Having been established in the very early days of the College, the Shiplake College Hockey Club is still going strong in its sixth decade of competition.
Alongside football, hockey is a major sporting option in the Spring Term. Hockey is played throughout the College with up to five teams competing between junior and senior level. The College boasts a number of specialist hockey coaches who are passionate about developing the sport at Shiplake and the all-weather astroturf allows hockey to be enjoyed even on the coldest and wettest days of the year, providing a great arena for skill development and small sided inter-house tournaments. Shiplake play midweek home matches at local club grounds in Reading, Sonning and Henley, which are all only a short drive away.
Girls can also choose hockey in the Spring Term and are able to represent Shiplake in regular mixed hockey fixtures. These are arranged against local co-educational establishments such as Henley College.
Shiplake College has a reputation for punching well above its weight in sport, and hockey is no different.