Committee

Here are some of the people that make our club tick.

Committee Members

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    Philip Short
    Club President

    I've been at the wonderful Boots HC since 2000 and held various poisiton including Men's 1 Captain and Club Captain before handing over to Keith. I met my wife Katie at the club :-) and have made countless great friends! I've completed my Level 1 coaching award and Level 1 coaching award. I'm still playing for the Mens 1s despite my dire lack of pace!

  • Alex Davies
    Alex Davies
    Club Captain

  • Samantha Paterson
    Samantha Paterson
    Club Secretary

  • Jon-Paul Kirk
    Jon-Paul Kirk
    Treasurer

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    Shaun Phillips
    League Secretary

  • Peter Farmer
    Peter Farmer
    Development Lead

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    Jo Porter
    Operations Lead

    I have been at Boots Hockey Club since moving to Nottingham in 2004. I have played in nearly all the ladies teams during that time together with Masters and a little Mixed and Badgers hockey too. I’ve captained the L3 for a couple of years and have been on the committee for the last 2 years.

    As Operations Lead I am responsible for the strategic running of the Club.

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    Natasha O'Flaherty
    Junior Academy Lead

    Email: [email protected]

    When I joined Boots there were only senior teams, within a year of being at the club I took on the task of forming the junior section and I have been actively involved since its inception in 2005. I have the pleasure of over seeing the fantastic junior section for children aged 6 - 14. I have an amazing group of volunteers who help me with various tasks such as admin, membership, coaching and team managers. (However please do get in touch if you would like to help) I pride myself on offering fun and inclusive hockey, ensuring all children have the skills and confidence to continue playing within the senior section of the club.

  • Lynn Combes
    Lynn Combes
    Ladies Section Lead

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    Hannah Bromfield
    Communications Lead

    Email: [email protected]

    I have been a member since 2014, I have captained Ladies 2s for a year and been Comms Lead for a year already as well.

    If you have any news or club update you would like to share with the club then please get in touch.

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    Helen Ware
    Social secretary

Coaching Staff

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    Andrew Taylor
    Men's 2nd Team Coach

  • Matthew Orridge
    Matthew Orridge
    Ladies 1st Team Coach

Team management

  • Pip Billyeald
    Pip Billyeald
    Ladies' 1st Team Captain

  • Alex Davies
    Alex Davies
    Men's 1st Team Captain

  • Josi Hollis
    Josi Hollis
    Ladies' 2nd Team Captain

  • Jake Fish
    Jake Fish
    Men's 2nd Team Captain

  • Tom Arthur
    Tom Arthur
    Mens 3rd Team Captain

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    Evie Kingwood
    Ladies' 4th Team Captain

  • Matt Keown
    Matt Keown
    Men's 4th Team Captain

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    Aimee Widdowson
    Ladies' 5th Team Captain

  • Matt Keown
    Matt Keown
    Men's 5th Team Captain

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    Rebecca Russell
    Ladies' 6th Team Captain

  • Jim Gladstone
    Jim Gladstone
    Men's 6th Team Captain

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    Katie Short
    Ladies Masters Captain

  • Phil Bowerman
    Phil Bowerman
    Mens Masters O40s Captain

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    Steve Caron
    Men's Master O50s Captain

    I joined Boots HC in 1999 and was one of the founder members of the Boots Mens 3rd team. I captained the thirds for two years (2008-2010) but stood down as captain just before they were promoted again in 2011!

    I coached in the Boots Academy from when it started in 2007 to 2013.

    In 2012, I set up the Boots Mens 6th team to aid the development of the juniors.
    In 2012 I also set up the mens Vets team .
    In 2014 I became the Membership Secretary and the Mens Rep for two years.
    In 2014/15, I captained the Mens 5s to promotion to Central League East Mids Prem.
    In 2015 I set up the mens 7th team for further junior development.

    I was Treasurer for three years (2017-2020) and now I am Chair.

    I am a Level 1 hockey coach, and a level 1 umpire.
    Contact me at [email protected]

  • Lauren Taylor
    Lauren Taylor
    Mixed Captain

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    Shaun Phillips
    Mixed Captain

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