21st Feb, 2017

South Midland Performance Centre for England Hockey move to Warwick School

Steve Carpenter 2nd Jan, 2017 Updated: 5th Jan, 2017

HOCKEY: WARWICK School will become a hotbed for hockey talent from 2017 and beyond after it was revealed this week that it was become the new South Midland Performance Centre for England Hockey.

The school has come out trumps following a selection process based on the venues’ facilities and commitment to hockey.

It means from January 2017, players aged from 14 to 17 selected for the performance centre will train at Warwick School on a regular basis as part of the new England Hockey Player Pathway.

The performance centre aims to provide regular high quality training and competitive opportunities for the most talented players across the country.

Warwick School and King’s High School have recently upgraded their hockey pitches and now have a blue ‘Tiger Turf’ surface with improved technical areas and a spectator area. This improvement in facilities no doubt strengthened the school’s bid to be a regional performance centre.

Greg Wade, Head of Hockey at Warwick School has also been appointed Head Coach for the boys’ programme.

Warwick School was also chosen as the venue for a GB Hockey coaching sessions. GB hockey coaches were filmed whilst running sessions for Warwick students.