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EGHC Academy Welcomes England & GB's Rhys Smith !

East Grinstead's returning 1st team star, Rhys Smith will be joining our coaching setup for a number of dates through the summer... 

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EGHC Academy Summer Camps 2018

​EGHC's Summer Academy programme is out and accepting bookings !  With camps starting on July 30th and finishing on August 31st there are plenty of opportunities including some special guests.

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EGHC's Official Academy Calendar for the 2017 / 2018 Season

Welcome to the new season and with it our new programme of Hockey Camps for the coming year.  We'll be providing more details on each set of camps as we get closer to them and we have some surprises up our sleeves which we think you'll enjoy ! 

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EGHC Academy Welcomes Daniel Faulkner for Upcoming August Camps

Daniel Faulkner joins the EGHC Academy Coaching team having recently signed for East Grinstead Hockey Club Men's 1st Team.  Daniel is currently training with the Great Britain squad and joins EGHC after playing in the German Premier League in Berlin  During his time at Berlin, he played alongside former EG star, Martin Haner who graduated through London 2012 Gold to Captain Germany.  Daniel brings more enthusiasm for hockey as well as a strong performance and coaching pedigree ! 

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Performance Camp to be Led By Ladies 1st Team Coaches

Mary Booth and Richard Organ will return to the EGHC Academy on Friday June 2nd, to lead a day long performance camp at East Grinstead Hockey Club.  Mary is the Lead Coach for EGHC's Ladies' 1st Team, and Richard is the Club's Head Coach for Indoor.  Together, Mary and Richard make a fabulous team with immense experience coaching at both age group hockey and National Premier League level.

This performance camp is aimed at those within the Junior Academy Centre (County Squads) or above within the EHB Player Pathway.

We'll also be running our regular day camp for beginners and intermediate players...

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Karl Stagno, Mens' 1st Team Coach to Lead Two Day Performance Camp

Karl Stagno, EGHC's Mens' 1st Team Coach will lead a Two Day Performance Camp at East Grinstead Hockey Club's Academy on Tuesday May 30th and Wednesday May 31st.  We've made it possible to book both days together at a reduced rate, or each individually to provide flexibility.  Karl is a fabulous coach with age group hockey and brings infectious enthusiasm as well as years of experience coaching at National Premier League level.  This Performance Camp is aimed at those within the Junior Academy Centre (County Squads) or above within the EHB Player Pathway.

In parallel with the Performance Camp, we'll also be running our regular day camps for those at beginner and intermediate levels.

Book soon to secure your space !

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EGHC's Golden Girl, Laura Unsworth Returns to The Academy

EGHC "Golden Girl", Laura Unsworth returns to the EGHC Academy on Thursday June 1st.  On that day, we will be offering a "Performance Academy" run by Laura Unsworth in the morning and by another guest coach in the afternoon (details to follow).  This "Performance Academy" is aimed at age groups U14 and above so is targeting youngsters striving for County level hockey and beyond.  We're very excited to welcome Laura back to the Academy before she heads into a busy summer of International Hockey with England ! 

To book on the Performance Academy including half a day with Laura, click HERE !

Remember, EGHC Members can benefit from member pricing as long as you log onto the web site at the link above...

 

The EGHC Academy Team

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Four Days of Summer Half Term Camps

We're already looking ahead to the coming Summer Half Term and you can already book your places on our OFFICIAL EGHC ACADEMY.  We'll have four days of regular camps plus specialist days in parallel.  We're already excited to announce that Karl Stagno, our Mens' 1st Team Coach, will be running two days of Performance Camps on Tuesday May 30 and Wednesday May 31.  These camps are targeted at the U14 age group and above and will be very focused on those with a performance ambition.  Our regular day camps will continue to operate and we will announce lead coaches soon !  Follow the link to browse and book - places are sure to fill up fast for Half Term !

Book HERE

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EGHC Academy: FIVE Days of Easter Camps !

EGHC's Official Academy is excited to be running five days of Easter Hockey Camps at East Grinstead Hockey Club.  With our well known and popular Lead Coaches, Wesley Jackson and Simon Faulkner joined and supported by Sophie Hollis, we'll be running camps across two weeks of the Easter break:

Week 1: Tuesday April 4th, Wednesday April 5th and Thursday April 6th

Week 2: Tuesday April 11th and Wednesday April 12th

 

We look forward to welcoming young hockey enthusiasts !

 

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Return of the 'keeper masterclass !

Back in October, we invited Simon Mason to come to EGHC's Official Hockey Academy to run a goalkeeping masterclass.  Simon is one of the most celebrated 'keepers in British hockey and we received excellent feedback from the assembled goalkeepers.  We're delighted that Simon has agreed to return to EG on Friday February 17th to bring more of his infectious enthusiasm, innovations and great insights into what it takes to be a top 'keeper.

This time however, Simon will be joined by East Grinstead's own Giles Dakin.  Giles, a former EGHC Mens' 1st Team Keeper outdoors and currently a member of the Indoor 1st Team, is also an England Hockey centrally contracted goalkeeper coach.  He has worked many times alongside Simon, and our hope is that by having two top coaches working together, we can provide even more "contact time" for up and coming 'keepers who join our 'keeper masterclass in February.  This one is not to be missed !

Follow this LINK to book now !

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Emily Seccull, Vice Captain of Australia Indoor Joins EGHC and EGHC Academy !

Looking ahead to our December camps on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th and its fabulous to share that Emily Seccull will be joining the team.  Emily's brother Adam played an important role for EGHC Men last season both Indoors and Outdoors and now we welcome his sister from Melbourne in Australia.  Emily has represented Australia Indoor since she was 17 years old, and is a talented outdoor player having been a part of Australia's Futures' programme in 2012 for the top 30 Under 21 players in the country.  An infectious enthusiasm for the sport and an experienced coach in the Hockey Victoria setup in Australia, she will bring a new set of experiences and techniques to our coaching team.  We're hoping she will enjoy the experience also of playing in EGHC's Ladies 1st Team looking to retain their national Indoor title, do well in Europe in February and also to build on their Outdoor Premier League 2nd place as things close for the winter break.  Welcome Emily !

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Lead Coaches For December EGHC Academy Day Camps

We're delighted to confirm that our popular coaches, Wesley Jackson and Simon Faulkner will return to lead the December camps on December 19th and 20th respectively.  They will be supported by Sophie Hollis who assisted during the summer and October Half Term camps.  Wesley and Simon will continue to inspire youngsters with all-round hockey flare and in a fun and energising environment.

 

To book Monday 19th with Wesley Jackson, follow THIS link...

 

To book Tuesday 20th with Simon Faulkner, follow THIS link...

 

If you'd like to book both, following THIS link and benefit from a small discount ! 

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Second Golden Masterclass added at EGHC Academy with Laura Unsworth

A little more than a week to go before the Laura Unsworth masterclass at EGHC and we have added a second masterclass on the same day.  The original masterclass will take place in the afternoon and is no longer taking bookings.  However Laura has agreed to complete a morning masterclass session which is already taking bookings at this link:  http://www.eghockey.org.uk/eghc_academy_monday_october_24th_Laura_Unsworth_p/8000_20161024_la_am.htm

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Welcome home Ashley Jackson and to the EGHC Academy coaching team

EGHC Academy is delighted that Ashley Jackson has returned to his home club and to the EGHC Hockey Family.  With that we are also delighted that Ashley will conduct "mini-masterclasses" for an hour on each of our October Half Term Day Camps on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday October 25th, 26th and 27th.

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Welcome Simon Mason to the EGHC Academy coaching team

We're delighted to welcome Simon Mason to the EGHC Academy team for an Olympic goalkeeper masterclass on Friday October 28th.  Simon is the highest capped England & GB goalkeeper of all time, and represented GB at three Olympic Games.  He will bring fantastic insights and coaching to our masterclass on Friday October 28th at East Grinstead Hockey Club

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Welcome Laura Unsworth to EGHC Academy coaching team

We're delighted to welcome Laura Unsworth to the EGHC Academy coaching team for masterclasses on Monday October 24th.  Laura will share her experiences following winning Olympic Gold at Rio 2016.  Demand has been so high that we have added a second masterclass, taking place in the morning, while the original session will take place in the afternoon


 Laura is an incredibly successful international hockey player.  In addition to her Rio Olympic Gold, she was part of the squads that won Euro Nations Gold in August 2015, Commonwealth Silver in August 2014 and Olympic Bronze at London 2012.  Laura was also a member of East Grinstead Hockey Club Ladies' 1st Team squad that competed for the first time in the National Premier League in the 2015 / 2016 season, finishing in 5th place and just missing out on the playoff finals.  However she was also part of the EG squad which won the Ladies' first ever National Indoor Title at Wembley Arena in January 2016.

Laura will lead TWO masterclasses on Monday October 24th.  The additional masterclass will begin on Monday morning with registration at 09:00 and hockey from 09:30 to 12:00.  The original masterclass will start with registration at 1pm and hockey from 1:30pm to 4pm.  Collection and pickup will take place between 4pm and 4:3pm.

All participants for both masterclasses will receive a signed photograph of Laura in action during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

For those yet to book, spaces on the morning session are still available at:  http://www.eghockey.org.uk/eghc_academy_monday_october_24th_Laura_Unsworth_p/8000_20161024_la_am.htm

 

In addition, there is the opportunity to add on a full day camp for the Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday at a reduced price of £30 when booking the Laura Unsworth Masterclass.

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Events List

2016 10 25 AJ7 Mini Masterclass

2016 10 25 AJ7 Mini Masterclass 2016 10 25 AJ7 Mini Masterclass 2016 10 25 AJ7 Mini Masterclass 2016 10 25 AJ7 Mini Masterclass 2016 10 25 AJ7 Mini Masterclass

2016 10 28 Simon Mason Portraits

2016 10 28 Simon Mason Portraits 2016 10 28 Simon Mason Portraits 2016 10 28 Simon Mason Portraits 2016 10 28 Simon Mason Portraits 2016 10 28 Simon Mason Portraits

2016 10 28 Simon Mason Masterclass

2016 10 28 Simon Mason Masterclass 2016 10 28 Simon Mason Masterclass 2016 10 28 Simon Mason Masterclass 2016 10 28 Simon Mason Masterclass 2016 10 28 Simon Mason Masterclass

2016 10 26 Wesley Jackson and AJ7

2016 10 26 Wesley Jackson and AJ7 2016 10 26 Wesley Jackson and AJ7 2016 10 26 Wesley Jackson and AJ7 2016 10 26 Wesley Jackson and AJ7 2016 10 26 Wesley Jackson and AJ7

2016 10 25 Simon Faulkner and AJ7

2016 10 25 Simon Faulkner and AJ7 2016 10 25 Simon Faulkner and AJ7 2016 10 25 Simon Faulkner and AJ7 2016 10 25 Simon Faulkner and AJ7 2016 10 25 Simon Faulkner and AJ7