Information for Parents and Carers
Harleston Magpies offers opportunities to train and play for boys and girls of all abilities between the ages of 6 and 18.
Coaching is available on a weekly basis, with players progressing through the U8, U10 and U12 Mini teams to the Girls’ and Boys’ Development teams that play in the Norfolk League. Some adult teams are set aside specifically to develop younger players with a small core of adults to support them. In the case of the Ladies this is in the Norfolk League and for the Men this is in the East League.
Magpies continues to have success both at county, regional and national level (both indoors and outdoors) - and has been proud to see some individuals go on to gain international honours.
If you have a child who is interested in taking up hockey please contact the Youth Development Officer, Harry Reidy - firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Youth Committee is responsible for the recruitment, coaching, development and general well-being of the club’s young members.
The Chair and Welfare Officer is Heather Brand email@example.com .
If you are interested in joining the youth committee or helping in some other way - please contact Heather Brand - firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Club has adopted England Hockey Safeguarding Policies and is committed to ensuring Magpies is a safe and enjoyable environment to play hockey - for all ages and abilities (HMHC Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Commitment).
Safeguarding Policy The Policy sets out the commitments made by England Hockey with regard to safeguarding young people and certain general principles and specific guidance that should be followed by The Hockey Family.
Best Practice Guidance provides details on England Hockey guidance on good practice in relation to anti bullying, transport, changing rooms, social media etc.
The following also highlights what Parents and Carers can expect from the Club and vice versa :- Parent Information
The Young Persons Guide outlines what each young person can expect from the Club, what is expected from them and contact information in the event of help, advice or support being required.
Our Club Welfare Officer is Heather Brand (email@example.com 01379 851213) to whom any queries or concerns should be addressed in the first instance.
Medical information for juniors (Under 18s)
Parents and Carers are requested to enter and keep up to date any relevant medical information on the Club database - but it is also very important that Parents and Carers keep coaches, managers and (adult) team captains directly informed, of Children's medical conditions as access to the database may not be available in some environments.
All Parents and Carers are reminded that :-
i) at training sessions they are expected to remain at the Club/Clubhouse whilst training takes place - unless they nominate another named responsible adult in the event of an issue arising (e.g. injury). Any children not attending training but remaining at the Club should be supervised at all times.
ii) for minis tournaments (U10s and U12s) - they are expected to remain at the venue with their child - unless they nominate another named responsible adult in the event of an issue arising (and have notified the relevant manager or coach).
iii) at training sessions for younger age groups - they (or a nominated responsible adult) should be available to escort children across the car park to the toilets/club house (coaches need to remain on the pitch to supervise other children).
iv) with respect to transportation (applicable to all U18 members) it is not the Club's responsibility to transport children to and from fixtures. If you have any objections with other parents/guardians, adults or players associated with the Club transporting the above to Tournaments/Matches, it is your responsibility to provide transportation on all occasions when your child is selected for a team.
v) with respect to Photography, in some environments, particularly adult competition it is impossible to control photography by external parties. Therefore there may be times that photographs and/or footage may be taken during matches and training sessions by approved agents and/or officers of Harleston Magpies Hockey Club. Photographs taken as per the above may appear in the press, on the Club Notice Board or Club Website/Club Social Media.