Safeguarding Children Policy

Providing a safe environment for children to participate in hockey is of utmost importance to Cheltenham Junior Hockey Club.  Click Here to see the Policy on Safeguarding Children.

Gum Shield and Shin Pads

Just a reminder that, in accordance with England Hockey guidance, it is compulsory for all players to wear shin pads and gum shields to training and matches/festivals. Hockey is not a contact sport but the ball can fly around at speed and sticks are swung in all directions. Shins, teeth and gums need to be protected.

Shin pads and gum shields are available from all reputable sports shops. You may also purchase custom made and fitted gum shields from your dentist. England Hockey recommends that all gum shields should be shock absorbable and replaced each year.

If a player arrives at training or a match/festival without shin pads and/or a gum shield, they will be unable to play.