Hockey

The provision for Hockey allows pupils of all abilities to develop their own personal skills through Physical Education lessons and in Games periods. The facilities at Malvern allow us to run a range of senior and junior teams for outdoor and indoor competitions.

Hockey is played throughout the year. The main Hockey term for girls is in the Autumn but continued development takes place throughout the Lent and Summer terms, with Malvern entering a team into the Stourport Hockey Club Summer League each year. Our four senior teams and five junior teams play competitive matches on a regular basis against a developing fixture list. The boys' Hockey outdoor season is scheduled for the Lent term.

Malvern also considers their indoor Hockey to be at a very competitive level with U18 and U16 teams reaching national finals on a regular basis.

We are very proud of our coaching staff. We have a number of coaches who have played and coached Hockey at both National Premier League and International levels (indoor and outdoor).

Our Head Coach: Hockey, Mark Moss (coaching the 2014 commonwealth games and 2013 indoor championships), is in charge of all coaching at the College. Additional support from external coaches and members of Common Room allows a broad and structured Hockey programme.

Follow Malvern College Hockey on Twitter:@MalColHockey

Pathway development

The College fully supports the national governing bodies of several international hockey playing federation countries. We work closely with the England Hockey Single System

Master I/C Hockey: Mark Moss

Mark Moss

Since 2008, I have enjoyed seeing Malvern College Hockey go from strength to strength. During my time here we have moved from a school that just played Hockey to being one of the foremost Hockey schools in the region - especially at Indoor Hockey.

Before finding my passion for coaching I played National League Hockey (both Indoor and Outdoor) for Stourport Hockey Club. I am currently a Level 3 England Hockey coach, with aspirations to improve my coaching knowledge and understanding through leading coach education. As well as coaching at Malvern College I also coached Cannock Hockey Club men’s 1st team who played in the England Hockey Premier League in 2015/16 season. In 2014 I was very fortunate to go to Glasgow Commonwealth Games as an Assistant Coach for Wales Senior Women. This job also took me to European Championships where we won Gold at the Olympic Stadium in Athens and also Indoor European Championships in Lithuania at which I was the Head Coach. Previous coaching commitments have been Stourport Ladies 1st team, who play in National Conference North (the only ladies team in Worcestershire to be playing at this level). I was the England Hockey Centrally Contracted Coach and in my first year at Malvern College I was recognised by England Hockey as the 'Young Performance Coach of the Year' at the inaugural Annual awards dinner 2008. I was subsequently appointed Assistant Coach to the England U16 girls' team in 2010/11.

My main focus for hockey at Malvern College is to make sure we have pupils who will continue to playing hockey when they leave school. At the moment we have an ever-growing number of girls playing at all level’s including National League. This is proven through the continued growth of the OM's hockey society who regularly play against the 1st XI and participate in Alumni tournaments.

I feel very fortunate to work at such a fantastic school with amazing hockey staff, wonderful facilities and a great environment in which allows us to work with all pupils.

Head Coach: Joanna Turnbull

Joanna Turnbull

I have been working at Malvern College since 2011 and, throughout my time here, I have been heavily involved in the Girls’ Hockey programme. I have been involved in coaching the 1st XI, 2nd XI and U15As hockey teams as well as the U18s and U16s at both Indoor and Outdoor. In my ever expanding role I now oversee all single system activity. I have been a head coach at academy centre level for the past four years.

My love of Hockey began when I was at school and I quickly got involved in club Hockey at Maidstone Hockey Club in Kent. From there I went to the University of Birmingham and have played at their Hockey club for the last 12 years highlights of which include gaining promotion to the National Premier League and playing in that League since 2010, twice reaching play-off finals for the national title and 2 BUSA Finals and winning the Investec Women’s National Cup.