Youth Hockey For Everyone

By bringing players from six to eighteen together, from a diverse range of school backgrounds, we get over 300 young people playing hockey weekly.

With accessible fees and an inclusive culture, we offer every child the chance to play our sport. More over, following the mantra “get it right for every child”, we have opportunities for every motivation you may come to us with.

Explore our age group programmes below.

Inverleith Hockey Club

U8

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U10

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U12

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U14

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U16

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OUR CAMPS

Find all the information you need to know in our Youth Welcome Pack.

Here’s a Summary of the key information

2021/22 season training times

AGE GROUPSCHOOL YEARTRAININGTRAINING VENUEMATCH DAY & VENUE
Under 8P2, P3Sun 10:00 - 11:30EA NewfieldAd hoc
Under 10P4, P5Sun 10:00 - 11:30EA NewfieldSundays approx 2 times per term. Various locations
Under 12P6, P7Sun 10:00 - 11:30EA NewfieldSundays approx 1 per month. Mary Erskine School
Under 14S1, S2Sun 11:45 - 13:15
Wed 18:45 - 20:20
EA NewfieldSundays once every fortnight. Meggetland or Mary Erskine School
Under 14 GKsP6, P7, S1, S2Wed - check time with your coachEA Newfield
Under 16 BoysS3, S4Sun 13:30 - 15:00 or matchEA NewfieldSundays approx once every fortnight. Various locations.
Under 16 Girls Performance (by invitation)S3, S4Sun 13:30 - 15:00 or match
Wed 18:45 - 20:20
EA NewfieldSundays approx once every fortnight. Various locations.
Under 16 Girls DevelopmentS3, S4Sun 13:30 - 15:00 or match
Mon 18:45 - 20:20
EA NewfieldSundays approx once every fortnight. Various locations.
Over 14 GKsS3 to S6Sun - check time with your coachEA Newfield
Girls and boys over 16 play in our adult teamsS5, S6see adult training timessee adult training timesSaturdays every week from Sep to Nov, mid Jan-Mid Apr

Training

Our youth teams train near where the club was founded, Inverleith Park. Our home pitch address is Edinburgh Academy Newfield, East Fettes Avenue, EH4 1DL

U12s & U14s league matches

Mary Erksine School: Ravelston Dykes Road, Ravelston, EH4 3NT
Meggetland Sports Complex4 Meggetland Wynd, Edinburgh EH14 1XN

U16 matches

Mostly in Edinburgh, some in East Lothian and occassionally in the Borders

Autumn Term: End of August to early December inclusive. Excludes one week at October half term.

Spring Term: Mid January to end of April . Excludes February half term and Easter school holidays.

Summer Term: Start of May to mid June.

Holiday Camps: One week courses in the Easter and Summer holidays.

The most up to date training and match details each term can be found on the Inverleith Pitchero site

2022/23 Subscriptions Rate
Outdoor Hockey
Aged 24 and over£265 *
Aged 18 to 23 (as at 1 Jan) £190 *
Full time student or unemployed£190 *
Aged 12 to 17 (as at 1 Jan)£190 *
Aged 6 to 11 (as at 1 Jan)£150 *
Indoor Hockey
Already playing outdoor for IHC£80
Playing Indoor only for IHC£100
Adult Social Hockey
Ladies Social£40 per 9 session block
Mixed Social£40 per 9 session block
* Outdoor subscriptions are payable in two instalments before 1 October and 1 February. Contact our club treasurer for payment details, or if you'd like to pay by monthly instalment
Other Fees
Membership of Ferranti Bowls Club to 31 Dec 22 (optional)£25
Summer Slam Hockey League£5 per match

We group players by their school year in the first instance.

U8: P2 & P3
U10: P4 & P5
U12: P6 & P7 (EA Geits)
U14: S1 & S2 (EA 2nds & 3rds)
U16: S3 & S4 (EA 4ths & 5ths)

For U14 and U16 leagues and cup matches, the “offical” age cut off is the player’s age at 1 January during the relevant season.

Players aged 16 and over play in our men’s and ladies’ league teams.

If you would like to join Inverleith or to find out more information, please contact us using this contact form. Our youth section is quite full, and we have a waiting list.

When places become available, we’ll contact you to invite your child for some taster sessions. You can then decide together whether they’d like to join Inverleith.

For training:

Shin pads and a well fitting gum shield, hockey can be dangerous!

Any sports clothing. Sticks can be provided.

A full water bottle.

Please wear very warm clothes in the winter months, including hat and gloves. Don’t forget to name all belongings.

For matches:

It helps to look and feel like a team if players all wear purple socks and purple tops. These do not have to be official club kit.

Should you wish to buy official club kit, PSL Team Sports supplies this for us via their online store. More about Club Shop

See our Club Shop page for details on what kit to order and how to order it.

Youth News

GB&I 4-Nations Development Series

 Purple youth graduates to play in GB&I 4-Nations Development Series. Following the disappointment of having to withdraw from the U19 EuroHockey A Division, the home nations have worked together to provide a strong competitive UK based competition for players at that development stage. A big, proud club well done to all those involved who graduated [...]

Return To Play: Update: 20/03/21

All Inverleith teams will return to training from the 22nd of March. The news we have all been waiting for! Return to hockey – Youth We are excited to announce that Sunday youth hockey will return from Sunday 28th March as follows: UNDER 8 – 10.00 to 11.30 Edinburgh Academy Junior School UNDER 10 – [...]

Return To Play: Update: 13/03/21

All players to return to training from 22nd March. We are excited to announce that following on from the recent Scottish Hockey update, we can confirm all our youth age groups and adult teams will return to training from Monday 22 March and that our Easter camp will go ahead for all age groups invited. [...]