Hockey at RGS
Throughout both Michaelmas and Lent term, Girls' alternate between Hockey and Netball in their Games lessons. Each age group have at least one squad training session after school every week, with additional training opportunities also available, including indoor Hockey. Competitive fixtures are played over two terms, both on Saturdays and midweek. Our Hockey facilities include a training astro on the senior school site, an astro pitch at RGS The Grange and a fully equipped indoor Hall with a balcony. Our coaching team is lead by Head of Hockey: Leanne Bennett and includes Stuart Davies, Andy Rogers, Sally-Anne Smith, Ben Tanner and Mark Evetts. This breath of experience provides pupils of all abilities with the opportunity to participate.
Our philosophy for Hockey at RGS
We strive to achieve two things in Hockey at RGS. Firstly by encouraging all girls to get involved in Hockey during Games lessons and Extra Curriculum opportunities, we aim to increase participation and engagement levels of girl’s involvement in the sport. Secondly we have aspirations to achieve excellence in terms of playing standard and results.
In order to achieve these two aims we provide differentiated training sessions that challenge and support players regardless of their ability. Our fixtures calendar is structured to play a variety of schools in friendly matches where all players will have the opportunity to be involved. It also includes County-qualifying tournaments for Regional and National competitions, where a coach maybe more selective when choosing players for these events. We encourage talented players to continue their Hockey outside of school through club links and the England Hockey player pathway. As a Hockey department we appreciate that the girls participate in a range of sports and activities across the school and that occasionally clashes will arise. We will do our upmost to support pupils if we are made aware of these issues.
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