Venues and Times

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 Performance Centes 2017-18


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:

Caterham School Harestone Valley Road, Caterham CR3 6YB
Guildford Charterhouse School
Charterhouse Road, Godalming, GU7 2DX    *** New Venue ***  replaces Haslemere
Northwood Merchant Taylors' School Moor Park, Northwood, HA6 2HT   operated by the East
Reading Reading HC
Sonning Lane, Sonning, RG4 6ST    *** New Venue *** replaces Radley & Slough
South Midlands Warwick School Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP site map 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


Monday Evenings Boys  02 Oct  16 Oct
06 Nov
27 Nov
    08 Jan 22 Jan 05 Feb 26 Feb 19 Mar  
  Girls 09 Oct
30 Oct
20 Nov
04 Dec
18 Dec
    15 Jan 29 Jan 19 Feb 12 Mar 26 Mar  
All Day Training All 24 Sep
28 Apr
26 May
16 Jun 07 Jul  
Match Practice All 04 Mar          
Cluster Competition  All 14 Apr
01 Jul 08 Jul
U15 Selection Day ** 10 Jun          

** players eligible for the U15 in 2018-19 (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.

Extra Sessions

The following extra sessions to replace those cancelled due to the snow:

  • 16 April: Southampton Boys
  • 23 April: Southampton Boys
  • 24 June: Reading and Weybridge Boys

Futures' Cup

Futures' Cup is at St Albans from Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 August (Bank Holiday weekend), the prep day is Sunday 19 August at a centre relevant to your cluster.

Selection for Futures' Cup will be announced on the EH website on Friday 13 July.

Training days on Sunday 19 August will be:

  • Leopards: Marlborough College, Bath Road, Marlborough, SN8 1PA
  • Lynx: Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP
  • Pumas: Sports Park Weetwood, University of Leeds, Ring Road, Leeds, LS16 5AU
  • Tigers: Tonbridge School, London Road, Tonbridge TN10 3AD

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
  24 September  boys girls
  04 Mar U17 U15
  28 April    
     ... Reading boys girls
     ... others girls boys
  26 May    
    Reading girls boys
    G'ford/So'ton U15 U17
    others boys girls
  16 June    
     ... Reading boys girls
     ... others girls biys
  07 July    
     ... Reading girls boys
     ... others 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  
    24 Sep   Reading  The Abbey School, Kendrick Road, RG1 5DZ  
  04 Mar   Reading Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, RG2 7ED  
  28 Apr   Caterham Purley Walcountian HC, Carshalton Road, SM7 3HU  
  26 May Guildford boys Southampton centre, girls Trojans  
  26 May   Weybridge Broadwater School, Summers Road, Godalming GU7 3BW  
  16 Jun   Caterham Purley Walcountian HC, Carshalton Road, SM7 3HU  
     07 Jul   Caterham Purley Wacountian HC, Carshalton Road, SM7 3HU  
  07 Jul   Tonbridge Holcombe HC, Curtis Way, Chatham, ME1 2XQ  

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  Clifton College King's College, Taunton  U15: 10:30  U17: 12:00
  01 July King's College, Taunton  Clifton College U15: 10:30  U17: 12:00
  08 July Bournemouth HC Clifton College U15: 11:00 (B'mouth) 10:30 (Clifton)  U17: 12:30(B) 12:00 (C)

Download full schedule here

Lynx (Reading and Weybridge)

                 Boys Girls First Match
  14 April  Reading HC  Warwick School  U15: 10:00  U17: 11:30
  01 July Warwick School  Reading HC U15: 10:00  U17: 11:30
  08 July Reading HC  Warwick School U15: 10:00  U17: 11:30

Download full schedule here

Tigers (Caterham and Tonbridge)

                 Boys Girls First Match
  14 April  Merchant Taylor's Haberdashers' Askes U15 10:30, U17 12:00
  01 July Merchant Taylor's Oaklands College tba
  08 July Merchant Taylor's Oaklands College tba

Download  Boys 14 Apr  Girls 14 Apr


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:

  • Jersey 02/03 December, 24/25 February
  • Guernsey

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 Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU
*** venue changed ***
  (eves) Repton School Willington Lane, Repton, Derby DE65 6FH  
Taunton King's School
South Road, Taunton TA1 3LA
Yorks mainly Wakefield   *** New venue *** replaces Leeds

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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