We have a thriving junior section lead by an experienced coaching team and many assistants from our Badgers, U18s and senior teams, so there's plenty of opportunity to get to know people from across the club.
Our training sessions for juniors aged 5 - 13 are every Wednesday from 18:30 - 19:30 at Warwick School pitches. Our training dates follow the Warwickshire school term dates (not Warwick School term dates):
End of Season social for our juniors:
8th April, 6pm at Jump-in, Warwick. See details here.
2016 - 2017 Training Dates:
5th October - 14th December (excluding 26th October half term)
4th January - 5th April (excluding 22nd February half term)
Our up-coming Junior fixtures:
TBC U12 In2hockey - Midlands Regional on 30th April
U10 In2hockey - Midlands Regional on 7th May in Rugby
Junior tournaments and fixtures reports
19th March - U10 In2hockey
Paul 'Wilbur' Williams sends in the following report:
"Having come second in the group stage last week Warwick U10 boys played Stratford in the In2Hockey competition.
The same Warwick team that had played so well the previous week had to absorb a lot of pressure from a skilful Stratford side. New keeper Toby Lucas was called into action several times to keep the scores level but for the main part the Warwick midfield and defence stifled the Stratford breakaways,
Full time came with the scores at 0-0 and a brief period of extra time failed to produce any goals so the match went to penalty strokes. Captain Tarrin Williams scored the first whilst in goal Toby kept out two of Stratford's attempts leaving Charles Baldry to put away the winner and take Warwick to the final.
With both first and second place teams assured of going through Warwick tried different formations against the same strong Rugby side that had beaten them the week before. Once again Toby was outstanding in goal but Rugby's skill and considerable physical advantage meant they came out 5-0 winners.
Warwick now advance to the Regional Finals where they will face teams from across the West Midlands".
19th March - U12 In2hockey
Liz holding sends in this report.
"Very well done to our boys u12 team who played in the county finals today. They met a strong Rugby team in the semis, and lost 3-0 but immediately bounced back and beat Atherstone in the playoff to finish an excellent 3rd place. With half the team being u11 it was a great performance".
Parents - Although it is unlikely that we will go through, keep 30th April pencilled in the diary just in case another team is required.
12th February 2017 at Warwick
Nick Herd writes: "The Junior Hockey Tournament hosted by Warwick Hockey Club on Sunday 12th February 2017 was hailed as a success by the organising committee lead by Paul Williams and David Lomas, coaches, players and parents alike.
And hail it did for a wee while… It was a bitterly cold overcast day, but surprisingly all 18 teams scheduled to turn up and play, did so, in the testing conditions. There were three age group categories with the following coming out overall winners:
The tournament started at 9.30am and ran all the way through (uninterrupted due to a supportive and proactive team of: pitch organisers, umpires, score runners and monitors, hot drink and snack providers, fee collectors and a central timing system – thank you!) to the climax at 4pm. And what a climax it was. It all came down to the last U14s game Leamington As v Old Silhillians As. 1-1 at full time, then on to penalty flicks that Leamington narrowly won. Congratulations to all our winners, to every player who gave of their best and to the parents and coaches for getting the children sufficiently motivated and ready for the hectic schedule of games. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year". See news report with photos here.