Change to the training fee payment (Wednesday Night Training)

In a change to our current system of paying training fees at the start of each session, fees should be paid upfront either as one payment for the whole season or in two instalments.  Total cost will be

  • Senior £75.00 or 2 instalments of £40.00
  • Junior (including those in full time education) £60.00 or 2 instalments of £30.00

The cost has been worked out on our current weekly fees x25 weeks although the full season consists of 31 weeks. 

Payment schedule:

  • 1st August – full training fee payment or instalment 1
  • 30th September – Membership fees to be paid
  • 1st January – training fee instalment 2

Anyone occasionally training/visiting will be charged a weekly fee of £3.50 (seniors) or £2.50 (juniors).


24Hour Hockey

Kirkby Stephen Hockey Club hosted its first 24 hour Hockey Festival on Saturday 30th June, attracting over 300 people to come and join the fun in the glorious sunshine. The festival was held to help raise funds towards replacing the all-weather synthetic pitch located at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, which belongs to Kirkby Stephen Community Sports Association.
The festival was a great success with all ages and abilities joining in over the course of the day. Kicking things off in the morning the junior tournaments welcoming over 100 children to the pitch. They were followed by the Family Fun matches which saw Grandparents, parents, aunties, uncles and long lost cousins dusting of their sticks to join the children. To carry the festival on through the night over 80 players then took to the pitch to play hockey of all standards in what was a friendly and fantastic effort from all involved
In addition to the tournaments One Sports Warehouse attended the event during the day allowing players to buy new kit from top to toe and sample new hockey sticks which was very popular. ( With fun stalls, face-painting, raffle, homemade cakes & refreshments, music, BBQ and a Bar… there was plenty to keep everyone entertained from morning to night. Players could even have a half price sports massage courtesy of Anthea Bowman of AB Sports Therapy who kindly donated every penny made to the event (
The event was a huge achievement raising over £3,000. It was a pleasure to see so many members of Kirkby Stephen Hockey Club having fun and playing alongside other Cumbria Clubs, ex-players, friends and family plus the wider community.
Kirkby Stephen hockey club would like to offer sincere thanks to everyone who helped out at the event with the planning, organisation, setting up and cleaning up. Thank you goes out to everyone who helped out with organising the children during day at the pitch and the evening hockey sessions too... and to all the volunteers who helped with the refreshments, stalls, car parking, BBQ, music and Bar.

The event wouldn’t have been the success it was without everyone who came to the pitch to play and to support. It was a great community sports event which will hopefully help to fund hockey in the town for future generations.


Use your Co-op card to help support our new pitch!


Do you have a co-op membership card?
Did you know every time you shop at the co-op 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services could go towards helping fund our new astroturf pitch?

This could really help if everyone joined in so please call up or go to to designate your 1% to go towards the pitch. It takes 5 minutes of your time to back Kirkby Stephen Community Sports Association and with over £200,000 to raise every penny really does help.

PLEASE SHARE to try and help to keep an astroturf pitch at Kirkby Stephen! #TheCoopWay #keepourpitch

About the Project

Over 600 adults and young people use the all weather pitch on a regular basis. This enables them to develop team work and social skills, alongside physical and mental health benefits that physical activity develops. Keeping people active and focused reduces crime and anti social behaviour and our pitch is accessible to all social economic backgrounds so everyone can benefit from using the pitch.

About the Charity

Kirkby Stephen Community Sports Association runs and looks after the All Weather Pitch at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School. The pitch provides a space for primary and secondary aged children to join sports clubs and play regular sport and adults to keep fit through social sport e.g. 5 a side football leagues and hockey fun evenings. School children benefit in their PE lesson and extra curricular activities. North of England and Cumbria league hockey matches and county tournaments are regularly played here along with Young Farmers sports competitions and National Sports Governing Body training courses. The pitch is now over twenty years old and is in need of replacement this will cost nearly £200 000 pounds so any support that can be given would be very much appreciated. Many Thanks.