Coaching Opportunity – North Notts HC

North Notts HC are seeking a coach for our Ladies 1st team, starting in September 2016. Playing in Midlands Division 1, we are looking for a qualified coach, ideally with minimum Level 2 qualifications. Training on Wednesday’s 7.30-9.30pm, the coach would be expected to attend all training sessions and Saturday league games, home and away. We are a friendly team, seeking a coach who can support and challenge established players, as well as develop and encourage junior players.

North Notts HC consists of five men’s teams and four ladies’ teams, with players of all ages and levels of experience. We are based at The Manor Sport and Recreation Centre in Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield.

If you think you could fulfil this role or would like further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please contact: Nicola Fletcher (Ladies’ 1st team captain)
Location: Mansfield
Salary: Please contact for details

Boots HC – Coaching Opportunities

Boots Hockey Club (based in Nottingham) is looking to appoint a number of coaches into both our men’s and ladies sections. We are one of the fastest growing clubs in the Midlands, now boasting seven men’s and six ladies’ teams, as well as a thriving junior section, and was shortlisted for England Hockey’s Club of the Year 2015 and Team of the Year (Men’s 1st XI) in 2016.

With a head coach in place already for the ladies section, we are looking for an experienced head coach to work with the Men’s 1XI as well as experienced club coaches to work alongside both our head coaches; with responsibility for areas of both the Men’s and Ladies section. Whilst we would prefer a single appointment for the club coaching roles, we will also consider separate applications for either of the two elements of the role.

Men’s 1XI Head Coach

The Men’s 1XI require an experienced coach to work with our ambitious and improving squad. Promoted from East Midlands Premier Division into Midlands Div 2 last season, we are looking for a similarly ambitious coach with experience of coaching at a regional level and with the desire to help drive the team forwards. You should be able to commit to travel with the 1XI on match days and to lead Men’s 1XI – 3XI training (with support from club coaches) on Tuesday evenings as well as providing support to the Men’s 1XI Captain in player selection decisions and ensuring that younger players showing promise are promoted into squads that will best realise that potential.

A level 2 qualification is a minimum requirement for this role, and the club will support successful candidates should they wish to progress to higher qualifications.

Men’s Club Coach

We are also seeking coaching support for our Men’s 2nd – 7th XI sessions on Monday & Tuesday evenings to work alongside the head coach. You will mainly be providing support to the Men’s 1XI Head Coach as well as delivering sessions to the 2nd and 3rd XI (East Midlands Premier and Midlands Division 1) on Tuesday evenings to help drive their respective bids for promotion and organising mixed ability coaching sessions on Monday evenings for 4 XI – 7XI squads. You will also help to promote the progression of promising players through the teams, in particular younger players who are progressing from our junior academy and support the 2XI on Saturday afternoon matches where possible.

Ladies club coach

We are seeking coaching support for our Ladies 4th – 6th XI sessions on Thursday evenings to work alongside the head coaches. You will design and lead dynamic training sessions, supporting on Saturday afternoon matches where possible.

A Level 2 qualification is highly desired for both club coaching roles, and the club will support successful candidates should they wish to progress to higher qualifications.

The successful candidate(s) will be hired on a fixed-term consultancy basis at rates to be negotiated based on qualifications, experience and level of commitment. They will not be employed by the club and should make their own arrangements for tax and National Insurance.

Applications, together with a coaching CV, and any queries should be addressed to either:

Club Captain, Jon Short, Club Secretary,
Katie Keward – Bright,

Boots HC Mixed 7s Tournament

When : Sat 22 August
At : Ladybay Ground, West Bridgford, Nottingham
Start : 10am
Cost : £80 per squad of up to ten. ( 3 men 3 ladies and a GK on pitch at any time)

Bar open all day – and other refreshments
Hope to have Eurohockey on big screen in clubhouse too
Team will be expected to provide an umpire

Tournament organiser Lynne Morgan : 0115 965 4745/07801 011 320

Watch out for the invite in your inbox soon!

Join Boots Hockey Club for their new pitch opening celebration on 12 October 2014

This summer, Boots Hockey Club was awarded funding totalling £149,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Legacy Fund and England Hockey’s Capital Investment Programme to replace the astroturf hockey pitch and upgrade the floodlighting at the Nottinghamshire Sports Ground, Lady Bay, Nottingham.

Boots Hockey Club is among 324 local sports projects to secure a share of £17 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.

The existing pitch was reaching the end of its life and becoming dangerous to play on, particularly in wet weather. The new pitch and improved floodlighting will enable the club to continue recent growth and develop their junior academy, as well as provide an improved facility for other community sports users.

To celebrate the new astroturf pitch, Boots Hockey Club are holding an opening event on 12 October 2014. The event is open to the local Rushcliffe community and all hockey players and supporters in Nottingham.

About the opening event

Through the opening event, Boots Hockey Club aims to promote both the attraction and development of new and junior players, the continuing development and retention of older players, as well as celebrating recent representative honours for Lynn Combes and Ann Fairbrother.

During the summer, Lynn Combes was selected and played for the England Masters over 40’s at the Hockey World Cup held in Rotterdam, Holland where they brought home a bronze medal. She was also selected together with Ann Fairbrother to play for the England Masters over 40’s team in the Home Nations in Swansea, which they won and brought home a gold medal.

The opening event will take place on 12 October 2014 at the Nottinghamshire Sports Ground, Lady Bay, Nottingham, NG2 5AA.

A junior training session will kick start the event at 9:45am with an appearance and coaching from Nottingham-based England indoor international, Sam Ward. Sam re-joined childhood club Beeston last season, where his 21 goals in the NOW: Pensions Premier League helped them to the Premiership title and earned Sam a call up to the England Indoor team and now a central contract with England Hockey. There will then be an official opening ceremony by Kenneth Clarke (Conservative MP for Rushcliffe) and ribbon cutting. This will be followed by Boots Hockey Club ladies’ first team playing against England Hockey Masters ladies and Boots Hockey Club men’s first team playing against the England Hockey Masters men.

Throughout the day there will be sports wear and Indian street food for sale from our West Bridgford based sponsors, Mad Dog Sports and Slumdog.

Club Captain, Keith Kirkpatrick, said: “We’re extremely excited about local Conservative MP, Kenneth Clarke, and England Hockey England Hockey joining us to celebrate the opening of our new pitch, which has been made possible by the investment we’ve received from all three funding partners, countless hours of hard work behind the scenes by a number of our club members and the support of the Nottinghamshire Sports Club. Together, this has enabled us to provide an excellent facility for existing and new hockey players as well as other sports users in the local community.”

After their first training session on the new pitch on 24 September, ladies first team coach Andy Fairbrother said: “The new pitch at Boots is a tremendous boost for the club and the result of a great deal of hard work from dedicated, club minded people. Not only does it help secure the future of the club at our Lady Bay home; it gives us a top class pitch to help develop the skills of both senior and junior players, ensuring the club can continue the success and growth it has seen over recent years. The new pitch will undoubtedly help the ladies first team as they begin their quest to regain their National League status.”