IES Juniors Return to Hockey


There is just over a week to go till we are back at ISSC Rushmere training, as we start back on Sunday 6 September 2020

Training times

We have slightly altered the training times this year, to enable us to add a U16 age group to Sunday mornings.

  • 9am-10.25am – U8s, U10s, U12s
  • 35am-12noon – U14s, U16s

We will be using the green pitch and the near blue pitch. All sign in will take place on the grass area near the green pitch, unless it’s raining, when we will use the shelter at the front of the sports centre.

The 10 mins between sessions will allow for socially distanced changeovers on the pitches.


Participants’ guidance

A PDF document has been emailed to our Junior members, which contains useful information about our Covid-19 procedures, including what you need to do before, during and after the training sessions.


Sign in/weekly training fee

It is very important that you sign your child in at the start of each session – look for the people in the hi-viz jackets!

We will be using a contactless payment system this season, so please bring a card rather than cash. We can arrange for you to pay for a block of 10 sessions by BACS if you would prefer, which may be particularly helpful if you have older children who you just drop at the training session.

The good news is that training fees remain the same this year, so £2.50 per child per session, on a ‘pay and play’ basis.


Annual membership fees now due please

In light of the current situation, IES Hockey Club has decided to keep the annual membership at the same level as last year. This means you will pay £60 for your child’s Junior subscription, with discounts available for Junior siblings, so you pay £40 for the second child and £20 for the third. Full details have been emailed to members.


Face coverings at ISSC Rushmere

ISSC has asked that people wear face coverings when inside the Sports Centre. We would be grateful if you could follow this policy please, even if you are only popping in to use the toilet facilities. The centre is only open for toilets at the moment, so unfortunately that means no coffee available in the café on Sundays at the moment. We understand that this is being kept under review, but for the meantime, please bring your drinks with you!


IES Juniors training tops and jackets

We will have some exciting new training tops and jackets for you to buy, hopefully next month. We’ll email you more details as soon as we have prices and sizes. The training jackets might provide some great Christmas present ideas!

Change to Junior training times 06/10/19

IES Juniors- Sunday 6 October 2019

Changed training times

9-10.30am: U12 Girls and U14 Girls on the green pitch

9-10.25am: U12 and U14 Boys together in the indoor sports hall

10.30am-12noon: U8s and U10s on the green pitch

We will sign people in outside the main entrance to the sports hall. Training will be as normal on Sunday 13 October, 9.30-11am for all age groups outside

Juniors Notice for Sunday 25th November

Unfortunately there will be NO training this Sunday for the U12 and U14 teams, but there will be training for the U10s and U8s. This is due to pitch availability. It is particularly important for the U10s to train as they have a tournament the following week to prepare for.

Our U18 boys will be playing in the county round of the national indoor hockey tournament, starting at 11.15am. If you are at training, please do grab a coffee and watch them from the sports bar – they would love to have some support from IES Juniors

IES Juniors Fun Day

Ipswich East Suffolk Hockey Club
Junior Fun Day and Awards
Sunday 22nd April from 9.30am till 2.30pm

Very Special Guests England & Great Britain Players
George Pinner and Jo Hunter

Info about the day:
U8/U10/U12/U14 and U16 age groups please arrive 9.30 for 10am start.
Fun games for everyone until 12/12.30
BBQ will be available for juniors and parents (there will be a charge for burgers etc)
Please feel free to bring a picnic for your family if you like on the day.
Also the Candy Floss/Sweet people will be there for 2 hrs of free sweets for the younger juniors.
Awards will be after lunch and presented by England & Great Britain Players George Pinner and Jo Hunter (Pinner).
We also have the results of a drawing competition for the U8’s and U10’s so if you would like to enter please make sure your entries are in by 15th of no later than the 22nd at 9.30 when you arrive.

All the fun will be on the Green Pitch and Indoor hall so please feel free to use the grassed area around the pitch on the day.