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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    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
    Head of Coaching & Ladies 1st XI Coach

    Christian (Paddy) Howard is our Men's 1st XI and Ladies 1st XI Coach. He is also Head of Coaching at the club and is working hard with the club to develop the coaching within the club.
    Christian owns Jumpstart Sports coaching, coaching across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire as well as being hockey coach at Warwick School. He has also played for our men's 1st XI for over 10 seasons and will be a great coach to help develop our younger players.

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    Jack Zoers-Benstead
    U14 Girls, Schools & Camps 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 and Camps coach

  • Kathryn Wallace
    Kathryn Wallace
    Ladies Club & Girls U12s Coach

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    Jon Noble
    Ladies 2nd XI Coach

    Level 2 EH Coach (UKCC England Hockey Coach Award)..... I started playing hockey as an 11 year old and have been involved ever since, moving my way through county and regional age group hockey.... First team debut for Northampton Saints at 18 and played for 18 years in the side. I represented for many years Northants County and Midlands Regional Men's hockey sides and I am a current player in the England O45 Masters team in this world cup year..... 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 Senior hockey...... Current Coaching:- Head Coach for Northants Academy Centre ( England Hockey Player Pathway ) I have worked with Northants over many years coaching across lots of different age groups and squads and in conjunction with this I lead the Northants U15G squad....... Northampton Saints Player/Coach for the Mens 2’s.... Head Coach Ladies 2s and 3s....... Previous Coaching Highlights:- Beeston U14 Boys National Tier 1 finals 2016. Beeston U16 Boys Tier 1 finals 2018. Working with an excellent squad of players many of whom are now at Performance Centre and NAGS...... Beeston U12 Girls National In2Hockey Finals 2018 - many at Academy Centres around the midlands. Several now at PC & NAGS..... Head Coach Saints Mens 1s- Led them to their highest position in the Midlands Premier for over a decade. .... I firmly believe in the England Hockey Golden Thread / End in Mind philosophy. I have seen how much players have improved and the progress being made using this. But it cannot be achieved without hard work and self motivation with excellent core skills & techniques...... My aim is to ensure all players love the game as much as I do and give them the knowledge and skills to progress as far as they can and want to......... I hold an England Hockey Level 2 Coaching award. Current DBS, First Aid at Work and Child Safety/Welfare certificates

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    Jon Noble
    Men's 2nd XI Coach

    Level 2 EH Coach (UKCC England Hockey Coach Award)..... I started playing hockey as an 11 year old and have been involved ever since, moving my way through county and regional age group hockey.... First team debut for Northampton Saints at 18 and played for 18 years in the side. I represented for many years Northants County and Midlands Regional Men's hockey sides and I am a current player in the England O45 Masters team in this world cup year..... 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 Senior hockey...... Current Coaching:- Head Coach for Northants Academy Centre ( England Hockey Player Pathway ) I have worked with Northants over many years coaching across lots of different age groups and squads and in conjunction with this I lead the Northants U15G squad....... Northampton Saints Player/Coach for the Mens 2’s.... Head Coach Ladies 2s and 3s....... Previous Coaching Highlights:- Beeston U14 Boys National Tier 1 finals 2016. Beeston U16 Boys Tier 1 finals 2018. Working with an excellent squad of players many of whom are now at Performance Centre and NAGS...... Beeston U12 Girls National In2Hockey Finals 2018 - many at Academy Centres around the midlands. Several now at PC & NAGS..... Head Coach Saints Mens 1s- Led them to their highest position in the Midlands Premier for over a decade. .... I firmly believe in the England Hockey Golden Thread / End in Mind philosophy. I have seen how much players have improved and the progress being made using this. But it cannot be achieved without hard work and self motivation with excellent core skills & techniques...... My aim is to ensure all players love the game as much as I do and give them the knowledge and skills to progress as far as they can and want to......... I hold an England Hockey Level 2 Coaching award. Current DBS, First Aid at Work and Child Safety/Welfare certificates

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    Aidan Walker
    Men’s Club Coach

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    Chris Godman
    U14 Boys

    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

  • Jessica Bailey
    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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