|Denstone has a strong hockey tradition and it is the main sport for girls in the Michaelmas Term and for the boys in the Lent Term.|
Individual player development is of paramount importance to our hockey programme with pupils encouraged to play all year round, particularly if they do not have other sporting commitments. Our extensive facilities permit year-round training and matches.
Denstone is developing an impressive record of success in both girls’ and boys’ hockey. We have a highly competitive fixture list and our hockey teams regularly win county titles with our U16 girls reaching the National Finals in 2013. Places in teams are fiercely contested, and we continue to drive forward, challenging an ever increasing number of prestigious opponents. The College has for many years provided players for county and midlands teams and this has grown over the past two years with players now being selected for national squads.
Denstone has strong links with the Uhlenhorster Hockey Club in Hamburg, the oldest-established hockey club in Germany and Denstonians visit regularly for pre-season training and short tours. The boys’ pre-season camp in 2013 was in Barcelona, and the next major tour will see the girls travel to South Africa in 2015.
Our facilities are excellent and we have a dedicated team of coaches who are led by Director of Hockey, Mr Imran Sherwani. Imran won 45 caps for Great Britain and 49 caps for England scoring twice in the Olympic final to become a Gold Medallist at the 1988 Seoul Games.
Denstone aims to deliver an exciting, dynamic, and progressive hockey programme for all of our players. Hockey scholarships are available at the College.