Hockey Continues to Flourish
Hockey at St John’s continues to grow and flourish. With over 20 pupils representing honours above school, it is so rewarding to see the hard work and dedication of our pupils paying off with great success. It has been a fantastic year for the School; the girls finished 3rd in Surrey at U18, were county winners at U14 and runners up for the U13s in Surrey.
Ranging from county to England junior age group level, St John’s has been well represented by boys and girls alike. With the county season drawing to a close and cluster games starting for Performance Centre, the hockey wheel never stops, offering year-round opportunities for coaching and development. From U12 to U18, the pupils at St John’s have shown passion and commitment to achieve their goals – both as individuals and teams – to push higher and harder than ever before.
Director of Hockey Aaron Blumfield commented, “It is fantastic to celebrate the success we have had this year as a school and those individuals who have further excelled. The depth and support we are offering the pupils is going from strength to strength and it will be exciting to see this flourish further next year.’’
Congratulations are also due to those involved with club hockey who made it through to national finals, U18 National Champions for Surbiton HC, U18 Boys’ National Champions Guildford HC. St John’s has a plethora of very able sports stars who contribute in so many great ways to many aspects of hockey outside school. Individual recognition must go to: Charlie W who was player of the year for his Surrey team; the U14 and U15 girls who were County Champions; and Jodie B who is off to Brown University in America on a hockey scholarship – it is a brilliant achievement and we wish her all the best.