Welcome to our Junior Section
We have over 30 coaches in our Juniors section, including many current and past senior international players, and each team has a dedicated coach throughout the season.
All our coaches have completed the Code of Ethics Course for working with Children and Loreto facilitate each Junior coach to complete their Hockey Ireland Level 1 coaching course.
This will ensure that all our Junior members benefit from excellent coaching and player development in line with Hockey Ireland’s Hooked for Life model.
In addition Loreto, works very closely with Hockey Ireland to ensure that best practice is followed in children’s sport.
Children’s Officer and Designated Person
Suzanne Graham is our appointed children’s officer and Clare O’Hanlon is the designated person, and is responsible for reporting any concern about the protection of children to the statutory authorities.
Interested in applying to our Junior section?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
General Info Selection Uniform Subs General Info
If your daughter has any allergies or medical conditions (that you have not already advised us of this year) please let us know by email, in advance of the first coaching session.
We use the ‘ClubZap’ app for communication purposes.
We are very keen to involve parents in our Junior Club, and would be delighted to hear from any parents from Senior Infants to 6th class interested in being a Class Coordinator, or from 6th Class upwards who would like to come on board as a Team Manager for the season.
No past hockey experience necessary.
Loreto Hockey Club has a policy of mixed ability teams up to and including 5th class teams; the Club does not select based on ability at this level. Players participate in various blitzes throughout the season.
As the players reach secondary school and the standard of hockey increases training continues to be in mixed ability groups but teams for matches are selected on merit. Each player will be on a team and will get an equal number of games playing with those of similar ability.
There are a number of factors taken into consideration in team selection including ability, progression, player position, attitude, and effort and attendance at training and matches.
Teams are always open to change throughout the season as we acknowledge that players progress at different rates and we ask parents to respect the coach’s opinion. Please note that players asked to play for higher teams must be released by their own team.
Senior Infants – 6th Class: Wine Club Polo shirt (€15) & Wine Club Socks (€10)
1st – 4th years: Wine/White Club Shirt (Adidas €40-45) Wine Club Skirt (Adidas €35-40) Wine Club Socks (€10)
Optional Club Hoodies are also available at €25.
All Club uniform can be purchased from Ed Sports (based in Pembroke Wanderers and Three Rock Rovers Tel 01 6677300 /087 2271714). You can also buy online at www.edsports.ie
For all coaching sessions, your daughter needs to bring a moulded gum shield (absolutely compulsory), shin guards, a hockey stick & suitable clothing.
NO GUM SHIELD – NO HOCKEY
This year the annual subscription is €185 (€10 less for each additional sister in the Junior Club). All subscriptions to be paid in advance of the start of the season. Personal Accident insurance is included in this annual subscription.
Our preferred method is online payment through our payment system. Alternatively, you may pay by bank transfer. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Monday: Senior Infants – 6pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 1st Class – 6pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 2nd Class – 6pm – 7pm
Thursday: 3rd Class – 6pm – 7pm
4th Class – 6pm – 7pm
5th Class – 7pm – 8pm
6th Class – 8:35am – 9:45am
1st Years – 9:45am – 11:00am
Minors – 11:00am – 12:15pm
Juniors – 12:15pm – 1:30pm / 1:30pm – 2:45pm
23rd March 2018 Read More about 6th class trip to Limerick
22nd January 2017 Read More about Limerick Hockey Club’s visit to Loreto
12th April 2016 Read More about First Year A Leinster League Final Match Report