Junior Leagues & Competitions

Information on Junior Leagues & Competitions in the South East Area


The South East Hockey Junior Committee will be responsible for arranging a wide variety of activity for young players in South East from Under 8 to Under 18 in a wide range of formats. Each activity is structured in Tiers to provide an age and skill appropriate level of competitiveness that supports player development.

In most cases, fixtures will be available through the Game Management System (GMS) and clubs will be responsible for entering venue details, match times and ensuring all their team contacts are kept up to date. 

The Junior Competition Regulations Outdoor and In2Hockey Rules are available on the right hand side of this page. 

Under 14, Under 16 & Under 18

  • Tier 1 Leagues are intended for the top teams at these age groups. 
  • In the U14 & U16 age groups, after an initial round of matches at South East Area level, the top 3 teams will qualify for a national SupraLeague which will run for the remainder of the season & lead to National Finals. The remaining teams will play in the Junior South East Hockey Leagues. 
  • Tier 2 Leagues are a South East Area level competition with a number of divisions arranged geographically to minimise travel as far as possible.
  • Tier 3 Leagues will be organised within the South East Area and are designed as a developmental, rather than competitive, environment for the players. 
  • Tier 4 Fixtures are for those with smaller Junior sections who play occasionally and can be in the form of 11v11 or down to 7v7 matches.

Under 12

All league activity in this age group will be the In2Hockey 7v7 format and looking at the introduction of 11v11 matches. South East Hockey will also organise the preliminary In2Hockey rounds and the Area rounds with the winner going through to the National Finals.

  • Tier 1 Leagues are intended to provide a performance environment for teams preparing for the England Hockey In2Hockey competition.
  • Tier 2 Leagues are for those teams not intending to enter the England Hockey In2Hockey competition.

Under 8 (mixed) & Under 10

  • Festivals in such format as the clubs agree between them i.e 4v4, 5v5, 6v6 or 7v7.
  • England Hockey In2Hockey competition for U10 with a South East Area Final.