Unfortunately due to his international training commitments, Grahame Mansell-Grace won’t be able to visit the school tomorrow (10th Oct). However, we have rearranged it for Monday 31st October. Grahame Mansell-Grace a.k.a. ‘Panda’ is currently the First Team Coach at Loughborough Women’s Hockey Club, and has been the England Hockey Lead Talent Development Coach for the England Hockey Team. We are looking forward to a exciting, interactive hockey lesson with such an experienced player.

His CV is below:

Grahame Mansell-Grace – 1st Team Coach. 

Qualification: England Hockey L2 and Post Grad in Coaching and Learning for Performance

Other coaching jobs: Co Founder of Spartan Hockey, England Hockey Lead Talent Development Coach (GK) in the AASE Programme, Hockey Wales Senior Mens GK Coach, Beeston HC GK coach and Buckingham Ladies GK Coach

Previous coaching history: Last year I coached Bedford Ladies to promotion to EHL East Conference. Worked at International level for 20 years with various England teams. Have worked with US Womens National Team (2003) and over the years worked with many clubs here in the UK and Europe, Universities and Schools.

Sporting role models: Arsene Wenger, Ian Botham, Dennis Bergkamp

Coaching career highlight: Over the last 10 years being involved with clubs that have won a National Title.