Canterbury HC

Canterbury Hockey Club

powered by

Canterbury Junior Hockey Club

Welcome to Canterbury Junior Hockey Club!

We are a community-based club that is committed to providing a fun, progressive and safe environment for all players regardless of age, skill level, or background.

We welcome players from aged 4 all the way through to U18s. Our goal is to nurture a lifelong love of the game and to develop well-rounded individuals who are an asset to the club and wider community. We believe that hockey can teach important life lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship, respect and discipline.

If you would like to join us or have any queries please get in touch via "Contact Us"

We look forward to seeing you on the field!

Mini Hockey

Our youngest players train as follows each Sunday morning in school term time during the main hockey season (September to Easter):

  • Little Sticks (U6s) (Years R and 1) 9.10am - 10am
  • U8s Mixed (Years 2 & 3) 9am - 10.15am
  • U10 Boys (Years 4 & 5) 9am - 10.15am
  • U10 Girls (Years 4 & 5) 9am - 10.15am
  • U12 Boys (Years 6 & 7)10.30am - 12noon
  • U12 Girls (Years 6 & 7) 10.30am - 12noon

All age groups train on our outdoor pitches at Polo Farm apart from our Little Sticks who meet in the Indoor Centre.

U8s - U12s enjoy taking part in the Kent Triangular Fixtures once a month in place of Sunday training but we also run an Open Age Training on these days for those who are new, don't yet feel ready to play games or sometimes for those who are not selected so that everyone still has the opportunity to play hockey.

Junior Hockey

Our older players currently train mid-week in school term time during the main hockey season (September to Easter):

  • U14 Boys (Years 8 & 9) Thursdays 6pm - 7.30pm
  • U14 Girls (Years 8 & 9) Tuesdays 6pm - 7.30pm
  • U16 Boys (Years 10 & 11) Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9pm
  • U16 Girls (Years 10 & 11) Wednesdays 6pm - 7.30pm
  • U18 Boys (Years 12 & 13) Tuesdays 6pm - 7.30pm
  • U18 Girls (Years 12 & 13) Tuesdays 6pm - 7.30pm

Each age group enters the South East Leagues and England Hockey Championships as appropriate for the teams. Games are played on Sundays. Please see each team's individual page for further details/fixtures/results.


We offer high-quality, weekly junior goalkeeping sessions for girls and boys of all abilities from beginner level upwards. These sessions are included in subs. Where possible, the club will endeavour to provide goalkeeping kit (particularly to those starting out).

Junior players are encouraged to attend both their own age group session as well as the GK specific session (Tuesday evenings, 6pm - 7.30pm) whilst Minis GKs can join a GK session immediately before joining in with their age group sessions (Sunday mornings - U8 & U10 9am - 9.45am, U12 10am - 11am)


Indoor hockey sessions for U10s/12s/14s are optional weekly extras (included in subs), which are encouraged for fitness and skill development. These take place on a Wednesday evening throughout the season.

U16s/U18s indoor sessions start later in the season but all are detailed in the calendar on Teamo for availability.

As a Club we take part in the Annual Indoor Hockey Indoor tournament (which usually takes place between Christmas and New Year), and the county/regional/national indoor tournaments for U16s/U18s (late November through to January if successful).

Membership Costs

Subscriptions for the 2023/24 season (September to Easter) are:

  • Little Sticks: £110
  • U8s - U12s: £130
  • U14s - U18s: £190

Subscriptions cover the following:

  • Membership to the club and insurance
  • Junior outdoor training and fixtures
  • Junior indoor training and fixtures
  • Adult training sessions (invite only)
  • GK only - our Tuesday goalkeeper session
  • GK only - our Sunday Minis GK sessions

There are additional fees for things such as our Performance Academy, indoor tournaments, tours, etc.

If your child is selected to play for one of our adult sides they do not need to pay any additional subscription but are required to pay a £6 match fee per game.

All fees are paid via Teamo. Subs can either be paid in one lump sum, two or five equal instalments.

The first session a new player attends is a free trial.


Fun holiday camps: Little Sticks (Reception) to U16 s (Year 11)

All day camps (half-day option available for Little Sticks) are open to all members and also non-members, from beginner level to those who have been playing regularly. Goalkeepers included. Players are split into small groups by age/skill level and our experienced group of coaches have a carousel of different activities for everyone to enjoy - from hockey skills, multi-sports and hockey games.

Holiday training days : U14s, U16s and U18s

These training days for our older age groups are not for the beginner; they are aimed at those players who take their hockey seriously and want to for example, prepare for the new season, work on specific skills and stretch themselves as individuals and as team players.

Camps take place during all the main school holidays apart from Christmas:

  • October half term
  • February half term
  • Easter break
  • May half term
  • Early summer break
  • Late summer break/pre-season

All Camps are advertised on Teamo and tickets are available to purchase on a first come, first served basis. We take names for a waiting list once all spaces are filled.

Clubmark Accreditation

Canterbury HC are one of a select number of hockey clubs across England to achieve England Hockey ClubMark accreditation.

Achieving England Hockey Clubmark accreditation is an important step in ensuring our club operates to a set of core criteria and has good practices in place to ensure that we can deliver quality hockey in a sustainable and vibrant club environment.

The Clubmark is designed to set a minimum operating standard for clubs to achieve and ensure that the appropriate risk assessments, policies and procedures are in place. It is a tool for clubs to check that they have the basics in place. Many clubs will already be meeting the ClubMark standard and in some cases going above and beyond the minimum requirement, but attainment of ClubMark is the evidence for clubs and their members that these levels are being systematically met.

Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding means promoting the safety and welfare of young people (defined as being under 18 years of age). Safeguarding is the term used to incorporate good practice and is wider than “Child Protection”. Child protection is still an essential element of this policy and is about acting on concerns about a young person or individual.

Canterbury Hockey Club has adopted and follows England Hockey’s Safeguarding Policy and Guidance

The club commits to these minimum standards on an annual basis as part of the affiliation process.

Central Principles:

  • The young person’s welfare is paramount
  • All junior section members, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse must be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

Safeguarding and Welfare Contacts

Club Welfare Officer – Jenny Jones

Mobile: 07792192879 Email: Message Jenny Jones CHILD WELFARE OFFICER Teamo: Jenny Jones CHILD WELFARE OFFICER

England Hockey – Alison Hogg (to report a safeguarding concern)

Phone: 01628 897500, Email:

Kent County Council – Children Services Phone: 03000 411111, out of hours 03000 419191

If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 999 for emergency services

Our Partners

CHC Patrons
CHC Patrons
Kent College Canterbury
The King's School Canterbury
St Edmund's School Canterbury
St Lawrence College Ramsgate
Port of Dover
University of Kent
Kent College Canterbury
The King's School Canterbury
St Edmund's School Canterbury
St Lawrence College Ramsgate
Port of Dover
University of Kent
members nameclub role
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Thanks for your message!

We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.