The SJB Academy
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Welcome to the SJB Academy



We are very sorry but we are cancelling tonight’s training session due to the adverse weather conditions. Over the last few days we have been watching the evening weather forecast to see how frozen the surfaces become before making it unsafe to play.  Unfortunately the school have had to stop play at 4.30pm when the light goes and the surfaces start to freeze and therefore for the same reasons the decision has been taken that we will not be able to continue tonight.  We are sorry for any disappointment and disruption that this may cause.

We are planning to try and make up the session either on Sunday 12 or Monday 13 February 10.00am-12.00noon and we will be in touch with you about this later next week.

Lastly, just a gentle reminder that there is no hockey training session on Friday 27 January as it is a long exeat weekend at the Senior School.  The next session is Friday 3 February 6.30pm-7.20pm

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Office Tel:  01483 274763; Office mobile: 0773 607 3025

Jackie Mobile: 0773 607 3015



Further to recent announcements we are now in the government’s Living with Covid-19 phase of their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The latest changes mean an end to almost all legal restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic and now place greater responsibility on individuals for decision making. The main changes are set out at the bottom of this update. In light of the changes England Hockey guidance now falls into line with the Living with Covid plan.

We recognise that different participants in the sport will have different attitudes and perceptions of the risks over the coming weeks and months. As we have throughout the pandemic we recommend that all in the Hockey Family consider others in the decisions they make and respect personal decisions on whether to take part or not.

EH will still ask that clubs have a Covid Officer so we can maintain communication in the case of any future changes to guidance. This will exist into next season.

Thank you again for all the work of volunteers helping to ensure hockey has been, and continues to be, played as safely as possible.

If you have any questions, please email

The main changes in the Living with Covid-19 plan:

a. Removal of the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. After 5 days, they may choose to take a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) followed by another the next day - if both are negative, and they do not have a temperature, they can safely return to their normal routine. Those who test positive should avoid contact with anyone in an at risk group, including if they live in the same household. There will be specific guidance for staff in particularly vulnerable services, such as adult social care, healthcare, and prisons and places of detention.

b. No longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts and those under the age of 18 to test daily for 7 days, and remove the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate. Guidance will set out the precautions that those who live in the same household as someone who has COVID-19, or who have stayed overnight in the same household, are advised to take to reduce risk to other people. Other contacts of people with COVID-19 will be advised to take extra care in following general guidance for the public on safer behaviours.

c. End routine contact tracing. Contacts will no longer be required to self-isolate or advised to take daily tests.

Therefore, all forms of activity can now take place with no coronavirus-related restrictions on how many people can participate, and all sports facilities can open. 


The SJB Academy


Run by Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Batchelor, the SJB Academy is an inspiring environment for children to develop their sporting ability. Our qualified hockey & tennis coaches specialise in working with children to develop their individual skills, fitness, tactical awareness, match play and teamwork. Based at Cranleigh School (10 miles from Guildford), we welcome children from all schools and of all abilities - from beginners right up to junior regional representative (JRPC) level.

Our Hockey Academy runs term time hockey coaching sessions for 5-17 year olds of all abilities, from absolute beginners to regional level players. Sessions are held after school on Wednesdays and Fridays; and on Sunday mornings.  As well as structured group coaching we make sure each child receives the individual guidance and tuition they need to progress.  If you come along regularly, joining as a Member will save you money on session costs. Or, you can simply ‘Pay as you Play’ at the standard cost.

We act as a feeder to local hockey clubs so when children are ready they can easily move up to the next level. Currently our Hockey Academy, on Fridays and Sundays, has over 150 members - with 30+ regulars taking part across our weekly training sessions.

We also run hockey coaching courses to help develop teachers and club coaches of all levels. Guest instructors include experienced international coaches and players.//