Trent Schools

September 9, 2019

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An opportunity for all

The sessions are open to both club and non-club members of all abilities – the only entry requirement a passion for hockey. Through the programme, we aim to bridge the gap between school and community sport, and inspire a new generation of hockey players.

We are proud to be working with Beeston Hockey Club to facilitate this opportunity in our local community and do our part in making first-class coaching and facilities accessible to every child.

Our hockey credentials

Hockey is an integral part of our successful sports programme, which is underpinned by an inclusive sporting philosophy we refer to as the ‘3Ps’. The 3Ps – Participation, Progression and Performance – ensure that all pupils can benefit from playing sport, whether competing at a national level or simply enjoying taking part.

Trent’s longstanding reputation for sporting excellence spans many sports, with regular hockey successes at both regional and national level. Last year our U18 girls’ team demonstrated their exceptional skill when they became National Indoor Hockey Champions. Our U16 boys narrowly missed out on the same title when they also reached the finals of the National Indoor Hockey competition and finished third in the country.

Club connections

With so much talent on the hockey pitch at Trent, our connections with Beeston Hockey Club continue to grow in number. More than 60 current pupils represent the Bees from the U12 side to the first team.

Three key members of the Trent sports department, who also make up the coaching team at Beeston Hockey Club, will be leading the satellite sessions. Current first team player Robbie Gleeson, former player Stephen Wood and our very own Head of Hockey Iain Randall. Mr Randall is the fourth former Beeston 1st XI player to occupy our Head of Hockey position. He says, “The link with Beeston Hockey Club has always been strong, but we are looking to push it even further. We have a new fantastic facility at Trent College and the opportunity to provide extra sessions for Trent College students alongside the current Beeston junior players is simply too good to miss. We are simply looking to raise our levels of participation, progression and performance across all age groups within the school.”

Get involved

The sessions will take place every Monday evening, 5.30 to 7pm. A full list of session dates is available to view on the Beeston Hockey Club website.

Trent College and its junior school The Elms are independent schools located on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with a commitment to nurturing talent across all areas of the curriculum, from the classroom to the hockey pitch.