We are a family 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 the astro-turf pitches at Erith School. This takes place every Sunday morning during the regular season in the winter, and monthly during the off-season in the summer.
The 2015/16 regualr season has just finished but we have summer 2016 dates to give you that hockey fix over the next few months, see below.
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.
Monthly Summer 2016 Training Dates: NEW
We’re running the following four sessions from 10:30am to 12pm at Erith School over the summer:
- Sunday 15th May
- Sunday 12th June
- Sunday 10th July
- Sunday 14th Aug
Feel free to bring friends and family along to try out hockey – we welcome beginners and kids returning to hockey and we’re keen to grow our membership.
More pictures of BBHC’s junior hockey here:
JDC & Schools Coaching
BBHC’s coaches all complete their Level 1 Hockey Coaching certificate as a minimum and are checked for Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) 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 12pm. Hockey may be cancelled in extreme weather – check our Facebook page or our Twitter (@BBHockeyClub) for last minute notices or contact us for details.
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
Find the Colts/Juniors Registration Form here (we usually have copies of these forms that can be filled in on the day too)