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Performance Centes 2018-19

The information on this page is draft and may change without notice.


There will be 8 Performance Centres which will be accessible from the home address for players in the South. Those at boarding school may request any centre nationally.

We are currently negotiating with the pitch providers. The venues for 2018-19 will be the same as, or as far as possible in the same vicinity as, the 2017-18 venues. The 2017-18 venues are listed below:

Caterham School Harestone Valley Road, Caterham CR3 6YB
Guildford Charterhouse School
Charterhouse Road, Godalming, GU7 2DX  
Northwood Merchant Taylors' School Moor Park, Northwood, HA6 2HT operated by the East
Reading Reading HC
Sonning Lane, Sonning, RG4 6ST
South Midlands Warwick School Myrton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP operated by the Midlands
Southampton Wellington Sports Groud (KES) Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh SO50 9HT
Tonbridge Tonbridge School London Road, Tonbridge, TN10 3AD
Weybridge St George's College Weybridge Road, Addlestone, KT15 2QS Evenings: No admittance on-site before 18:30

Draft 2018-19 Dates

Monday Evenings Boys  08 Oct  29 Oct
19 Nov
03 Dec
17 Dec
    07 Jan 21 Jan 04 Feb 25 Feb 18 Mar  
  Girls 01 Oct
15 Oct
29 Oct
26 Nov
10 Dec
    14 Jan 28 Jan 18 Feb 11 Mar 25 Mar  
All Day Training All 23 Sep
25 May 15 Jun
06 Jul
  U15 27 Apr          
  U17 28 Apr          
Match Practice All 03 Mar          
Cluster Competition  All 14 Apr
30 Jun
07 Jul
U15 Selection Day U14**
 09 Jun          

** players eligible for the U15 in 2019-20 (ie currently U14) are expected to attend this session.

A full schedule including venues and times can be downloaded by clicking the link.

The match practice session involves two centres, half of which will be at the opponents venue.

Futures' Cup is at St Albans from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 August (Bank Holiday weekend), the prep day is Sunday 18 August at a centre relevant to your cluster.

Session Times

Monday Evenings

Other than those listed below, all Monday sessions at base location. Session times are:

         Reading 19:15-21:15
  Southampton  18:30-20:30
  Others 19:00-21:00

Weekend Training

Other than those listed below, these sessions will be at the base location.

             10:00-16:00  12:00-18:00
  23 September  boys girls
  03 Mar U17 U15
  27/28 April all 10:00-15:00  
  25 May boys girls
  15 June girls boys
  06 July boys girls

During the season the coaches may elect to switch some of these to be match practice sessions. In which case half the players will be at at alternative centre.

Venue changes

All training sessions are at the standard centre venue unless listed below:

  Date   Centre New Venue  
  none as yet        

Match Practice

The session on 04 March will involve two neighbouring centres joing up and having a training session in the morning then a match practice session in the afternoon. Depending on the wishes of the coaches, some of the all-day sessions may be switched from training to match practice during the course of the season.

             Venue Centres  
  Caterham  Caterham and Tonbridge boys  
  Guildford Guildford and Southampton girls  
  Reading (Leighton Park)  Reading and Weybridge girls  
  Southampton    Guildford and Southampton boys  
  Tonbridge Caterham and Tonbridge girls  
  Weybridge Reading and Weybridge boys  

 U15: 10:00-16:00, U17 12:00-18:00


Leopards (Guildford and Southampton)

                 Boys Girls First Match
  14 April       
  01 July      
  08 July      

Download full schedule here

Lynx (Reading and Weybridge)

                 Boys Girls First Match
  14 April       
  30 June      
  07 July      

Tigers (Caterham and Tonbridge)

                 Boys Girls First Match
  14 April       
  30 June      
  07 July      


the Academy+ sessions are designed for thosefrom offshore islands and other areas with significant travelling issues to the Monday sessions. For those at the South Centres this affects those living on the Channel Islands. Jersey and Guernsey will be arranging separate sessions for their players. This will usually be one or two weekends during the year. The sessions are:

  • not yet decided

Due to the balance of sessions, it is expected that those at boarding school will attend the centre most appropriate to school and guest at a centre closer to home during the holidays. This must be arranged in advance. The centres not listed above are at:

Cannock HC Church Lane, Cannock WS11 1RR
Bristol Clifton College  Abbots' Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QD
Bury Culford School Culford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6TX
Durham Durham University
Willow Tree Avenue, Durham DH1 3SE
Fylde Mill Farm Village  Fleetwood Road, Wesham PR4 3JZ
Manchester Armitage Sports Centre
Moseley Road, Manchester M14 6HE
Nottingham (days) Loughborough University    
  (eves) Repton School Willington Lane, Repton, Derby DE65 6FH  
Taunton King's School
South Road, Taunton TA1 3LA
Yorks mainly Wakefield    

Other (Match) Venues

Match venues not in the either list of centres above are:

Bath University Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Bournemouth HC Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch BH23 6BL
Cokethorpe Hardwick, Witney, OX29 7PU
Haberashers' Askes  Butterfly Lane, Elstree, WD6 3AF
Oaklands College Smallford, Hatfield Road, Oaklands, St Albans AL4 0JA
Old Loughtonians Roding SC, Luxborough Lane, Chigwell IG7 5AB
Leeds Weetwood Sports Park Ring Road, Weetwood LS16 5AU

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South News

EH Structure Review The review was published on 09 February. Click here for more details.

Women's Nasters Festival Entries are open for the Womens' Masters Festival on 02 June. Players may be drawn from up to 4 'local' ckubs. The age has been dropped to Over 35 to fall in line with the new internation age group. Details, entry form.

South Treasurer Mike Taylor is retiring at the next AGM. We are looking for a replacement, click here the job description