Truro Junior Hockey Club is the centre for hockey talent in Cornwall. As a club they have consistently proved themselves the most successful junior squad in Cornwall since they began and many of our senior players have come through the junior ranks and on to play 1st XI hockey at Truro as well as playing for Cornwall.
In addition to that our alumni spans the world with former Truro Junior players going on to National and International success with National League clubs, College and University teams and International Caps.
Players that have gone on to play hockey across the world, in places as far afield as Holland, the USA, New Zealand and Australia started their hockey journey at Truro Junior Hockey Club.
Our Hockey Ethos
We believe that giving kids a good grounding in a sport like Hockey not only helps them develop physically but more importantly emtionally and socially. Unlike some other sports, when you play hockey you are joining a wider hockey family which is competitive on the pitch but shares a deep camoraderie off the pitch.
As coaches we really love seeing how the players develop and grow and there is nothing more rewarding than that moment when they can out-skill you on the pitch.
We have a comprehensive set up at junior level that we now take to the U16 age group.
Many junior players, once they reach 13 or 14 also play in the senior leagues where they grow and develop even further.
Our youngsters begin their senior hockey career in the 5th or 4th XI. Playing in the West of England Men’s Piran 2 league.
Made up largely of talented U14’s and U15’s alongside some of our more experienced older players to help develop them even further as they progress through to senior hockey and on to the higher XI’s and leagues.
Junior Teams Include
7 aside teams
- U10 mixed team x2
- U12 Boys team x2
- U12 Girls team x2
- U14 Girls team x2
- U14 Boys team x2
England Hockey 7 aside rules
11 aside teams
- U14 boys West of England League
- U16 Boys West of England League
- U16 Girls West of England League
England Hockey 11 aside rules
Newcomers to the club are welcome to join us for a 3 week free trial period during which time their skills are assessed before allocating them to a coaching group. As well as training there may be the opportunity to play in one of our many teams playing matches home and away against other clubs.
We have teams competing in leagues for under 10 boys and girls (mixed), under 12 girls, under 12 boys, under 14 girls and under 14 boys .
We also take part in the Under 16 Mixed League. The climax to the season for the U10s and U12s is the Cornwall County Championships.
The Winners and Runners-Up in each section go on to represent Cornwall in the West Regional Finals in Bristol. Last season all four of our teams qualified.
As well as welcoming new members we are looking for coaches or experienced players to join our coaching team and volunteers to help run the club.
£85 (£10 discount for siblings)
Junior Training Schedule
Sundays – Truro School
U8’s and U10’s (lead coach James Frewer)
12:00 > 13:00
U12’s (lead coaches James Frewer & Nigel Barker)
13:00 > 14:30
U14’s (lead coach Nigel Barker)
14:30 > 16:00
U16’s (schedule to be confirmed)
16:00 > 17:30 (not every week. Contact [email protected] for details)
Director of Junior Development:
Nigel Barker: [email protected]
Andie Parker-Jones: [email protected]
What does my child need?
The main thing your child will need is a gum shield and shin pads, the latter of which are mandatory.
Astro turf shoes are recommended and your own stick is preferable but if you don’t have one, ask us and we should be able to lend one on a temporary basis. Due to COVID restrictions, players that want to wear ‘protective face masks’ for penalty corners will need to have their own mask.
Base layers in the winter are recommended as it can get cold. We train in all weather conditions and don’t mind a bit of rain!
Protective hockey gloves can be worn and can help prevent scraped knuckles. Then the usual – shorts/skirt/skort, tracksuit bottoms can be worn if needed, a waterproof jacket/hoodie.
Baseball caps and sunglasses can’t be worn during the sessions.
Please make sure your child brings a drink in a labelled drinks bottle. Hockey is a fast paced game and can be thirsty work.
Junior Playing Kit
Our junior kit can now be ordered online using the club shop.
We have recently moved to Y1 as our kit supplier. This exciting young brand is already renowned in the hockey world for producing top quality sticks.
The club will supply playing shirts to players on match days but players will need to purchase white shorts or (black shorts or skorts for girls) for and white socks.
Official Truro Hockey Club Socks will be available at training and official Truro Hockey Club shorts will be available through the club shop.
Welfare and safeguarding
If players or parents have any concerns the first point of contact should be your child’s age group coach. If the coach cannot resolve your concern or if you would prefer to express your concerns to someone else then please contact Andie.
If you require any further information regarding the reporting of a concern relating to safeguarding please follow the link below: