U8 players train and compete in a mixed group.
Cheltenham Junior Hockey Club participates in monthly hockey festivals which are set up by Gloucestershire Hockey Association. The festivals are run on a Sunday with a series of friendly matches against other club teams in Gloucester, Worcester and Wiltshire. The tournaments are held locally to Cheltenham. Matches are generally round robin, 12 minutes / 1 way with the tournament lasting 2-3 hours.
U8s play as mixed team (boys and girls) with 5 a-side and no goalkeeper on a half size pitch. U10, U12 play as same gender teams with 7 a-side and a goalkeeper on a half-size pitch.
Parents are encouraged to get involved and assist with umpiring or manager positions.