At The Downs Malvern, we are very lucky to have our own astro pitch here on site. In the Autumn Term, the girls play hockey with two Senior 7-a-side teams, (years 7 and 8), two under 11 7-a-side teams (Years 5 and 6) and also two under 9 7-a-side teams (Years 3 and 4). We also play 11-a-side games at senior level.
In the Lent term the boys take up the ‘sticks’, with similar teams selected. We aim for up to two competitive matches a week along with an Inter-House competition.
Both the boys and the girls have had team success in the last few years, with the girls winning the County 11-a-side tournament last year, and both boys and girls representing Herefordshire at the Regional West of England tournament.
We also have individual success with players regularly participating at JDC (Development) and JAC (Academy) and this year we have had a number selected to go onto the JRPC (Regional).
All staff have a passion for the game and many years' experience in Prep school sport. We also receive additional expert coaching from external coaches.
We aim to achieve the best from both the boys and girls, instilling passion for the game whilst understanding the complexities of the sport. Ultimately, the enjoyment of the game is our primary aim.