HOCKEY

Hockey is played as a major sport at Mill Hill during two terms. The autumn term is the girls’ main season with the spring term being the boys’. During the two terms, the teams have an opportunity to train twice a week, with the 1st teams training three times. The entire hockey programme is played on the School’s artificial pitch and there is an extensive fixture programme against other leading independent schools. These fixtures see the school playing competitively most weekends and also occasionally during the week.

Boys’ and girls’ teams compete in the Schools Hockey Association Cup. The girls have been Middlesex Champions on numerous occasions and have represented the County at the Regional Qualifying tournament.

Along with the regular season fixtures, there are opportunities to tour abroad and these are on rotation in the School’s touring programme. The School has recently toured to the Glasgow where the girls competed in an invitational tournament at the commonwealth games hockey arena. There are plans to run regular trips to Holland and Germany in the future for boys’ and girls’ sections at both junior and senior level. The boys also attend the Bath Hockey Festival.

While the School remains committed to producing the best teams that they can, there is also a great focus on participation. Mill Hill also runs teams at a more recreational level for those who just love taking part, and these are always very popular.

The hockey programme is headed up by Stuart Hendy (Master IC Hockey and former England international player and coach). We are fortunate to also call upon some very talented and experienced coaches within the staff body and offer our students a fine hockey programme from the minute they join the School.

Matilda Stone-Wilson, Kimberley Balcombe, India Whitty, Sophie Tingle and Milli Lloyd Current pupils Matilda Stone-Wilson, Kimberley Balcombe, India Whitty, Sophie Tingle and Milli Lloyd are now representing either South East England or Middlesex County in Hockey.

Mill Hill’s Gifted and Talented Coordinator for Sport, Stuart Hendy. Having represented England at junior level, and as senior indoor international, Stuart now plays in the National league for Old Loughtonians. As a coach Stuart is regarded as one of the country’s top Goal keeper coaches. For the past two years Stuart has been head goalkeeper coach for the England U18 men, and prior to that he performed the same role for the England U16 women.