Hockey is played by all girls at King Edward’s School throughout the Autumn Term. A and B teams are offered for Years 7 and 8. Year 9 & 10 have A team and occasional B team fixtures, and Year 11, 12 and 13 pupils play in the 1st and 2nd teams. The fixture card is balanced and challenging, with the majority of fixtures taking place on Saturdays but with the addition of a few mid-week games. The U12s and U13s also enjoy local school tournaments and we have hosted our own U15 tournament since 2011.
The School also enters county competitions at U18, U16, U14 and U13 level, and on many occasions we have reached the semi finals of these tournaments. In 2014, the U16s reached the county final and qualified for the regional finals for the first time. In addition, Girls’ Hockey regularly hosts national and overseas touring sides. Many girls have links to local clubs and also are selected to attend the Junior Development Academy, with some progressing to the Junior Regional Performance Centre. Many of our girls attend Bath Buccaneers' Hockey Club and City of Bath Hockey club to develop their hockey.
Girls’ Hockey benefits from a committed and experienced team of staff. Each year group receives a weekly two hour games session during the school day, which focuses on the development of individual skills and understanding the game. There is also a weekly training session after school that is primarily used for developing the team for matches. The 1st team also participates in a pre-season hockey festival in Cheltenham.
To celebrate achievement, we have a sports awards ceremony where girls are awarded the prestigious titles ‘Most Improved Player’ and ‘Player of the Season’ for each team.
The School has one artificial pitch located in the centre of the main site and benefits from regular use of two additional artificial pitches at the University of Bath. Pupils also have supervised access to use the school gym to develop their strength and conditioning.
- Pippa Barnes Wessex Leopards 2011
- Susie Barnes Wessex Leopards 2012
- Molly Buxton Scotland U18 Squad