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Grace Calam is a pupil at Sir William Ramsay School in High Wycombe and a talented hockey goalkeeper.

 

Monday

 

We play a mixed game of basketball during our GCSE PE lesson and then an hour’s badminton during Btech sport. We do a warm up of rallies with a partner then practise skills, shots and techniques, followed by a game. We have dance practice for our Rock Challenge competition during breaktime and afterschool. In the evening I have an indoor hockey match.

 

Tuesday

 

Our one-hour GCSE dance lesson comprises individual dance routines then after school there’s more practice for the Rock Challenge competition. Hockey training in the evening with the ladies 1st and 2nd team. The session includes warm up, fitness, stretches, skills and a game.

 

Wednesday

 

More dance practice after school for the Rock Challenge competition. Then between 5.15 and 7.15pm, I take a mixed group of four girls (U12 & U14) and coach them in hockey goalkeeping. I plan these sessions myself. Afterwards it’s an hour and a half of U16 hockey training with my age group squad as well as having some separate goalkeeper training. The session includes warm up, skills, techniques and a game.

 

Thursday

 

Our GCSE PE lesson comprises a fitness test and multi-stage fitness tests etc. We then have a three-hour dance practice for the Rock Challenge competition in place of normal lessons. In the evening it’s advanced goalkeeper training. The session includes warm up, fitness, stretches, skills and techniques that improve speed and agility, diving and smothering.

 

Friday

 

Our GCSE dance lesson comprises individual dance routines then after school we have an extra GSCE PE practical lesson. Bucks county hockey training takes place for ninety minutes in the evening, training with the squad and goalkeeper-specific training.

 

Saturday

 

I play a hockey match every Saturday with a ladies team. The match is 70 minutes long but we arrive 45 minutes prior to the match for warm up and practice.

 

Sunday

 

I play in an U16 hockey match.

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