Committee Role: Welfare Officer
Year Appointed: 2010
Year Joined BHC: 2003
"I’ve been playing competitive hockey since the age of 13, joining Oxford Hawks in 1977.
I played for the Army, and National League for Hawks, before joining Banbury in 2003, playing for every senior men’s team; except the 1st XI; including the original Piranhas and our successful Veterans side, before ‘retiring’ through injury in 2016.
I am a Level 2 England Hockey coach, and have been helping to coach the Ladies section for as long as I can remember! I’ve also been involved in the Junior section for many years as a coach and manager, and have run Junior Development Centres and coached at County level.
I’m also a Level 1 umpire, and officiate Club games when I can.
England Hockey believe that all young people have the right to be safe and enjoy their involvement in hockey, and have a responsibility to promote the welfare of young people and protect them from harm.
As the Club Welfare Officer; my role is primarily to promote good practice within the Club, to be a named point of contact for young people, parents, coaches and volunteers, and to follow the correct procedures if a concern is raised.
I am also responsible for DBS (disclosure and barring service) applications and verification, for coaches, captains, team managers, umpires and volunteers."