Meet The Coaches 2018/19

Head Coach - Martin Jones 

  •  A former England and Great Britain International with 118 Caps, Martin played in various International Tournaments including two World Cups (2002 & 2006) and a Commonwealth Games (2006).  As a player with Cannock and Beeston, Martin won the English Premier League eight times and was also named Premier League Player of The Year in 2005.
  • In his first season as Beeston Men’s 1st XI Coach, in 2011, Martin became the youngest to win the Premier League when he guided the club to their first ever success in the competition, aged 30. This was followed up with another Title two years later.  During his time at Beeston, Martin coached Beeston to three consecutive Quarter-Finals of the EHL.
  • In recent years, Martin has been Assistant Coach to England U21 Women and is currently Assistant Coach to England U18 Men.  Martin is also a lead NAGS Academy coach.
  • Martin is Director of Hockey at Repton School, the most successful in the history of the National Schools Competitions.  Repton School have won twenty-nine National Titles, at all age groups, since Martin has been in post.
  • Martin also has experience coaching school and club sides in Chile as well as spending time running coaching clinics in the US in recent years.

Martin Asborno

Martin Asborno

  • Argentinian / Italian drag flicker
  • Sept 2016 to Present - Playing with first division Tever, Rome and Italian National team
  • 2012 Sub champion LNH Club Universitario de la Plata promoted to Argentina League A
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree Universidad Nacional de la Plata
  • 2011 Coach of 7th division La Plata

Emma Thornbury

Emma Thornbury

  • England Hockey Performance Centre Coach 2017- Present
  • PE Teacher and Head of Hockey at Culford School
  • EH JRPC Coach 2015-16 U18 Boys and U14 Boys
  • EH UKCC Level 2 Coaching Award

Sofia Pan Oyhamburu

Sofia Pan

  • Argentinian / Spanish Attacker/Midfielder
  • 2018 Played for SV Bwergstedt, Hamburg, Germany & coach of minor leagues
  • 2017 Played for Unione Hockey Capitolina, Rome and Athletic Coruna, Spain & coaching
  • 2016 Played for Racing Club, Buenos Aires and member of Regional team


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