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Youth Hockey


Welcome to the Youth Section of Norwich City Hockey Club!

Norwich City is very proud of its thriving Youth Section which provides great hockey coaching to young players from five to eighteen in a safe and enjoyable environment. We aim to help our players develop their hockey skills within a welcoming and vibrant community.

We have over 200 members in the Youth Section, supported by a large group of dedicated volunteers, including over 20 qualified coaches.   The Section is formed of two main Groups:

  • The Mini Section caters for Under 12s (i.e. School Years up to and including Year 7) and trains on Sunday Mornings.  We maintain a high coach to children ratio to ensure all players get the attention they need.
  • The Junior Section, for School Years 8 and upwards, trains during the week and aims to help young players transition smoothly to adult hockey.  Those in Years 8 and 9 train with the Boys’ and Girls’ Development Squads, whilst the older players are integrated into the Adult Squads.

Members are welcome no matter their age, experience or ability.  Most  of our young players join as complete beginners and some will progress to play for Norfolk, the East Region or even England! This year, over 30 of our Juniors were selected to play for County or higher.


In the Youth Section, we aim to give as many young players as possible the chance to play in competitive games.   We have a great track record: in recent seasons both the U14 Girls and Boys were Regional Champions in the England Hockey U14 Cup, with the Boys reaching the National Finals. We are also the reigning Norfolk Champions in the Boys Development League, U12 Boys, U12 Girls and U10  Girls competitions.


We believe that it is our focus on making hockey enjoyable and inclusive that has driven our success and the continued growth of our Youth section.



31 Oct 2021
U18B - Old Loughtonians U18 (EH U18 Cup) - L 1-2 - Halloween tragedy

13 Jun 2021
U18B - Cambridge City U18 (EH U18B) - L 2-5 - Magnificent 11

6 Jun 2021
U14G - Bury St Edmunds U14Gs (EH U14GP) - W 3-1 - Great win in testing conditions

23 May 2021
U18B - Bury St Edmunds (EH U18 Cup) - W 10-0 - City slickers progress

1 Nov 2020
U18B - Bury St Edmund U18 (EH U18B Cup) - W 8-0 - Scintillating Exhibition

2 Feb 2020
U16B - Cambridge City U16 (U16B T1 R2) - L 2-6 - Harsh score line for City endeavour

17 Nov 2019
U14B - Saffron Walden U14 (U14 T1 R1) - W 8-0 - Supportive win

17 Nov 2019
U14G - Ipswich & ES U14 (U14G T2 R2) - L 0-1 - So close and yet so far

24 Mar 2019
U14B - Bromley & Beckenham (EH U14B T1 Reg) - W 2-1 - Max Inspires City Win

24 Mar 2019
U14B - Sevenoaks (EH U14B T1 Reg) - W 2-1 - NCHC under 14 Boys seal win to Nationals

24 Mar 2019
U14B - Ipswich & ES (EH U14B T1 Reg) - W 4-0 - City start regionals with with win

17 Feb 2019
U18B - Beeston (EH U18B T1 T2 T) - L 1-5 - City’s Valiant u18 Boys Fall Short against Top Quality Beeston

10 Feb 2019
U18B - Bishops Stortford (EH U18B T1 T2 T) - W 3-2 - City’s Brave Eleven Win Crucial U18 Cup Match

27 Jan 2019
U14B - Saffron Walden U14 (EH U14B) - W 6-0 - City Boys win comfortably

4 Nov 2018
U18B - Cambridge City U18 (EH U18B T1 T2 T) - W 3-2 - Awesome win for City U18 Boys against Cambridge City

4 Nov 2018
U14B - Harleston Magpies U14 (EH U14B) - W 6-1 - Under 14 boys win again

4 Nov 2018
U16B - Saffron Walden U16 (EH U16B) - L 1-10 - Tough day at the office

14 Oct 2018
U14B - IES U14 (EH U14B) - W 6-0 - Good away win to kick start cup run... Hopefully

14 Oct 2018
U16B - Harleston Magpies U16 (EH U16B) - L 1-3 - Defensive masterclass

11 Mar 2018
U18B - Warwick (EH U18 R6) - D 3-3 - Heartbreak for U18 Boys


U8s, U10s and U12s Coaching
Sunday Mornings (9.15am - 12.00pm)
Taverham Recreation Facilities (TRF)
Beech Avenue, Taverham, NR8 6HP
(via gates to Taverham High School)

  • 9.15am - 10.30am : U8 Boys
    (School Yr 3/below)
  • 9.15am - 10.30am : U8 Girls
    (School Yr 3/below)
  • 9.30am - 11.00am : U10 Boys
    (School Years 4/5)
  • 9.30am - 11.00am : U10 Girls
    (School Years 4/5)
  • 10.30am - 12.00pm : U12 Boys
    (School Years 6/7)
  • 10.30am - 12.00pm : U12 Girls
    (School Years 6/7)
    U12 girls and boys are those in School Years 6 & 7
    U10 boys and girls are those in School Years 4 & 5
    U8s are boys and girls in School Year 3/below


    Tuesday Evenings (6.30pm - 8.00pm)
    U14 Boys / Mens Development
    Wednesday Evenings (6.30pm - 8.00pm)
    U14 Girls / Womens Development

    U16-U18 COACHING

    Please see our main Training Page for more details of our older age group coaching sessions as these form part of the adult sessions within the club.




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