Education: Ba Business Economics 1st Class, The University of Hull | MSc Business Management Distinction, The University of Hull | Westholme School
Coaching: Great Britain Advanced Coaching Programme Cohort 5 | Level 2 Sessional England Hockey Coaching Award, 2016 | FIH Level 2, 2021
Currently Coaching: Leeds HC Ladies 1st Team Head Coach | Leeds HC Mens 2nd Team Lead | England Hockey Talent Academy Lead Coach | St Peters School, York | Leeds HC, Head of Junior Hockey | West Yorkshire AC | North Womens Masters
Constraint led approach to allow for explorative learning and technique refinement.
Game based contextualisation to help players become effective and creative decision makers
Embedded technical development - to ensure good foundations are created to be repeated under varying pressures.
Positive and fun learning environments, where the players and groups needs are at the centre
Alex still finds time to play at an extremely high level - both as an Isle of Man international & for Sheffield Mens 1s in National League Conference North. Alongside his playing career, Alex offers a great range of experience coaching in performance settings. For the last 4 years Alex has been coaching the South Yorkshire Academy Centre and more recently began a role as Head of Hockey at Sheffield University.
David is currently head of hockey at Bradford Grammar School and coaches at Manchester Performance Centre. He has previously played 3 years of North Premiership hockey for Bowden as well as for National League side Preston 1st Team. He is also on the GB Advanced Coaching Programme.
Currently working as a specialist PE teacher, Jane understands the needs of working with young players very well. Bringing great enthusiasm to the coaching team, Jane also has experience playing in performance environments form her time at Leeds Beckett University and Triton Ladies 1st Team. Jane currently plays in Leeds Adel 1st Team and coaches the junior girls at the club.
Isabella is highly experienced at playing within the England Hockey pathway. Representing Pennine Pumas at Futures Cup and representing England U17s at the Home Nations. Currently, Isabella is part of the highly competitive University of Nottingham hockey environment. Isabella is also one of our expert indoor coaches, having played in two national indoor finals with Wakefield Hockey Club. We look forward to working with Isabella on our up and coming camps!
Rosie is one of the Horsfield Hockey specialist GK coaches. Vastly experienced in performance sport, Rosie has played for Sheffield HC 1st team in the Northern Premiership for the last 3 seasons. Having been through the pathway as a junior (futures cup-Wessex Leopards) she is able to bring those real experiences in to her coaching. Rosie currently coaches at the Yorkshire Performance Centre and the South Yorkshire Academy Centre.
Erin represented Essex at U18 level in the England Hockey Player Pathway. From there, Erin went to Hull University and is a regular starter for the Hull University 1st Team.
A member of the Ben Rhydding ladies 1st team since the age of 15, Holly brings vast experience of top level hockey with a thorough understanding of the game. An attacking goal hungry forward, Holly was crowned U16 National Champions with Thirsk HC and continues to perform at high levels, providing an inside knowledge of the player performance pathway. Hollys' experiences have moulded her as a coach & we are excited as to what she brings!
Matthew is one of the Horsfield Hockey GK specialists, bringing his wealth of playing experience and coaching knowledge to the team. Matthew has played at an elite level for the past six years, when he was 17 he made his National League debut for Preston Mens 1st Team. He has since gone on to be selected for the England U21 Development Programme in 2016 and 2017 as well as the GB Elite Programme in 2018. Matthew is a Level 2 qualified coach, currently part of the Lancashire GK Coaching team.
Mike brings an incredible amount of performance experience. He made his national league debut at 17 for Bowden HC - and now plays for University of Birmingham 1st Team whilst training with the international Wales squad. Mike also has valuable indoor hockey knowledge from his time in the Welsh NAGs.
Harrison is an experienced hockey player who has enjoyed 3 seasons playing for Hull University 1st Team. During his youth Harrison represented Lancashire county at all age groups. Not only is Harrison a great player but a successful young coach, he currently coaches Hull University Ladies 1st Team.
Christian has extensive player pathway experience, having coached within the system for the last 5 years, culminating in his appointment as East Midlands Head Coach in 2019. Christian currently also coaches Chesterfield Mens and Ladies 1st Teams - where he is able to put into practise his learnings from graduating the Great Britain Advanced Coaching Programme. Christian's sessions are described as loud, lively and energetic!
Jess brings a great understanding of what it takes to play at a high level from a young age to the coaching team. At aged 15 Jess began playing in the National League North Conference with Leeds ladies first team. Alongside training in such a competitive environment, Jess also played for Yorkshire Performance Centre at both U15 and U17 level - as well as managing her school work! Jess currently coaches at Leeds Hockey Club and West Yorkshire Academy Centre.
Gabby brings a wealth of coaching experience to the team at Horsfield Hockey. Gabby's previous coaching roles include; Rotherham Mens 1s, Wakefield Ladies 2s, summer coaching in the USA and coaching roles at The Grammar School at Leeds and Bradford Grammar School. As well as coaching - Gabby is an experienced hockey player, having played national league hockey with Wakefield Ladies 1s for the last 5 seasons.
Izzie currently plays centre midfield for the senior Welsh women's team; Izzie has already achieved 25 senior international caps for Wales! As well as being a senior athlete - Izzie plays for Durham University 1st team during the club season. Izzie is a keen hockey coach and has begun coaching the Durham Hockey Club ladies section.
We are incredibly lucky to welcome Jon to our coaching team! Jon is currently the mens 1st team captain at Chesterfield, playing in the North Premiership. Jon loves creating environments for young people to learn and develop, he has spent the last 3 years as a Sports Graduate at The Mount, St Marys, Sheffield and is currently completing his PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University.