COACHESwe create Players

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Our coaches play a critical role in the success of our teams and the development of our young players.
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Head Coach Darren
Wilson

Darren is our Head coach & Level 2 qualified coach and brings with him a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience.

Darren has played for multiple teams, mainly across the North West, such as Altrincham, Blackpool and Blackburn.

Aside from his technical coaching skills, players feel the benefits of Darren’s positive and encouraging style, as this brings out the best in them each week.

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Head of coaching developmentSteve
Hirst

Steve is a living legend at Blackburn, having coach most of the senior team in their youth, steve is also part of the EIHA Olympic coaching pathway.

Steve has been involved with hockey for over 5 decades and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Academy

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Coach Bobby
Streetly

I’m eager to contribute to Blackburn Hawks Academy because I want to give back what the club gave me – a passion for the sport. My goal is to assist the kids in realizing their potential while ensuring they enjoy themselves and maintain a strong work ethic. I hope to create an environment where they eagerly anticipate training sessions. As a younger member, I aim to serve as a role model by sharing my experiences and insights on what it takes to succeed at the senior level.