Our Coaching Team

No one can over-estimate the power of role models

Our coaches have been selected because they are inspiring, energetic, 100% dedicated to hockey and frankly they are just cool! Not all great hockey players are necessarily great coaches but all of our team have proved they will go that extra mile to bring their passion to our courses and camps. Oh, and they love a laugh. 

Some of our coaches are now international players who have previously benefitted from developing their skills under MT13’s coaching and mentoring.





Matt Taylor

MT13 Founder and Lead Coach

I founded MT13 in 2008 as I’m passionate about developing grassroots hockey. I believe that the success of our future national teams is reliant on developing both coaches and players technically, tactically, physically and psychologically in schools and clubs across the UK. By making the best training and coaching programmes available through MT13, players and their coaches can reach their full potential.

As a player I gained 19 England Senior International caps, won four National League championships and three National Cups with Cannock Hockey Club. I also won 3 Premier League championships and the EHB Cup with National Premiership League side, Beeston Hockey Club.

As a coach I’ve been the Director of the University of Nottingham Hockey programme since 2010. As well as leading the University of Nottingham Men’s team to the national British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) title in 2015 I have developed Ladies University Hockey and was proud to see the ladies 1 st X1 reach the BUCS final for the first time this season. 

Matt has an outstanding coaching reputation in the world of Hockey ; here are just a few of the talented players that have developed under him and gone on to achieve great things.

BEESTON HC

Men

Sam Ward (Eng & GB)  

George Pinner (Eng & GB) 

Adam Dixon (Eng & GB) 

Davis Ames (Eng & GB) 

Ollie Willars (Eng & GB) 

Harry Martin (Eng & GB) 

Ben Arnold (Eng & GB) 

Tim Whiteman (Eng & GB) 

Ali Wilson (Eng & GB) 

Michael Hoare (Eng & GB) 

BEESTON HC

Men

Mark Gleghorne (Eng & GB) 

James Albury (Eng & GB) 

James Gall (Eng & GB) 

Joe Sharpe (Eng u21) 

Mo Gandhi (USA)

Sam Apoola (Eng u18)

Gareth Griffiths (Eng & GB u23)

Chris Proctor (Eng u21)

Jamie Cachia (Scotland)

Gareth Hall (Scotland)

Gordon McIntyre (Scotland)

BEESTON HC

Ladies

Charlotte Stapenhorst (Germany)                                          

Erica Saunders (Eng & GB) 

Jo Hunter (Eng & GB) 

Maddie Sharp (Eng u16)

Sophie Robinson (Wales)

Liv Hopkisson (Eng U18)

CANNOCK HC

Hollie Webb (Eng & GB) 

Susie Gilbert (Eng & GB) 

Georgie Twigg (Eng & GB) 

Joie Leigh (Eng & GB) 

Charlotte Craddock (Eng & GB) 

Ellie Watton (Eng & GB) 

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Nick Catlin (Eng & GB) 

Eloise Stenner (Eng & GB u23)

Esme Burge (Eng & GB u23)

Lottie Ross (Eng & GB u23)

Phoebe Willars (Eng & GB u23)

Ella Bromley (Eng & GB u23)

Josh Pavis (Eng & GB u23)

Tom Sorsby (Eng & GB u23)

Jack Tranter (Wales) 





KATY FUHRMAN

MT13 Coach and Team Leader

I have just moved from the United States to Nottingham and I now work full time as an MT13 coach and Team Leader.

Prior to my move I was a player at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology whilst playing at the Division 1 level. After University I began coaching at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland where I was originally Assistant Coach and then Head Coach. We played in the Centennial Conference.  

Alongside my coaching role I was also a Site Director for the Futures Development Program.

This programme is essentially the first filter for young athletes who wish to progress to US Field Hockey. I was the Head Coach for the Baltimore Maryland region. My role was to be responsible for organising practice plans, coaching and athletic training staff, arranging facilities, completing an evaluation for each of the 100 athletes and then giving recommendations of athletes to advance within the Futures Program. 

In the summer I ran two and four day over-night camps held at Johns Hopkins University for around 200 student athletes. The camps included skill sessions, team tactics, tournament play and question panels about the collegiate recruiting process and student athlete life. 

I’m looking forward to getting to know all the MT13 parents and children as I will be helping to organise all our camps, 1 to 1 sessions and Project MT. 

Katy Fuhrman Hockey



CHRIS PROCTOR

MT13 Coach

I currently play in the Premiership for  Beeston HC and I also play for Nottingham Trent University who won the BUCS final this year. I have been a coach at MT13 for almost 5 years as well as being coached by Matt Taylor myself. The knowledge and dedication at MT13 allows for the best environment for players to develop of all ages. 

Achievements:- 

GB & England U21 International ,  2 x Premier League winner with Beeston HC,  3x English HA Cup Winner,  2014 Hockey Writers Young Player of the Year,  EHL QF 2015 ,  2x Junior World Cups 





JAMIE CACHIA

MT13 GK Coach

I played for Scotland from 2003- 2015 and gained 29 junior international caps and 50 senior caps. I am fortunate to have been part of two Commonwealth Games and 5 European Championship teams. I won best Gk at the 2013 European B division and represented Team Scotland at our home Commonwealth games in Glasgow in 2014. I played in the national league for just under 10 years at Durham University, Sheffield hockey club and Beeston and I have a reputation for being a very hard-working player. I’m currently working for MT13 and head of men’s hockey at Nottingham University. I’ve been coaching since 2005 including Strathallan and Durham School as well as Durham, Leeds and Sheffield Hallam universities. I’m obsessed with helping people improve and develop but still have plenty to learn myself! 





ESME BURGE

MT13 Coach

I am currently entering my second year studying psychology at the University of Nottingham. In the past I have played for and captained England U16, U18 and U21. I am currently in the GB U23 Elite Development Programme and have just returned from a 6 Nations tournament in Belguim. I gained my first senior indoor international cap this year when I played in the indoor European championship in Belgium, winning bronze. I also play for the University of Nottingham 1 st X1 and will being playing for Beeston in the Premiership next season as we have just been promoted.





JOSH PAVIS

MT13 Coach

I currently play hockey for the University of Nottingham, whilst being on a gap year. During this time I have been a regular coach for MT13 on camps and I have also coached in Schools at Ratcliffe College and Nottingham High School. I currently play for England and Great Britain U21s and I have done since I was 16. In February, I was also lucky enough to receive my first Senior Indoor Cap in a tournament out in Turkey. I have just represented GB U23 in the 6 Nations tournament in Belgium  where we won a silver medal. As a result of hockey, I have been lucky enough to play in a lot of different places all over Europe and even further afield, such as Malaysia.




JACK (YAYA) TRANTER

MT13 Coach

I’ve been playing hockey since I was five, having played for City of Bath and Bath Buccaneers I was fortunate enough to be quite successful as a junior with both City and as I got older, Bucs on the Regional and National stage. I joined the University of Nottingham’s team on my second day at Uni and have played pushing 200 games for them over the last 5 Years. Through MT13 I’ve been fortunate enough to train with Beeston and have coached and worked around the UK. 

More recently I’ve had the chance to be involved with the Welsh Senior setup and earned my first caps in January this year. Something I’ve always dreamt of achieving. My aim now is to help the University of Nottingham reach the Premiership and to progress further on the international front.




JAKE LING

MT13 Coach

I've been a part of the set up at the Nottingham university for 3 years now amassing BUCS premier league appearances and a BUCS semi-final. Alongside this I was also able to achieve promotion with the indoor side. Before university I was situated in Canterbury where I won national junior titles both indoors and outdoors as well as making a handful of appearances in the 1st team as a 17 year old and have more recently been involved in the Kent men’s squad. 

As a coach, I am proud to currently be delivering the high MT13 standard of coaching at Rugby school across a variety of age groups.




NOAH DARLINGTON

MT13 Coach

I am currently starting my third year at University of Nottingham who play in the North Conference of the National League. Last season we finished at the top of the league and went to play-offs narrowly missing out on a place in the prem.  I have played for both Surbiton and Beeston in the past few seasons gaining experience playing at the highest level winning a number of titles including the Super 6s. I have just finished a season coaching one of the teams at University of Nottingham alongside coaching at 1-1 sessions and camps with MT13.





OLLIE ROGERSON

MT13 Coach

I played Junior International hockey from the age of 15 until I was 18 and then went on to join the GB Development Squad. I have also won junior national titles in club competitions as well as for my school and had the privilege to captain Repton School to a national gold medal. I am just entering my second year at the University of Nottingham. Last year we won the National League North and we will be back fighting for promotion to the Premier League for the 2018/19 season.




ELLIOT HIBELL

MT13 Coach

I have played for England through from U16s, U18s and U21s and was part of the GB Development Programme. I captained Repton school in my final year and won both the indoor and outdoor national titles. I’ve played for Beeston first team for the past 4 years. I am currently at Nottingham Trent University where I also play for their first XI.




ALICE HUDDLESTONE

MT13 Coach

I’m currently on my gap year and have recently returned from Australia where I had some experience playing for a club in Melbourne. I have played for England U18 and England U21 and been part of the GB Elite Development Programme. I have played for Beeston hockey club since the age of 12; and have won numerous junior national titles along the way. I now play for Beeston ladies and am looking forward to being part of the squad that plays in the Premier league this season following our recent promotion. 





MADDIE PEARCE

MT13 Coach

I started playing hockey at school when I was about 8, and from about 12 I started doing the MT13 camps at Scarborough, where I really started to improve my hockey. I then moved from Sheffield to play my junior hockey at Beeston alongside representing Oakham School 1 st X1.

After having represented England at U16 and U18 I am now currently at Loughborough University studying Sports Science with Management, alongside playing BUCS and National League hockey. 





RORY McCALLUM

MT13 Coach

I am currently going into my 3rd year of studying Business Management at the university of Nottingham and look forward to captaining the 1st XI for the upcoming season. I was originally a football player and was encouraged by my school PE teacher to try hockey goalkeeping and I've never looked back! I have previously competed for England U16s and U18s, competing in a Junior European Championships as well as the Six Nations.  I am currently part of the GB EDP programme in which I look to progress further. Last year I was selected as the north conference GK for team of the year playing for Sheffield Hockey Club.




RHODRI JONES

MT13 Coach

I am a 5 th  year student at the University of Nottingham and have been playing for the Nottingham 1 st  and 2 nd  XI hockey teams throughout this period. Before coming to Nottingham I was lucky enough to play with both premiership level teams and the Welsh international team. Since coming to Nottingham the achievement I am most proud of is winning a BUCS gold medal in my first year. 

As a coach I have run many high level camps and skills sessions working alongside current and ex - international players focussing on developing players of all ages and standards. I have also been the dedicated coach of multiple hockey teams at the University of Nottingham, primarily in the ladies club, and I’m very proud of the way both the players individually and the teams as a whole have developed during my time with them.




MATT VASSEY

Specialist Strength & Conditioning Coach

My role is to offer areas of player development without a stick and ball! 

I am an experienced and qualified coach in a range of sports including Rugby Union and Olympic Weightlifting. I am a coach for the University of Nottingham Rugby Union Development Squad and also have experience coaching a range of age group sports and in different environments. My passion is player development and helping young people realise their potential on the field. I will be delivering coaching on The Project focused around player physical development, nutrition and recovery. I passionately believe that developing athleticism in young athletes not only helps them prepare for the demands of their sport but also helps prevent injuries and accelerate skill acquisition and problem-solving skills on the pitch. I am looking forward to working with all the players on The Project.