About the club
All players - whether brand new, currently playing, or returning to hockey - are welcome. There is no cost to try out hockey at St Neots. Feel free to turn up at a training session or if you would like any further information please click to get in touch with any of the club organisers.
We are a mid-sized (and growing) club in the largest town in Cambridgeshire, playing hockey since 1898.
We usually run 5 Mens, 2 Vets, 5 Ladies teams at 11-a-side, plus Mixed and Back to Hockey 'for fun' teams. With continuing growth in numbers following the 2016 Rio Olympics, we have recently entered 11-a-side squads in U16 and U18 competitions too.
Our Junior Academy starts from age 5 and run teams at U8, U10, U12 and U14 in the England Hockey National competitions, using EHB qualified coaches.
At Longsands College we use a brand-new latest generation astroturf pitch with great amenities.
To get involved go to the 'Join/Contact Us' menu where you can choose to apply to join, or send us an email to find out more; or find directions to see us in action.
The calendar shows you when we're at the pitch!
We are based at Longsands Academy, St Neots - click here to find us. Senior training (age 13-adult) is held at Longsands pitch from 7.30pm:
- Tuesday (Senior 1st/2nd teams only - changed starting 2019/20 season).
- Thursday (other Club Mens & Ladies teams- changed starting 2019/20 season).
Information for juniors and their parents
Youth Academy training is held on a Sunday morning, it is split into 2 sessions, the Wombles and Badgers (10-11.30am) which comprises of players aged 12 or under; and the Colts (11.30am-1pm) for ages 12 to 18.
The season runs from September to early July with the normal breaks for Christmas and Easter.
......more information here: Saints Academy....
We welcome players of all ages and abilities. You'll need to come along wearing clothes and footwear suitable for sport and layers for when it gets cold. We recommend all players wear gum shields and shin pads, but don't let this stop you trying out hockey in the first place.
We have a supply of training sticks to use if you are new to hockey. We also have club goalkeeping kits for seniors and juniors to try out between the posts - goalkeepers are always popular!
We are an active, family-friendly and motivated club, with a wide community sport focus beyond the vicinity of St Neots.
Hockey is the fastest-growing participation sport in the UK. Interest has really taken off since the GB ladies won GOLD at the Rio Olympics! Anyone inspired to take up hockey can get involved at any level of the club from beginners and juniors progressing right up to the first team!
Six months after Rio, 10,000 new UK players had already taken up hockey.
In 2012, the London Olympics already created great opportunities for hockey. For the first time ever, our GB Womens team made the final of the Champions Trophy, and gained a silver medal ahead of Holland and Germany, losing only to Argentina. In 2015 our region hosted the EuroHockey championships and our Ladies took Gold there too.
You don't have to be this good...
Juniors. We have a strong and growing junior Academy section where children from a wide selection of local schools are having fun building the future of the club, employing EHB qualified coaches. We are affiliated to the England Hockey Board, where we have access to performance coaching as our young hockey players develop their skills. We typically enter the England National U14/U16 competitions so everyone can have age-appropriate playing opportunities.
Parents. Mum's (and Dad's too) also get to play - for fun and fitness - in beginners 'Back to Hockey' sessions, which are co-timed for when their youngsters are training.
Talent. We operate Youth Development Squads for boys and girls alongside established coaches and player-mentors, as a route for players to progress to our Mens, Ladies, Mixed and (eventually) Veteran teams, which play in leagues mostly across East Anglia.
The Adult leagues cater for all levels meaning that it is possible for anyone to get involved, so while experienced returning players will find themselves welcomed into the higher levels, it is easy for anyone new to Hockey to find a home in one of our teams.