Training Times

Training Times


Training is held throughout the week at Newcastle-under-Lyme School, ST5 1DB, and new members are always welcome to come along at any point.

The club runs training sessions for our Men's, Ladies and Junior sections, with separate days for each, and all training costs are covered within membership.

Training days and times are as follows:

Mondays - Junior Training & Back to Hockey
6-7pm: Y1-Y5 (age 5-10) & Back to Hockey
7-8:30pm: Y6-Y9 (age 10-14)

Tuesdays - Men's Training
6:30-8pm: Men's Club Training (Men's 3s-6s)
7:30-9pm: Men's Performance Training (Men's 1s & 2s)

Wednesdays - Ladies Training
6:30-7:30pm: Ladies Club Training (Ladies 3s & 4s)
7:20-9pm: Ladies Performance Training (Ladies 1s & 2s)

Our Men's sides are coached by player-coach Ben Read, who has previous National League experience, whilst Head of Junior Hockey Dave Washington supports in the club session.

Our Ladies are coached by the superb Sarah Ralphs "Ralphsie", who has a vast array of experience coaching at National League level with Cannock and in numerous high-level England Hockey environments. Former Ladies Head Coach Jim Venn remains heavily involved as Assistant Coach.

Sarah Ralphs is also heavily involved in our junior coaching setup, leading the older junior session. She is supported by a wide range of excellent coaches, with Jo Royall and Fiona Clements leading the first session for younger juniors.

Moreover every junior performance side (u14s-u18s) has an individual coach of significant experience and quality. See Team pages for full details.

Men's Head Coach - Ben Read
Ladies Head Coach - Sarah Ralphs
Head of Junior Coaching - Sarah Ralphs

Please note we would always welcome new players to come down and try out any of our training sessions, free of charge, to get a feel of the club. Just turn up and play.