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.
|Day||Time||Newtown Pitch |
(Newtown Road End)
|Stradbally Soccer Pitch|
|Monday||6:00pm - 7:00pm||Senior Goalkeepers||U12 Girls (WHA)|
|7:00pm - 8:00pm||Junior Goalkeepers||U16 Boys A & B|
|8:00pm - 9:30pm||U14 Girls Hip Hop||U13 Boys|
|Tuesday||6:30pm - 7:30pm||U11 Boys (WHA)||U14 Girls Rock & Rave|
|7:30pm - 8:30pm||Women's 1st||Women's 2nd|
|8:30pm - 9:30pm||U16 Girls A & B||Women's 3rd & U18 Girls|
|Wednesday||4:30pm - 5:30pm||Stradbally Hockey Academy
(Junior Infants up to 2nd Class)
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Stradbally Hockey Academy|
(3rd Class up to 6th Class)
|Thursday||6:30pm - 8:00pm||Men's 1st||Men's 2nd|
|8:00pm - 9:00pm||Women's 1st||Women's 2nd|
|9:00pm - 10:00pm||Free area for short corner practice||Women's 3rd & U18 Girls|
|Friday||6:30pm - 7:30pm||U14 Girls Rock||U14 Girls Rave|
|7:30pm - 8:30pm||U16 Girls A||U16 Girls B|
|8:30pm - 9:30pm||U16 Boys A||U16 Boys B|
|Sunday||11:00am - 12:00pm||Junior/Senior Infants, U8 Girls & U9 Boys (WHA)||Junior/Senior Infants, U8 Girls & U9 Boys (WHA)|
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||U10 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.