Welcome to Season 2023/24
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1. Welcome to Season 2023/24

Membership Matters

Welcome to the 2023/24 season! Below you will find a brief summary of details and events for the forthcoming season at the Hertford Hockey Club. Into the new year, look forward to welcoming back our existing players and also welcoming new and enthusiastic members.

All players will be required complete the membership process – everyone is welcome, please contact our membership secretary Matt Ker for more details on how to join at: hertfordhcyouth@gmail.com

New players may attend three FREE “taster” coaching sessions before deciding to join.

Existing members: This season membership is now available and we would appreciate it if you can complete your child/children membership before the 30th September to secure your membership at the club, as spaces in the older age groups are tight at the moment and we have new joiners waiting.

We appreciate that times can be time tough for some at the moment so we have reflected this with more options on membership, they can be found here

Membership Options

All the information on the 2023-24 Membership can be found here.

Please note there will be an additional cost for indoor hockey, as this is not available to all players.

There are discounts available for siblings as well as coaches memberships, all our options are here.

Academy Training

Junior training Starts:
Saturday 2nd September 2023 (@Simon Balle unless Otherwise Stated)

  • 9 am to 10 am - U8 Mixed
  • 10 am to 11 am - U10 Girls/U10 Boys

Tuesday 5th September
  • 7 pm to 8.30 pm - U12 Girls (Haileybury)

Wednesday 6th September
  • 7 pm to 8 pm - U16 Girls (Haileybury)
  • 7pm to 8 pm - U16 Boys (Haileybury)

Thursday 7th September
  • 7 pm to 9 pm U14 Girls (Haileybury) - This be split into two sessions

Friday 8th September
  • 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm U12/U14 Boys

Christmas Break (Last session)
Wednesday 13th December 2023
Thursday 14th December 2023
Saturday 16th December 2023
Tuesday 18th December 2023

Back on:
Saturday 7th January 2024
Tuesday 10th January 2024
Wednesday 11th January 2024
Thursday 12th January 2024

Season finishes:
Thursday 21st March 2024
Saturday 23th March 2024
Tuesday 26th March 2024
Wednesday 27th March 2024

There may be additional sessions planned if teams progress in regional and national tournaments

Club Kit

For Details on Club Kit - please click here to go to our Y1 club shop.

Hockey sticks
One of the biggest problems we have is young players with a stick which is too big for them. It is one of those things that you just can’t buy a size too big and wait to grow into. Please buy your stick at a reputable sports shop (our local recommendation is the Sports District in Hitchin) which will make sure you have the right size. Don’t let mum and dad buy one without taking you to be measured up!

Shin pads
These are essential. You will not be allowed to train or play without them.

Mouth guard
A properly fitted mouth guard (gum shield) is highly recommended. Please ask your child's coach for more information on where they can get gum shields fitted. You will not be allowed to train or play without one. There is also a club mouth guard available through OPRO.