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.

Find out more including answers to all of your Frequently Asked Questions on our Join Us page

Friendly & inclusive

We provide a friendly, inclusive environment throughout our Club and warmly welcome new players. 

Competitive hockey for all

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

Great value for money

Club membership is only £65 for Seniors and £50 for Juniors (Season 22/23). If you're not playing matches you can also pay £4 per session.  

High quality coaching

Our England Hockey qualified coaches help our players to develop their skills and play competitively to the best of their 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

Our Men’s and Women’s teams train together on Tuesday evenings. 

  • 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) train on Sunday mornings from 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 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 Spond to communicate dates for training and matches, to manage attendance, collect payments and share contact information.

Health and medication

Please let us know in confidence if you or your child has any health issues, requires medication, has any additional needs or if there is anything that we should know that will help us to help you.   

Safeguarding 

If any players or Parents/Guardians have any safeguarding issues they can contact our Club’s Welfare Officers, in confidence, at any time:
 
 

Any questions?

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

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What can I expect at training?

Your first session

Firstly, let us know that you’re coming so that one of our team can meet you and introduce you to our coaches, captains and other players. 

Contact Mark on 07973 963539 or mwjmail@gmail.com.  
 
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. 
 

What we do at training

Our training sessions always follow the same format and will be very familiar to anyone who’s played team sports before. 

We start with a physical warmup of stretching and movement. We then do some practice of our core hockey skills – moving the ball on the stick, dribbling and passing.  

After that we usually split into our teams and practice drills that develop our skills and playing style and that meet the needs of our particular team. 
 

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

 
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Juniors

Our primary goal for our young players is for them to have fun and to 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. 

At training our Juniors are organised 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. 

Several times per season parents/guardians and siblings of our Junior players are invited to join us on the pitch for fun training and games. 
  
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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