ESC is a family oriented club (8 teams fielded in 2019) with a long and proud history of promoting hockey in New England.  The club provides opportunities for men and women in both the “elite” and “social” playing capacity. It fosters junior hockey by fielding teams for girls and boys in mixed teams at the younger age (usually depending on demand and individual ability), and then in age and sex specific groups according to the structure of the Hockey New England competitions.

The club has a strong committee of volunteers, resulting in very low administration costs. All players and parents of juniors are encouraged to be involved and to assist in the decision making processes.

There are a number of formally qualified coaches within the club, who are each year “matched” to the needs of each team. Every team has a manager appointed, to ensure that each team has an element of individuality while maintaining the structure and discipline needed in the coordination of such a large club.

In recognition of the difficulties faced by some, the club applies a scaled fee structure considering age and to ensure larger families are well catered for. This presents an excellent and competitive value for money

Considerable emphasis is placed by the Club on social interactions of teams and players. Where appropriate, “fun” events are organised, and a heavily subsidised contribution to the end of year presentation night is included for all players. The club chooses not to embark on a tiring series of fundraising exercises, but instead asks its members to be involved, to enjoy, and to contribute their share of the expenses.


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