Abingdon Avengers

The Next Generation

Welcome to Season 2017/18!

We see our recently established youth hockey section (known as “Abingdon Avengers”) as ‘The Next Generation’ of Abingdon Hockey Club. We are very proud of our growing youth section and we are always delighted to have new young people join us.

Abingdon Avengers provides a safe, fun and professional hockey environment for girls and boys aged 6 to 12 to learn and enjoy hockey.

Sessions are held throughout the season on a Sunday morning from 10am – 11am and are run at Tilsley Park astro-turf pitches by qualified experienced coaches.

We aim to provide a balance of training and hockey game/match play suitable to the age of the child which allows them to continually develop their skills and understanding of the game whilst enjoying them-selves and taking exercise. Once a player is old enough (12+), we aim to encourage them to begin playing with the adult teams, usually starting with the Men’s 3s and Ladies’ 3s.

juniorsJoin in!

We welcome girls and boys from age 6 to 12. No experience is required to join, and don’t worry if you have not played hockey before as our sessions cater for all abilities. All that is required is enthusiasm to get active and find out about hockey!  Anyone can come along and join in some sessions before deciding whether hockey and Abingdon Avengers is right for them.

Coaching Sessions

All sessions are held at the Tilsley Park, Dunmore Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PU.

Sundays, 10am – 11am.

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Information for parents

Membership

Before starting the first session (even if it is a trial session) you will need to complete a Membership form, contact details and medical information form for your child and hand it to an administrator for your child’s session. This is essential for ensuring that we can run the sessions safely for everyone involved.  All data will be treated as confidential.

If you are an existing member you still need to have an up to date and signed membership form. For new members blank forms can be downloaded below.

Download our Membership Form

Information for parents

Look at our parents information sheet about Safeguarding here.

If you are an under 18 who comes to training unaccompanied, please complete the travel form here.

Registration

Again, to ensure your child’s safety, all players must be registered with one of our team of administrators before the start of each session. We cannot allow unregistered players to train.

Kit

For coaching sessions you will simply require sports clothes suitable to the weather, shin pads and footwear for Astro-turf. A properly fitting gum shield and shin pads are ESSENTIAL.

Child Safety

The safety of your child is of paramount importance to us. Abingdon Hockey Club and Abingdon Avengers are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable playing and social environment for all. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our welfare officer (Fi Bethel), who can be contacted at abingdonhc@gmail.com, or come and speak to her at training.