Junior Coaching Team

Meet the coaches!

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 U14/U12 coach. Also captain of the Men’s 6th 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!
Pani Pani Theodorou
Lead U10 girls coach, U14 girls coach and U8 coach. Pani is a level 1 coach with tons of coaching energy who will inspire the young girls to greatness!
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

Sessional coach. Peter is now lead coach for the U10 boys and plays with the men’s 5th team. Peter is also our Welfare Officer. Peter is one of the parents who succumbed to our beginner’s hockey course since his son Daniel was playing so much.

Rich Arkle Richard Arkle

Co-lead coach for the U12 boys. Arkle is current Mens 1st team captain

Nate Nate Last

Another youth player who is giving back to the club by helping out with coaching. Nate plays Men’s 2s.

Daniel Clark

Was also a youth player at the club – he now plays in the men’s 3rd team and helps coach wherever needed!

Lydia in the middle Lydia Hale

Once a youth player at WFHC herself, Lydia now helps coach and plays of the Ladies 1s). U10s assistant coach, regularly comes to tournaments.

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. Michelle is Kiesha’s mum and is a regular helper.

Kiesha Kiesha

Also ex-youth player, plays ladies 3s when not injured and regularly lends a hand with the youth.

Alex Hepper

New to the coaching team in 2016-17, Alex is the parent of Cole & Abi and as well as being a football coach, now helps when he can with the hockey!

martha Martha Watson

Our amazing GK coach. Martha’s young and had tons of GK coaching at Essex and with GB legends John Hurst & Maddie Hinch. She helps the young goalies learn their craft

kwai-and-marj Kwai Lau and Amarjit Myers

Kwai on the left, Marj on the right. Both play for the ladies 4th team and regularly help coach the U10 girls

Shane Shane Crowe

Shane started out as one of our Flyerz participants, he now helps to coach on a Tuesday and alternative between assisting at Youth and at Flyerz. He has a Level 1 coaching qualification and loves his hockey!


Welfare: Michelle Twitchett – email: welfare@walthamforesthc.co.uk

Deputy Welfare: – Email:  deputywelfare@walthamforesthc.co.uk