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Hockey

Every pupil has the opportunity to develop their team play and skills – both technical and specialist – to the max, from goalkeeper to goal scorer. At every step of the way, our knowledgeable, motivated staff are ready and able to support them. We love the journey and making happy sporting memories.

Collaborative, competitive and inclusive

We encourage and support participation and learning for all pupils at every level, with competitive fixtures for students of all abilities. Whatever the level of play, our staff’s infectious passion for hockey aims to inspire and develop a love for the game and to help each player achieve their ambitions.

 

Format

Hockey is the biggest team sport at Woodbridge School, being played competitively by all girls (Michaelmas Term) and boys (Lent Term), from Years 7 to 10. In Years 11 to 13, it is the main team sport option for girls and boys in the respective terms. Hockey is played during games lessons and there are extra-curricular sessions for every year group/team.

 

Competitions

We actively encourage motivated and talented players to get involved with hockey in their community, be that joining a club or taking part in County trials to progress through the Player Pathway. Woodbridge School pupils achieve yearly success at County level and above.

 

Special events

Inter-school matches: Lower School fixtures are played mostly on Wednesdays during mid-week games lessons, with every pupil having the opportunity to play in competitive fixtures. In Year 9 and above, fixtures are played mid-week and some Saturdays. There are opportunities for advanced players to ‘play up’, when this is appropriate and possible.

 

Notable achievements

Since its inception, the England Hockey Performance Centre has featured players from Woodbridge School, with some achieving higher National success. Similarly, our players have enjoyed much success at club level, playing in National and top Regional Leagues for clubs in Suffolk and Norfolk.

 

Meet the staff

Head of Hockey: Mariette Rix

179 test matches (caps), a double Olympian (2008 & 2012) and a playing career that also includes two World Cups, one Commonwealth games and two Champions Challenge Tournaments.

  • Level 2 Hockey Coach
  • EH National League Coach
  • England Hockey Performance Centre goalkeeper coach

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