Useful people to know

Club Officers

Following the AGM on 20th April 2017, please find below the Club Officers appointed for the 2017-18 season:
Chair Katherine Abbie
Development Officer TBC
Secretary Katherine Barraclough
Treasurer Matthew Tanswell
Ladies’ Club Captain Dudzai Pswarayi
Men’s Club Captain Steve Hare
Youth Coordinator Philippa Leguen de Lacroix
Flyerz Coordinator Hannah Dobbin
Welfare Officer Peter Clark
Deputy Welfare Officer Michelle Twitchett
Head Youth Coach Philippa Leguen de Lacroix
Volunteer Coordinator TBC
Communications Coordinator Neil Berkeley
Fixtures Secretary TBC
Social Secretary TBC
Sponsorship and Grants Coordinator Vinay Chana
Umpire Liaison Officer TBC
Webmaster Faith Newland
Ladies 1s Captain Samantha Fish
Ladies 2s Captain TBC
Ladies 3s Captain TBC
Ladies 4s Captain TBC
Men’s 1s Captain TBC
Men’s 2s Captain TBC
Men’s 3s Captain TBC
Men’s 4s Captain TBC
Men’s 5s Captain TBC
Men’s 6s Captain TBC
Men’s Otters Captain TBC
Mixed Captain Neil Berkeley
Vets Captain TBC
A few key people that you may want to know:

Katherine Abbie – Chair

If you have any queries feel free to contact Katherine:

Dudzai Pswarayi – Ladies Club Captain

If you are interested in finding out more about the ladies’ side of the club please email:

Steve Hare – Men’s Club Captain

If you are interested in finding out more about the men’s side of the club please email:

Philippa Leguen de Lacroix – Youth Coordinator

Philippa has been involved in youth coaching for a number of years and now heads up the whole youth programme. Whether your child has never played hockey or is a regular in the Essex squad, Philippa and our team of youth coaches will help them improve their game. If you want to find out more about getting your child involved in the club please email:

Hannah Dobbin – Flyerz Coordinator

Forest Flyerz appeals to children with disabilities of all ages, and teaches them more than just the principles of hockey. The Flyerz section has been around for almost 5 years now and having played their first competitive match earlier this year is going from strength to strength. If you want more information about Forest Flyerz or disabilities hockey, please email: