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We have various options for the hockey you want to play and make the most of

Club Hockey & Fixtures

Ladies 1st Team

Our First team plays in the Investec Womens National League. Training takes place twice in the week and there are league games and friendly matches at the weekend. First team squad membership is by invitation only.To follow results and see the league table, please click below

Ladies 2-5 Squads

We have 4 more league squads competing predominantly playing on Saturdays in the Leicestershire and Midlands Leagues. These squads train in the week, led by a coach and captain and selection is based on ability, progression and workrate. Players over 13 are automatically eligible for weekend league hockey as well as the Academy. 

Mens 1-3 Squads

Expanding to 3 teams this season has seen us offer an even wider range of hockey for beginners, occasional and regular players aged 13 and upwards. We welcome new and experienced members.
Juniors

Introducing #TheAcademy

Launched in September 2017, our Junior Academy offers regular training sessions and organised competition for players aged 8 to 14. Open to boys and girls and running from our home venue of St Margaret's Pastures Sports Centre in the heart of the city U8’s – U14’s are offered training every Sunday. U16-U18 Teams receive specific squad training by arrangement. Our First Team players take an active involvement in the new Junior Academy, assisting and running specific coaching sessions.

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 boy and 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 players with International Caps and National League players.

Highly skilled coaches from throughout the club will complement some of our brightest new coaching talent and ensure that all age groups and competition teams are able to tap into years of experience and hockey knowledge. Maggi's cafe at St Margaret's offers a variety of refreshments and you can sit and relax in the pavilion while you wait!

under 13's

Players under 13 who are not yet eligible for Saturday club  league matches, have a regular weekly programme of training and competition which is published and sent out once confirmed.

over 13's

Players over 13 and under 18 automatically have academy membership as part of their package.

If you have any questions or queries, regarding the Academy or membership options, please contact us at junioradmin@leicesterhc.co.uk.

Session Times for Training U8-U10-U12-U14 - Sundays 10am-12noon at St Margaret's Pastures LE1 3EA 

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Walking Hockey Players
Hockey for All

Walking Hockey

Our newest venture 3 years ago where we wanted to provide an option for beginners, former players or returners to the sport who weren't necessarily looking to get back into league hockey immediately. Our sessions are well attended and enjoyed by a wide range of players young and old, and although played at walking speed, they invariably put a lot of other players to shame!

Our walking hockey option gives an hour a week of coached drills, skills and game play and we have even arranged some fixtures. For more information or to find out when sessions are on, please email walkinghockey@leicesterhc.co.uk

Juniors

Our schools programme

Launched in 2020 just before the pandemic our programme encompasses all nurseries, primary and secondary schools across the county. Various funding streams have allowed us to offer all non-private schools working with us for the first time to access up to 6 weeks of free hockey either in curriculum time or as an after school club. Subsequent sessions can be offered at a discounted rate to the school.  We also have a day offer and CPD offer for schools looking to expand their hockey knowledge and deliver to their own students. For more information, please email communitycoach@leicesterhc.co.uk

After their course of hockey, players are invited for further sessions to our academy at St Margarets where they can continue to meet new players, make new friends and play the sport.

Junior Hockey Players

Joining our Club

To join and be part of Leicester Hockey Club, there are a few things you need to know before you sign up. This also forms our main terms and conditions for membership:

A Hockey stick and ball on a grass field
Our membership runs over the course of a hockey season whilst we are running training sessions, matches and club events. This is generally an eight or nine month period (Aug-Mar/April). We voted at our AGM in May 2017 and agreed that as of season 2017-18 onwards we will no longer charge a match fee and instead charge a combined fee with annual subscription that can either be made as a one off payment or as a six month subscription payment. This means all members must be signed up, registered and have confirmed their payment arrangements before the first league game.
We offer a subscription membership to cover the season and as a member you need to make sure you maintain these payments, otherwise we reserve the right to cancel your membership. Our membership is excellent value for money but please remember that if you cannot attend a specific session, we do not get any sort of rebate or refund for our fixed costs so cannot pass that on.

We endeavour to run training every week, however weather conditions may affect the condition of the all weather pitch and we may need to cancel training to ensure player safety. We commit to putting out teams for every fixture we have arranged either through leagues, cups or friendlies. Before you join, please consider this and make sure you are available to play and train the majority of dates that your membership will cover, otherwise you may not get as much value for money.

We try to manage the selection of players carefully and work with our players, however some players are asked to play in different squads from time to time. Unless you have previously told us of unavailability at various points during a match day, we expect that you will play in the squads you are selected for.

All members (not including ladies 1s) need to buy a susidised shirt (available when you join), black and white club socks and club shorts/skort from our kit shop. We have a variety of other leisure and training wear available, but we only ask that you buy a shirt, shorts/skort, a pair of black socks and a pair of white socks (for away kit). Our club colours are black and white so we ask that all our members adhere to this where possible. Shirts are heavily subsidised for new members to enable them to get best value and you get a unique number assigned to you.

As a club we don't want financial constraints or hardship to be an issue so we ask members to get in touch if they would like a confidential conversation with our treasurer. We have lots of paid opportunities for players who may also be interested in coaching, umpiring and helping out in the club.
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Become a coach

Ever thought about being a coach or getting involved to help the club or support your subs? We have a variety of positions in the club that allow you to develop, grow and support you on your coaching journey.

We are happy to support the costs of coaching qualifications and courses in return for a commitment towards the club. This commitment may then provide the necessary experience to enable you to undertake further roles and even apply for specific jobs with additional benefits and allowances within our structure.

All coaches must have a valid DBS check, do a first aid course and do the online safeguarding courses from England Hockey.

For more information on the courses available, please visit the hockey hub and for further information on the opportunities and vacancies within the club, please contact sarah.treanor@leicesterhc.co.uk

A hockey coach on the pitch
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Become an umpire

Our sport cannot operate without the goodwill and support of Umpires, and we recognise that as a club our umpires are one of our most valuable assets. If you are a club umpire for Leicester City, you can expect free parking for the time you are helping us out, £20 expenses towards your support of the game, hot and cold drinks during your time at SMP umpiring and post match teas to say thank you for your help.Playing members who also umpire can discuss expenses or offset against their subs and we are very happy to support members and our club umpires with additional courses, further assessment and a bit of club kit to help keep them warm when they are out on the pitch! For more information please contact umpires@leicesterhc.co.uk

Please join us as an associate member and we will add you to our mailing list and keep you updated.