Head Coaches at HPC (Scotland) Ltd – hockey

PAULINE STOTT – COACH – HONOURED BY THE QUEEN – MBE JUNE 2016

Pauline has recently been honoured the MBE by the Queen in the 2016 Birthday Honours list.    This is for Service to Hockey and Sport in Scotland.

Pauline’s hockey career started when she was 12 years old and progressing to play for Scotland at Under 16, Under 18, Under 21 and Scotland levels.  Her first Scotland cap was given to Pauline at the age of just 19.

Pauline played for Scotland for 12 years, gaining 123 caps and proudly being Captain for 7 of those years.  She has been all over the world from Australia, Asia, and Europe with the squads and performed as striker, midfield and defender along her fantastic hockey journey having competed in EVERY World hockey competition including European Cups, Commonwealth Games, World Cup and Olympics x 2.

Playing for Great Britain is the highlight of Pauline’s career with first caps coming in 1991 with a trip to New Zealand.  She was selected as Vice Captain for the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and had the honour of being Captain at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Retiring in 2000 after the Olympics to spend time with her family Pauline ended up with 203 GB/Scotland caps in total.

Her coaching style is one which is open and honest as Pauline is keen to share her love of the game with passion through direct emphasis on correct technique to ensure that all the boys and girls have a solid foundation of skill to work on to reach their goals and dreams.

 

DAVID STOTT – COACH

Currently working at Glenalmond College as their Director of Hockey and David also runs the sports camps during the annual holidays.

David previously worked for Scottish Hockey for over 9 years and has been coaching for over 20 years having had a successful playing career with Dundee Wanderers and Scotland.  His coaching experience ranges from working with Senior women, Senior men, Junior women and Junior men, having been very fortunate to have coached at World Cups, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

David’s style of coaching is emphasis on empowering the athletes to understand the game and challenge their personal development through motivated sessions and energy throughout.

He especially enjoys seeing the talent on show at the camps and taking them to a new personal level of achievement.

HPC Scotland Ltd Hockey – our AMAZING Coaching team

 

 

 

Vikki Bunce

Vikki played in the Commonwealth Games for Scotland having been full time training for the squad for 4 months.  Although Vikki did not play at the Olympics in 2012 she has gained invaluable experience playing for Great Britain and was a key player in the Scotland team for years and years

Vikki has worked for HPC Scotland for a number of years and we and the girls and boys always love her personable approach along with being able to demonstrate amazing skills at speed consistently.

Vikki has played for Scotland also for many years and this ability to coach all levels makes Vikki one of the top coaches in the country.

 

 

 

Iain Strachan

Iain is currently working for High School of Dundee as their Head Hockey coach and over the years he has worked with many High Performance athletes from around Scotland.

He is an inspirational coach and loves to make the sessions fun and enjoyable for all the boys and girls.   A great depth of knowledge and we are delighted Iain is on our TEAM!

Graeme (Geeg) Stuart

Geeg as he is fondly named is a brilliant GK coach with masses of experience at every level of the game.   Currently working with the Scotland teams through from seniors to Under 16 Geeg has a wealth of experience and his love of the game is clear.

Louise (Squidge) Campbell

Louise or Squidge is from Perth and has played for Perthshire before moving to Edinburgh University to study PE.   She has recently returned from the European Under 21 tournament with Scotland where she was a key player in the squad.   Fit, fast and with amazing skills she is a role model to any girls and boys out there who want to aspire to play for Scotland.

Nicki Cochrane

Nicki is a brilliant Goalkeeper who plays for Edinburgh University.  EU won the women’s 1st Division in 2014 – 2015 season and this was due to Nicki’s GK skills.   She plays for Scotland and is a great person with lots of energy and advice to give to all you budding GK stars!

Gavin Byers

A brilliant hockey player now representing Scotland and Grove Menzieshill.  Gav is fast and dynamic in his play and a real pleasure to have working with the team!

Gavin Cruickshanks

An excellent coach, confident and so knowledgeable Gavin is a real character and excellent at giving feedback and help to players of all ages and abilities.

Bethan Mann

A superb player Bethan has all the up-to-date plays and skills to enthuse all age groups as she is so passionate about the game.

Albert Rowling

Playing top level hockey with Grove Menzieshill Men’s 1st XI Albert has great skills, patience and is so keen to share his top knowledge to all boys and girls.   Fantastic role model and great to have on the team for boys and girls of any ability.