Genesis Juniors is a successful and vibrant part of our club which has been running for over 30 years. The club is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for young people to participate in and enjoy sport. The junior section of the club has grown to over 250 members and is vital to the future of the club. We have 12 coaches, coaching 8 secondary school teams and primary school groups from 1st - 6th class. We train and play on two adjacent pitches in UCD from 9.30am -1.30pm on a Sunday morning with all the added benefits of UCD’s excellent facilities. We also play competitive matches on a Sunday afternoon in our Senior Club’s Home ground at St. Raphaela’s Secondary School, Kilmacud.
As well as the hockey, the club has a vibrant social side which at junior level can range from cinema outings and fun days to overnight trips. We believe hockey is a great way for girls to make friends and keep fit and has the potential to become a lifelong passion as it has for many of us in the club.
We have an inspiring team of talented coaches who bring all their invaluable experience to help develop the girls’ skills and encourage a better understanding of the game in line with the IHA’s Hooked for Life model. All our coaches have been Garda vetted and have completed the Safeguarding Course for working with Children.
At Genesis we believe in trying to help each player maximize their abilities and so some members from our secondary school Colts will be offered a place in the Club’s “G-Force Squad”. They will be offered an additional mid-week training session which is designed to stretch them as players and they work in a small group environment to help improve their technical skill set.
Come and Join Us
If your daughter is interested in joining our junior club, please contact us at email@example.com for a registration form and a full welcome pack which tells you everything you need to know about becoming a member. Alternatively please fill out the form below.
Communication will be via
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.genesishockeyclub.ie
- What’s App: Via your team manager. Please ensure that your contact details are up to date. It is essential that text requests regarding matches are responded to in a timely fashion. Failure to do so may result in your child missing a match.
Training and matches will go ahead in rain, however ice may cause cancellations. We will do our best to communicate with everyone in advance. Please check your ‘what’s app’, as well as email messages.
Gum shields and shin guards are compulsory.Hand guards are highly recommended. Footwear shoud be suitable for Astro Turf pitches. We would also recommend sports gloves with grips, baselayers and hats for cold mornings. All girls must have their hair tied back off their face.
Matches normally take place on Sundays. Girls 1st year-U16’s play in an organised Leinster league. The younger age group play in occasional friendly matches, but the priority for these age groups is the development of hockey skills, teamwork and of course to have fun and be safe.
Subscriptions and Registration
Annual Subscription rates for 2017/18 Season: Child 1: €185, Child 2: €160, Child 3: €140, Child 4: Free
Subscription includes Lenister affiliation and team registration and personal accident insurance. Please note players are not insured until we have a completed registration form and their subscription has been paid in full and are therefore not eligible to train or play matches.
Available from O’Farrells Uniforms, Top Floor, Stillorgan Shopping Center (01) 210 8586.
1st - 6th classRed Polo Shirt / Red socks / Baselayer / track suit bottoms / Genesis Tracksuit top.
1st year - 4th year Genesis Red Shirt / Genesis Grey Skirt / Red socks / Genesis Tracksuit top. Please ensure that the child’s name is clearly visible.
Code of Ethics
Genesis Hockey Club has adapted the Code of Ethics ensure that the Clubs young people are safe-guarded in their participation in hockey in the Club. The Code additionally protects coaches, managers and leaders in addition to the players themselves and also ensure that we are up to date with current best practice and legislation within Ireland.See Genesis Hockey Code of Ethics
Code of Conduct
Genesis Hockey Club wants to provide the best possible environment for all people involved in the sport. All players deserve to be given enjoyable, safe sporting opportunities, free of abuse of any kind. These participants have rights, which must be respected, and responsibilities that they must accept. All players, coaches, volunteers and parents should be encouraged to realise that they have responsibilities to treat other participants and sports leaders with fairness and respect.
We ask each player, coach, volunteer and parent to adhere to our guidelines and codes of conduct and request that you all sign a copy to confirm your commitment to our policies and guidelines and return to your relevant Club Representative.See Genesis Hockey Code of Conduct
Genesis Hockey recognises the importance of a positive club culture in the prevention of all forms of bullying. Our club culture and atmosphere values and welcomes difference and diversity, and inclusivity and respect are at the clubs core.
Our aim is always to provide a safe and supportive environment to all our club members where positive behaviours are encouraged and all club members are aware that any form of bullying is unacceptable. Through our Core Values we are committed to achieving an environment which maximises the potential of all our members when playing or participating in Genesis Hockey.
We adopt a practical, common sense, compassionate and integrated approach to addressing bullying. We are committed to implementing structures and investing in relevant training to prevent and deal with allegations of bullying. With this ethos, Genesis Hockey is committed to ensuring that incidents of bullying are dealt with appropriately at all times.See Genesis Hockey Anti-Bullying Policy Statement
Children’s Officer and Designated Person
For concerns regarding the protection and welfare of Junior players please contact our Club Children’s Officer Ita Lynham, Phone 087 667 7727, Email: email@example.com. The Club Children’s Officers is an essential element in the creation of a quality atmosphere for young people in any club. They act as a resource to members with regard to children’s issues and also ensure that children have a voice in the running of the club and can talk freely about their experiences.
Designated Liaison Officer
Cliona Dooge, Phone: 086 603 6229, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only the Genesis Juniors train in UCD
See Map of the Hockey Pitches
We understand that you may have daughters training at different times and hopefully you can arrange car-pooling with other parents but UCD is a great venue. If you are joining us on a Sunday morning there is plenty to keep you busy. You can go for a jog, walk the dog, have a coffee or watch the session, just wrap up warm as standing on the sidelines can get chilly.
Please note that the toilets are in the UCD Sports Hall. If your child’s training is on the Patterson Pitch it is important that your child visits here first, as the distance to make a trip during training would be disruptive to their session.
Sunday mornings can be busy in UCD. Parking is usually free but there are some spaces that require pay and display, so always read the signs. Cars are frequently clamped in UCD so only park in designated spaces and with a parking ticket where appropriate.
The carpark to the far right of the hockey pitches is a membership only car park for the Sports Centre, so avoid parking here unless you happen to have a permit.
At the main entrance to the new sports centre is a coffee shop, open from 10am. It can also be accessed through the doors near the waterbase pitch, just follow the smell of coffee to the front of the building, beware that your scent may be thrown off a little as you pass the changing rooms! There are plenty of seats and places to read the papers and a hot chocolate is always popular when waiting for older sisters to finish. There is also a Centra on campus.
Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, Belfield, Sunday 11.30am and St Thomas, Church of Ireland, Fosters Ave, Sunday 10am
Walking and Running
UCD is a great place to walk or run while your daughter is training. There are a number of routes including a signposted 5km perimeter one.
It’s not all hockey
As you’ll see from our newsletters that as well as the hockey, the club has a vibrant social side which at junior level can range from cinema outings and fun days to overnight trips.
We believe hockey is a great way for girls to make friends and keep fit and has the potential to become a lifelong passion as it has for many of us in the club.See past Newsletters