Clifton College’s new Director of Hockey heads to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

We are proud to announce that England hockey captain Adam Dixon is to become our new Director of Hockey this coming September.

Adam, who helped the Team GB hockey team secure qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will take up a full-time position at the College where he will run boys and girls’ hockey and manage our team of experienced hockey staff.

He joins an established team of sports directors here across cricket, rugby and football, and will be responsible for continuing to grow our relationships with feeder schools and attracting elite talent through our sporting scholarship programme.

Adam said, “I am excited to be joining Clifton College this September adding to what is already a strong hockey programme. Hockey has rewarded me with some amazing experiences and my goal is to be able to create the same opportunities for the boys and girls, whilst keeping the sport accessible and fun for all”.

Adam will be looking to continue a strong hockey tradition at the College. Clifton has had a team at the National Finals for hockey for the past 15 years and currently has two girls in the England U16 squad and 25 girls in the England Hockey Performance Centre.

Boasting an impressive 240 international caps and winning the European Championships in 2009, Adam will start this September after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he will captain Great Britain in an attempt to win their first men’s hockey Olympic medal since 1988.

Andrew Wagstaff, Director of Sport at Clifton College, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Adam to the College coaching team.

“We’re proud of Clifton’s fine hockey heritage and the Olympic-standard facilities at our disposal. We are sure Adam’s skills and experience will enable us to grow our hockey reputation even further and will give our pupils the expertise and insight to achieve at the top level.

“We’ll all be cheering Adam on in Tokyo, and hoping that there’s an Olympic gold medallist on our staff by September!”