Exciting new roles advertised at Blackburn Junior Hawks


Junior-Hawks-Blackburn Junior Hawks are excited to announce two important new roles aimed at developing the club further. These roles are Media and Communications Officer, and Sponsorship and Fundraising Officer. Reporting to the Recruitment and Development Officer, and the Treasurer respectively these two new roles will focus on supplementing our team of volunteers in order to further develop the club. For further particulars please click on the following links in order to download the job relevant descriptions.


Media and Communications Officer


Sponsorship and Fundraising Officer


In addition to the above new roles, the club are also advertising for a new Child Protection Officer. Our current CPO has decided to concentrate on his duties as Treasurer, and so we are looking for someone new to take on this challenge and develop the club further. The job description for this role can be downloaded at the following link


Child Protection Officer


If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Alistair Corner, our club secretary at acorner1962@icloud.com, or please talk to a committee member at rink side.

New Conference Coaches

Fletch and Dadswell

Blackburn Junior Hawks are delighted to announce that Assistant Director of Hockey, Mike Fletcher, and u11s Lead Coach Adam Dadswell have been selected to be Northern Conference Coaches for the upcoming season. Being selected to represent the Northern Conference at any level is an honour and a privilege and we are proud that two of our coaches are now part of this setup.



This is a fantastic achievement by both coaches and is an important first step for our club in moving towards our objectives of developing elite level coaches who can then develop and improve the players at our club dramatically in the coming 3-5 years. We are all extremely proud to announce Mike & Adam as part of the Northern Conference coaching staff for the 2016/17 season.



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Sheffield Joy for Blackburn Hawks u9s



Blackburn Hawks u9s travelled to Sheffield last weekend to take part in the annual u9s tournament. Short benched but full of heart, they conquered all, remained unbeaten and won the event. Well done to the triumphant u9s.


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New Assistant Director of Hockey!


Blackburn Junior Hawks are delighted to be able to announce Mike Fletcher as the clubs Assistant Director of Hockey for the 2016 – 17 Season.


As part of the clubs new sporting structure, the Assistant Director of Hockey will report to the Director of Hockey and help define and implement strategy changes the will benefit members whilst satisfying the day to day sporting needs of the organisation.


Mike has spent the last two seasons at Blackburn after moving from Bradford to play for the Blackburn Eagles in 2014. Already having a wealth of coaching experience from his time in Bradford, Mike was asked by then Head Coach Iain Hanson to help out with the u18s Junior Hawks, and more recently to be the lead coach for the u20s. Mike has gone from strength to strength and his influence is now felt on more than just the u18s and u20s, with his enthusiasm and desire to win being felt across all age groups.

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Blackburn Junior Hawks Announce Open Trials


Blackburn Junior Hawks Ice Hockey Club is pleased to announce dates for open trials for all our junior teams for the forthcoming season. We are looking to recruit players at all age groups and as part of this free open trials are taking place from week commencing 27th June at Blackburn Arena. Trials will run for four weeks and the session times for each age group is given below



  • U9s / U11s (2006 and after):     From Monday 27th June at 7 – 8pm
  • U13s (2004 and 2005):                From Friday 1st July at 7 – 8pm
  • U15s (2002 and 2003):                From Tuesday 28th June at 7 – 8pm
  • U18s (1999, 2000 and 2001):    From Thursday 30th June at 6:45 – 7:45pm
  • U20s (1997 and 1998):                 From Wednesday 29th June at 6:45 – 7:45 pm

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Darlow the Director!

Matt Darlow


Blackburn Junior Hawks are delighted to be able to announce Matt Darlow as their new Director of Hockey for the 2016/17 Season.


The Blackburn Hawks senior team Head Coach has agreed to take on responsibility for the junior section of the club too, bringing his 20 years of coaching experience to the club as a whole. Matt replaces outgoing Director of Hockey, Iain Hanson who has decided to retire at the end of the 2015/16 season. Under Iain’ guidance the fortunes of the Blackburn Juniors have changed dramatically, and the impact that Iain has had around the place cannot be understated.


Matt comes to the role as Director of Hockey after an impressive 20 years of coaching, with experience of head coach roles at all levels and twice nominated for coach of the year at senior level. His appointment will cause excitement throughout the club, and we are looking forward to Matt getting to work developing the good talent that we have in the junior ranks

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