National and International Success for the Slough Junior Jets Academy

Our friends at the Slough Junior Jets Academy have just released this impressive article regarding their success both nationally and internationally.

Slough Jets

2015/16 has been a good season for the Slough Junior Jets Academy as the Absolutely Ice based club has plenty of players representing Slough both nationally and internationally.

Under the stewardship of Director of Operations, Steve English, and Head Coach Ben Pitchley the hockey academy fields teams at Under 9, 11, 13, 15, 18 and 20 as well as a senior team competing in the National Ice Hockey League. A dedicated team of qualified coaches take practices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the academy and the teams play their league fixtures at the weekends.

As reward for their hard work and talent players can be selected to represent their conference, England or the pinnacle for any British hockey player, Great Britain. It is with pride the Slough Junior Jets Academy can announce the following players have been selected to represent Slough at Conference, England or Great Britain.

Great Britain

Under 18s – Lewis English

Under 16s – Callum Burnett

Girls Under 16s – Lucy Beal


Under 16s – Lewis English

Under 15s – Zack Milton, Callum Burnett

Under 14s – Jack Goodchild, Conner Cooke, Craig Ellis

Girls Under 14s – Lucy Beal

Under 13s – Juha Lindgren


Under 17s – Lewis English, Chris Hocquingy

Under 15s – Jack Goodchild, Conner Cooke, Craig Ellis, Zack Milton, Jason Newman, Callum Burnett

Under 13s – Juha Lindgren

Under 11s – Kyle Bradburn

Director Of Operations Steve English said; “We’re very proud of our ‘ambassador’ players. It’s testament to the skill they have and hard work they put in weekly in training but also the hard work and dedication of our coaching team. Ben [Pitchley] and the coaches plan each training session meticulously and also offer players tips and hints on nutrition and fitness. The boys and girls chosen are not just representing their conference or country but are also ambassadors for Slough, showing that the town has a lot of sporting talent.”


English continued “We’re grateful to the Management Team at Absolutely Ice and the staff who stay, often during anti-social hours for our training and other local hockey clubs. The rink is home to not only our club and its 150+ members but also a Premier Division Ladies team, Slough Phantoms, an additional needs team, SPICE Jets and recreational teams, Slough Tornados, Slough Scorpions, Slough Satans and Windsor Knights. SJJA trains players that go on to represent not just the senior Jets but other Slough clubs too and of course, in the case of the players announced here, their country.”