JUN
22

NEW EGHC M1 Assistant Coach

 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." 

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JUN
22

NEW EGHC M1 Head Coach

East Grinstead Hockey Club are pleased to announce Tim Deakin as the new Head Coach of the Men's 1st XI for the 2020/21 season

Tim has proved his playing career at both Junior International level and the Premier League. He moved to East Grinstead HC in 2013 as a player and was a stalwart at the back with his aggressive marking and defensive ability.

Tim progressed as a coach in 2017 where he lead Oxted to winning the National League in his first attempt.  He then assisted for Division 1 side Teddington. He is currently Director of Sport at City of London Freemen's School and comes with a wealth of knowledge, motivation, and professionalism.

Men's Club Captain Wes Jackson says "We feel Tim is now ready to take the step to the Premier League and hugely positive he is the right person to drive this young and ambitious team to make a statement once again"

"We have an extremely talented side and are building the right culture we have possessed over the past 15 years at the top. We are driving forwards with a new management team in place and we will be providing the best environment possible for our playing group and coaching team, during this next phase for the club"

Tim Deakin said "I am really excited by the opportunity to come back to East Grinstead. I had a great time as a player at the club and can't wait to take on this new role. It is a club with a fantastic history and I want to help in it's ambition to get back among the top clubs in the country". 

The club would like to thank former England/GB International and current Head Coach, Glenn Kirkham for his 10 years as a player and 3 years as Head Coach. After travelling from Cambridge and Chelmsford on a weekly basis, the plan was always for him to hand over in 2020. From all of us at EGHC, we wish Glenn and his family all the best for the future.

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OCT
12

Weekend Roundup - 7th / 8th October

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SEP
03

EGHC Welcome Alistair Clift

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​We are delighted to announce the signing of Alistair Clift from the University of Nottingham for the 2017/18 season.

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AUG
30

Welcome Tijn van Groesen

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​We are pleased to announce the signing of Tijn van Groesen from Union HC in Holland for the 2017/18 season...

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