New Coaching Structure for 2024-25

Posted by Ben Smith
Friday, 5th of July 2024
New Coaching Structure for 2024-25 New Coaching Structure for 2024-25

A new Coaching structure, welcoming both new and familiar statements, has been put in place for the new hockey season

A lot of work has gone in to putting a strong coaching structure in place ahead of next season and we’re really excited to confirm those changes.

For the ladies we’re delighted to announce that Nat Mansfield will be taking on the role of Head of Ladies Hockey and Dave Knowles will be leading the coaching. Some of you may already know Nat, she has been involved with Lindum for some time and also plays Cricket for Lindum Ladies. She has a wealth of playing experience and has decided to move over from playing at Beeston to join LHC full time.

When asked about joining the club Nat said,

I’m delighted to join Lindum Hockey Club as the Head of Ladies Hockey. This is an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to start working with all the talented teams. Together we’ll create an unbeatable spirit and achieve great things. I look forward to fulfilling my role in the upcoming season.

Dave has been a stalwart of the club for many years and has a fantastic background in coaching, including coaching the England Colleges team. Dave had the following to say about his new role.

I’m really excited to be coaching at the Lindum this year and really looking forward to working with the ladies section as Head Coach. There is a great range of talent at the club and I’m determined to develop and progress the players positively.

On the men’s side of the club we’re also very excited to announce Stu Cunnington as our new Head of Mens Hockey. Stu will be leading all the coaching on the men’s side of the club and will be working with our amazing volunteer coaches to bring the a strong structured approach to coaching across all the teams, he will also be managing the M1’s on match days.

Linc Sport post on X announcing Stu Cunnington

 

We asked Stu for a few words about joining LHC as Head of Mens Hockey.

I just wanted to say what an honor it is to be asked to take over as Head of Men’s hockey at the biggest club in Lincolnshire. I have been involved in coaching varioues clubs around the county as well as Lincs junior teams for many years. I have also been a county senior player for over 10 years with hopefully a couple more left in me. There are many players with whom I have previously coached or played alongside within various teams at Lindum. I am looking forward to renewing those partnerships, building new connections, and continuing the great success this club has been part of in recent years.

Training for next season will also be slightly different. The Men’s 5’s and 6’s will remain on a Monday evening, however M1’s to M4’s will be on Tuesdays and all ladies will train on Thursdays.

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