Monday, April 15, 2024

Kiwi Katie Glynn stays on as GB Hockey assistant coach

New Zealander Katie Glynn will continue in her role as GB and England women’s assistant coach until the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The former Black Sticks forward joined in September 2020, having previously played under then-Great Britain women’s head coach Mark Hager during her international career.

Glynn will work with new head coach David Ralph as they work towards shaping an England side ahead of a packed 2022 schedule.

Her guidance and attacking guile has seen no less than 14 players score since Glynn joined the programme.

Great Britain scored 18 goals at the Olympics – only The Netherlands scored more – and beating USA 5-0 and 5-1 in the FIH Hockey Pro League back in May.

She said: “It is a huge privilege for me to be part of this world class programme and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here since joining.

I have huge belief in the programme and I very much look forward to supporting the direction David Ralph can now take us in.”

After her career was cut short by injury, Glynn began coaching in New Zealand’s junior set up, transitioning to the senior women in 2019, before moving across to England and Great Britain last year.

Ralph said: “Katie has had a huge influence on the attacking side of our game and her work with the team and individuals has been of an exceptional standard. Along with Katie’s excellent coaching contributions, her energy, hard work and passion have really stood out in her time with us and there is no doubt that Katie was integral to the team winning Bronze in Tokyo.

“All players and staff have enjoyed working with Katie and I really look forward to continuing to work with her.”

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