Camps/Workshops for Players

Hockey Courses for Players in Somerset

On this page you will find hockey courses run by outside organisations/clubs/schools within Somerset.  SHA has agreed to provide an outlet for advertising these courses to players only and does not endorse them and cannot be held responsible for them in any way. Anyone who signs up to an outside course does so at their own discretion.


Goal Keeper Coaching Camps
Rich Major runs a GK Academy in Bristol on a Monday and Wednesday with two timeslots- 1800-1930 and 1930-2100.
The dates are below:
Monday Wednesday
15-Jan 10-Jan
29-Jan 24-Jan
19-Feb 07-Feb
12-Mar 28-Feb
26-Mar 21-Mar
This means that there are four programmes available;
Mondays 1800-1930
Mondays 1930-2100
Wednesdays 1800-1930
Wednesdays 1930-2100
Sessions will be 1.5 hours long and keepers will be grouped together in no more than five per coach. Content wise, the sessions will be intensive and structured accordingly to meet the needs of your child’s ability and level.
The GK Academy will be based on Clifton College Sports Ground in the Cage.
Each programme is priced at £125, and players are expected to attend the whole five session course.
GKs are able to attend both a Monday and a Wednesday programme, the cost of this would be £240.
If you would like to book, please email Richard and indicate your day and time preferences which we will try to accommodate however we need to group based on ability . I will then provide payment details.
Bio on Sophie
Sophie is an ex welsh GK of 10 years (under 16s to seniors) and have played for Firebrands and Swansea at National League level. I have also represented Wales mixed. I am now still at Firebrands playing but not only do I play I coach. I am the current Avon GK coach and work on the Gocrea8 GK and day camps and GK academy, I also coach at Abergavenny (this involves 2 junior international GKs) as well as offering many 1-2-1 sessions. All of these involve GKs from age 8-18 that have progressed from school through to international level both England and Wales.
Bio on Rich
Rich has significant experience of coaching both team and GKs in a variety of environments. He has coached ladies hockey for Firebrands up to National League level and has coached Firebrands GKs both adult and senior for a number of years.
Rich coaches throughout the England Hockey Player Pathway. He is the Head of Goalkeeper Coaching at Avon for Development Centre and Academy Centre. He is a Performance Centre Coach at the Bristol Centre. He was previously a GK Centrally Contracted Coach for England Hockey and has been involved at both Futures Cup and HiPaC.