Hockey is primarily played at Dulwich College in the Lent Term where we field 4 senior teams, and A and B teams at U15, U14 and U13 level. Hockey is played as a co-curricular club in the U12 age group and matches generally played on a Friday after school. In the Junior School there are U11, U10 and U9 fixtures that run from A-D teams. The fixture list is extremely strong including Trinity, Caterham, Eltham, St George’s and our near neighbours Alleyns as well as Whitgift in the Lower School.
The Lower, Middle and Upper School also have training sessions for practice in the Michaelmas terms. As the Lent Term is normally short we use the Michaelmas term for a lot of the technical coaching in preparation for the competitive term.
We continue to run very successful trips abroad over the past few years for U13 and senior teams. Destinations have included Amsterdam, Barcelona and San Sebastián. This gives the boys a chance to train and play against different styles and experience different cultures. In Summer 2016, the 1st team undertook a very memorable and successful tour to Singapore and Malaysia where many friends were made and experiences had.
A number of boys have gone on to gain representative honours in recent years. This includes boys having represented Surrey and Kent squads and also being invited to JRPC assessment camps.
Our philosophy is to create an environment where all boys are welcome and encouraged to play and enjoy, with the ultimate aim of hockey being a sport for life. Boys are also encouraged and helped to perform at elite level if they desire and extra sessions are always accessible.
Master in charge of hockey is Justin King (ex South Africa international) who alongside Stephen Kelly (current Wales international) run the programme and are supported by a team of keen and willing staff. We also employ specialists to help run hockey in the Lent Term.