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Juniors playing hockey

The junior section of Tulse Hill & Dulwich Hockey Club welcomes all young people who wish to play hockey – be they beginners, play at school (or elsewhere) or already play to a high standard. We provide opportunities for young boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16, whatever their previous experience, to receive coaching and to take part in various competitions during the season, which runs during term-time from September to Easter. 

We also offer training in late Spring / early Summer and run several Junior Hockey camps during half-term and school holidays. 

Now we are part of the recently introduced London Hockey Area, the younger age groups play local festivals and tournaments, whilst U10s, U12s and older groups play occasionally in festivals but mostly in leagues. If the group is large enough, a squad will be entered into a Development League and another into an appropriate Performance League. We also enter national competitions in some age groups.

The club believes sport should be fun and not only wants to develop capable young players but to encourage them in the game’s wider aspects to coach and umpire.  Our older junior members often help coach younger groups and also have the chance to develop their umpiring skills, whether as part of a Duke of Edinburgh award or as a volunteer.

Encouraged by the groups of players we have had the pleasure to nominate to the England Hockey Player Pathway in recent years, we are looking to improve the development of older teenagers, ensure their transition into our Adult teams is well-supported and to develop U17 and, potentially, U18 groups.

All coaching is overseen by qualified England Hockey coaches with current England Hockey DBS checks, coordinated by a Level 3 coach. We run First Aid courses and refreshers for our coaches and teenage coaches.

New members can come along for ‘taster’ sessions at any time by contacting one of us. Players can borrow sticks and shinpads and bursaries are available. We are engaged in a couple of outreach programmes with local schools to widen the opportunity to play hockey.

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Older players (over 16s) are encouraged to join the senior club - please register your interest now.