East Grinstead Hockey Club are pleased to announce former England/GB International David Beckett as the Assistant Coach of the Men's 1st XI for the coming 2020/21 season
David is young, ambitious, and highly motivated bringing a wealth of current playing knowledge to the coaching team.
David started his Premier League playing career at Loughborough University before moving to Cannock where he won the HA Cup. He then went on to win 2 outdoor titles and 1 indoor title for Surbiton. He had a spell for Berliner HC in the German Bundesliga winning the German National title in 2012. He went on to represent England /GB for both indoor and outdoor.
His coaching career started at just 23 where he coached Cannock HC Indoor from 2012-2014. He continued his success in coaching, taking Surbiton Ladies 1's Indoor team to the Premier League in 2015. He is the current Director of Hockey at Epsom College in Surrey.
Men's 1st XI Manager, Mikey Holland said "We are delighted to have David on board, he fits exactly into the mould of our plan and the player group will really respond to a young and knowledgeable coach working alongside them"
On joining the club David commented "I am really excited with the new challenge of moving away from playing into the coaching arena at the top flight. It will be a fresh start and new challenge after 6 years playing at Surbiton which has been great fun, I'd like to thank them for many happy years. I am looking forward to working alongside Tim and the management team at East Grinstead. The Club has a rich history and real ambition moving forward, which makes it an exciting challenge."