Whether pupils are picking up a hockey stick for the first time or they’re well on their way to becoming the next big thing internationally, hockey is a great co-curricular activity choice here at Dollar.

Dollar Academy

Girls aged between 8 and 18 are welcome to come and make the most of our exceptional coaching team and facilities. We’re here to help develop skills and team spirit at every level. We have two high-quality all-weather pitches here on campus for our 19 different teams to practice on. Our hockey season runs throughout the first two terms.

From Junior 1, teams play fixtures against schools from across Scotland and the 1st XI squad play club sides and various teams from throughout the UK. Players in Forms I to III are also given the special opportunity to tour in England, whilst senior hockey tours abroad take place every second year. Recent destinations to date include Africa, Malaysia and South Africa and always represent an exciting challenge for the participants.

In terms of coaching we have a dedicated Director of Hockey, Miss Lynsey Allan, who is an outstanding Level 2 coach with caps for Scotland at both U21 and senior level.  Our coaching team boasts no less than four ex-internationalists, and as a result enjoys close links with national bodies. Coaching masterclasses are delivered on a regular basis by visiting specialists.

We also have a strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist who not only help reinforce physical resilience but promote healthy, positive habits in their approach to fitness too.

1st XI won the Scottish title 2018 and 2019 and in recent years have held titles including:

  • UK invitational tournament champions
  • Scottish Boarding School Champions
  • Scottish League Champions
  • Midland District Cup Winners

We have had 10 junior internationalists between U18 and U16 national squads and our Form 3 squads were national champions for 3 consecutive years from 2015.