Hockey is our target sport for girls in the Autumn Term and boys in the Spring Term.
Boys and girls at Wellington School play hockey on a very competitive circuit, with fixtures against all major local schools. We regularly field two teams per year group from 1st X1 to U12s and many enter County competitions.
Participation at tournaments across Europe has further broadened experience for the boys, whilst the girls have had foreign tours to Dublin, Barcelona, Barbados and South Africa.
Wellington has a team of outstanding coaches, many of whom have played hockey at national level. Led skilfully by Greg Durston and ably supported by ‘Over 40’s’ Welsh International Rob Stevens, our hockey goes from strength to strength. The coaching is structured and progressive and reinforces the technical and athletic qualities required of players. This is reflected in the regular number of pupils who achieve selection to Somerset’s Junior Academy Centres (JAC), with further opportunity to progress to Junior Regional Performance Centre (JRPC).
In addition, a number of players have moved on to play for Wales, England and Great Britain at International level.
Former pupil and GB Hockey player Tom Carson ran our senior girls skill set session as part of our pre-season hockey camp.