We strive to attain two main objectives in Hockey at RGS: commitment through participation and excellence in performance and results. Hockey has a balanced programme of team training and individual development during two terms of intense competition. RGS regularly achieves success at County and Regional level, as well as reaching the National stage in both the Indoor and Outdoor Schools Championships. The school has also produced National League and Performance Centre players who have gone on to represent their Country. RGS is proud of the links it continues to build with both local clubs and England Hockey and there is a strong outreach programme to support the local community.
Hockey at RGS Worcester
Players enjoy the use of top-class facilities for both Indoor and Outdoor hockey training which will only be enhanced further with the development of a new state-of-the-art Hockey facility at Perdiswell from 2020-21 onwards. This will provide RGS with unrivalled provision to assist in the development of Hockey for both girls and boys in the future. The potential to work in partnership with Worcester Hockey Club is a particularly attractive proposition that will enhance the provision of Hockey in the local area.
The RGS ‘Hockey framework’ aims to isolate key principles and develop them through independent learning, allowing pupils to bring their creativity and individual style to our systems of play. Fixtures are very competitive in what is a strong region for the sport. Our coaching is a real strength and we are fortunate enough to have Olympic Bronze medallist, Miss Sally Walton, as our Head of Hockey Coaching.
Hockey at RGS benefits from a linear style of leadership. Following an application process, young leaders have the opportunity to learn from their older peers in weekly meetings, as well as receiving performance feedback. The aim is to identify and develop the characteristics of a good leader throughout their RGS Hockey experience. The Hockey programme supports our Charter for Sport in an attempt to create well-rounded Hockey players who uphold the high standards set both on and off the field of play.