The club is very open to new players and having the opportunity to coach as many young people as we can. The Under 18s team is coached and managed by Stuart Harrison.
U18’s train with the relevant senior group, depending on the which men’s team they are a part of:
- 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm Tuesday – General senior and ladies training
- 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm Thursday – High Performance training
How to get involved
Please feel free to come along between 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm on a Tuesday 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 season
After beating Wakefield away in the first round of the U18 Outdoor Cup, they narrowly failed to get past Timperley, despite being 4-0 ahead with 25 minutes left (losing on flicks) and having to play our ‘home’ fixture at Timperley due to HBC’s frozen pitch problems.
This was a great pity as Timperley then went on to a home tie against Brooklands which again, they won on flicks, so a quarter final appearance for the second year in a row went begging.
This group of players have come through the Junior ranks as a very strong side and now form the backbone of the Men’s 1st and 2nd XIs. With and age range of between 15 and 17 at the start of the season, this is no mean achievement. In addition, this group achieved a quarter final place in the National U18 boys Cup. To reach this stage of a Tournament in which there were over 80 entrants and, with such a young side, was a wonderful achievement and one from which they have learnt much from playing some of the top sides in the country, before eventually succumbing to a very strong Deeside Ramblers Side. They have played a wonderful style of attacking hockey, showing great skill and have received some wonderful hockey compliments along the way. The name of Bradford Hockey Club is now very much on the National stage and this group deserve much credit for carrying the flag.
U18 boys Indoors
The Northern Indoor finals were at Richard Dunne Sports Centre in December and the group were hoping to challenge for a place in the National Finals in January.
In a strong group they beat Harrogate and Brooklands but lost to Thirsk in a close game and also to Doncaster. This left them 3rd in their group and dissapointment as they did no qualify this year. This group have a great mindset and are looking forward to the challenge once again next season.