REPTON APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY
Repton is looking forward to welcoming former Great Britain Captain and experienced coach Adam Dixon as Director of Hockey in September 2023.
Repton School is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Dixon as Director of Hockey. This is news that will generate high excitement in youth hockey across the UK and indeed internationally, bringing together as it does the UK’s premier school hockey programme with a former England and Great Britain Captain, himself having nearly 300 international appearances, twenty-two international goals, a European title and two Olympic runs to his name.
With 49 national hockey titles, Repton continues to cement its reputation as the UK hockey powerhouse for both boys and girls. It is also one of the UK’s foremost co-educational schools, a multi-award-winning academic institution recently recognised by Fortune as among the world’s best boarding schools. Alongside exceptional academic and creative achievements, Repton has an outstanding sporting pedigree, with 100% of pupils engaged in sport and 80% regularly representing the school competitively.
Adam says “I am thrilled to join Repton this September and will be proud to help them continue their incredible achievements as a School and as a young club. I know first-hand what hockey can do for a person’s character and have been honoured to have some life-changing experiences through this amazing sport. I am passionate about creating those opportunities for the greatest number possible and know that Repton shares that passion. It is going to be very exciting.”
Headmaster of Repton, Mark Semmence wanted to add that “while it was clearly among the most hotly contested job opportunities in school sport, Adam stood out in the remarkable field. We are so pleased to have him join us at Repton and know that his appointment secures the brightest of futures for our already world-renowned programme.”
Dixon will also take on the role of Lead Coach at Repton Hockey Club, where he will also play for the Men’s First XI. Club Chairman, John Tarrant said “Adam is a perfect fit to continue the growth of one of the country’s most exciting, dynamic hockey clubs. Already Women’s Indoor Champions this year, having only formed in 2016, we can’t wait to see the impact that Adam will have on our development, both as a coach and as a player.”