The u15 year group is a transition group for a number of reasons. The older girl’s transition from Junior hockey to Senior hockey when they reach their 15th birthday and start their GCSE’s; the younger girls will be involved in School cup competitions; a few of the group will be involved with Ulster Hockey and all will be playing 11 aside both at school and club. This coupled with the natural growth cycle of girls at this age means that the we endeavour to strike the right balance for the girls.
With all the above in mind we provide the following training schedule this year for the u15 squad:
Training will start on Friday 1st of September between 19:00 and 20:00 at the Aurora during School term time (i.e. not during Half Terms and Xmas hols) till the end of the Spring Term.
We also provide the girls with the the opportunity to train with the senior squad on Wednesdays between 19:30 and 21:00. We have done this for the last two years and feedback has been that the girls have really enjoyed being involved with the older side of the club both with reagrd to developing there hockey skills and socially. Whilst there are larger clubs with teams higher in the leagues currently, we do feel that at this stage of the girls development Bangor provides a more balanced transition into senior hockey.
Attendance at either session is not compulsory and should fit with the girls life outside Hockey and their individual aspirations within Hockey.
Ulster Hockey organise an U15 league and Cup competition at two levels, Performance and Development. BLHC Juniors enter a team in both levels. These competitions constitute between 6 and 10 matches depending on how successful the girls are.
Fixtures and Results for the U15 teams can be seen at: