Welcome to Wallingford Wildcats

Seriously Fun Hockey - For All

Here at Wildcats we work hard to make the game of hockey fun and enjoyable for all children aged from 5 to 18 years. At every Wildcats training session a qualified coach provides the appropriate level of guidance, technical instruction and physical exercise to help children to reach their sporting potential.

Wildcats have been in existence for over 20 years and have a regular attendance of over 200 children every week.

About Wildcats

Wallingford Wildcats were formed during the 1993-94 season and has gained strength in numbers and experience every year. Our training sessions are held on a Sunday mornings for younger children (from aged 5 to under 12's) and Weekday evenings for older children (Under 14's and Under 16's) throughout the season on the astroturf at Wallingford Sports Park.

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Session times

For the 2016/2017 season our training times are:

  • U6s Sunday 9:30am - 10:30am
  • U8s Sunday 9:30am - 10.45am
  • U10s Sunday 10.45am - 12:15am
  • U12s Sunday 12.15pm - 2.00pm
  • U14 boys Wednesday Evening before mens training
  • U16/U18 boys Wednesday Evening with mens training
  • U14 girls Thursday Evening
  • U16 girls Thursday Evening and with ladies training on Tuesday evenings

Age group is based on players age on 1st Sept. All training is at the Wallingford Sports Park

Registration

Wildcats has a wailist in almost all junior age groups. Please do not just turn up as you may be disappointed

We have an inclusive policy that encourages all to join in the fun of sport and hockey in particular

Although there will be assessments to join our higher level teams we will find a team for everyone who wants to play

To register as a new member please click here

Once your membership is confirmed you are welcome to attend a couple of training sessions to check you like our style of #SeriouslyFunHockey

After that we need you to pay you r annual subs which are:

£85.00 for the first child, £75.00 for the second, £55 for the third and £30.00 for any subsequent children.

Any questions please contatc us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Clothes and Equipment

Shinpads are a must and can be purchased from most good sports shops. Please try to find a hockey shinpad rather than those used to play football. Gumshields are highly recommended for U8s and mandatory for U10s and above and preferrably obtained from a dentist. Although this type is more expensive than a shop bought gumshield they do tend to be more comfortable and provide better protection. However any gumshield is better than none.

Footwear should ideally be astro shoes (with small moulded studs) but trainers are acceptable to start with. However once the player is attending regular sessions and playing matches, correct footwear is recommended to help protect and support the feet.

Some sticks are available to borrow but we encourage players to get their own stick to suit their own playing needs. We also have a vast array of goal-keeping equipment in all sizes for those who wish to try it.

On the occasions that it does get very cold it is important for your child to wrap up well with lots of layers, including a hat and gloves. A thin waterproof jacket is also useful in case it rains.

For team matches against other clubs we ask that your child has team colours. This is normally a green and white quartered top with white shorts and green socks. If it is early in the season and you have not yet purchased these items then a green top will do. Kit is purchased online via SliverFX

Helpers on the Pitch

Coaches for all age groups

Wildcats are always looking for coaches to fill the places of coaches who either leave or move up through the age groups. To qualify it is preferred that you attend a Level 1 Hockey coaching course (1 evening and 1 weekend).

Coach assistants for all age groups

Coaching assistants are crucial to the smooth running of any training session. It is not necessary to have any Hockey related experience but a willingness to help organise children and help set up any training exercises.