The Suburban Hockey programme is led by Will Fulker. Other coaches in the programme include Mark Atherton, Asif Rais, David Beckett, Paddy Smith, Chris Grassick, Ben Rooney, James and Jonny Gall, Sarah Haycroft, David Bartram and Ali Hitch. The coaches are all fully DBS checked and have done First Aid for Sport courses. Many of the coaches are part of the Surbiton Hockey Club coaching team which produces many of the UK’s national clubs champion and their coaching programme is one of the most respected in the country.
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Will is currently Director of Colts at Surbiton Hockey Club, the largest hockey club in the UK, with national awards for Colts team at all age groups. Will has coached at camps and clubs in the USA and Australia. Will is from Ipswich, where he captained the Ipswich Hockey Club’s 1st XI in national league games; he has played club hockey in the South Australia Premier League and is now a 1st XI player for SHC in the England Hockey Premier League. Will is a regular coach for Living Hockey camps.
Asif Rais has joined the SH coaching team to head up our Southwark programme. He will be organising and coaching at the new Southwark Tigers Hockey Club in SE5. Asif has played at Premier League and National League level, has represented Suffolk at U21 level and full senior level. He has been coaching for 13 years and has coached a number of teams in National League and in East Premier A, as well as the Senior Suffolk County side. He is Head Coach for Cambridge University Ladies Hockey Club and Assistant Coach for the Wapping Ladies 1st Team.
Mark is the Director of SHC’s Junior Academy and is one of the Head Coaches for the Colts and Ladies sections within the Club. Mark has worked on the SH programme in a variety of schools, including primary, secondary and special needs. He has also managed the Surrey Junior Development Centre and Junior Academy Centre programmes and been a Head Coach at England Hockey’s Junior Regional Performance Centres. Mark was previously a coach at Cheam HC and is currently in his third season as Director of Hockey at the University of Surrey. He is also Head Coach for Surrey Spartans Hockey Club. He has coached at a number of US university hockey camps and is a regular coach on the Living Hockey Camps. Mark previously played at Bromley and Beckenham HC and for Birmingham University.
Ali is a regular Colts coach at SHC and has been Head Coach for for Elmbridge Borough Council’s Surrey Youth Games teams on two occasions. He has been involved with SH’s coaching programme for several years and recently managed our programme of hockey coaching in 20 schools in Southwark. Ali has played National Premier Division hockey for SHC, for Bephur HC and Loughborough Students. At SHC Ali coaches a number of Colts sides.
Ben was Captain of the 1st XI hockey team at St George’s College, Weybridge, during his time as a student there. Having been a member of Sunbury HC and Eastcote HC, he then moved to Old Georgians HC where he currently plays in the 1st XI. Ben has played at Club, County and Regional levels, including the JPRCs, for six years. He now coaches a wide range of Colts from age 7 – 16 at Surbiton Hockey Club and has been on the SH coaching staff for the past two years.
Paddy Smith is current GB goalkeeper. He was a bronze medallist in 2014 World League finals. He was also in the England U21 squad that took part in the European Championships. He was a member of Cannock Hockey Club, playing National League Hockey, is now moving to play at East Grinstead Hockey Club and is specialist goalkeeping coach for Surbiton Hockey Club.
A professional athlete and current member of the GB training squad he is working his way towards the 2016 Rio Olympics. He has represented England at U21 & U18 and won his first England cap in the summer of 2013 and his first GB cap in March 2014. Dave has lots of experience coaching in schools too!
From Scotland, Chris is a goalkeeper in the GB training squad and is representing Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. He has 25 caps playing for Scotland and represented Scotland at U16, U18 and U21 level. He started his playing career with Inverleith HC, and now plays for SHC’s 1st X1 in the England Hockey Premier League. Chris previously coached at George Watson College in Edinburgh and has been working with the SH programme.
Jonny is a current GB U21 player and member of.Surbiton Hockey Club’s 1st XI, playing national Premier League and European League hockey. He competed in the Junior World Cup (Dec, 2013) in India, playing an integral part within the team. Jonny has been playing hockey since he was three years old!
James is a current GB U21 player and is also a member of the Surbiton Hockey Club’s 1st XI, playing national Premier League and European League hockey in the same team as his brother. He competed in the Junior World Cup (Dec, 2013) in India, playing an integral part within the team. James, like his brother Jonny, has been playing hockey since he was three years old!
Still England and GB’s most capped player (263 caps in total!!), Brett retired from the international scene after the 2006 World Cup. He remains an integral member of Surbiton HC Men’s 1st XI squad, as well as coaching the Ladies’ 1st XI, successfully guiding them into England Hockey’s National League where they are one of the top teams. Brett is SHC’s Director of Hockey, a role which involves overseeing coaching provision and the training syllabus for all teams across the Club, from the youngest Colts’ teams, right through to the men’s and ladies’ performance squads. He is also a Director of Living Hockey, the company running the best holiday hockey camps.
Sandra is the Partnership Manager for the Kingston School Sports Partnership and is based at Chessington Community College. She is the lead contact for school sport in the Borough of Kingston (40 primary, 12 secondary, 3 special schools) and has been in the job for four years. During this time she has been responsible for developing & increasing participation in PE and school sport for all young people in Kingston. In her spare time Sandra is a Triathlete, competing at Club and National Level.