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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 have also been crowned  Norfolk Champions in the Boys Development League, U12 Boys, U12 Girls and U10 Girls competitions over the past few seasons.


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.







14 May 2023
Minis Award Winners 2022/2023

26 Mar 2023
U12 Girls at The Alex Hill Memorial Tournament at Dereham HC

26 Mar 2023
Under 10 Boys at The Alex Hill Memorial Tournament at Dereham HC

26 Mar 2023
U10s Girls at The Alex Hill Memorial Tournament at Dereham HC

5 Mar 2023
Under 12s Girls A team at Dragon’s tournament

11 Dec 2022
Christmas Breakfast with Father Christmas

20 Nov 2022
Under 6s and Under 8s Tournament at Taverham

29 Jan 2023
Pelicans Under 10s Tournament

29 Jan 2023
U12 girls welcome Dragons

27 Nov 2022
U12 Girls B team at Gresham’s Tournament

5 Mar 2023
Under 12 Girls B team at Dragon’s Tournament

15 Jan 2023
U12s at Pelicans Tournament

26 Feb 2023
U12 Girls County Championships

27 Nov 2022
Under 8s at Gresham’s Tournament

20 Nov 2022
U16G - Old Loughtonians U16 (EH U16 Plate) - W 5-1 - U16 Girls reach last 10 of U16 Plate

9 Oct 2022
U16G - Harleston Magpies U16 (EH U16 Girls Cu) - L 1-12 - Injury withdrawals impact team

25 Sep 2022
U16G - Cambridge Juniors U16 (EH U16 Girls) - D 3-3 - Thrilling match ends level

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


U6s, 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 : U6 Boys/Girls
    (School Yr 3/below)
  • 9.15am - 10.30am : U8 Girls/Girls
    (School Yr 3/below)
  • 9.30am - 11.00am : U10 Boys/Girls
    (School Years 4/5)
  • 10.30am - 12.00pm : U12 Boys/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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