Juniors and the Leicester Hockey Academy

Introducing #TheAcademy

Launched in September 2017, the new Junior Academy is offering regular training sessions for Age Group Teams ranging from U8 to U18. U8’s – U14’s are offered training EVERY Sunday, and U16/U18 Teams receive the equivalent of training every other week in addition to Indoor Squads and training aimed at the National Super 6 Competitions. Our 1st Team players are also taking an active involvement in the new Junior Academy, assisting in specific Coaching Sessions. Any player who joins the Academy will also be able to access Senior Hockey (Mondays/Wednesday/Saturdays) at 50% of normal subs.

In addition to regular training, there are friendly fixtures and Tournaments, and from next year the Academy aims to run Elite Camps and ultimately to repeat the successful European Tour which took place last Season. U8-U14’s train from 12.30-2pm on Sundays at LGS, and training sessions for U16/U18 run from 2-3.30pm. Our cafe offers a variety of refreshments (along with Sunday papers for parents!!). There is also a small kit shop, along with an ordering service.

Our aim is to make Leicester Junior Academy the most exciting, successful and FUN place for Junior and Age Group hockey in the area. Every girl who wants to play hockey will be given the opportunity to do so at Leicester. With our wide variety of squads and training, there's something accessible to everyone, from total beginners to girls with International Caps and National League players.

 

Meet the squads:

Under 18s (outdoor): One of the most competitive junior squads in the country right now. This squad have already knocked two of the strongest teams in the country out of this year's knockout cup competition, including last year's national champions! Coaches: Nikki Laybourne, Steph Tirrell. Manager: Jan Lloyd

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Under 18s (Indoor): 3rd in this year's regional indoor club championship

Under 16s (outdoor): Entered into the National Club Tier One Championships, currently playing a number of local fixtures in order to qualify for regional finals. A squad boasting a multitude of England Hockey PC players. Coach: Lauren Osgood. Manager: Marion Godwin

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Under 16 Development (outdoor): All the under 16 players enjoy regular training together, but in order to ensure every player gets to play regular competition hockey, apprpriate to their level, this year we have entered a second squad in this age group, comprised of under 14 and under 16 players. The development squad has entered the England Hockey Tier 2 Club Championships, where they enjoy regular fixtures with a large focus on individual player development and having fun and enjoying hockey as a squad. Movement between this squad and the Tier 1 squads is fluid throughout the season. Contacts and personnel as above

Under 16s (Indoor): Regional indoor finalists this year!

Under 14s: Also entered into the National Club Tier One Championships, currently playing a number of local fixtures in order to qualify for regional finals. A squad boasting a multitude of England Hockey PC players. Girls who arent yet ready to play in the tier 1 competition gain match experience with the under 16 development squad. Coaches: David Hill, Eleanor Godwin. Manager: Sarah Levy

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Under 12s, under 10s, under 8s: Our youngest junior members gain gameplay experience in a host of friendly tournaments and fixtures throughout the year, and enter the county In2Hockey competitions later in the year. The girls benefit from weekly training and girls of all ages and abilities are warmly welcome on Sundays! Coaches: Gaynor Nash, Hannah Cufflin, Etta Magill, Sandy Boyce, Abi Archer

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Squad honours 2016-17:

U10s County Champions

U12s County Champions

U10s Regional Runners-up

U12s Regional Finalists

U14s Regional Finalists

U16s (indoor) Regional Finalists

U18 (indoor) Regional Finalists

 

Individual honours 2017-18:

 

Olivia Back- U18 England team member

 & U18 England Red CAPTAIN (School Games)

Sophie Skelton- U18 England Blue (School Games)

 

Congratulations to the following Leicester HC players on their selection for England Hockey Performance Centres this year:

Chiara Bensi, Roshni Francis, Emma Sleeman, Lucy Simms, Etta Magill, Maisie Robinson, Hepzy Smalley

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U10s regional runners up 2017