Training times for Minis: Girls and Boys U6 to U10:
Boys and Girls train together in the Under 6 to Under 10's age groups. Training is on a Sunday for Minis. In addition the Minis Academy on Tuesday 17.30 to 18.45 will be open for booking soon.
For all enquiries about joining the Mini please contact Nick Hooper by e mail: nhooper@marsandco.com or call on mobile 07970 662434

Under 6 Sunday 9:00 to 10:00Registration from 8:45am
Under 8 Sunday 9:00 to 10:15Registration from 8:45am
Under 10 Sunday 9:00 to 10:30 Registration from 8:45am

IMPORTANT: Parents and guardians of children in the U6, U8 and U10 sessions MUST 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 includes all medical and contact details.

Sunday & mid-week training times for Junior Colts: U12 and U14

Boys Under 12 Sunday 9:00 to 10:30Registration from 8:45 Wednesday 19.00 to 20.15Registration from 18.45
Girls Under 12Sunday 10:30 to 11:45 Registration from 10:15Tuesday 18.45 to 20.00Registration from 18.30
Girls Under 14 Sunday 10:30 to 11.45 Registration from 10:15 Wednesday 19.00 to 20.15 Registration from 18.45
Boys Under 14 10:30 to 11.45 Registration from 10:15amWednesday 19.00-20.15Registration from 18.45

Sunday & mid-week training times for Senior Colts: U16 to U18:

Girls Under 16 11:45am to 13:00 Registration from 11:15am Wednesday 20.15 to 21.30Registration from 20.00
Boys Under 1611:45 to 13:00Registration from 11:30amWednesday 20.15 to 21.30Registration from 20.00
Girls Under 18 Alternate Sundays 11:45 to 13:00 Registration from 11:30 Selected Monday and Tuesday eveningsSee Girls U18 Homepage for dates
Boys Under 18 Alternate Sundays 11:45 to 13:00 Registration from 11:30Selected Monday and Tuesday eveningsSee Boys U18 Homepage for dates

Pitch allocations will be shown on the white board on the clubhouse wall. Please check this on your arrival. Training times on Sunday may vary due to match schedules
Pitches:
SLW - Sonning Lane Water pitch (nearest the clubhouse)
SLS - Sonning Lane Sand (second or middle of the three pitches used on site)
SON - Sonning HC pitch (furthest pitch from the Reading HC clubhouse)

Contact Judith Barton:
e mail Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk
mobile 0771 001 9259

Membership subscriptions
For the 2019/20 season, the subscription and Colts Matches fees have been combined into one Colt membership subscription fee ie there are NO match fees for Colts matches. If however, a Colt wishes to play adult hockey, a Combination Subscription fee is payable and match fees do apply to all ADULT matches. See membership page for further information and also contact your Adult/Colt Liaison (see Colts Contacts page) ie Bev Thompson for Ladies Section (ladies@readinghockeyclub.org.uk) and Jenny Jones (07759 228069) for the Mens Section.

Subscription rates are shown on the age group squad pages and on the Membership page. Discounts are available to playing members who are the third playing family members and for GKs with own kit. All age related discounts require date of birth and full membership details on club database for the correct subscription and discount to be applied. Please enter your details on your membership record appropriately. To pay your subscription go to 'Shop and Payments' on the header bar of the home page and select the appropriate Payment Band.

All Subs are due by 30 September 2019 or, if paying by instalments, the first instalment must be received by 30 September 2019. Late payment fee applies thereafter and we operate a no pay no play policy from 31 October, except for new joiners who 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 for assistance or contact Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk.

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<p> <strong>COLTS GENERAL INFORMATION:</strong><br>We have a new Colts Offering for the 2019/20 season. Chris Gittens is our new Head of Colts Coaching and our Junior Colts (U12 &amp; U14) and Senior Colts (U16 &amp; U18) will have 2 hockey sessions per week. Minis (U6, U8 and U10) have Sunday sessions with the option to join a mid-week Minis Academy held on Tuesday evenings 17.30 to 18.45. </p><p>More details of the new Colts schedule are on this page further below. </p><p>KIT SUPPLIER HAWKINSPORT will be on -site on Sunday 1st September.<br>All Colts and Minis sessions start on Sunday 1 September.</p><p>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</p><p>At all ages we provide a balance of training and hockey game/match play suitable to the age of the child which allows them to continually develop their skills and understanding of the game whilst enjoying themselves and taking exercise. 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. We can provide hockey sticks for trial sessions. Mouth guards and shin pads are available for sale in the Hungry Hut. </p><p>Refreshments and snacks are available throughout the Sunday mornings at the Hungry Hut. </p><p>Our U10s to U18 play in the Home Counties Junior Leagues. In addition these age groups compete in the England Hockey national competitions. Our U8 and U10 also play in the Thames Valley Minis. <br>Many of our colts play adults hockey once they have reached the age of 14. Inclusion depends on ability, strength and space in the adults' teams. Please speak to your coach or the men's or ladies' club captains, if you are interested and see age group pages for information.</p><p><strong>Coaching Sessions schedule </strong></p><p>Coaching Sessions and times may change due to weather conditions and matches. <br>Please check the news area of this website or colts twitter prior to your session to check the times. Pitch allocations will be shown on the whiteboard on the side of the clubhouse.</p><p><strong>Sunday Training times for Minis: Girls and Boys U6 to U10:</strong><br>Boys and Girls train together in the Under 6 to Under 10's age groups. Training is on a Sunday for Minis. In addition the Minis Academy on Tuesday 17.30 to 18.45 will be open for booking soon.<br><em>For all enquiries about joining the Mini please contact Nick Hooper by e mail: nhooper@marsandco.com or call on mobile 07970 662434<br></em></p><p><table class="c-bbcode-table"><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Under 6 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Sunday 9:00 to 10:00</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 8:45am</td></tr><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Under 8 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Sunday 9:00 to 10:15</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 8:45am</td></tr><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Under 10 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Sunday 9:00 to 10:30 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 8:45am</td></tr></table><br>IMPORTANT: Parents and guardians of children in the U6, U8 and U10 sessions MUST 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 includes all medical and contact details. </p><p><strong>Sunday &amp; mid-week training times for Junior Colts: U12 and U14</strong><br><table class="c-bbcode-table"><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Boys Under 12 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Sunday 9:00 to 10:30</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 8:45</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell"> Wednesday 19.00 to 20.15</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 18.45</td></tr><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Girls Under 12</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Sunday 10:30 to 11:45 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 10:15</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Tuesday 18.45 to 20.00</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 18.30</td> </tr><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Girls Under 14 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Sunday 10:30 to 11.45 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 10:15</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell"> Wednesday 19.00 to 20.15</td> <td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 18.45</td></tr><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Boys Under 14 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">10:30 to 11.45 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 10:15am</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Wednesday 19.00-20.15</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 18.45</td></tr></table></p><p><strong>Sunday &amp; mid-week training times for Senior Colts: U16 to U18:</strong><br><table class="c-bbcode-table"><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Girls Under 16 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">11:45am to 13:00 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 11:15am</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell"> Wednesday 20.15 to 21.30</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 20.00</td></tr><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Boys Under 16</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">11:45 to 13:00</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 11:30am</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Wednesday 20.15 to 21.30</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 20.00</td></tr><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Girls Under 18 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Alternate Sundays 11:45 to 13:00 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 11:30</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell"> Selected Monday and Tuesday evenings</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">See Girls U18 Homepage for dates</td></tr><tr class="bbcode-table__row"><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Boys Under 18 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Alternate Sundays 11:45 to 13:00 </td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Registration from 11:30</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">Selected Monday and Tuesday evenings</td><td class="bbcode-table__cell">See Boys U18 Homepage for dates</td></tr></table><br>Pitch allocations will be shown on the white board on the clubhouse wall. Please check this on your arrival. Training times on Sunday may vary due to match schedules<br>Pitches:<br>SLW - Sonning Lane Water pitch (nearest the clubhouse)<br>SLS - Sonning Lane Sand (second or middle of the three pitches used on site)<br>SON - Sonning HC pitch (furthest pitch from the Reading HC clubhouse) </p><p><em>Contact Judith Barton: <br>e mail Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk <br>mobile 0771 001 9259<br></em></p><p><strong>Membership subscriptions</strong><br>For the 2019/20 season, the subscription and Colts Matches fees have been combined into one Colt membership subscription fee ie there are NO match fees for Colts matches. If however, a Colt wishes to play adult hockey, a Combination Subscription fee is payable and match fees do apply to all ADULT matches. See membership page for further information and also contact your Adult/Colt Liaison (see Colts Contacts page) ie Bev Thompson for Ladies Section (ladies@readinghockeyclub.org.uk) and Jenny Jones (07759 228069) for the Mens Section.</p><p>Subscription rates are shown on the age group squad pages and on the Membership page. Discounts are available to playing members who are the third playing family members and for GKs with own kit. All age related discounts require date of birth and full membership details on club database for the correct subscription and discount to be applied. Please enter your details on your membership record appropriately. To pay your subscription go to 'Shop and Payments' on the header bar of the home page and select the appropriate Payment Band. </p><p>All Subs are due by 30 September 2019 or, if paying by instalments, the first instalment must be received by 30 September 2019. Late payment fee applies thereafter and we operate a no pay no play policy from 31 October, except for new joiners who 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 for assistance or contact Colts@readinghockeyclub.org.uk.</p><p></p>
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Nick Hooper
COLTS SECTION Club Captain
Nick Hooper
Judith Barton
COLTS SECTION Club Captain
Judith Barton
07710 019259
Sarah Rooke
Welfare Officer
Sarah Rooke
Simon Rooke
Welfare Officer
Simon Rooke
Linda Sampson
COLTS SECTION Secretary
Linda Sampson
Danny Newcombe
Head of Coach Development
Danny Newcombe
Chris Gittens
COLTS SECTION Head of Colts Coaching
Chris Gittens

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