With two artificial pitches and a full time Performance Director for Hockey, Reigate Grammar School has reinforced its vision of taking Hockey to the next level through the pursuit of excellence across all age groups.
Our high quality facility has received the accolade of being selected as one of England Hockey Coaching Workshops approved venues, as well as being a Surrey Hockey DC/SDC training location.
Girls` Hockey takes place during the Autumn Term, followed by the boys in the Spring Term. Currently, students on senior Games (Wednesday pm) have the opportunity to specialise in Hockey throughout the year. The list of teams we field is extensive as we offer as many of our students as possible the opportunity to represent RGS at Hockey. We take pride in the increasing number of our most talented performers gaining selection for County teams. Season 2017-18 saw 41 RGS pupils involved with county, regional or national representation. As well as two age groups reaching the national final of the Independent School Hockey Cup, with the U13s currently national ISHC champions.
On reflection of past success, we have introduced the RGS Player Development Programme (PDP) to enable identified individuals to represent different age groups in developing them to their full potential.
Coaching programmes have been specifically designed by Mr Chris Bowen, RGS’s Performance Director of Hockey, to be equally applicable to the development of core skills, game play, set plays and movement quality for all pupils.
In addition, our partnership with Reigate St Mary’s has enabled our indoor Hockey programme to progress positively with two training sessions per week.
As well as various club affiliations, the RGS Hockey Outreach Programme has grown positively. This involves our Performance Director going into local prep and primary schools and delivering coaching sessions as part of their P.E. curriculum.
Reigate Grammar School encourages talented performers from outside of the school to consider applying for a sport scholarship in Hockey, and would certainly make them welcome within our expanding elite athlete development programme should they be successful.
EVO-RGS Hockey Partnership
RGS benefits from an ongoing partnership with the UK’s top Hockey camps provider, EVO Hockey. This relationship has seen top international players, such as olympic gold medallist Susannah Townsend (Great Britain), Germany captain Janne Muller-Wieland and Australia international Luke Noblett attending to coach the school’s students, both during term-time and in school holiday periods. Visit the Evo Hockey website for more information.