Girls' Hockey

Master in charge: M Ramage

Marlborough enjoys a long tradition of excellence in hockey and has produced more Oxbridge Blues than any other school.

Hockey is the major game for girls in the Michaelmas term. Squads regularly train three times per week and play fixtures on Thursday and/or Saturday afternoons.

Marlborough College’s sport scholars and identified talented hockey athletes have an extra pitch session per week led by John Jackson focusing on advanced and contemporary hockey techniques.

Teams regularly compete at national level and certain individual achievements have been impressive.  Numerous current students are involved in the England Hockey single system and recent leavers have also been prominent on the international stage.


In the summer of 2013, the College replaced and upgraded the astro pitches to two fully floodlit smurf-turf hybrid pitches, with bespoke dug-outs and electronic scoreboard.

In addition, there are a number of grass pitches to supplement the outdoor facilities and the Sports Hall complex offers the opportunity for indoor hockey during the winter season.

With the installation of the new smurf-turfs, pupils have the opportunity to train, develop and compete on two of the best surfaces in school hockey.

Matches, Competition and Events

There are three teams at U14 level, three at U15, an U16 XI and six Open XIs.

1st XI, U16 XI and U14 XI teams are annually entered in the England Hockey National Schools' Hockey Tournament, which consists of three rounds: county, regional and national. Last year, teams at U18, U16 and U14 age group reached the regional round of the National Schools' Hockey Tournament. 

In recent years, College hockey squads have toured South Africa, Holland, Spain and Germany.