Bridgwater & Taunton College Hockey Academy

Special Features

  • Somerset Cup finalists for the past four years
  • Semi-finalists at regional qualifiers in 2013
  • National gold medalists in 2010
  • National silver medalists in 2009
  • Somerset U18 winners in 2010 and 2011
  • Mixed National finalists in 2009 – 2012

Coach Profiles

Hockey Coach Sheila Burridge

Sheila Burridge


  • England Hockey Level 2 Coach
  • England Hockey Goalkeeping Bronze Award
  • 1st 4 Sport Level 1 Hockey Coach Assessor
  • Somerset Hockey Association Welfare Officer


  • Former Senior County and Royal Navy squad member
  • Currently playing first team hockey in the West Central Division 
  • County Junior Development Centre U14 Girls’ Coach (2012) 
  • County Junior Academy Centre U15 Girls’ Coach (2013) 
  • West Regional Performance Centre U17 Girls’ Coach (2013) 
  • West League Conference South Men’s 1st Team Club Coach
Hockey Coach Rob Morrish

Rob Morrish


  • England Hockey Level 1 Coach
  • England Hockey Level 1 Umpire
  • BSC Sport Psychology
  • MSC Sport and Exercise Psychology


  • Former Team BTC player
  • Currently playing 1st team for Bridgwater HC in the Championship Tier 2
  • Junior Academy Centre Coach Under 17 boys (2014)
  • Under 14 boys (2015)

Student Profile

Team BC Hockey member Liam Hedaux

Liam Hedaux

My time in Team BTC has been amazing and I’ve had some brilliant opportunities, such as playing against Truro, where we won at the last minute, it was a great feeling! Training is always enjoyable and as a team we work hard to further improve our skills as players. The coaches are always there for you and this really makes a difference.”


Entry to Team BTC Performance programmes is subject to selection. You will get the chance to express your interest in the Academy at your course interview, and from here, apply.