Atherstone Adders Hockey Club

We are a friendly, sociable and ambitious field hockey club based in Atherstone in Warwickshire.

Hockey is a great sport to be involved in and something you can participate in for many, many years as well as making lifelong friends The Adders has plenty of hockey on offer for all ages and abilities. For the 2019-20 season we will be running 4 Mens teams, 3 Ladies Teams, a Badgers team and U10, U12 and U14 Junior teams. We have great coaches and run weekly training sessions for all of our members every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at our pitch at The Queen Elizabeth Academy.

The usual playing times for matches are:

10.00am Ladies
11.30pm Ladies
01.00pm Mens 3rds/ Mens 4ths
02.30pm Mens1sts/ Mens 2nds
04.00pm Badgers

The training times for the 2019-20 season are as follows:

Tuesday Evening:
7.30pm - 9.30pm: Ladies 1sts, 2nds, 3rds (plus invited others)

Wednesday Evening:
5.30pm - 6.30pm Hockey Heroes (5-8 year olds)
5.30pm - 6.30pm Junior Training (U10's-U13's)

6.15pm - 7.30pm Badgers Training
7.30pm - 9.30pm Mens 1sts, 2nds and 3rds (plus invited others)

Our Home pitch:
The Queen Elizabeth Academy, Witherley Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 1LZ.

Our Clubhouse:
Atherstone Sports Club can be found along Ratcliffe Road, CV9 1LX.

The clubhouse is opposite the 3M tower on the outskirts of Atherstone, no more than 5 minutes from the pitch. Opposition teams, Umpires and supporters are always welcome to join us for a drink and some food after the match.

We are working towards being a ClubsFirst accredited club, which is recognition by our sporting body England Hockey of the quality coaching and player support that we provide. We hope to achieve this award before the end of the 2019-20 playing season.

You will find plenty of information about the Club including the latest match reports, whats going on socially, who to contact, upcoming fixtures and much more. 

If you would like to contact us you can:

  1. Follow this link to complete a Contact Form
  2. Send us an email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Call our Club Secretary on 07802 217 363
  4. Visit the Committee section of our website.
  5. Sign up fpr our newsletter below

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Adders Shop

Adders Club Shop - OPEN

All Adders match day, training and leisure wear is available through the Adders On-Line Shop which will be managed by our kit partner - Samurai Sports.

How it works

  • The shop will be open on the first day of each month for two weeks
  • Select your item and add it to the basket
  • When you've finished shopping you will need to proceed to the checkout
  • Set up your own on-line account and pay for the goods
  • Shipping costs are £4.50 per package, so it may be a good idea to share your order with someone else to keep costs down
  • Delivery will usually be two to three weeks after the shop has closed for that month. - So make sure that you plan your purchases!
  • To see whats available - just click on THIS LINK

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Adders U12's @ Solihull Tournament - November 2019

Once again the Adders Juniors were invited to take part in the Solihull School U12's Boys Tournament. This is a great opportunity for the youngsters to play against seven other teams from Warwickshire and to show that our small Club can compete with the best. The venue and occasion is a great experience for the youngsters as they play against the top teams in the County at one of the most prestigious venues. What's more the team did the Club proud by winning the Plate competition beating Stratford 3-0 in the final.

What is Hockey Heroes?

Hockey Heroes is a 6 week hockey programme aimed at beginners that not only focuses on helping children develop some physical hockey superpowers such as dribbling, passing and goal scoring, but also places as much emphasis on character development superpowers including teamwork, communication, perseverance and respect.

Our aim is for children to have lots of fun, experience lots of success, and feel like a hero! This will boost their confidence, and ensure a positive experience of physical activity and sport that will have a beneficial effect in the rest of their life.

Hockey Heroes has been designed firstly to get more children playing hockey, but ultimately we would like to encourage them to join our hockey club.

Find out more....

Following the success of the first course, Atherstone Adders Hockey Club will be running another six week course for complete beginners between the ages of 5-8 years old.

The sessions will commence on Wednesday 7th November from 5.30pm till 6.30pm. All sessions will take place on the astro at The Queen Elizabeth Academy and be run bu our own Hockey Hero Champions and sidekicks. The cost the six sessions in only £32.00 for newbies which includes two hockey sticks and a ball and a personalised Hockey Hero shirt. Anyone who did the first course will only be charged £27.00 and that will include a set of cones to practice your shooting and dribbling skills.

Sign up for the course by following the link below:

https://play.englandhockey.co.uk/HockeyHeroes/BookCourse/50af2de1-5560-4498-bb8d-7b2c7b2cacd1

Find out more about Hockey Heroes at: www.hockeyheroes.co.uk

Adders Warwickshire Minis : Atherstone February 2019

Atherstone Adders Hockey Club hosted the Warwickshire Mini Hockey Club on a cold, wet Sunday morning. Teams form Hampton, Warwick, Leamington and Sutton travelled to Atherstone to compete at U10, U12 and U14 age groups. The day started in the rain with a group of Adders and parents setting up the pitch for the day. 

Adders Warwickshire Minis : Warwick November 2018

The Adders junior section were, once again, out in force with the U10, 2 x U12 and U14 teams taking part in the Warwickshire Mini Hockey Tournament hosted by Leamington, at Warwick School.  Rain was forecast but the sun shone as the Adders once again proved they can compete against any team on their day! Leamington themselves, fielded 14 teams and there were also teams from Olton, Edgbaston and Nuneaton. 

Adders Warwickshire Minis : Rugby October 2018

The Adders junior section were out in force today with the U10, U12 and U14 teams taking part in the Warwickshire Mini Hockey Tournament hosted in Rugby. The tournament was well supported by Warwickshire Clubs with teams from Leamington, Nuneaton, Rugby & East Warwickshire, and Stratford taking part. It meant all teams were able to play multiple games, giving them the chance to build momentum across the tournament and put learning into play as they faced each match. 

England Hockey ClubMark

What is ClubMark?

Club Mark is England Hockey's club accreditation scheme.

England Hockey ClubMark is designed to be a minimum operating standard for clubs to achieve to ensure they are functioning properly; it is a tool for clubs to check that they have the basics in place.

2019-20 Players Welcome Pack

The 2019-20 Welcome Pack is updated and now available here our website. It is important to read through the information sheets and complete the Adders 2019-20 Membership Form which will have been handed to you by your Captain. New Players should ask your Captains for a Membership Form or download and complete the form here.
We need up to date contact details for all players and recent legislation also asks us to ask you for permission to send you information.

All of the information sheets in this years Players Welcome Pack are available here to download.

Make sure you return the completed Membership Form, along with any fees due by the end of October 2019.

Membership Form

Everyone must complete a Membership Form and return it to your Captain by the end of October.

All members of Atherstone Adders Hockey Club are required to complete the registration form as accurately as possible and return it, with appropriate payment, to a Club Officer as soon as possible. All details will be kept in a secure database with access restricted to authorised Club Officers only as regulated by GDPR.

Failure to do so, along with any payments due, could jeopardise your selection for the League season. Membership Forms are with your Captain or are available to download here.

 

Child Welfare and Safeguarding

Atherstone Hockey Club take child welfare very seriously. We want to ensure the well-being of children is of the upmost importance so they can take part in hockey in a safe environment. If you want to report a Child Welfare issue you can email or talk directly to any Club Official or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adders Development Plan 2016-19

It is important that the Club has a development plan and here it is for you to look at and comment on. 

We would like to hear your thoughts and also if you would like to volunteer to help our busy Committee to take it forward.