Umpiring Appointments – Syd Baylis Trophy and Arthur Sandford Cup – Week 8

Waterbase Pitch 1
Sand Dressed Pitch 2
Waterbase Pitch 4
Week 8 Week 8 Umpires Umpire coach
Tuesday Tuesday 23rd August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Bees v Boots Syd Baylis Trophy T Lawrie / C Wakefield S Widdison
7:00pm – 8:15pm Melton v Loughborough Town Syd Baylis Trophy C Griffiths / R Kirk D Straker
8:30pm – 10:00pm Derwent v West Bridgford Syd Baylis Trophy K Ronson / P Walker S Widdison
Thursday Thursday 25th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Nottingham v Derby Arthur Sandford Cup B Humphries / J Carter A Barnes
7:00pm – 8:15pm Beeston Swarm v Mansfield Arthur Sandford Cup  M Gamlyn / D Straker A Bird
8:30pm – 10:00pm Nottingham Players v Burton Arthur Sandford Cup R Greasby / J Wakeland A Barnes

Umpiring Appointments – Syd Baylis Trophy and Arthur Sandford Cup – Week 7

Waterbase Pitch 1
Sand Dressed Pitch 2
Waterbase Pitch 4
Week 7 Week 7 Umpires Umpire coach
Tuesday Tuesday 16th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm Melton v Beeston Bees Syd Baylis Trophy B Friskney / J Barnes R Kirk / A Barnes
7:00pm – 8:15pm Boots v Derwent Syd Baylis Trophy K Ronson / M Gamlyn A Bird
8:30pm – 10:00pm Loughborough Town v West Bridgford Syd Baylis Trophy C Griffiths / C Wakefield
(Reserves J Carter / A Barnes)
 R Kirk (A Bird)
Thursday Thursday 18th August
7:00pm – 8:15pm North Notts v Beeston Swarm Arthur Sandford Cup T Lawrie / P Walker A Barnes
7:00pm – 8:15pm Burton v Nottingham Arthur Sandford Cup  L Ball / J Wakeland ?P Leigh / D Straker
8:30pm – 10:00pm Mansfield v Nottingham Players Arthur Sandford Cup A Shaw / B Workman  D Straker / A Barnes

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,

Nottinghamshire Hockey Association Appoints Coaching Team

After an extensive recruitment process, Nottinghamshire Hockey Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Amarjeet Soar as Head Coach for the Senior Men’s County Squad.  He will be partnered by Dr. Phillip Rhodes in the role of Assistant Head Coach.

Amarjeet (or Amo) is an England Hockey qualified Level 3 coach and is currently a coach at Boots Hockey Club and has had extensive experience of coaching at most levels.  He has also worked as a volunteer at many International hockey events including the 2012 Olympic Games and 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Phillip is also an England Hockey qualified Level 3 coach and currently a coach at Boots Hockey Club.  He also holds a silver Goalkeeper coaching award and has been heavily involved in coaching age group squads for England Hockey’s Single System since 2010.

Nottinghamshire Hockey Association is a constituent body of the Midlands Region Hockey Association and endeavours to improve the standard of hockey within its County.

For further information please contact Gareth Parr (Secretary) via

Nottinghamshire Hockey Association – Recruiting Senior Men’s Manager and Coach

Nottinghamshire Hockey Association are inviting expressions of interest in the posts of;

Senior Men’s County Manager

This is an ideal opportunity to assist in the county squads tournament organisation and administration.

Initially, the role will include informing potential players of trials and coaching sessions and inviting potentially suitable players along.

Then, as well as liaising with Tournament Directors and Tournament Officials you will also be required to attend tournament meetings, pass on relevant rules and regulations info to coach and players, assist in pitch side paperwork and ensure (as far as practical) player eligibility.

Depending on experience, the manager may also have some input into the squad selection process.

Senior Men’s County Coach

Any prospective coach should be at least EH Level 2 qualified.

This is an ideal opportunity to raise your profile within the national hockey community and increase your experience in a higher tiered competition.

As well as coaching the squad through he County Championships competition, any prospective candidate will also be expected to deliver a number of trials and final squad coaching sessions.

They will be expected to have input into the structure of trials and squad coaching as well as providing input into the final squad selection along with the captain and other senior players.

Limited financial support can be provided on agreement.
Please respond, stating which position you are interested in, to the Nottinghamshire Hockey Association secretary, Gareth Parr via email – by 31st December 2014 with a brief copy of your hockey/coaching CV.

Interviews, if necessary, will take place during January 2015.

Coaching Club at Highfields Hockey Centre on Friday 24th October – Limited spaces still available‏

There is an Integrating Goalkeepers Coaching Club Workshop running on Friday 24th October from 19.00-22.00 at Highfields Hockey Centre, Nottingham:

Being delivered by Grahame Mansell-Grace (aka Panda) who is a Lead Talent Development Coach for Goalkeeping within England Hockey

3 hours practical based out on the pitch

Will help coaches to use practical examples to bring match play scenarios to life on a regular basis and to develop practical ideas on how to integrate goalkeepers more easily into activities.

Coaches will leave with a pack of resource cards specific to integrating goalkeepers andvideo resources of match play and practice scenarios to support them back in their club setting.

To book a place please fill in the attached Booking Form and return to 

GB Coaching Club Booking Form

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Talented Coaches Programme

Please find below details of this coming year’s Talented Coaches Programme lead by Nottinghamshire County Council.

This is a great opportunity for coaches who want to develop their knowledge and experiences, as well as wanting to further develop their coaching qualifications in the future.

Please make sure the you and the coach read the ‘Application Criteria’ section before filling in and sending off the form; it is important to know what requirements are needed and what the programme will expect from the coach.

Deadline for applications is Monday 1 September 2014.

Talented Coaches Programme 2014 15 Application Form