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Welcome to Phoenix & Ranelagh Junior section!

We have a thriving junior section which caters for ages 5-16, and we welcome new members throughout the season.


We train on Sunday mornings at University of Reading’s Sports Park, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG6 6AH (If using satnav please use RG6 6UR).


Session 1: 9:00 – 10:30 all age groups up to under 12s

Session 2:10:30 – 12:00 U14s and U16s.

Juniors do not train on half term weekends.

Term dates are:

10 September 2017 to 17 December 2017 (no training on 22 October)
7 January 2018 to 25 March 2018 (no training on 11 February or 18 March).


As well as training and mini-tournaments, the older age groups play in local leagues with matches also on Sundays throughout the winter. Fixtures lists will be made available to parents both from the Fixtures Secretary Hugh Hamilton and posted here on our website on a regular basis.

Contact Us

If you are interested in joining please contact Juniors Secretary Carol Flach ( All new starters at the club get their first two weeks free, as a trial period, to ensure they enjoy the sport and want to continue.


Subs are £90 for the season, with discounts for siblings. In addition, match fees are £4 for all age groups. There are no match fees for away games.

Kit & Equipment

For health and safety reasons, all players must have a mouth guard and shin pads. Mouth guards which you mould in hot water can be found in many places such as Sports Direct and Decathlon.

For new starters, don’t worry if you don’t have a stick - we have a variety of sticks that you can borrow to get you started, so don’t worry about coming along fully equipped!

Any comfortable sports clothing can be worn for training and all players should bring a non-fizzy drink.

Gloves (ones that still enable your child to hold a stick/tracksuit/waterproofs are essential for cold/wet weather. Hockey is after all a winter sport….

Club Kit

We proudly play in bright orange! For matches and tournaments players wear orange shirts and orange socks, both of which can be purchased from the club.

Wet weather

We generally train whatever the weather, but in the event of icy pitches or snow we may be forced to cancel. We will send out cancellation by email and post it on our website.

We look forward to seeing you!

Phoenix & Ranelagh Junior Coordinator