Junior Coaching Team

Meet The Junior Team:

Everyone here is a volunteer – amazing! Some are here week in week out, and others more “ad hoc” coaches when time permits them.


phil+wardy Philippa Leguen de Lacroix
Head of Youth. Lead coach for the U12/U14 Girls and U8s coach.Loves scoring goals. Often has her dog Wardy in tow.
Matthew - back row somewhere Matthew Hale
Lead Boys U14/U12 coach . Also captain of the Men’s 4th team (Otters). Yells ferociously from the sideline, but not particularly scary in real life.
Richard Farrow
Another lead coach for the U14 boys. Was once a regular WFHC player from back in 1989… we’re trying to tempt him back! You will find him managing the Mens 4th XI.
Laura Ayre

New to the coaching team this season, Laura is a ladies 1s player and helps out with the U12 boys. She is also very enthusiastic and plays hockey non stop.

francis Francis Brown

Sessional coach. Francis is about the same size as the under 10 girls that she coaches. She’s a grown up though, we promise.

Peter Clark

Peter is now lead coach for the U10 boys and gets a run out at social hockey. Peter is also our Welfare Officer. Peter offers a lot of time to the juniors, he could be classed as a junior legend.

Dan Smith 

Co-lead coach for the U12 boys. Dan is current Mens 1st XI captain, you will catch him practicing his drag flicking after training.

Amy Clayton 

Co-lead coach Amy also works with the U12 boys, she is extremely positive come sun, rain, snow.

Daniel Clark

Daniel came through the junior set up and has played for the Mens 1st XI, you will catch him with the keepers. Daniel also helps out wherever he is needed!

Ian Russell

New to the coaching team in 2018-19, always around to help out he currently coaches the U10 boys.


Michelle on the left! Michelle Twitchett

Welfare Officer, register taker, GK coach and a general coach assistant for all ages. Once just a parent, now an amazing goal keeper and an enthusiastic coach.

Graeme Bell 

Another new coach to the junior team in 2018-19, currently coaches the U1o girls.

martha Martha Watson

Our amazing GK coach. Martha has had tons of GK coaching at Essex and with GB legends John Hurst & Maddie Hinch. She helps the young goalies learn their craft. She currently play Ladies 3rd XI.

Michelle Twitchett (Welfare Officer): welfare@walthamforesthc.co.uk

Peter Clark (Deputy Welfare): deputywelfare@walthamforesthc.co.uk