Hockey is offered to St Paul’s Collegiate School students during the winter sports season.

The St Paul’s hockey programme helps students develop the fundamental skills required to be an elite hockey player. Hockey is also offered as a high-performance sports option in Year 9 and 10.

To support this objective, St Paul’s engages high-quality coaching staff throughout all grades. Students also have direct access to St Paul’s strength and conditioning coach who creates individual strength training programmes that enable students to reach their goals. Midlands Hockey, a high-performance hockey association, is also located on-site.

All students train at least twice per week at Craig’s Investment Partners St Paul’s Hockey Centre. St Paul’s 1st XI boys train more often with sessions focused on strength, fitness, skill and video analysis. The centre is located on-site at St Paul’s and boasts an international-grade water turf, practice turf and the newly established hockey pavilion.

Over the course of the hockey season, St Paul’s teams compete in a number of events including:

  • Rankin Cup national secondary schools' competition
  • Waikato secondary schools' competition
  • Midlands intercity competitions
  • ANZAC Hockey festival Tanner Cup
  • Worner Shield (competed in by 3 x North Island teams and 3 x South Island teams)

High-performance hockey

Year 9 and 10 students with varying abilities at hockey, are offered the opportunity to receive specialist coaching during school hours. This covers skill-based training, strength and conditioning, hand-eye coordination, nutrition and emotional intelligence. For further information about the high-performance hockey programme, contact

Contact and coaches

Lincoln Churchill – Director of Hockey

Rankin Cup hockey final 2016, St Paul's Collegiate School vs Wairarapa College from St Paul's Collegiate School on Vimeo.

St Paul’s Hockey is proudly supported by:

  • Craigs Investment Partners
  • Little India Restaurant
  • Just Hockey
  • New World Rototuna
  • Solarix
  • Lugtons
  • Educare