Friday, December 1, 2023

Top hockey school Repton buoyed by former GB stars

Repton School’s junior talent will be boosted by two former GB players after Mikey Hoare was revealed as their new head of performance hockey.

Hoare will relocate to Derbyshire in September alongside the school’s new director of hockey and previous team-mate Adam Dixon. The former England captain had previously been at Clifton following international retirement.

Hoare has a huge amount of experience as a professional player. Making his international debut in 2012, he went on to become a European and Commonwealth medallist.

A qualified PE teacher, Hoare has 16 years of involvement in the sport, working across education, coaching and high-performance sport.

This led him to set up The Hockey Lab, an elite hockey coaching company aiming to help individual players develop along their sporting journey.

Dixon said: “Having played alongside Michael for both club and country I know he will bring passion and energy to the role of Head of Performance, and I look forward to reuniting with him in a coaching capacity”.

Hoare added: “Adam’s had an amazing career as a hockey player, we have shared the pitch together for years and now share the same passion to inspire junior hockey players to enjoy this great sport as much as we have.”

Repton’s Headmaster Mark Semmence said that Hoare is “an inspirational mentor to junior players”.

He added: “Michael has demonstrated not only his passion for the sport but his ability to transform players into highly successful athletes.

“Both Michael and Adam bring a wealth of knowledge from both their professional and coaching careers and will work together to develop a programme that maintains and propels the Schools’ current success. We look forward to welcoming them both to Repton in September.”

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