We are a friendly club, and we coach and organise hockey for children of all abilities from Reception year at school through to 18 (and beyond).
BBHC are ClubsFirst accredited by England Hockey, which means the quality of our coaching, development and safety is recognised and guided by the official sports body for hockey in England. (more information about our club’s policies on equality, ethics and safety is further down this page)
Hockey Training & Games for Youngsters
Coaching is held on Sunday mornings on the astroturf pitches at Erith School from September to the end of March. There are also matches and tournaments played throughout the season. During the summer, we run a free session on one Sunday each month during May, June, July and August.
If you would like to give hockey a go, or enjoyed hockey at school and want to join in: COME AND PLAY! Contact Andrei, Youth Development Officer with any questions.
JDC & Schools Coaching
BBHC’s coaches all complete their Level 1 Hockey Coaching certificate as a minimum and are CRB checked (now called Disclosure & Barring Service) to help safeguard the children and ensure a good standard of hockey coaching.
Together with Burnt Ash Hockey Club and with the help of Bexley Council, we manage the North West Kent Junior Development Centre (JDC). This is a district squad and is the first step to playing hockey at county level (and ultimately for England). We also help organise and support primary and secondary school hockey festivals in and around Bexley, and supply experienced coaches for curricular and after-school activities.
Children should wear a tracksuit or shorts/tops suitable for playing sport, and trainers (not studded boots because we train on an astro-turf pitch). They need shin-pads (we have a few available to borrow) and we recommend a gum-shield. We have a supply of hockey sticks of course.
Don’t forget a drink too!
Training Times / Locations
Every Sunday morning at Erith School’s astros from 10:30 to 12:00 from 8th September. We have a winter break from 1st December 2013, restarting on 12th January.
In order to provide a safe and well-structured environment to run our hockey club, we at BBHC recognise that codes of conduct and other such policies and guidelines need to be in place. In this way, all members and non-members have a transparent view of the basic principles of the club. Below are links to draft documents which we support:
- BBHC’s code of conduct for officials
- BBHC’s code of conduct for parents
- BBHC’s equity policy
- BBHC’s guidelines for dealing with an incident/accident
- BBHC’s junior club rules
- BBHC’s incident/accident report form
Download the Colts/Juniors Registration Form here (we usually have copies of these forms that can be filled in on the day too)