We are the Braintree BLUE HORNETS, the junior part of BRAINTREE HOCKEY CLUB. We train from September to Easter with a break over Christmas. Much of our training and matches take place at Felsted School and some at The Four Releet ground in Bocking.
The junior hockey programme coaching and match programme is managed by the Club's Junior Team, supported by a committed group of volunteer coaches, managers and helpers. Please feel free to offer to help to spread the workload.
Our MINIS section is for U8's -U12's and they train and play matches on Sunday mornings.
Our YOUTH section is for U14's-U16's and they train on a Friday evening and play matches on a Sunday.
Players aged 13 years + who are of an appropriate standard may also train with the Men's section on a Wednesday for boys or the Ladies' training on a Tuesday evening for the girls and be available for selection for the Adult matches on a Saturday.
Other basic information:
All players will need a gumshield, stick and shinpads and be registered with the club to train and play.
Club Kit can be bought from 'Out There Sports' in Dunmow - 01371 872055, http://www.outtheresports.co.uk/
Fees for the 2020/21 season will be:
U12's - U16's: £123
Discounts are available for siblings and family groups
Adult matches have an additional £5 match fee.
More fees information can be found under section 5. " Membership Fees" found under the 'Club Information' tab.
Felsted School Ground: Stebbing Road, Felsted CM6 3LL
The Four Releet Ground: The Four Releet, Church Street, Braintree, England, CM7 5LJ
We are developing a clear pathway for our Youth players into the senior game and as part of this we are delighted to welcome Bob Gotobed to our Youth Coaching team from September. Bob is currently the Chair of the Essex Coaching and Youth Committee and is responsible for all Development and Academy Centre work run by Essex as part of the England Hockey player Pathway, he is also responsible for employing the Coaches that delivers that work and as such brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of how the game is progressing in England. He is currently helping to write the Essex Academy training plans for the coming season and will also be using these at Hornets.