Hockey academy celebrates success

KEYNSHAM Hockey Club’s academy has just completed another successful season.

The academy has been running for four years and includes 70 boys and girls aged seven to 15.

It runs mixed teams at under-10 and under-12 level and then separate boys’ and girls’ teams at under-14s. Most matches are played within tournaments on Sundays.

The under-10s had a tricky season, with some of its older players moving up the under-12s. They won five and drew four of their 24 matches.

With the under-12s, Keynsham runs A and B teams, both of which have had very successful seasons – the A team won 16 and drew three, while the B team won 13 and drew four. The under-14 teams both played 13 games, winning eight games apiece.

Keynsham’s academy coordinator, Richard May, said: “This season has been a great season for all the teams. This is the first year we’ve had under-14 boys and girls playing so often, and next year we hope to do even more.

“The club is now starting to see our older academy players playing for county junior teams and our adult teams.”
The academy trains throughout the season at Wellsway School, with most matches during the winter season.

The club is always on the lookout for new members. Academy membership costs £75, which covers all training and matches during the winter season. The club website is