Juniors

Boys Training

The club has a thriving junior section – with more than 18 teams, and we have the ClubsFirst Accreditation from England Hockey which recognises the quality and depth of the club, especially at junior level. Coaching is held on Sunday mornings on the astros at Tonbridge School, and occasionally at Hawkenbury; the times and locations vary so you need to check on the training/teamsheet each week.   There are also matches and tournaments, which are played throughout the season.

Parental consent forms must be filled in before you can come to training; the parental consent form is now a part of the membership form.

Membership and Waiting List

Please Note - we have heavy demand for places in girls age groups from school year 5 to 9 and boys years 4 and 5. Please do not just turn up at a training session. In the run up to September, prospective new members in these age groups should complete and return a full membership form and we will be in touch with details about the possibility of joining. For more information, please contact the Junior Coordinator - Louise. After October, you will need to fill in the waiting list form and membership may depends on numbers and coaching capacity.

Pre-Season Letter

Our Pre-season letter contains a copious amount of information about our plans for the season

Fixtures

We will be entering teams at U16 and U14 for both boys and girls in Kent leagues and EH Cup, and for girls in the Home Coutnies leagues; U12 and U10 will play in monthly triangular tournaments. Details of junior fixtures will be updated as they emerge.

Training

Training for juniors (U16 and below) is on Sunday mornings, mostly on the three Tonbridge School astros. See Juniors Training for more detail. Time vary each week and are posted on the junior teamsheet. Training will resume on 6th September for U13 and older; and on 13th September for everybody.

Stop Press

There are often changes to training and match arrangements after the teamsheet has been posted, especially when there is inclement weather. Any changes will be posted on the stop press pages.

News Bulletin

For latest news, click on the bulletin which is posted on the website. Match reports are usually posted on the latest teamsheet: see below

Calling all Parents

I am always interested to hear from parents who are prepared to help, either with admin, coaching or umpiring and the club will fund training courses for umpires and coaches who are prepared to commit time to the club. It doesn't have to be a huge commitmemt. Could anybody interested please contact the Junior Coordinator

The England Hockey Single System and Junior Development Centres - South West Kent JDC

The England Hockey Single System is the route for development of players through to national level- The EH Player Pathway aims to provide the best possible talent development experiences for all players.  Details can be found by clicking here.

TWHC runs the local junior development centre in partnership with Sevenoaks Hockey Club. The JDCs are part of this single system and are the lowest step on the ladder towards representative hockey (county, regional, national etc). The JDC runs from September to November on midweek evenings at Tonbridge School. For more information speak to Alec.

Child Welfare and Codes of Conduct

Our Child Welfare Officer is Saeed Malik (tel 07880 727121). We have several policies and codes of conduct which are all posted on the website; for coaches, volunteers, players and parents and spectators. Please read. In particular, click here for details of our child protection policy. Useful and relevant links are:

NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 www.donthideit.com - advice aimed at young people on how to find out more about abuse and what you can do about it.

Childline: 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk - free helpline for children and young people

Anti-bullying: www.bullying.co.uk - advice and guidance www.thereforme.com - advice aimed at teenagers (12-16yrs) on a range of issues such as abuse, bullying, exams, drugs and self harm

Contacts

For more details about our Junior teams, please contact Louise Bateman or the contacts for each team below:

Junior Coordinator - Louise Bateman
Junior admin and kit - Alec Pelmore
Welfare Officer - Saeed Malik
Boys Head Coach - James Beck and david Judge
Girls Head Coaches - Vince Holden, Andy Whitaker
U10 Head Coach - Louise Bateman
Goalies Academy - Scott Crawford, Lucy Whitehead
Group Leaders
U16/15 Boys - James Beck
U14/13 Boys - David Judge, Alan Nicholson
U11/12 Boys - David Judge, Scott Crawford, Sameer Amin, Murray Crosby
U16/15 Girls - Andy Whitaker, Kelly Maywood, Carolyn Pollard, Paul Sacker, Julian Barnaby
U14/13 Girls - Andrew Jenner, 'Red' George, Anthony Pratt, Danny Macro, Howard Thomas, Lindsay Shaw
U11/12 Girls - Jerry Giles, Paul Sacker, Jerry Giles, Jo Barnes
U10/9 Boys - Sameer Amin
U10/9 Girls - Ben Holder, Lotte Holder, 
U8/7 Mixed - Martin Rohan, Jen Rohan

Note: groups are by age at 1st September 2015 (ie school year)

EH qualified coaches

Level 2 - Vince Holden, Saeed Malik, Louise Bateman, Andy Whitaker, Carolyn Pollard, Martin Rohan
Level 1 - Nigel Bateman, Lisa Boldrini, Julian Barnaby, Danny Macro, Jen Hunt, Kelly Maywood
More information about our coaches.

EH qualified umpires

Lawrie Digweed, Alec Pelmore, John Burton, Nick Ivory, Chris Page, Simon Begg. Ed Revell, Julian Barnaby, Andy Whitaker

Club Kit

Junior match kit comprises red shirts and blue shorts/skirts, and red socks with white hoops. 

Click here for info on kit sales