Club Officers

Following the AGM, please find below the Club Officers appointed for the 2019-20 season:


Alastair Cole Carien Vanderhoop
Chair Development Officer
Principle Officer Principle Officer


Kate Sampson Katrina Hurrell
Secretary Treasurer
Principle Officer Principle Officer


Carl Chandler Karren Allan
Men’s Club Captain Ladies’ Club Captain
Club Officer Club Officer


Philippa Leguen de Lacroix David Stark
Youth Coordinator/Head Youth Coach Flyerz Coordinator
Club Officer Club Officer


Michelle on the left! Michelle Twitchett Nathanael Last
Welfare Officer Communications Coordinators
Committee Committee


Katie Barraclough Lewis Ereira
Fixtures Secretary Sponsorship and Grants Coordinator
Committee Committee


Gary Joy Webmaster
Umpire Liaison Officer Steve Hare / James Price
Committee Committee


Jack Rumbold James Price
Social Committee Social Committee
Committee Committee


Joe Russo Laura Ayre
Social Committee Social Committee
Committee Committee


Club Position Name Committee Level
Ladies 1s Captain Lucy Butcher Committee
Ladies 2s Captain Beth Thompson Committee
Ladies 3s Captain Laura Gilmore Committee
Ladies 4s Captain Sian Lattimer Committee
Men’s 1s Captain Dan Smith Committee
Men’s 2s Captain Vinay Chhana Committee
Men’s 3s Captain Andrew Falk Committee
Men’s 4s Captain Matthew Hale Committee
Men’s 5s Captain Ben Haines Committee
Mixed Captain Joe Russo Committee

Key People:

Alastiar  – Chair

If you have any queries feel free to contact Steve:

Karren Allan – Ladies Club Captain

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

Carl Chandler – 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:

David Stark  – Flyerz Coordinators

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: