Welcome to Dorset Hockey

Dorset Hockey works with schools and clubs to promote participation in this fast and exciting sport. Hockey is hugely popular within the county with thousands of people, young and old regularly participating.
Dorset Hockey runs the England Hockey Player Pathway Junior development programme and many children will play for Dorset and may go on to represent Dorset at a Regional and possibly National level.                  Dorset Hockey is a member of the West Hockey Association.

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11th October

Good evening all. 

We now have all the details for Match Day 1 on October 22nd v Wiltshire. We are very aware that this is the first weekend of the half term holidays and some players will be unavailable due to family and school holidays. To ensure that all teams have enough to cover the squads, please can you confirm your availability by Saturday 14th October. It may be that we have to call players from other age groups to double across to help out on this occasion.

Boys - All games at Dauntsey's School, SN10 4HE

2004/2005 Meet at 9.15am, matches start at 10am, finish at 12 noon.

2003 Meet at 11.15am, matches start at 12 noon, finish at 2pm.

2001/2002 Meet at 10.15am. matches start at 11am, finish at 1pm.

Girls - All games at Chapel Gate, Bournemouth

2004-2005 Meet at 9.30am, matches start at 10.30am, finish at 12.30pm.

2001/2002/2003 Meet at 11.45am, matches start at 12.45pm, finish at 2.45pm.

Match shirts will be provided. Players will also receive their Hoodies/Sweatshirts and their county socks. Boys will need white shorts as well as their green/white hooped socks and girls will need a dark skort as well as their red socks.

Match teas will be served at home for the girls and I expect that Wiltshire will also provide some hospitality. It is expected that players will remain to be part of the after match proceedings.

Please can you email gavinrusling@hotmail.com to either confirm your availability or declare that you are unavailable.

Once again, thank you,



8th September 2017
If you wish to pay for the Academy Selection online the details are...

Sort Code  30-92-02    Account no. 00528010     Account name Dorset Hockey Association Development Fund.
Please add a reference using the following format:   year of birth/gender/players initial and start of players last name eg.  01B-K.Cand or 04G-J.Blog
Thank you, Gavin

30th August 2017
Invitation to Academy Selection and Registration pages added to site.
Gavin Rusling     
Player Pathway Administrator   
Please note change of email address  -  gavinrusling@hotmail.com

Those players returning from the High Performance Centre will automatically gain a place in the Academy.
We would expect all those who made the Academy last season to attend at least one of the sessions as places are not guaranteed.

Academy sessions before Christmas;
         October 8th Training Day 1
         October 22nd Match Day 1 against Wiltshire 
         November 26th Match Day 2 against either Cornwall or Devon