Hockey

Whether pupils are picking up a hockey stick for the first time or they’re well on their way to becoming the next big thing internationally, hockey is a great co-curricular activity choice here at Dollar.

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*Hockey team photograph order forms will soon be ready for collection from the office in the Boys’ Pavilion. All pupils will be notified when these are available.*

Girls aged between 8 and 18 are welcome to come and make the most of our exceptional coaching team and facilities. We’re here to help develop skills and team spirit at every level. We have two high-quality all-weather pitches here on campus for our 19 different teams to practise on. Our hockey season runs throughout the first two terms.

From Junior 1, teams play fixtures against schools from across Scotland and the 1st XI squad play club sides and various teams from throughout the UK. Players in Forms I to III are also given the special opportunity to tour in England, whilst senior hockey tours abroad take place every second year. Recent destinations to date include Africa, Malaysia and South Africa and always represent an exciting challenge for the participants.

In terms of coaching we have a dedicated Director of Hockey, Miss Lynsey Allan, who is an outstanding Level 2 coach with caps for Scotland at both U21 and senior level. She currently helps coach the national side. Our coaching team boasts no less than four ex-internationalists, and as a result enjoys close links with national bodies. Coaching masterclasses are delivered on a regular basis by visiting specialists.

We also have a strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist who not only help reinforce physical resilience but promote healthy, positive habits in their approach to fitness too.

This setup seems to be working well: our 1st XI hold a total of five titles (Scottish Champions, UK Invitational Tournament Champions, Scottish Boarding Schools Champions, Scottish League Champions and Midland District Cup Winners), we had seven players in the Scotland U18 squad and three in the Scotland U16 Squad in 2017/18 and our S3 squads were National Champions for three consecutive years from 2015. Great work, girls!