Stuart joined CCHC when he took up hockey in 2016 rather than shiver on the side watching his children. He plays for our M5s and 6s. Stuart joined the committee in 2019 as our Umpire Liaison Officer, but when his daughter graduated into the U16s in 2020, he soon found himself helping strengthen the policies and approach to managing our newish youth section, and then last year helped shape and deliver our plan to expand to u12s.
He has now taken on the role of Youth Chairman to oversee our expansion to U6, and hopefully secure Talent Centre Accreditation for the 2023/24 season. Stuart is also one of our club photographers and still shares the ULO role with President Ireland.
During my playing career I received 58 International caps and won Club honours with some of the top performing teams in England and Europe.
I greatly enjoyed working within the CCHC Youth programme last year alongside a group of dedicated coaches and Club officials. The players have been fantastic to coach and their achievements at all levels have been a credit to their commitment to their hockey and CCHC. Coaching the Men’s 1st Team alongside (Head Coach) Grant Gilmour, (Manager/ Strength Conditioning Coach) Sam Coe and Redvers Wilbur (1st Team Captain) last season proved to be an exciting challenge. The squad produced some outstanding results and demonstrated what levels of performance can be reached at 1st Team level.
The Club has achieved so much in the last few years on and off the pitch and it has great potential to grow further providing a superb club hockey experience for all.
I am a teacher at Perse School and was Head of Hockey from 2014-2020. Having overseen the development of many talented players in the boys and girls game over my teaching career, I am greatly looking forward to utilising my playing and coaching experience and passion for the sport in the role of Youth Head Coach at CCHC.
58 caps for Great Britain and England.
Sharon has been a member of CCHC since university (apart from a break from hockey when her children were young), both as a player & volunteer. She has had various roles over the years including fixtures and umpiring secretary, and took up her current main role as Safeguarding & Welfare Officer in 2018 when Andy Richardson convinced her it 'didn't involve much work at all'. Since then she has been acquiring roles. She also umpires, and occasionally still pulls on a shirt for the W6 and o45s.
Rob has been a member of the club since 2012, and took up the role of treasurer in 2015. He has had various roles over the years, including captain of the M4 and umpiring. He is also a Director of the club’s company limited by guarantee.
A Mum of two hockey players who spends the season’s weekends pitch-side, catching up with fellow hockey parents and marvelling at how the game has changed since my day playing on grass! I’m delighted to be responsible for encouraging more children to play hockey and benefit from the fabulous CCHC facilities and our amazing team of talented coaches.
I inherited my role from the great ‘Andy Richardson’ whose initiative to increase hockey playing opportunities to all school children and widen the participation in the sport for all has become a cornerstone of CCHC ethos. If your school lacks a hockey astro pitch, coach, regular training and matches and you’re keen to have more regular coaching or you’d just like to learn to play and have fun, please get in touch!