Hockey season takes place during the spring term. In common with netball, it is extremely popular.
Our specialist hockey coach, Mr Jordan, brings the sport to life in a way that makes it easy for the girls to learn, and they quickly progress from practising the basic skills to playing both in fixtures and in tournaments.
During training sessions the girls learn to pass, trap and dribble at speed with the ball. They develop their tactical knowledge by understanding positions and set drills for corners. All senior girls in Year 3 to Year 6 represent the school in hockey fixtures, and they can all to experience the camaraderie, resilience and pride that come from competing in a team. The training sessions and matches take place on all-weather pitches in order for the girls to play the sport at a fast pace and to the highest possible standard.
Over the past two years, Eaton House Girls' School teams in Years 4, 5 and 6 have won their respective age groups in the Dolphin School Hockey Tournament, which features a number of local schools. With hockey being so enjoyed at school, we are also very proud of the girls who go on to play at club level in the local area.
South London has a number of clubs, including Wayfarers Hockey Club, which our girls attend, and we are delighted that some then even progress to county level. Our success is, in part, due to the fact that the girls in Year 2 also start to develop their hockey knowledge in the spring term and are introduced to basic dribbling, passing and tackling.