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Richard Wright of ESM Hockey Club, Edinburgh
Youth coach
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Richard Wright

Rich started playing hockey aged 10 and played with Quasar Hockey Club for 10 years. He captained the club’s U14, U15, U16 and U18 teams. He started playing men’s hockey at 14, helping to get the Men’s 1st team promoted to National League 2. Rich represented North/Highland district at U14, U15, U16, U18 and U21 levels. He captained Highland district to its only tournament win. He was also selected to represent Scotland at U16, U18 and U21 levels. At the age of 16, Rich gained his Level 1 Coaching and has since been involved in both youth and adult coaching for both outfielders and goalkeepers. He been at ESM since 2014 and has coached the Youth, Women’s and Men’s teams.

ESM Youth Hockey Coach and Men's Team Captain
Youth coach
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Rob Bravesmith

Rob Bravesmith is Head Coach of our U12 age group. He is an experienced coach, having coached ESM Ladies 2s and 3s, as well as being on the coaching team for ESMHC youth camps. He has over 10 years experience coaching a range of sports to different age groups and works as a PE teacher in a local Primary school. Rob played hockey at youth and adult level for Southgate Hockey Club in England before moving to Edinburgh. He has been at ESM Hockey Club since 2017 and is the current Men’s 2s captain, having taken on the role since 2018. Part of the job is helping talented young players transition to playing adult hockey and preparing them to go on and play at a higher level. 

Edinburgh's ESMHC Youth Hockey Coordinator 2021
Women's coach
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Jamie Hogarth

Jamie Hogarth, a Stewart’s Melville FP, returns to ESM  as our youth section Co-ordinator after graduating from the University of St. Andrews. While at St Andrews, Jamie represented Scottish Universities and played in the Men’s 1st XI, captaining the team in his final two years.  Jamie coached with ESM in S6 and has also coached regularly at our summer camps over the years, whilst coaching the juniors in St. Andrews over the past 4 years. Jamie is excited to be taking over as Youth Co-ordinator and building on all the fantastic work that Ally Dodge and team have done over the past decade!

ESM Hockey Club's goalkeeping coach Dave Mitchell
Youth coach
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Dave Forrester

Dave is a senior Scotland international goalkeeper with over 40 caps. He represented Scotland at various international tournaments including World League rounds 1 and 2, World Cup Qualifiers, European Championship II and the Europe Championships. His notable successes include winning the European Championship II in Glasgow in 2017 and finishing 3rd at World League Round II (which qualified Scotland for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018).

ESM Hockey Club's logo (black & white)
Men's coach
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Andrew Brogdon

Andrew is one of our men’s squad coaches. He has been coaching for over twelve years at various levels. He is currently the Head of Hockey at Stewart’s Melville College and the head coach for the Scotland U18 boys. During his time in Scotland, Andrew has also coached in National League 1 with Grange Hockey Club. He has been involved in both junior and senior international set ups. His home club is Bowdon, however he played the vast majority of his career for Cannock, winning a number of national titles and competing in two European Cup finals.

Edinburgh Hockey Club ESM's Ladies 2s team
Women's coach
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Stuart Lobb

Stuart joined ESM as the Women’s 2s and 3s Coach in 2019. He has played in the National League, at Regional & District level and represented England at junior level. Since moving to Scotland has has primarily been assisting young players progress to National League and District level. He has also coached Seniors in the East District League, developing a team that achieved two successive promotions, a close challenge for National League Championship qualification and to win the region’s Sports Council ‘Team of The Year Award’, picking up a ‘Coach of the Year Award’ as well. Stuart is strong supporter of the Scottish Hockey Coaching Programme and of youth hockey generally; he can also regularly be found umpiring schools matches.

Youth hockey coach 2020-21
Youth coach
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Noah Jones

Noah is the SMC Hockey Gap for 20/21. Noah attended Pinelands High School in South Africa, where he played 167 games for the first team, scoring 71 goals. He won Gold  with the Western Province U18A team last season at the SA National tournament. He played for Pinelands HC’s Men’s 1st XI for 2 years. Noah is excited to be be joining ESM as a player and youth coach.

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