The club is very open to new players and having the opportunity to coach as many young people as we can. The Under 14s teams are coached and managed by Derek Shaw and Richard Sorton.
Under 14 training sessions are as follows:
- 7:00pm – 9:00pm Friday at Bradford Girls Grammar School
Training is informal and friendly, and we will go ahead in most weathers (as long as it is safe).
How to get involved
Please feel free to come along between 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm on a Friday evening for a free taster session. You will need shin pads, gum shield and a stick, but don’t worry if you don’t have them, we have spares available. You will also need warm clothing and a drink.
Successes in previous seasons
18/19 U14 Girls
The U14s girls side has worked extremely hard over the year. With only eight girls in this age bracket, the team have been joined by players from our U12s, and on one occasion an U10! The girls inherited last year’s starting position in Division 2, where they competed really well against bigger and older players, but were unable to maintain that position. Across the season, the girls have become a much more coherent team. The team ended the season in Division 4, and should be well placed to start next season from a strong position.
18/19 U14 boys
When you look at the squad of players we had this season, there were a good mix of experienced players with a few newcomers. The team yo-yoed between Divisions 4-5, where they played some good hockey at the three meetings that we attended, and the opposition rightly feared our quick counter attacking style. Our highlight was scoring 12, conceding none and going up to Division 4. Having a regular keeper is a must for next season, as we have quality outfield players in the team, who can score goals for fun and keep many attacks at bay. Looking forward to next season as we retain much of this young squad. The only way is up!
17/18 U14 Girls
A young U14 squad, including a number of the U12 girls, has had a tough but rewarding season. The girls started in Division 2 of the league, and have needed to battle through some tough games against good opponents (and the weather!). The girls have fought hard all season, always competing well, gaining hard earned points to maintain their Division 2 status, and finishing a highly creditable 7th place after the end of season play-offs. Lots of learning to take forward into the new season. Well done girls!
17/18 U14 Boys
A strange season that saw us lose all three games in the first tournament, have three meetings cancelled due to snow, and a lack of players almost scuppered our season completely. But a combined Bradifax side, won two games to go through to the Div 3/4 play off semi final where we only just lost 1-0 to the eventual winners. The hockey we have played has been good and spectators were raving about the performances in the play-off. Training too has been affected by the weather but it didn’t put you all off turning our for other sides at the weekends. Many thanks to the U12 crew who stepped in to help our thin squad and I am sure we will carry on improving next season.
16/17 U14 Boys
The U14 boys have had a great season where they have consistently found themselves in Division 2 of the Yorkshire Youth Hockey league. They saved their best performance for the end of the season play offs where they finished a creditable 3rd and did themselves proud with the performances and effort that they put in. The majority of the team have found themselves breaking into the senior side of the club this season where we have representatives in the Men’s 2nds, 3rds, and 5th team. Good luck to those boys moving into the under 16 boys next season and we are sure that the younger under 14s and those moving moving up from the under 12s will step up to the plate and strive to match the high standards set by this season’s under 14 boys.
16/17 U14 Girls
The under 14 girls have been fantastic this season. They started off in Division 8 and have worked their way through the divisions, by playing really well as a team and by playing fabulous hockey. They finished in Division 3 which they won on the final day of the season to make the end of the season play offs. Record played 24, won 23, lost 1, scored 38 and conceded 2 – This smiling bunch have had a great season.