Junior Section

Wanderers Juniors website

Battersea Wanderers Juniors is a friendly and fun hockey club based in South West London. We run five age groups from Under 6’s (Year 1) to Under 10’s (Year 5).

The club is a mixed club and we welcome both boys and girls.

Training

Coaching session are on Sunday’s from 9-10am at Battersea Park All Weather Sports Pitch. Please ensure that your children arrive and are ready to start, with kit on, at 9am promptly. We only have the pitch for an hour and would like to make the most of it.

Sessions are not drop off and parents will be expected to remain around or near the pitch.

Sessions will go ahead unless the pitch is frozen or if there are serious adverse weather conditions. A little rain will not stop play! You will be notified by email in the event we need to cancel a session in advance.

Battersea Park make considerable effort to keep the pitch in excellent condition and they have a strict zero tolerance to muddy footwear being worn at the pitches. Please ensure that all your shoes are clear of mud before entering the pitches (bring clean trainers for children to change into if need be).

Subs

Subs are £110 for the year, £95 for siblings.

Kit

Children must wear shin guards and a mouth guard for all sessions and will not be allowed to participate without them.

Hockey sticks are available to borrow for the session if your child doesn’t have their own.

We play in all weathers so please ensure that your children wear appropriate clothing to keep them warm and dry each week. They should also bring a drink with them.

Coaches

Our regular, qualified, coaches for this season will be Dan Blake and Al Walmsley. They all have the England Hockey Proud to Coach Children Award or equivalent, and will be assisted each week by a number of parent helpers. Please feel free to speak to any of them at any stage if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions. We aim to make our sessions fun, enjoyable and safe, and to share our love of hockey with your children!

Club Welfare Officer

The Club Welfare Officer is Alexandra Hillier and can be contacted here

Volunteering

Please don’t forget that the club is run entirely by volunteers and cannot exist without the assistance of helpers and parents. Parents will be expected to embrace this and volunteer to help as and when they can. If you are interested in any particular role or think there is another way in which you can help the club please do get in touch. We need you!

Affiliations

Battersea Wanderers HC is affiliated to England Hockey, the governing body for hockey in England.

Find out more

Follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for the latest club news. We’d also love to answer any questions you have – just email [email protected].