Midlothian's hockey club...

Eskvale Hockey Club know that children are our future and we want to give every child in Midlothian the opportunity to try hockey.

We presently run 3 Community Clubs for kids aged 8 – 13 inclusive during school term time.  (Click here for dates.) These groups are taken by qualified coaches who are PVG and Positive Coaching Scotland accredited.  As well as being coached in hockey, these clubs give the children the opportunity build confidence, develop teamwork, inter-personal skills, make new friendships and, most importantly, have fun and in a safe environment.  Don’t worry if you’ve never played before, or don’t have equipment.  Everyone has to start somewhere and we have sticks you can borrow at the clubs.  You will have to supply your own shin guards though.

On Monday's it is indoor at Loanhead Leisure Centre from 5-6pm.  On Tuesday’s they take place outdoor on the astropitch at Dalkeith Community Campus from 5-6pm.  On Thursday’s it is on the new hockey astropitch at Lasswade Community High School Centre, again 5-6. Please check our calendar, Facebook page or Twitter feeds for dates or contact our coaches here.  The cost is £3.50 a session.  

These classes also give children membership of Scottish Hockey and the chance to play for our u/12 and u/14 teams.  These teams play in the Edinburgh League on alternate Sunday mornings at Forrester High School.  These games are 6-a-side, 20 minutes long on ¼ pitches.  Everyone that plays is guaranteed equal game time.

Our award winning coaches also work in partnership with Active Schools to offer hockey taster sessions at breakfast clubs, lunchtimes and after school in primary schools throughout Midlothian.  Watch out for Active School leaflets at the start of each term in your child's schoolbag.