Our Coaching Team for 2018-19
Emma Hewitt (U16 Girls Lead Coach)
Emma is a Level 2 qualified coach who is currently working towards her Level 3 qualification. Emma has been coaching for 7 years now and has coached all age groups from 4 years old through to U18. Emma coaches at the Bucks Hockey Junior Development Centres (JDC) and Junior Academy Centre (JAC), in the past she has coached at Berkshire Hockey’s JDCs and JACs, Oxfordshire Hockey’s JDC and currently coaches at The Oxford Junior Regional Performance Centre. Emma was also recently coach for the U18 Mercia Lynx girls at the England Hockey Board’s Futures Cup which is where the England U18 training squad is selected. Emma is also a qualified Quicksticks tutor and coach.
John Spicer (Under 14 Girls Lead Coach, Older Goalees Coach)
John is a Level 2 qualified hockey coach and has a long playing and coaching career. John was part of the England Indoor Training Squad 1986-7, played East Outdoors 1987 & 1988 and club hockey at St Albans H.C. 1983-1988 inc Indoor Finals & a European Indoor Cup. John has been coaching at ACHC for many years now, coaching the juniors and also the women’s senior indoor sides. In the past John has coached St Albans Men (Outdoors) – National League 1994-6 (Div 1 Winners 94-5), Old Loughtonians Men (Indoors) – Finals Nights 1989-91, Welwyn GC Women (Indoors) – Finals Night 1986, as well as at various clubs indoors and out since 1980.
Sarah Watts (Under 14 Boys Assistant Coach)
Sarah (commonly known as B!) is a very recently ex-ladies 1st XI player here at ACHC and also a Level 1 qualified coach. She has been helping at the club as a coach for many years having jointly run the junior section a few years ago. B will be helping with the U14 Boys this season.
Louise Hagan (Under 12 Girls Lead Coach)
Louise is one of our parent helpers who has 3 children in our junior section. Louise has been helping out for the past few seasons with a number of junior sides and will be running the Under 12 Girls sessions this season. Louise plays hockey for our senior ladies in the Ladies 3rd XI.
Dave has been coaching at our club now for many years and coached before that for Chalfont St Peter HC. .
Owain McGuire (Head of Junior Hockey and Under 10's Academy Insured Coach)
Owain is a parent and qualified coach who has played hockey to a high level himself (National League). He has one childr who plays in our junior section, with two more who play when around, and will be leading the Under 10's Academy sessions for the 2018/19 season.
Dan Gallagher (U14 Boys Lead Coach)
Dan has been coaching here at ACHC for a few years now, and also coaching with Bucks. Dan is keen to help the boys develop and progress in their hockey and help integrate them into the Mens section as they get older.
Steven Spicer (U14 Girls Assistant Coach)
Steven has come through our junior section and started coaching as a Young Leader, then as a Level 1 and is now a fully insured Level 2 coach who leading the U12 Girls age groups fin 2017-18. He was also coaching in multiple local schools, but will be studying at Brunel University from September so will only be assisting this season..
He has played some of his adult hockey at St Albans, but when playing at A&Chas been part of the Mens 1's set-up since he was 15, and played junior hockey to JRPC level.
Warren Scott (U14 Girls Assistant Coach)
Warren has been a Mens 1st XI player, Club Chairman, Mens Club Captain, Mens 1st XI Captain throughout his years at the club. Warren's daughters are now playing in the club and he will be helping with the U14 girls this season.