Wanderers Junior Hockey Club Johannesburg

Top class junior hockey coaching for kids from u5 to u17 in Johannesburg.

AGE GROUPS:

Under 5: Children turning 5 (or younger) during 2019 – mixed boys/girls teams

Under 7: Children turning 6 or 7 during 2019 – mixed boys/girls teams

Under 9: Children turning 8 or 9 during 2019

Under 11: Children turning 10 or 11 during 2019

Under 13: Children turning 12 or 13 during 2019

Colts:  Children turning 14 years and older (High School)

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About Junior Hockey

Wanderers’ junior hockey has built a strong reputation over many years, of offering professional coaching in a safe, fun environment for players.

Junior hockey spaces will again be limited (dependent on session numbers), in order for us to manage the use of the astroturf and the allocation of coaches. Players that played last year will be given preference, then their siblings and thereafter on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

To our existing members, please read below as we doing things a bit differently this year to help with the admin load.  Namely:

  1. Online registration
  2. Payment done once you receive an invoice (March 2019)

Your assistance in following these steps will be greatly appreciated.

As usual, the highlights of the season will no doubt be the tournaments, which the kids always enjoy.  Our own Wanderers tournament should again be special, with there likely to be more than 1,000 players attending like last year.

See link for the 2018 Junior Hockey Season Wrap

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Why Wanderers?

> Top coaching

> Mix of pro & parent coaches

> Highly organised

> Focus on fun

> Kids love the Tournaments

> Indoor and 5 a-side options available

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Practice Times

Saturdays from 2 March until 27 July

8:00 to 9:00 – u5/u7

9:00 to 10:00 – u9 girls and boys

10:00 to 11:00 – u11 girls and boys

11:00 to 12:30 – u13 girls and boys

Mondays
17:30 to 18:30 – u13 Girls and Colts Girls

Tuesday
17:30 to 18:30 – u11 Boys, u13 Boys and Colts Boys

Wednesday
17:30 to 18:30 –  Colts Girls

Thursday
17:30 to 18:30 –  Colts Boys

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2019 Tournament Dates

4 May: Pirates
18 May: Wanderers

8 June: Crusaders
22 June: JSA

13 July: KHOSA
27 July: Shumbas

3 August: Benoni
4 August: Champ of Champs (u13 only)

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Fees for 2019 (this fee does not include kit)

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*Please note invoices will be issued in March and payment will be due end March 2019 (Payment details to be communicated).

All junior hockey players must be junior members of the main Wanderers club.

Please note that we do enter indoor and 5’s teams throughout the year in the different leagues and those costs are separate and depend on the league fees per team. Hockey levy covers coaching fees, equipment, tournament fees and usage of the Astro.  Membership offers use of the Main Club and other privileges.

Colts and Senior Hockey

We will be holding trials for players wanting to play Colts and Senior Hockey.

Trials dates

  • Performance Trials (1/2/3rd Teams) – Wednesday 13th February.
  • Social Trials (all other teams) – Saturday 16th February.

All welcome!
The cost for these players will be an additional R950 for the season.

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Communication

The administrators for Junior Hockey are:
Lorcan Nurse:  [email protected]
Gill Pringle:  [email protected]

The Club will be using TeamApp as its communication tool during the season which can be found on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

TeamApp also allows for web access, using the below link,  should you prefer to not install the App.
https://wanderersjuniorhockey.teamapp.com/
Each age group will have a parent manager. They will keep parents informed via WhatsApp.

Please let us know if you are able to assist with admin/ communication.

Note:  Often managers can only respond to enquiries or messages after hours, due to their own work commitments.

Code of conduct

Please note that we will be publishing a player’s code of conduct (in simple form), which members of mini hockey will be expected to comply with. This will be available before the season starts.

Please remember it is club policy that no dogs, bicycles, own alcohol allowed at the Astro.

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What does my child need for Practice?

Wanderers Hockey kit (T-shirt / socks / black skort or shorts – see below)

Hockey stick (we have hockey balls and it is better if your child does not use their own ball as it often gets lost)

Gum guard NB!!!!

Shin pads   NB!!!!

Shoes with grip (NB: no soccer boots allowed on the astro)

Sun protection (later cold “protection”)

Water bottle – we have cups and water next to the field but most kids prefer their own water bottle

If allergic to bees etc please make sure the necessary medication is easily available in case of a bee sting and make the coaches aware

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Kit

Wanderers Junior Hockey kit:

All children must wear the Wanderers Mini hockey kit for practices and tournaments

Kit will be sold every Saturday for the month of March.  Please make a plan to purchase the kit on these days.

Under 5 / under 7 / under 9:

Wanderers Bugs T-shirt R100
Wanderers hockey socks R75
Boys:  Black shorts R85
Girls:  Black skorts R95

Under 11 and under 13:

Boys:  Wanderers Vest R120
Girls:  Wanderers Vest R150
Wanderers hockey socks R75
Boys:  Black shorts R85
Girls:  Black skorts R95

Colts:

Boys:  Wanderers Vest R120
Girls:  Wanderers Vest (same seniors) R180
Wanderers hockey socks R75
Boys:  Black shorts R85
Girls:  Black skorts R180

Hoodies available for all age groups – R300/R400

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