Thursday, June 30, 2022

Adam Dixon joins Clifton College as director of hockey

Former Great Britain men’s captain Adam Dixon‘s next chapter after retiring from international hockey begins in earnest next month when he starts as director of hockey at Clifton College, Bristol.

Dixon, 34, will take up a full-time position in September where he will run boys and girls’ hockey and oversee the college’s team of hockey staff.

Dixon’s remit will see him grow Clifton’s relationships with feeder schools and attracting elite talent through its sporting scholarship programme.

Dixon said: “Hockey has rewarded me with some amazing experiences and my goal is to be able to create the same opportunities for the boys and girls, whilst keeping the sport accessible and fun for all.”

Clifton has had a team at the National Finals for hockey for the past 15 years and currently has two girls in the England under-16 squad and 25 girls in the England Hockey Performance Centre.

Dixon, who retired after Tokyo 2020 after an impressive international career, told The Hockey Paper before the Olympics that he would settle into his new role before thinking about returning to the pitch at club level.

Adam Dixon
The England captain came close to World Cup final berth in 2018

Andrew Wagstaff, Clifton College’s director of sport, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Adam to the College coaching team.

“We’re proud of Clifton’s fine hockey heritage and the Olympic-standard facilities at our disposal. We are sure Adam’s skills and experience will enable us to grow our hockey reputation even further and will give our pupils the expertise and insight to achieve at the top level.”

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