Our Coaches

David Grammer

MHHC Women’s coach

I am an England Hockey Level 3 Performance Coach and I am Head Coach at various clubs, schools, universities and within the England Hockey Single System. I also Head Coach for Activate Sport, HUP Hockey and the SJB Academy and often work alongside members of the current England and GB squads. In the past year I have coached alongside Laura Unsworth and Sophie Bray from the England and GB Ladies team.

Within the Single System I coach at the Academy Centres for Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Surrey, I coach at England Hockey Tier 1, (Regional Performance Centres), and at Tier 2, (Futures Cup). I am currently appointed as a Performance Centre coach at the Bury St Edmunds (East) Performance Centre primarily working with the U17 boys and last October was appointed as coach to the Pennine Pumas U18 Girls squad at Futures Cup. From this squad five of my girls got selected for the England U18 squad. In the past few years I have worked with several players who are now in the England U16, U18 and U21 squads.

I am a “game sense” coach, which means that all of my sessions are game based practices, decision rich, full of constraints based small unit play and small sided games, and based around the underpinning principles of the England Hockey Golden Thread and National Development Themes.


Christian Howard

MHHC Men’s, Mixed & Badgers coach

Paddy (real name Christian… no he’s not Irish) is a highly-motivated full-time hockey coach who has been one of the few coaches to be selected by England Hockey to participate on the first GB Advanced Coaching Programme. Paddy owns Jumpstart Sports which is a coaching agency focused on delivering Hockey & Cricket coaching to all ages and abilities.

He is the hockey pro at Warwick School and Head Coach at Northampton HC, coaching both Men’s & Ladies 1st XI squads and providing coach development to the rest of the club – working within the England Hockey Single System, from the Warwick Performance Centre to Futures Cup.

Paddy will be the MHHC Head Coach for Men’s, Badgers and Mixed this season.


Will Powell

MHHC Junior & Assistant coach

Will is an experienced goalkeeper who has just been named in the Beeston 1st XI squad. He has been involved in coaching and supporting junior players for a number of years and has recently bolstered his coaching experience with a Level 1 qualification.

Will is leading junior training this year and supporting Paddy to develop our Badgers and junior players.