Marketing and Communications
"I have played for Banbury HC since 2016, when I first moved to Banbury for work. Before this, I played for my local team back in Broxbourne and my university team at Warwick. I have been playing hockey since I was 14 and have loved the game ever since that first taster in school.
Since being at BHC, I have learnt that the club is full of welcoming, friendly and lovely people. Even though I have not grown up in the club, I quickly felt like a part of the team and that is thanks to those who run it. This is one of the main reasons why I wanted to get involved and help out where I can; to make sure that other newcomers felt the way that I did and really come to love the club.
This brings me on to my role of Marketing and Communications which I started with the club in September 2020. The way to make people feel included and well informed is through effective communication. I have been doing the marketing for my family lawn care company TopGrass since 2014, alongside undertaking a Masters in Marketing part time while working full time for the company. I gained this qualification in 2017. I am passionate about the subject and am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of learning the finer nuances between marketing and communications for a hockey club compared to a company. I am very excited for the ideas and opportunities that the club has for improvement and I am very much looking forward to working with the rest of the committee, as well as the wider club members, to make these ideas come to fruition"
"I've been at the club since the age of 6 or 7. I grew up playing for Banbury hockey club after waiting for what seemed like a lifetime watching my dad play until I was 13 and old enough to play myself! I attended Bloxham school and then went to Loughborough University where I was part of the Elite performance programme. At Loughborough, I played first team hockey and studied Geography. I graduated from university in the summer of 2020 and returned home where I have continued my hockey in the premier league.
Within this marketing and communications role, I am learning from Katie and assisting her in the development and implementation of the club's marketing activities and communication avenues. I am also leading the running of the club's social media pages.
Alongside my marketing and communication role, I also help to organise fixtures and the junior side of the club. I am hoping to develop the minis up to the U16 teams. I help to coach as well as organise friendly matches, update SPOND, recruit new junior members and support all the volunteers in the junior section so that they can enjoy volunteering and don't have to worry about admin."