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Academy Hockey Training

Westbury covers training for junior players from age 7+.


Starts again after the Christmas break – Sunday 7th January

Junior Academy – U8s, U10s and U12s

Sunday 9am to 10:30am
Coombe Dingle Sports Complex
Lead coach – Bruce Dunham

Junior Academy – U14’s boys and girls

Sunday 10:30am to 12 
Coombe Dingle Sports Complex
Lead Coach – Rich Kelly/Martin Hicks


Starts after the Christmas break – Tuesday 9th January

Junior Academy – Boys 8 to 14

This is aimed for boys wanting to give hockey a go. Also, those part of our U10’s and U12’s Sunday session wanting additional training are welcome
Tuesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Golden Hill Astro (Opposite Tesco’s on Kellaway Avenue)
Lead Coach – Bruce Dunham

We also have an online membership form which needs to be completed. This is all electronic so no need to print it off. We also use this as the mailing lists for each age group to keep you informed and up to date. Click HERE to jump directly to the Membership page with all the details, please scroll down and find the correct age group for your child.

Junior training accommodates children roughly the 7-14 age group taking players with no hockey experience right up to regular school and better players. Each week we aim to mix the session to include skills as well as game experience with the help of a variety of coaches, parents and helpers throughout the Westbury and Westberries clubs.

Equipment needed

  • The following equipment is required,
  • Mouthguard
  • Shin Pads
  • Suitable trainers for AstroTurf surfaces
  • Plenty of water!

We can provide hockey sticks if required.

Expectations from parents

At U8 and U10 level we do require that each child has a responsible adult on the side of the pitch throughout these training sessions

Training for 14yrs+

Joe Thomas is the Club coach and works with the Colts. This is held on Wednesday evenings between 6.00pm – 7.00pm at the Coombe Dingle sports complex (See page 11 for location details).

Our Colts have a range of abilities from players recently starting to Junior Academy Centres (JAC), Junior Development Centres (JDC) and Junior Regional Performance Centre (JRPC) level.

The speed of improvement in players has been incredible due to the small group allowing more time with each player. There are a number of coaches and helpers to ensure all players will reach their potential!