Come and join Evesham & Badsey Hockey Club

New players are always welcome

Whether you’re an experienced player looking for a new club, coming back to hockey, improving your skills or a complete beginner then you’re welcome to join us and we’ll help get you playing!

For answers to all of your questions check out our FAQs below.  

Come and join us!

Our Senior and Junior teams are recruiting now.

If you're looking for a new club, coming back to hockey or playing for the first time you'd be welcome to join us.

Friendly & inclusive

We provide a friendly, welcoming and inclusive environment to all of our players, whatever your age, ability or fitness.

Competitive hockey for all

With two Men’s and one Women’s team playing league hockey, a walking hockey team and a thriving Junior setup for ages from 6-16, we’ve playing opportunities for everyone.

Great value membership

Senior membership is only £65 per year; Juniors £50 per year (Season 22/23). If you're not playing matches you can also pay £4 per session.  

High quality coaching

Our England Hockey qualified coaches focus on building players skills and helping them progress, whatever their age or ability.

FAQs

Welcome to Evesham & Badsey Hockey Club

We’re a super-friendly club and we pride ourselves on welcoming new players, whatever your age, ability or fitness, With two Men’s teams, one Women’sWalking hockey and a thriving Junior setup for ages from 6-16, we’ve playing opportunities for everyone. You’re welcome to come along to training and try us out and your first session is free!

Location

We train and play at The De Montfort School, Four Pools Road, Evesham, WR11 1DQ.

Training dates & times 

Seniors – Tuesday nights 7.30pm to 9pm

  • Tues 6th September to Tues 6th December 2022
  • Tues 3rd January to Tues 28th March 2023

Juniors – Sunday mornings – Cubs (6+) and Juniors (8-11) at 9am to 10am; Badgers (12+) from 9.45am to 11am

  • Sun 4th September to Sun 4th December 2022
  • Sun 8th January to Sun 2nd April March 2023

Cost

Your first session is free. After that training for both Juniors and Seniors costs £4 per session or you can pay a Club membership that entitles you to over 22 training sessions. 

Senior membership is only £65 per year/£50 for anyone under 18 or in full-time education. Junior membership is £50 per year. 

Equipment & clothing

To play hockey you’ll need a gumshield, shinpads and a hockey stick.
 
You’ll need your own gumshield/mouthguard. We have a small selection that you can buy at £6.50 or you can buy them from AmazonSports Direct or most online sports shops, where they typically cost less than £10. Many players use Sisu mouthguards, although they cost a bit more.  All Juniors and under 18s must wear a gumshield at all times for safety reasons.
 
We have a range of shinpads and hockey sticks that you’re welcome to borrow for as long as you need them. Clothing is sports gear and trainers to allow you to run around without slipping over. 
 

Club App

If you’d like to come back after your first session we’ll ask you to setup our club mobile app, Spond. We use this to manage attendance at training and matches and to collect payments.

Safeguarding and welfare 

Please let us know in confidence if you or your child has any health issues, requires any medication, or has any additional needs.

All sessions are led by coaches who are England Hockey qualified, first-aid trained and DBS checked. The Club has it’s own defibrillator. The Club has dedicated Welfare Officers. 
 
If any players or their Parents/Guardians have any welfare or safeguarding concerns or questions they can contact one of our Club’s Welfare Officers, in confidence, at any time:
 

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Any questions?

If you’d like to know anything else please don’t hesitate to message Mark on 07973 963539 or mwjmail [@] gmail.com.

What can I expect at training?

Your first session

Firstly, if you let us know that you’re coming so one of our team can meet you and introduce you to our coaches, captains and other players.
 
All new players will have someone to look after them in their first sessions. In our Senior teams it’s a team captain, in Badgers (12+) new players are allocated a buddy and in Juniors it’s our coaches. 
 
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What we do at training

Sessions always include a warmup and practice of core hockey skills before doing drills that develop our skills and playing style. 
 

We usually finish with small-sided matches so that everyone gets lots of touches of the ball.

Our Men’s and Women’s teams often share warmups and core skills practice with drills and small-sided matches played separately, in our teams. 
 

We often play full pitch matches, mixed matches and parents/guardians of our Junior players are invited to play several times a season.

Our Juniors of all ages are always mixed. 

Juniors

Our Juniors

Our primary goal is for our young players to have fun and enjoy themselves in a safe environment. It’s a little selfish but if they’re happy, they come back! There’s no pressure and we’re good at integrating new players and helping them to progress. 

We organise our Juniors into small groups of similar ages and skills. Our sessions help our young players to quickly develop their hockey skills while also developing fitness, teamwork, communication skills and confidence. With 60+ youngsters, in a 50/50 mix of boys and girls, with a wide range of different ages and abilities, your child won’t be the odd-one-out. 
 
All sessions are led by coaches who are England Hockey qualified, first-aid trained and DBS checked.   
 

Our Teams

Men

Our Men’s teams play in the West Men’s Cotswold Division 1 and Cotswold Division 2 

Women

Our Women’s team play in the West Women’s Severn Division 2

Juniors

Three Junior age groups – Cubs 6+, Juniors 8-11 & Badgers 12+

Walking

Walking hockey is a super-fun way to try or come back to hockey

Useful information

Membership & Costs

Find out out about our great value Club membership or costs per session

Club kit

Find out how to buy playing and training jerseys, socks and shorts/skorts

Training

Seniors train on Tuesdays from 19.30; Juniors on Sundays from 9am.

Find Us

Our pitch is at The De Montfort School, Evesham and Clubhouse at Strawberry Field

Come and join us!

Competitive hockey for all levels

We pride ourselves on our friendly welcome to new players – whether you’re a beginner, improver or an experienced player looking for a new club, Junior or Veteran, super-fit or want to get fit, we’ll give you a friendly welcome.  

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