Atherstone Adders Hockey Club

We are a friendly, sociable and ambitious field hockey club based in Atherstone in Warwickshire.

Hockey is a great sport to be involved in and something you can participate in for many, many years as well as making lifelong friends The Adders has plenty of hockey on offer for all ages and abilities. Currently we run 3 Mens teams, 3 Ladies Teams, 2 Badgers teams and several Junior teams. We have great coaches and run weekly training sessions for all of our members every Wednesday evening at our pitch at The Queen Elizabeth Academy.

The usual playing times for matches are:

10.00am Ladies
11.30pm Ladies
01.00pm Ladies/ Mens 3rds
02.30pm Mens1sts/ Mens 2nds
04.00pm Badgers

The training times for the 2017-18 season are as follows:

Tuesday Evening:
7.30pm - 9.30pm: Ladies 1sts, 2nds, 3rds (plus invited others)

Wednesday Evening:
5.30pm - 6.30pm Junior Training (U10's-U13's)
6.15pm - 7.30pm Badgers Training
7.30pm - 9.30pm Mens 1sts, 2nds and 3rds (plus invited others)

Our Home pitch:
The Queen Elizabeth Academy, Witherley Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 1LZ.

Our Clubhouse:
Atherstone Sports Club can be found along Ratcliffe Road, CV9 1LX.

The clubhouse is opposite the 3M tower on the outskirts of Atherstone, no more than 5 minutes from the pitch. Opposition teams, Umpires and supporters are always welcome to join us for a drink and some food after the match.

We are working towards being a ClubsFirst accredited club, which is recognition by our sporting body England Hockey of the quality coaching and player support that we provide. We hope to achieve this award before the end of the 2017-18 playing season.

You will find plenty of information about the Club including the latest match reports, whats going on socially, who to contact, upcoming fixtures and much more. 

If you would like to contact us you can:

  1. Complete this Contact Form
  2. Send us an email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Call our Club Secretary on 07802 217 363
  4. Visit the Committee section of our website.

Latest News & Events

Sep 25

Writing Match Reports

So you're the one that's 'volunteered' to write this weeks match report but you don't know where to start....

Here's a handy guide to help you to get all the information in to the Adders Press Secretary as accurately as possible.

more info
Sep 08

Club App

Over the last 6 months we have teamed up with a company and developed our own Adders App. So download it now!

 

The Adders branded app will enable you to check fixtures, show your availability, and chat with your team mates. It will also enable captains and managers to spend less time on administration. 

more info
Sep 08

Adders Sports Awards

Announcing a BRAND New Sporting Awards scheme to recognise, celebrate and reward sporting achievement for Atherstone Adders Hockey Club. Whether you a young player who has achieved County, Regional or even National status, a loyal senior player or one of the many dedicated administrators within our Club, then this scheme has something for you. Just follow this link to find out more....

 
 

Adders Shop

Adders Club Shop - OPEN

All Adders match day, training and leisure wear is available through the Adders On-Line Shop which will be managed by our kit partner - Samurai Sports.

How it works

  • The shop will be open on the first day of each month for two weeks
  • Select your item and add it to the basket
  • When you've finished shopping you will need to proceed to the checkout
  • Set up your own on-line account and pay for the goods
  • Shipping costs are £4.50 per package, so it may be a good idea to share your order with someone else to keep costs down
  • Delivery will usually be two to three weeks after the shop has closed for that month. - So make sure that you plan your purchases!
  • To see whats available - just click on THIS LINK

Addercademy

Adders U10's Victory

Sunday the 1st October 2017 saw the first of the Warwickshire Mini Hockey tournaments of the season with the U10 and U12s travelling over to Sutton. Both teams had a number of new faces in their sides. The majority of the U10s have been playing together for the last two seasons and are finally in their correct age group. 

Adders U12 Warwickshire Minis

Sunday the 1st October 2017 saw the first of the Warwickshire Mini Hockey tournaments of the season with the  U12s travelling over to Sutton. This was a brand new team with several newbies in the side all making their first Adders Tournament appearance. 

Adders U14 Warwickshire Minis

The under 14s began their season with a visit to Sutton Coldfield for the first round of Warwickshire age group fixtures. Several players were making their first appearance in the team and not too familiar with the 7 aside format. 

Adders Badgers

This season the Adders will be fielding two Badgers teams. They will both be playing in Leagues every Saturday.

The sides will be looked after by Grant Kobrin and Sally Oldham. Make sure that you speak to them if you want to be considered for either of the Badgers teams.

Adders 10's, U12's and U14's

For the 2017-18 the successful Adders Junior section will once again be competing in the Warwickshire Mini Tournaments held every month at venues throughout the County. This season we will be entering boys and girls teams into the U10's, U12's and U14's competitions. 

All matches are played on Sunday mornings.

Junior Playing Shirts 17-18

New for 2017-18 Junior Playing shirts for Badgers and other Adders matches will now be available to buy.

We have already had one order delivered and another will be placed in time for Christmas delivery. If you want to buy a shirt the Junior shirts cost £22.50 and the Senior shirts cost £31.50. See Mick Thomas to place your order.

England Hockey ClubMark

What is ClubMark?

Club Mark is England Hockey's club accreditation scheme.

England Hockey ClubMark is designed to be a minimum operating standard for clubs to achieve to ensure they are functioning properly; it is a tool for clubs to check that they have the basics in place.

2017-18 Players Welcome Pack

The 2017-18 Welcome Pack is now available from your Captain. It is important to read through the information sheets and complete the Adders 2017-18 Membership Form. We need up to date contact details for all players.

All of the information sheets in this years Players Welcome Pack are available here to download.

Make sure you get your copy and return the completed Membership Form, along with any fees due by the end of September 2017.

Membership Form

Everyone must complete a Membership Form and return it to your Captain by the end of September.

All members of Atherstone Adders Hockey Club are required to complete the registration form as accurately as possible and return it, with appropriate payment, to a Club Officer as soon as possible. All details will be kept in a secure database with access restricted to authorised Club Officers only.

Failure to do so, along with any payments due, could jeopardise your selection for the League season. Membership Forms are in the 2017-18 Welcome Pack or are available to download here.

 

Child Welfare and Safeguarding

Atherstone Hockey Club take child welfare very seriously. We want to ensure the well-being of children is of the upmost importance so they can take part in hockey in a safe environment. If you want to report a Child Welfare issue you can email or talk directly to any Club Official or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adders Development Plan 2016-19

It is important that the Club has a development plan and here it is for you to look at and comment on. 

We would like to hear your thoughts and also if you would like to volunteer to help our busy Committee to take it forward.