Hockey is the key sport in the Michaelmas Term for girls and in the Lent Term for boys. There are plenty of teams within each age group, meaning there are opportunities for everyone to get involved and adevelop their game.

Opportunity for Participation

  • There are 12 girls’ and 12 boys’ teams.
  • Coaching is available for players of all abilities.
  • All teams train three times a week.
  • Boys train once a week in the Michaelmas Term and the girls once a week in the Lent and Summer Terms.
  • In the key terms, there are fixtures every Saturday for all teams as well as a number of midweek matches.
  • Inter-House hockey competitions are an opportunity for every student to be involved in the sport.
  • Buckingham Hockey Club - excellent club link providing exposure to adult training and fixtures for our students. Several Stoics play ladies and men’s hockey.

High Performance

  • All A teams have two coaches assigned to them.
  • Several coaches have international playing experience.
  • Boys have Senior development training in the Michaelmas Terms.
  • Girls have Junior and Senior development training in both the Lent and Summer Terms.
  • One-to-one sessions and video analysis is available for 1st XI and A teams.
  • We compete in the U14, U16 and U18 National cup for both girls and boys; whilst hosting the county and regional rounds.
  • There is a pre-season tour every year for both Senior girls and boys. Recent tour destinations include; Amsterdam, Lisbon and Brussels.
  • Hockey players holding Sports Awards are invited to be part of the Stowe Performance Programme where they receive extra strength & conditioning, mentoring, sports physchology and nutritional advice.


Facilities

  • Two high quality floodlit AstroTurf pitches both with a covered seating area.
  • Warm up and a goalkeeper AstroTurf area.
  • Video analysis tower and a high definition video mast.
  • Ball machine.
  • High specification kits for all goalkeepers.

Coaches

  • Ben Scott - Head of Hockey (Northampton Saints, Nottingham University, Beeston, Sheffield, Khalsa and England Universities).
  • Over 25 passionate and dedicated staff make up the coaching team, many of these come from within the academic staff.
  • We also have a number of hockey specific staff, including current international players.