Hockey is thriving at Caterham and is augmented by our Hockey Academy. It is the main sport for boys in the Spring term with field training taking place twice a week, building to three times a week in the Fifth Year and the Sixth Form.
There are also additional fitness and conditioning sessions, short corner practices and video analysis sessions. Matches are played every Saturday and our fixture list sees Caterham teams compete against excellent hockey schools in the Surrey and Sussex area. In addition, county tournaments and National Cup games happen mid-week.
Outside of the main boys’ hockey term, during the autumn term, there are indoor training sessions and matches for boys and girls. Fixtures are played against local schools and we enter boys’ and girls’ county tournaments at U16 and U18 level. Outdoors, Girls’ hockey takes place for all age groups during this term and runs alongside the main girls’ sports of Lacrosse and Netball, with training and matches happening midweek. Girls in 4th year and above, for whom hockey is their main sporting passion, may play in boys teams in the spring term.
To provide further development opportunities to our players, the Hockey Academy (mid-week evening training and holiday hockey camps) runs all year round.
The expertise of coaching within the staff is superb. Our Director of Hockey and Hockey Academy Manager, Peter Friend, has 17 years experience of playing in the England Hockey National League, 10 of which in the National Premier League, for teams including Brooklands HC, Premier League winners Wimbledon HC and currently Oxted HC. In addition, Peter has played in the Indoor National Premier League as well as the Euro Hockey League (Europe’s top club hockey competition), finishing 4th in 2017, and has been Head Coach of an England Hockey Performance Centre. Our Head of Senior School Hockey, Robert Mugridge, plays his club hockey in the National Premier League for Oxted HC and has represented Wales at senior international level.
As a result of the expert tuition that they receive, players develop quickly upon joining the school, progressing to a good playing level in the early years. As they move through the school, numerous players go on to play for Surrey and several play for their region in their respective age groups. The hockey programme’s aims are to develop a lifelong love of the sport and to prepare players for this in the best way possible.
Caterham School are now proud sponsors of Oxted Hockey Club’s junior section. Lots of Oxted HC players attend Caterham, creating a strong link between the two programmes and we are excited to see how this partnership will develop over the next few years.
To see regular updates and news from our hockey programme, including information on Hockey Academy camps and sessions, follow us on social media: Twitter- @Caterhamhockey
Mr Peter Friend
Director of Hockey and Hockey Academy Manager
Email: [email protected]
Mr Robert Mugridge
Head of Senior School Hockey
Email: [email protected]
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