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Hockey

At Surbiton High School, our hockey programme is reaching new heights with the ultimate goal of fostering a lifelong love for sport. We aim for our pupils to continue playing hockey after they leave school, whether at university, in club hockey, or at an international level. This ongoing engagement is how we define our success.

Central to our programme is the choice we offer pupils, empowering them to decide their level of participation. We support each pupil’s journey with tailored programmes in a fun, competitive and immersive team environment.

Participation and Performance

We pride ourselves on offering a nationally competitive environment that perfectly balances academics with top-level sports while also providing a fun and engaging programme for players of all ages and standards. This approach helps our students become well-rounded, multi-skilled student-athletes. We aim to make participation easy and enjoyable by offering a wide range of activities that are accessible without being overwhelming. By minimising scheduling conflicts and maximising enjoyment, we keep our students engaged and enthusiastic. Regular Saturday morning fixtures are a staple in the lower school, during the autumn term, tapering off as students grow older to accommodate their club hockey commitments and manage their pitch time, ensuring their overall well-being.

Coaching Team

Our programme is supported by a diverse team of full-time PE teachers, hockey coaches, and academic staff who are active members of the hockey community, playing for various local clubs. Jonny Gall, a former England International, oversees the programme as Head of Hockey. External coaches bring a wealth of experience, including current and former international players and current Premier League players, ensuring all players receive coaching from hockey specialists.

Facilities

Surbiton High boasts state-of-the-art all-weather astroturf pitches at the Hinchley Wood Sports Ground, providing excellent facilities for our players. We also utilise stunning all-weather pitches at local clubs.

Competitions

Our competitive fixture list is designed to challenge our students, encouraging them to push their boundaries and develop confidence on the pitch. Surbiton High is a regular contender at County, Regional, and National competitions in London Hockey, England Hockey, and Independent Schools Cup competitions.

2023-2024

  • U18 3rd Place T1 National finals
  • U16 Indoor 3rd National Final Regional + County Winners
  • U15  ISHC National Plate Winners
  • U13  4th ISHC Nationals
  • U12  T1 Regionals Winners
  • U14 T1 National Quarter finals
  • U16 T1 National Quarter finals
  • U18 St Georges 6’s – Runners up

Representative:

  • England U18 – CJ W
  • England U16 – Izzy Y, Pheobe B, Charley W, Katie S

2022-2023

  • U13 National T1 Winners
  • U13 National ISHC Winners
  • U14 National T1 Winners
  • U15 ISHC National Winner
  • U16 National T1 Quarter finals
  • U18 National T1 Quarter finals
  • U12 Regional Winners T1 + T2
  • U16 – Indoor National Finals
  • U18 – Indoor 3rd National Finals
  • U18 St Georges 6’s – Winners
  • U13 Regional Winners T1 + T2

Representative:

  • England U18 – Hettie W, Freya R, Elani S
  • England U16 – Izzy Y, Amelie C

2021-2022

  • U14 National T1 Winners
  • U13 ISHC National Winners
  • U13 Regional Winners
  • U12 Regional Winners
  • U18 National Quarter Finals

Representative:

  • England U18 – Elani S

Internal Competitions

Internal matches and training add a unique twist to our programme. We frequently organise inter-year group and inter-level competitions, helping us gauge how our players handle different challenges. The season culminates in the highly anticipated inter-house hockey competition.

Representative Success

Surbiton High School proudly has students playing representative hockey at various levels, including local clubs, London and Surrey Hockey, Talent academies, and junior internationals. Current pupils CJ W, Izzy Y, Phoebe B, Katie S, and Charley W are playing for the England age group teams.

Alumni Success

  • 2023 – F. Robinson: GB EDP
  • 2023 – E. Sherwood: England U21 – UMAS (USA)
  • 2023 – H. Whittington: England U18 – Yale (USA)
  • 2022 – L. Gavino: Michigan State (USA)
  • 2021 – M. La Huray: GB EDP – Harvard (USA)
  • 2021 – G. Townsend: Stanford (USA)
  • 2021 – E. Wood: GB U21 – Birmingham University
  • 2020 – H. Klugman: England U16
  • 2020 – H. Walder: Scotland U16

Scholarships

We offer scholarships at both 11+ and sixth form. Learn more about Year 7 scholarships and Sixth Form scholarships.

We invite you to join our thriving hockey programme and become part of a community dedicated to excellence in both, academics and sports.

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Lola Anderson