Hockey is a major sport at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School. All pupils, regardless of their experience, receive regular hockey training in their year group and are able to participate in school matches and training sessions. Matches are played during games afternoons or after school against many of the leading schools in the Midlands.

The school has heavily invested in the sports facilities in recent years. The sand-dressed Astro-turf pitch has taken the sport at the school to a new level. There is now lunchtime, after school and games sessions available for each year group. We are extremely fortunate to have David Devey as the school hockey coach. He is playing for Cannock 1st XI and has represented England at U’21 level, as well as being an exceptional player; he is also a superb coach. Dave Mayer who currently coaches Leicester ladies also coaches on a Monday working with the U’15 and senior squad.

The rewards have already started to be achieved with consistent successes at County Championships. A number of individuals have received County and Regional recognition.

Each year a senior and junior hockey tour is available and recent destinations have included Belfast, Barcelona and Rotterdam. This is a great opportunity for students to develop their hockey but also experience a great life experience as part of a team.