New head of hockey to help push Rus­sets for­ward

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Mar­den Rus­sets have named Stephen Mina-Jones as their new head of hockey.

Mina-Jones has worked in Eng­land and Aus­tralia, most re­cently at Premier League club Sevenoaks.

He was look­ing for a new chal­lenge and Mar­den made their move.

His role will be to de­velop hockey across all lev­els as the club look to push on at their new home.

Mina-Jones said: “I leapt at the op­por­tu­nity and the bound­less po­ten­tial that it has.

“I have been lucky over the past three years, to have been able to be in­volved in a num­ber of great projects from go­ing to Na­tion­als and win­ning sil­ver, through start­ing my own coach­ing academy, to coach­ing in the English Premier League.

“All of these ex­pe­ri­ences have al­lowed me to build on my knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of hockey.

“This has helped me to de­liver ses­sions de­signed specif­i­cally to get the best out of play­ers, get play­ers at all lev­els par­tic­i­pat­ing in and en­joy­ing the sport and push­ing those who de­sire to reach their ul­ti­mate po­ten­tial to­wards their goals.

“I am thrilled I’m able to join a club with such a friendly at­mos­phere, bring­ing with me this ex­pe­ri­ence to help build on the foun­da­tions which have al­ready been laid and help push this ex­cit­ing new era of Mar­den Rus­sets hockey for­ward.”

Rus­sets chairman Neil Camp­bell said: “Stephen is the ideal fit for the club, bring­ing his ex­pe­ri­ence in or­gan­is­ing and pro­vide coach­ing of the high­est qual­ity at all lev­els, de­liv­er­ing ses­sions with tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise and a love for the game.

“We are over the moon to wel­come Stephen and hope that we can pro­vide him with the type of ex­cit­ing pro­ject that he wants to be part of in the long term.”

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