St Neots Hockey Club are stepping up their preparations for the new season.

The club are starting on-pitch training sessions for their men's and ladies teams this week.

The male sessions are at Longsands Academy on Tuesdays (7.30pm to 9.30pm) while the women's training is at the same venue on Thursdays, running from 7pm to 9pm.

The club will have a total of 11 teams playing regularly – seven for men and four for women – in the new campaign, as well as a mixed social side.

Any prospective new players can either go along to the relevant training session, make contact with the club through their new website - http://stneotshc.clubbuzz.co.uk/ - or contact coach Duncan Talbot on 07906802557 or scoutwell.supplies@btinternet.com

St Neots also have a flourishing academy set-up with a host of junior sides from Under 8 upwards.