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Repton has firmly established itself as the most successful hockey school in the country having won 49 national titles since 2005 across every age group for both girls and boys in both indoor and outdoor hockey.

Repton’s performance sports programme extends to our most gifted hockey players who have the opportunity to hone their game throughout all three terms playing fixtures against schools, universities and club sides. This programme has turned out five Olympians since 2008 and a collection of gold and bronze medals at London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. A significant contributing factor to this success is the level of post-play analysis in our dedicated team room; pitch-side cameras enable individual as well as team analysis that sees Repton teams polish and enhance every performance.  

Pupils training with the England U21s, U18s and U16s squads are given additional support to ensure they successfully balance their schoolwork whilst maximising their sporting ambitions. This level of specialist support continues as pupils move towards Higher Education when the coaches and Repton’s HE team use their global outlook to guide pupils towards the right course at the best university to enable them to continue playing at the highest level. 

Every pupil at Repton has access to our Olympic-standard water-based Astroturf pitches and team of specialist coaches, with the girls playing hockey multiple times per week during the Michaelmas Term and the boys during Lent term. Repton has crafted a programme that enables the School to field teams across all age groups, ensuring it is inclusive and that boys and girls are given equal footing.

COACHING STAFF

 Adam Dixon  Director of Hockey

Adam Dixon
Director of Hockey

Former England and Great Britain Captain, Adam, boasts almost 300 international appearances, 22 international goals, a European title, and two Olympic runs. Following retirement from international hockey, he collaborated with clubs and schools, such as Clifton College, focusing on performance hockey coaching and development.

Adam maintains strong ties with England Hockey and their youth development program. He personally understands the character-building power of hockey and has had transformative experiences through the sport. His passion lies in providing such opportunities to as many as possible, a goal he shares with Repton.

Michael Hoare  Head of Performance Hockey

Michael Hoare
Head of Performance Hockey

Michael, a seasoned hockey player since 2012, is both a European and Commonwealth medalist. His journey as a junior player inspired him to pursue a coaching career and shares a unique coaching connection with former teammate Adam Dixon. Alongside his PE teaching qualifications, Michael boasts 16 years of experience spanning education, coaching, and high-performance sports. This led to the establishment of The Hockey Lab, an elite coaching firm fostering individual player development.

Michael's coaching record includes guiding numerous players to international junior team selection and securing scholarships at top UK independent schools. His passion lies in passing on his vast sporting knowledge to the next generation.

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