Hockey in Ireland
Beautiful, friendly and exciting, Dublin offers the ideal opportunity for students to stimulate their passion for sports outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.
Dublin occupies a lively, urban location within 30 minutes of the vast majority of the city's attractions and less than an hour drive from all fixtures and training sites. Hockey fans will appreciate the possibility of professional matches at sites including Morton Stadium in Dublin's northern suburb, Santry.
Staff and students can choose between full board and half board in the central accommodation and will appreciate the array of amenities and leisurely activities, nearby. For a night out, the Dublin theatre offers a unique evening of entertainment.
Free-time is taken care of with a chic range of shopping and diverse entertainment opportunities in Ireland. Near the central accommodation, a wide choice of sports and cultural excursions are also on offer with some of Europe's best stadiums close by.
Wider curriculum links: Offering superb sports facilities alongside welcoming Irish culture and notable Georgian architecture, in an inspiring metropolitan location, Dublin communicates a natural link between sports and other curriculum areas, including Languages, History, Art and Geography.
Pavilion's Hockey Tours
Pavilion's well-established agents can expertly match players' ages and abilities, ensuring that all students benefit from valuable training sessions.
Our professional coaches demonstrate enviable skill and professionalism, offering 90 minute training sessions that aim to generate positive learning outcomes through challenging players' decision making skills and enhancing their performance.
Students will enrich their learning and experiences further with the help of a local representative acting as a guide through the tour and by playing fixtures against local teams, allowing them to build confidence in their cultural understanding, communication skills and sporting abilities.
During their stay, teams can expect:
- 2 x fixtures against local Irish sides
- 2 x 90 minute training sessions
- A local representative throughout the tour
Recognising the varied and valuable role Physical Education plays in the lives of young people, Pavilion encourages players to become responsible, reflective and successful team players.
In-line with National Curriculum Key Concepts and Processes, our programmes encourage players to:
- Improve Performance, stamina and strength
- Gain confidence in making and applying decisions
- Develop precision, control and fluency
- Integrate tactics, such as outwitting opponents into their game
- Improving the range and quality of core skills: Receiving – open and reverse stick, stationary and on the move. Dribbling – change of pace, dodging. Passing – push, hit, slap. Shooting – flick, push, hit, slap
- Developing and refining key techniques: Marking, intercepting, tackling and jockeying. Goal keeping and distribution. Shot stopping and taking crosses