England Hockey – Sessional Coach Courses in the South & East Now Taking Bookings

The following England Hockey Sessional Coach Award Courses have recently been organised and are taking bookings.  Please click on the link for details about the course content and pre/post-course requirements.

The minimum age to attend the course is 18 years of age and the cost is £240 (Coach Membership Scheme members), £299 (non members). The course is booked online with the payment made at the time of booking (the candidate’s details must be used for the booking although a 3rd party can make the credit/debit card payment).





London N14 5RJ

Sunday 11 March &

Sunday 25 March

09.00 – 18.00

09.00 – 17.00

Thursday 01 March

Braintree CM7 5LJ

Saturday 12 May & Sunday 13 May

09.00 – 18.00

09.00 – 17.00

Thursday 26 April

Woking GU21 3RT

Sunday 10 June &

Saturday 16 June

09.00 – 18.00

09.00 – 17.00

Wednesday 30 May

Oxford OX4 6JZ

Sunday 5 August & Sunday 19 August

09.00 – 18.00

09.00 – 17.00

Sunday 22 July

You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Any queries relating to the course should be directed to coaching@englandhockey.co.uk .  Other available courses and workshops, together with a list of planned locations, are listed on the booking page referred to above.

For information about the England Hockey Coach Membership Scheme benefits and how to join to obtain the cheaper course cost click here.

Don’t forget to also access the FREE Hockey Hub coaching and umpiring resources and updates.

England Hockey Level 1 Umpire Course – Tunbridge Wells, Kent – Sunday 4 March

The following course is now available to book via the England Hockey website Find A Course page


Sunday 4 March




Kent College, Old Church Road Pembury, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Kent TN2 4AX

Bookings close on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made on behalf of someone else. Guidance for those having trouble with the booking process is available at the link above.


For any queries please contact umpiring@englandhockey.co.uk

K Sports Hockey Club agree a club and pitch sponsorship deal with a local direct marketing company group

England and Kent Hockey Affiliated K Sports Hockey Club announces the signing of a club and pitch sponsorship agreement with local specialist direct marketing group Avalon Produce. A true leader in their field, Avalon Produce Limited, established in 2015, is a “direct” marketing group focusing on creating value for their suppliers and customers on a sustainable basis by offering the essential expertise to drive growth, lead change and push boundaries. The sponsorship has enabled K Sports Hockey Club to commence their Junior Academy project, with a view to making the sport of hockey available to all school ages and the community. As part of the sponsorship deal Avalon Produce will be advertising at the new hockey pitch, located at K Sports Cobdown. K Sports Hockey Club currently has within its youth and junior section 20 to 30 members, but the project aims to create teams between the age groups under 7’s up to the under 18’s playing throughout Kent and the South.

K Sports Hockey Club Chairman Mike Newmarch said:
“I am delighted that Avalon Produce has agreed to sponsor K Sports Hockey Club and the pitch. This sponsorship has enabled us to kick-start our Junior Academy project, which will hugely benefit the local community and the club. I would like to thank Ashley Bernhard of Avalon Produce for his agreement to sponsor the club and pitch. This is a fantastic base for us to build from, capitalising on the magnificent new facility that has been constructed at K Sports Cobdown.”

Ashley Bernhard, Managing Director of Avalon Produce added
“This sponsorship at K Sports Hockey Club will give them a solid starting ground for the Junior Academy and make the kids and community who get involved part of something that is very special. The junior structure in place at K Sports Hockey Club gives the youngsters an opportunity to develop their hockey skills and with teamwork helps them to mature as young people. Through this sponsorship I fully support the aims of K Sports Hockey Club in providing positive opportunities to many youngsters; some of whom will develop into very good hockey players and who knows a place in the County or National squads.”

K Sports HC – Training & Pitch Update

As we near the completion and sign off on the NEW Hockey Astro at K Sports Cobdown, the Management Committee have been working very closely with K Sports Management and wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an accurate and latest bulletin on the status and plans for the coming days;

  • Both the Tuesday (31st Oct) and Thursday (2nd Nov) training sessions, planned to start this week have been postponed. This to allow enough time for sign off.
  • The pitch WILL be available for us to use from Saturday 4th November. The game at home that day is the Mens 2nd XI Vs Old Williamsonians (15:00 push back) – ALL supporters welcome!
  • To allow us the opportunity to access the facility and provide a briefing on the rules, etiquette and conditions of use, we have agreed with K Sports Management an open session for all our members to come along to the site between 19:30 and 20:30 on Friday 3rd November. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the new facility at K Sports Cobdown on Friday.

Further updates and information will be issued via your Captains and normal Club Communication mediums.

Order your KSHC Leisurewear, in time for Christmas!!

With the festive season fast approaching, dont forget you can order your bespoke leisurewear items, to look the part! It might be a gift for someone, or just a treat for yourself! Order form below, which contains all the prices and sizes and we have items in Stock, ready for issue now!

If you wish to order an item of Bespoke Leisure Wear, please email the completed attached form to clubdevelopment@ksportshockey.co.uk

K-Sports Hockey – Bespoke Leisurewear & Away Kit Order Form 2017

Standard, core stock items are also available from our supplier, which are not in the bespoke design colours. These are available via the following link on our club website; https://samuraiclubshops.com/uk/ksportshockey/

Pre-Season Fitness Sessions – FOC & Open to All

The KSHC pre-season fitness sessions continue to run each Thursday from 19:00 to 20:00 at K Sports Cobdown!

The sessions are FOC and open to everyone! Feel free to come along, bring friends or anyone you know who might be interested in getting involved with KSHC (playing or not!). Once all the fitness is done, we retire to the sports Bar for refreshments!

For more detail email;