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Junior training times are:

Training for both age groups runs from Wednesday 9th September 2015.

The full list of training dates are:

2015

2016

Visit this page for directions to each venue.

Please contact Richard Robson or Amanda Robson for more details by clicking here

The boys, girls and minis squads play regular cup and friendly fixtures together with a number of 7-a-side festivals throughout the season.

If you are over 16 then please come along to the adult training on Tuesday evenings at Warminster Army Training Centre.

Year 6 and below Awards Evening, follows training

Wednesday 23rd March 2016 will be our Awards and Presentation Evening for our Mini's at Warminster School, 8pm - approximately 8.30pm.  All parents welcome.
 

Recent News

Junior U-9 Mini Hockey Cup and Plate Competition - 15th March 2015

'Unbeaten' West Wilts Under 9 Hockey Team Miss Out on Tournament Victory in Penalty Shoot Out

On Sunday morning ten members of West Wilts U9 hockey Team travelled to Bath University to take part in the annual Team Bath Buccaneers 2015 Hockey Tournament that brought together some of the best teams from the City and outlying towns.  As always the temperature on the University Campus was 10 degrees colder than that in Warminster (at least that is how it felt!), so it was with great relief that the first match eventually started after a short delay. 

First up was a match against the City of Bath Team. It was a baptism of fire for West Wilts who endured attack after attack. However despite the pressure Toby 'the Cat' Ilic in goal proved impossible to beat. This allowed the rest of the team to take the fight to CofB. Everyone played their part with hard running, accurate passing and confident stick skills. Whenever Bath attacked, West Wilts counter attacked and eventually the pressure paid off with Silas breaking the deadlock to win the match.

Next West Wilts faced Bath Buccaneers - who fielded enough players for two teams. This time Theo went into goal, allowing Toby to warm himself up out on the pitch. Spurred on by their victory over The City of Bath, West Wilts dominated the game with Josh and Rufus each scoring two goals whilst Theo maintained a clean sheet in goal. 

After a break whilst two other teams played on the pitch, West Wilts then faced St Michael's School. This time it was Marco's turn in goal; while Ellie, Poppy, Jessica, Silas, Toby, Josh, Alex, Rufus and Theo ran circles around the opposition. Despite their domination, only Rufus managed to get a ball into the back of the net. Marco kept a clean sheet for another well deserved 1:0 win. The victory meant that West Wilts were unbeaten in their group and had qualified for the finals. 

The semi final was against the runners-up of the other group - St Stephens School. Toby was back in goal determined not to let anything past him, whilst the rest of the team passed, ran and shot like demons. Theo scored the only, but crucial, goal that took West Wilts unbeaten into the final. Meanwhile the other semi-final ended a draw and had to be determined by penalty shootouts, with last year's winner Yate coming out on top.

The final against Yate was a very one sided affair, with virtually the entire 12-minutes being played in Yate's half. However, hard as they tried, West Wilts were unable to score. Yate were literally on the ropes, unable to break out to attack the West Wilts goal, but held on to secure a frustrating goal less draw. So the final was to be settled by penalty shootouts - something that West Wilts had no experience of; whereas Yate had - only 20 minutes earlier. Yate had played with a kicking back goalkeeper and so their player defended the goal line without pads - whilst unprotected, he had the advantage of being more mobile, keeping out 2 of the three attempts by West Wilts; whereas Toby, at close range and weighed down with padding, kept out only the one goal.

It was a heartbreaking end to a fantastic morning. Yate had managed to win despite being (in reality) the second best team on the day. All the parents and supporters who braved the cold, were immensely proud of what West Wilts had achieved and all agreed that it was a moral victory on a cold Mother's Day morning.

Their excellent play was celebrated at the Awards Evening, Wednesday 25th March with the players all receiving medals. 

WWHC U11's Entry, to Team Bath Buccaneers Tournament:

Sunday 27th April, 2014

West Wilts Mini's braved the awful wind, torrential rain and hail (oh yes hailstones!!!) to compete for their first time in the TBB Tournament.

St Stephens A: 0 West Wilts: 0

Combe Down: 3 West Wilts: 0

West Wilts: 0 TBB Admirals :0

Oakhill: 0 West Wilts: 0

West Wilts: 0 St Michaels A: 1

Fiona and Amanda we really delighted with the teams grit and determination to complete the games.  Sadly the team didn't manage to get a goal, something to work on for next time.  On points joint 4th, with Combe Down the tournament winners.

West Wilts will enter teams, depending on availability and numbers.  So, if your child is interested in playing in the 2015-16 tournaments, please email Nic Ilic on juniors@westwiltshockeyclub.co.uk.

The matches are played to Mini-Hockey rules (7-a-side on half a pitch). Games are played on Sundays at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

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