Hockey at Norwich School is an increasingly exciting and dynamic part of our sports provision. It boasts the largest number of teams. Such is the range of coaching expertise and the number of teams across the age groups, that all players are able to find training sessions and fixtures to suit their ability and further their development.
At the lower end of the school, our indoor hockey programme is continuing to shape and improve the technical proficiency of our junior players, while many of our senior teams have recently pushed for national success. Indeed, with the help of the coaching staff, and through our close links with local clubs, we have been able to support a number of our elite athletes in their pursuit to play representative hockey.
Developing links with the elite coaching company 'Living Hockey' has also fed significantly into our player development. We have already helped host 2 Living Hockey camps that have seen the likes of Brett Garrard (former GB international) and Todd Williams (former Australian International) run a series of high quality training days, drawing on their expertise of international playing and coaching. Part of these camps also featured masterclass clinics from Mink Van Der Weerden (2012 Olympic Dutch Silver Medalist) and Richard Alexander (GB international).
In addition to the regular school fixtures and numerous county and regional tournaments, we have recently embarked on a number of hockey tours. In 2012 our 1st XI boys and girls travelled to Amsterdam to take part in a week long European Hockey Festival where players experienced top level training sessions led by Dutch National League coaches. In August 2013, Norwich School are embarking on their first ever mixed long haul hockey tour. 30 players are currently in the final stages of preparation, readying themselves for a 2 week tour of Malaysia. This Far East adventure promises to be a trip of a lifetime, as well as a physically and mentally demanding challenge.