Hockey

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 and practice turf.

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

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 hockey@stpauls.school.nz.

Contact and coaches

Daniel Harper (teacher in charge)
d.harper@stpauls.school.nz

View our hockey coaches here

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
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