Hockey is a major sport for boys' and girls' at King Edward's, with success achieved across regular block fixtures and in national cup competitions. The School regularly wins the county title and progress to the latter stages of the regional competitions, with some teams reaching national level. In Hockey fixtures we often compete against the premiere hockey playing schools across the South of England.  

Hockey is fun, fast, safe and exciting, making it a popular sport among our students. Multiple skills are developed through learning the sport including, physical competence (balance, co-ordination, agility) and wider personal skills (teamwork, communication).

Hockey is taught during games lessons in the Autumn Term for girls and Spring Term for boys. Students learn the basic rules of the game and master footwork, aim, moving at pace, receiving and tackling. Around 90% of students who join King Edward’s haven’t ever played Hockey before, and many go onto play in the First Team and Nationally. Through competitive matches, students quickly improve and enjoy the game in action. At King Edward’s we offer Indoor and Outdoor Hockey.


Indoor Hockey

Indoor Hockey is included in the games programme, and is also available to students during after school and lunchtime clubs. We have the best facilities in the region, and are home to the Hampshire qualifying tournaments.

We also regularly organise and run indoor hockey leagues, with local hockey clubs. This has been hugely successful, and allowed our students from Second Year to enjoy competitive matches.

Outdoor Hockey

We enter all national cups and we participate in all Hampshire cup competitions for all age groups and teams. We aim to stretch our more able hockey players by entering the top tier schools’ England hockey competition, where we’ve achieved good results.

We have 15 girls teams and 18 boys teams, spanning a mix of abilities.