I am very excited to have been appointed as the ladies 1st Team coach for the 2016/17 Season. This gives me the opportunity to work with a fantastic group of players and people at a well-established club, and hope to repay their faith in my coaching by moving the Ladies 1s up the North Division 2 SE table.

We have undertaken a strong pre-season programme, consisting of a fine balance of intense training and testing friendly matches. This has allowed me to implement a new mentality and new style of play, and it was good to have seen a positive reaction from the squad, by winning all of our pre-season friendly fixtures.

I am looking forward to the season ahead, as also we have entered the Investec National Trophy which will be a new and exciting prospect for the squad.

The main focus this season will be to achieve a good position within the league, and the cup will add a little spice of extra spice to the season.

Gareth Ikin

Ladies 1st Team Coach

Having stepped down from the role as overall Ladies Head Coach for the last year I have thoroughly looked forward to this season. What a great opportunity for the Club to have two such coaches! I have enjoyed working with Gareth on many coaching projects. It’s great to see him able to give his time up and help the club out and be there every Wednesday and Saturday for the 1st XI with such passion and enthusiasm for hockey. The main focus this season is simply fun and development. With myself and Gareth working together with our philosophy, the teams can be fluid and players will be able to move up and down through the teams as they develop a greater overall understanding of hockey that relates to the club as a whole.

The focus for myself in 2016/17 season is to work with a seriously enthusiastic, knowledge thirsty and very diverse age group of 3rd and 4th team players. As a development specialist, I hope to give the Ladies a rich game based environment where they can measure there improvement each week while having bucket loads of fun at training!

James Tapley

Ladies Club Coach

Gareth Ikin Coaching Experiences:

England Ladies Masters – Over 60s Coach/Manager for Home Nations 2016 (Home Nations Champions 2016)

North of England Ladies Masters – Manager/Coach/Goalkeeper Coach (2015-Present)
– Over 50s Regionals Runners up (2016)

Kingston-Upon-Hull Hockey Club

  • Ladies 1st Team Coach (2016 – Present)
  • Ladies Goalkeeper Coach (2015 – Present)
  • Juniors Coach (2015 – Present)

Hull University Ladies Hockey Club

  • 1st Team Coach (2016-Present)

Humber Hockey Junior Academy Centre (JAC)

  • Boys Goalkeeper Coach (2014-Present)
  • Girls U14 Coach  (2015-16)
  • Girls Goalkeeper Coach (2014-15)

Humber Hockey Junior Development Centre (JDC)

  • Goalkeeper Coach (2013-Present)

James Tapley Coaching Experiences:

Full Time P.E and Games Coach, Level 3 Hockey Specialist (2000 – Present)

Hymers College Boys 1st team

Hymers College Girls U16s

Hymers College Development Coach Ages 8 – 19 years

Kingston-Upon-Hull Hockey Club

  • Ladies 1st Team Coach (2011/2012 2015/16 )
  • Ladies Club Coach (2007 – Present)
  • Juniors Coach (2007 – Present)

Humber Hockey Junior Academy Centre (JAC), Previously East Yorkshire

  • Multiple age groups Boys and Girls U12 – U21
  • Juniors Head Coach Hull (2000 – Present)

Humber Hockey Junior Development Centre (JDC)

  • Head Coach Hull ( 2010 – Present )

Hull University Hockey Club

  • 1st Team Men’s Coach (2007 – 10)
  • 1st Team Women Coach (2007 – 10)
  • All Teams Development Coach (2007 – 10)

Selected and assistant Coach North England U21s in the 90’s before Single system