Goalkeeper Training

Our Goalkeepers are encouraged to join in the standard training sessions, we also endeavour to organise specialist training throughout the year. Depending upon feed back we intend to organise 6 or 7 sessions.

Our Juniors will this season be working under the expert tutelage of John Hurst.

John Hurst was the manager and goalkeeping coach of the GB women’s team that won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics Summer 2016, he decided he would finish on a high and took retirement from International hockey post Rio.

Initially we have two GK Masterclasses booked with John:

1st GK Masterclass:

Sunday 17th November 2019 at CHC, Chelmer Park, 10:30am start finish 12:30pm.


2nd GK Masterclass:

Sunday 19th January 2020 at CHC, Chelmer Park. 10:30am start finish 12:30pm.


To supplement these sessions, plus to reinforce some of the skills and exercises John will teach we are running two GK Practice Sessions.

All GK’s attending the Masterclass with John are encouraged to attend the Practice Sessions to gain the maximum benefit of the training John will provide.


The GK Practice Sessions will be @ CHC with Coach JC leading and assisted by experienced CHC Men’s GK’s

Sunday 1st December 2019 at 10:30am – 12:00pm

Sunday 5th January 2020 at 10:30am -12:00pm or Sunday 12th January at 10:30am

We’ve asked participants to set aside two dates for early January in case the 5th is cancelled due to frost, it would leave us the 12th as a reserve date.

Important Note:

Parents are reminded to ensure your Son or Daughter has a drink and some form of snack to keep themselves fuelled and hydrated during all 4 of these sessions please.