The England Colleges National Hockey teams have been operating for over 15 years providing a unique and exciting opportunity for talented hockey players to perform at international level representing their country through domestic and international fixtures. The team is made up of the finest athletes who meet up for intensive training sessions and play several matches throughout the year.
2021-22 England Colleges national hockey trials
Players are considered across the AoC Sport membership through a one-day trial process. All AoC Sport members and associates are encouraged to nominate players for the national hockey team through our Naqoda site via their Club Administrator from September 2021 until the closing date.
The closing date for nominations is Monday, 11 October 2021, after which time you will be contacted to confirm whether your nominated players will attend the final trial. The final trials will run on Friday, 5 November 2021 at Bloxham School, where a maximum of 24 players will be selected.
If you have any questions regarding the hockey representative trials, please contact Vanessa Bowen.
The Knee Group, specialists in Sports Injury – are the Official Sponsor of the Men’s and Women’s hockey representative teams for the 2021-22 season.
The service is run by Professor Philip Chapman-Sheath, a highly specialist Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, with over 25 years of sports knee injury experience – treating adults and children with sports related knee injuries, working in a wide geographical area over Southern England in schools, sports clubs, academies, professional sports clubs and the military. They provide advice on injury prevention through to specialist investigation, surgery and dedicated rehabilitation back to full sporting activity – in conjunction with specialist physiotherapy services under the management of Stephanie Cain, a highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience working alongside amateur and professional sporting individuals and teams.
2021-22 England College Hockey Squad
Following a successful trial we are pleased to announce the 2021-22 squad:
National Team Staff
Head Coach – Laura Smith
Assistant Coach – Malcolm Pressly–Smith
Assistant Coach – Simon Archer
Trials and Fixtures
Date: Friday, 5 November 2021 (Trials)
Venue: Bloxham School
Date: Thursday, 24 & Friday, 25 February 2022
Venue: Cardiff – Welsh Institute of Sport
Fixture: Wales U18 x 2
Date: Monday, 11 & Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Venue: Oaklands College, St Albans
Fixtures: English Universities
Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022
Venue: Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire
Fixtures: Englands U16s
Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
Fixtures: Hockey for Heroes
Fixtures: Scotland U18s