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Hockey Academy


Central enters a mixed team that competes in the AoC East Midlands League, Cup and The National Mixed under 19’s cup. Fixtures take place on Wednesdays and the team trains if no fixture is scheduled.

We’ve recently been developing an exciting partnership with Highfields Hockey Centre which has allowed the hockey students to coach and umpire the local schools league.

If you would like to take part in this sport academy, simply select that you would like to join an academy when you apply for a full-time course. Alternatively, you might be interested in applying for our Development, Coaching and Fitness Diploma, which has been designed specifically to complement our sport academies.

Meet our Coach

Here are a few facts about our Hockey Academy coach, Gary Johnson: 

  • Has developed and managed the programme for the last four seasons
  • He is a Level 2 qualified coach
  • He has 7 years coaching experience both in the UK and overseas, where he gained valuable experience of international coaching tactics and techniques
  • He’s a representative on the AoC National Men’s’ Teach Coaching staff
  • He’s the Head Coach of the AoC East Midlands Teams
  • Gary has 10 years playing career within the UK and Abroad
  • He’s coached a variety of HE institutions and County Junior teams in the last 5 years winning various hockey titles.