Colts and Minis
The club is known for its strong Youth section. We have teams for both boys and girls at U18, U16, U14 (Colts) , U12 and U10 (Mini) level as well as a mixed U8s team. The teams compete in local leagues (for example the Mercian League) and in the England Hockey National competitions. Old Loughts boys and girls sides have been successful as National Champions on a number of occasions recently both in the indoor a nd outdoor competitions.
Colts regularly play for Essex at all age groups and a pleasing number of our colts compete in the Futures Cup each year and represent England at age group level. Colts are also eligible to play for the Men's and Ladies teams and our Academy side provides a transition to the top teams.
A number of Old Loughts colts now play for the GB teams.
The Mini section is particularly vibrant and we welcome players of all abilities who want to learn and to play.
The majority of our men's first team started as Mini or Colt members of the club and we aim to coach Minis to aspire to play for our National League teams whilst at all times playing their hockey primarily for fun.