Colts (boys) and Cubs (girls) YOUTH Programme
Colts Technical Director:
Tyson Dlungwana – 39* Caps for the National Mens Hockey Team
Youth Olympic Games 2014, Vice-Captain of SA u21 team 2016, Participated at the Junior World Cup in 2016, Africa Cup Winners 2017, Mens World Cup 2018, Commonwealth Games 2018.
Cubs Technical Director:
Celia Evans – 155* Caps for the National Women’s Hockey Team
Junior World Cup 2009, Women’s World Cup 2014, Africa Cup Champions 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019; Common Wealth 2014, 2018
Aims of the Programme
- Make it possible for high school children to participate in adult league BUT in dedicated youth teams
- Coaching from coaches committed to youth development and specialised skills training from current national players
- Mentorship during matches with one or two senior, experienced players in the team to provide guidance
- Create a safe and learning environment for their league hockey participation
- Allow them to experiment with new techniques and tactics without the pressure of winning.
- To develop their ability, skills and confidence in order to give them the opportunity of being placed in the Club Premier League teams when they are ready to do so.
Training sessions will be at Hatfield Christian School