James qualified as a coach in the mid-1990s, Following qualification he coached adults for a couple of years, then he spent 5 years helping run the boys U14 / U16 teams until he migrated to the USA for 6 yrs. On his return (2012) he has been coaching all genders and all levels throughout the club latterly focusing on the U10 boys and U12 girls.
His quote “There is no happier moment than when something you have taught, and thought had fallen on deaf ears, suddenly comes alive. “I thoroughly enjoy my coaching and am very fortunate to have worked with some very talented children, and some awesome coaches!”
Martin (the one on the right) says (in his words) “I am enthusiastic but unqualified. I have been shadowing the EH qualified club coaches for 3 years and I now do a good impression of a respectable coach”.
Again in his words “the energy, joy, technical development, team spirit and firm friendships I have seen our girls develop over the last 3 years reflects the benefits of our great club and the sport of hockey for children”