The Senior Aspire Schools Cup is an 11-a-side competition for school teams from S3 to S6 to participate in a national cup (but players in S1 & S2 can also play). Teams play in a tournament at a centralised venue, with the top teams qualifying for Finals Day.

The criteria for schools entering is as follows, but some flexibility can be given in exceptional cases:
1. A full school hockey programme running for less than 3 years. This would be weekly training and regular matches throughout the school year.
2. The school did not play in the Scottish Schools Cup in previous 3 seasons.
3. Multiple schools can come together to create a team where there are limited numbers or resources available, providing no trials are held to select teams.
4. Entries will only be accepted through invitation of Domestic Games Team. Please contact your Regional Manager:

There are two qualifying tournaments in the North and South of the country:

  • Wednesday 1 November 2023 at Glenalmond. POSTPONED
  • Friday 3 November at Peffermill, Edinburgh.
  • Wednesday 15 November at High School of Dundee (rearranged from 1 Nov)


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The following teams will play in the Aspire Cup Finals at Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Friday 15 March 2024, after winning their respective qualifying tournaments:

Boys: High School of Dundee v Trinity Academy

Girls: McLaren High School v Marr College