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Lead Coach Ladies 1s - Kelly Pryde-Fillingham

Lead coach for Ladies 1s and has the target of promotion into the National League for our Ladies side. Her personal ambition is to coach at a National and International level; Kelly has a real passion for coaching juniors and elite players and hopes to realise her ambitions through working with our junior structure as well as the seniors. Kelly herself has played in the National League Conference for Sheffield HC, following a full hockey scholarship in the USA.

Current hockey roles

Manchester PC Head Coach

Scotland u16s Head Coach


Previous hockey roles

- Head Coach Scottish Masters (o50s)

- Head Coach GB Colleges

- Head Coach Huddersfield Dragons

- Head of Hockey Kirklees Schools

- England Hockey JAC Coach

- Head of Hockey, Greenhead College, Huddersfield


Relevant hockey qualifications

- Level 3 EH Coaching Qualification

- GB Elite Coaching Program –on going
- Coaching For Talent EH –on going


Club Coach - Sean Hadfield

Lead coach with the Ladies 2-4s, Mens 4-7s squads and under 16 boys development programme plus the GK development.  Delivering the club framework across the club and player pathway progression through the squads. Main focus to develop players through the teams and assist players become the best they can be. In addition Sean coaches the u16 Girls squads.
Current hockey roles
- Coach at Alderley Edge School for Girls

 Previous hockey roles
- Coach at Bowdon HC (2016-17)
- Coach - George Watson’s College and Fettes College in Edinburgh (2012-16)
- Youth Coach - Grange Hockey Club (2013-16)
- Assistant Coach - East of Scotland U14s (2015-16)

 Relevant hockey qualifications
- Hockey Leaders Level Coach (Scottish qualification)
- Currently working towards England Hockey - EH Coach (Level 2) Coaching qualification


Club Coach - Mark Smith

Coaching Ladies 4s, u14 Tier 2 Girls and u13 Girls coach. Developing and supporting the potential of all players, across all ability and age ranges, whatever their aspirations may be. Working within the framework developed to provide training sessions that allow players to develop the skill set that they need for games. Supporting teams on a weekend to perform to the best of their ability and to enjoy the game experience.

Current hockey roles

- JAC Sandbach Head Coach

- Cheshire U21 Ladies Coach

Previous hockey roles
- Coached and umpired in the Ladies National League

- Coached in Mens/ladies North Premier league

- Head Coach at Deeside Ramblers Men’s/Ladies first team

- Coach Chester Men’s/Ladies first team

- Coach at North u21, u16 boys

- Club coach at Chester HC, Winnington Park HC

Relevant hockey qualifications
Level 3 coach.