The Game

DSC_0009Hockey is a great game with many tactical similarities to football, the rules of hockey are very similar to the rules of football except that players must use sticks instead of their feet to play the ball. There are 11 players on a team made up of a Goalkeeper, Defenders, Midfielders and Attackers. The only player on the field who is allowed to use their feet and hands as well as their stick is the goalkeeper.

Unfortunately hockey is not extensively taught in schools, which is a shame as many miss the opportunity to experience the joys of playing an exciting team sport, however, in an attempt to counter this we provide coaching in local schools, which includes running taster sessions and after school clubs.

We have for many years been closely involved in organising an annual local junior schools tournament, and we provide coaching on behalf of Surrey Heath Borough Council for the annual Surrey Youth Games. Where the hockey teams have won gold medals at every age group in the last few years.

Here at Camberley and Farnborough we want all our colts to enjoy their hockey and have fun. We encourage participation, teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship, we encourage all members to join in and play in the inter club matches.

Hockey has a system of “rolling substitutes” this is great for coaching during matches and it also ensures that all player’s will have some part in the game. as a family club, parent’s also play a big role in the club and we actively encourage them to get involved in anyway they can.

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday mornings!!