Hockey

VISION STATEMENT

– To create a culture by instilling core values and a strong work ethic.
– To developing a St Charles College brand of hockey that excites and inspires in striving to be the leading hockey school in the country.
– To build a community that supports each other and are there for each other.

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote and teach a St Charles College brand of hockey, while developing players to reach their full potential in a positive environment. To encourage the boys to be courageous in their efforts and endeavours while maintaining a professional attitude by being disciplined; honest to themselves and others; taking responsibility for their actions and outcomes; and ensuring they treat their teammates, opposition, officials and staff with respect.

ABOUT BLUE AND GOLD HOCKEY

Hockey is a popular team sport at St Charles College with no less than 30 teams representing the College from U9 – U19. From the Junior Primary festivals to the Senior School 1st XI, the Saints Hockey artificial surface is always a hive of activity. The College has a full-time Hockey Specialist who ensures that the skills curriculum is both age-appropriate and progressive.

       

FACILITIES

The College is fortunate to have a water-based artificial hockey surface with lights. As hockey season falls into the second term for the Senior School and third term for the Primary School the College gets maximum use from the surface. We have also recently added a mini turf which allows more teams to practice on an artificial surface, as well as warm-ups on game day. Having lights allows the teams to train later into the evening and makes for thoroughly enjoyable ‘Friday Night Lights’ fixtures.

REPRESENTATIVE SIDES SELECTION

KwaZulu-Natal Inland hockey teams have an excellent record at the National IPT tournaments and St Charles College players regularly feature in these teams. In 2022 we had 19 boys representing their Province.

A big congratulations to current pupil, Rearden Dicken, who was selected for the SA U18A hockey team. We are proud to add him to a list of national representatives that dates back to 1956.

HISTORY MAKERS

Chris McCathie

Kirkman

Luke Barnard

Tim Nedft

SENIOR SCHOOL FIXTURES FOR 2023

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