Our Team

Youth Coordinator

Karen Gray Karen Gray
“I started playing hockey at senior school when I was almost 12, and properly got into it when we moved to The Netherlands and I joined the school team playing in a league against local Dutch clubs. I’ve played every Saturday of almost every season since I was 13, only missing a season and a half for two stints of travelling and two seasons when I was pregnant with my two children. Since I began playing hockey I’ve played for school teams, local clubs, the University team and now for Winchmore Hill and Enfield. I joined the club in 2002 when I moved to London, choosing it simply because my housemate cut an advert out of the local paper! Hockey’s a great sport and a very big part of my life.” juniors.whehockey@gmail.com

Coaches

Charlotte Gonella (EH Qualified – Level 1)
“I started playing hockey when I was about 14 years old having always played football before. One day our goalkeeper didn’t show up so I went in goal- I didn’t make it out for a decade! I played in goal for John Snow College at university but since returning to the club I have tried to stay as far out of goal as possible by attempting to forge a career up front!I have been coaching the juniors since it restarted 6-7 years ago, and not content with Sundays, I became a teacher so I can do this all week too!”
Lorna Robertson (EH – Qualified)
“I joined Enfield Hockey Club in 1990 and have been playing ever since, with only a couple of brief pauses to have my two children. Hockey is a very sociable sport and I have made some great friends through the club. I took over running the youth section 3 years ago and hope increase the numbers of young people coming into the wonderful game of hockey. Both my children aged 11 and 13 are enthusiastic hockey players who love scoring goals against their mum!”
Gemma Luckman (EH Qualified)
“I started playing hockey when I was 11 years old. I have played for schools, sixth form, university and club teams. Although the levels of play have ranged from the lowest division to representing the East of England, I have always found the same love for the game. This love comes not only from playing and coaching week in and out but from the great teams I have been a part of and the friendships I have made.”
Lisa Jobson (EH Qualified)
“I played hockey at school and Winchmore Hill when I was younger. I took a break while working abroad which was unfortunately lengthened due to injury. I am now working my way back to full fitness playing in the Ladies 2s as well as helping out with the junior section.”
Dom Smith (EH Qualified)
“My first taste of hockey came at 12 or 13 years old courtesy of a teacher at our school who helped out in games lessons occasionally. He had a real passion for hockey and managed to get the boys playing hockey as an alternative to only football and cross country running in the winter. I still love playing now nearly 30 years later! Hockey is not only a great sport, but by training and playing with older players at our local club I think I learnt many lessons that have helped me in life too. I now have a 10 year old son, William, who comes along on a Sunday morning and is picking up my passion for hockey. Seeing him and all the other children enjoying themselves and progressing week by week has brought me great pleasure.”
Nick Smith (EH Qualified)
“I started playing hockey on grass (longer ago than I care to remember!) for what was then Enfield HC’s mini’s. Since that fateful sunday I have played for my School, Borough, County, College, Uni and Club – hockey is the constant in my life. I am willing to play wherever I’m needed, and that’s usually in goal or defence. Coaching on a Sunday is not only a way to do a bit for my club but is also great fun and probably helps improve my game understanding too.”