Why Join Us?
There are many reasons to join Westberries Ladies Hockey Club:
1. The Right Style of Hockey
Westberries pride themselves on playing the game the in right way and in the right manner. All our teams are coached to and expected to be highly competitive while maintaining the composure, control and respect that allows them to produce highly effective, discplined and positive hockey.
2. Family Friendly Club
Westberries welcomes players of all ages and skill levels. Currently we have over 80 members ranging in age from 14 to 50+, and ranging in skill level from serious to social. We run five league teams, which compete in the Premier, Regional and Bristol Divisions.
3. Regular Social Events
Regular social events are organized throughout the hockey season in conjunction with Westbury and United Banks Men’s Hockey Club. These range from booze cruises to black tie dinners
4. Professional Coaching
Professional Coaching sessions are run throughout the season on Wednesday nights. Sessions are run by three qualified England Hockey Coaches, including specialist Goal Keeping Coach.
The whole club train on the same night and at the same time. Training has been very popular with an average of 50+ girls turning up to each training session during the season.
5. Umpires Play for Free
Westberries players that play and umpire in the same week get free match fees
6. New Players Officer
Our new players officer will welcome you to the club and will make sure you have and know everything you need in your first season at Westberries. They will be your first contact with the club and will support through your first season.
7. Westbury & UB Hockey Club
Westberries are informally (but proudly!) associated with the Westbury men's club. We hold numerous joint social events during the hockey season, and also take part in several mixed matches a year. At Westbury they run 7 league teams, so from young or old, serious player or social drinker, you are guaranteed to find something that suits your skills. They train on the same night and at the same location as us.
8. Vets Side
Westberries also field a Veterans team who compete in friendly games and tournaments during the season.
9. Coaching Supplements
Coaching supplements become available during the season to complement training sessions. These supplements are all uploaded into the member’s area when they become available.
10. Coaching Guides
At the start of each season, each Westberries member gets three coaching guides:
Contains the clubs and teams season goals, clubs pre match warm up routine, training session format, and coaching principles.
Contains sections on how to achieve a high level of hockey fitness, example training programs, how to test your fitness level, and pre game nutritional advice
Short Corners Guide
The clubs short corner routines are mapped out in detail with diagrams.
11. Fitness Session Plans
Pre season fitness plans are uploaded into the members area at the start of each season. These can be downloaded and used by all Westberries members.