Boys Hockey

boys-hockey

Since its inception in 1975, Boys Hockey has grown from strength to strength and now forms an integral part of the York family. We field the following teams: u/14A&B, u/16A, B&C and u/18A&B. The York Easter Festival has stood the test of time and yearly still attracts over 25 schools from across the country. We are very proud of our hockey facility which boasts a water based Astro turf with lights and four outstanding grass hockey fields. Due to such an incredible hockey facility we have been fortunate to host the SA Country Districts Men’s Hockey Tournament (2009), Independent Schools Hockey Festival (2009, 2014) and the u/14 Inter Provincial Tournament (2013, 2014). The York 1st Boys team is consistently placed in the top 20 schools in the country but more importantly is the opportunity we provide our boys to compete against the best schools with annual Derbies against Grey High, Woodridge and Paul Roos and invites to the Independent Schools Hockey Festival. The tradition of the 1st team “blocks” is still intact and is regarded as a privilege to be able to wear. All boys’ hockey players strive for the opportunity to be able to one day represent the school on the hockey field wearing the block shirt. There is a dedicated group of staff who coach in the hockey department and the 1st team coach, Mr Jason Slater, reached 500 matches in charge of the 1st team in 2014.