Hockey Season

It has been a hugely successful and enjoyable hockey season. There has been a 63% win/draw ratio for our hockey teams; with 295 goals scored & only 192 conceded, which are the best overall statistics for many years. In addition, 23 teams have represented the School, which is the highest number ever achieved.

A talented and creative 1st XI won 9 and drew 3 of their 16 matches. They finished as Wiltshire U18 Champions having beaten Marlborough, and also recorded memorable victories over Bryanston, Kingswood and King Edward VI, Southampton. As Captain, Shona O’Dwyer has been quite outstanding on and off the pitch, in terms of her leadership and consistently high level of performance, whilst the other five Upper Sixth players have been excellent. Debutant Caitlin Maclean scored 15 times, whilst a number of younger players have also played a huge part in the achievements of the team.

The other Senior teams all gave good accounts of themselves, with our strength in depth again in evidence. The 2nds won 5 and drew 2 of their dozen matches, the 3rds won 4 and drew 2 of their 9 games and the 4ths registered a resounding 11-0 win over Pangbourne.

In the Lower School, the U14 age group won two thirds of their matches and scored 75 goals between the three teams. Polly Campbell and Hermione Warburton-Hogben both finished with 12 goals apiece for the As. Furthermore, the U13As also won nearly 70% of their games, and the U12 age group lost only 3 matches out of 19, for whom the U12As won 7 out of 8. Maya House and Sophie Grant have been in fine goal scoring form for the U13As and U12As, respectively, with Maya scoring 27 in a prolific season and Sophie Grant 17.

Matt Collison, Head of PE and Hockey

Hockey at Dauntsey's

Hockey is played at Dauntsey’s as the main sport for the girls and boys in the Autumn and Spring Terms respectively. The aim of the coaching team is to develop individual core skills, as well as preparing teams to represent the School on match days. There is a big emphasis on creating a team ethos and pupils are encouraged to take leadership on the field. All boys and girls have games twice a week throughout the term, with extra practices taking place where necessary – read more