Meet The Coaches

Our team of experienced coaches will work with individuals on their skill techniques and support them whilst putting them into a competitive environment. The structure of the camps gives a holistic approach to coaching that furthers all areas of match play with tactic analysis and development.

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Alex Leach - Head Coach

Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 & Level 2 Hockey 

Playing Experience

Wellington School 1st Team Captain
University of Worcester 1st Team

Coaching Experience

Havant Hockey Club Youth Talent Programme Director (2018-Present)
England Performance Centre South (2015-Present)
Portsmouth Grammar School HoH (2016-Present)
Havant Hockey Club Girls U12 (2018-2019)
Havant Hockey Club BU16s (2017-18)
Boys U19 ISHC finals (2017)
Girls U18/16/14 South Finals (2017)
Havant Hockey Club Boys U16s – National finalists (2016-2017)
Boys U18 Plate Finals (2016)
Boys U16 Indoor national finals (2015)
Havant Hockey Club Ladies 1s and GU16s (2015)
Boys U18 National QF (2015)
Junior Regional Performance Centre South (2014)

Emily Dent - Assistant Coach

Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 & Level 2 Hockey 

Playing Experience

Leamington 1XI Hockey Club (2017-Present)
Oxford Hawks Hockey Club 1XI (National League 2017-2018)
Leeds Hockey Club 1XI Squad (2014 – 2017)
Captain of Leeds Ladies Hockey 1XI Squad (2015-2017)
Leeds Beckett 1XI Squad (2014-2016)
Captain of Leeds Beckett University Hockey 1XI Squad (2015—2016)
Edinburgh University Women’s 2XI Squad (2013 – 2014)
Captain of Edinburgh University Women’s 3XI Hockey Squad (2012-2013)
Captain of Highland District U18 Hockey Squad (2008-2009)

Coaching Experience

U14 Girls West Yorkshire Junior Academy Centre Head Coach (2016-2017)
U16 Girls West Yorkshire Junior Academy Centre Head Coach (2015-2016)
U15 Girls West Yorkshire Junior Regional Performance Centre Assistant Coach (2015)
Coach of the year for Edinburgh University Women’s Hockey Club (2014/15)
U16 Scotland Girls Assistant Coach (2014-2015)
U18 Highland Hockey Girls Head Coach (2014-2015)
U14 George Watsons College Girls Head Hockey Coach (2012-2013)
University of Edinburgh 5XI Head Coach (2010-2013)

Liam King - Assistant Coach

Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 & Level 2 Hockey 

Playing & Coaching Experience

Liam is a full time hockey coach for King Edward’s School in Bath, England. His role involves developing a program for both boys and girls from age 7 – 18. Alongside his work with the school, he is involved in the England Hockey Player Pathway where he coaches the U17 Boys in the West Reginal Performance Centre.

Liam’s career began in Scotland where he played for Clydesdale Hockey Club for 10 years and represented Scotland at Under 18 level. He started coaching at the age of 16 at his club, where he soon  became the lead coach and organizer of Clydesdale Hockey Camps. He also coached the Scottish National under 16 Boys’ squad for 5 years before securing his full time position in Bath.

Since moving to England Liam has continued his playing career, currently representing Team Bath Buccaneers in the West Conference of the English National League. In 2018 his team finished as national runners-up in the Indoor Premier League Play-Offs.

Callum Crighton - Assistant Coach

Qualifications

UKCC Level 3 Hockey Coaching (2016)
UKCC Level 2 Hockey Coaching (2013)
England Hockey Bronze Goalkeeper Course
South African Coaching Level 2 SAHA/KNHB 2011
South African Coaching level 1 SAHA/KNHB 2009
South African Coaching Level 0 SAHA/KNHB 2008
Goal Keepers Course –SAHA/KNHB 2011
KNHB/SAHA Coaching Facilitator Course level 0 and Level 1 2011

Playing Experience

Trojans Hockey Club; South Premier B
Trojans Indoor Hockey; South Division
PHC Chiswick; 2012(England)
Bohemians; Premier League 2009 to 2011(SA)
University of Fort Hare; 2004 to 2008(SA)
University Hockey Tournaments, 2004, 2005, 2007
KC March Easter Hockey Tournament 2008-Joint Winners
Old Hudsonians; 1998 to 2003(SA)

Coaching Experience

Head of Hockey at King Edward VI School, Southampton (2013-Present)
England Hockey Performance Centre Coach, Southampton (2018 &2019)
Indoor Hockey U16 National Finals (2016 & 2018)
Abingdon School 1st team Boys Coach (2013)
Border Men’s U21 Assistant Coach (2008)
Border U16 Boys Silver Medalists at Nationals (2008)
Border U18 Girls Head Coach (2006-2008)
Border U14 Boys Silver Medalists at Nationals (2006)
Border U14 Boys Gold Medalists at Nationals (2005)
Head of Boys Hockey at Hudson Park High School (2005 – 2010)
Hamilton Ladies Premier League Head Coach (2004-2006)

Dan Faulkner - Assistant Coach

Coaching Experience

Germany Under 15 semi finalist outdoor (2016)
Germany Under 15 Silver medal indoor (2016)
Havant Hockey club men’s 2nd team
British Army Hockey Head Coach
Portsmouth Grammar School 3rd place National Cup.

Playing Experience

England & GB:
England Senior International Indoors
Under 21/23 outdoors
2014 Junior World Cup
2013 Australian Youth Olympics Silver Medal.
East Grinstead:
OutdoorPremier League
East Grinstead Indoor Champions 2018, 2019
Berliner Hockey Club:
1. Bundesliga outdoor
1. Bundesliga indoor