Talent Academies are intended for the highest potential 15 – 18-year-old players.
There are multiple opportunities most weeks for high-quality coaching and training through a combination of dedicated sessions and integration with other activities delivered by the host.
Every Talent Academy has a squad of players selected through a robust process based on the England Hockey Player Profile.
Below is a list of Talent Academies, their core training session day and time, where the session is held, a contact email address and a link to their website.
TA Session Day & Time Venue TA Email Address Website Beeston
Nottingham Hockey Centre
Website Bristol University
University of Bristol, COOMBE DINGLE SPORTS COMPLEX, Coombe Lane, Bristol, BS9 2BJ Martin.Hicks@bristol.ac.uk; bristol-hockey-TA@bristol.ac.uk https://www.bristol.ac.uk/sport/performance/talent-academy/ Cambridge Monday 6:00-8:00pm GIRLS & 7.30-9.30pm BOYS University of Cambridge Athletics Center, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 9AD Cambridgetalentacademy@gmail.com https://cambridgetalentacademy.org/ Durham University Wednesday 7pm -9pm Pitch 1 and Pitch 2 Sports and Wellbeing Park, Maiden Castle, Durham DH1 3SE firstname.lastname@example.org East Grinstead Monday 7-9pm Sep-Apr / Friday 7-9pm Apr-July Hurstpierpoint College BN6 9JS email@example.com https://eghockey.co.uk/our-club/talent-academy Guildford Monday, 7-9pm (Girls) Thursdays 7-9pm (Boys) Summer Block Monday & Thursday Evening sessions: Charterhouse School, Duke's Drive, Godalming, GU7 2RS firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.guildfordhc.com/Junior_Talent_Programme.html Hampstead & Westminster Boys: Wednesday, 6pm - 7.15pm / Girls: Thursday, 6pm - 7.15pm Paddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale, London W9 1PD HWHCTalentAcademy@outlook.com https://www.hwhc.co.uk/a/talent-academy-64329.html Havant (South Coast) Monday - 6.30pm till 9.30pm (2 hours each gender) Switch to Fridays from May onwards HMS Temeraire, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2HB email@example.com Holcombe BOYS TA: Tuesday 18:00 to 19:30 | 18:00 to 20:00 (May to July) / GIRLS TA: Thursday 18:00 to 19:30| 18:00 to 20:00 (May to July) Holcombe Park, Curtis Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TQ firstname.lastname@example.org https://holcombehc.org.uk/holcombe-talent-academy/about/ OLHC Mondays 19.15-21.15 OLHC, Luxborough Lane, Chigwell, IG7 5AB Ta@oldloughtonians.co.uk https://www.oldloughts.co.uk/a/ol-talent-academy-64024.html Oxford Hawks Monday 7-9pm - Boys & Girls alternating (plus camp days) OHHC, 546 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 8EQ OHHCTalentAcademy@gmail.com Reading Mondays 7.15 to 9.15pm (plus camp days). Summer block - Mon & Wed (Wed & Fri in exam period). Reading HC, Sonning Lane, Rg4 6ST email@example.com https://www.readinghockeyclub.org.uk/teams/264434 Sevenoaks Mondays 7 to 9 pm Tonbridge School Sports Centre, London Road, Tonbridge, Kent , TN10 3AD firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.sevenoakshockey.club/teams/275877 Stourport Boys - Thursday - 6.45-8.45pm / Girls - Monday 7-9pm Stourport Hockey Club, Stourport Sports Club, The Kingsway, Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 8BQ email@example.com Surbiton Thursdays 19:30-21:00 every other week (Summer block double sessions) Sugden Road, Thames Ditton, KT7 0AE firstname.lastname@example.org https://surbitonhc.com/coaching/talent-academy/ Team Bath Bucs Fridays 19:00-20:30 University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY email@example.com https://www.teambathbuccaneers.co.uk/tBBTalentAcademy Timperley Mondays 6.45-9pm Timperley Sports Club firstname.lastname@example.org University of Exeter Tuesday 18:00-21:00 (Fortnightly) Plus day camps. University of Exeter Sports Park, Streatham Campus, Exeter, EX4 4QN email@example.com Wimbledon 19.30 - 21.30pm (Girls & Boys Alternating) plus day camps September - April - Kings College, Wimbledon, KT3 6JB / April - July - Raynes Park High School, SW20 0JL firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.twchockey.co.uk/talent-academy North West Mondays 6.30pm - 9.30pm (Fridays during exam period) Mill Farm Sports Village, Kirkham PR4 3JZ NorthWestTAmanager@englandhockey.co.uk https://northwestta.clubbuzz2.co.uk/ Yorkshire Mondays 6:15pm to 8:45pm Hill House Scool, Doncaster & Weetwood Sports Park, Leeds Yorkstamanager@englandhockey.co.uk https://yorksta.clubbuzz2.co.uk/ East TA Monday - 7-9pm plus some day camps, Fridays during exam period Culford School IP28 6TX email@example.com https://eastta.talentplatform.hockey/ Birmingham Mondays 7-9pm, Fridays during exam period, plus day camps Solihull School , 793 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DJ BirminghamTAmanager@englandhockey.co.uk https://birminghamta.clubbuzz2.co.uk/
A Talent Academy is a licensed club that is part of a national network of delivering provision to the highest potential boys and girls from u15-u18. It provides an education programme to help prepare athletes for the demands of junior international hockey.
It is an environment that provides high-quality coaching across 40-44 weeks of the year with individual player support through player profiling, individual development plans & regular coach feedback whilst bringing together athletes from different clubs, school and junior county hockey to develop personal and athletic relationships fostering a healthy squad culture.