Hockey Academy

Hockey Academy camps run during all school holidays including half term holidays and are open to all ages and abilities.

Welcome to the Caterham School Sports Centre Hockey Academy!

Our academy is a hub of excellence for aspiring hockey players of all skill levels. With expert coaching, top-notch facilities, and a focus on holistic development, we are committed to helping you reach your full potential on and off the field. Join us for an exciting journey of skill enhancement, teamwork, and a deep love for the game of hockey. Let’s unleash your hockey prowess together!

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The Academy is run by Peter Friend who has over 17 years National League playing experience and has played for top clubs including Brooklands HC, Premier League winners and Euro Hockey League contenders Wimbledon HC, and Oxted HC.

Peter has played and coached in countries around the world and has been the Head Coach of a girls’ England Hockey Performance Centre as well as coaching an England team at the School Games. Peter has extensive coaching experience with children and adults at all levels.  He is qualified to Advanced Coaching Programme level (equivalent to level 3) in addition to being qualified in safeguarding to club welfare officer level.

‘I believe that field hockey should be accessed by as many children and young people as possible and I aim to inspire new players to take up the sport. I also want to provide regular opportunities for players to further improve their hockey and realise their potential, regardless of their playing ability.’

Caterham School are now proud sponsors of Oxted Hockey Club’s junior section and we are delighted to announce that coaches from the club will be coaching Academy sessions from September 2023! A large number of Oxted HC players attend Caterham School, creating a strong link between the two, and we are excited to see how this partnership will develop over the next few years. 

To see regular updates and news from our Hockey Academy, including information on camps and sessions, follow us on social media: Twitter- @Caterhamhockey

If you would like to find out more details or to book in to any session please contact Peter via email.


Every Monday evening (term time only) 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Caterham School Hockey Academy gives players the chance to improve their hockey in a challenging and fun environment on a regular basis by offering weekly evening hockey sessions for players in years 3-8. The Monday evening sessions would benefit players of all abilities. 

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Every Tuesday evening (term time only) 5.30pm to 6.45pm
Suitable for more advanced players playing at school A team level looking for selection to JAC, JDC and Performance Centre Level.
High Level coaching from Hockey Academy Manager Peter Friend


Monday morning (term time only) 8.45am – 9.45am

Our Back to Hockey group has been running since October 2016. This friendly and vibrant group welcome players of all abilities. If you are someone who is returning to the sport after many years or you are totally new to the sport, this session provides you with the basic skills and confidence to pick up a stick. With training all year round, occasional fixtures against local clubs and regular social events, it is a great opportunity to get involved in hockey again. 

CLICK HERE for more details

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One to one sessions are one of the best ways to improve individual skills and techniques. The intensive support given, including video analysis, allows players to fine tune and perfect their techniques much more quickly than large group sessions

Contact Peter.Friend@caterhamschool.co.uk to book a session


Hockey Academy camps run during all school holidays including half term holidays and are open to all ages and abilities.  Camps are led by Peter Friend with support from other National Premier League and international hockey players and coaches.

For more information about our May Half Term camp, please CLICK HERE

For information about all of our holiday camps, please CLICK HERE

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As part of its outreach programme Caterham School Hockey Academy will be offering free, taster hockey sessions for primary and preparatory schools in the local area. The taster sessions will be aimed at Year 3 and above and are suitable for all players regardless of ability and experience. The sessions will aim to develop players’ basic hockey skills and techniques through fun and engaging activities. We aim to inspire players to take up the game of hockey and improve existing players to help them to achieve their full potential. The taster sessions are led by Caterham School Hockey Academy Manager Peter Friend.

Sessions can be flexible in terms of their time or day, duration and format. They can take place at Caterham School or your own school’s facilities and can be arranged to suit your school’s needs.

FIll out the form below and we will cantact you as soon as possible