Jika joins our youth coaching team for season 2020/21. She is currently studying Medicine at Edinburgh University, where she plays for their Women’s 1st XI. She previously gained experience playing for Premier League side Beeston Hockey Club. Jika has had the opportunity to play youth hockey in both Scotland and England. Her highlights include travelling to Germany to play for England U16s and representing Scotland U21s at the Euros in 2019, where the team won Gold and secured promotion to the European A division.
Ross is the U16 Boys Head Coach. He played his youth hockey in Perth before moving to study in Edinburgh. He joined ESM in 2019 from Inverleith HC. Ross holds an HNC in Sports Coaching & Development and has a wealth of coaching experience, gained coaching at various clubs and levels, including a stint coaching the U21 Ghana ladies team! Ross is looking forward to working with our U16 Boys and supporting their transition to our adult teams.
Heather Copeland started playing hockey aged 15 and has been playing ever since! Heather joined ESM HC in 2015 and has constantly been impressed by the quality of our youth players who have gone on to join our senior teams. As a primary school teacher, Heather was particularly excited to welcome our first intake of P3s to the youth club in 2019. Heather’s sessions are always a lot of fun, but our youngest players are also developing great skills and making new hockey friends!