|The College aims to deliver an exciting, dynamic, and progressive hockey programme for all of our players. The facilities provide the opportunity for all year round training for both boys and girls in all years. They are excellent and extensive and we have a dedicated team of coaches which is led by Director of Hockey, 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 is developing an impressive record of success in both girls’ and boys’ hockey. All the teams have a competitive fixture list giving the opportunity for players to compete in county and national rounds. Our hockey teams regularly win county titles with our U16 girls reaching the National Finals recently. Competition within the teams is encouraged by all members of staff to ensure that each athlete continues to develop during his or her time at the school. 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. 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.
The development of athletes as individuals and as a team is important at Denstone. Athletes receive individual support through the provision of specific strength and conditioning coaching directed towards their athletic development.