Hockey Academy Under 12’s
U12 Co-coordinator is John Swann : U12@WestburyHockey.com
At U12 level, we welcome novice players and whist continuing to focus on basic skills we also prepare players for the transition to U14 hockey and full pitch 11 a side matches.
We enter U12 teams into local 7 aside festivals and tournaments and encourage team spirit, responsibility and commitment.
At festivals, selected players will be wearing club colours and officially representing Westbury and United Banks Hockey Club. Individual players may be asked to captain a team.
About the Coaches
John first picked up a hockey stick in 1975 and has been playing ever since. In the 1980’s he played for Tulse Hill in the London League, together with some representative and international indoor hockey at U21 level. Throughout the 1990’s John played in Gibraltar for Grammarians HC and upon settling down in the West of England joined West Gloucester and more recently, Westbury and United Banks Hockey Club. In 2017 John represented the West of England at O 50 level.
Nik took up hockey at secondary school and was soon playing for Huntingdon 1st team and Cambridgeshire. Since 1990 Nik has played at Robinson’s Hockey Club in Bristol and Plymouth City, captaining the 4th teams and youth development teams respectively. Joining Westbury and United Banks in 2012, Nik has managed the U10 and U12 teams.
One of the U12’s festival sides 2016/17