Cheltenham runs two U16 girls teams. Outdoor, the Cobras compete in the Tier 1 (T1) West League and the T1 National Championships. Matches take place on Sundays.
The Cobras also compete in the West Indoor Championships and we enter a team into the Copper Box Indoor tournament between Christmas and New Year, which is great fun.
U16 Girls training for the Cobras and the Cheetahs is on a Friday evening, 2000-2100 hrs, at Cheltenham College. The two training squads cover all standards. The coaches are Phil Robson (Level 3 and Army Coach), Simon Mason (England Masters), Dave Peacey (Level 2) and Anne Tranter.
The group is always vibrant, supportive and energetic, bringing together girls from a wide variety of schools, which is excellent for developing new friendships.
Cheltenham U16 girls may also train with one of the adult squads on a Tuesday and/or Thursday depending on their ability. Players available on Saturdays can play for one of our 4 ladies teams in adult leagues. The Ladies 1s play in the National League.
The CHC girls youth teams have had a number of individual and team successes in recent years. Several girls have achieved international honours while others have played in the Futures Cup or participated in the Diploma in Sporting Excellence programme or attended Talent Academies. Many have progressed through the adult teams to play National League hockey and are now representing their universities.
Highlights include: 4th in the 2022 National T1 Supra League, 3rd= in the 2022 National Indoor Finals, West Indoor Champions 2022, National T2 Plate Semi-Finalists 2022, National T1 Quarter-Finalists 2022 & 2021, National T1 Finalists 2020, National Indoor Finalists 2020, 2019 and 2015, Avon Junior Hockey League Champions 2019, 2018, 2016 & 2014.