Hockey Club takes place during the Autumn and Spring Terms on Thursdays after School. Practices are held on Cheltenham Ladies' College astro pitch.
The club is open to all children from Year 4 to Year 6. Individual skills practice leads towards small group games. Children are introduced to the positional play required in seven a-side hockey. This younger age group play within a mixed boys' and girls' team, and play two fixtures during each term of the Hockey season.
Progression follows to the Year 5 and 6 squad which is coached by Mr Richard Wright. Girls' Hockey takes priority during the Autumn term, leaving Boys' hockey the priority sport for the Spring term. Skills are developed during further individual practises and drills in addition to tactical and positional awareness for the match. There is further emphasis on team work and match preparation.
Both Girls' and Boys' teams represent Airthrie during their respective terms. The Under 11 teams hold fixtures against local schools and enters GHA and ISA tournaments on a regular basis. Liaison between school and club hockey is strong and a significant number of players are encouraged to join junior hockey clubs.
Previously, Airthrie entered the inaugural ISA Boys' and Girls' Tournaments, which are held at Lee Valley, The Olympic Hockey Stadium.
Girls' Fixture List:
Cheltenham College 'B', Dean Close Hockey Skills Day, Rendcomb College, Berkhampstead, St Edward's, Richard Pate's School, Kitebrook House, King's School, Gloucester, The Elms, ISA Girl's U11 Championships, GHA Cheltenham Schools and Club Tournaments.
Boys' Fixture List:
Hockey Skills Day, Cheltenham College 'B', Magdelen College, Oxford, The Downs, The Elms, Richard Pate's School, Dean Close 'B', King's Gloucester, ISA Boys' U11 Championships, GHA Cheltenham District Schools and Club Tournaments.
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During the first full week of term the boys' hockey team played a practice match against a very strong Richard Pate A Team. From the opening whistle it was clear that we were up against very able... Read more
St Edwards (A) Last week our Hockey team played a fixture against a talented first team from St Edward's. We knew this was going to be challenging as many of their players attended Hockey clubs in... Read more
During only the second full week of term Airthrie's Girls' Hockey team played in a very successful match against Cheltenham College B/C. This was only the second time that this fixture had been... Read more
This was a very encouraging team performance. The girls entered this match on the back of a 7-0 win during the previous week. Confidence was high and Mr Wright focused the minds of the team by... Read more
Monday's Hockey Skills' Day at Dean Close School was a great success. Seven Airthrie children participated and really enjoyed the whole event. Sophie P was commended for particular... Read more
On Wednesday 22 February the boys' hockey team played in a very competitive match against The Downs School, Malvern. This was a new hockey fixture as the schools had not competed against each... Read more
This was the second time the boys' squad have entered the ISA Festival and the opportunity to play at the Olympic Hockey stadium was eagerly anticipated The squad met outside... Read more
Airthrie entered the’B’ Team section of the Dean Close Hockey Festival on Wednesday 25th January 2017. The results were as follows: Match 1 Airthrie vs Clifton College ‘B’ Result:... Read more
Last Thursday, 24 November, Airthrie entered the National ISA Girls' Hockey Tournament at the Olympic Hockey Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Park. This was the first time that Airthrie girls had entered... Read more