The club has entered boys and girls teams into the Yorkshire Youth Hockey League(YYHL) at U10, U12, U14 and U16 again this year. Each age group comprises a number of divisions so you will usually play against 3 to 5 other teams with promotions and demotions between divisions after each match Sunday. The U10s and U12s play 7 a-side on half pitches typically at Weetwood or Leeds Adel; the U14s and U16s play 11 a-side on a full pitch at various clubs and schools across Yorkshire.

In addition, U10s and U12s ‘A’ teams play in the National In2Hockey(minis) competitions, 7 a-side played over 3 rounds (West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Norths) if successful in each round. The U12s competition in a National Final for the top two teams in the North. The U14s, U16s and U18s ‘A’ teams are entered in Tier 1 of the England Hockey National Cup.

Please note that your child remains your responsibility at all times during Sunday matches which may have limited facilities or shelter and can finish early or be cut short due to unforeseen circumstances.

Preparation for matches

  1. Early to bed!
  2. Good nourishing breakfast
  3. High energy snack and drink (water is best NOT fizzy!)
  4. Allow plenty of time to travel. Know where you are going!
  5. Consult this equipment checklist!

Note – it is NOT advisable to play if you are ill! If you have to cancel please try and contact your team manager as early as possible.

What Kit do I need for Matches?

  1. Shinpads
  2. Gumshield
  3. Warm clothing
  4. Oh yes, and a stick!
  5. BRHC Shirt
  6. BRHC Socks
  7. White shorts
  8. Astro shoes
  9. Water bottle
  10. Snack/food
  11. Match fee
  12. Change of clothing & towel

Note – you are representing your club. Be smart and wear the correct club kit.

Kit for Ben Rhydding Hockey Club can be purchased from Dobson & 11 Robinson Ltd, Intersport, The Grove, Ilkley, Tel: 01943608549 I.