Hockey is one of our Spring sports that runs between the months of January and April. Over the last ten years Hockey has grown in both popularity and success. The school plays friendlies against local state and private schools as well entering into the Berkshire cup competition.
The school is very lucky to have its own astroturf (something many schools do not have the space for) that allows the boys to train and play on a regular basis throughout the term.
Although in year 9, we are two years behind many of the schools we play against, this does not stop us from providing a challenge to our opponents and once our boys reach 6th Form our senior sides are a match for any side.
The senior hockey boys travelled to Bath for the annual hockey festival held at King Edwards School for the weekend on Friday, 24th March.
The summery Shiplake fixture played on Premier Hockey side Reading’s water base Astro was an entertaining game from the off.
The U14B team recorded their first win of the season on Wednesday night against a resolute Pangbourne side.
After a gruelling 50 minute coach journey TWBS had a strong start to the match with an early goal scored by Thomas King assisted with beautiful play from Niall Baines and Fergus Howe.
The Under 15 B team had a roller coaster start to the season.
The year 9’s had a very hard first game of the season against Reigate School.
The annual staff vs students hockey game took place on Wednesday afternoon ending what has been a fantastic season of hockey.
On Tuesday 8th March, the year 9 hockey A team faced their first hockey derby, the big game of the season, Eton College.
Despite a valiant effort at Reading hockey club, the boy’s fell just short of what would have been a deserved victory.
The under 15 Hockey team finished their season on Monday night against Pangbourne. Despite two early season defeats, the team has had an impressive record.