St Angela’s competes at A level in hockey. We have teams at minor, junior and senior level, all coached by a group of experienced coaches (some of whom are past pupils). Training takes place on Wednesday afternoon in the Mardyke with students making their own way to training. There is also training on a Saturday morning in the Ursulines in Blackrock. A schedule of training times is issued by the end of September to all students who sign up for hockey. All students are welcome to join, no hockey experience is necessary.
Coordinating teacher: Ms Jessica Higginbotham
Uniform & requirements: Gum shield, shin guards, polo shirt, navy tracksuit pants, rain gear and suitable runners. It is important that students are togged out appropriately for both training and matches. Please ensure that for their own safety, players are in appropriate footwear for the surface they are training on.
For travelling to matches: players wear navy track pants, navy polo shirt and navy track top or hoodie for the relevant sport. It is not appropriate for girls to wear hockey skirts whilst travelling to training on the public bus.
Communication: Hockey notices and updates are posted on the Hockey noticeboard outside the PE hall. Other notices regarding fees or cancellations due to bad weather will be sent via the school app.
Permission: Students must have a note in their journal, signed by parents indicating their permission for their daughter to attend the match. It is the students responsibility to have the note countersigned by the Principal or Deputy Principal before they leave for a match. Students must be signed out of the school office before they leave the premises.
Commitment: It is imperative that players are committed to their sport. This involves attending training sessions on a regular basis. If there is not a consistent group of players at training it is very difficult to build team morale and be successful. It can be very frustrating for all concerned. Players must be punctual for all sessions. Players arriving late disrupt training and it is not fair on those who have arrived on time. Players who are consistently late may forfeit their place on a team. We would like to remind parents that it has always been school policy that school training and matches take priority over club training and matches.