Junior Girls Hockey Academy
Junior Girls Hockey Academy
The girls hockey academy is the place to play and learn hockey in Bristol. From ages 5 & 6 right through to under 18 the girls hockey academy offers both high-performance opportunities for juniors at the top of their game, and intro sessions to get more girls into the sport.
Take a look at our girls hockey academy for more information.
Junior Boys Hockey Academy
Junior Boys Hockey Academy
The Firebrands boys hockey academy is the place to play and learn hockey in Bristol. From ages 5 & 6 right through to under 16. The boys hockey academy offers both high-performance opportunities for juniors at the top of their game, and introductory sessions to get more boys into, and loving the sport.
Take a look at our boys hockey academy for more information.
Why should you
join the Firebrands Academy?
Firebrands runs a large and vibrant Academy Section welcoming 6 to 16 year old boys and girls. Players can be selected to train and play for senior teams from the age of 13 with Academy and adult coaches working closely to develop players.
At Firebrands we recognise the need to develop talent, through structured coaching and player mentoring, in a safe and friendly environment. Our coaches are DBS checked and experienced in positively encouraging Academy players to develop and work on their core skills.
Firebrands hockey is FUN and expansive, you can learn to play a new sport and make new friends, you can improve on your skills and achieve your goals.
Take a look at the specific girls and boys academy pages for more specific information.
Want to join Firebrands?
Information about the Firebrands Junior Academy
Matches are mainly played on Sundays.
All junior teams will be entered into all available competitions including Avon Junior League, Avon County competitions and England Hockey competitions.
New this season: England Hockey has started a Vixens League, which is an informal 11-a-side ladies development league for developing young players for the transition into adult hockey.
All Academy players who are considered strong enough are invited to train with and play for Firebrands adult teams
If you would like further information or have any queries on Firebrands Academy training please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will direct your query to the correct Academy coach for your child’s age group.
Come and join Bristol’s largest hockey club! This is our fourth year as an Academy, coached by experienced and enthusiastic coaches. Firebrands Hockey Club is a great believer in young players being the future, not always as elite players, but believe young players are the future in hockey for all. We always make the training challenging but fun. We take experienced players and also young players wanting to try something new (taster sessions before commitment).
Membership for the 2019/20 season – please email email@example.com.
Academy membership fees for the 2019/20 season remain at £100.00. Additional games or tournaments will not incur any additional fees, with the exception of indoor training and matches which require external facilities.
We now run our membership program online using ClubBuzz. The Manager / Administrator for your age group will send you a link to either join or renew your membership. Please note that the Academy membership form contains important details such as emergency contacts, medical information and photography consent. We would be grateful if you could provide us with as much detail as possible to ensure our records are completely up to date.
When you get the email, please complete the form on behalf of your child, entering their details online. Please note all correspondence will be sent to the email address you supply, so for juniors we suggest you use the parent or guardian’s email address. Once you have registered, within a couple of weeks you will receive a request for payment of your subscription. To help is reduce the administrative burden on our volunteers, we are taking online card payments only this year.
The club can only run with the help of volunteers. We are always looking for enthusiastic hockey lovers to help out in all areas from coaching to umpiring and on the admin side. Please let us know if you would like to get involved – the club can assist with coaching/umpire courses. We are in greatest need of assistance with the admin of the girls U12/U14 sides as we have no one to cover these groups. We have invested in a new system so admin is now greatly reduced; please contact Sarah Hughes if you can provide some help. Thank you.
Goalkeepers train with their own age groups and, in addition, we will offer individual coaching.
Firebrands Hockey Club will endeavour to run training sessions in all weathers however, in circumstances of extreme conditions such as snow, frozen pitches or heavy fog, we may have to cancel. Announcements will be made on our Facebook page and via Twitter so please check either of these if you have any doubts.
TERMS OF TRAINING
As you will be aware, the area in and around the clubhouse can be a dark and dangerous place during the winter time. Firebrands is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your child and require you to note the following arrangements for drop of and collection of your child for our training sessions:
All children are to be dropped off at the ‘Registration Point’ at the side of the pitch.
All children are to be picked up at the end of each training sessions at the ‘Collection Point’ at the side of the pitch.
During registration, all children will be asked who will be collecting them. In the occurrence of a person arriving to collect your child that they are not expecting, we will contact you to confirm that this is authorised.
With training being once a week, please make every effort to attend. If you are unable to attend please give your coach a minimum of 48 hours notice.