Hockey: Mr Johnson Named Wales Womens' National Coach
Bede’s is proud to announce that the School's Director of Hockey, Kevin Johnson, has been appointed as the Head Coach for the Wales Senior International Womens’ Programme.
Mr Johnson, who joined Bede’s last September, has in recent years been working with the England Under 18, 21 and Development programmes and has been involved with coaching and player development for both Great Britain and England Hockey throughout the last decade.
Kevin said of his appointment, “I am of course delighted, fully motivated and understandably excited to be working with such a proud sporting nation and pleased to be able to combine my new position with my commitments at Bede’s.”
He continued, “The experience I continue to gain at both club and International level is only going to positively benefit Bede’s Hockey Academy programme, as we aim to build on both our fine record of achievement at County level and our reputation for developing gifted young players.”
Kevin will soon begin the process of leading the Wales Senior International Women’s Programme as they prepare for the World League over the summer period.
In the meantime, he will be focused on coaching Bede’s Elite Performance Pathway players and the School’s boy’s and girl’s teams both at Bede’s Senior School and at Bede’s Prep School in Eastbourne.
Bede’s Director of Sport Andy Hibbert commented, “This appointment is great news for Kevin, Bede's and Wales, and we are rightly very proud of Kevin's achievement.
"During Kevin's short time at Bede's his influence on both the girls and boys teams has been fantastic, and it is of no surprise to me that the coaching philosophy that he advocates has been recognised with a National team appointment.”