In years 8 to 10 hockey is introduced as an extra-curricular school club in the Sports Hall. Practices run throughout the autumn and summer terms. The basic skills are introduced and matches are played in teams of five or six. Members of the school first team assist the member of staff in charge with the organisation of the session. This club has proved to be very popular with students.
We are developing our fixture list at U16 level. Our team successfully reached the final of the Lancashire section of the National Boys' schools' cup in 2008.
Pupils in years 11 to 13 may choose hockey as their winter sports option. We offer these pupils the opportunity of representing the school 1st XI in competitive fixtures against other schools all over the North-West. Our home venue is the Astroturf at Horwich Leisure centre which also doubles as the training facility for our Wednesday sports lessons.
We offer around 18 competitive matches during the autumn and spring terms largely on Wednesday afternoons. We encourage our stronger players to further their skills by representing senior teams on a Saturday afternoon at either Preston or Bolton Hockey clubs with whom we have strong links.