Hockey Coaching Academy

Field Hockey Coaching Specialists

Founded by England Hockey Performance Centre coach David Grammer, the Hockey Coaching Academy is an inspiring environment for children to develop their sporting ability in a safe, fun but challenging environment. Our qualified hockey coaches specialise in working with children to develop their individual skills, fitness, technical and tactical awareness, match play and teamwork.

The Hockey Coaching Academy runs Hockey Camps in the school holidays, which are aimed at all levels of children aged 8 – 18. There are Beginner Camps available for those who have never played, Intermediate Camps for players who have played for their County and Advanced Camps for those training at the Regional Performance Centres and beyond. There are usually specific sessions designed for goal-keepers. Please note that we do not have a facility to provide kit for goal keepers as due to the very specific individual requirements of goal keeping kit it is expected that goal keepers will have their own kit, or will have access to club or school kit that they are comfortable in using.

Private 1-2-1 sessions are usually available at each Camp. Please book these at the time of booking onto our camps.

As well as structured group coaching we make sure each child receives the individual guidance and tuition they need to progress. Our guest coaches include experienced national league and international coaches and players.

Alongside player coaching we run hockey coaching courses to help develop teachers and club coaches of all levels.
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June 2022 Hockey Camp CANCELLED


Unfortunately we have had to cancel our planned hockey camp for Sunday 26th June 2022.

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Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th April 2022

(Our morning camps are suitable for beginners and less experienced players whilst our afternoon camps are suitable for intermediate and performance players. The full details of each camp are on the next page)

Session Cost £30.00 - 15% Sibling Discount

To book your daughter/son a place please e-mail

Full details regarding the camp and payment information will then be forwarded to you.


 Novice, Intermediate, High PERFORMANCE and High Potential Camps.

Why Choose the Hockey Coaching Academy?

Quality over Quantity

We provide a high coach to player ratio to ensure that you have the best experience at our camps and performance sessions.

We limit the maximum number of participants to ensure that you receive the complete coaching experience.

All of our camps are individually planned and designed to ensure you develop to your fullest potential.

Countdown to our whole day Hockey Camp in Cambridge on 22nd May 2022

Nigel D'Cruz

Nigel is one of the most unique and effective skills coaches in the world. He has been responsible for the development of some of the most exceptional hockey talent this country has seen, with many of his proteges going on to represent England and GB. His exceptional coaching also sees him called upon as a skills consultant for many top senior international players. Nigel is a level 2 qualified coach with over 15 years Premier League playing experience, including winning 2 National Premier titles, (with Southgate and Surbiton). He has played in the European Cup, (equivalent of the current day EHL), and has represented England at U21s, Vets and Over 50s levels, as well as playing in the World Cup GB Invitational team.

Paul Visagie

England Hockey Level 2 Coach. England Hockey Junior Regional Performance Centre – Lead Coach. England Hockey Academy Centre – Lead Coach (Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire). Cambridge South HC – Men’s 1/2s – Lead Coach. Cambridge South HC – Ladies 2/3s – Lead Coach. Former Zimbabwe/Rhodesia Junior International player. Former Premier League and South African Provincial player, Indoor and Outdoor.

Morgan Males

England U18 Captain year young and own year (2017-2018) England U21 (2018) Currently Playing in English Premier League for Beeston Double Premier League Champion Indoor and Outdoor with Surbiton (2016-2018) Multiple Junior National Titles indoor and outdoor with Surbiton (2014-2018 - at least 3 indoor and at least 3 outdoor) Meant to play in Perth summer 2020 for West Wide Wolves but Covid-19 made that get postponed.

Fred Notman

Fred is a full time hockey coach and has coached at a number of schools, universities, clubs and on camps across the world. He is currently the Women’s Head Coach at The University of Leicester alongside school and club coaching and playing for Cheltenham at National League level.

Mollie Mason

Captained England U16 and U18 Women during various international matches and tournaments Currently studying and playing for the University of Nottingham Women’s First team as well as being part of the Great Britain Elite Development Programme

Andrea Glover

England Hockey Performance Centre Coach England Hockey Level 3 Hockey Coach England Hockey Silver Award Goal-Keeper Coach

Chris Gladman

England Hockey Level 3 Coach. Hockey Professional, Chigwell School, Essex. Director of Youth Coaching, Old Loughtonians Hockey Club and adult Men's coach. England Hockey Essex Academy Coach Mentor. England Hockey Performance Centre Head Coach. Saxon Tigers Girls Coach. England U16 and U21 International, indoor and outdoor. Played in Junior World Cup, Vancouver outdoor. Two U21 European Cups indoor, Three HA Cup finals, National League Premier for Old Loughtonians HC, Five National indoor titles, Four European cups indoor. Senior training squads for England World Cup, Willesden 1986, GB Training squad for 1988 Olympics.

Bobby Abdulla

England Hockey Academy Centre coach. Bobby has been coaching for 25 years and has successfully developed junior players at many London clubs including Wimbledon, Spencer, Old Kingstonians, Richmond and Stains, as well as within the Surrey County set up. He has also coached the Epsom Ladies and NPL Men's teams.

Andy Stopps

England Hockey Performance Centre Goalkeeping Coach England Hockey Level 2 Hockey Coach England Hockey Bronze Award Goalkeeping Coach England Hockey Level 1 Umpire Current member of East Over 45s Masters Squad Still playing East Premier League Hockey !

Connor Webb

England U21. One of the most naturally talented players in the England set up. Playing National league hockey with Cambridge City hockey club. Cambridgeshire County coach. Former England Hockey Performance Centre player with a wealth of experience of the England Hockey Player Pathway.

Mads Newitt

National League hockey player with Beeston hockey club playing in England Hockey Premier league. Junior coach at Beeston hockey club.

Josh Webb

National League player with Cambridge City hockey club. County Coach for Cambridgeshire. Former England Hockey Performance Centre player. Drag flick specialist.

Grace Evans

England Hockey Academy Centre Coach for Cambridgeshire Cambridge City Hockey Club Ladies Club Assistant Coach In the process of completing England Hockey Level 2 Coaching Award

New Coaches

More coaches will be added as they join the Hockey Coaching Academy family. Our coaches availability to coach at our camps depends on their club and coaching schedules.

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