Development Programme

Rathbones Junior Development Programme

The Rathbones Development Programme caters for the development of over 180 young players in Jersey, across a variety of age groups and abilities. The Programme is primarily aimed at young players from primary school age up to 16.  All development groups are coordinated by the Jersey Hockey Administrator, Sarah Heelis, contact@jerseyhockey.co.uk.

Name School Year Day Time Venue Lead Coach
Girls and Boys SUPER MINIS Reception-Year 3 Sunday 09:00 - 09:45 Les Quennevais Lisa Grant

Super Minis runs on Sunday mornings and is headed up by Lisa Grant.  Super Minis is designed to introduce children to the game of hockey in a fun and safe environment.

Girls and Boys MINIS Years 4-6 Sunday 09:45 - 11:15 Les Quennevais James Wetherall

Minis runs on Sunday mornings and is headed up by James Wetherall.  Minis is designed to introduce children to the game of hockey in a fun and safe environment.

Girls “Puffins” Years 7-8 Monday 18:00 - 19:30 Les Quennevais Dominic Simpson

Puffins is for girls in school years 7 and 8.  The Puffins coaching group is the next step in the Jersey Hockey player pathway after the girls have completed their time in the Minis coaching group.  We also welcome girls who are new to the game to come and learn the fundamental core skills of hockey and to develop their game in readiness for the next step – competitive club hockey.  Guidance can be given to the girls on when it is time for them to make this step and how they should do it.

Boys Falcons and Eagles “Feagles” TRAINING Years 7-8 Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30 Les Quennevais Adrian Heelis

Feagles is for boys in school years 7 and 8.  The Feagles coaching group is the next step in the Jersey Hockey player pathway after the boys have completed their time in the Minis coaching group.  We also welcome boys who are new to the game to come and learn the fundamental core skills of hockey and to develop their game.  

Boys Falcons and Eagles “Feagles” MATCHES Years 7-8 Sunday See fixtures for times See fixtures for venue Adrian Heelis

Matches take place per the Jersey Hockey fixtures which can be viewed at https://jerseyhockey.co.uk/fixtures.

Boys Caesareans TRAINING Years 9-10 Tuesday 19:30 - 21:00 Les Quennevais Simon Watling, Stephen Moore
Boys Caesareans MATCHES Years 9-10 Sunday See fixtures for times See fixtures for venue Simon Watling, Stephen Moore

Fixtures for Caesareans matches can be found at https://jerseyhockey.co.uk/fixtures.

Boys U16s and U14s Performance Squads (by invitation only) Years 9-11 (U16) Years 7-9 (U14) Tuesday See fixtures for times Les Quennevais Bill Aston, Dominic Pallot

The Boys U16 Performance squad is led by Dominic Pallot and Bill Aston and the Boys U14 Performance squad is led by Sarah Heelis.  Both squads are important steps on the Jersey Hockey player pathway.  Boys are invited to attend trials for these squads either via their school teachers or from observations of relevant Jersey Hockey coaches.  Invitations are sent out in the summer preceding the start of a new season.  The Boys will enter England Hockey's U16 and U14 Club competition and play against Guernsey in annual inter insular matches.

Junior Inter Insulars See fixtures for times See fixtures for venue

Junior Inter Insulars take place for both boys and girls at the U14 and U16 age groups.  Dates will be agreed with Guernsey and advised accordingly.

The U14 and U16 GIRLS U14 - years 7-9 U16 - years 9-11 See fixtures for times See fixtures for venue David Stearn, Neil Merritt

The U14 and U16 GIRLS are now run by Jersey Hockey.  Neil Merritt will lead the U14s in 2019/2020 and David Stearn will lead the U16s in 2019/2020.

Both the U14 and U16 performance squads are very important steps on the Jersey Hockey player pathway.  Girls are invited to attend trials for this squad either via their school teachers or from observations of relevant Jersey Hockey coaches.  Invitations are sent out in the summer preceding the start of a new season.  The girls will enter England Hockey's U16 and U14 Club competitions and will play against Guernsey in annual inter insular matches.

England Hockey Player Pathway See fixtures for times See fixtures for venue

For more information on the Player Pathway please click here.  Players in Jersey who are considered to be ready for assessment will be invited to attend a trial, in Jersey, at which England Hockey coaches will be present.  From that trial they may be nominated for an assessment for Performance Centres.  The Performance Centres are the level of the Player Pathway that is above the Academy Centres

Coaching courses See fixtures for times See fixtures for venue

Coaching courses are organised by Jersey Hockey in line with demand.  Please click here to view the England Hockey Coaching Pathway.  If you are interested in taking a coaching course please email contact@jerseyhockey.co.uk.

Umpiring courses See fixtures for times See fixtures for venue

Umpiring courses are organised by Jersey Hockey in line with demand.  Please click here to view the England Hockey umpiring information.  Jersey Hockey’s umpiring representative is Jamie Bolton – jamesandrewbolton@mail.com

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