Calling all coaches - learn from GB Head Coaches ahead of Olympics

Great Britain Prepares – A day with Great Britain’s hockey coaches and athletes ahead of London 2012.

Date: Thursday, 17 May 2012
Venue: Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RR – home to the Great Britain hockey teams

Open to qualified hockey coaches, Great Britain Prepares is a once in a lifetime opportunity to access the coaches and athletes who will be representing Great Britain in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The day will include the following:

  • The chance to watch, hear and learn from GB men’s squad coaches Jason Lee, David Bunyan and Bobby Crutchley as they put their athletes through a two hour training session
  • The chance to watch, hear and learn from GB women’s squad coaches Danny Kerry, Karen Brown and Craig Parnham as they put their athletes through a two hour training session
  • The opportunity to question the coaches LIVE, led by compere Howard Bentham (BBC Hereford and Worcester)
  • A series of workshops with a top presenters, including;
    o The English Institute of Sport and Polar, a leader in sports instruments and heart rate monitoring
    o The Coach’s Psychological Toolbox – Bryan Jones, Principal Lecturer in Coaching & Performance at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Level 4 Hockey Coach Award.
    o Movement Skills – John Trower, Level 4 Hockey Coach Award and coach to triple Olympic medallist Steve Backley
  • Lunch, tea and coffee
  • Information and goody bag

This incredible opportunity costs just £65 for qualified hockey coaches and £50 for England Hockey Gold Members.

Places will go quickly so book your space today by emailing Steve Turner at

Calling all coaches - get involved with the Hockey Nation in 2012

This summer will see thousands of people take part in hockey across the nation through the Hockey Nation programme. To help make this a success, we are recruiting hundreds of hockey coaches to the Hockey Nation.

PLAY HOCKEY is an exciting part of the programme, and we expect to see in the region of 25,000 people adults and young people alike pick up a stick for either the first time, or the first time in a long time!

We need enthusiastic, trained coaches to coach across these programmes starting over the coming weeks as we introduce new schemes such as Back to Hockey for women into a variety of places.

Find out how you can become involved and pledge your time to the Hockey Nation this summer here.