Coaches

Head Coach and Ladies 1st XI Coach 

George Lovegrove

 

 

 

 

 

George Lovegrove

I have been coaching hockey for the past 10 years to a range of ability levels and age groups.  I am a Level 2 qualified coach and am currently finalising my Level 3 qualification.  I am also the holder of a Silver Goalkeeper coach award.  I started my coaching career with the Lovegrove Hockey Academy, and quickly progressed to working with Junior England players within the England Hockey Player Pathway.  At present, I am working for a fourth year as Lead Coach at the Junior England Regional Performance Centre in Tonbridge.

My aim as the new 1st XI coach is to create a safe, enjoyable and high intensity training environment where players can focus on developing core skills, techniques and individual flare.  Every player within the 1st XI squad will be individually profiled in order to ensure that short and long term goals are achieved within a positive team atmosphere.

I am really looking forward to working with coaches, captains, players and spectators within the whole of the club to continue building a happy and successful TWHC ladies section.

 

Ladies 2nd XI Coach

Andy Whitaker

I have been coaching hockey for the past 4 years, initially with TWHC Junior girls and last season I also began supporting the TWHC ladies section.  Previously I coached football with boys and girls and hold FA Level 1 and 2 badges. I am now one assessment away from completing my Level 2 hockey qualification and aim to do this at the beginning of the new season.  I am very much looking forward to working with, and learning from, George.

In my Assistant Coach role I will support George at midweek training sessions.  On match days I will work with the Ladies 2nd squad and will encourage all the players to put into practice what they have covered in training as well as building their confidence and decision-making in match play.

I will also be continuing in my role as a junior coach with a focus on providing a stimulating but fun environment to all the girls whatever their standard. My aim is to enable girls to continue to play and enjoy their hockey at both Junior and Senior levels within the Club and to continue to play at University and in their future  #thisgirlcan

 

Ladies 3rd and 4th XI Coach

James Beck