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Hockey

Hockey is a thriving sport at Mount Kelly and one that is hugely popular with many pupils, with more children playing than ever before. The girls play hockey in the Michaelmas Term whilst the boys play in the Lent term. Year 9 pupils and above receive a double lesson during the week as well as a one hour squad training session during an evening.  Each games session covers a variety of different skills and techniques that progress as pupils make their way through the school. The facilities at Mount Kelly include three all-weather pitches.

Fixtures are predominantly played on a Saturday with some mid-week matches included in the fixture list. Fixtures are played against a variety of local independent schools and participation in these is firmly encouraged. County and regional tournaments are also considered within the games programme.

The hockey programme is led by experienced coaches who have played and coached at regional, national and international level, and offering some of the highest quality coaching available in a school.

The partnership between Mount Kelly and Tavistock Hockey club has led to brand new playing and changing facilities as well as an increase in the number of children representing in club level hockey. The standard of players at the school has never been so high with multiple children representing at county and international level.      

 
Director of Hockey: Tom Honey BSc

After spending his childhood playing all of the sports on offer, it wasn't until secondary school that Tom picked up a hockey stick and fell in love with the sport that he is so heavily involved in today. He quickly progressed through his local club's Men's section and was playing senior 1st XI standard by the age of 14, quickly followed by county and regional level.

Whilst at Plymouth Marjon University studying an Applied Sports Science & Coaching Degree, Tom had the opportunity to represent one of the largest clubs in the south west at 1st XI level, Plymouth Marjon Hockey Club. Here he was able to develop as a player, representing at regional and national league level.

Tom's love of the game soon transferred onto a coaching and teaching platform and he completed his teacher training at Mount Kelly in 2013. Tom was appointed Director of Hockey in 2017. He is also the head coach for Tavistock Hockey Club and coaches within the England Hockey single system at multiple age groups.