OUR  COACHES

Duncan Parnis

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  • England Hockey Level 3 Coach (October 2009)

  • Sports Coach UK “Young Coach of the Year” 2008

  • England Hockey Advanced Coach Programme 2020-2022

Coached nine junior teams to National Championships and one School National Championship. Various Junior National Indoor Championships plus National Finalists & Regional titles. Coached Sevenoaks Men's 1st team to promotion to National Premier League for first time in their history 2016-17.

 

England Mixed Coach 2012, 2013 & 2019.

Created various outreach programmes in the community helping children of all abilities to realise their hockey potential. Duncan is proud to have introduced hundreds of children to the sport for the first time.

Playing & coaching career across Wycombe, St Albans, Doncaster, Chapeltown, Holcombe, Hampstead & Westminster & Sevenoaks.

Ruth Bingham

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  • England Hockey Level 2 Coach


Ruth is an experienced School Teacher and Safeguarding Officer and coaches most teams at HC Knole Park!

Coached Croydon High to Surrey School Champions.  Coached St Michael’s to 5th place at National IAPS 2017. Assistant Coach for Sevenoaks U12s National Champions 2017 & 2019. Assistant Coach Weald of Kent Grammar School U13 National Champions 2019. Sevenoaks U16s National Indoor Champions 2019. Knole Park U14 Girls National Champions 2021 & Knole Park U14 Boys National Plate Champions 2021.

Ruth has played for Brighton & Hove, Wimbledon and Sevenoaks. 4 Gold BUSA medals with Loughborough University. Kent Over 40s team & 3 National Vets titles.

Sarah Eversfield

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  • England Hockey Level 2 Coach

 

Sarah especially enjoys introducing our youngest players to hockey and coaches the U6 and U8s! 

 

Sarah has a keen interest in teenage wellbeing and lives and works in a girls' boarding house at Sevenoaks School, where she also teaches English and coaches sport. She also works for England Hockey.

 

Sarah has played for Canterbury, Oxford University and Sevenoaks. 

Lucie Jones (LJ)

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  • England Hockey Level 2 Coach

 

LJ coaches the HC Knole Park U12s, U10s and U8s, bringing huge patience and joy to her sessions. Also captaining the Women's 2s, LJ is an experienced player and positive, encouraging influence on the pitch.

Steve Innes

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Steve plays in the KP Men's 1s team and mainly coaches the U14 Boys and U12 mixed sessions. A barrister by day, after turning up to HC Knole Park's first Back to Hockey session, Steve has rekindled his love of playing and coaching. 

 

Steve was a junior U13 national champion and played for Norfolk and the East of England. As an adult he played for Oxford University and Southgate, as well as spending a year playing and coaching in Sydney, Australia. 

Charlotte Smith

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  • England Hockey Level 2 Coach

Charlotte is a PE teacher at Sevenoaks School and an England Hockey Performance Centre coach at the Tonbridge Performance Centre. Charlotte helps coach and umpire a variety of Knole Park teams.

Charlotte has played for Kirkby Stephen, LBU and Sevenoaks.