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.

All have DBS checked, attended Safeguarding Children courses. Many have first aid.

phil+wardy Philippa Leguen de Lacroix
Head of Youth. Level 2 England Hockey.
Lead coach for the U14 Girls, U16 Girls and U8s/U6s coach. Loves scoring goals.
Matthew - back row somewhere Matthew Hale
Lead Boys U14/U12 coach. Level 1 experienced England Hockey coach
Richard Farrow
Another lead coach for the U14 boys. Was a regular WFHC player from back in 1989… and has returned to action!  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 Development Wednesday evenings. She is also very enthusiastic and plays hockey non-stop.
Peter Clark
Peter coaches the U10 boys and gets a run out at social hockey. Peter has a Sessional Coaching Qualification from England Hockey. Peter offers a lot of time to the juniors, he could be classed as a junior legend.
Dan Smith
Dan will be coaching some Performance Mondays sessions for the teens this year. You will catch him practicing his drag flicking after training.
Martin O’Donnell
Martin is a Goal Keeper and a GK coach for the juniors!
Martin is our Welfare Officer so please do raise any concerns you have with him.
Amy Clayton
Deputy Welfare Officer: Amy York  Co-lead coach Amy also works with the U12 girls, she is extremely positive come sun, rain, snow.
Ian Russell
Ian is a dad who has been helping our coaching team since 2018. He’s coached the u10 boys, and now the u12 boys.
Michelle on the left! Michelle Twitchett
GK coach and a general assistant for all ages. Once just a parent, now an amazing goal keeper and an enthusiastic coach.
Graeme Bell
Another “dad” who we have roped into coaching! Since 2018, Graeme has been helping coach the U10 girls.
Rob Boulton
Rob is a hockey player and dad. He’s lead coaching the U12 girls this year. He’s calm, clear, and enthusiastic!

Welfare Officer: Martin O’Donnell
welfare@walthamforesthc.co.uk

Deputy Welfare Officer: Amy York
deputywelfare@walthamforesthc.co.uk