Coaches

Ross Gilham-Jones

I founded LEAP Hockey in 2014 after realizing that my passion was not only playing the game but, actually passing my knowledge and experience onto the next generation of athletes.  Having played hockey from the age of four, International hockey for England and Great Britain from the age of fifteen. Winning a silver medal at the Youth Olympics and being selected for the Great Britain Rio 2016 Olympic Games squad.  I understand the commitment and dedication it takes to reach the top level. I am also extremely fortunate to have worked alongside the world’s best including 5 x World Player of the Year Jamie Dwyer, Eddie Ockenden, Tyler Lovell, Kwan Browne and many more, these experiences have therefore given me a worldwide perspective of the sport today. 

With a high drive to succeed, optimistic attitude and a never give up philosophy, I assure you that the LEAP Hockey program will have a positive impact on athletes mental and physical performance. Plus, with the use of video technology today, we can assess your performance and improve your techniques. 

Coaching for over 10 years I have worked with various schools, clubs and players all over the world. From children, all the way up to international players, pushing them to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. Currently in my second season at Temple University in Philadelphia, a Division 1 program in the USA. I am more driven than ever to grow the game and give players the opportunity to have a healthy, active, fun-filled lifestyle playing this amazing sport. 

Below is a list of the Schools, Universities, Clubs, Regions and Players I have worked with over the years and I look forward to coaching you in the future. 

SCHOOLS:

The Kings School (Kent, England), The Kings Junior School (Kent, England), Kent College (England), Yarra Valley Grammar School (Melbourne, Australia), Canterbury Christ Church University (England), Episcopal Academy (Philadelphia USA).

UNIVERSITIES

Canterbury Christ Church University (England), Temple University (Philadelphia, USA).

CLUBS

Folkestone Optimists HC (Kent, England), Canterbury HC (Kent, England), Bournemouth HC (Kent, England), Old Bordenians HC (England), YMCC (Perth, Australia), Doncaster HC (Melbourne, Australia), Gippsland Bulls (Melbourne, Australia), WC Eagles (Philadelphia, USA), South Jersey Edge (New Jersey, USA).

REGIONS

West Region (Perth, Australia), North East Red Devils (Melbourne, Australia), Pennsylvania (National Futures Championships, USA).

PLAYERS

James Oates (GB Development & ENG U23 Captain), Kiran Arunasalam (AUS), Zach Meaden (AUS U21 and AUS Indoor), Kelly Marks (USA), Alexa Hoover (USA Development). Three members of the USA U19 team, and eight members of the USA U17 team.

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