Yate Hockey Club runs many different teams, with over 200 playing members at a variety of levels of hockey, including:
3 Men’s league teams
3 Ladies’ league teams
1 Badgers team*
1 Vixens team
1 Men’s Indoor team
2 Men’s Summer teams
2 Ladies’ Summer teams
Youth teams of ages U12, U14, U16 and U18’s for boys and girls
In the men’s section we run training sessions on Wednesday evenings at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre (YOSC) with matches played at the weekends. Our coaches Last Season were Hector McPherson and Darren Ashley.
This year, our Men’s 1st team are playing in the Conference North Division, 2nds in the Central 2 Division and the 3rds in The Marches 2 Division.
We also run a very successful Vet’s O40′s side, who won a trophy at Univ Bath O40’s Tourn 2014.
*Our Badgers (U16) used to play in the Gloucester Badgers League on Saturdays.
Yate Ladies train on Tuesdays at YOSC between 7 pm and 9 pm in preparation for matches played on Saturdays. Our club coaching team comprise of two outstanding and well established coaches Jo Thomas and Carolyn Rolleston. The club also offers specialist GK coaching with Darren Ashley.
New members are most welcome to join the Club – if you would like more information, please contact Di Pugh
All three teams play League hockey. 1st team play in West Premier 1, 2nds in Berkeley Division 1, and our 3rds were recently promoted in to Berkeley Division 1. We also run a successful Veterans team who have been Avon champions on 3 occasions. Juniors and Vixens train and play on Sundays. Refer to the Juniors section for more information.
We are an inclusive, happy ladies section of around 70 lady members with an emphasis on enjoyment and socializing, although at 1st XI level the target of reaching national league is never far away! We are ambitious, competitive and always approach each game positively.
Junior training takes place on Sunday mornings at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC).
All Under 10s (Boys & Girls): 9:45 – 11:15.
All Under 12s (Boys & Girls): 9:45-11:15.
All Under 14s & U16s (Boys & Girls): 11:00-12:30.
Enjoyment and safety of hockey is the core of what we do, as well as developing core hockey skills, and as such we ensure that all of our coaches are appropriately qualified and CRB checked. We ask that players use Shin-Pads and Gum Shields. We also offer a gumshield fitting service with our partner dentists. The highlight of this being safe teeth and becoming the proud owner of a Yate HC gumshield!
For more information on the competitions we enter, our player success and ongoing activities please refer to the junior section of the website.