Sometimes it is just easier to have everything in one place. Below you will find all you need to know about the junior section and where to find more information if you need to.

The Junior section was established in January 2010 to encourage the development of hockey in boys and girls. It now boasts a membership of more than 800 young people and goes from strength to strength each year. London Wayfarers Hockey Club has an inclusive ethos and we aim to enable everyone to enjoy their sport, have fun, learn new skills and make new friends.

How to join

Please register if your child is interested in playing hockey. We have spaces available for the 2023-24 season. For further information, visit our how to join – juniors page.  The Junior section takes children from Year 1, with a small number of players in Reception (from existing Wayfarers families with a volunteer hockey coach parent).

Volunteering

The hockey section is run by volunteers with some paid coaches. We are also delighted to have current International players as part of our coaching team. As a member of the club, we hope that you will embrace the club’s ethos by donating your time and skills to help our children enjoy the best possible sporting experience. Some of our parents are more comfortable on pitch, helping coach the minis, while others prefer to get involved off pitch – from helping with the newsletters, to baking cakes for hockey events. It’s up to you! Find out more on the volunteering page.

Junior Autumn MIDWEEK Training 2023/24 Season

Mid-week training is provided as an additional option to standard membership to allow players to further improve.
Some sessions are by invite only, some are open to anyone in that age group.
Schedule below starting week of Sep 4th 2023 : please email [email protected] with any queries or to book.
Mondays at SFX 20.00-21.15 BU14
Tuesdays at SFX 17.30-18.45 GU9&GU10
Tuesdays at SFX 18.45-20.00 GU11 & GU12
Tuesdays at SFX 20.00 -21.30 BU16
Wednesdays at SFX 18.00-19.15 GKA Midis
Wednesdays at SFX 19.15-20.30 GKA Maxis 
Thursdays at SFX  17.30 -18.45 GU11& GU12
Thursdays at SFX 18.45-20.00 BU10 & BU12
Thursdays at SFX 20.00-21.30 GU16
Thursdays at Newton Prep 18.00-19.30 GU14
BU18s and GU18s may train with senior section midweek 

 

Sunday Training schedule Juniors 2023/24

Training and matches are held on Sundays. Additionally, midweek performance and development training may be offered during the regular season running from September to March. The summer schedule is announced separately. The Junior section fields teams from Under 8 up to Under 18 in local festivals and London and Regional leagues. All sessions below are on Sundays, unless stated otherwise. Please note that where a group has more than one training session indicated, each player will be allocated a specific session by the Group Captain.

Sunday Sessions

Minis (Reception and Yr1) : 09.00 – 10.00 at Battersea Park – Near Pitch. Parents MUST stay for this session, it is not a drop-off.
Mixed U7 (Yr2 only) :  09.00 -10.00 at Battersea Park – Near pitch. Parents MUST stay for this session, it is not a drop-off.
Mixed U8 (Yr 3 only) : 09.00 – 10.00 at Battersea Park – Far pitch. Parents MUST stay for this session, it is not a drop-off.
Girls U9 :   09.00 – 10.30 at Nursery Road, Wimbledon High School
Girls U10 :  10.30 – 12.00 at Nursery Road, Wimbledon High School
Girls U11 :  12.00 – 13.30 at Nursery Road, Wimbledon High School
Girls U12 :  13.30 – 15.00 Nursery Road, Wimbledon High School
Girls U14 :  12.00-13.30 at Battersea Park
Girls U16 :  13.30-15.00 at Battersea Park

Girls U18  :    16.30 – 18.00 at Dulwich College – Main pitch
Boys U9 & U10 : 10.00-11.30 – at Streatham & Clapham High School   UNTIL October half term when likely to switch back to Kennington Park 9-10.30am
Boys U11 & U12 : 10.00 – 11.30 Streatham & Clapham High School.   UNTIL October half term when likely to switch back to Kennington Park 9-10.30am
Boys U14 & Boys U16: 15.00 – 16.30 at Dulwich College – Main pitch

Boys U18 : 16.30 – 18.00 at Dulwich College – Main pitch

Junior Goalkeeper Academy :  regular training Friday evenings at St Francis Xavier College . Please email [email protected] for further info

 

2023/24 Junior Dates 

Junior Club Day Sunday 3rd September 2023

Junior season starts Sunday 10th September –regular training as above

15th October – normal training for MXU8s,U9s ,U10s,U11s and U12s. For U14s,16s and U18s this is a training break but many boys and girls will have league matches

Half Term – 22nd and 29th October 2023
Last session before Christmas – 10th December 2023
starting again – 7 January 2024
Half term – 11th and 18th February 2024
Final session – 24th March 2024

Summer hockey starts – 22nd April 2024
Summer hockey ends –  8th July 2024

Junior Membership Fees 2023/24

Child Membership – £200 for MXU8s    £220 for U9s,U10s,U11s,U12s and U14s,U16s & U18s
Performance mid-week training (invite only)  – TBC
Summer term hockey training – TBC

 

For the 2023/24 season all renewals , registrations and subs will again be managed through Teamo . If you have not already done so then please register asap — you will have received an email in June with instructions sent by [email protected] –do check your spam if you can’t find it !!

London Wayfarers is keen to offer hockey for everyone. We are delighted to be able to offer bursaries to encourage more children to pick up a hockey stick and join our hockey family. Please email [email protected] if you would like to find out more.

2020-21 saw the exciting launch of our Flyerz programme and we hope to again be offering our schools outreach programme this season. Please contact us if you would like us to visit your school.

In the event you are looking to register the interest of a younger sibling for the first time, please click here.

Club Kit

Please have a look at our extensive club kit range for our junior members at our online store. All members playing in official competitions are required to play in official club kit. This does not apply to festivals, although representing the London Wayfarers colours is always encouraged!

Order your junior club kit via the web shop.

Mark, our Director of Hockey, has produced important kit guidance for protection and cold weather. Have a look and check that your children have what they need to keep them safe and warm!

If you need any more information or have any questions you can also call The Online Sports Shop on 077 7558 2233 or 020 8505 3388 or email them.

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Locations

King’s House

King’s House School Sports Ground
Riverside Drive
Chiswick, London, W4 2SP

Battersea Park

Battersea Park
London
SW11 4NJ

SFX

St Francis Xavier 6th Form College
10 Malwood Road
London
SW12 8EN

Dulwich College

Dulwich College Sports Club
Pond Cottages
London
SE21 7LE

Wimbledon

Wimbledon High School Pitch
Nursery Road
SW19 4JA
Tel: 0208 971 0900

Streatham & Clapham

Streatham & Clapham High School
42, Abbotswood Road
Balham
SW16 1AW

Kennington Park

Kennington Park
Camberwell New Road
Kennington
SE11 4AS

Bank of England

Bank of England Sports Centre
Bank Lane, off Priory Lane
Roehampton
London
SW15 5JQ

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
Ledrington Road
London
SE19 2BB