Training Times

Training sessions typically take place from September to April at Newtown School hockey pitch in Waterford city.  We also have an additional academy, Stradbally Hockey Academy, which is based at Stradbally soccer pitch in Waterford county.

For the new 2021 / 2022 hockey season our training schedule below will commence for the following teams on the following dates:

Senior teams: Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, U18 Girls, Men’s 1st & 2nd from week beginning Monday, 9th August 2021.

Junior teams: U14 Girls, U16 Girls, U13 Boys & U16 Boys from week beginning Monday, 30th August 2021

Academies: Waterford Hockey Academy (Junior/Senior Infants, U8 Girls, U9 Boys, U10 Girls & U12 Girls) from Sunday, 19th September 2021. U11 Boys from Tuesday, 21st September 2021. Stradbally Hockey Academy from Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

Please monitor our social media for any training time updates and all COVID-19 ‘Return to Play’ protocols.

An online COVID-19 Health Questionnaire must be completed 48 hours in advance of all participant’s first training session.


* Training typically does not take place on official state holiday dates or during some school holiday times.

Note: WHA refers to Waterford Hockey Academy in the table below.

DayTimeNewtown Pitch
(School End)
Newtown Pitch
(Newtown Road End)
Stradbally Soccer Pitch
Monday6:00pm - 7:00pmSenior Goalkeepers U12 Girls (WHA)
7:00pm - 8:00pmJunior Goalkeepers U16 Boys A & B
8:00pm - 9:30pmU14 Girls Hip HopU13 Boys
Tuesday6:30pm - 7:30pmU11 Boys (WHA)U14 Girls Rock & Rave
7:30pm - 8:30pmWomen's 1stWomen's 2nd
8:30pm - 9:30pmU16 Girls A & BWomen's 3rd & U18 Girls
Wednesday4:30pm - 5:30pmStradbally Hockey Academy
(Junior Infants up to 2nd Class)
5:30pm - 6:30pmStradbally Hockey Academy
(3rd Class up to 6th Class)
Thursday6:30pm - 8:00pmMen's 1stMen's 2nd
8:00pm - 9:00pmWomen's 1stWomen's 2nd
9:00pm - 10:00pmFree area for short corner practiceWomen's 3rd & U18 Girls
Friday6:30pm - 7:30pmU14 Girls RockU14 Girls Rave
7:30pm - 8:30pmU16 Girls AU16 Girls B
8:30pm - 9:30pmU16 Boys AU16 Boys B
Sunday11:00am - 12:00pmJunior/Senior Infants, U8 Girls & U9 Boys (WHA)Junior/Senior Infants, U8 Girls & U9 Boys (WHA)
12:00pm - 1:00pmU10 Girls (WHA)U12 Girls (WHA)

Waterford Hockey Academy caters for all children, new to the sport of hockey, from Junior Infants (from a minimum age of 5) up to age 11 (U12 Girls) and up to age 10 (U11 Boys).

Stradbally Hockey Academy caters for all children, new to the sport of hockey, from Junior Infants (from a minimum age of 5) up to 6th Class.


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