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 950 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 2020-21 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 hockey experienced coach parent).
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.
Training schedule Juniors 2020-21
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 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.
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 – Far pitch. Parents MUST stay for this session, it is not a drop-off.
Mixed U8 (Yr 3 only) 10.00-11.30 at Dulwich College – Track pitch. Parents MUST stay for this session, it is not a drop-off.
Girls U9 – 09:00 – 10:30 at Bank of England Sports Centre OR 10:30 – 12:00 at Dulwich College – Track guide
Girls U10 – 10:30 – 12.00 at Bank of England Sport Centre OR 10.30 – 12.00 at Dulwich College – Track pitch
Girls U11 – 12.00 – 13.30 at Bank of England Sports Centre OR 10.30 – 12.00 at Dulwich College – Track pitch
Girls U12 – 12.00 – 13.30 at Bank of England Sports Centre OR OR 12.00 – 13.30 at Dulwich College – Track pitch
Girls U14 – 12:30 – 14:00 and 14:00 – 15:30 – at Battersea Park
Girls U16 – 12:30 – 14.00 at Battersea Park
Boys U9 & U10 – 09.00 – 10.30 at Kennington Park OR 10.30 – 12.00 at Dulwich College – Track pitch
Boys U11 & U12 – 10.30 – 12.00 at Kennington Park OR 12.00 – 13.30 at Dulwich College – Track pitch
Boys U14 – 13.00 – 14.30 at Dulwich College – Main pitch OR 13.30 – 15.00 at Dulwich College – Track pitch
Boys U16 & U18 – 14.30 – 16.00 at Dulwich College – Main pitch
Junior Goalkeeper Academy (Sundays)
10:30 – 12:00 or 12:00 – 13:30 at St Francis Xavier College
Junior Performance Training (invite only)
Invites will be sent to performance players.
Junior Goalkeeper Academy (Midweek)
Development group – Wednesdays 17:00 – 18:15, 18:00 – 19:15 and 19:00 – 20:30 at St Francis Xavier College
Performance group – Thursdays 17:15 – 18:30 at St Francis Xavier College
2020-21 Dates (Anticipated)
Season starts – 6 September 2020
Half Term – 18 and 25 October 2020
Last session before Christmas – 6 December 2020
Starting again – 10 January 2020
Half term – 14 February 2020
Final session – 21 March 2020
Summer hockey starts – TBC April 2021
Summer hockey ends – TBC June 2021
Junior Membership Fees 2020-21 (TBC But Increase not Anticipated)
First playing child – £150
Subsequent playing child (10% discount) – £135
Performance mid-week training (invite only) – £110
Summer term hockey training (10 weeks from April) – £TBC
Junior Alumni (25% of first playing child) – £37.50
Please note we are looking to minimise the administration involved in collecting membership fees so we politely request you settle by direct debit through Club Buzz and GoCardless. Should you have concerns regarding this approach, please do not hesitate to contact us directly and we will look to accommodate your concerns. All renewals must be completed by 1st July – this involves completing the renewal form and adding your bank details to Club Buzz for each child’s account.
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 will see the exciting launch of our Flyerz programme and we will 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.
Please have a look at our extensive club kit range for our junior members on 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.
Tim, our Director of Junior 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.
We launched a new London Wayfarers leisure range for supporters and parents at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. We will continue to add new items every season. Check out the web shop now.