Girls’ hockey is enjoyed and played in the Autumn term. We field hockey teams from 1st XI right through to U9s in the Preparatory School.
The amount of teams has grown over the last couple of years and we currently field ten girl’s teams; including 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI at senior level. All pupils, regardless of their experience are able to receive regular hockey training and we provide opportunity for as many students as possible to participate in school matches. Regular fixtures are arranged midweek and on Saturdays for the students to take part in.
Facilities at Ratcliffe are outstanding and we are very proud of our newly developed International Standard Hockey Pitch to go along side our existing one. The standard and participation of hockey has been raised by the fact that we now have two full size pitches on site. In addition to this we boast some exceptional standard of coaching through experienced hockey players and coaches within our current staff, as well as some superb outside coaching. Within this framework of our team of dedicated and highly qualified coaches is MT13 Coach and Great Britain U21 International Tom Sorsby. Tom also plays for Beeston 1st XI in the National Premier League. In addition to this, and new for this coming academic year, MT13 and Nottingham University Director Matt Taylor will be running regular Hockey Camps during the holidays, as well as individual one on one sessions throughout the hockey terms
Hockey at Ratcliffe is all about participation as well as success and as a result, our teams have enjoyed some fantastic achievements.
It is important to us here at Ratcliffe that we provide opportunity for Individual player develop. This is extremely valuable to the player and equally important to the development of our hockey at school. Students can access through school Development Centres, Academy Centres and Regional Performance Centres. We are extremely proud of the fact that we are involved as a school in the England Hockey Player pathway and have the fact that we are the host venue for the Leicestershire Academy Centre. We provide opportunity through club links for our students to gain club experience which includes Men’s and Women’s National League Clubs.
We believe here at Ratlciffe that we provide opportunity for all students, irrespective of experience, to achieve their maximum potential through hockey and above all else gain enjoyment and friendship.