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I have been coaching Schools hockey for about 17 years. Having played Provincial Hockey and represented my country at SA Schools Level, I have been fortunate enough to have been exposed to some of the best coaching in Western Province. I am currently the SA u16A coach and Ladies Senior Provincial Coach.
When Janice and I decided to start an Academy we both shared the same vision, which was to expose all our school hockey players, provincial and national, to top coaching in an environment where we could ensure our players developed polished basics with an aspect of fun and enjoyment of this awesome game.
Over the past few years I have coached teams who have won interschools indoor and outdoor, won the school leagues in both indoor and outdoor, coached at Grand Challenge level in Club Hockey and won Gold Medals at National Tournaments. I have also been selected as a PHL coach for 2016.
I believe my approach to coaching is a very holistic one and so not only do I focus on skills, technique and strategy but I also want to get the best from the players we have at Academy.
Current SA JUNIOR NATIONAL COACH.
Meet The R & J Head Coaches
Ryan and I have always had the same vision – to grow the technical and tactical elements of the game at grassroots level and share our passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and experiences with as many hockey-loving players & coaches as possible. I love the difference that we make as a team and that we are able to play a role in the making of champions!
I have been coaching at school level for about 20 years now and not a practice or game goes by where I don’t learn another new thing! I am still playing, umpiring and coaching at club level and loving every minute of it. I have been a proud coach of a number of winning Inter-Schools and Inter-Provincial teams for both Indoor and Field Hockey. But more valuable than the medals and certificates are the lifelong friendships and memories that I will carry with me.