ABOUT WILLIAMS HOCKEY COACHING
Williams Hockey Coaching is owned and operated by Todd Williams is a former Australian international who came to England to play for Southgate in 1998. Since then he has coached Hampstead and Westminster HC in the Men’s Premier League as well as taking Surbiton HC into the EHL. He also coached Slough Ladies to a Women’s Premier League title and to a silver medal at the European Cup Winners Club Competition.
Todd has worked at the international level with various teams including the men’s team of France and Ireland and most recently as a consultant skills coach with the Great Britain’s women’s team. At the junior level Todd is kept busy as the Hockey Professional at Magdalen College School and at club level, he has recently guided Oxford Hawks HC to successive promotions and into the Men’s National League Division One.
Todd’s coaching philosophy is based largely on the simple premise of making better teams by helping players to get better. To do that, he is able to draw on his own experience as a player in the Australian men’s team and the good fortune he has had to have worked with some of the very best coaches in the world.
Todd’s aim is always to give players, no matter what their level or age, a clear picture as to how they can take the next step forward. As he says, it’s a simple game but no one should ever confuse that with the hard work that is needed to get to the higher levels. This includes understanding that every top players has excellent basic skills and the important distinction that “basic” doesn’t mean “simple”.
WHC founder and coach, Todd Williams swears by one of the best hockey brands in the market, GRYPHON. In the game since 1983, GRYPHON has been influential in the progression of stick manufacturing.
Fast-forward over 30 years and the brand is still pushing the limits in a dynamic global market, proudly displaying its Australian heritage. Based on years of experience they work to create unique sticks lay-up, design moulds and shapes in accordance with the evolution of the game and develop gear to protect and enhance all players alike time on and off the field.
“I was 18 when I my hockey became really serious. I had moved to Perth to be part of the Australian Institute of Sport and was training full time and playing with the best players in the country and some of the best in the world. I started using Gryphon then and never used another stick throughout my career. Why would I?"
At WHC, we like to say “work hard, get better”. That’s why you need equipment you can trust that will best help turn the effort into improvement. That’s why you should go to Hockey Pro Shop. Your local hockey equipment specialists, with stores located in Hertfordshire and Bowden.
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