We are thrilled to announce the appointment of two-time Olympian Dan Fox as GHC's Director of Junior Coaching.
Our Junior Section has been improving year on year both in numbers of young players we attract and also in the quality of what they achieve as individuals and teams. The past five years have seen GHC Junior teams in ten National Finals including three National Champions and many awards at Regional, County and even International level.
And we have more players than ever before succeeding in the England Hockey Player Pathway, including a handful who competed in the recent National Selection tournament.
This progress has been thanks to our huge and dedicated band of volunteer parents and siblings, without whom GHC wouldn't exist. We recognised two seasons ago, however, that introducing professional coaching would benefit our players and volunteer coaches alike and that as the game of hockey progresses, so do we need to keep improving to deliver the best hockey experience we can for our junior players.
The Director of Coaching role is one that will build upon our successes by improving the quality and learning of our large coaching pool. Read about the role from Dan's letter to the coaches here.
Dan is a two-time Olympian (2012, 2016) with 164 England and Great Britain caps. He was named UK Sports Writer of the Year 2016 and England Hockey Performance Player 2017. He played his most recent club hockey with Holcombe HC including in the Euro Hockey League.
Dan is Director of Hockey at Charterhouse and coaches with England Hockey (U21s, U18s, Performance Centres and more). We are really looking forward to the season!