Youth Section

Whitchurch Hockey Club welcomes young players from the age of 6. Our philosophy is that every player is important, every player should have the opportunity to play youth matches, and all our hockey is underpinned by a code of conduct based on the word "RESPECT" - Respect your team-mates, your opponents, your coaches, the umpires and officials. We also expect parents & guardians to follow the code of conduct. These are outlined in our annual newsletter.

We currently run 27 youth sides, we have approximately 390 boys & girls aged 6 to 18.

Depending on numbers in each age group membership is open to any young player wishing to join. This can be done by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please take note of the Youth Admission Policy when making enquiries

Youth Training times 2021/22 - 

Training starts week beginning 6th September 2021, full training schedule as below;

Under 8 Boys & Girls 5.00-6.00 at Whitchurch High School on Thursdays
Under 10 Boys & Girls 5.00-6.00 at Whitchurch High School on Tuesdays
Under 11/12 Boys 5.00-6.00 at Whitchurch High School on Tuesdays
Under 11 Girls 5.00-6.00 at Whitchurch High School on Thursdays
Under 12 Girls 5.30-6.30 at Welsh Institue of Sport on Tuesdays
Under 13 Girls 5.00-6.00 at Whitchurch High School on Wednesdays
Under 13/14 Boys 6.00-7.00 at Whitchurch High School on Tuesdays
Under 15/16 Boys 7.00-8.00 at Whitchurch High School on Tuesdays
Under 14 Girls 6.00-7.00 at Whitchurch High School on Wednesdays
Under 15/16 Girls *Group Green* 4.30-5.45 at Welsh Institute of Sport (Sophia Gardens) on Mondays
Under 15/16 Girls *Group Orange* 5.30-7.00 at Welsh Institute of Sport (Sophia Gardens) on Mondays

Please note there will no Youth Hockeys sessions:

- during October Half Term (wk beginning 25th October 2021)
- during February Half Term (wk beginning 21st February 2022)
- last session before Xmas break is Wk beginning 13th December 2021
- 1st session back after Xmas break is 10th January 2022
- last sessions of 21/22 Season will be wk beginning 4th April 2022

Lead Coaches for this year are the following:

Under 8 Boys & Girls : Chris Despres
Under 10 Boys & Girls : Wayne Robson
Under 11/12 Boys : Vikki Stroud
Under 11 Girls : Huw Rogers
Under 12 Girls : Huw Rogers
Under 13 Girls : Mark Lewis
Under 13/14 Boys : Angus + Laura Fergusson
Under 14 Girls : Mark Lewis
Under 15/16 Boys : Neil Couston
Under 15/16 Girls : Ian Davies

Fixtures Dates for 21/22 Season

*Please note these Fixtures Dates and this maybe is subject to change & further details will be available via Spond/Lead Coaches as the dates approach.

DRESS CODE
Parents should ensure that their children dress appropriately when attending hockey training or matches. Base layers (Arms & Leggings) are recommended in the cold/inclement weather. Coats (preferably waterproof) are required for wet/cold weather.
All girls should be encouraged to wear skorts. Mouth-guards & hockey shin-pads are essential protective wear & MUST be worn, it is also advised that young players should wear hockey glove (s). It would be expected that all players will purchase
club kit.

Full WHC Kit - YC Sports are the appointed kit supplier for WHC for 2021-22 Season, please see the page on Kit.  Full information on YC Sports & their hockey range available can be found on YC Sports website, members will get up to 20% discount on hockey sticks, equipment and shoes on production of WRSSC membership card in store. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.

Need help:

-Coaching queries - the lead coach
-Payment or membership questions – Vikki Stroud

You should all be aware that our Child Protection Officers are Vikki Stroud. Any issues that you have concerning your child’s welfare at WHC should be raised, contact details as below:
• Vikki Stroud – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07968482220

All other Youth hockey queries should be addressed to Chris Despres, please see contact details below;

Address: 31, Lon Ysgubor, Rhiwbina, CARDIFF, CF14 6SF
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Landline: 02920 752022
Mobile: 07906-324943