England Hockey run a National Championship series of matches which take place monthly at regional levels October thru March. These matches are played U14, U16 and U18 separate boys and girls; younger talented players may be asked to play. Regional Cluster Finals take place in April with the winners going to National Finals in May. Cheltenham Junior Hockey Club puts forward their most competitive teams with their best players to play 11 a-side. Matches take place both locally as well as regionally.