Info for Parents


The Boots Junior Academy is an extremely important part of the club and is at the forefront of the club's development plans for the future.

The Junior Academy has a comprehensive coaching programme that includes fitness general and advanced hockey skills coaching. The club annually holds England Hockey "Stix Skills" coaching and testing and all coaching is provided in a safe and fun atmosphere by friendly, experienced and qualified coaching staff.

The Junior Academy is open to all standards; however, the most talented members will be identified and nurtured to ensure that they have the best possible start to their hockey career.

The junior academy will be entering local competitions so that the members are able to put their skills to the test against other club teams in the region.



In 2017, Boots Hockey Club gained Hockey Clubs First accreditation in recognition of the clubs professional approach and management of the junior section and providing a child safe environment.


As a club we are very focused and aim to set the coaching sessions to a high and quality level without taking the fun element out making it enjoyable for all.  We are committed to the following England Hockey Board guidelines:

EHB child protect

Key Contacts

Tash O'Flaherty is the Junior Development Officer and Matt Kimberly is the Welfare Officer, they can be contacted using the details below:


Junior Development Officer: Tash O'Flaherty


Welfare Officer: Matt Kimbley



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Philip Short

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Jon Short

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