Stowe have a good relationship with Buckingham Ladies Hockey Club (BLHC) who play in the National Premiership and use the school pitches. Our more talented girls are invited to attend training at BLHC to help them continue to develop in a different environment, with different coaches.
Indoor Hockey is starting to take off at Stowe with four teams (boys’ U16 & U18, girls’ U16 & U18) representing the School in the National Indoor Competition. This form of the game really highlights the core skills needed to excel in outdoor version, but is also fast, fun and great for aerobic fitness.
Every three years there is a major Hockey tour for the boys’ and girls’ 1st XI squads. Pre-Season tours also regularly take place, with teams visiting local European Hockey playing nations such as Holland, Belgium and Germany. Future tours will potentially include South Africa, Malaysia, India and Australia. Over the coming years we are looking to bring in junior tours for both the boys and girls.
Significant investment has been directed towards Hockey at Stowe over the last few years; the new AstroTurf in August 2015 with new dugouts, four new goals, re-developed warm up area and two new camera platforms. The School has also invested over £10,000 in video analysis equipment, which is a very powerful learning tool accessible to all Hockey teams.
External coaches are brought in to enhance to coaching talent already utilised by the students. A Goalkeeper coach has been hired to develop the specialised position and each