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Performance Centes


There will be 7 Performance Centres which will be accessible from the home address for players in the South. Those at boarding school may request any centre nationally.

The prime venues for these sites are, though there will be some sessions away from the base location:

Guildford Charterhouse School
Charterhouse Road, Godalming, GU7 2RS  
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 Banbury 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

2019-20 Dates

The PC programme for 2019-20 has been stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic, though there may be an event in the Futures' Cup slot for selected players.

2020-21 Dates

All sessions in the South were suspended to allow additional Covid precautions to be put in place. We are hoping to run U17 sessions at Guildford (Boys 09:30, Girls 13:30) and Tonbridge (both 12:30). We are working towards restarting other centres from 28 September. Though due to the size of the squads the under 17s will need the whole pitch and there will be changes to the schedule below.

A draft schedule was produced before the pandemic, It is liable to change and in addition some of the early sessions may become orientated towrds selection. 

Monday Evenings Boys  05 Oct  19 Oct
09 Nov
16 Nov
    18 Jan 01 Feb 22 Feb 15 Mar    
  Girls 28 Sep
12 Oct
02 Nov
23 Nov
    25 Jan
08 Feb
08 Mar
22 Mar
All Day Training All 13 Sep
20 Sep
02 May
03 Jul
Match Practice All 03 Jan 28 Feb
Cluster Competition  All 18 Apr
20 Jun
10 Jul
U15 Selection Day U14**
13 Jun          
U17 Selection Day AC *** various          
** for all existing PC players and nominees from AC eligible for the U15 in 2021-22 (ie those born 2007 and 2008)
*** these sessions are for nominees from AC only, the main sessions are likely to be on 27 Jun, there may be others
  Futures' Cup is at St Albans from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 August (Bank Holiday weekend), the prep day is Sunday 22 August at a centre relevant to your cluster.

Replacement Sessions

These sessions replace sessions that were cancelled due to the weather:

  • none

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

All sessions are at the centre's base location unless indicated.

Downloadable versions by cohort for 2020-21 are available, please click as appropriate:

          Boys  Guildford
Girls Guildford Reading Southampton Tonbridge Weybridge
Cluster Leopards Lynx Tigers  

Match Venues

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

Bath University Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Clifton College  Abbots' Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QD
Cokethorpe Hardwick, Witney, OX29 7PU
Haberashers' Askes  Butterfly Lane, Elstree, WD6 3AF
King's School, Taunton    South Road, Taunton TA1 3LA
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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Futures' Cup 2020

Futures' Cup in its usual format will not run. EH are investigating whether it is possibe to run an event, maybe more of a training camp, at St Albans dates from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 August (Bank Holiday weekend), the prep day is Sunday 23 August. Prep day venues:

Wessex Leopards  tba
Mercia Lynx tba
Pennine Pumas tba
Saxon Tigers tba

Selection for Futures' Cup will be announced: tba.

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South News

Coronavirus As of 04 September, the Return to Play has reached stage 5 allowing competitive hockey. Please see the EH website. EH have cancelled the Super 6s due to the issues organising an indoor event, EH News item.

SCHA AGM The SCHA AGM has been delayed and is likely to be in October. It is likely to be an electronic meeting.

Sanctions for Covid 19 Offences EH brought in a range of new penalties for Red Cards and MMOs where there has been a breach of Covid 19 regulations. The minimum suspensions will be:

  • regulation 6.5(a) - 45 days (no violence used, attempted treatened)
  • regulation 6.5(b) - 60 days (violence to player used, attempted or treatened)
  • regulation 6.5(c) - 90 days (violence to official used, attempted or threatened)