Hockey Development Squad

The Hockey Development Squad welcomes players of all levels, from beginners to national competitors. Whatever your ability, we’ll hone your skills and raise your standard of play.

What to expect

There are normally about 30 players in our male and female hockey teams, playing over 20 games in the season.

The majority of our men’s and women’s 1st elevens play club hockey and we recommend players who want to play at 1st team level to be playing or to join local clubs, although there have been some exceptions to this. Some members play for various South Premier teams in the county, such as Truro (men’s), Newquay and Falmouth (women’s), and for the lower local leagues. Players will engage in up to six hours per week of hockey related activities, which will include theory classes, coaching, fitness sessions, skills work and post-match analysis. Competitive matches usually take place on Wednesday afternoons. Coaching and umpiring courses may also be offered throughout the year.

Matches and leagues

We also organise some intra college leagues – both indoor and outdoor – depending on the time of year. The College plays in the Association of Colleges Sport, South West League and national cups, travelling as far as Bridgwater College and Gower College (Swansea).

Friendlies are played against a range of local and regional sixth forms and colleges. U18 outdoor and indoor county tournaments are also entered with the possibility of qualifying for the West Regional Tournaments.

Students from our Penwith campus can access training and fixtures at Truro if their timetable allows.

We have all developed as a squad and worked together to increase team cohesion, skill and fitness whilst enjoying the sessions. Even though we all play in different teams outside College we all work well and have formed friendships that will last beyond college.

Emily, Sport & Exercise Science Level 3 Extended Diploma and Hockey Academy

Team honours

  • 2016 – Mixed Tour to Malaga, Spain
  • 2013/14 and 2014/15 – Mens and Ladies U18 County Tournament Winners.
  • 2010/11 – Mens and Ladies U18 County Tournament Winners.

Players’ honours

  • 2013/14 – five female players in SW BCS Team.
  • 2014/15 – one female player in AoC National Team (no South West team this year).
  • 2012/13 – Harry Waters, England Colleges Team Honours.
  • 2013/14 – Shona Harris, England Colleges Team Honours.
  • 2014/15 – Cody Burdett, England Colleges Team Honours.
  • 2014/15 – Cuthbert Shepherd, England Colleges Team (reserve).