Meet The Coaches


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

National League Hockey Player with Beeston Hockey Club Former England U18 Captain

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.

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 Bedford at National League level.

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 EHL 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.