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We have a successful youth training programme within SMHC. 

Junior training takes place on Friday evenings:

U12s (to year 7):         Fridays 6pm to 7.15pm

U16s (years 8 to 11):  Fridays 7.15pm to 8.45pm

Confident Year 10 & 11s may prefer to train with the adults on Wednesdays (ladies) or Thursdays (men).

Training Dates 2022-23

Autumn Term:

9 September - 14 October 2022

                                     (Cost for 6 weeks £25 U12s; £30 U16s)

HALF TERM BREAK on 21 and 28 October

4 November -  2 December 2022

                                     (Cost for 5 weeks £20 U12s; £25 U16s)

Spring Term:

6 January - 10 February 2023


                                     (Cost for 6 weeks £25 U12s; £30 U16s)

HALF TERM BREAK on 17 February

24 February - 31 March 2023

                                     (Cost for 6 weeks £25 U12s; £30 U16s)

The Under 10s, 12s and 14s participate in a mini-tournament around once a month.  See the fixtures page for more info.

Many of the older juniors are also training and playing with the senior sides.

There's a link to our registration form below but please contact us first to check that we have space available.

Brief History

It all started in the late nineties when the club was introduced to a concept called Champion Coaching. Whereby loacal clubs provided sports specific coaching to 13/14 year olds. Steve Tyley, a long time member both playing and club development took on the role of chief coach, having already attained the necessary coaching qualification and with the support of a few club members started the ball rolling.

Our 1st group was small and consisted of 10-15 youngsters eager to learn the finer art of hockey: somewhat surprisingly the group was dominated by boys and with only one girl attending. From this base we set up groups catering for younger players, this gave the youngsters a good grounding and they were all able to slot into the Champion Coaching programme once they reached 13. The luxury of having astroturf was at this time some years off so the youngsters grazed their knees and wore their shoes out on the redgra shale pitch and even at times on the tarmac netball courts at Whitstone school.

From those somewhat humble beginnings and in no short measure due to much improved facilities the capacity grew accordingly.

Junior News

1 April 2022 U10 South West Finals

Very well played to our fabulous under 10 girls  at the West finals at Clifton College.

They came third in their group, just missing out on the semi-finals, before drawing their playoff to finish joint 5th overall.

A great season finale. Well played all!

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20 March 2022  U14 Somerset County Tournament

Both Girls and Boys Under 14 sides played brilliantly in their end-of-season tournament at Queens College In Taunton.  The girls finished as runners up behind Taunton Vale, and the boys also grabbed second spot behind a strong Taunton Civil Service team.  Well played all!

13 March 2022  U10 Somerset County Tournament

Our fantastic Under 10s played some great hockey in the season-end tournament in Cheddar.  The Boys were a little unlucky not to finish higher than 4th place, but the girls had an amazing morning with five wins a draw to be crowned county champions.  They will now represent Somerset in the South West finals in April.

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