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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.

Latest Updates

Thursday 15th November

I can confirm that the u15/16/17 Girls training session will take place at Sherborne Girls tomorrow, postcode is DT9 3QN.

The U15 & U16/17 session has been postponed until next Friday the 23rd at 6.30pm. This will take place at Bryanston.  

Monday 12th November

Update on plans for the 25th November v Devon

Girls

The U14 Girls (2005/06) will meet at 9.15am at Sherborne Girls. We will have 2 squads of approx. 14 players, and they will play 2, 50 minute matches against the Devon teams. Games at 10am & 11.15am, with all finished and departed by 12.30pm.

The U15/16/17 Girls (2002/03/04) will meet at Sherborne Girls at 12.45pm for matches starting at 1.30pm. We will have 2 teams and they will both be involved in a triangular series of games against 2 Devon teams. The matches will be finished and all departed by 4.15pm.

Boys

The U14 Boys (2005/06) will meet at 9.15am at Bryanston. We will have 2 squads of approx. 14 players, and they will play 2, 50 minute matches against the Devon teams. Games at 10am & 11.15am, with all finished and departed by 12.30pm.

The U15 Boys (2004) will meet at 12.45pm at Bryanston. They will play a full match v Devon at 1.30pm. Possibly 4 quarters of 20 minutes, depending on numbers in each squad. Game played and all departed by 3.15pm.

The U16/17 Boys (2002/03) will meet at Bryanston at 12.45pm for matches starting at 1.30pm. We will have 1 team and they will be involved in a triangular series of games against 2 Devon teams. The matches will be finished and all departed by 4.15pm.

Kit

All players will be issued with a match shirt on the day. This will be returned. All players will be expected to either arrive in or collect on arrival their Grey Dorset Hockey Sweatshirt or Hoodie, green training shirt and Dorset socks. The Boys should wear white shorts and the girls a dark coloured skort. Apart from the skort, please can we avoid the wearing of school or club kit.

Training

To help prepare and for the coaches to look at those who have the potential for mid-season PC assessment, we are hoping to put on training sessions this coming Friday the 16th at Sherborne Girls and Bryanston for the U15/16/17 Girls and Boys respectively. The start and finish times will be confirmed by Tuesday night, but work on 6.30pm to 8pm.

The U14 age groups will have an additional session in the new year as they prepare for the tournament and PC assessment phase.

Gavin

Tuesday 6th November

Having had several people successfully pilot this link over the past 24 hours, please now use;

                                                                              https://www.playerpathway.englandhockey.co.uk/members/sign_up/ac

This link takes you to the England Hockey Registration system and you set up your own usernames and passwords. Payment is hopefully easy this year as it will be taken through the registration process via the GoCardless system. Please can people feedback to me how the payment process goes at gavinrusling@hotmail.com . I am the Dorset administrator that is mentioned in the process. The £75 payment will cover all training and match costs and the training T-Shirt. All additional kit purchases need to come through me. Any payment can be done either through cash or cheque (Dorset Hockey Association Development Fund) on the 25th November or via BACS to Sort Code 30-92-02, Account Number 00528010

Gavin

Friday 12th October

Good evening all. It has been a slightly longer day than hoped at school today and hence I am just sitting down now to input the squads that have been selected. They will go on this site during this evening.

ALL SQUADS ARE NOW POSTED.

PLEASE DO NOT TRY AND REGISTER YET ON HE ENGLAND HOCKEY SYSTEM AS THE GOCARDLESS PAYMENT SYSTEM IS NOT QUITE READY TO GO LIVE. IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE EMAIL gavinrusling@hotmail.com TO ACCEPT YOUR PLACE AND ALLOW ME TO SET UP EMAIL GROUPS FOR FUTURE MATCHES.

With regards to the 2005/06 Boys and Girls, these also include several who have been asked to come back in January for further assessment. Several of them will be asked to play against Devon on November 25th.

There will of course be many who will be disappointed, we had over 170 players attend the assessment sessions. Please can any appeals come through either a school teacher or a club junior coordinator. We will not consider any that come direct from players or parents. They will of course be considered and every year, at least one or two will slip through the initial net. Players can be identified through school and club matches and tournaments and then invited to subsequent training sessions.

The cost for the Academy this year will remain at £75 and this covers all training, match days and a training shirt. This fee will be paid via the GOCARDLESS scheme online. For those needing the Grey Hoodie (girls) or Sweatshirt (boys), they need to be ordered before the 1st November. With regard to socks, both the boys and the girls will wear green and white hooped socks this season. All new players will need to buy a pair of socks. Any girls who have already played for the county in previous years will receive a pair of new socks.

Prices for kit  £20 for Hoodie or Sweatshirt and £5 for socks.

All sizes are adult. Please can you note the sizes required for any kit needed on your acceptance email to Gavin. Please note the training t-shirts come out on the large side and socks are either Junior 1-5 or Senior 6 upwards.

Gavin  

November 25th (Devon), January 20th (Somerset), March 17th (Tournament) & March 31st (Tournament): Academy Match Days