Cambridge South is delighted to announce the launch of our new club Juniors section.
With financial support from club sponsor, 42 Technology, as well as awards from England Hockey and Sport England, the club has started a new Saturday morning session for junior players, focused initially at ages from around 6 to 12.
Training 9-10am on Saturday mornings at Long Road Sixth Form College's all-weather pitch, before the senior team matches, the new Juniors section is a consequence of the growth and development of the club in recent years.
Since ending its nomadic existence across Cambridge and moving to a regular home pitch at Long Road in 2014, the club's men's and ladies' sections have both grown steadily. This season has seen the formation of a new Men's 5th XI as well as record numbers in the Ladies' teams. After two seasons of settling in at Long Road, the obvious next step for Cambridge South was the establishment of a Juniors section.
Interest in hockey in Cambridge has continued to grow at all levels, with particular demand for Junior hockey. Encouraged and supported by Living Sport, the community sports partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and the East regional office of England Hockey, Cambridge South has decided to start a club Juniors section to help meet this demand.
The Junior sessions are based around the Quicksticks form of the game, aimed at introducing young players to the sport. As Cambridge South Juniors grows, our intention is to introduce older age groups for players age 13+, including club teams playing against other junior sides, ultimately providing a pathway into senior club hockey.
We want our Junior players and their families feel like a full part of Cambridge South Hockey Club, building a long term relationship with the club, with junior players progressing into senior teams and, who knows, maybe junior parents progressing into umpires and coaches!
For more information about Cambridge South Junior Hockey, see our Juniors page.