Meet the Committee and Coaches

NHC is run by a voluntary committe with defined roles and responsibilities. They are elected officers of the club at the AGM in May where every paid up member receives a vote. Please contact them if you have question.

Committee Members

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    Andy Dale
    President & Junior Chairman (Executive Committee)

    Email: andrewdale1971@gmail.com

    Mobile Phone Number: 07725432013

    Club President:Day to day management of the executive committee, finances, future development of the club.
    Tel: 07852 267797

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    Jon Keep
    Senior Section Chairman (Executive & Senior Committee)

    Email: jonedkeep@googlemail.com

    Jon oversees the day to day running of the senior section of the club, which contains 7 men's teams, 5 ladies teams and 2 mixed teams. Tel:07970676622

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    James Miller
    Membership Secretary (Exec & Senior Committee)

    Email: jhs_miller@hotmail.co.uk

    Blandford HC (2000-2003), University of Bath HC (2003-2008), City of Bath HC (2004-2008), VfB Stuttgart (2006-2007), Northampton Saints (2008-)

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    Jack Zoers-Benstead
    Communications Officer (Executive Committee)

    Email: jack.zoersbenstead@hotmail.co.uk

    Jack Zoers-Benstead is our U14 Girls Head Coach; who he oversees in training sessions, as well as on match and tournament days. Jack is a Hockey Coach by profession and holds coaching positions with University of Northampton Men's Hockey; Bedfordshire County; and Northants County. Jack also coaches on behalf of the Club within Primary and Secondary schools within the County. Jack is a regular club umpire also, filling in and officiating games where he can. A notable umpire achievement for Jack is umpiring the Dutch U15 Boys National Team at an Easter tournament in Eindhoven in 2019.

    Jack, alongside his coaching and umpiring, plays for the Men's 2nd XI; and has played at the club since 2013, having represented the Club at all levels of Men's Hockey.

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    Jasmine Banks
    Junior Section Secretary

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    Anthony Czaicki
    Men's Club Captain (Senior Section)

    Email: antczaicki@hotmail.co.uk

    Anthony has been a dedicated member of the Club for many years now. Rejoining the Club to play for the Mens 2nd XI, but stepping down to play for the Mens 3rd XI when picking up the Mens Club Coach and Mens Club Captain roles. Anthony is well engaged with the Junior Section of the Club, Coaching the U12 Boys and being a lead coach on our Performance and Junior Camps; as well as running our junior tournaments.

    Anthony also holds a variety of coaching positions away from the Club with Northants County as U13 & U15 Girls Coach in the England Hockey Player Pathway; and at Newcastle Medics Hockey Club and Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club as a Lead Coach.

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    Jack Zoers-Benstead
    Safeguarding & Welfare Officer

    Email: jack.zoersbenstead@hotmail.co.uk

    Jack Zoers-Benstead is our U14 Girls Head Coach; who he oversees in training sessions, as well as on match and tournament days. Jack is a Hockey Coach by profession and holds coaching positions with University of Northampton Men's Hockey; Bedfordshire County; and Northants County. Jack also coaches on behalf of the Club within Primary and Secondary schools within the County. Jack is a regular club umpire also, filling in and officiating games where he can. A notable umpire achievement for Jack is umpiring the Dutch U15 Boys National Team at an Easter tournament in Eindhoven in 2019.

    Jack, alongside his coaching and umpiring, plays for the Men's 2nd XI; and has played at the club since 2013, having represented the Club at all levels of Men's Hockey.

Coaching Staff

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    Christian Howard
    Ladies 1st XI Coach

    Christian (Paddy) Howard is our Ladies 1st XI Coach, overseeing training on Thursdays and coaches on match days also. Christian is a trainee Primary School Teacher, currently working at Bridgewater Primary School in the town whilst studying at the University of Northampton. Christian has held coaching positions with Warwick School, and currently holds a coaching role with the Midlands Performance Centre programme in the England Hockey Player Pathway. He also plays for our Men's 1st XI and has done for over 10 seasons.

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    Jack Zoers-Benstead
    U14 Girls, Schools Coach & Camps Lead Coach

    Jack Zoers-Benstead is our U14 Girls Head Coach; who he oversees in training sessions, as well as on match and tournament days. Jack is a Hockey Coach by profession and holds coaching positions with University of Northampton Men's Hockey; Bedfordshire County; and Northants County. Jack also coaches on behalf of the Club within Primary and Secondary schools within the County. Jack is a regular club umpire also, filling in and officiating games where he can. A notable umpire achievement for Jack is umpiring the Dutch U15 Boys National Team at an Easter tournament in Eindhoven in 2019.

    Jack, alongside his coaching and umpiring, plays for the Men's 2nd XI; and has played at the club since 2013, having represented the Club at all levels of Men's Hockey.

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    Anthony Czaicki
    Schools & Camps Coach

    Anthony has been a dedicated member of the Club for many years now. Rejoining the Club to play for the Mens 2nd XI, but stepping down to play for the Mens 3rd XI when picking up the Mens Club Coach and Mens Club Captain roles. Anthony is well engaged with the Junior Section of the Club, Coaching the U12 Boys and being a lead coach on our Performance and Junior Camps; as well as running our junior tournaments.

    Anthony also holds a variety of coaching positions away from the Club with Northants County as U13 & U15 Girls Coach in the England Hockey Player Pathway; and at Newcastle Medics Hockey Club and Sutton Coldfield Hockey Club as a Lead Coach.

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    Jon Noble
    Ladies 2nd XI Coach

    GB Hockey ACP (Advanced Coach Program) chort5.

    I also hold an England Hockey Level 2 Coaching award...... I started playing hockey as a 10 year old and have been involved ever since, moving my way through county and regional age group hockey.... I made my First team debut for Northampton Saints at 18 and played for 18 years and as captain of the side for many years.

    I am a current player in the England O45 Masters team

    I have been coaching for around 20 years and have worked with players of all ages. I have been fortunate to coach and develop players who have gone onto play National Age Group hockey as well as National League......

    Current Coaching:- Head Coach for Northants Academy Centre ( England Hockey Player Pathway ).....

    Saints M2 - Player / Coach
    Saints L2 - Head Coach

    I firmly believe in the England Hockey Golden Thread / End in Mind philosophy where I have seen players improved and progress massively.

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    Jon Noble
    Men's & Ladies 2nd XI Coach

    GB Hockey ACP (Advanced Coach Program) chort5.

    I also hold an England Hockey Level 2 Coaching award...... I started playing hockey as a 10 year old and have been involved ever since, moving my way through county and regional age group hockey.... I made my First team debut for Northampton Saints at 18 and played for 18 years and as captain of the side for many years.

    I am a current player in the England O45 Masters team

    I have been coaching for around 20 years and have worked with players of all ages. I have been fortunate to coach and develop players who have gone onto play National Age Group hockey as well as National League......

    Current Coaching:- Head Coach for Northants Academy Centre ( England Hockey Player Pathway ).....

    Saints M2 - Player / Coach
    Saints L2 - Head Coach

    I firmly believe in the England Hockey Golden Thread / End in Mind philosophy where I have seen players improved and progress massively.

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    Aidan Walker
    Men’s Club Coach

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    Chris Godman
    U14 Boys Head Coach

    I have been with Northampton Saints since 2002.
    Boys U14 Academy Coach
    U12 Saturday Mixed Lead Coach
    I also play when I can as long as the body allows me.

Team management

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    Camilla Denton
    Ladies 1st XI Captain

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    Jasmine Roberts
    Ladies 4th XI Captain

  • Aidan Walker
    Aidan Walker
    Men's 4th XI Captain

  • Trevor Fidler
    Trevor Fidler
    Men's 5th XI Captain

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    Del Bowie
    Badgers Manager

    Del assists with coordinating our Club Badger's team activities. Enquiries may be directed via the Club Website, or through Academy or Junior Section coaches. New interested Badgers age applicants can also contact andrewdale1971@gmail.com

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    Chris Godman
    Men's 6th XI Captain

    I have been with Northampton Saints since 2002.
    Boys U14 Academy Coach
    U12 Saturday Mixed Lead Coach
    I also play when I can as long as the body allows me.

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    Jason Hillier
    Men's 3rd XI Captain

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    Lisa Humpage
    Ladies 2nd XI Captain

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    Jessica Bailey
    Ladies 3rd XI Captain

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    Gareth Parker
    Men's 1st XI Captain

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    Max Wilkinson
    Men's 2nd XI Captain

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    Jim Phipps
    Men's Masters Captain

    Debut for the Saints 2"a"s in 1982 after 2 years playing for Northampton Town 1st team. Played in all sides at the Saints in career and captained both 2nd & 3rd teams for lengthy periods in the past.

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    Emily Bradshaw
    Ladies Masters Captain

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    Lesley Langley
    Mixed Section Manager

    Management of the Mixed section, representative on the Northants mixed committee.Tel:07769945913

Other Committee Members

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    Joseph Cliffe
    Men's Fixture Secretary

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    Lisa Humpage
    Ladies Fixture Secretary

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    Matt Gausden-Walker
    Umpires Secretary

    Email: matthew.gausden@hotmail.co.uk

    Matt is responsible for all incoming and outgoing communication to the club to leagues, England Hockey and membership. He also is in charge of all umpire appointments at the club

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