About Junior County Hockey

Junior County Hockey continues to offer an important development experience within the new talent system.

  • Junior County Hockey is the new name for the junior county hockey programmes previously known as Development Centres (DC) and Academy Centres (AC)
  • County Hockey offers a representative opportunity for the U12-U17 age groups, that aims to provide a different experience to regular club or school hockey
  • It is one route to progress to the next stage of the talent system, and counties can nominate players for Talent Academy and/or England Age Group trials, as can clubs & schools.
  • Training sessions are complemented by festival matches against other counties in the East Area, with players working towards selection for a final Competitions Day.

Age Groups & Eligibility

Cambs run 4 age groups for both boys and girls:

  • U13
  • U14
  • U15
  • U17

Junior County age eligibility criteria are based on date of birth. For the 2024-2025 cycle players need to be 11 on or after 1st September 2024 and under 17 on or before August 2025:

  • U13* = DOB 01/09/2011 - 31/08/2013 (Y7/8)
  • U14 = DOB 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2011 (Y9)
  • U15 = DOB 01/09/2009 - 31/08/2010 (Y10)
  • U17 = DOB 01/09/2007 - 31/08/2009 (Y11/12)

* younger players may be invited to trial at the discretion of the Head Coach

Our Partners

East Hockey
England Hockey
East Hockey
England Hockey
County AGM on Thursday 11th July at 19:30 more details to follow
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