Come and celebrate the start of a new season with Upminster Hockey Club for…
We’ve packed a day full of hockey activities, with something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re new to the sport or have been with the club for years, we’re sure that you’ll have a great day!
11am – 12pm – Flyerz Hockey taster (disability hockey) and junior training
12.10pm – 1.30pm – Junior small sided games
1.30pm – 2pm – Parents and minis small sided games
2pm – 2.30pm – Offical ClubMark presentation
2.30pm – 3.15pm – HockeyFit and Walking Hockey
3.15pm – 4.15pm – Coaching workshop for new coaches
4.15pm – 6pm – Senior mixed small sided games
Feel free to spend the day with us, but so that we can give you a great session let us know which ones you’d like to come to! There’s no limit on what you can attend, come to as many sessions as you’d like.
Upminster HockeyFest 2018 is free event, however if you’d like to make a donation then all proceeds will go to the John Killiea Fund.
Throughout the day we’ll be serving refreshments, selling club and hockey kit, have mini competitions and the Stix Duel arena will be set up.
What do I need to bring with me for the sessions?
Don’t panic if you don’t have specific hockey equipment, we can provide sticks and shin pads where they’re needed. Just make sure you’re wearing something you’re comfortable moving around in and trainers. A water bottle is always handy too
What is Flyerz Hockey?
Flyerz hockey is an adapted version of the game to make sure everyone can enjoy playing hockey. This taster session is an introduction to flyerz hockey where you’ll have the opportunity to practice a few skills and play some games. Parents and carers are also very much invited to take part as well. More the merrier as far as we’re concerned!
How old do my children need to be to take part in junior/minis activities?
The training and games are best suited for children aged 5 – 12 years old.
What is Hockey Fit?
Hockey is a fab workout for legs, bums and tums as well as improving your cardio fitness. But playing in competitions and matches isn’t for everyone, so this bootcamp style session takes the best fitness moves from the game and the workout is completed to music!
What is Walking Hockey?
If you thought your hockey career was over… think again! Walking hockey is a slower-paced version of the game, played on a smaller pitch with plenty of breaks so you can return to playing the beautiful game. All the rules are almost exactly the same apart from one big difference…. no running allowed!
Who is the coaching workshop aimed at?
Our coaching workshop are for those interested in getting into coaching and would like to gain some skills and confidence in being able to support club sessions. We’ll take you through leading warm ups and cool downs as well as some ideas for creating drills specific to different areas of the game.
Do I need to be part of Upminster Hockey Club to take part in the senior games and what is the minimum age to join in?
Absolutely not! Both club and non-club members are invited to take part in the senior games, we just ask that anyone looking to join in is over 13 years old.
Is there parking available?
There will be limited parking available at Coopers and it is advised to take alternative transport methods to join us for Upminster HockeyFest. We will have a number of disabled parking spaces next to the pitch, but further to this there will be no parking on the top playground by the astro and courts.
Do I have to sign up to a session to come down on the day?
Even if you’d just like to come and watch, please still come down to the event and support hockey in Upminster. There’s no pressure to join in any of the activities, but if you change your mind you can always drop into any of the sessions throughout the day. Eventbrite will give us an idea as to how many people we’ll be expecting on the day, but we’ll always hope for a few more?
What is the John Killilea Fund?
It is with great sadness that John Killilea passed away in May this year. John had been a strong supporter of Upminster Hockey Club for many years and had been involved in our colts section through his children Freya and Nathan. The John Killilea fund has been set up in memory of John to develop and support young athletes.